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I help a friend out fixing the house she want to sell but didn't have the fund to fix it up. I offer to help fix the house up. There was a sign contract state the bill will be paid on closing. As the work was near completion she decided to hire someone to finish the house.now she avoid my contact and I thing she not goin to paid me what on the sign contact.can I put a lien on the house and have it remove after she paid me

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Sep 11, 2020
If you are a contractor or supplier in Florida that didn't get paid on a construction project, you may be able to file a lien to secure payment. Florida construction law gives mechanics lien rights to direct contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, equipment lessors, and laborers when they perform work for the "permanent benefit" of land or real property. Keep in mind that Florida is specific and strict that if the work being performed requires a license, the claimant must be licensed to file a mechanics lien. Therefore if you are not licensed to perform construction work in Florida, you likely don't have rights to file the lien. If you are interested in the process to file a mechanics lien in Florida you can refer to the Step by Step Guide.
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