Florida is an interesting place. You have the sun and warm weather, the beach and the sand. Many people move to Florida because they love hot weather and they want to begin a new life. We moved here because my wife got a great job offer. The company flew her here and made her an offer she cold not refuse. When we moved here, we stayed in an apartment for the first year until we had a down payment for a house. We learned the hard way that contractor management is a very important thing in Florida. Not all companies are what they seem in Florida. There are companies that comply to the rules, there are companies that are just around for a little while Those around for a little while, don't follow the rules. They want to make money off unsuspecting people, rip them off, and take off to another town far away. When you are looking for a home here in Florida, make sure you check out the company thoroughly. If you don't, this decision may come back and bit you hard in your wallet.
We had a bad experience with an air conditioner company. They put in a new air conditioner and were out of business in three months. They broke off and started the same company in Miami where they ripped off more unsuspecting people. They finally got a really bad name on the internet and hopefully people checked them out before doing business with them. The bad companies will get you if you don't watch your back. In Florida, if you don't watch your back, you will pay for it.
Don't get me wrong, there are some very good contractors in Florida. They comply to all the laws through contractor management. They do the job right and they stand behind the work they do. Fraud it big in Florida, so it is important to get involved with the right contractors. There are good companies that make sure these companies comply to the rules and regulations of the state. We finally found a good air-conditioner company. They fixed our new air conditioner up right and we no longer have any problems with it. They are rated perfect on the Better Business Bureau website. I hope you move to Florida and enjoy all we have to offer. I also hope you learn from my experience and watch your back when doing business here. Not everything is what it seems. Make sure you check out a company before you give them your hard earned money.