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What to Know Before Serving in an HOA or Condo Association

The Homeowner’s Association (HOA) or Condo Association is the governing administration of a housing or condominium community.  The vast majority of new developments and nearly every condo or townhome development in the State of Florida has an HOA board that is made up of volunteer homeowners. There are some basics that all residents who are [...]

HOA or Condo Association Disputes

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and condo associations, from time to time, end up in potential legal conflicts with their residents. These HOA or condo association disputes are often resolvable through means other than going to court.  While residents may represent themselves in these disputes there are distinct advantages to hiring an attorney experienced in handling similar [...]

Four Things You Need to Know About Elevator Maintenance Contracts

Property management companies need to be aware of the potential areas of risk and exposure in the typical elevator maintenance contract.  In general, these contracts renew automatically at the end of each term and there may be little opportunity to renegotiate the contract once it is signed.  However, these are often not contracts of adhesion, [...]

Six Ways An HOA Might Detect A Business Being Run from a Property

A Florida homeowners' association (HOA) consists of homeowners from a particular geographic area who oversee the rules and regulations regarding what goes on in the community in which they live. HOAs arrange for maintenance of the common areas and they govern the community according to provisions and legal clauses in their bylaws and articles of [...]

Non-resident Alien Investors (Part II): Six Things to Consider When Selecting a Property in Florida

As stated in Part I of this series in which we discussed finding the right advisors for non-resident alien investors, the State of Florida is a wonderland of real estate investment opportunities.  With hundreds of major cities and suburbs to choose from, commercial and residential properties waiting for the right investor abound.  However, there are [...]

Non-resident Alien Investors (Part I): Four Things to Consider When Selecting Advisors in Florida

The State of Florida is a wonderland of real estate investment opportunities for non-resident alien investors.  With hundreds of major cities and suburbs to choose from, commercial and residential properties waiting for the right investor abound.  However, there are many pitfalls to avoid when investing in property in Florida  - and these pitfalls are particularly [...]

Property Abandonment in Florida: Definitions and Remedies

As the economic impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic continue, there has been a reduction in businesses and residential tenants' who are able to pay their rent. As a result, businesses and residential tenants are resorting to property abandonment, “walking away” from their leases’ financial obligations. This has been especially true in commercial real [...]

2020-12-19T17:04:54+00:00Real Estate Law|

Home Resale Packages in Florida

Any residential real estate transaction can be paper-intensive for both the seller and buyer. This is especially true if the home in question is in a Florida-based homeowners association (HOA). This is because Florida HOA’s require a home resale packages to be delivered from the seller to the buyer.  Resale packages fill in the buyer [...]

2020-12-19T17:25:36+00:00Real Estate Law|

The Role of the Closing Attorney: Q&A with Nima Ajabshir

Having a closing attorney to help you in the residential or commercial real estate buying or selling process can be a great help. Nima Ajabshir, Managing Partner of South Florida law explains in this short interview: Q: What does a closing attorney do? Nima Ajabshir, Esq.: A competent real estate closing attorney is a transaction [...]

2020-12-20T23:16:18+00:00Real Estate Law|
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