(1) A lien notice made by a broker with respect to a commission claimed under this part shall be in writing, shall be signed and sworn to or affirmed by the broker under penalty of perjury before a notary public, and shall include the following:

(a) The name of the owner of the commercial real estate who is obligated to pay the claimed commission.

Terms Used In Florida Statutes 475.805

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Automatic renewal commission: means a renewal commission for which the brokerage agreement does not expressly require the broker to perform any additional services in order to receive the renewal commission. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Broker: means a person who, for another, and for a compensation or valuable consideration directly or indirectly paid or promised, expressly or impliedly, or with an intent to collect or receive a compensation or valuable consideration therefor, appraises, auctions, sells, exchanges, buys, rents, or offers, attempts or agrees to appraise, auction, or negotiate the sale, exchange, purchase, or rental of business enterprises or business opportunities or any real property or any interest in or concerning the same, including mineral rights or leases, or who advertises or holds out to the public by any oral or printed solicitation or representation that she or he is engaged in the business of appraising, auctioning, buying, selling, exchanging, leasing, or renting business enterprises or business opportunities or real property of others or interests therein, including mineral rights, or who takes any part in the procuring of sellers, purchasers, lessors, or lessees of business enterprises or business opportunities or the real property of another, or leases, or interest therein, including mineral rights, or who directs or assists in the procuring of prospects or in the negotiation or closing of any transaction which does, or is calculated to, result in a sale, exchange, or leasing thereof, and who receives, expects, or is promised any compensation or valuable consideration, directly or indirectly therefor; and all persons who advertise rental property information or lists. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Brokerage agreement: means a written contract, entered into on or after the effective date of this act, between an owner of commercial real estate and a broker that obligates the owner to pay a commission to the broker for licensed services provided by the broker relating to the leasing of the commercial real estate as specified in the contract. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Commercial real estate: means a fee simple interest or other possessory estate in real property, except an interest in real property that is:
    (a) Improved with one single-family residential unit or one multifamily structure containing one to four residential units;
    (b) Unimproved and the maximum permitted development is one to four residential units under any restrictive covenants, zoning regulations, or comprehensive plan applicable to that real property; or
    (c) Improved with single-family residential units such as condominiums, townhouses, timeshares, mobile homes, or houses in a subdivision that may be legally sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed on a unit-by-unit basis, regardless of whether these units may be a part of a larger building or parcel containing more than four residential units. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Commission: means any fee or other compensation that an owner agrees to pay a broker for licensed services as specified in a brokerage agreement. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Lease: means a written agreement creating a relationship of landlord and tenant with respect to commercial real estate, such that the tenant acquires from the landlord the right to possess the commercial real estate for a specified period of time. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lien notice: means the written notice of lien made by a broker claiming a commission under…. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Owner: means a person that is vested with fee simple title or a possessory estate, including a leasehold, in commercial real estate that is the subject of a lease. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • real estate: means any interest or estate in land and any interest in business enterprises or business opportunities, including any assignment, leasehold, subleasehold, or mineral right; however, the term does not include any cemetery lot or right of burial in any cemetery; nor does the term include the renting of a mobile home lot or recreational vehicle lot in a mobile home park or travel park. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Renewal commission: means an additional commission that may become payable to a broker under a brokerage agreement if a lease subject to that brokerage agreement is later renewed or is later modified to expand the leased premises or extend the lease term. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
(b) A statement whether the owner obligated to pay the commission is the landlord or the tenant under the lease for which the commission is claimed.
(c) The name of the person owning the fee simple interest in the commercial real estate, if other than the owner obligated to pay the commission.
(d) The legal description of the commercial real estate.
(e) The name, mailing address, telephone number, and license number of the broker.
(f) The effective date of the brokerage agreement.
(g) The amount of the commission claimed by the broker, which may be stated in a dollar amount or may be stated in the form of a formula determining the amount, such as a percentage of the rents payable under the lease.
(h) A description of the lease sufficient to identify the lease for which the commission is claimed, including, if then known to the broker, the names of the landlord and tenant under the lease, the date of the lease, and the identification of the leased premises.
(i) A statement of whether the broker is claiming an automatic renewal commission and the amount of such automatic renewal commission or the formula for computing the same.
(j) A statement under penalty of perjury that the broker has read the lien notice, knows its contents, believes the same to be true and correct, and makes the commission claim pursuant to the brokerage agreement described in the lien notice.
(2) A lien notice in substantially the following form shall be sufficient for purposes of subsection (1):

BROKER’S COMMISSION LIEN NOTICE
UNDER FLORIDA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
LEASING COMMISSION LIEN ACT

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Florida Commercial Real Estate Leasing Commission Lien Act, part IV of chapter 475, Florida Statutes (the “act”), that the undersigned real estate broker is entitled to receive a leasing commission from the owner named below pursuant to the terms of a written brokerage commission agreement regarding a lease of the commercial real estate described below, and the undersigned broker claims a lien under the act against the owner’s interest in the commercial real estate in the amount set forth below.

1. Name of the owner who is obligated to pay the commission:  

2. (Check one:) The owner obligated to pay the commission is:

[ ] the landlord under the lease.

[ ] the tenant under the lease.

3. Name of the person owning the fee simple interest in the commercial real estate, if other than the owner who is obligated to pay the commission:  

4. Legal description of the commercial real estate:  

5. Name, mailing address, telephone number, and Florida broker license number of the undersigned broker:    

6. Effective date of the written brokerage commission agreement between the owner and the broker under which the commission is or will be payable:     ,     .

7. Amount of commission claimed by the undersigned broker:

$     , or       percent of rents payable under lease, or

[specify other formula for determination of commission amount]:
         .

8. The lease for which the commission is claimed is described as follows [provide all information known to the broker]:

Name of landlord:     

Name of tenant:     

Date of lease:      ,   

Leased premises:     

9. Automatic renewal commissions (check yes or no): Is the undersigned broker claiming a commission that may become payable if the lease is later renewed or modified to expand the leased premises or to extend the lease term, but the written brokerage commission agreement does not expressly require the broker to perform any additional services in order to receive this later commission?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

If yes, specify the amount of such later commission or the formula for computing the later commission:  

10. The expiration date of this lien notice is 2 years after the date of recording, unless the answer to paragraph 9 is yes, in which case the expiration date of this lien notice for the commission described in paragraph 9 is 10 years after the date of recording.

11. The undersigned broker, under penalty of perjury, hereby swears or affirms that the undersigned broker has read this lien notice, knows its contents and believes the same to be true and correct, and that the undersigned broker is making this commission claim pursuant to the written brokerage commission agreement described in this lien notice.

Signed:   (broker)  

Signed and sworn to or affirmed under penalty of perjury before me, a notary public, this    day of      ,     ,
by     .

Signed:   (notary public)