My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Florida
For a neighbor.
A long back story, not germane, but will cover briefly. He has a water treatment system installed on his house. Claims his (former) live in significant other forged the signature. Has provided financing company with the information and filed a police report, but all that is still pending.
He now wants (needs, medical) to sell his home, and there is a UCC financing statement on file. From what I, as a total non-expert, can see it is not a fixture filing. The exact wording on the filing is:
(Section 4 Collateral)
Florida documentary stamp tax is not required
<company brand name - redacted by me> water treatment system
That's all. The question - can he remove (professionally, by a licensed plumber) the system from his home and notify and/or deliver to (and if so, how) the creditor the secured system, thereby rendering the UCC null?
I realize it does not cure the debt, but the issue is to clear the title so he can complete the sale, as the softener obviously cannot convey.