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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: If I was wrongfully evicted from my residence as a renter and I have a contract for deed can i still record it?

On Aug 1 2022 i entered into a private contract for deed. on sept 16 2023 the seller died. he gave General Durable POA w/appointed agent to a guy named Jay. In Sept 2023 i was short on my mortgage, Jay agreed to payments & i gave him $260. on sept 5 he gave me a 3 day notice that said i did not... View More

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Q: Am i allowed to see a Judge without an Attourney for a Rid of Replevin?

I hired Pryco Movers in April 2022, I Sold my home on June 27th of 2022 and Pryco picked up on June 29th. They stated they would deliver in 30-45 days. They kept telling us there were delays, and last spoke with Pryco movers December of 2022 when they stopped answering calls. In April of 2023 I... View More

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Q: Hi, we purchased a home and 7 days after closing we found that septic is not draining. Is the seller responsible?

We had it pumped so it will last about a month until it will stop draining. We can’t shower, flush toilets or wash clothes. Seller agent says they didn’t know.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
answered on Feb 13, 2024

Is it something discoverable during inspection period of your purchase? If it is, you can't hold the seller liable, unfortunately.

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Q: I signed a contract with an Agent to sell my home and now I want to cancel the contract

it says that I need a bona fide reason to be released and to pay a fee. I want to terminate the contract and pay the fee?

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Q: If you worked with a Law firm on a hurricane Ian claim, is the insurance or homeowner responsible for the legal fees?

In signing up with a law firm to represent me for my hurricane Ian claim after my public adjuster failed, I was assured by both parties that all legal fees would be covered by my insurance company (Citizens) since the claim was filed before the law changed. This was the tone the entire case every... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: If a business that scammed you says they have you on a recorded line, can you legally request a copy of those calls?

I’m a wedding vendor that got targeted by a advertising scam with a well known company that wont allow me to cancel my advertising after them not following through with the promises of the amount of leads they were going to say I will receive. They lured individuals in a contract that they have... View More

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Q: Hi there I have a question, my husband has put an offer on a ranch, and Put our house for sell, I have not signed any

Documents, and we have a closing on Friday, I do not want to sell my house and I do not want to move. What are my legal rights? Thank you Carlie Gintoli.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Feb 7, 2024

If you don't want to sell, don't sign anything at the closing.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Municipal Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: how many days do i have to answer a motion to compel discovery or any other motions? is there a statute or rule?

in florida collier county civil?

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In Florida, the time you have to respond to a motion to compel discovery or other motions generally depends on the specific rules of the court in which the motion was filed. However, as a general guideline, you typically have 20 days to respond to a motion in Florida's state courts. This... View More

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Q: Can a rent to own contract be voided if all terms weren't met? All monies paid but other clauses were breached.

The buyers paid the asking price but failed to follow specific guidance of the contract. Can I get my house back? If so, how?

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: At what point can a contractor sue me for if I don't pay the cancellation invoice?

(Florida). I signed a contract for solar installation to my home. The contract states that I have 3 days to cancel if I do not wish to proceed otherwise I pay $2500 for terminating after 3 days. Then 5 days later I did terminate the project. I emailed/called the installer and requested for the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: Is a person who receives a 1099 as an independent contractor. Liable For non compete by law? I did sign one

I had my own LLC while working for the company.

In question also own my own vehicle. It is a taxi driving job. I have my own car and my own business license. Period I just paid them part of my wages for dispatch services that's it

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jan 29, 2024

Yes, if you signed a non-compete agreement, your LLC would be precluded from competing with the other party.

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Q: I just signed a six month lease and another person in the house is not on the lease when does the non signer have to go?

The non lease signer refuses to leave and has been asked to leave for over 6 months?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: In Florida, what is the legal definition of a gated community?

We have a front gate but a big section of our community does not have a barrier separating it from surrounding areas. We are trying to figure out whether or not it was false advertising and the builder is responsible for providing the additional barrier needed to gate in the full community or if... View More

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

There is no specific definition about that. You may want to review your PUD (Planned Unit Development) documents filed with the county and your HOA governing documents, to determine if the final community reflects the governing documents.

It also depends what you are trying to get at...
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Q: Can I still file a Motion to Enlarge Time to File Response if Plaintiff's attorney has said they wouldn't approve?

Can I just file it with the court, or does opposing counsel have to approve/accept it?

I asked them for a 30 day extension so that I can find adequate counsel and they said they wouldn't allow it.

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Jan 18, 2024

Yes, that's your only option. Either you or the plaintiff's attorney can set your motion for hearing. "I need more time to find an attorney" is generally not a good reason for the judge to grant your motion. My suggestion is to file your motion, and be working real hard to hire... View More

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Q: I bought a car but it was totaled before we got and weren't aware of it
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jan 17, 2024

This is a Q and A forum, but you didn't ask a question. Also, if you're question is what legal remedies might be available, more facts would be needed about the sale, such as the terms of sale, whether there's a written contract, whether the car was sold "as is", whether... View More

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Q: Is my lease still valid if I signed 8/2023 come to find the company’s LLC dissolved in 9/2022?

I am having to move and they are saying I have to pay remainder or rent for 6months including my deposit, have heard shady stuff about the company so I did a quick search and found this out. I’m in Orlando, Florida

Jane Kim
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answered on Jan 7, 2024

It depends how the lease was signed. Also, the LLC may not be the right party to the lease but the terms may inure to an individual. You need to read the lease to understand more. Basically, they shouldn't be creating new terms, and you shouldn't be unjustly enriched because the LLC... View More

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Q: One year term - monthly home lease in Florida without exit clause. Can it be broken without paying for the full year?

Elderly couple on fixed income selling their home in Florida with an August 21, 2023 closing date. They were required to be out of the home prior to the closing date. On July 13th they leased a residence based on a one year term, monthly payment lease and moved in. The lease had no "early exit... View More

Timothy C Martin
Timothy C Martin
answered on Jan 19, 2024

A signed lease is a legal contract between the parties. In this situation, the elderly couple signed a one-year lease, so the landlord can hold them responsible for it. If the lease allows, the unit could be sub-let to another renter, but the couple will be responsible for rent until that happens.... View More

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Q: BANK CANCELS CAR LOAN CONTRACT DUE TO LATE FIRST PAYMENT OF 14 DAYS. IS THIS A REPO AND HOW ?? ARTICULE 9?

NOW....THE DEALER EMAILED ME AND WANTS THE CAR BACK DUE TO BANK REQUESTING BUYBACK TO DEALER AS I DEFAULTED ON THE FIRST PAYMENT.

NOW.....

CAR GOES BACK TO DEALER,

DEALER GIVES WESTLAKE BANK THE MONEY BACK,

CUSTOMER LOSES 3K DOWNPAYMENT.

THE CAR PRICE WAS... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jan 6, 2024

Did you agree to terms that let them take advantage of you as you describe, or not? Read the contract terms on the remedies granted to them when the buyer is in default, and determine if you agreed to whatever those are. If unclear, or you think they are violating the terms or that you did not... View More

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