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Florida’s Construction Lien Laws: Right to Lien

By James M. Gonzalez October 30, 2019 Posted in Construction Law

This is first in a series of blogs discussing Florida’s Construction lien laws. These will start with the basic questions and move through Florida’s Construction Lien laws from the start of a project through completion. RIGHT TO LIEN I am often asked – by both owners and all types of […]

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Contractor Beware – Do Not Pull Permits for Others

By Christopher M. Cobb October 28, 2019 Posted in Construction Law

If you have any type of contractor’s license, listen closely! Being paid to use your contractor’s license to pull a permit for others may sound like a profitable proposition but is a transaction fraught with risk and one that you should avoid.  The Florida Legislature enacted Section 489 to protect […]

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Florida Landscaping Laws – Is it Friendly or Not?

By Christopher M. Cobb October 25, 2019 Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation

In 2009, the Florida Legislature changed an existing law that was aimed to encourage “Florida-Friendly” landscaping in communities governed by homeowner associations. Under the State Water Resource Plan each water management district is required to design and implement an incentive program to encourage all local governments to adopt new ordinances […]

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