Legal – Deal Or No Deal
During the winter, many people flock to Florida for the equestrian events, and equally as many come armed with the intent of striking a horse deal, either as buyer or seller. With so much horse trading going on year round and country-wide, it is important that both purchasers and sellers be aware of the legal guidelines involved. Florida Statute 535.16, entitled “Sale and Purchase of Horses: Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices,” gives the state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services the right to adopt rules related to the sales process. Among other things, the Department requires that bills of sale be in writing, and that the bills of sale disclose the legal owner and buyer of the horse, relevant medical conditions, and any defects or surgeries that could affect the performance of the horse. If the required information is not contained in the written bill of sale and the purchaser…
Subscription Upgrade RequiredUpgrade your subscription now for full access or register to continue reading.
Subscribers: enter the email and password connected to your subscription.
First time logging in?
Not a subscriber yet?
Click here to see our print and digital subscription offers that include full access to all Horse-Canada.com articles.
Subscribe now and enjoy full access to Horse-Canada.com
Your All-Access Digital Subscription includes unlimited access to all Horse-Canada.com articles as well as a digital subscription to each issue of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, and Canadian Thoroughbred.
Get full access to Horse-Canada.com including all articles from Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.
Read the digital editions of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.
copyright © horse-canada.com 2014