Florida’s lien law is an especially draconian area of the law. Filing a lien is an invaluable tool to help you as a contractor, sub-contractor or materialman get paid on a construction job. It can also get you into trouble unless the statute is strictly followed. Legislative amendments have softened the blow of fraudulent lien claims, but the statutes still carry heavy penalties.
Lien law in Florida is governed by Fla. Stat. § 713 while subsection 713.31 specifically deals with fraudulent liens.
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