Bonita Springs, FL asked in Business Law, Construction Law and Contracts for Florida

Q: Can I add a stipulation to a check that finalizes and terminates a contract?

I want to make sure that I my relationship with a contractor is terminated when they cash my check

1 Lawyer Answer
Jane Kim
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  • Naples, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: 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 a day, even if you follow that statute. The check must be tendered in good faith, and there must be a genuine dispute.

Good luck.

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