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If you have questions about how to file a construction lien in Florida, ask an attorney. A construction lien attorney’s job is to know the legal requirements necessary to file a construction lien. They went to school to study the law, and they are the best people who can help you. Why try to figure it out on your own? Why take that chance when there are people who can do the work for you? At Bret Jones, P.A., we pride ourselves on our commitment and dedication to our clients. We can help you focus on your work by doing the legal work for you.
How to File a Construction Lien in Florida: Claim of Lien Form
The best way to find out about how to file a construction lien would be to contact someone who understands Florida construction lien law: an attorney. Finding a qualified and caring Florida construction attorney is an easy way to make sure all the steps are followed when filing a claim of lien. It’s not a time to take things into your own hands. At Bret Jones, P.A., we know all the necessary steps to take when it is time to file a construction lien. Come to us if you have questions about construction liens. Whether you are a laborer, contractor, subcontractor, or property owner, we can help you.
Let’s look at the sample claim of lien form found in the Florida Statutes. According to Florida Statute 713.08(3):
“The claim of lien shall be sufficient if it is in substantially the following form, and includes the following warning:
THIS LEGAL DOCUMENT REFLECTS THAT A CONSTRUCTION LIEN HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE REAL PROPERTY LISTED HEREIN. UNLESS THE OWNER OF SUCH PROPERTY TAKES ACTION TO SHORTEN THE TIME PERIOD, THIS LIEN MAY REMAIN VALID FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF RECORDING, AND SHALL EXPIRE AND BECOME NULL AND VOID THEREAFTER UNLESS LEGAL PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN COMMENCED TO FORECLOSE OR TO DISCHARGE THIS LIEN.
CLAIM OF LIEN
Before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appeared , who was duly sworn and says that she or he is (the lienor herein) (the agent of the lienor herein ), whose address is ; and that in accordance with a contract with , lienor furnished labor, services, or materials consisting of on the following described real property in County, Florida:
(Legal description of real property)
owned by_____ of a total value of $____ , of which there remains unpaid $_____, and furnished the first of the items on____ , (year) , and the last of the items on , (year) ; and (if the lien is claimed by one not in privity with the owner) that the lienor served her or his notice to owner on , (year) , by ; and (if required) that the lienor served copies of the notice on the contractor on , (year) , by and on the subcontractor, , on , (year) , by .
Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me this day of , (year) , by (name of person making statement) .
(Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)
(Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)
Personally Known OR Produced Identification
Type of Identification Produced
However, the negligent inclusion or omission of any information in the claim of lien which has not prejudiced the owner does not constitute a default that operates to defeat an otherwise valid lien.” (2019).
This sample of a claim of lien form is just one step in the process. There are other procedures that need to be followed. In order to correctly understand how to file a construction lien in Florida, contact us. Come to our law firm for help regarding matters involving construction liens. At Bret Jones, P.A., we’re here to help. We would be happy to answer questions you have regarding a claim of liens, a notice of commencement, waiver, or release of liens, the list goes on. If it is a question or legal concern regarding construction lien law in Florida, we’re here for you.
Hire A Construction Attorney to Do the Work for You
No one would want a bunch of lawyers pouring a foundation for a residential property or any building for that matter. Sure, if you’ve spent your whole life involved in construction, you probably know a thing or two about construction liens. Yet construction attorneys know construction lien law, and like every profession, rules and regulations can change.
At Bret Jones, P.A., we respect and understand that there is a lot of work that goes into each profession. You don’t have to waste precious time researching the law in order to make sure you comply with properly filing a construction lien. That’s why we’re here. We’re here to do the work for you. Simply take a moment, reach out to us, and we’ll get started. Nothing beats the ability to speak and meet with an attorney about your legal concerns. When your livelihood is at stake, you don’t have time to waste. Cut to the chase and hire our legal team at Bret Jones, P.A.
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Every profession contributes to the day-to-day flow of our world, and within each profession, there are usually many people that contribute to the big picture, to the finished product or final masterpiece. The same can be said of the construction industry, which is made up of many necessary players who must work together in order to get the job done. At Bret Jones, P.A., we see the big picture, but we also pay attention to the details. It is essential to embrace both, without excluding the other. If you or someone you know has an issue regarding construction liens, we can help you.
If you are the owner of a property and swear that all payments were made in accordance with your contract, you probably need the assistance of a construction lien lawyer. If you are a laborer, subcontractor, or contractor that hasn’t been paid for materials or services rendered on a property, then you need the assistance of one as well. At Bret Jones, P.A., we understand that there are numerous things that take place during any given construction project.
Whether large or small, it is still important to be heard and taken seriously. If you are looking for the best in legal care, look no further than our law firm. We want to help you get past your legal issues, so you can start focusing on future endeavors. If you want to know more about how to file a construction lien in Florida, contact us at Bret Jones, P.A.