May 26, 2020

Beware of Foreclosure Rescue Scams During the Coronavirus Crisis

If you get a mortgage relief or foreclosure rescue offer that’s too good to be true during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s very likely a scam. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency limiting many people’s ability to work […]
May 12, 2020

When to Consider Partition Actions

A Partition Action is a civil lawsuit to force the sale of Florida real estate. Florida law allows property to be owned jointly by several persons or entities. Often times, joint owners of a property […]
April 30, 2020

Selling Your House During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hoping to put your house on the market in 2020 or beyond? What to consider regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you were planning to put your house on the market in 2020 or beyond, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic […]
March 26, 2020

Can Bankruptcy Solve Home Mortgage Problems?

Home mortgage problems often lead to default and foreclosure of the property the individual is attempting to purchase. While bankruptcy may be the last resort to solve any financial difficulty, some homeowners seek this process […]
January 15, 2020

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 […]
January 8, 2020

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 […]
January 7, 2020

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 rental agreement for their […]
December 4, 2019

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, […]
November 27, 2019

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 […]
October 31, 2019

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, […]
October 28, 2019

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, […]
October 14, 2019

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 […]
October 10, 2019

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 […]
October 7, 2019

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 […]
October 3, 2019

What Can Sellers Do When Buyers Don’t Close?

Generally, both the seller and buyer have a certain timeframe to back out of a deal before it proceeds to the next step where they sign paperwork and the money progresses through escrow which can […]
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