WHO IS ENTITLED TO A CONSTRUCTION LIEN?
“Lienor” means a person who is:
- A contractor
- A subcontractor
- A sub-sub contractor
- A laborer
- A material supplier who contracts with the owner or any of the above.
- A professional lienor under s. 713.03, Fla Stat
A Notice to Contractor is a prerequisite for filing a notice of non-payment. Pertaining to the construction industry, any company or individual working for someone other than the owner must field a Notice to Owner or Notice to Contractor to ensure property lien rights. Certified copies must be sent to the owner, general contractor, bonding company and lending institution, depending on the individual situation. The aforementioned parties must receive the Notice to Owner or Notice to Contractor within 45 days of your job start date.
CONSTRUCTION LIEN LAW
After a Notice to Owner or Notice to Contractor has been served you have 90 days after last furnishing materials or service to file a Notice of Nonpayment or Claim of Lien
LIEN LAW COMPLIANCE
PRELIMINARY NOTICES, MECHANICS LIENS & BOND CLAIMS
In order for a project to be lienable, you must be a contractor, sub-contractor, sub-sub contractor laborer, distributor, material supplier or professional lienor who improved the real property value to a specific location. Due to the time sensitive nature of the mechanics lien, it is important that we receive your information as early as possible to ensure optimal protection of your receivables.