Florida Construction Industry Law Blog


Construction Contracting 101: Florida Requirements For Licensing

This article will discuss when a construction license is required in Florida.  Under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, there are specific guidelines regarding construction contracting for work you intend to perform.  Being unlicensed and performing construction work that requires licensure can … Read Full Post

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Financially Responsible Officer (FRO): The Responsibilities of Primary Qualifying Agents

Under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, primary qualifying agents are, typically, considered the main decision maker(s) of the business organization.  As a general rule for construction licensing, increased responsibility leads to increased liability.  Read on to find out what responsibilities primary … Read Full Post

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Where Is The Appropriate Venue To Litigate A 713.24 Transfer Bond?

The appropriate venue for litigating the foreclosure of a construction lien is obvious.  The appropriate venue must be the county in which the property is located.  Clearly, the county in which the property is located must issue the foreclosure judgment … Read Full Post

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Disputes Regarding Interpretation Of The Florida Building Code By Building Officials, The Florida Building Commission And Contractors

Have a dispute regarding an interpretation of the Florida Building Code (the “Code”)?  Building officials in the State of Florida are given a lot of leeway in enforcing and interpreting the Code; however, there are mechanisms to keep them in … Read Full Post

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How Do You Become A Certified Building Contractor In Florida?

The construction industry is booming again in Florida. As a result, many people are seeking to take advantage of this by becoming licensed contractors.  Chapter 489, Florida Statutes and 61G4-12 through 23, Florida Administrative Code sets forth the requirements for … Read Full Post

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Commercial General Liability Insurance In The Construction Industry

What policy exclusions are included in your commercial general liability insurance (“CGL”) policy?  If you do not have coverage, one mistake by an employee or a subcontractor, working on your behalf, can devastate a business.  The insurance industry can be … Read Full Post

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Construction Contracts: Arbitration and Venue Provisions

Many construction contracts for Florida projects contain arbitration provisions that require venue in a state, other than Florida.  The term “venue” refers to the location where litigation will take place, in the event a dispute arises.  Although Florida has a … Read Full Post

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An Insider’s Perspective On Navigating The Florida DBPR Regulatory And Professional Boards

Many business and industries in Florida find it necessary to obtain some form of license in order to conduct business in this state.  Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) is the state agency in charge of licensing and … Read Full Post

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Florida Construction Liens: First Furnishing. What does it mean?

The Florida Construction Lien Law can be a contractor’s best tool for getting paid in full.  While the Lien Law ultimately helps ensure full payment for contractors, it is not always clear regarding the procedural requirements for perfecting lien rights.  … Read Full Post

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How To Become A Certified Mechanical Contractor In Florida

Living in Florida, and for some many businesses, a working air system and/or refrigeration systems is critical for personal comfort and corporate survival.  Think of the ramifications if the air conditioning system of a hospital did not work correctly, or … Read Full Post

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