Let’s say I sign a contract with contractor A but permits are pulled by contractor B. Bs company is also listed on the permit not the company you signed the contract with. Is contractor B an actual qualifying agent or a “rented” license.
If contractor B was an actual qualifying agent,... View More
In general, all qualifying agents' licenses should be publicly available on the DBPR's website, although there is the possibility that the application is in process or has not yet been posted due to administrative lag. While there is zero factual context for this question,...View More
In state of Florida when you build you new home construction as a owner you are required to live there for 1 year period. What happen when you have to move out during the one year period and sell before the 1 year period. Move out due to family emergency and move out completely out of Florida. What... View More
Unfortunately, there is no exception in Florida statutes to the one year owner builder residency requirement for "family emergencies". The exact language of the statute provides that "proof of the sale or lease, or offering for sale or lease, of any such structure by the...View More
Contract signed Nov 2022. Construction began April 2023. Completion date is still unknown. Glass tiles were installed and they are the incorrect color. Tile company will replace the product fro free, but the builder wants to charge us $3K to remove the old tile and install the new tile. Builder... View More
Typically, the contractor is responsible for ensuring the work meets the plans and specifications and scope of work for the project. This situation sounds as if this contractor is somehow trying to shift the responsibility for supervising the quality of work on you, the homeowner. Unfortunately,...View More
We paid 4000 to start and 36,000 for the pool shell. The next payment would have been for pavers and then a payment to finish the job. However, we found out that the new owner was not a lisenced contractor and had used the old owners name and lisece on the contract. This was reported to the... View More
I am sorry to learn of this truly unfortunate situation. Needless to say, there are many moving parts resulting from this complex fact pattern, including the property damage to the home, the damage to the existing shell and voiding of the warranty, never mind the fact this entity appears to have...View More
I paid an architect for house plans, their in-house general contractor can't build the house within my budget as promised in the beginning so I found a general contractor who can build within my budget but the architect is refusing to release the CAD plans to him rendering the plans I've... View More
This is an unfortunate situation, however, when dealing with a builder's new home architect, it is likely that the plans are merely a repetition with slight variation on plans the architect has previously designed for the builder and for which the builder may own the license rights. It would...View More
The client signed my contract to add a pool to a home under construction & will not close on the home. Do I have to refund the pool deposit? The Florida pool contract was signed on 4/3/2023 it states in numerous places a 3-day cancellation policy. I was notified about 70 days later that the... View More
Unfortunately, as with almost all issues involving construction disputes, a review of the terms and conditions of the entire written agreement, the very specific facts, and application of any relevant statutory provisions is required to provide anything more than the most general of responses....View More
The contract was initiated 2 years ago and we finally got settlement through litigation from the insurance company. In the mean time the representative of the roofing company is no longer employed by them...we don't know if he ever had signing rights for the company. He tried to get us to use... View More
The factual scenario of this question suggests that the construction agreement in question was an "assignment of benefits" contract wherein you as the homeowner contracted with the roofing contractor and assigned insurance benefits to it. Florida law on AOB agreements was significantly...View More
The owner disputed and file a motion to dismiss as all invoices presented by the General Contractor was paid. The owner submitted copies of the contract and all payments made. Due to a missing defendant's name in the power of attorney letter (for property manager), the case was never heard... View More
When a default judgment has been entered, in this case presumably by the judge and not simply a clerk's default, it is long past time for the property owner to obtain actual legal advice from an experienced construction litigator as to the specific facts of this matter. There may be grounds...View More
There are attorneys who specialize in contractor licensing issues. One such lawyer is Chris Cobb of Cobb Gonzalez in Jacksonville. Chris regularly presents continuing legal education to other construction counsel on licensing issues and is well respected in this area of law.
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