Everything is “Fine,” So Long as You Strictly Follow Your Documents (FL)

It has long been recognized that liens are statutorily created rights and consequently are strictly construed. What this means in English is that you can’t simply substantially comply with the lien filing laws. If you want your lien to be valid it must meet all of the statutory requirements and be filed timely. The Florida Court of Appeals reaffirmed this long standing view when it held that substantial compliance with the Florida HOA Act was deficient. (See, Dwork v. Executive Estates of Boynton Beach Homeowners Association, Inc., No. 4D16-1698 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. May 24, 2017).     Read the article……………


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