2017 Florida Statutes
475.719 Buyer’s broker.—As used in this section, the term “buyer’s broker” means a broker that is entitled to receive payment from the buyer of commercial real estate of any fee or other compensation for licensed services, as specified in a written contract made between the buyer and the broker on or after the effective date of this act relating to the buyer’s purchase of the commercial real estate.
(1) A written contract between a buyer and a buyer’s broker for the payment by the buyer of any fee or other compensation to the buyer’s broker for licensed services relating to the sale or disposition of commercial real estate to the buyer is not a brokerage agreement with the owner under this part, and the buyer’s broker is not entitled under this part to record any commission notice, to claim any lien against commercial real estate, or to claim any lien against the owner’s net proceeds from the sale or disposition of commercial real estate.
(2) If an owner enters into a written contract with a buyer for the sale or disposition of any commercial real estate that will entitle the buyer’s broker to receive a fee or other compensation from the buyer under the terms of the buyer’s broker’s written contract with the buyer, the buyer’s broker may give notice of the buyer’s broker’s right to receive such payment to the closing agent, the owner, the buyer, or any other party to the sale or disposition or the financing thereof, provided that such notice may be given without violating any confidentiality provisions contained in either such written contract.
(3) No such notice given by the buyer’s broker pursuant to subsection (2) shall constitute a tortious interference with the sale or disposition or financing of the commercial real estate.
History.—s. 1, ch. 2005-275; s. 15, ch. 2006-210.