Tag Archives: Real Estate Law

Do Tenants Get Compensated When The Government Takes Property By Eminent Domain?

When the government takes property from a land owner under eminent domain, it is given that the government must pay the owner for the value of the property taken. However, tenants and leaseholders of property are often unsure as to … Read Full Post

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What Does the Sign Say Part II: Practical Solutions for Local Governments

As was discussed in Part I of this blog series, all signs are subject to some form of regulation while also carrying First Amendment protection.  This almost always leads to sign regulations that are confusing, inadequate, dated, and often, unconstitutional. … Read Full Post

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Can’t Help Yourself: Self-help Eviction Under Florida Law

It is common to see commercial leases that grant the landlord broad powers upon the tenant’s default.  Some variation of the following can often be found in a lease: Upon default by Tenant, Landlord may immediately re‑enter the Premises and … Read Full Post

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Florida Law On Pre-Turnover And Post-Turnover Community Association Contracts

Community associations are businesses.  Not only are they corporate entities, but they collect revenue (i.e., owner assessments) and incur expenses planned for through a yearly budget.  Just like any other business, community associations find themselves in unfavorable contractual relationships with … Read Full Post

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What Does the Sign Say? Sign Regulation, Legal Issues and the First Amendment

All signs are subject to some form of regulation while at the same time carrying some form of First Amendment protection.  Due to those protections afforded by the First Amendment, government regulation of signs is subject to a heightened scrutiny.  … Read Full Post

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The Right To Blight – Charitable Donation Bins, Freedom Of Speech And The First Amendment

The next time you are sitting at a red light at a busy suburban intersection, instead of checking your smart phone, look out the window. Look beyond the other traffic, beyond the political signs, and beyond the fast food combo … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Statute Deemed Unconstitutional – Again

On January 2, 2019, Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers started the new year off by invalidating the 2017 law regulating medical marijuana in Florida.  Judge Gievers ruled the implementing law conflicts with the state constitution and the will of the … Read Full Post

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What Does Florida Law Say About A Community Association Bulk Services Agreement Such As Cable And Internet Service?

Bulk services agreements are those agreements entered into between a condominium association or homeowners association and a company for providing similar services to the community’s entire membership.  These are most commonly used for providing the community with broadband services, such … Read Full Post

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Rule Enforcement Authority of Rules and Regulations made by a Community Association Board

The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act and the Florida Condominium Act provide a community association’s board of directors with authority to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the association property and its members.  The creation and enforcement of an association’s rules and … Read Full Post

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What Must Be Disclosed When Selling Residential Property In Florida?

Every state has different requirements for what must be disclosed when selling residential property.  Some states don’t require any disclosure and some states require disclosure of facts that don’t tangibly affect the property, such as a murder or suicide.  In … Read Full Post

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