Entering into a contract with another individual, a business, a vendor or an employer can be risky if you don't know what you are agreeing to when you sign on the dotted line. Make sure you read the entire contract from start to finish and ask questions. Have it reviewed by an attorney to protect yourself. Here are some examples of breach of contract cases.
An actual breach of contract occurs when one party of the contract outright refuses to fulfill their side of the contract on the due date or only performs their duties to an incomplete level.
An anticipatory breach of contract occurs when one party of the contract announces prior to the due date on the contract that they will not be completing said duties. This can come in any form, including construction, employment, medical and more.
A minor breach of contract occurs when one party involved fails to perform a service or provide a product named in the contract despite the end result still being delivered.
A material breach of contract occurs when the recipient party in the contract ends up with something that is completely different from what was stipulated in the contract. For example, you contracted with a builder to install a hot tub but wound up with a pool. Or, you contracted with a web designer for a website about your Italian restaurant, and the end product is a website about a bakery.
Breach of contract is a serious issue that affects thousands of people every year in Florida. Whether the contract is for the lease of a home or office space, taking a class, gainful employment, performing services or using a contractor, you need to know what is at stake.