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Author: A. Hunter Faulkner, Esq.

Understanding the Florida Land Trust Act: When and When Not to Use a Land Trust

April 16, 2024 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Florida’s real estate landscape is dynamic and, at times, complex. One tool that real estate attorneys are often asked about and property owners often consider is the Florida Land Trust, governed by the Florida Land Trust Act, Sec. 689.071, Florida Statutes. This blog serves as an introduction to what a […]

National Association of Realtors Settlement and its Effect on the Real Estate Industry

April 2, 2024 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

If you have been paying attention to the news lately, you have likely seen stories surrounding a major shakeup with real estate commissions stemming from a settlement in a prominent federal lawsuit. On March 15th, a settlement was agreed on between the National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) and the U.S. […]

What are a Landlord’s Rights When Facing a Human Rights Complaint from HUD or a Subsidiary?

March 21, 2024 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

It is not uncommon for residential tenants to find themselves at a disadvantage when entering a lease agreement and renting residential property from a landlord. Often, the tenant is not sophisticated in real estate law or the relevant laws of the jurisdiction governing landlords and tenants. Additionally, in the past, […]

Beware of the Pitfalls When Using Boilerplate Real Estate Contracts

February 15, 2024 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

In the complex realm of residential and commercial real estate transactions, the importance of a well-crafted customized contract cannot be overstated. However, the convenience and seemingly time-saving allure of boilerplate real estate contracts have led many real estate agents and buyers and sellers to neglect the inherent pitfalls associated with […]

What Are the Development Restrictions Applicable to My Zoning District and Can They Be Waived?

January 11, 2023 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Land use and zoning lawyers commonly with real estate investors, developers, and homebuyers who purchase real estate looking to either add on to the existing structural improvements on the property or redesign the use of the property, tear down the existing structure, and build brand new. It is natural to […]

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