Florida Commercial Real Estate And Land Use Law Blog


House Bill No. 7103 – Affordable Housing, Development Review & Impact Fees, Oh My!

During the 2019 legislative session, State Representative Jason Fischer introduced and sponsored House Bill No. 7103.  The proposed bill contained language that amended various state statutes, all dealing with development in Florida.  On June 28, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed … Read Full Post

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The Public Procurement And Bidding Process In Florida

For many companies, the award of a single public contract can help cement long-lasting relationships that may result in years of continuing business.  Therefore, it is important for companies of all sizes to know and understand the requirements and bidding … Read Full Post

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

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 … Read Full Post

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Extending A Judgment Lien In Florida For The Full 20 Years

Winning a judgment is a lot different than collecting on a judgment. A properly perfected judgment will create a lien against real property owned by the losing party (“judgment debtor”[1]) in the amount of the judgment.  Section 55.10(1) of the … Read Full Post

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Florida 2019 Legislative Update For Local Governments: Permit Fee Transparency

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 … Read Full Post

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The Permitting And Pitfalls Of Coastal Armoring In Florida

According to NOAA, Florida has over 8,400 hundred miles of coastline.  That is second only to Alaska.  Since 2000, 79 tropical or subtropical storms have impacted the state of Florida.  Many of us cringe when we hear the names Floyd, … Read Full Post

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Lease Agreements: Beware of the Lease Renewal Language

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 … Read Full Post

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How Do Construction Liens Impact A Commercial Landlord In Florida?

Pursuant to Florida’s construction lien law, an owner of real property who contracts for improvements to the property is subject to construction liens against the property. However, the lien law is somewhat unique for commercial properties, as the commercial landlord … Read Full Post

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Challenging Quasi-Judicial Decisions Of A Local Government

If you own operate a business, rent to commercial tenants, develop real estate or even just own a parcel containing a single-family home, chances are, you are going to have to seek some sort of regulatory approval from a local … Read Full Post

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Can A Bank Issue A Loan Secured By Its Own Stock?

On occasion a lender is confronted with a complicated question of whether it can lend based on collateral in the form of its own stock. Unfortunately, this is not legally acceptable collateral, as neither a national, nor a local Florida … Read Full Post

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