Can a general contractor use a subcontractor’s bid to secure a project and then not use that subcontractor on the job? It may seem unfair but an appellate court has said yes, and ruled in favor of the general contractor.
A contractor’s final payment affidavit is a critical document. Without filing it, a contractor will not be able to enforce its lien rights. The affidavit has to list all lienholders under the contractor’s control and note whether those lienholders have been paid in full, and if not, the amount still due.
Florida law requires that individuals who work as contractors obtain a state contractor’s license to perform most construction work. The law defines a contractor as anyone who builds, improves on, tears down, or subtracts from any building or structure for compensation. This covers actual construction, as well as structural alterations and plumbing, electrical, or air […]
The Florida Supreme Court recently decided Maronda Homes v. Lakeview Reserve, a construction case based on breach of implied warranties of fitness and habitability. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Association sued over defects in common areas, roadways, drainage systems, underground pipes, and retention ponds. At issue was whether the roads and drainage systems, “offsite improvements”, were so […]
There are a number of reasons for the issuance of a stop work order. One of them is insurance related. Florida law requires employers in the construction industry to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for all employees at the job site or place of business. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in a stop-work […]