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I work for a subcontractor in Jacksonville, FL, and part of my job is to send out Notice to Owner letters via Certified Mail with Return Receipt – PS Form 3811, or “green card.” My question is this; once we have received the signed Return Receipt, how long should we keep them? Thanks in advance for your time! ...Read More
Vanessa Welch
2 answersAdd commentJun 15, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
I received a Notice to Owner from the tile supplier my contractor chose to use on my home project. The NTO came after the 45 day window, but before the 90 Lien claim window. Does this make the lien invalid because it was after the 45 day NTO window, or should I still be concerned? Final payment to the contractor has not been paid as the project is still ongoing. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 17, 2021
FloridaLien DeadlinesPreliminary Notice
A sub filed a NTO due to not being paid for a drywall job that we had to call another sub in to refinish. We do not owe them money due to someone else having to redo this job. What are our options, other than negotiating an amount to pay them to clear the NTO?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentMay 13, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
My Florida homebuilder had not completed our house after more than a year after start of construction, so we fired him. There was also a lien on the property for roofing materials, an NTO from another sub, and he was demanding payment for unfounded/unsubstantiated invoices. As the direct contractor, does he have to serve me with a Notice to Owner before filing a lien on my property? If not, does he have a time limit for filing?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 5, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
I am the home owner and had a contract with Safeguard Roofing , which has been paid in full. I received this notice from a supplier of Safeguard roofing. How can be held responsible if Safeguard does not pay a bill when we the home owner has fullfield our obligation by paying Safeguard in full?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 26, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
1. If I have a contract with a GC to install solar panels on several properties, do I have to send NTO's to each property despite the single contract? 2. Is design and engineering part of the "45 days after first providing labor or materials?" Does our time start ticking when we first set foot on the jobsite or when we start the pre-work?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 15, 2021
FloridaConstruction ContractPreliminary Notice
We are a home staging company. We consult on properties, Providing design and decorating and home-improvement tips as well as lease our furniture and furnishings to homeowners and style their homes to make them appealing for sale. Our client paid the project fee on a credit card but has since disputing the charge to get out of paying for our services all together even though our work was completed and our services provided a desirable result and her house is under contract. We are now facing have to refund all the funds paid and coming out at a net loss after we did the work, and has enjoyed our furniture for 2 months- she still has the furniture, in fact. We are a small business and deserve to be compensated according to the terms of our agreement and common decency. Any guidance here would be very helpful. The clock is ticking and we need to take action before the Hoise closes next week. ...Read More
Anonymous Equipment Lessor
1 answerAdd commentApr 13, 2021
FloridaMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
We are a subcontractor with a contract with a General Contractor. The Owner has a separate name from the General Contractor but they share the same address. Do we need to file an NTO?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 16, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
We are a subcontractor supplying materials. What's our exposure if our customer has a location in Fla, we contract to deliver material to cust. in Fla, & they then ship goods to their cust in IL? How do we cover ourselves on this?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
2 answersAdd commentFeb 24, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
We are a boatyard and have a vessel that has been abandoned. We are owed storage. What type of lien do we file? Mechanics lien?...Read More
Deborah Moore
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 4, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
An attorney friend lied, said he was broke. Asked to borrow money and then tried turning the money I sent him into a job working for me. There was no job offer or any position available. It was made clear. Behind closed doors he was acting like he was the boss telling me I needed to pay him 60k retainer. I kindly asked him to leave and was going to have him arrested if he returned. He said s still holding 20k of my money. No call contracts or agreements were ever signed. He was a friend of another attorney friend that passed 2-3 yrs ago. Our long distance conversations grew-I one time said if I had the Money I would pay him 5k for listening. He always replied- no, we are just friends Julie. Help? Now I've been scammed. I do not want to involve my real attorneys. This guy conned me all the way. How do I file a lien and/or send an invoice for return of borrowed money? -Jerome Texas...Read More
Julie Ingram
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 24, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
I have a question about the 15-day deadline for notifying a homeowner of a filed lien. Does the 15 day deadline mean that the home owner received the notice or does it mean the notice was sent by the deadline. Whereas if sent by certified mail and it got to the homeowner 2 weeks past the deadline but was sent 14 days after filing, is it still valid?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 13, 2021
FloridaMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Our initial NTO was sent out with a date of delivery of equipment of November 16, 2020. The scout could not find an owner and sent out Notice. Can we still add an owner if we find out any further information? Also what are our lien rights since no owner was listed on NTO? ...Read More
Anonymous Equipment Lessor
2 answersAdd commentJan 4, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
A notice of furnishing was sent per the state of FL requirement, however, our customer advised that the address is listed incorrectly in the legal description. I spoke with a level set rep and he advised that this was a typo. The question I have is does this letter need to be resent? Does the letter secure our lien right in FL as is or do we need to resend with the corrected legal description? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 15, 2020
FloridaPreliminary Notice
We did not send preliminary notice within 45 days of the first furnishing on this FL project. We do anticipate payment problems. The job is still ongoing. If we send prelim notice for material going forward, will we have lien rights? Please provide further details on how the company can protect ourselves form a forecasted payment problem on this job. Thanks!...Read More
Leonard Sykes
1 answerAdd commentDec 11, 2020
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