Real Estate Brokers And Agents Must Be Licensed In Florida!

| October 20, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Florida law requires that all real estate brokers and real estate agents not only get licensed by the State of Florida in order to do business here, but that they keep up those licenses with through continuing education. For example, there have been big changes this year with the new “TRID” rules. […]

Do Walk-Throughs and Inspections Hurt a Misrepresentation Claim?

| October 6, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 More and more these days, Florida real estate buyers are purchasing a home or condo without personally stepping foot on the property. When this happens, the buyer usually relies on someone acting on their behalf (e.g., a friend or family member). Moreover, with the innovations of the internet virtual tours and real […]

What Happens When A Buyer Discovers Condo Water Damage After Closing?

| September 22, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Broker Misrepresentation Claims and “As Is” Clauses Here in South Florida, the condominium lifestyle is very popular. That popularity extends to both retirees as well as to locals, who buy condos as primary residences, vacation homes and as investment properties. People from other countries also flock to South Florida’s condo haven because […]

Is it Fraudulent Misrepresentation When the Real Estate Broker Hides Fact that Mother in Law is the Buyer?

| September 8, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Real Estate Professionals Acting Badly — Fraudulent misrepresentation involves a broker or agent knowingly providing misinformation to a buyer or seller that is relied upon by them to their harm or detriment. What is a Fraudulent Misrepresentation? These are false statements that are intentionally made in order to get a transaction closed […]

Did You Overpay Due To A Real Estate Agent’s Misrepresentation?: The Case of the Fake Engineering Report

| September 1, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 When a real estate agent makes a mistake or for some reason provides a buyer with incorrect or misleading information in Florida, they (along with their broker and even the seller) may be held liable for any resulting damages to that buyer under a claim of “negligent misrepresentation.” The situation becomes much […]

The Case of the Real Estate Agent’s Negligent Misrepresentation and the Buyer’s Broken Back

| August 25, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Florida real estate agents and their real estate brokers are professionals who must be licensed by the State of Florida to do business here. Applicants for a real estate agent’s license must study and pass a test to demonstrate their knowledge of the real estate industry. They have to take continuing education […]

When Florida Home Buyer Discovers His New Property Floods: A Case of Fraudulent Misrepresentation

| August 18, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Here in South Florida, flooding is a big problem — something that buyers and investors from other states or other countries may not experience. Not only do we have the threat of hurricanes swooping in with tons of water, there is also the factor that parts of our state are wetlands and […]

When Your New Home Isn’t What You Expected: Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Agent

| August 11, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Here in Florida, real estate transactions take place every day. Closings and people moving into new homes are happening all of the time in the Miami Dade – Broward – Palm Beach areas. A lot of these transactions are first time residential home purchases, where new buyers are excited about owning a […]

Misrepresentation by Real Estate Agent: Wrong Square Footage in MLS Listing

| August 4, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 In Florida, real estate agents and brokers are seen as experts in their field (whether it be residential, commercial or industrial property) due, in part, to the fact they are licensed by the State of Florida to do business in our State. Licensure brings with it both the respect of being a […]

Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Professional: Claims for Negligent or Unintentional Misrepresentation

| July 28, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Have You Been Harmed? Negligent misrepresentation by a real estate agent or broker can also be described as an unintentional misrepresentation; where the agent or real estate broker communicates something that is not accurate or true, but they are not doing so knowingly. In these situations, the real estate professional does not […]

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