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For most people, buying a home will be one of the biggest purchases of their lives. What’s more, aside from just the financial investment in the property, there can also be a significant emotional investment as well. Given such an investment, it goes without saying that property owners should do what they can to ensure...
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Waiting to receive your insurance settlement can seem like it takes forever. We hear you loud and clear. And sadly, it can take far too long, as we’ve seen played out in claim after claim throughout the state of Florida. Our elected officials and the Florida Senate Insurance and Banking Committee knows it’s a problem,...
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As a renter in Florida, you have to be more than just savvy. You must be attentive to every last detail, especially those that get spelled out in your lease agreement. After all, understanding what you will be responsible for and knowing when to hold your landlord accountable are important for protecting yourself if things...
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Spoiler alert: No (if the claim is less than five years old)! According to Florida Statute §95.11, the statute of limitations for property damage claims in Florida is typically five years. Here in Florida, homeowner’s insurance premiums are among the highest in the nation primarily due to our elevated risk for damage caused by natural...
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8In our Tenants’ Rights series on our blog, we’ve discussed numerous issues facing Florida renters and lessees. From understanding your security deposit to knowing what to do if you experience wind, water, mold or damage from some other disaster, the lines between who is responsible for what can often feel blurred if you don’t know your legal...
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It happened. You never thought it would, but disaster struck and now you’ve found yourself in a position that requires you to file a claim with your insurance company for your Florida home. Aside from the emotional shock you may be experiencing, a torrent of logistical questions are also likely floating around your head. First...
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If there’s one thing that’s sure to stir up conversation at the dinner table, it’s talk about the insurance claims process in Florida. It seems like no matter who you meet, we all have a story (or two, or three…) to share about an experience we’ve had with an insurance company. Very rarely do these...
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As a property owner, you need insurance coverage. There’s simply no way around it. So, you do your research, crunch the numbers, and try to find a reputable insurance company to offer you protection in the unfortunate event that something happens to your home. As you make the purchase, you consider it to be a...
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Hiring a property insurance attorney may not be something you routinely think about doing. We hope that you may never need to, either. But living in Florida, chances are good that you just may find yourself experiencing property damage at some point or another, be it from a strong storm or other unforeseen devastation. If...
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You’re well into the term of your lease, and it happens: Your landlord sells his or her property and your residential or commercial building gets a new owner. Even if it doesn’t come as a surprise, you may still fear what kind of impact it could have on you. And while properties change hands for...
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