Rapid Liens provides municipal lien searches for all Florida municipalities.
Our searches include
1. Real Estate Taxes
Local property taxes on land and building, expressed in dollars per square foot, annually.
2. Tangible Taxes
This is a tax levied against the furniture, fixtures and equipment located in businesses and rental property. Tangible personal property tax also applies to structural additions of mobile home. After the assessed value is determined by the property appraiser and millage rates set by the taxing authorities, the tangible tax roll is then certified and delivered to the Tax Collector for collection.
3. All Municipal Utilities
We always attempt to obtain utility information as to the payment terms (monthly, quarterly, etc.). In many cases, utility service providers do not have lien rights, and occasionally they refuse to provide information to third parties.
4. Building Violations
A Building violation is a notice that a property is not in compliance with some provision of the Municipality Buildings Code.
5. Open/Expired Permits
We search for open and/or expired permit information on the property. An open Permit is permit that has expired without the approval of the entire required inspections certificate signed by a building and Zoning Department Inspector.
6. Code Enforcement
Violations Unless provided in the city/county lien search results, code enforcement information is requested for each lien search, unless we are instructed otherwise. Nuisance complaints are the most frequent type of case handled by Code Enforcement, comprising about 50 to 60% of all the complaints received by Municipalities. Nuisance complaints involve properties with an accumulation of rubbish or junk including, but not limited to, refuse, garbage, scrap metal, lumber, concrete, asphalt, piles of earth, tires, etc. These properties may also include abandoned, wrecked dismantled or inoperative vehicles or vehicle engines.
7. Solid Waste
Certificate Research done by Miami Dade County Solid Waste Management to determine if there are or if you’ve received a Warning Notice of Violation of the Municipal Code, Chapter 15.
8. City Lien Letters
This entails the search generally conducted via a city of county finance department or city clerk’s office for any fees, liens or assessments that may be due and owing.
9. Unsafe Structure
Research and verify any outstanding Violations. After such time has expired, if the structure remains unsafe, the City may take action to repair, remove, or secure the structure to make it safe, billing the costs to the owner. Unpaid fees will result in a lien been filed by the Municipality.
10. Permit History
This is a search for all available permit records on a Commercial/Residential Property.
Estoppels Prospective purchases of pre-owned condominiums should acquire and review an up to date estoppels certificate before considering the purchase of particular unit. It appears that, in the resale market, the estoppels certificate is seen as equivalent to the disclosure statement required in the sale of new condominiums.
An estoppels certificate contains information in respect of the common expense obligations of the owner and of default in payment, if any, together with statements and information as prescribed by the regulations. Condominium bylaws, rules and regulations are part of the information in such a certificate.
Request Made to the Department of Storm water to determine if there are any pending storm water fees due to the property.
12. County Special Assessment
Special assessment districts are established when there is a need for work (i.e. installation/repair of sidewalks, installation of sewer systems, paving of streets) that would be considered to benefit a specified group of parcels cost of the work done is appointed to the benefited property on a pro-rata basis, and becomes a lien against that property until the assessment amount is paid is full.
13. Open Permit Resolution
Resolving open/expired permit issues can sometimes be quite complicated and costly. In instances where we can directly assist a client with an easy