Categories for Real Estate Attorney

Types of Real Estate Deeds in Florida

January 29, 2021

Any time you transfer property, whether buying, selling or inheriting, you’ll deal with a deed. A real estate deed is a legally binding instrument that determines title and ownership. There are several types of real estate deeds that you can use in Miami, FL. Since not every deed is appropriate for every situation, it’s important that you consult a real estate attorney before transferring property. Otherwise, you could run into issues that affect who legally owns the property. Here’s an overview of the main types of real estate deeds: General warranty: General warranty deeds are the most common type of... View Article

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

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