Categories for Real Estate Attorney

What’s the “Good Guy Guarantee”?

October 27, 2020

Have you ever heard of something called the “good guy guarantee” in the world of landlord/tenant law? This isn’t necessarily a service or benefit you’ll find advertised by landlords in Miami, FL, but it’s an issue you should be aware of if you are to be leasing any space for a business. Here’s an overview of what you should know. What is it? The basic concept of the good guy guarantee is that it’s a pre-negotiated kick-out that has the financial backing of a guarantor who has good credit. This guarantee is established while the tenant is in possession of... View Article

Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Attorney

September 23, 2020

Buying and selling a home comes with a lot of paperwork, legalese and hassle. It’s often an expensive and time-consuming process, which means many people balk at the idea of hiring a real estate attorney in Miami, FL on top of working with agents. In Florida, you’re required to have an attorney involved for at least the closing process, if not every step of the way. Hiring a closing attorney is not just required, it’s a smart decision—and you need to do it well ahead of closing. Here’s why it’s wise to work with an attorney throughout the home buying... View Article

Situations That May Result in Real Estate Litigation

September 7, 2020

When you have property, it’s possible litigation might arise. As always, when conflicts happen, litigation and other major consequences can result—which is why it’s smart to have an experienced attorney on hand to help you out. They can help you determine the best way to handle real estate conflicts, whether it’s litigation, settlements or another option. Here are some of the most common reasons for real estate litigation in Miami, FL: Breach of contract: As you know, signing a contract is a key part of real estate investing, whether it’s a single-family home or a multi-million-dollar commercial complex. The contract... View Article

Laws Related to Building a Home in Florida

March 28, 2020

You finally get to build your dream home in Florida! Or perhaps you are an independent contractor who was just hired to build a home for a client. No matter which side of this equation you are on, it is important to understand construction lien laws in Miami, FL. Here is an overview of construction liens and their role in home building. Lien documents A “lien” is an encumbrance against a piece of property. It is recorded in the assessor’s office along with mortgages, taxes and anything else that counts against the property value. Depending on its nature, it may... View Article

Five Legal Elements of Every Home Purchase in Florida

March 7, 2020

If you are considering a home purchase in Florida in the future, it is important to know how to protect yourself as the buyer. Buying a home will likely be the largest investment you will make in your life, and there are numerous things that can go wrong. Fortunately, legitimate home purchase transactions should contain the same elements, and if something is missing, it is likely time to contact a real estate lawyer in Miami, FL. Here are five elements involved with Florida home purchases: Purchase and sale agreement: This is the first document provided to the prospective buyer. It... View Article

Rubén J. Padrón, PA