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 Florida Construction Lien Law
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A homeowner can protect their investment

According to Florida law, those who work on a property or provide materials, and are not paid-in-full, have a right to enforce their claim for payment against the property owner. This claim is known as a construction lien. If a contractor fails to pay subcontractors or material suppliers or neglects to make other legally required payments, the people who are owed money may look to the property owner for payment, even if they have paid the contractor in full. This means if a lien is filed against the property, it could be sold against the will of the owner to pay for labor, materials or other services, which the contractor may have failed to pay. This page explains Florida Statute 713, Part 1, as it pertains to home construction and remodeling, and provides tips on how a property owner can avoid construction liens on their property.

Tips for homeowners

When hiring a contractor and the improvements cost more than $2,500, a homeowner should know the following:

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