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July 2014 Deadline for Older Foreclosure Deficiency Judgments – Small South Florida Banks and Credit Unions Increasingly Aggressive on Deficiency Collection Efforts

According to the new Florida Fair Foreclosure legislation, the deadline for a bank to sue a defaulting home owner for the amount left on a mortgage after a foreclosure (the deficiency) was changed from 5 years to 1 year, regardless of when the cause of action accrued....

The 2007 Florida Case of Duggan v. Peacock Point – Innocent Misprepresentation in a Florida Land Deal Results in Major Lawsuit and Seller Wins

Last Update: 02/24/16 True story. Back in the summer of 2007, when “Umbrella” by Rihanna was a new summer hit and “Transformers” was the summer blockbuster, a contract was signed in Destin, Florida, for the sale of a six-lot waterfront...

Florida Real Estate Litigation: In a Court System Short on Cash, Florida Real Estate Lawsuits Just Keep Coming With Some Cases Involving Uncommon Issues

Last Update: 04/18/16 The State of Florida’s overall budget does not allot much to the Florida courts’ system (this year, Florida has a budget of $74 billion, but only a tiny fraction of that money goes to the judicial system); most Floridians are aware that the...

Florida Foreclosure Backlog – Still Lots of Problems With Florida Foreclosures as Florida AG Reminds Florida Courts to Protect Florida Homeowner Rights in Foreclosure Proceedings

Last Update: 02/24/16 All experienced Florida foreclosure defense lawyers know that the national Foreclosure Mortgage Settlement Agreement contains a provision that mandates that lenders not go forward with a foreclosure if there is an alternative in the works for...

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?

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...