In a letter dated March 31, 2023, I was informed by the Head of Accounts Receivables that I owed $789.99 to the Association. The letter states, “must be paid within 30 days of the date of this letter. "
On April 29th, 2023 I sent the full $789.99 within the 30 days of the date of the... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2023
Technically you missed the 30 day deadline if the payment was not received by April 30th. Without knowing how much your dues are and what the frequency is for payments, it is impossible to give you a definitive answer if this amount being demanded is an overcharge. Legally, the management company... Read more »
I have applied for an LLC same name just not plural and was rejected. The notice said they have one year and it looks like their time was up to be revoked 5/1/2022. Due to no filings what can I do
answered on May 4, 2023
The general and applicable rule is as follows: The State of Florida Administratively Dissolved Businesses will be designated with an “INACT/UA” code and will then be held for a term/time period of one (1) year from the date of dissolution or revocation. Any names that are listed by the... Read more »
The Board of Directors held many properly noticed meetings regarding the creation of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, but the Chairman decided to hold a vote via email instead of properly noticing and holding a meeting to pass what was supposed to be the FINAL document. Most of the Board... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2023
Unfortunately, the email vote is not valid under Florida's nonprofit corporations act because there was not unanimous consent.
Florida allows board action to be taken in three ways: (a) a physical (in person) meeting, (b) a meeting by electronic communication "through the use of,... Read more »
Local Tax Exempt Organization IRS 501(c)(3) - how should a Board of Directors be constructed? I am worried about losing control of entity. What defensive measures can be instituted to prevent loss of voting control? I am the founder of the entity. This will be a big entity someday- tremendous... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2023
You ask a question that many founders of nonprofits ask. And lawyers who work with nonprofits inevitably deal with the situation that you fear: a board of directors who develop a different view of the direction to take the organization than the founder's view, resulting in strife and board... Read more »
I don't have anyone to become an agent to receive mail etc. The organization's bank acct is also in Indiana. What would be the cost and difficulty to make the transfer of the organization from IN to FL? Any other suggestions?
answered on Mar 29, 2023
You basically have two choices. The first option is to start a new not for profit in Florida and wrap up the Indiana nonprofit. The second option is to leave the Indiana nonprofit in place and to file paperwork with the Florida to operate as a "foreign not for profit" in Florida. Which... Read more »
The alarm company we hired to install cameras and security system sent out a tech to do the install, that tech later robbed the pharmacy with a help from another person. That second person was caught and sentenced and police immediately knew it was the alarm company’s tech because upon reviewing... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
The Fla. Limitations period for negligence suit is 4 years from either the date of incident or from the time the damage was discovered. Either way, the time is probably up for an action based on negligence, such as negligent hiring or negligent retention. I say "probably" because this... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
In general, yes, assuming that by "restrain" you mean the use of non-deadly force. Florida Statute 776.031 provides, in pertinent part, that
"(1) A person is justified in using or threatening to use force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that... Read more »
The lender (Cherry Tech) states the medspa was paid regardless of whether I received services, and all cancellations must be approved by the medspa, who does not reply to any of my emails, texts, voicemails, msgs. I have been sending cancellation notices weekly for the last two months, no responses... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2023
This is mostly a matter of the terms of your contracts with the service provider and the lender. Schedule a consultation with a lawyer in your area who handles consumer law or breach of contract cases, so that the lawyer can review the contracts and the entire situation. A contract can be a... Read more »
We share a business currently 20-80 cut. 20% me, and I’d like to sell them my home for a 65% cut of the business to make it 65%/35% new terms
answered on Mar 13, 2023
Yes provided the mortgagee agrees to the assumption of the mortgage. Try to get a release from the Mortgagee for future obligations under the mortgage. You will have to transfer the home by a deed recorded with the County Clerk and pay documentary stamp taxes on the balance of the mortgage... Read more »
My start up company involves animal training and education. I registered as an LLC initially, but recently other business owners have been recommending that I switch to an S Corp. I was told that I would be better protected. Could you please define the differences between the two, pros and cons,... Read more »
answered on Mar 3, 2023
For your purposes, LLC is easier and provides the same advantages, if not more, than an S Corp.
Here is what an AI robot says (I do not agree with No.1 under "disadvantages." )
Advantages and disadvantages of LLC over an S Corp.
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2023
Yes, you should register as a DBA, but I would additionally say it is simple enough and you should consider possibly just creating an LLC as well, it looks more professional for a business and if you discuss with an attorney, they can explain how it can create additional potential liability... Read more »
I want to make sure that I my relationship with a contractor is terminated when they cash my check
answered on Jan 31, 2023
Yes, the Florida statute that governs Full and Final Accord and Satisfaction is Florida Statute 673.3111. You have to tender the check with proper notice for it to be effective. Also, it depends what your contract with the contractor says. You can't just write a check for a dollar and call it... Read more »
Former and Current Board Members Are Posting on Web Sites [NOT ADMINISTERED BY THE BOARD] about the Corporation Internal Affairs, Including, but Not Limited to - NEXTDOOR - ORLANDO TRILOGY RESIDENTS (CASCADES/GROVELAND RESIDENTS, PAST AND PRESENT) - OFFICIAL CASCADES OF GROVELAND RESIDENTS... Read more »
answered on Jan 29, 2023
Interesting issue, which I don't have expertise in, but my somewhat-educated guess is: Regarding the issue of disclosure itself, without regard to whether it causes damage to the corporation, the answer to your question may depend on whether your corporation has a written confidentiality... Read more »
Is it safe to give Stripe your Social security Number? In order for me to create an account with Stripe, I need to give it the last four digits of my ssn.
Back story I'm a minor wanting to start a business in Florida where you pick up dog poop from peoples' yards. I created a... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2023
Florida doesn't have income taxes. The U.S. government does. I suggest you go to irs.gov, download a form 1040, and the instructions for that form. After reviewing those documents, you should have a better idea of how income tax works.
And no, if you make no money at all, you... Read more »
answered on Jan 5, 2023
My experience with filing Articles of Organization via e-fax is it becoming effective the next business day. I have never had to wait 8 weeks. When you file the Articles of Organization specify an effective date 5 business days before the filing date. See Section 605.0702 of the Florida Statutes.
A company sent me someone’s homeowners insurance paperwork through airdrop. I work in the building next to them. It has the homeowner’s name’s and addresses on the first page. It’s four pages worth of information
answered on Dec 21, 2022
A normal procedure for someone who was an unintended recipient of information is to contact the sender so they can resend it to the correct person, and to destroy the information received. Best regards.
I purchased a taxi dispatch service in April 2022 for $8000 down and $3000 a month until $80,000 is paid in full. The manager of my company started working with the seller to underhandedly take back the company. THe manager quit on Dec 1 and text all my clients offering lower rates. He then... Read more »
answered on Dec 16, 2022
The way you describe the facts, I'd call it a crime, which should be reported to the police (plus you'd have various civil causes of action, meaning grounds for a lawsuit). However, if you got into some kind of dispute with the seller and/or manager, they might have a completely different... Read more »
A graphics design client is refusing to pay after receiving and utilizing goods. Invoices have been sent, due dates have passed, attempts at communicating are met with hostility. Total is $500, prior to waiving $200 worth of additional project fees in an effort to encourage payment.
answered on Dec 13, 2022
Assuming Puerto Rico has some sort of small claims procedure, you could contact an attorney there for the purpose of suing the client in Puerto Rico. Or, depending on circumstances, you might be able to sue in Florida.
I recently performed service work for a company. The contract can be voided at any time by any party. There was no requirement to provide previous proof of work. They performed KYC and I passed without any issue.
I completed my contractually required work. Just as I was finishing, the... Read more »
answered on Nov 9, 2022
It sounds like you may very well have a valid cause of action for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and/or quantum meruit. You are most likely owed the value of the work you performed. You should set up a consultation with an attorney who handles breach of contract disputes, present the... Read more »
They offer two payment methods online; pay by credit card or pay with bank account. Both options charge a convenience fee. They do not offer any other way to pay the dues. My understanding is that the convenience fee is only charged as a convenience alternative to a standard method of payment.
answered on Nov 3, 2022
If you mail a check they have to accept it. They cannot legally refuse any form of legal tender. The problem you might face is proving they received the payment. They cannot require only online payment but if they provide for online payment they can charge a convenience fee.
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