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.
REAL ESTATE DISPUTE? [Edited May 1, 2017]
Real Estate Disputes and litigation are bound to arise after Hurricane Irma.
Real Estate Litigation -- nobody wants to be there but sometimes it's the only answer. Large-scale real estate transactions in Florida can go sour for any number of reasons, ranging from allegations that a party has failed to perform to claims of fraud, breach of contract, survey and title problems, the list is endless.
It's hardly unimaginable for disputes to occur with regularity -- even numbing frequency -- in a planned residential community in Naples or elsewhere in Florida. The sources of acrimony leading to argument and, sometimes, legal disputes -- between neighbors, between property owners and directing boards, between elected condo association members and so forth -- are myriad in any community where many residents dwell and a panoply of rules and regulations govern their conduct.
Well, this tale is sure to rile up just about any individual in Florida or elsewhere across the country who lives in a homeowner or condo association often also referred to as "community associations,"
A fair playing field, right? Isn't that what is routinely stressed as being fundamentally important in the world of American business, whether it relates to relate estate or any other industry?
A media investigation from earlier this year that profiled multiple abuses committed by condominium associations across South Florida underscores the compelling need that condo owners can have when confronting the wrongful -- and, often, flatly unlawful -- behavior of homeowners boards.
A common real estate dispute concerns POSSESSION of the property. There are several real estate litigation remedies for recovering physical possession of real property from someone who is on your land or in your house, storefront or warehouse unlawfully, or improperly using it.
A Notice of Lis Pendens is a document that gets filed in a real estate dispute, usually in the land records, after a lawsuit has been initiated. Its purpose is to put the world on notice that the real property described in the document is the subject of a pending lawsuit.