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Construction Lien Law

Construction Lien Law Firm

What is a Construction Lien?

A construction lien - or a mechanics lien - is a legal claim against real property made by a lienor such as an architect, contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, engineer, materials supplier to secure payment for construction labor, services or materials they provided to improve real property. 

Notice to Owner

Under Florida law, certain persons who do not have a direct contract with an owner of real property must timely serve a notice to owner as a prerequisite to perfecting a valid construction lien against the real property. Florida law prescribes the time within which the notice to owner must be served, who must be served, and the manner of service. 

Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien is a construction lien recorded against a real property for unpaid labor, services, materials furnished by a lienor to improve the real property. Florida law prescribes what information must be included in a Claim of Lien. The Claim of Lien may be prepared by the lienor, the lienor's employee or an attorney. The Claim of Lien must be served on the owner of the property.

Complying with Construction Lien Law in Florida

The Florida Construction Lien Law was created to help protect the rights of those parties involved in the construction process. Frater Law can assist you in preparing:

  • Construction contracts
  • Claim of lien
  • Lien releases
  • Notice to owner/contractor
  • Notice of commencement
  • Notice of contest of lien
  • Sworn statement of account

We represent owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers in construction lien actions or disputes. If you need legal assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the Frater Law team today to schedule a consultation.


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