REAL ESTATE DISPUTE? [Edited May 1, 2017]
When you are buying, building or renting a home, it is common to pay some sort of deposit. This money can serve different purposes. A security deposit for a lease can be used for things like repairing damage done by a tenant. If the deposit is for a new home being built, it can be used to reserve land. An earnest money deposit on an existing home can be considered an indication of a buyer's serious and good faith intention to purchase the home.
Florida residents who have purchased or sold real estate have no doubt encountered many important real estate documents such as the contract of sale and other contracts and agreements. But probably the most important real estate document is the deed. The deed is the document used to convey real estate from one party to another. Deeds also indicate the rights of the buyer and the obligations of the seller with respect to the property.