Construction Defects in Florida: Florida Statutes Chapter 558 and the KB Home Nightmare at the Willowbrook Condos

| November 19, 2013

Construction defects are infamous here in Florida — particularly as a result of the building frenzy a few years back when the Florida construction industry enjoyed a heyday. Back then, there were some unscrupulous builders who thought it was good business to cut corners and maximize profits. Today, those builders are finding out that the […]

FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LIENS: BANKS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES THAT MAY COME AFTER YOUR FLORIDA CONDO OR FLORIDA HOME IN A FORECLOSURE LAWSUIT

| September 17, 2013

It’s sad but true that when someone gets behind on their home mortgage payment, all too often they are falling behind on other debts, too. Property taxes may not be paid on time, or at all. Payments to contractors who built the addition or put in the swimming pool may become delinquent. Assessments to municipalities […]

Renting a Florida Condo? What Should You Be Aware of in that Form Lease? Does it Reflect New Florida Landlord Tenant Laws Effective in 2013?

| September 6, 2013

For anyone wanting to rent a Florida condo or any Florida condominium owner thinking about leasing out their Florida condo as an investment, it’s important to know there have been changes to Florida landlord – tenant law that became effective this summer (effective on July 1, 2013) which may impact your decision to lease as […]

South Florida Condo Association Beats Bank in Foreclosure Fight: Bank Failed to File Lawsuit Before Limitations Deadline

| June 25, 2013

  Most Florida foreclosure dockets are filled with David and Goliath stories with a home owner fighting to save the family home from the mortgage lender. However, this month there was a David and Goliath story of a different sort when a South Florida home owners’ association, the Peninsula Condominium Association in Aventura, Florida, won […]

Deficiency Judgments and Past Due Condo Association Payments

| June 4, 2013

In Florida, one result of the past few year’s foreclosure fraud crisis has been chaos for condo associations across the state as Florida condo unit owners have become delinquent in paying assessments. Often, strapped condo owners make arrangements with their lenders regarding deficiency judgments but fail to do the same with their condo associations.  It’s […]

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