Tag Archives: Real Estate Law

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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Disputes Regarding Interpretation Of The Florida Building Code By Building Officials, The Florida Building Commission And Contractors

Have a dispute regarding an interpretation of the Florida Building Code (the “Code”)?  Building officials in the State of Florida are given a lot of leeway in enforcing and interpreting the Code; however, there are mechanisms to keep them in … Read Full Post

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New Florida Statute Provides Lenders With A Remedy In A Foreclosure Proceeding Against Borrowers Who Declare Bankruptcy

Effective October 2018, lenders have a new remedy in a foreclosure proceeding to expedite the final resolution of the proceeding.  Section 702.12, Florida Statutes creates a presumption in favor of the lender that the borrower waived any defense to a … Read Full Post

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Commercial General Liability Insurance In The Construction Industry

What policy exclusions are included in your commercial general liability insurance (“CGL”) policy?  If you do not have coverage, one mistake by an employee or a subcontractor, working on your behalf, can devastate a business.  The insurance industry can be … Read Full Post

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Do Homeowners Have A Duty To Disclose Potential Eminent Domain Proceedings When Selling Their Property?

In many cases, property owners become aware that eminent domain proceedings will affect their property, but owners are often surprised to learn how long the process takes.  Major government projects can take years of budgeting, engineering, and planning before the … Read Full Post

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Making Sense: Legal And Practical Considerations Of A Community Association Committee In Florida

Most condominium and homeowners’ associations have committees in place to assist the board of directors with association operation and business, but few utilize committees properly or effectively.  The creation, purpose and authority of committees can be confusing, but it doesn’t … Read Full Post

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