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Real Property Purchase and Sale Agreements: Beware of the Notice Provisions

June 5, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Real property purchase and sale agreements often contain detailed requirements pertaining to termination, inspection, placing of deposits, and even the form in which certain notices to parties must be provided.  Of course, parties to such agreements must read and understand their material terms and failing to strictly comply with material […]

Florida 2019 Legislative Update For Local Governments: Permit Fee Transparency

May 20, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Over the past few years each legislative session in Florida seems to generate new laws that impose various requirements on local governments. Some are labeled “unfunded mandates” and others are described as an assault on “home rule”.  But as bad as those things sound, the reality is that most state […]

Lease Agreements: Beware of the Lease Renewal Language

May 9, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Many leases contain renewal language, allowing the lessee to renew the lease term after the original lease term expires.  These provisions sometimes contain notice requirements and fulfillment of certain conditions precedent.  In some instances, the leases may automatically renew.  In any case, the terms of the lease renewal require certainty […]

Florida’s Banking Statutes of Frauds §687.0304 Weeds out Borrower Claims Based on Oral Agreements

May 6, 2019 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

Florida’s Banking Statutes of Frauds was enacted in order to curb a 1980s trend of increasing lender liability lawsuits. The enactment of this statute makes it difficult for plaintiffs to maintain tort-based claims that might otherwise flow from the written loan documents. Typically, such claims involve oral promises pertaining to […]

Wage Garnishment: Does Florida’s Head-of-Household Exemption Apply to Independent Contractor Income

April 15, 2019 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

Often, an entire household is dependent upon the wages earned by a single head-of-household. To protect the financial well-being of these dependents, the Florida legislature has exempted some of these wages from wage garnishment. However, Florida courts have struggled to consistently apply the exemption. The greatest issue has been whether […]

“As is” and no Warranty Provisions in Contracts: Are They Always Enforceable?

April 3, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Whether purchasing a business, a piece of real property, or even a car, there is likely a lengthy contract that goes along with that purchase.  Many of those contracts contain “as-is” or “no warranty” provisions.  These types of provisions may also include language that the seller of the property is […]

Quiet Enjoyment – What Landlords Need to Understand

April 2, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Almost everyone, regardless of whether they have ever leased out or rented a commercial space, is generally aware of each party’s duties under a commercial tenant lease agreement. The landlord allows the tenant to use his building, in exchange for the tenant making rental payments.  But, most people, even experienced […]

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