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May 2019 Archives

Shoddy workmanship might not be immediately evident

Building projects take a lot of time and money. It is imperative that these are taken care of correctly. Without proper permits and planning, these projects can turn into a nightmare. You also need to have a contractor who is reputable or the building might not be constructed in a safe or expected manner. We know that this isn't at all what you want.

Why it's not always ideal to buy a preconstruction Florida condo

Melbourne realtors often clamor to get an exclusive listing to sell units in a condo building the moment they hear that a new Florida development is in the works. They attract customers in the market for a newly constructed home by telling them that the earlier they buy, the better the price will be. They also let them know that they customize their unit. Even though it may seem ideal to buy a condo during the preconstruction phase, that's not always the case.

Most Americans want a single-family home

Americans have a lot of options when it comes to where they live. Some live in condos so that they can have some of the benefits of the shared spaces and so they can have maintenance done for them. Others living in duplexes and other multi-home structures. Still others simply continue to rent apartments and do not own a home at all.

Trust litigation might be necessary for non-profits

When someone creates an estate plan, they might include trusts in that plan. It is expected that those will be handled in the manner in which the person instructed. However, there are times when things might not move forward as they should. One issue that sometimes comes up is that the estate plan isn't set up how it was intended to be. This is sometimes the case when a person promises a donation of something to a non-profit and then doesn't put anything in the estate plan to actually reflect that donation.

What is home repair fraud, and how can you avoid it?

Hurricane season starts on June 1. While many Florida residents will hope and pray that bad weather steers clear of them, it's inevitable that someone in the state will experience intense wind and rain that will cause damage to their property. It's important that you're armed with the knowledge to avoid being defrauded by deceptive home contractors that you may encounter.

When noncompete agreements are not safety nets

A Florida legislator, in proposed legislation drafted within the Fair Labor Standard Act, moved to limit the use of noncompete agreements. The Senator submitted the "Freedom to Compete Act" for consideration at the federal congressional level on Jan. 15, 2019.

A commercial closing attorney can keep you from being defrauded

According to a report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center in 2017, there were 21,887 cases of wire fraud reported in Florida that year. This didn't just pose a threat to parties to residential real estate transactions. Research shows that fraudsters are targeting commercial buyers and sellers at an alarming rate too.

Florida condo buyers sue developers, citing construction delays

Tired of waiting for the completion of their new homes in a luxury condominium project in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, eight buyers have sued to get out of their contracts and be given a refund of their deposits.

Breach of contract cases can damage a business

Breach of contract is something that all businesses should try to never allow to happen. These contracts are the backbone of the business world because they set clear standards and penalties for relationships between the company and other companies, employees, vendors and contractors. Ensuring that your company is being protected by the contracts that you have in place is imperative.

A Florida developer tries to sell a development without consent

The construction of a Delray Beach mixed-used development is facing a delay. One of the two developers who'd partnered together to oversee the $100 million Midtown Delray Beach project has sued the other. The plaintiff accuses his business partner of having attempted to sell the property to a prospective buyer without consent. The latter has also filed a lawsuit requesting to complete the purchase of the development.

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