A lien is an instrument that construction professionals such as general contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers have to secure an interest in a property that they built or improved and to ensure payment for services rendered. In the event of nonpayment, the lien holder may pursue action to collect. The property owner also has rights in these situations. Regardless of which side of the dispute you are on, you can benefit from the representation of an attorney who understands the complexities of construction lien law.
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At Heekin Law in Jacksonville, our lawyers have more than 250 years of combined construction law experience handling all aspects of mechanic’s liens and construction liens. We are skilled in drafting:
If you have a stake in a Florida residential or commercial construction project that you worked on, we can assist you in drafting, recording and perfecting a lien. There are strict time frames involved. Therefore, it is important to consult with us as soon as a dispute arises.
Drafting, recording and perfecting a lien is complex, and often steps are overlooked. Errors made at this stage can prevent you from being able to enforce the lien, or from enforcing it at the full value of the work and material costs. In fact, you may be liable yourself for a false lien. Thus, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney who can assist you in properly drafting a claim of lien. We take great care at this stage so you will be protected in the event the lien must be enforced.
If you have not been able to collect payment for work completed, we can review your options. In some cases, there may be alternatives that should be pursued prior to attempting to enforce a lien. However, we are skilled at the enforcement of liens and the pursuit of full compensation through foreclosures or judicial sales.
Property owners: If a construction professional is attempting to enforce a lien, it is critical that you get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. We can educate you about your options for defending against enforcement attempts so that you do not lose your property.
Our attorneys offer a wide array of Construction Law Services to ensure you receive quality legal representation at an affordable price. Send us a message through the contact form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. We are available to answer any questions about liens for property owners and construction professionals.