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Instructions for Lien Request Form
 Services & Fees 

          The firm provides construction, contract, real estate, and collection litigation services in addition to lien packages.  When Fair Construction Liens, LLC ("FCL") prepares a Claim of Lien for you, the following services are included:

 

·        You can communicate directly with FCL's founder, Andrea M. Fair, Esq., who is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in construction law and who has practiced construction law in Florida since 1993.

·        Andrea will personally prepare and review these important lien documents and she will make herself available to talk with you regarding any of your lien law or construction law questions or issues.

·        FCL will retrieve and review a copy of any Notice of Commencement for the project.

·        FCL will retrieve and review information from the Property Appraiser regarding the subject real property.

·        FCL will retrieve and review information from the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations regarding all parties that are business entities.

·        FCL will retrieve and review a copy of the deed and/or mortgage by which the subject real property was obtained by the owner.

·        FCL will confirm the accuracy of the information you furnish by comparing your information with the information obtained from the Notice of Commencement, the Property Appraiser, the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, and the deed and/or mortgage.

·        FCL will evaluate privity issues to determine whether you are required to serve a Notice to Owner and, if so, whether it was served timely and properly.

·        FCL will refer you to a service that will prepare your Notice to Owner, if necessary.

·        FCL will prepare your Claim of Lien, have it recorded, and have it served on the owner.

·        FCL will evaluate privity issues to determine whether you are required to serve a Contractor's Final Payment Affidavit and, if so, FCL will prepare the same and have it served on the owner.

·        FCL will prepare demand letters to the owner and your customer and have the demand letters served on the owner and your customer.

·        FCL will evaluate whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act applies and, if so, will comply with the same.

·        FCL will review the Notice of Commencement to determine whether the job is bonded and, if it is, FCL will prepare a Notice of Nonpayment and have the same served on the appropriate parties.

·        FCL will calculate your total claim including principal, interest, costs, and attorney's fees.

·        FCL will pay for all costs associated with downloading documents from the public records, photocopying, certified mailing charges, and recording costs.

·        FCL will calculate your deadline to record your Claim of Lien.

·        FCL will calculate the deadline for payment to be made as set forth in the demand letters and will follow up with you regarding payment.

·        FCL will calculate your deadline to file a lien foreclosure action and will e-mail reminders to you.

·        Attorney Andrea Fair will handle your lien foreclosure and other construction litigation matters through her law firm so there is continuity in your representation.  As an FCL customer, you will be entitled to such representation at reduced hourly rates.

After receipt of your lien request, FCL will send you an e-mail furnishing you with a link to make payment and specifying which of the following lien packages is required based upon your responses in the lien request:

Package #1: Basic Lien Package ($295.00):  In addition to all of the services listed above, this basic package includes the preparation of the Claim of Lien, Contractor's Final Payment Affidavit (if applicable), Notice of NonPayment (if applicable), and demand letters to owner and your customer PLUS recording and postage costs. 

Package #2: Rush Lien Package ($395.00):  In addition to all of the services listed above, this package includes the preparation of the Claim of Lien, Contractor's Final Payment Affidavit (if applicable), Notice of NonPayment (if applicable), and demand letters to owner and your customer within 72 hours of the completion of your lien request PLUS recording and postage costs.  This package is required if your lien request is completed more than 80 days from the last date you furnished labor, services, or materials.

Package #3: Lien Package Plus Locate Notice of Commencement ($445.00):  In addition to all of the services listed above, this package includes the preparation of the Claim of Lien, Contractor's Final Payment Affidavit (if applicable), Notice of NonPayment (if applicable), and demand letters to owner and your customer PLUS recording and postage costs PLUS location of the Notice of Commencement.  This package is required if your lien request does not provide the Official Records Book and Page Number for the Notice of Commencement or the Official Records Book and Page Number you provided is incorrect.

Package #4: Rush Lien Package Plus Locate Notice of Commencement ($545.00):  In addition to all of the services listed above, this package includes the preparation of the Claim of Lien, Contractor's Final Payment Affidavit (if applicable), Notice of NonPayment (if applicable), and demand letters to owner and your customer within 72 hours of the completion of your lien request PLUS recording and postage costs PLUS location of the Notice of Commencement.  This package is required if your lien request is completed more than 80 days from the last date your furnished labor, services, and materials and if your lien request does not provide the Official Records Book and Page Number for the Notice of Commencement or the Official Records Book and Page Number you provided is incorrect.

FCL is not responsible for any services whatsoever other than those specified in the lien package for which FCL receives payment.  Your lien request is not completed until (1) FCL receives your fee for this service and (2) you receive a confirming e-mail from FCL that your fee and your properly completed lien request have been received.  Said confirming e-mail should be sent within 1 business day after your fee is received by FCL.

For instructions and to start the process, please click here.

Fair Construction Liens
2519 McMullen Booth Road, #510-228
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 726-7009 phone

(877) 879-4990 fax
amf@fairconstructionliens.com

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Basic Lien Package

Price: $295.00

Claim of Lien, Contractor's Final Payment Affidavit (if applicable), Notice of NonPayment (if applicable), and demand letters to owner and your customer PLUS recording and postage costs.

Rush Lien Package

Price: $395.00

Basic Lien Package on a rush basis.  Required if your lien request is completed more than 80 days from the last date you furnished labor, services, or materials.

Lien Package Plus Locate Notice of Commencement

 
Price: $445.00
 
Basic Lien Package plus locate Notice of Commencement.  Required if your lien request does not provide the Official Records Book and Page Number for the Notice of commencement or if the Official Records Book and Page Number you provided is incorrect.
Rush Lien Package Plus Locate Notice of Commencement
 
Price: $545.00
 
Basic Lien Package on a rush basis plus locate Notice of Commencement.  Required if your lien request is completed more than 80 days from the last date you furnished labor, services, or materials and if your lien request does not provide the Official Records Book and Page Number for the Notice of Commencement or the Official Records Book and Page Number you provided is incorrect.