Florida Statute of Frauds – Case Law Update

The Florida Statute of Frauds is codified at Florida Statute section 725.01 which provides, in pertinent part: No action shall be brought … whereby to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default or miscarriage of another person … or upon any agreement that is not to be performed within […]

Real Estate Brokerage Agreements and the Statute of Frauds

Real estate brokerage agreements should be written and signed by all parties, even though a written agreement is not required by Florida law.  Written agreements enable consistent construction and better protect the rights of the parties. Generally, contracts may be either written or verbal. Florida, like every jurisdiction in the United States, has laws requiring […]