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Permanent Residence, Residency, Resident - Definition

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#1 - Posted: 3 Aug 2012 18:49 
Article VII, s. 6(a), State Const., requires that, to be eligible for homestead exemption, the owner of legal or equitable title to real estate maintain thereon his "permanent residence" or the permanent residence of another legally or naturally dependent on him. Section 196.031, F. S., requires that the person seeking homestead exemption reside on the property and in good faith make the same his "permanent home." Section 196.051, F. S., and Ch. 12B-1.202 (5)(A), F. A. C., define the requirement of permanent residence or home as follows:

"The words 'resident,' 'residence,' 'permanent residence,' 'permanent home,' and those of like import, shall not be construed so as to require continuous physical residence on the property, but mean only that place which the person claiming the exemption may rightfully and in good faith call his home to the exclusion of all other places where he may, from time to time, temporarily reside."

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