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 must be filed within ninety days of last furnishing services or materials to the property, and the suit to foreclose must be foreclosed within one year of the date of filing of the lien. Also, a final contractor’s affidavit must be filed at least five days prior to filing a complaint.

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