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What is a request for a sworn statement of account?

Under Florida law, both a property owner and any contractors or subcontractors hired to make improvements on it have a right to information relevant to the project. As the property owner, you may need a Florida Request for a Sworn Statement of Account to obtain details pertinent to a lien that may be placed on the property.

A contractor that has been served a Florida Request for a Sworn Statement of Account must provide the sworn statement of account within 30 days. The written statement will outline the labor and/or services that were agreed upon, the materials that will be supplied, and a full accounting of what has been paid to the contractor and the remaining funds that will be due per the lienor.

The demand to the lienor must be served on the lienor at the address (and to the attention) of any person designated to receive the demand as stated in the notice to owner.

If a contractor fails to answer the Florida Request for a Sworn Statement of Account, or knowingly provides false information, they forfeit their right to recover attorney fees in any action to enforce the claim of lien of the person requesting the statement of account.

Published: Feb 2, 2023

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

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