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  • Florida Landlord’s Guide to Security Deposit Disputes in Small Claims Court

    Defend yourself if a tenant sues you in Florida for the security deposit. Even the most meticulous landlord may be sued by a tenant over the return of a security deposit. Fortunately, you can take some basic steps to minimize the possibility that you’ll spend hours in court haggling over back rent, cleaning costs, and […]

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  • When Can Tenants Withhold Rent?

    Find out what justifies rent withholding in Florida if your rental unit has serious defects. Florida tenants are legally entitled to rental property that meets basic structural, health, and safety standards and is in good repair. If a landlord fails to take care of important maintenance, such as a leaky roof or a broken heater, […]

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  • Florida Tenant’s Right to Break a Rental Lease

    Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in Florida and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term. Many tenants who sign a lease for their apartment or rental unit plan to stay for the full amount of time required in the lease, such as one year. […]

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  • Selling a Home in Florida? Key Legal Requirements

    Selling a home in Florida can be different than selling one in any other state, both in terms of laws and traditional procedures. Here are some important facts to know. From contract forms to closings, here is what sellers of a Florida home should expect and plan for. Role of Real Estate Agents in Florida […]

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  • Selling a Florida Home: What Are My Disclosure Obligations?

    Guidance on what residential real estate sellers must tell prospective home buyers when selling a house in Florida. Florida, like many other states, requires sellers of homes and other residential properties to make certain disclosures to buyers about the property’s condition and history. This is a shift from the traditional legal principle of “let the […]

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  • Realtors’ Duties To Disclose Can Get Complicated.

    The February 26, 2019 Court of Appeal decision Ryan v. Real Estate of the Pacific, involving the sale of a house in La Jolla, California for $3.86 million, is instructive reading for real estate brokers, buyers, and sellers. Daniel and Patricia Ryan listed their house with the help of their broker, David Schroedl, Sotheby’s Realty. […]

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  • Requirements for a Valid Quitclaim Deed in Florida

    In theory, some South Florida real estate transactions are easier than others. But that’s not always the case. Even the transfer of property between family members can be complicated. That’s because certain documents are required, and even inadvertent mistakes can render them null and void. In today’s post, we’ll explain the importance of quitclaim deeds […]

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  • How Long Must You Wait To Purchase a Home After Filing Bankruptcy?

    Filing for bankruptcy is no easy decision to make. For many, there is a sense of failure or loss. For others, it can be a clean start and an opportunity to start over. Let’s face it: financial education in this country is poor, and that’s putting it mildly! We learn by doing, and sometimes we […]

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  • Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Sell Your Home to Your LLC

    Mixing assets between a company and a personal estate is often not advisable because of the potential to remove the legal protections in place by the limited liability company that can prevent personal liability in injuries and other claims against the owner. However, if the owner still wants to pursue the avenue of sale, he […]

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  • Predatory Lending – Can a Homeowner Sue a Bank?

    Predatory lending practices that harm the homeowner can often lead to the loss of property, debt and personal injury to the victim’s estate that can leave him or her without any assets because of the predatory lender. This person must understand both what predatory lending is and how and when it is possible to sue […]

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