While many Floridians avoided the worst of Hurricane Irma some are still in the process of insurance claims and repairs. Our offices were without power for a week following the storm but for the most part escaped damage. Those in the process of recovering from the hurricane may need help settling insurance claims, determining who is responsible for repairs or having properties re-inspected for Lenders. Contracts and Lease Agreements can provide answers to current situations and can provide greater protections moving forward.

This wasn’t Florida’s first storm and it won’t be the last. There are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself against the possibility of a storm. Contract and Lease clauses should address the possibility of a future catastrophe. Many communities are considering adding Hurricane resistant features including hurricane glass, roll-down shutters and improved drainage and removing or trimming trees located close to buildings. Whether you need help assessing your legal rights after Hurricane Irma, or want to make sure you’re prepared for the next storm, our office can help.