Florida Legal Questions

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We are a subcontractor and filed a lien on a property for non payment. The homeowner paid the Courts with the $1000 Fee that is added to transfer the lien to a bond. I only received a paper where the Lien was transferred to the bond and the FL Statute stating what needs ro be done. It is very confusing. I need ro find out how to get paid the money the homeowner paid the courts for the Lien we placed on thier property?...Read More
FloridaMechanics Lien
I'm a restoration contractor in FL and we have a number of jobs where AOB is involved that are way past due. The insurance companies are totally taking advantage and owe us huge amounts of money.. it has been 90+ days on some. I know we cannot lien but what are my options? Is there anything that I can do to try to get paid?...Read More
Florida
I need to hire subcontractors to install drywall, flooring, cabinets, and paint. Do I need a license for this, or does it fall under handyman work? In Lee, Charlotte, and Collier Counties....Read More
FloridaLicenses
What does interest in property mean. My mother is having demo work done and her form has that question. She owns the property outright...Read More
FloridaNotice of Commencement
I paid $350, this is ridiculous that it was rejected. Do I need to pay another $350 to file it again?...Read More
Florida
My house is in Florida Roofer didn't follow proposal. Left old underlayment and wanted to leave old wet rotten plywood as well. I did stop them and they replaced the plywood on the flat roof Didn't call for inspection so I did. Inspector found several code violations that had to get corrected before passing final inspection. Took 9 weeks for the roofers to correct it. Now they increased the bill by almost $5000dollars. I am willing to pay but only for what they did and not for their srew ups....Read More
FloridaConstruction Contract
I am a licensed Plumber, worked with JN Plumbing Heating & Cooling I been domiciled and had wrote a itemized bill and landlord changed shook my hand and I did all Plumbing in unit, only had vandleism and my plumbing truck was distroyed, I would not want to file a lien but my police report of hate, distruction is not acceptable, I want to file a mechanics lien after hate crime and it's over $14,009.77 Itemized bills and noterized. Licenced plumber, John & Jeff Naclerio Spitzer NYS#Ol95489...Read More
FloridaBankruptcyBond ClaimsCollectionsDefectsMechanics Lien
lien was mailed on august 17 2020. All fees,assessment,interst,late fee,costs,and balance were paid on sept 21 2020 I thick i help.....Read More
FloridaLien Waivers
Condo lien was mailed on august 17 2020. All fees, assessment ,interest, late fee ,costs ,and balance were paid on sept 21 2020 . I thick i help.. can u stop Condo lien...Read More
FloridaMechanics Lien
I am placing a 10 x 14 shed in my backyard and don't know how to answer question #4 on the NOC in order to obtain a permit. The shed will not be built on my property so who is the contractor..... the shed company delivering the shed or me the homeowner?...Read More
Florida
i am a Residential and Commercial Cleaning company who worked on Move IN/ Move Out cleaning for a client who now wont pay, he misrepresented the condition of the home, sent me 4 year old photos of the home to do a estimate and did not read the terms and conditions of the Estimate sent to him and entered into a verbal contract. my Estimate clearly states in 2 or more places that anytime over the allotted time would be an additional charge. now that i have completed this job which took 59 hours to complete he doesnt want to pay his invoice in the amount of $2,270.00...Read More
Florida
I am a subcontractor working for the general contractor.He hired my company to install an alarm system at his place of business and home. Both locations have already been built. So my question is to file an NTO does it need to be a Construction site?...Read More
FloridaPreliminary Notice
We are a painting company and from time to time we do bartering services with some of our clients. This particular client is a chiropractor and the situation goes like this; I was involved in a car accident and was seeing a chiropractor for 6 months. At this time I was filing a claim against the other driver of the vehicle and awaiting the long process of suing the insurance company for damages and medical expenses. In the meantime, the chiropractor offered a barter service to paint his home in exchange for services and if I was to win the law suit he would in turn write off the expenses. His chiropractic services came to $7200.00 and my painting services came to $9,500.00 a difference of $3,800.00 that he would owe me. Well needless to say, I won the law suit and he wrote off the $7,200.00 from the bill on the settlement statement and refuses to me the balance of $3,800.00. The time frame is in question because I completed the painting last year on 11/7/19; but the law suit just settled on 10/5/20. Can I still file a lien even though it has been longer than 90 days?...Read More
Florida
who is the surety on the notice of commencement?...Read More
Florida
do i have a right to file a lien on a contractor who did not pay a vender? ...Read More
FloridaConstruction Contract