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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 […]

In Pari Delicto Defense Fails for Unlicensed Contractor

In Earth Trades, Inc. v. T&G Corp., No. SC10-1892 (Fla. 2013), the Supreme Court of Florida reviewed the Fifth District Court of Appeal’s holding that Florida Statute §489.128, which governs construction contracting, precluded an unlicensed contractor from employing the defense of in pari delicto. In pari delicto is a defense that bars a plaintiff from […]