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Buyer Actions and Seller Actions for Drafting a Complaint due to a Real Estate Sales Contract Breach

August 6, 2018 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

A real estate sales contract establishes the rights and obligations of the buyer and seller. As a result, it is important to understand what each party must do to avoid a contract breach. Otherwise, litigation may become necessary in order for you to recoup losses. In this presentation, we provide […]

Things to Look for When Buying Foreclosed Properties: Foreclosure Title Defects

July 30, 2018 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Foreclosure sales can be a great find.  The mortgage holder, usually a bank, doesn’t want to take the time to go through the normal property sale process. And they will commonly accepts less than the property’s face value.  However, with these cost savings come potential headaches.  Another lender, the original […]

Commercial Evictions in Florida: What no Landlord Wants to go Through, but What Every Landlord Needs to Know, Part 4: Tenant’s Abandoned Property

July 2, 2018 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Parts one, two and three covered how landlords obtain an eviction and judgment for damages resulting from a tenant’s breach of the lease.  However, post-eviction, landlords frequently confront the problem of what to do with the personal property the tenant has left behind.  This may include: office furniture and equipment; inventory or […]

Commercial Evictions in Florida: What no Landlord Wants to go Through, but What Every Landlord Needs to Know, Part 3: The Complaint & Available Damages

June 25, 2018 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Parts one and two of this commercial eviction blog series have looked at the process for initiating an eviction when a tenant defaults on payment of the rent or other terms of its lease, and the many statutory requirements for the process.  As a landlord, you should also be aware […]

Your Guide to the Most Impactful 2018 Legislative Amendments to the Florida Statutes

June 20, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Each year the Florida Legislature proposes and votes on bills for amending the Florida Statutes.  Bills that pass both the Florida House and Senate go before the Governor who decides which bills become law.  In the 2018 legislative session, approximately 150 fewer bills were proposed, and 40 fewer bills ultimately […]

Accessing Navigable Water: Allocation of Riparian Rights Among Landowners

June 15, 2018 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Eminent Domain Law Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Owners of waterfront property have “riparian rights” to access the navigable water and the right to a waterfront view in addition to their rights to use their upland property.  Docking rights often are an area of dispute, not only for waterfront property owners seeking dock permits from the government, but […]

Understanding Your Options: Three Types of Tenant Option to Purchase That may be Included in Commercial Leases

May 23, 2018 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Many landlords are reluctant to grant tenant option to purchase in a lease agreement. That’s because the  options may disincentivize other potential buyers or cause delays in the landlord’s negotiation of a sale.  Still, landlords may grant options to purchase to attract large, creditworthy tenants, particularly if they are the […]

Commercial Evictions in Florida: What no Landlord Wants to go Through, but What Every Landlord Needs to Know, Part 2: Filing the Complaint

March 22, 2018 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Having been served with a notice of default, a tenant then has three days to cure a breach for failure to pay rent and fifteen days to cure a nonmonetary breach, unless the parties’ lease provides different timeframes. If the tenant subsequently fails to cure the breach, the landlord must then file suit for eviction.

Commercial Evictions in Florida: What no Landlord Wants to go Through, but What Every Landlord Needs to Know

February 22, 2018 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

It’s an unfortunate but harsh reality for commercial landlords. You will inevitably face an eviction situation at some point during your ownership of commercial property.  However, while no landlord wants to experience an eviction scenario, you should be prepared for it. The first step is having a basic working knowledge […]

Residential Security Deposits in Florida: A Landlord’s Guide for Retention of Deposits & Payment of Interest

December 29, 2017 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Security deposits are obviously one of the most important tools for landlords to protect their property when leasing it to a tenant.  However, when accepting a security deposit, residential landlords must comply with Florida law governing how security deposit must be held and how the accrued interest is paid out […]

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