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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Can you be evicted if your landlord was given the title to your mobile home 1 year ago? We left it 1 year ago

My husband and I owned a Mobile home in a trailer park a year ago. We rented the land; but owned the mobile home. After not being able to sell the mobile home. We turned the title with a letter of discontinued of our month to month lease. We had both a certified copy of the mobile home title signed... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Oct 10, 2021

Likely a formality to take possession. But you may want to contact opposing counsel to enter into a consent Judgment for possession only without money damages. You may want to retain a lawyer to ensure there is no money judgment against you.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: I have taken a job and signed the contingent offer. I met all of the requirements but the company rescinded the offer.

I was told by email from the CEO that I was on payroll as of August 24th 2021. Not only have I declined all other offers at that point, I work in an industry where it is not easy to find a new position quickly. They have since rescinded the offer and are telling me to return the relocation money... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Oct 10, 2021

Do you have a question?

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: I don’t understand your answer , you say he needs to honor my lease but he can terminate .

My lease is for another 24 months , not monthly . I pay the rent on a monthly bases like everyone else . I don’t think people go around paying 24 months in one payment .

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Oct 8, 2021

"My lease is for another 24 months" -- this statement needs to be backed up by an enforceable written copy of lease. If you do not have a written lease that stipulates termination date to be in 24 months since the signing, what is enforceable is a monthly lease and can be terminated... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers Comp Contract

I have a question. If I agree to a lump sum settlement and told my lawyer to sign it instead of me signing it at a mediation but end up emailing my lawyer telling him I changed my mind two hours letter about the settlement. Do I have to settle for whatever amount was given to me or Is the contract... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 2, 2021

Florida Workers' comp is a little different in that it's typical to allow your attorney to sign on your behalf on the mediation agreement. If you truly do not want to proceed with the settlement and you've asked your lawyer to try and back out of the settlement, what may happen is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers Comp Contract

I have a question. If I agree to a lump sum settlement and told my lawyer to sign it instead of me signing it at a mediation but end up emailing my lawyer telling him I changed my mind two hours letter about the settlement. Do I have to settle for whatever amount was given to me or Is the contract... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 27, 2021

This sounds odd. An attorney has no authority to simply sign a settlement for a client by virtue of being an attorney. With that being said, the settlement agreement if there is one, should be unenforceable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: Does the Truth in Lending Mean I don’t have to make a down payment on a car
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 21, 2021

No. "Truth in Lending" is a well-used financial phrase used to remind people that the government requires lenders to disclose all the interest, fees and other costs related to each lending transaction.

However, it does not apply to every kind of lender there is out there; for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: I received a summons for a complaint for declaratory relief. I don’t know what it is or means

I don’t know if I should respond how I go about doing so, I also am wondering if this means they are suing me financially? This is from my car insurance company after they dropped me and paid nothing towards the accident.

Brennan R Block
Brennan R Block answered on Sep 21, 2021

Generally, a lawsuit filed for declaratory relief involves someone requesting for a court to enter a judgment that states the rights of parties to the lawsuit without ordering any specific action or awarding money to either party. In your circumstance, the insurance company is likely seeking a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Can I change pool contractor or sue him?

We signed a contract for a pool in August 2020, it took months for the permit and they started digging 6 months ago. They have only worked 6-7 actual days on it. Tiling was supposed to be done 2 weeks ago and the contractor stopped responding to us a week ago. Can we sue him to finish? or can we... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 20, 2021

Yes, you can do both. A signed quote is an enforceable contract if it is signed by them.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Can a plat map be used as a road disclosure in closing documents, even though there is a abutting road disclosure

At closing we were not told about the retention pond and the private road. There was a abutting road disclosure. Nothing else. There was a line about you must join the HOA and follow the CCR. The CCR’s were not given prior to closing. Hidden in there was a line about the HOA being responsible for... Read more »

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage answered on Sep 16, 2021

This is why it is so important to have your own real estate lawyer represent you in a transaction. You will now need one to review your closing documents, the HOA documents, your survey of your property and the neighborhood plat, which often attached to the HOA documents but not always. The HOA... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: Am I legally bound to use a roofing company that got money for our hurricane loss through a public adjuster?

I signed a Restoration/Construction Services Proposal for them to come in and assess the interior damages and was told this obligated me in no way. They have not shown up for 3 appointments to give me roofing samples, yet they say they will sue if we don’t go with them.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 13, 2021

If the proposal did not turn into a contract in anyway, you owe them no duty to perform, i.e, to hire them. Anyway, you need to read the proposal carefully or hire an attorney to review it to know for sure what your obligation is.

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Government Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers compensation contract

I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... Read more »

Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel answered on Sep 10, 2021

There are not enough important details in your question to be able to get give you a good answer. For example, who owned the garbage truck? Who was driving the garbage truck? Where did this happen? You may actually have both a personal injury claim and a workers compensation claim. You should... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, I signed a document through Docusign and was expecting a certificate of completion that makes the contract

legally binding. When I did not receive a copy, I requested through the sender to provide the cert. They were unable to and couldn't find it. When I contacted Docusign to receive a copy, they informed me the contract was voided and that there was never a cert to provide. Even though I signed,... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 8, 2021

It the other party to the contract (the "sender", as I understand you) says that they don't have it, get that in writing. If they later find it, with your signature, get a copy of that. I'm not sure how Docusign can decide the contract is "voided", if they are not a party to the contract.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Florida on
Q: My Partner is threatening me to press charges against me for taking money from business account.

I have been working full time on this business.

Keith Kanouse
Keith Kanouse answered on Sep 6, 2021

Do you have a written agreement with your partner such as a Shareholders' Agreement, Operating Agreement or Employment Agreement? If not, you need to reach some understanding with your partner that you can't work for nothing?

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Hello, I signed up for solar and they said my bills would be zero or a few dollars in the summer. I am paying $180 in

Power and $127 in a loan. The company said the solar system I use will absorb most of my energy use but I am now told through the power company it is not large enough to sustain my needs. They also didn't use a years worth of energy consumption of my residence since I haven't lived a year... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 6, 2021

It seems like there is a breach of contract. You should discuss with an attorney about the terms of the contract and make your demand as a starter.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Can I break my lease without paying anything? Does this constitute as inhabitable?

I moved on the 20th of this month. I paid a full months rent. When I moved in the place smelt like cigarettes, the flooring wasn’t don’t properly. There is a gap between the flooring and the walls in all the bedrooms and living room. The furniture provided was scratched and damaged. The second... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 3, 2021

Very few rental properties are perfect. When you moved in you should have inspected the place; if you didn't you are probably responsible for the rent payments for the duration of the lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: I made a deposit for a granite countertop but the company can’t install one with no seam as originally agreed on.

Since they can’t complete the order, aren’t they obligated to make the refund of the deposit?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 3, 2021

If they cannot perform the contract, they need to pay or refund the partial amount sufficient for you to hire other person to finish the job.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: How does the guardian contest the signature ?

If the ward signed a document that was not in the best interests of the ward or the wards dependents after. designating the guardian and the Guardianship has been exercised.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 30, 2021

If the guardian was appointed by a Florida court the guardian needs to ask this question to the judge.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: My landlord gave me a 30 day notice saying he wasn’t going to extend my lease what can I do?

We’ve been staying in the house for 5+ years and they’ve decided that they are going to sell the house, we received a notice that the lease wouldn’t be renewed and only gave us 30 days to come up with money and somewhere new to live. I have no money saved up to move as I didn’t know we... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman answered on Aug 24, 2021

If you are on a month to month lease, the LL is only required to give you 15 days notice. He gave you 30. You have no right to remain in the house after the lease expires. None. It doesn't matter if you've lived there 5 years or 5 days; you have to go. If you stay past the end of the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I live in Fl and had a contract to purchase a vehicle in Ca. Seller agreed to deliver vehicle. I sent him a deposit.

Now his number is disconnected and he’s not responding to my messages. How do I press charges and where do I start?

Lee Charles Viacava
Lee Charles Viacava answered on Aug 23, 2021

Contact the police department in California where the contract said the vehicle was located/being transported from.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: watch lost/stolen , could be applicable the "unfaithful trustee"/or other to recover the market price? myus.com CIA

the myus.com company does not offer a REAL security warehouse for a RELIABLE storage of our goods. The contract rules ONLY about the lost case. All circumstances indicates that watch was stolen. This company has a fragile security system and it takes advantage of this to pay ONLY the basic... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 20, 2021

Time to send demand letter. Ask a lawyer to review your contract and send a letter.

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