Construction Liens – Proceeds of Insurance

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28th Sep 2016

If insured property is subject to construction liens (or potential liens), how are the insurance proceeds to be distributed? After deducting the amount of premiums paid by the policy holder, the insurance proceeds become trust funds which are to be … more

Construction Liens – Fraudulent Liens

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27th Sep 2016

What is a fraudulent lien and what are the consequences of filing a fraudulent lien? Under Florida Statutes 713.31(2)(a), a fraudulent construction lien is any lien in which the lienor has willfully exaggerated the amount of the lien or in … more

Construction Liens – Fraud or Collusion

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26th Sep 2016

What remedies exist in the case of fraud or collusion by an owner or another lienor relating to a lien? Under Florida Statutes Section 713.31(1), if the owner or another lienor, by fraud or collusion, deprive or attempt to deprive … more

Construction Liens and Payment Bonds – Attorneys’ Fees

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7th Sep 2016

Can the court award attorneys’ fees to a party in a suit to enforce a lien or bond claim? Yes, the court can award attorneys’ fees to the party who prevails in the suit.  Pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 713.29, … more