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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 47
VENUE
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F.S. 47.025
47.025 Actions against contractors.Any venue provision in a contract for improvement to real property which requires legal action involving a resident contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, or materialman, as defined in 1part I of chapter 713, to be brought outside this state is void as a matter of public policy. To the extent that the venue provision in the contract is void under this section, any legal action arising out of that contract shall be brought only in this state in the county where the defendant resides, where the cause of action accrued, or where the property in litigation is located, unless, after the dispute arises, the parties stipulate to another venue.
History.s. 9, ch. 99-225; s. 1, ch. 99-386.
1Note.As created by s. 9, ch. 99-225. Section 47.025 was also created by s. 1, ch. 99-386, and that version cites to s. 713.01.