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We own a home in Florida and are snow birds, I received my utility bill on Wed. November 9, 2016. Discovered that we had used almost 150000 gallon of water In a months time. Due to this our home is destroyed, it is full of water and black mold. ...
Not likely. They would be responsible for anything that happens at the meter, or in lines that are public utility lines, but once it enters your house you are responsible for maintaining / repairing them - not the city. Most snow birds that I know turn the water off to the house before leaving for any length of time to prevent a burst pipe from creating the havoc you describe. I'm very sorry this happened to you, but don't think the city can be held responsible for it.See question
I am recently separated from my estranged wife and am now a resident in Nevada. I just closed on 10/30/16 on my house I owned in Florida. The wife got more than half! My name was solely on the title of the house when I put it up for sale but the r...
You don't give enough information to determine how much you SHOULD be getting, and it probably doesn't do any good to point out the obvious - the time for legal advice is BEFORE signing a contract! Since the agent insisted that your wife had to sign the sales contract, I will presume the house that was sold was your homestead. In Florida, estrangement is not recognized - you are either married or you aren't. So, as your wife, if the house was your homestead, she has a right to half the proceeds of the sale. If you feel this was done in error, you will need to bring your documents to an attorney who can review them for you and advise you as to any rights you may have.See question
My father died a couple months ago and a day after the funeral my grandparents called me over to sign some paperwork for life insurance, but they wouldn't let me read it. He just took my social security number, birthday, and important information....
I am going to presume that you are an adult? If so, NEVER sign anything you don't read first. You MAY have signed a waiver of your right to the insurance proceeds - not saying you did, but without reading the document you have no way of knowing. Ask your grandparents when you will receive the insurance payout. Also, ask for a copy of the papers that you signed. Learn to protect your rights!!See question
Neighbor complained that soft grass 3-4 ft tall on undeveloped city lot pushes his fence. Code enforcement opened case "Nuisance" and requires me to mow 10" of the fence. Can i have the case to be dismissed / closed? How can natural growth on unde...
Mow the grass. Take a picture. Show the picture at the Code Enforcement Hearing. If you don't mow the grass, they will and they will charge you a boatload to do so.See question
My lease ended in Aug 31st 2016. We moved out of the property in April and noticed the management office right away. Rents had been paid monthly until the end of the lease. We received claim to deduction from security deposit in Sep 1st 2016 and s...
First off, what damages that are they claiming against your deposit? Is the damage claimed covered under your lease agreement or by statute? Did you take pictures of the place after you moved out / cleaned?
Depending on your answers to the above, of course, you will want to have a real estate attorney draft a demand letter on your behalf. If still no joy, then suit must be filed to recover your deposit. Production of pictures and the demand letter will go a long way to establish "good faith" with the trial court.See question
I signed a lease for 1 year. My Mother recently passed at the end of my lease term and I needed to move into her home as it needed to be maintained. This was a near the end of my lease term. A couple of months before my lease term I sent a written...
Read your lease and see what it says about breach of lease. As Gary mentions, the unfortunate passing of your mother does not entitle you to breach the terms of the agreement. Typically, in FL, unless otherwise stated in the lease, a security deposit may NOT be kept as "punishment" for leaving early and the landlord is only allowed to keep what the last month's rent would have cost you. If your lease is not clear on that point your need to hire a real estate attorney review the lease and advise you as to your optionsSee question
Need affordable housing for my son in an adult mobile home community in Ft. Myers, Fl.
Some 55+ communities will allow a small percentage of residents who are not yet 55, but it depends on the rules and regs of the particular park. The only parties who would know is the HOA for the park. Ask them.See question
I was at work and I did a return for something that wasn't on the receipt now they charging me with breach of trust
OK. First off, it sounds like you need to post this on the criminal practice area. The Trusts practice area is for estate planning trusts, not breach of a duty of trust. I will put you where you might get better responses.See question
A couple of items he is like let's split those but ironically all the items he paid for he wants to keep. What statue or case law governs who keeps what if partners or roommates go separate ways
So, he is saying "what's yours is mine and what's mine is mine?" You should take your things and he should take his If you bought a hoe together then you should sell and split the proceeds after the expenses have been reimbursed to the party that paid them (i.e., taxes, maintenance, etc.)See question
In October 2014 I leased a Volkswagen Passat - gas model. The lease agreement states I can buy car for around 15K at end of lease. However, VW's scandal with diesel models, which they admit they lied about, has hurt the entire brand. Eve though I ...
Once your lease has ended you don't HAVE to purchase the vehicle for the stated price - you can just walk away. Or, as my colleagues have suggested, that is the time to negotiate a better purchase price. Come to the dealership armed with either Kelley Blue Book or Edmonds report on the value of the car..See question