Author Archives: Caroline R. Nichols, Esq.

Going Green: Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominium Parking Areas

Florida is blessed to have abundant, beautiful natural resources: beaches, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and forests.  The Florida legislature has adopted multiple laws aimed at protecting the state’s environmental resources through conservation and promotion of clean energy.  In furtherance of this … 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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Understanding Your Options: Three Types Of Tenant Option To Purchase That May Be Included In Commercial Leases

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 … Read Full Post

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Is Time Running Out on Your Association’s Covenants and Restrictions? How to Preserve your Covenants and Restrictions under Florida Law

The Florida Marketable Record Title to Property Act (“MRTA”) can operate to extinguish interests in real property that were recorded prior to the “root of title” to a property.  In Florida, the root of title must be established by a … Read Full Post

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Has Time Already Run Out on Your Association’s Covenants and Restrictions? How to revive your HOA Covenants under Florida Law

If the Covenants and Restrictions for your Homeowners’ Association were recorded in the public records more than 30 years ago, they may no longer be enforceable against some or all of the properties within your community.  Unenforceable covenants create a myriad of problems, including an inability to collect association assessments and an inability to enforce aesthetic covenants that enhance property values within the community. Read Full Post

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Condominium Development: Condominium Prospectus Requirements in Florida

Florida’s condominium market has gained strength in the past five years; traditional sales are up, and prices are rising.  In Northeast Florida, Condominiums and Townhomes spent an average of 11 fewer days on the market than single-family detached homes.  As … Read Full Post

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