What is a Lien Claim in a Florida Construction Dispute?

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Our MLG Business Litigation Group attorneys in Florida know that the construction industry has multiple moving parts that require clear written contracts to operate smoothly.

Because of the number of contractors, subcontractors, and varying businesses that work on construction projects, things can become contentious when one party is dissatisfied with the quality of work done by another.

If the owner has not paid for the work done, the only resolution may require a contractor or subcontractor to file a construction lien against a property.

Here is what both parties need to know about construction liens.

When Can a Contractor or Subcontractor File a Construction Lien in Florida?

A construction lien can typically only be filed when there is a written contract in place.

The contract must describe the nature of the work to be done, the materials to be used, and the agreed price for the work.

The claim may be made by the contractor or subcontractor against a property owner when they have not been paid for work done on that property.

The property owner cannot simply avoid paying for the work because they are dissatisfied with the result. Whether the property owner is a person or company, they must discuss their dissatisfaction with the contractor or subcontractor and attempt to rectify the contractual issues.

If the issues cannot be resolved through payment or an alternative resolution, the owed party may file a construction lien against the property owner.

The consequences of a construction lien are far-reaching and could make refinancing or selling a property difficult or impossible because the title to the property is unclear.

Construction liens can force a sale of the property to provide the compensation that the contractor or subcontractor is owed.

If your company has not been paid for construction services rendered, or if you are a property owner that is not satisfied with the work that took place, contact our skilled business litigation attorneys in Florida today for a free case assessment.

Avoid a Construction Lien by Talking with Our Florida Business Litigation Attorneys

Before entering a construction partnership no matter how seemingly small the workload maybe be sure to have a written agreement in place describing the work to be done, the materials to be used, and other workers to be hired, with a breakdown of the cost.

Our skilled Florida Construction Litigation Attorneys can help you create the necessary contracts to protect your company from construction liens by ensuring the details are clearly outlined, and that every party involved knows their exact roles.

Call MLG Business Litigation Attorneys in Florida Today to Discuss Your Case

Once the project is completed, and before making the final payment to the general contractor, require proof that all subcontractors and others have been paid, so other parties involved in the construction project cannot pursue you later through a construction lien.

Contact our Florida business litigation attorney at MLG Business Litigation Group today by calling 888-904-2524 for a free case evaluation. We can help you understand your complete legal rights and options to get your business back on track.

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