When an agreement or contract is made between two or more entities, either side can violate the agreement with a breach of contract. These violations harm the Florida economy and the way people do business in the state. For example, if a person gets away with breaching a contract, others might begin to think it is okay to do the same thing. This is why it is so important to hold the responsible party to account when a breach occurs.
Concrete Restoration Team, a contractor operating in Florida, is suing the owner of Golden View Condominiums for "breach of contract and unjust enrichment." Specifically, the complaint alleges that the property owner "breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing" by refusing to pay for services rendered.
Reportedly, the contractor and the property owner entered into contract last July. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant refused to pay for materials, services and labor totaling $56,692.80, constituting a breach of contract. The suit also states that the defendant received benefits from the unpaid contract at the expense of the contractor.
This case is a good example of what can happen if either party does not hold up his or her end of a contract. Refusing to pay or refusing to work is not a good solution when one side or the other of a contract is not satisfied. In a perfect world, all involved parties can work together to remedy the problem. However, this is not a perfect world and often the harmed parties must look to the law for resolution of a costly breach of contract. A business attorney plays an invaluable role in these situations.
Source: Florida Record, "Golden View Condominium accused of breach of contract," Jenie Mallari-Torres, July 27, 2017