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 Buying & Selling Real Estate

        Whether buying or selling real estate, one should always consider having legal representation at a closing. With a real estate attorney present at a closing you can rest assured that your interests are protected. Mortgage brokers, real estate agents and title agents may have a conflict of interest to make profits, which could leave you in a financial or legal predicament. Don’t be the only one at the table that doesn’t know his or her rights! Having a real estate attorney on your side helps ensure your interests are protected too.


 Mortgages

        Most lending companies frequently use the European LIBOR rate instead of the US Prime lending rate to calculate interest rates on mortgages. So when your neighbors talk about their mortgage rates going down, your ARM (Adjustable Rate Mortgage) may still be going up! Don’t get caught in a small print oversight that could end up costing you hundreds of dollars every month. A real estate attorney can read through all of your mortgage papers and explain to you the terms of the loan and your legal rights. Or would you prefer that the mortgage company broker or salesman explain it to you?


 Condominium Law (Homeowners)

        Condominium associations and owners may inevitably have disputes, due to the fact that two parties are responsible for maintaining different parts of the same building. Levying assessments and placing liens on your condominium unit are amongst many powers conveyed to condominium associations. Bylaws and condominium declaration are also often a source of dispute or contention. If you have a dispute with your condominium association you should seek legal advice to learn what your legal rights are.


 Home Owner Association Law (Homeowners)

        Homeowners associations and homeowners have disputes frequently. Do you feel harassed by your HOA or a particular neighbor that keeps complaining about you to the HOA? Levying assessments and placing liens on your home are amongst many powers conveyed to HOAs. HOA declarations are often a source of dispute or contention with homeowners. If you have a dispute with your HOA you should seek legal advice to learn what your legal rights are.


 Home Owner Associations & Condominium Associations

        When owners fail to pay their dues it is common practice to place a lien on the homeowner’s property, as per the association’s bylaws. This process is very technical and should be filed by the association's attorney. Other disputes can arise when certain owners fail to abide by other non-financial bylaws of the association, such as disrepair or neglecting their property, becoming a burden on all of the other association members. We have all seen the ugly house on the block, which decreases the value of the neighboring homes. Given the complexity of enforcing the association bylaws, it is imperative to have a real estate attorney oversee these disputes. In addition, attorney's fees and court costs can be recovered when incurred to breach of deed restrictions or non-payment of dues or assessments.


 Landlord/Tenant Law (Tenants)

        Due to the failing real estate markets, breaches of lease agreements and increases in insurance premiums and property taxes, landlords are more desperate than ever. Non-refunded deposits and code violations result in common disputes in landlord/tenant law in Florida. Did your landlord keep your deposit for repairs you are not obligated to pay for? Does your landlord refuse to maintain the property to proper standards? Did your landlord give you the proper notice required under Florida law regarding your security deposit? Florida Law provides that court costs and attorney fees be paid to the prevailing party in several instances. If you have a dispute with your landlord you should seek legal advice to learn what your legal rights are.


 Landlord/Tenant Law (Landlords)

        Florida Law is very complex when it comes to Landlord/Tenant issues. Landlords must follow strict laws when it comes to security deposits, notices and legal actions, including evictions. A savvy landlord always has a real estate attorney on hand in case any issues should arise with a tenant. If you are a landlord you should seek legal advice about your lease, potential liabilities and courses of action for problematic tenants. Florida law provides for attorney's fees and court costs to the prevailing party in several landlord/tenant actions.

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