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  • Florida Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines

    A breakdown of Florida landlord-tenant laws on security deposits. Most residential leases and rental agreements in Florida require a security deposit. This is a dollar amount, usually one month’s rent, that’s intended to cover damage to the premises beyond normal wear and tear, and to cushion the financial blow if a tenant skips out early […]

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  • Selling a Home in Florida? Key Legal Requirements

    From contract forms to closings, here is what sellers of a Florida home should expect and plan for. Selling a home in Florida can be different than selling one in any other state, both in terms of laws and traditional procedures. Here are some important facts to know. Role of Real Estate Agents in Florida […]

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  • Pros and Cons of Buying Newly Built Homes

    How to reduce costs and risks when buying a new house. There’s something inherently appealing about a brand new house — you get to pick out the countertops, drapes, and appliances, and have everything designed just the way you want it. New houses often come with more space and better appliances, require less immediate fix-up […]

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  • Get Your Security Deposit Back!

    Know your rights when it comes to getting your deposit back in full and on time. Most tenants who are moving out of a rental want their deposit back as soon as possible, either to make a deposit on a new rental or for use in a down payment on a house or condo. Unfortunately, […]

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  • Mold in Rentals and Landlord’s Responsibility

    Learn about your landlord’s liability for mold problems, how to get rid of mold, and how to prevent it in the first place. Mold is an environmental hazard that can cause concern among renters. Across the country, tenants have won multimillion-dollar cases against landlords for significant health problems—such as rashes, chronic fatigue, nausea, cognitive losses, hemorrhaging, and […]

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  • What Realtors Need to Know About PACE Financing

    Property assessed clean energy financing, more commonly known as PACE financing, is a consumer-friendly option offering set terms and low fixed payments. With no down payment required, PACE enables homeowners to pay for their energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation and storm preparedness upgrades over time as part of their annual property taxes. Depending on the […]

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  • Can Landlords Prohibit Certain Breeds?

    The laws of the state usually provide the means for a landlord to prohibit the access and ownership of the renter or tenant with certain breeds of dog, sizes or weights of dogs or even no dogs or pets at all on the property. Some landlords have more power based on the specific city which […]

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  • Specific Performance in Contracts – When Can I Request it?

    Specific performance as part of a contract is when someone signs the document and is bound by the terms of the contract stipulations that require certain services performed or accomplished within the bounds of the clauses. The document should have specific language that explains what performance is necessary to satisfy the contractual obligations. Specific Performance […]

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  • Surveillance Cameras – Where Is It Legal To Place Them?

    In an increasingly surveillance-based society, it may seem that cameras are everywhere around us. If you look around, you may find cameras in unexpected places that you pass on a daily basis. But, how far can all of this surveillance go? Are there places that cameras are not allowed? Where is it legal to put […]

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  • Can My Neighbor Keep a Pitbull?

    There are many states that do not prevent a person from owning, purchasing or even breeding Pitbull dogs in a neighborhood or city, and the individual owner can keep the animal inside or on a leash legally. In these locations, the breed may need to remain on a leash even if outside and on the […]

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