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Contracts with Renovation Contractor are Essential for a Homeowner

Many prospective clients come to my office because they just bought a new home and they are in the process of making renovations, but the contractor is not completing the work or has completed the work unsatisfactorily. I usually ask the homeowner to give me the contract with the renovation contractor, but the answer usually is that they do not have one. This is obviously a huge mistake because without a contract it may be difficult to demand performance from the contractor.

Condominium Association Must Allow Emotional Support Animal

There have been several recent cases regarding whether or not a tenant or resident of a condominium complex may have an emotional support animal in the face of "no pet" rule in the condominium documents or in the condominium rules.

Condominium Unit Owner May Not be Responsible for Damage Inadvertently Caused to Other Units

Here in Florida, there are many people that live in condominiums and a question that comes up repeatedly is what happens if you live on the 20th floor and wear and tear of the hot water heater (or any other appliance or fixture) creates a water leak that causes damage to condo units below? Who is responsible for the repair?