Is Florida licensed to provide Home Surveillance Services? The answer is no. ” I’ll explain why and offer some suggestions for what you can do in lieu of a license. The Homewatch (or Home Watch) industry / profession is notрегулируется штатом Флорида и Департаментом делового и профессионального регулирования (DBPR), а также are brokers real estate brokers, appraisers and general contractors This means that anyone could potentially start a home watch company without any rules, insurance, etc. Unfortunately, this is what happens many times.
On the other hand, until the State of Florida passes legislation that effectively regulates and requires licensing for the practice of home surveillance (home surveillance), there are state registrations and local county documents that can be obtained to the public and your potential new clients. knew you were serious about running your home watch business legally.
First, once you properly and legally set up and start your business, your business will be registered with the Florida Division of Corporations. Make sure your business is “active”. This is done by you as a business owner paying an annual fee and submitting your annual return. When you file your annual return, you will be given the opportunity to update all of your current contact information, board information, etc. This is very important to me; because you are letting the public know who you are and your business, and that you are not hiding behind some fictional fly-by-night operation.
Second, be sure to apply for a receipt for the local tax on doing business in your county. Where I live, it is called the Lee County Local Business Tax Receipt. It has my business name and address written on it, it says “May be in the real estate management business” (or whatever category you want to identify as), and it is valid for one year. This means that you will need to apply for a new one every year you work.Some professionals may tell you that if you do not have a commercial “brick and mortar” office because you run your home surveillance business through your personal residence with clients who do not come to you or leave the house, this is really for you. not necessary. one. I suggest you get it anyway. By keeping this local business tax receipt, you are telling your clients once again that you are serious about what you do. However, this is where some people are confused about whether home clocks are licensed or not. In the 90s and early 2000s, the Lee and Collier County tax receipt said “Local Business Tax License.”Many people are used to saying that they have licenses, and therefore the term “licensed” has stuck over the years. This is why many Florida home clock owners still say thatlicensed . I know because I used to be one of them. I have now dropped the word “licensed” because it hints at the fact that Florida has a home clock license. So, I just want to tell all of my clients that there is no home clock license in Florida … they just don’t exist. If he was, we would definitely have him.
I have been in real estate management myself for over 19 years. I am a Florida Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and I have been a Licensed Florida Community Association (CAM) manager. I have managed seasonal and annual investment properties in the Bonita Springs and Naples area, as well as a portfolio of several community associations in the Fort Myers area. So, I understand the importance of keeping unoccupied and free objects. I also understand the level of trust placed in me and my company when a customer decides to use our homewatch services.
So, in conclusion, even though the State of Florida does not officially license your home watch business, your business can still be registered with the Florida Department of Corporations and your local county. You can also take Florida-approved property and association management courses and work towards your CAM license. Starting a legitimate home surveillance company isn’t rocket science; However, it requires honesty, decency, multitasking, proper communication, and commitment to what you tell your clients what you are going to do.
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