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Q: Questionnaire from the property tax appraisers office after condo purchase (Charlotte County). Is its return mandatory?

Received a questionnaire from the property tax appraisers office after condo purchase (main residence) regarding asking/purchase price, type of transaction, etc. Am I legally obligated to answer and return it? I'm concerned that it will affect my property tax rate. I don't mind paying my... Read more »

Seth Daniel Lubin
Seth Daniel Lubin
answered on Jun 25, 2019

Absolutely not mandatory. It helps the PA's office understand more about the transaction (to determine if it was qualified sale), and it also helps them understand the condition of the property for valuation purposes. Unfortunately, it could also work against you if you plan on contesting your... Read more »

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Q: if you have house for sale through realtor and contract is up can you sell house Without paying commission
Seth Daniel Lubin
Seth Daniel Lubin
answered on Jun 20, 2017

You have to check the terms of the listing agreements. Some agreements require commission payments even after the term is up.

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Q: Seller stalled approx. 3 weeks. Now-because of the delay-we have to jump through a new set of hoops with the financing.

The changes to our financing will take approx. a month-it involves the IRS and there's no way around it. My question: Is it still the seller at fault here for the delay? Or, are we, the Buyers, now at fault? :(

Seth Daniel Lubin
Seth Daniel Lubin
answered on Jun 16, 2017

It all depends on what is written in the contract for sale and purchase. Most have financing contingency clauses that have very specific timelines in order to perform certain tasks, Without seeing the agreement, it is virtually impossible to answer the question. The same goes for the Sellers... Read more »

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Q: living month to month no lease and we have decided to move notified the management company says we need to give 60 days?
Seth Daniel Lubin
Seth Daniel Lubin
answered on Jun 14, 2017

If there is no mention of notice in a lease, then you have to look towards Florida law. Florida Statue §83.57 states:

83.57 Termination of tenancy without specific term.—A tenancy without a specific duration, as defined in s. 83.46(2) or (3), may be terminated by either party giving...
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