Q: I was thinking about hiring a contractor to do some work on my house, but I’ve heard horror stories about unlicensed contractors doing shoddy work and running off before the work is finished. What can I do to protect myself?
About Anthony Velardi
Anthony was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and attended Pine Crest School from the 5th grade until he graduated in June 2001 with honors. During high school, Anthony played football and baseball and was a member of the powerlifting and track and field teams.
Anthony attended Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida and obtained his degree of Juris Doctor in May, 2009. While attending Stetson, Anthony served as Vice-President of the Christian Legal Society and led Bible studies for fellow Stetson students and organized various events throughout the year.
During his third year of law school, Anthony interned for immigration attorney O. Frank Valladares, and while working for Mr. Valladares, Anthony had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with Project Child, a non-profit organization run by Mr. Valladares. Anthony also worked as a teaching assistant for Professor Jeffrey J. Minneti with the Academic Success Workshop for first year students.
Entries by Anthony Velardi
Q: I’d like to purchase property at an upcoming Tax Deed sale. What do I need to do, and what should I be aware of?
Q: A code inspector recently notified me about a code violation concerning my property. What is the process of enforcing a code violation?
Q: I raise wild birds for sale as pets on my property. Can I qualify for an agricultural tax exemption for my property?
Q: I recently purchased a road bicycle from my local bike shop and plan to take to the road. What laws do I need to know?
Q: What is radon, and how can it affect my property?
Q: I am interested in purchasing property owned by a foreign person. What do I need to know?
Q: The IRS has filed a tax lien against me, and I would like to sell my home. What should I do?
Q: Should I use a land trust when purchasing property?
Q: What is title insurance, and do I need to purchase it when buying a home?