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Does Death terminate a lease in Florida?

If I sign a lease for 12 months and die in month 7 from an unexpected car crash, is my estate responsible for closing out my residential lease in the manner defined by the contract (advance notice of ...
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Odd utility billing in Florida by property management companies

Here in Florida there's been a migration in the way tenants of apartments are billed water, trash, sewer, and pest control. It used to be that the local municipality billed the tenant directly for ...
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Trespass Warrant

If I invite my HOA neighbors to my business conference room and one becomes unruly, I will ask him / her to leave. The conference room property belongs to my family. If the disinvited refuse to ...
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Liability after accidentally breaking neighbor's sprinkler head

Imagine you are out for an early morning jog. Someone has their sprinklers on, so you cross the street to avoid them. Unfortunately, there was a malfunctioning sprinkler head that you didn't know ...
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Florida: salaried exempt, holiday pay?

I had a qiuck question related to how salary and benefits work for salaried exempt employees, specifically in the state of Florida (If that changes anything) If an employee is salaried exempt, are ...
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Recording lectures for personal use

I plan to record lectures given by my professor in a public institution in Florida without letting the professor know. I only plan to use these recordings for personal use (i.e. not going to sell it ...
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Motorcycle chariot subject to FL motor vehicle laws

How might the motorcycle chariot's of 1930's Australia fit into today's Florida motor vehicle statutes? Specifically, could I legally drive one on the streets while operating it from the chariot? My ...
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Does a landlord owe you rent back if amenities on the lease are not available? (Florida, Broward County)

I'm in somewhat of a nightmare situation, where the property I am renting is currently under heavy construction, rendering many of the amenities I pay for inaccessible. Specifically, the pool, ...
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Florida Self Storage Default

As I understand it, a payment default triggers a process in which the storage facility locks the unit and auctions the storage unit contents. Is there any mechanism that: prevents the defaulter ...
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Is it a 5th amendment violation to set a person up to be arrested?

It strongly appears that the State of Florida has in place an operation, or device, to make sure that you are arrested for driving while license suspended ("DWLS"). The scheme is as follows, 1) FL DMV ...
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Required to have a fishing license if homeless?

Lets say an individual is homeless. He has no source of income and simply wanders around with a small bag of personal items. Included in the items are a fishing pole and several fishing lures. He ...
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Home maintenance: contractor paying separate company to obtain permit

tl/dr: I'm trying to perform some home improvement projects in preparation for selling in 6 months. My jurisdiction requires a permit for one part (replacing siding on one side of the house). I know ...
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what if two words in a law or act are being used but are contradictory? [closed]

specifically within the adam walsh act, in florida, it allows the ICAC to enact "proactive investigations" and this is how they avoid being pursued for entrapment. Blacks law definitions What is ...
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Florida Condo Law and Kickbacks

Florida Condo Law Statute 1682 prohibits an officer, director, or manager of a condominium association from soliciting, offering to accept, or accepting a kickback for which consideration has not ...
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SELF HELP EVICTION OF ADVERSE POSSESSOR [closed]

Can I Forcibly remove an adverse possessor without Notice or and Opportunity to be heard, before time bared by the statute of limitation in Florida.
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Can someone get a spouse off a deed that never lived together and was incarcerated?

If someone bought a property before marriage (premarital), got married, refinanced the property while spouse was incarcerated which added spouse to quit claim deed, then got divorced months after the ...
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Is fake blackmail still illegal?

Someone spoofed the headers on an email to a redirecting address I own today and it's laughably written, but raised a question for me. The message claims to have kompromat on me that absolutely does ...
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Recording Conversations with the person on in already recorded line

Conversations with the person on an recorded state line, When you call state officials and you’re already on a recorded line and you tell them that you’re recording the phone call also, and they tell ...
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Can the owner of a private establishment confiscate the personal property of a trespasser?

While I was reading this article, this line caught my eye: Anyone seen videotaping in any capacity will be deemed trespassing and will be escorted out by security. Your video equipment may or may ...
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Florida Home Renting - Can my lease forbid repairing my vehicle?

I received a letter by my landlord today stating that I have 7 days to vacate or remedy the situation - the situation being that I replaced the alternator I suppose in my car the other day? The title ...
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Expired tag sweep in a private apartment parking lot in Florida

My apartment complex sent the following: Loree Residents - On Monday (9/25) Loree Management in-part with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, will be conducting an expired tag search for all ...
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Can a voided option contract be transferred to a new company?

I gave a deposit of $10,000 and signed an option contract with a franchisor for a franchise to open within 12 months or the contract was void. The franchisor failed to deliver and refuses to refund my ...
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Employee fired for reporting a serious injury, but in a roundabout way - How difficult is it to prove the employer's motive?

As per my previous question How do Florida's labor laws protect employees injured when asked to do something unreasonable? A girl working in Florida insisted on filing an injury report after being ...
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How do Florida's labor laws protect employees injured when asked to do something unreasonable?

A girl that works for a major retail chain, is left unable to lift her arm above her head after being asked to lift a 180lb box. When trying to perform this task her shoulder "popped". She has ...
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Is a Florida corporation that shows no profit or losses required to file taxes?

A company is incorporated in the state of Florida; it was formed by a wantrepreneur. This company has no employees, no location, no profits, and no losses; the only proof this company exists is on ...
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Firearm restriction while open carrying in Florida

A person is going fishing out into the Everglades. They make the decision to open carry a firearm. Are there any restrictions as to the type (Shotguns, Rifles, Pistols, etc) of firearms a person can ...
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Can I carry a gun in a case in Florida while riding a bicycle?

I am riding an extended bike trip. I've already been attacked by multiple dogs. I applied for a concealed carry permit but I don't want to delay my trip in the meantime. Can I carry in an unlocked ...
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Snitching on Speeders

Assume I was driving on the Florida Turnpike and saw someone tailgating me. I was driving in the left lane, 80 mph in a 70 mph speed limit. Once the right lane became available I switched lanes and ...
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Unlawful Detainer move out agreement [closed]

Context: Florida, USA I have a guest at my house who was supposed to leave after two weeks, but it has been months. They do not pay rent, or offer anything in exchange for being allowed to stay. We ...
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Forms for declining to be representative for an estate in Florida

Does anyone know how to decline to be the representative for an estate in Florida? Florida Courts Self Sevice site doesn't seem to have forms and the Florida Probate Rules seems a little beyond me. ...
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Can my landlord refuse to renew our lease due to downsizing of purchased lots?

Some background information first: I'm a father of three, and I've been running a store with my wife in the same shopping center in southern Florida for 20 years now. Around 13 years ago, we moved ...
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Where is the bright line for practicing law?

I would like to understand if a CAM interpreting HOA bylaws & lawyer's opiniom, then executing their decision is the practice of law BACKGROUND A Florida HOA homeowners contest a CAM's ...
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Involved in a hit and run where I didn't know there was a hit and left the scene. What now? [closed]

I was involved in an accident, but I didn't know it happened. Another driver merged into the lane I was in aggressively and made contact with my car, but between me honking, yelling(as most probably ...
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Can a healthcare facility keep driver licenses

If a person goes to visit a resident in a Florida healthcare facility can the facility demand to hold the persons drivers license until they leave?
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A man killed my son and married one of the witnesses. Can the witness's statements still be used in court against him?

In Florida a career felon, who is a complete stranger to my son, killed my son. He is being prosecuted for this crime in a state court in Florida. There are two witnesses. One of them is the the ...
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Help interpretting Florida Statute and specifically Jurisdiction on the waters of the state

Florida Vessel Statutes state: 327.58 Jurisdiction.—The safety regulations included under this chapter shall apply to all vessels, except as specifically excluded, operating upon the waters of this ...
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When does a quitclaim deed actually transfer property in Florida?

When does a quitclaim deed actually transfer property under Florida statute?
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Does a medical center's acceptance of a partial payment imply establishment of a payment plan?

Related: Hospital billed me for services that I explicitly refused. Are there any legal ramifications for hospital? After my wife went to the doctor I received a bill that I considered wholly ...
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Hospital billed me for services that I explicitly refused. Are there any legal ramifications for hospital?

(well, my wife). Background - we lost a pregnancy early this year. Got pregnant again. Wife had some spotting during first trimester, became panicky, and rushed off to a hospital. The main thing ...
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Can your landlord raise rent for running a business?

Say you run an academy from your house. Can your landlord raise rent? Nolo.com says Also, in most states your landlord can’t use a rent increase (or evict you or decrease services, either) in ...
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Deadly force allowed during a forcible felony in Florida?

You are at a stop light and see a person with a firearm run up to the car in front of you. They attempt to open the door and see a struggle begin as the door opens. You are absolutely sure this is a ...
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Can my landlord legally say no to installing a security chain on my apartment door?

I live in a rental apartment in Florida. This apartment is located in a 7-story building with an attached 7-story garage. Main entry points on each floor have closed-circuit cameras monitored by ...
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How to get my Hospital bill settled down for a service that I didn't receive?

Last January, I was very sick from a common cold that I could barely drive myself to Hospital. I somehow pulled myself to the Hospital gates and had a checkup with the Physician there. They check me,...
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Having a body exhumed and reburied elsewhere

My mother was buried by her husband (second marriage) in a military graveyard in the state of Florida in 2016. The cemetery was counter to her (verbal) wishes and we, her children, would never have ...
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Is it possible to seek a declaratory judgment without having a dispute / opposing sides?

Specifics: I am a board member of a condominium association in Florida, U.S. Our governing documents (articles of incorporation, declaration of condominium, by-laws) are completely silent on the ...
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Elderly man cannot care for himself but refuses nursing home. Wife/primary caretaker cannot care for him. Options?

Background A married couple I know have a large age difference - about 20 years. The husband has been "dying" for literally 6 or 7 years now - in and out of hospice a number of times, and then was ...
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End of lease - carpet cleaning almost 3x the 'minimum' amount in my lease

We recently moved out of a home that we were leasing for 12 months. When moving out, we called to ask how much carpet cleaning would be so we could determine if we wanted to hire our own company or ...
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Hospital refuses to allow me to talk to their billing department - are there any laws/regulations that I can use to help them change their minds?

Background here: Hospital billed me for services that I explicitly refused. Are there any legal ramifications for hospital?. In short, my wife visited a hospital and was grossly mis-billed. In total ...
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Florida Law: Can email be used in place of USPS to receive notifications \ messages?

I travel a lot and can not rely on USPS mail. How could I substitute an e-mail address for a USPS physical address, with respect to a legal matter in Florida small claims court?
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Why are Florida prosecutors filing for manslaughter rather than murder in the case of Michael Drejka?

Florida prosecutors filed to charge Michael Drejka with manslaughter rather than murder in August 2018. If convicted of manslaughter, Drejka can be sentenced to up to 30 years rather than receive ...