Contractors and Florida Construction Liens

Anyone who works on your property or provides materials, and is not fully compensated, may have a right to enforce a claim for payment against your property. Construction liens are foreclosed in the same method as mortgages; however, there are differences. Construction liens must be based on actual improvements made to the property, the lien […]

Fourth District Reversed Dismissal of a Mechanic’s Lien Claim

Marble Unlimited, Inc. v. Weston Real Estate Inv. Corp., 4D11-3113 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013): Marble Unlimited, Inc. (“Marble”) is a granite countertop subcontractor. In 2003, Marble contracted with Weston Real Estate Investment Corporation (“Weston Investment”) to renovate buildings within a condominium complex. Marble completed renovations on the contracted buildings and received payment. In August 2006, […]

Second District Quashes Order Discharging Claim of Lien and Lis Pendens

Premier Finishes, Inc. v. Maggirias, 2D13-1340 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013): In April 2011, Premier, under the fictitious name PFI Construction, entered into a contract with a family trust to build a house. In August 2012, Premier filed a complaint against Maggirias, the trustee. Premier alleged they had substantially completed performance pursuant to the contract when […]