Construction, and businesses supporting construction, were not generally affected by closure orders due to COVID-19. The construction industry is considered essential to the welfare of the state’s citizens, and continues to move forward. However, economic pressures brought on by the pandemic may cause first- and second-tier contractors to be less willing to wait for payment.
This year, the State of Florida approved a law allowing Florida notaries to perform remote online notarizations. With the global pandemic stifling many legal processes including, closing in-bank services and real estate offices, the state’s timing may seem clairvoyant.
The City of Miami Beach appears to have lost a major battle in its war on short-term rentals following a recent decision by Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals, which declares that the City’s excessive fine structure is illegal under Florida law.