Florida law requires the sale or purchase of any interest in an equine to be in writing and to contain the following information:
A note on agents; agents may not act on behalf of both Buyer and Seller (a dual agent) without both parties' knowledge and written consent. A dual agent must also have a signed contract in order to enforce his or her right to a commission. Failure to obtain a written agreement can have harsh consequences for dual agents: unenforceability of the commission agreement.
Additionally, an agent or trainer who has an ownership interest in the horse being sold must disclose their interest and obtain written consent from the buyer if they are the buyer's agent.
The above are but a few of the requirements Florida law imposes on horse sale and purchase transactions. A link to Rule 5H-26 of the Florida Administrative Code pertaining to the purchase and sale of equines can be found here. Please contact the firm for additional information to ensure your interests are protected.
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