Your property was hit with an ADA lawsuit – now what?

What do you do when you’re sued for having a property alleged to be out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? CONTINUE READING...

New court decision affects Florida foreclosures

The Fourth DCA recently ruled that liens recorded after a lis pendens, but prior to a foreclosure sale, are discharged. CONTINUE READING...

Everything You Need To Know About Florida Deficiency Judgments – Part I

What must a lender do in order to obtain a judgment in Florida when the sale proceeds are not enough to pay off the debt of the property? Al LaSorte explains what a deficiency judgment is and how to navigate the legal landscape in obtaining one. CONTINUE READING...

Don’t lock out your tenant, even if the lease says so

A Florida landlord recently learned that “self-help” is not allowed for evicting a tenant, even if the parties’ lease says it is. CONTINUE READING...

5 things to consider when deciding whether to include an arbitration clause in a real estate contract

Many types of contracts require the parties to submit their disputes to arbitration. For example, arbitration clauses are common in consumer agreements, such as car leases and gym memberships. While a consumer can negotiate certain terms, like price, most of the provisions are not negotiable. While the consumer may be stuck arbitrating, commercial parties often negotiate every last term of their agreements. This includes whether to require the parties to arbitrate their disputes or take them to court. There are advantages to each, so here are five things to consider when deciding whether to include an arbitration clause in a real estate contract, such as a purchase and sale agreement or lease. CONTINUE READING...

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