Did you know that a contractor and a subcontractor may each claim a lien for the same work on a project.  However, the contractor and the subcontractor cannot both recover damages for the same work.  Florida Statutes Section 713.05 allows both a contractor and a subcontractor to maintain separate construction liens for the same work if there are not multiple recoveries on payment for that work.  While Florida Statutes Section 713.05 prohibits a double recovery; it does not prohibit separate parties from filing and enforcing separate claims of lien for the same work.  See Plaza Builders, Inc. v. Regis, 502 So. 2d 918, 922 (Fla. 2d DCA 1986) (applying Section 713.05, Florida Statutes, and holding that “[a] contractor’s award is not to be reduced by a subcontractor’s claim unless the subcontractor has filed a lien and recovered thereon”).