Construction Liens – Single Claim of Lien
In order to claim a construction lien, a lienor is required to record only one claim of lien covering his or her entire demand against the real property when the amount demanded is for labor or services or material furnished for more than one improvement under the same direct contract. (Florida Statutes Section 713.09.) Section 713.09 provides that the single claim of lien is sufficient even though the improvement is for one or more improvements located on separate lots, parcels, or tracts of land. According to this section, if materials to be used on one or more improvements on separate lots, parcels, or tracts of land under one direct contract are delivered by a lienor to a place designated by the person with whom the materialman contracted, other than the site of the improvement, the delivery to the place designated is prima facie evidence of delivery to the site of the improvement and incorporation in the improvement. The single claim of lien may be limited to a part of multiple lots, parcels, or tracts of land and their improvements or may cover all of the lots, parcels, or tracts of land and improvements. The statute qualifies the single claim of lien rule by requiring that the owner under the direct contract must be the same person for all lots, parcels, or tracts of land against which a single claim of lien is recorded.