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3 issues you might face regarding a commercial security deposit

Commercial leasing: Renting commercial space shouldn't have to be an overly contentious element of operating a business. However, there are issues that come up throughout the course of commercial tenant-landlord relationships that can cause some disagreements and confusion.

Community associations - Estoppel certificates for Condominiums and HOAs

Here's a quick and dirty summary of the new estoppel certificate laws for Condominiums and HomeOwner Associations. Estoppel certificates used to be referred to as 'estoppel letters.'  Associations need to be complying with these detailed new requirements, there can be serious penalties for failure to do so.

You've got a real estate dispute: How do you BEST resolve it?

REAL ESTATE DISPUTE? [Edited May 1, 2017]

Florida Construction Law - Staying safe in the aftermath of Irma

The recent hurricane that swept through Florida left in its wake millions of people without power; people were stranded in flooded, destroyed homes; some are dealing with serious injuries and missing loved ones.

Does your new home have a warranty?

Buying a new home is an exciting -- and sometimes overwhelming -- event. For many people, it is the most significant transaction of their lives. In all the excitement, it can be easy to make some missteps or fail to see some red flags that could jeopardize your home and your rights as a homeowner.

Changes at two Naples shopping centers, thoughts on commercial property

While economic indicators point to continued growth in Naples, many of our readers know that business stability and growth are often directly related to location, business neighbors, automobile and foot traffic and of course, to terms of the governing commercial lease. While these factors don't fit neatly into government economic forecasts, they can make all the difference to hard-working entrepreneurs who have their boots on the ground in the fight for business survival.

Commercial Leasing -Florida sales tax reduction disappointing

Commercial leasing in Florida - Are you a landlord or tenant of a business lease? Municipal governments across Florida just scored a touchdown, but state legislators dropped the ball big time. Recent legislation hurts, rather than helps, Florida businesses -- especially start-up enterprises and small businesses paying commercial rents.

How do EASEMENTS impact Construction?

As the above-cited overview says, "Many people lack a clear understanding of easements, and the numerous legal problems that can arise" when they become an issue in YOUR real estate.

Florida Homestead and Protection from Creditors

Florida Homestead is a far reaching protective shield enshrined in the Florida Constitution and implemented in various state laws.  It's also given preferred status by Florida courts.  When do you need a Florida litigator to stop a creditor levy? When do you need to bring a court action to challenge penalties sought by a county tax collector? When do you need a probate action to a carve a homestead property out of a will?  When can you challenge a conveyance (deed or mortgage) given by a spouse?  When can you contest a devise in a will where the decedent left a spouse and/or minor children?

Florida commercial leasing: broad challenges and opportunities

Florida commercial leases trip up many a landlord and many a business tenant. Here's an important point regarding one of many stark differences between a residential and a commercial lease: Commercial lease tenants are accorded fewer consumer protections if things go wrong down the road.

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