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Understanding Florida’s ‘Right to Repair’ Insurance Rules

By Maria Fuxa |

Many property insurance policies contain ‘Right to Repair’ provisions. Also known as ‘Option to Repair’ provisions, these clauses may give the insurance company considerable power to control the repairs to your home. Your Florida property insurance policy may have this type of clause, even if you have never heard of it before. While it… Read More »

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How Does a Total Property Loss Affect My Mortgage?

By Jeremy Tyler |

For Florida homeowners, a total property loss can be absolutely devastating. As we all know, a house is more than a structure that is sitting on a parcel of land. It is a home that is filled with precious memories and sentimental possessions. Dealing with a total loss, whether from a fire or a… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeowners in Dispute Over ‘Actual Cash Value’

By Jeremy Tyler |

Section 627.7011(3) of the Florida statutes controls property insurance claims that are filed for ‘full replacement costs’. Under the state’s insurance regulations, if a Florida homeowner files a claim for the replacement cost of their property damage, then the insurance company is required to immediately pay the ‘actual cash value’ of the losses. Then,… Read More »

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Property Insurance Law Watch: New Assignment of Benefits Introduced in Florida Senate

By Jeremy Tyler |

According to reporting from the Florida Record, a new property insurance bill has come out of the Florida state senate, and is moving to committee. The bill, which is sponsored by Senator Dorothy Hukill, a Republican from Port Orange, seeks to overhaul the state’s rules and regulations regarding the ‘assignment of benefits’. In this… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeowners in Water Damage Case

By Jeremy Tyler |

On September 20, 2017, in the case of the Milhomme v. Tower Hill Signature Insurance Company, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court decision in a property damage insurance dispute. Originally, the lower court ruled in favor of the insurance company. This case centered around a dispute over water damage sustained… Read More »

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Tips for Filing a Roof Damage Insurance Claim in Florida

By Jeremy Tyler |

For Florida homeowners, there are few things more frustrating and concerning than discovering significant roof damage after a major storm. Not only are roof damage insurance claims highly complex, but even mild roof damage can turn into a catastrophic problem if it is left unrepaired. To help you get through the roof damage claims… Read More »

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Bad Faith Insurance Claims: What are Consequential Damages?

By Jeremy Tyler |

One of the most important things that you should know about property insurance policies is that, at their core, they are simply contracts. You owe certain responsibilities to your insurer and, in return, your insurer owes you. Under the Florida Insurance Code, the company’s primary duties are to handle your property damage claim fairly,… Read More »

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Florida Property Insurance Claims: Vandalism

By Jeremy Tyler |

Vandalism occurs when someone, often an unidentified person(s), causes deliberate or negligent damage to your property. From graffiti to broken windows to smashed property, vandalism can come in a wide variety of forms. While Broward County is one of the safer counties in Florida, vandalism still occurs here. In this post, our experienced Fort… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Case Highlights Importance of Post-Loss Obligations

By Jeremy Tyler |

On August 30th, 2017, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal issued a decision in the case of Siegel v. Tower Hill Signature Insurance Company. Initially, a lower court had ruled against the homeowners (the Siegels) on the grounds that they failed to comply with some of the post-loss obligations contained within their insurance policy…. Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules that Policyholder’s Claim Was Wrongfully Dismissed

By Jeremy Tyler |

On August 23rd, 2017, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court decision in the case of Castro v. Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company. The trial court in this dispute had ruled that the homeowners could not bring a legal claim on the grounds that they failed to comply with… Read More »

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