Monthly Archives: June 2018

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

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 … Read Full Post

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Your Guide to the most impactful 2018 Legislative Amendments to the Florida Statutes

by James O. Birr, III, Esq. and Hans C. Wahl, Esq. 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 … Read Full Post

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Right to Compensation: Are Light, Air, Views and Access Subject to Eminent Domain in Florida?

Location, location, location.  People pay big money for property with open air, great lighting and incredible views.  Sometimes a government project infringes upon those valuable qualities so much that it is deemed a taking. If they assert eminent domain in … Read Full Post

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Right to Compensation: Are Trees and Crops Subject to Eminent Domain in Florida?

“Full compensation” is designed to make the property owner whole at an eminent domain proceeding. It’s as if the condemnation never occurred and the owner voluntarily sold the property.  But what if the condemning authority takes something less than the entire … Read Full Post

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Accessing Navigable Water: Allocation of Riparian Rights Among Landowners

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 … Read Full Post

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Florida Construction Liens: Final Furnishing – What Does It Mean?

The Florida Construction Lien Law can be a contractor’s best tool for getting paid in full.  The rub with the Lien Law is knowing how to use it properly.  If not used properly, this tool will fail completely. One common misuse … Read Full Post

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Top 5 Tactics to Prevent Vandalism in Community Associations

Vandalism has been an issue with both condominiums and homeowners associations for as long as these communities have existed.  As you can expect, instances of vandalism seem to increase during the summer months when kids are out of school.  Vandalism … Read Full Post

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How Do You Become A Certified General Contractor In Florida

The construction industry is booming again in Florida. As a result, many people are seeking to take advantage of this by becoming licensed contractors.  Chapter 489, Florida Statutes and 61G4-12 through 23, Florida Administrative Code sets forth the requirements for … Read Full Post

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Liability Of Secondary Qualifying Agents Pertaining To Civil Judgments

If you are a secondary qualifying agent for a company, there is potential for being financially responsible for the company you qualify. This stems from how the law shifts liability after a primary qualifying agent terminates their business relationship. Therefore, … Read Full Post

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Community Association Hurricane Season Preparedness: What To Do Before A Hurricane Hits Your Association

Another Florida hurricane season kicks off on the first of June.  Is your community association prepared?  Many condominium associations around the State are still recovering from a lack of hurricane preparedness before last year’s season.  Do not let this happen … Read Full Post

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