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Q: If you ask for an itemized bill from a business ( windows and doors) do they have to provide one to the consumer?

is it legal to charge for a service that was not provided?

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Q: Is the year to year lease in Florida legal if it states 120 days needed to be given for early termination?

My year to year lease states: "You must give at least 120 days written notice of termination or intent to move-out". Looking at Florida State law 83.575, it says "may not require more than 60 days’ notice before vacating the premises". Is the lease I signed in violation of the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 17, 2022

Show this to your landlord.

"A rental agreement with a specific duration may contain a provision requiring the tenant to notify the landlord within a specified period before vacating the premises at the end of the rental agreement, IF such provision requires the landlord to notify the...
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Q: Is the year to year lease in Florida legal if it states 120 days needed to be given for early termination?

My year to year lease states: "You must give at least 120 days written notice of termination or intent to move-out". Looking at Florida State law 83.575, it says "may not require more than 60 days’ notice before vacating the premises". Is the lease I signed in violation of the... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on May 16, 2022

It depends if you are talking about a residential or commercial lease. The statute you are referencing applies to residential leases.

Good luck.

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Q: Can a contractor withdraw from a contract before a permit is issued or NOC is filed and keep the deposit - 1/3 of job.

He began working while the permit was in progress but really didn’t do much to push the permit process along. He claims that I didn’t give him access to the property which I can prove is false. He also says I didn’t pay him the 2nd invoice which is true but was due to a dispute. There was no... Read more »

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Q: Can I get me deposit back if a contractor withdraws from the contract before the permit is approved or NOC filed?

My contractor has elected to withdraw from our contract stating that he did not get access to the property and that I refused to make the second payment. I paid the required deposit of over 1/3 but withheld the 1st progress payment as I believe he is cutting corners. During the demo he cut through... Read more »

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Q: Can a company revoke a service that you paid for that provided for vaccines for the life of the pet, 3 years later?

We purchased a program called "Vaccines for Life" where, for the life of the pet, vaccinations would be free, all that we would pay for is the clinic visit. 3 years later, now that their clientele has been built up, they have canceled the program. If it promised vaccines for the life of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Estate Planning for Florida on
Q: Dispute POA

My father lives in Florida. I live in California.

He added my name and my brothers name to the deed of his condo (no mortgage) in 2017.

In 2021 my brother passed away. In March 2022 my brothers widow was given POA over my father and added herself to the Quitclaim deed without my... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 11, 2022

And you want to know whether the power of attorney and the deed can be annulled, and you can examine the bank accounts? You need to retain a Florida attorney for the purpose of adjudicating your father incompetent as of the date of the POA.

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Q: We are selling a trailer and the park office has flagged our potential buyer for no credit asking 2 years rent upfront.

What is our recourse?

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage answered on May 9, 2022

The park owner is not required to allow someone to move in because they are credit risk. You would need to find a new buyer if the buyer is not willing to prepay the rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Acceptance now just let someone lease a product from them under my name without checking identification.

The transaction took place in Portland Oregon and I live in Florida. If they had followed the process of checking an ID they would not have leased the product.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 8, 2022

And you want to know what to do about it? Since you somehow found out about it, you should immediately inform them, in writing, that it was not you who leased the product. If they eventually file suit against you about the lease, they might do so in Oregon. In that case you will need an Oregon... Read more »

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Q: Can I hire another contractor to repair at original contractor's expense?

Repair done on wood facia incorrectly. Contractor contacted several times and made appointment to repair. No show. This has been going on for 4 weeks. Animals are going into attic (squirrels, wasps). We live in the country.

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Q: Is this breech of contract?

I am a physician and my contract states that my quality bonus, "to be paid within ninety (90) days after the end of each calendar year". It is now May 4th which is 114 days after the end of the year. Wondering if this is breech of contract and would I have options to get out of my... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 4, 2022

Best for you to consult an attorney in person, for review of the contract. Sounds like the employer is in breach, but it depends on whether a "quality bonus" is mandatory or discretionary. If the employer is in breach, the first step is for you to request compliance, and if they refuse,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Is it legal for an agent to sell her clients properties to her broker without disclosing and resell them before closing?

My son signed a contract to sell 4 inherited properties for far undervalue. His agent never had him sign a listing agreement or listed on MLS, now he found out the buyer is her broker. Same agent has contract to sell 1 of the properties for 50k more and has put signs on others. She insists a... Read more »

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage answered on May 4, 2022

Your son needs to consult with a real estate lawyer immediately. This is not something you are going to be able to resolve with advice on the internet because a lawyer needs to review the contract and any other documents he signed.

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Q: How long do I have to cancel a contract in Florida

I went to Aspen Dental today to have my teeth checked free of charge with x-rays included. After the appointment, I was presented with the cost of treatment which was $4,660. I was given the option to pay no interest for 18 months and I agreed to sign the contract. When I got home and looked over... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: Hi Who is responsible for damages ?

I hired a roofing contractor to reroof my home from hurricane sally damage.the company that delivered the roofing materials severely damaged my concrete driveway . So far I have gotten no resolve as to who is responsible for my driveway . Do I have any legal recourse to get my driveway repaired ? I... Read more »

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Q: Is a letter promising to pay someone gift money binding?

My mom gifted me money about 5 years ago. A few years later my wife and I let her move in with us. Long story short, I had to ask her to leave a few years later because she was causing trouble between my wife and daughter. She then threatened to sue me for the money she gifted me. She threatened to... Read more »

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Q: If I have the certificate of shares for a company, does that entitle me to it's value? Can I sell it?

I was given a locker with a bunch of stuff still in it. Among the papers and tools I found a certificate of shares for a company.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 30, 2022

Yes, you can probably sell the shares.

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Q: Contract rental law for condos-I signed a 2 year lease by the landlords mistake it says 6/2021-5/2023.

The written wording says 12 months. He wants to raise the rent after one year, more than 5% without 60 days notice-but it looks like I might have a two year lease, all this hold up in a court of law?

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage answered on Apr 29, 2022

A lawyer would have to read the lease agreement to see how it is written. Generally, when there are conflicting terms in a contract, a court will interpret it in favor of the person who did not draft it but not always. The court will also allow evidence other than the agreement to be introduced... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I trusted a friend to watch my dog while I recovered from an injury and found work. She will not return my dog.

I filed a civil suit against friend and on Monday I had a pretrial. Without my consent or knowledge friend had my dog undergo surgery. Additionally she chipped my dog without my consent under her name. The mediator met with her lawyer and I. Days before court her lawyer made a motion to dismiss my... Read more »

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Q: Spinnaker lied to us and now we owe $185 a year maintenance fee on our Spinnaker Royal Floridian resort for life.

Trade block will take on our case in a class action for $4,000. Does that sound legit?

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Q: Can a judge enforce an equal divide on rent and utilities between two roommates?

One person is only paying a small portion of their share of rent and no utilities.

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