Thank you for the additional information.
You will first need to sue in small claims
court (for breach of contract) in order to obtain a judgment against the renter. Liens are only available to people without a judgment if they did repair work on the residence specifically, not to other claims.
You can file suit in Florida, since the suit arose out of her contacts with the state. Then you would need to 1) domesticate the judgment in California and 2) file for a lien to enforce the judgment.
After you obtain that judgment, you could then file for a judgment lien to be placed on the property, but the most important thing is to first file suit in small claims court.
You would need to contact the local small claims court in your district to file suit.
Here are the rules for small claims cases in Florida:
And here is more information on judgment liens in California:
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