Florida Mechanic’s Lien Basics

Florida Mechanic's lien

A Florida mechanic’s lien is a right created by statute providing any person who performs services or provides materials to a property for  construction, to have a lien on that property for any money that is owed to that person for his or her services or materials furnished.  In other words, those who work or provide materials a property, and are not paid-in-full, have a right to file a lien against the property.   A mechanic’s lien can be filed against a property if a contractor fails to pay subcontractors or material suppliers, even if  the contractor has been paid in full by the owner.  If a lien is filed against a property, the property could be sold against the owner’s will to pay for labor, materials or other services which the contractor may have failed to pay. Continue reading