Last year, we thought we had fixed the problems created by the Everglades Electric
case, holding that the landlord's interest was not exempt from liens for tenant improvements unless each and every lease contained exactly the same language claiming the statutory exemption and that language exactly matched the notice filed.
During the sausage making process, some critical language was dropped and it didn't solve the entire problem.
HB 897 (by Real Estate attorney Rep. Moraitis) fixes the critical language. Today, this bill was unanimously approved by the Government Operations Subcommittee, leaving it with one more stop before the House Judiciary Committee. The Senate companion SB 1202 was also scheduled to be heard today, but the Judiciary Committee meeting was cancelled.