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May 2015 Archives

Intentions can determine if an interference is improper

Competition is a key element of business in Florida. In fact, for some, competition may be the most compelling part of owning and running a business. It is perfectly appropriate to strategize a way to gain an advantage in the marketplace. However, there are legal boundaries and if someone oversteps these boundaries, he or she may have committed an act of tortious interference.

Suit settled for alleged breach of contract in development deal

As the Florida real estate industry continues to flourish, development contracts are continuously being struck. But if you invest money in developing a property, it is important that your investment pays off. If a contract dispute emerges, it is possible the matter may call for legal intervention.

Construction defects could lead to growth of mold

Making aesthetic choices may be the most enjoyable part of having a new home built to your specifications. Since it will be your home you can decide on everything, from the color of the walls to the style of the faucets. And while such details are important, so too is the overall quality of the home's construction. No matter how beautiful a home may look, construction defects can render any structure unpleasant or even dangerous. If a house lacks structural integrity, a variety of serious issues could arise. One potential hazard that can develop in a house is mold. Mold can grow due to water intrusion caused by faulty plumbing or leaks. Once mold is detected in a home, it must be eliminated or the home could become uninhabitable. On its website, the Centers for Disease Control states that limiting the potential for mold growth may be accomplished through proper building design. The CDC states that it is important that moisture-sensitive materials be kept dry. Also, in areas of a structure that will likely be exposed to moisture, building materials that offer an environment that inhibits mold growth should be used.

Business owners use lease terms to protect their interests

As a business owner in Florida, you may have found that is not always easy to find the perfect spot to house your company. The state is experiencing tremendous economic growth and the real estate market is very competitive. As a result, the price of rent for a preferred property could run extremely high.