At Boyer Law Firm, we have recently assisted a foreign client in their venture to purchase a large yacht. Client was concerned about the terms of the contract, how the process would develop and how he could be sure of the physical condition of the yacht. We helped to monitor and review the purchase contract. In doing so, we scheduled independent vessel inspections by marine surveyors to help ensure the seaworthiness, condition and fitness of the vessel our client was purchasing. Not only were we successful in helping our client to complete the purchase of his yacht, but we were also able to guarantee his peace of mind. His peace of mind was obtained by doing everything within our power to make sure that there were no problems with the vessel, the contract, or the actual purchase of the yacht.
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We would like to announce the successful representation of a recent client, Tenant. Tenant was renting a home in which a pipe burst. Upon notifying the Landlord that a pipe had burst, Landlord instructed Tenant to have a company come and fix the pipe in order to mitigate the damage to the home. In most instances, when a renter needs something repaired, it is normally paid for by the Landlord or rental company. However, in this case when the company sent the bill it was sent to Tenant. In representing Tenant, we conducted an investigation of the facts surrounding the circumstances, had witnesses sign affidavits which stated facts they knew to be true, and attended a court hearing. After the court hearing, the demand against our client, Tenant, to pay for the repairs was dismissed. After using our services to protect her interests, Tenant paid nothing for the repair of the pipe in her rental home.
A credit score is a number that is generated to an individual to predict the risk associated with that person. This risk predicts how delinquent one will be in meeting their credit obligations. The credit score is generated from a variety of sources: payment history, amounts owed, length of credit history, new credit and types of credit used.
Although there are three main providers for a credit score (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax), CoreLogic is announcing a new credit score service in the real estate world. It will not act as a replacement but rather an aid to the already existing credit reports. CoreScore will deliver important insight into unseen risk and opportunities. CoreScore will act as a gap filler for the reports, providing a much more detailed report of a buyer’s information such as:
• Properties owned (with and without debt obligations)
• Mortgage obligations with companies that may not report to traditional credit reporting agencies
• Property legal filings, such as notices of default
• Property tax amounts and payment status
• Estimated market values on all U.S. properties owned
• Rental applications and evictions
• Inquiries and charge-offs from payday and online lenders
• Consumer-specific bankruptcies, liens, judgments and child support obligations
Because of the details provided in the CoreScore report, it should be essential to at least try to improve your credit score. There are several ways to do this:
1. Always review your credit report and correct errors you find. Wrong data can substantially hurt an individual’s score.
2. Reduce the balance on your balances on credit cards to 75% or less of your available credit.
3. Pay your bills on time. Although this would take time, you will see a slow and steady improvement on your credit score.
4. Reduce the amount of debt you owe. This is obviously a lot easier said than done. You need to top using your credit cards so that you can develop a payment plan. Also, consolidating your debts will reduce the amount of debt you owe even if it’s just a little.
Boyer Law Firm has successfully helped Client R., who is a foreign investor, to enter the Florida business landscape. We have been able to assist this client invest in real estate in Florida. Since our initial dealings with this client we have continually assisted him in all his legal matters. We now assist Client R. in all legal matters pertaining to real estate and contract law and through our affiliates we have been able aid Client R. with his tax returns.
Within the past month and a half there has been a nationwide outbreak of listeria. Listeria can be contracted by contaminated foods, in the current outbreak by contaminated cantaloupe. The cantaloupe in question, it has so far been said, to have been shipped to 22 different states. Originally shipped from a farm in Colorado, the contaminated cantaloupes have resulted in over 60 reported listeria illnesses and 8 deaths. Illness caused by listeria can lay somewhat dormant, presenting symptoms in infected persons up to two months after consuming contaminated products. If you have traveled out of the state of Florida, or think that you know someone who has and may have eaten some of the contaminated cantaloupe, you may want to seek a medical opinion. The Mayo Clinic has a list of common symptoms related to listeria on its website at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/listeria-infection/DS00963/DSECTION=symptoms.
Listeria can be a lingering illness that can be debilitating and even result in death. If you or someone you know feels they may have eaten some of the contaminated cantaloupes, please seek medical advice. It would not be wise to take a wait and see approach; your health is not something to gamble on. If you think we can be of any assistance here at Boyer Law Firm, please call us today. We wish you and your families well.
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