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The Florida Attorney General’s Office struck a settlement deal with homebuilder KB HOME. After a three-year investigation, the AG found evidence that the company violated Florida law by (1) not informing homeowners that their homes violated building codes and were not constructed according to original plans and specifications, and (2) denying warranty coverage to homeowners
Hiring an unlicensed contractor poses more risks than just shoddy workmanship. You find yourself liable for fines and incurring responsibility for any damages or injuries that resulted from the work.
Both property owners and contractors involved in a property improvement construction must carry out several items to properly protect themselves in the case of a construction lien action. It is incumbent upon the property owner to make sure that all those with a construction lien are paid before paying the general contractor and the subcontractors must make proper and timely notification to the property owner that they have rights to payment.
Unless a commercial property owner takes specific action to prevent the possibility, they can be held liable for a construction lien generated by the improvements made by a tenant. The owner of a commercial property must include language in the lease to prevent liability for a construction lien. They must also record the lease agreement and deliver notice of it as well as keep a vigilant watch in the mail for any indication that a construction lien is being taken out on their property. For further details, please read more.