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I have filed a mechanics lien today, what is the time period or deadline before I can file a notice to foreclose?

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I have filed a mechanics lien today, and am wondering what the deadline to file an intent to foreclose is?

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Apr 11, 2019
Under the Florida Construction Lien Law statute §713.22, a properly filed mechanics lien must be enforced within one year from the date the lien was recorded. But, in Florida, there is a way this deadline can be drastically shortened. When the owner decides to file a Notice of Contest of Lien. No Lien-iency for Florida Lien Deadlines If this happens, the deadline to enforce the lien is shortened to just 60 days. As far as the Notice of Intent to Foreclose, this is not a legal requirement in Florida. However, we always encourage sending notices, even when voluntary. In many cases, sending a Notice of Intent (required or not) can be useful to get your non-payment some attention and induce payment without actually having to initiate a lawsuit. For additional resources on Florida Liens & Notices click here.
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