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 […]

Property Disclosure Statements: Duty to Reveal Hazards in Florida Must Be Disclosed to Home Buyers

| August 19, 2014

Last Update: 04/18/16     Most sellers and buyers of residential real estate here in Florida depend upon their real estate agents to help them through the process. For buyers, it’s making sure that they have all the information that they need to make an informed purchase. For sellers, it’s relying upon their agent to […]

New Florida Condo Law Gives Builders and Developers Break on Responsibility for Flaws in Roads, Sewers, and Other Infrastructure in Florida Communities and Condo Projects

| May 10, 2012

Florida condo owners along with home owners’ associations (HOAs) and community associations and the like better get ready:  the legislation that we have been monitoring regarding common area implied warranties for Florida builders and developers just got signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott. Read our earlier post giving details on the Senate version […]

SB 1196 Goes to Governor Scott’s Desk: Will He Veto New Law That Ends Implied Warranty of Developers and Puts Burden on Homeowners’ Associations and Individual Florida Home Buyers?

| March 15, 2012

The Florida Legislature has passed SB 1196 and it’s setting on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his decision on whether to veto the darn thing or sign it into effective Florida law.   Here is the full text of the law: Section 553.835, Florida Statutes Implied warranties.— (1) The Legislature finds that the courts have reached different […]

Florida Homeowners and Condo Owners: Beware of Proposed New House Deregulation Bill – HB5005

| March 24, 2011

The Florida Legislature is considering a major deregulation law that will impact all Floridians, particularly Florida condo owners and Florida homeowners.  It could become law as soon as July 1, 2011, and the entire language of the proposed statute (HB 5005) can be read online at the Florida House of Representatives website.  What would escape […]

Florida Condominium Law and the Broken Water Heater: Who is Responsible For The Mess and Damages?

| March 24, 2009

I am often asked about who is responsible when a neighbors water heater bursts and it floods the surrounding condominium units. Specifically, the client would like to know who is responsible to pay for the damage and/or repairs to items considered as personal property. In Florida, this type of occurrence is covered under a unit […]