If you are a Florida contractor, you know that sometimes you encounter difficulties when attempting to get paid for the work you complete for homeowners. When the remodeling, renovation or home improvement work you agreed to perform cost over $2,500, you are entitled to file a lien against the homeowner’s property if (s)he does not pay you the full amount of your bill. There are, however, stringent rules and procedures with which you must comply in order to file and enforce your lien.
Municipal codes, the rules and regulations that a city sets up and enforces, may not always be clear to everyone who lives there. In Fort Lauderdale, for example, there are various types of municipal codes that could lead to citations for home and business owners who violate them.
In Florida, many construction contracts include provisions obligating the parties to resolve any disputes via arbitration rather than in court. The arbitration process offers several pros and cons depending on the situation.