Florida Construction Industry Law Blog


Prescribed Burning of Land in Florida

Prescribed burning can present complex legal issues touching on property rights, safety concerns, public health, negligence and regulatory hurdles. Read Full Post

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Taking Out The Trash: Criminal and Civil Liability Under Florida’s Litter Law

Occasionally when you are driving in Florida, you can see a large earthen creation that does not look like it belongs in our state.  Trash mounds stick out in Florida.  In fact, some of them are given names like Mount … Read Full Post

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The Most Common Licensing Violations Committed by Certified Contractors: Part II

Part II of this series will discuss civil judgments and how they can affect a certified contractor’s license.  The governing authority the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) cites to when prosecuting civil judgment violations is section 489.129(1)(q), Florida … Read Full Post

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Requirements of Florida Contractors Who Receive Owner Money

In an effort to protect Florida property owners, the legislature has enacted laws to protect the them from unscrupulous contractors. Read Full Post

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Florida’s Economic Loss Rule in Construction Litigation

The importance of the economic loss rule in construction law cannot be overstated. If a construction project goes south, the economic loss rule allows construction law attorneys to identify which parties to the project can bring what types of claims … Read Full Post

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The Most Common Licensing Violations Committed by Certified Contractors: Part One

This series will discuss the five most common violations prosecuted by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) pertaining to certified contractors.  Part I of this series will discuss permitting violations and the steps to take in order to … Read Full Post

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Florida Contractor Licensing

Florida contractors’ licenses are separated into two distinct types for regulatory purposes, certified or registered.  Each license type has its distinct benefits and drawbacks which should be discussed and weighed with your clients prior to proceeding with the licensure process. … Read Full Post

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Four Alternative Methods To Obtain a Construction License In Florida

The Department and CILB have several alternative construction licensing processes that are worth discussing.  While these provisions still utilize the normal application process, they are alternatives to the normal examination/experience or registration requirements of section 489.111, Florida Statutes.  1. Certification of … Read Full Post

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Public Liability and Property Damage: Insurance Requirements for Florida Contractors

As a prerequisite to the initial issuance, or the renewal of an active construction license in Florida the applicant must prove that they have the statutory insurance policies in place.  In order to do so, the applicant shall submit a … Read Full Post

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Paying for Emergency Repairs to Florida Condominiums

Florida is synonymous with condominium living as a way of life. It’s also synonymous with hurricanes. Hurricanes have largely shaped Florida’s construction industry in that the building code is shaped and modeled after the building of structures that can withstand … Read Full Post

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