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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 489
CONTRACTING
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Section 489.1425, Florida Statutes 2003

489.1425  Duty of contractor to notify residential property owner of recovery fund.--

(1)  Any agreement or contract for repair, restoration, improvement, or construction to residential real property must contain a written statement explaining the consumer's rights under the Construction Industries Recovery Fund, except where the value of all labor and materials does not exceed $2,500. The written statement must be substantially in the following form:

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES RECOVERY FUND

PAYMENT MAY BE AVAILABLE FROM THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES RECOVERY FUND IF YOU LOSE MONEY ON A PROJECT PERFORMED UNDER CONTRACT, WHERE THE LOSS RESULTS FROM SPECIFIED VIOLATIONS OF FLORIDA LAW BY A STATE-LICENSED CONTRACTOR. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE RECOVERY FUND AND FILING A CLAIM, CONTACT THE FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD AT THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS:



The statement shall be immediately followed by the board's address and telephone number as established by board rule.

(2)(a)  Upon finding a first violation of subsection (1), the board may fine the contractor up to $500, and the moneys must be deposited into the Construction Industries Recovery Fund.

(b)  Upon finding a second or subsequent violation of subsection (1), the board shall fine the contractor $1,000 per violation, and the moneys must be deposited into the Construction Industries Recovery Fund.

History.--s. 5, ch. 95-240; s. 11, ch. 96-298; s. 73, ch. 96-388.

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