Thank you for your reply, based on the new information you have provided, it does not appear that you need a lien, rather you need to file a civil complaint for breach of contract
against the small local builder because as you stated, they first agreed to build based on FHA funding and they are now not willing to return the funds you have already invested when they said they will and are not responding to your calls, etc...
Since your amount of damages is more than $5,000 for a small claims
suit, you will need to file a complaint for breach of contract with your county court. County Courts
will hear civil cases with the jursdictional amount of $15,000 or less in damages. Typically higher courts require that you have an attorney represent your interest. You can access the directory for the court's contact information. However, as of the time of this reply their website is down.
Once your civil claim is filed, then you will infact need to file a lis pendens to preserve your interest on that property from being sold.
As discussed in my first reply to you, a lis pendens will notify all parties that a pending litigation is in progress and that the property should not be sold until the litigation is resolved.
Typically, a lis pendens is a motion that you prepare and not a form you obtain from court. Here
is a sample of lis pendens. Here
you will find information regarding Florida Statues regarding construction liens, if you wish to research further.
I highly advice you to speak with an attorney regarding your rights. The attorney will be able to review all the facts of your case, make a last attempt to recover against the builder, by preparing a demand letter and finally if the demand does not work, prepare all necessary paperwork for your civil complaint and lis pendens.
Let me know if you need further assistance or clarification.