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What’s the Difference Between a Promissory Note vs Mortgage?

No matter your personal or business experience with real estate and home buying, you can benefit from an understanding of the relationship between a promissory note vs mortgage. These legal concepts are essential to the practice of financing a real estate purchase. As a buyer, seller, lender, or borrower, you should carefully review and understand the terms of these legal documents before signing. Promissory Note Read More

Unlicensed Contractor Florida: Penalties & Laws (Hirer & Hiree)

Like most states, Florida regulates the construction industry in the interest of the public’s safety and well being. This regulation extends to contractors, and includes penalties for hiring an unlicensed contractor in Florida. Here, we explain some of the consequences of unlicensed contractor activity and the recourse you may have for related damages. Can I Get in Trouble for Hiring an Unlicensed Read More

What Recourse do I Have Against a Home Builder in Florida?

Florida’s construction defect law attempts to address the question of what recourse do I have against a home builder if they damage property or otherwise fail to meet your expectations. Mistakes and problems in construction are not ordinary because of the hectic dealings between general and subcontractors along with other human errors. Homeowners should know that they are not without remedy and filing a complaint can Read More

What is a Warranty Deed? 4 Types & What They Do Explained

If you are buying, selling, or otherwise involved in the transfer of property then you will need to execute a deed. For most residential and commercial real properties, you will want to know what is a warranty deed along with an understanding of other types of warranty deeds. Below, we explain the different types of warranty deeds, their benefits, and other important considerations. What Is a Warranty Deed? Our Read More

Protection Through Cyber Defense

  Developing a robust plan for incorporating cyber defense is just as valuable for small businesses as it is for corporations that employ more than 500 people. Protecting your data (and your customer’s information) from being stolen is universal. When people illegally access your data, there may be damage to your reputation as well as your financial position.  Imagine how differently people have come to view Facebook Read More

Florida Construction Lien Law (Contractor & Property Owner How to Guide)

If you do work as a contractor or other service provider toward real property, then you should have a firm understanding of construction lien rights in Florida. Florida’s lien law balances the protection of contractors and property owners when it comes to receiving payment for home improvements and other construction contracts. Get your questions answered when it comes to construction liens with our comprehensive Read More

Quiet Title Action Florida: What it is & Attorney Lawsuit Help

Quiet title action in Florida is a legal process that can be used to determine the true owner of a property. However, the process can be challenging, and in some cases, it is not possible to determine who the rightful owner of a piece of property is without the help of a quiet title attorney. What is Quiet Title Action in Real Estate? Our Definition The standard quiet title action definition in Florida courts Read More

Liquidated Damages Florida: Real Estate & Construction Clause Use

Contracts are effective tools for communicating the rights and obligations of parties that are working with one another for mutually beneficial reasons. Contracts often work without a problem. But other times, breaches will happen, which is why parties have liquidated damages in Florida. They’re an important legal remedy used in various contracts, including real estate and construction agreements. This article Read More

What is Defamation Per Se, Slander Per Se & Libel Per Se?

Our nation prizes the ability of citizens to criticize not only each other, but also government officials and public figures. But this doesn’t mean that you can make false statements in public about others. In that case, the First Amendment gives way to defamation and defamation per se. What is Defamation Per Se? What constitutes defamation in Florida? Under Florida law, defamation per se is a statement that is Read More

Business Defamation Elements: Slander & Libel Claims (Florida Law)

One of the worst things that can happen to a business owner is a damaged reputation. A business’ goodwill is a direct result of its reputation, which is a key component for future growth and success. Business owners who have had to face business defamation know how costly the fallout can be from decreased customer loyalty to immense financial loss. Our guide will help you understand your rights when it comes to Read More