10 Reasons To Have A Home Inspection In South Florida          

| April 17, 2018

Under Florida Statute 468.8311, home inspection services are defined as “a limited visual examination of the following readily accessible installed systems and components of a home” performed by a licensed home inspector.  Those items include: The Structure of The Home Electrical System HVAC System Roof Covering Plumbing System Interior Components Exterior Components and Site Conditions […]

Local Ordinances: Florida Landlords and Tenants

| November 28, 2017

It is interesting to consider how intricate Florida law can be when it comes to governing residential landlord-tenant disputes. Even the most basic disagreement between a tenant and a landlord can escalate very quickly. When entering into a rental agreement in Florida, it is important to read every provision in the contract to avoid waiving […]

Landlord Tenant Disputes After A Major Storm (Hurricane)

| October 3, 2017

After a major storm or hurricane here in Florida, apartments and other rental properties are often damaged to the point where they need some level of repair to make them livable. In some instances, the property may be a total loss or the damage is so bad that repairs can take an extended period of […]

New Florida Condo Law: Bad Condo Boards Face New Criminal Charges

| May 30, 2017

Last Update: 6/19/18 In a bipartisan manner the Florida Legislature passed an important change in how condo boards and condominiums are to conduct themselves here in the Sunshine State.  This new legislation addresses some important issue for South Floridians and includes criminal consequences for Condo Boards that do bad things.     Florida Senate Bill […]

5 Must-Have Prerequisites for A Valid Contract to Sell Residential Real Estate In Florida

| April 26, 2016

In Florida, real estate transactions are governed by both real estate and contract law (other laws and regulations can also apply, like those related to mold, lead based paint, coastal control issues, etc.). As a result, transactions can quickly become complicated. Most Buyers and sellers know that all real estate transactions should have a written […]

Florida Home Buyer Closing Day Checklist

| February 23, 2016

In a Florida residential real estate purchase, few days are bigger than the day that the transaction closes. Sure, there is the excitement of beginning the process of finding a home or condo to buy here in South Florida, and the thrill of finally choosing a particular property and having your offer accepted. However, when […]

How Do Lawyers Help With Florida Residential Real Estate Closings?

| December 8, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 When it’s time to actually close on your new home or condo here in South Florida, it can be intimidating to see just how much paperwork is involved.  Even if it’s a small house or condo, closings can take lots of time (hours!).  Why? Even when there are no problems, it can […]

4 Conditions A Buyer Should Require Before Closing On A Florida Home

| December 1, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Buying residential real estate in Florida is a major event in the lives of most buyers.  For some, it’s a big deal to buy a new home or condo! Fortunately, the Florida legislature understands this fact so they passed laws that protect residential buyers (residential buyers get legal protections that commercial buyers […]

Are These 8 Real Estate Disclosures Protecting The Buyer Or Some Other Party?

| November 24, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Here you are, a ready, willing and able buyer who has finally found that Florida condo, townhouse, or home of your dreams.  You are excited about closing the deal and moving into your new South Florida home. It’s a great time, no more spending hours conducting online searches and car rides with […]

What Are The Risks With Airbnb If You Rent Your Florida Home or Condo?

| November 3, 2015

Last Update: 03/21/16 The holiday season is here, and there are people all over the world who plan of spending their vacation basking in the warm Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, hotels and resorts throughout South Florida are already booked.  However, there’s still lodging opportunities for travelers who wish to visit Miami and Fort Lauderdale and our […]

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