Florida Legal Questions

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I'm a NC unlimited General Contractor, but I am about to sign-on as a subcontractor for exterior work on a large commercial project in FL. I am not licensed in FL as a contractor or registered to do business there. I have confirmed with the licensing board that I am not required to obtain a FL GC license or pull any permits as subcontractor. However, before I sign the contract, is there anything I should be concerned with over any payments contractor may withhold for me for not being registered (in NC if you are not unlimited, technically payment for a project/invoice over your license limits may be withheld from you). Thank you. ...Read More
FloridaConstruction ContractPay Applications
Hello, I am a subcontractor. We have a NTO and a lien filed on a project here in Florida. Our GC told us today it went into litigation. We are owed a little over $5k. What's my next step? Thanks, Ellie...Read More
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we were sub contacted with a contractor. He has been low on payments and not paying in full. We sent out NTO and the GC sent over a lien release that does not have the right amount. Need to know difference in release...Read More
FloridaLien Waivers
Good morning, I have seen a sign that says I lack information, could you tell me what information I need ......Read More
Florida
I used some of my money for improvements on a property owned by Husband and wife. They are divorcing. The property was sold but husband back out and now I'm not able to collect my money unless I place a lien on the property. How do I do this....Read More
FloridaMechanics Lien
i was hired to pressure clean 10,000 sqft by a contractor and the home owner no longer wanted his services . since i was almost finished with the pressure cleaning the homeowner said for me to finish the job when it was time to get paid i gave him my rate of 0.25 cents sqft he gave me check for $75.00 and told me to i need to contact the contractor for payment. ...Read More
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Hired roofing contractor (Florida) for new flat roofs June 2019. Job was permitted but I didn't get a copy of the Certificate of Insurance. Roof has now leaked multiple times. June 2020 had a major leak in three rooms that resulted in a $50K claim against my insurance company. Claim paid, interior repaired - floors, walls and ceiling October 2020. One week after repairs completed, flat roof leaks again. Ceilings damaged. I contacted Owner of Roofing company and he is giving me the run around. I want a new flat roof and I want to make a claim against their company. Where do I startlegally? ...Read More
FloridaDefects
Your company sent me a intent to lien. When the company that claims I owe them money owes me money and is trying collect more money than I owe them....Read More
Florida
This his my question , I have a business partner , we creat a business company on her house , this was a Incorporation , we creat this company online.. at this time we used my I pod .. a few months later she broke our company without my authorization , and without any meeting etc , she own at that time 60 % of the company . Right now I send her a Notice to intent to Sue .. for Breach of contract , fraud , bad face etc.. .. my question it’s I can get a lien against her property ...Read More
Florida
I have a plumbing contractor working in my home that did some damage. I want to put in a claim with their insurance company but the contractor is refusing to give me his insurance information. Does he have to identify his insurance company. ...Read More
Florida
When we bought our home in 2015, the neighbor's chain link fence did not follow the property line, and about 16 square feet of his property was on our side of the fence, which we did not know when we bought our house.  The 16 square feet allowed access to a gate which straddled both properties.  Our neighbor recently demanded access to this fenced-off part of his yard, so we paid to have the fence and gate moved to give him access.  Now he's threatening in writing to put a lien on our property because he doesn't approve of the manner in which we moved the fence and wants us to pay for added improvements on his side of the property line.  We'd like to discuss our rights since we are currently under contract to sell our property.  Thank you!...Read More
FloridaNotice of Intent to Lien
Linda lives in a gated community, her hose has a gate as well, she dose not answer anyone at the Gates, so getting a signature is almost impossible.. Please just mail a copy.....Read More
Florida
I am a contractor. A Remodeling project on a high-rise condo is complete. Homeowner won't pay as agreed on the signed contract time frame. They want an unconditional final waiver release first which was not in our contract and a cert of completion. Subs check was payed through our bank but it will not be received until after contract payment date. I agreed to send homeowner both waiver and cert as soon as I get bth of them. I also sent conditional wavier which they were to happy with. They want final. Who holds the right more?...Read More
FloridaConstruction ContractLien WaiversPayment DisputesRight to Lien
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