Call me and I'd be glad to walk you through it. If you are unable to handle without counsel after I explain it, either I can assist you further or refer you to an attorney that can. Whomever you hire, be sure they are experienced in construction law (board certified in construction law is preferable). Send me an email at email@example.com with your contact info.
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If the lien is more than a year old, there is nothing for the supplier to foreclose upon. If the lien is less than a year old, the party that failed to comply with the lien law will lose. Florida’s lien law is complex. Hire a lawyer ASAP to review your facts and advise you.
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As noted by some attorneys, if the lien is more than 1 year old since its filing, then there can be no lien on your property - although they supplier may be able to sue to collect on the unpaid portion.
If the lien is less than one year old, the roofer can deposit the money to the clerk of the court under certain rules set forth in Florida Statutes, and the lien will transfer to the money with the Clerk (sometimes called a "bond").
You need to consult with a knowledgeable attorney regarding mechanics lien law.
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