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A Florida Overview on Handyman Liability

We all have hired a handyman to do work around our home in the past. But, hiring a handyman may end up being anything but “handy,” for you and the handyman alike.

If you are planning on having some work done, whether minor or major, I would strongly recommend looking into whether there are license or permit requirements for the type of work contemplated. If there is a license requirement, a general handyman would not be permitted to perform that task. For more information, you can visit the Florida Department of Business Professional Regulation at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/division/Servicesthatrequirealicense_Construction.html . Read the rest of this entry

Can my HOA really evict MY tenants?

Maybe. You didn’t think the answer would be that simple, did you?

Under Florida Statutes 720.3085 & 718.116, HOA’s and condo associations now have the right to demand rent payments directly from tenants when the property owner has fallen behind in their assessments. Many tenants are forced into a very uncomfortable and awkward position.  Do they pay the HOA as demanded, or do they continue to pay the landlord? Read the rest of this entry