Florida Construction Bond Lawyer

Florida Construction Bond Lawyer is my blog that focuses on bond rights and lien rights.

 

Good news for subcontractors and suppliers, or payment bond claimants on a public construction project. A new appellate case confirms your flexibility to sue a payment bond in your preferred venue irrespective of a venue provision in your subcontract. For … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: June 10, 2017, 10:58 am
For contractors in direct contract with the owner, the construction lien is the first step to filing a construction lien foreclosure lawsuit.  The next step is that the contractor MUST deliver a Contractor’s Final Payment Affidavit to the owner at least … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: May 29, 2017, 10:25 am
I get quite a few calls from owners that have a construction lien recorded against their property.  The question is always: “What do I do?”  Every situation is different and the amount of the lien sometimes dictates the most efficient … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:39 pm
When a construction lien is recorded, it needs to be served on the owner within 15 days.   But, instead of just serving a lien, considering serving it with a Request for Sworn Statement of Account.  And, if you are … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: May 20, 2017, 9:50 pm
Not too long ago, I dealt with an issue of a subcontractor not timely serving a Notice to Owner.  It was not even close.  This meant that the subcontractor did not properly perfect its construction lien rights.  Of course, the subcontractor … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: May 7, 2017, 12:31 pm
When it comes to Florida’s Lien Law, strict compliance is required with all of the timing requirements. The defense of “ooops, it’s one day late, no big deal” is not going to fly. However, when it comes to other errors … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: April 15, 2017, 2:13 pm
You need to prepare and record a construction lien. You will just do it yourself. It’s a statutory form. You will fill it out and record it—no big deal. This way you have at least preserved your rights and can decide later if you really want … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: April 8, 2017, 8:09 pm
As a general contractor, there are numerous projects where you want to ensure certain subcontractors are bonded. This means you want to ensure they provide a payment bond and performance bond. Requiring the subcontractors to be bonded is important for … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: April 2, 2017, 11:58 am
Are you a federal contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor or supplier?  If so, do you have an understanding of the federal Miller Act, particularly when it comes to preserving and perfecting payment bond rights and defenses?   I wrote an ebook called … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: March 16, 2017, 12:04 am
Just because a payment bond smells like a Miller Act payment bond, walks like a Miller Act payment bond, and talks like a Miller Act payment bond doesn’t actually mean it is a Miller Act payment bond.   What?!?     My sentiments … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: March 1, 2017, 11:26 pm