Taking steps to make sure that you are paid for the construction work you perform in the state of Florida is critical to your ongoing success. Choosing a Florida construction lien lawyer from the law firm of Jonathan P. Cohen, P.A. is a solid step in the right direction for you or your company. Our team can provide you with the proven solutions needed to resolve issues with nonpayment and to maintain a healthy financial outlook for your company.
If a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, materialman, or laborer is not paid for the work it performs on behalf of a property owner, the person or company can place a lien on the property that will allow that person or company to foreclose on the property to obtain payment. A lien will also prevent the sale of the property by another lienor until your lien is satisfied, unless your lien is junior and there’s not enough equity in the property to pay you. Construction liens are one of the most effective methods for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers materialmen and laborers to ensure that they will be paid for the work they do in the state of Florida. Florida construction liens require strict compliance with the statutory framework to make sure they are valid and result in your payment for your work.
Depending on your project, you may be able to file a claim on a payment bond, which is a financial guarantee that ensures payment to the subcontractors, materialmen, suppliers and laborers upon submission of a valid bond claim. Payment bonds are required on all public projects because they cannot be liened, and although not required by law, most larger private projects will have payment bonds in place. A bond claim timely filed and supported by proper documentation of moneys owed should result in payment.
The construction lien legal team at Jonathan P. Cohen, P.A. is dedicated to helping your construction company stay productive and profitable. To learn more about construction liens and construction law, call a qualified Florida construction lien lawyer from our law firm today at 954-462-8860 to schedule an initial consultation with us. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you now and in the future.