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June 2017 Archives

What if a seller does not transfer clean title to me?

When many Fort Lauderdale residents think of a real estate dispute, they usually think of issues related to what are technically called "improvements" to real estate. For instance, a buyer might think about suing the seller of a home if it turns out the seller did not tell them about a leaky roof or a serious plumbing issue the seller knew about.

South Florida remains a hotspot for real estate fraud

The Florida real estate market has historically had a problem with fraud and other shady real estate activity. The latest reports confirm this, suggesting that Fort Lauderdale residents need to use caution during a residential property real estate deal, and they should also remember the common wisdom that if "it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

We can help with tense and important negotiations

A previous post on this blog discussed how not all real estate disputes in Fort Lauderdale wind up in a courtroom. Many times, a lawsuit or potential lawsuit gets settled long before a trial either through informal talks or something more formal, like arbitration or mediation.

Is it better to buy a starter home or rent?

Many young people in Fort Lauderdale and the Broward County area may find themselves asking whether they want to own a home as soon as possible or rent a house or an apartment for the time being until they can get their lives more established.

Are commercial leases negotiable?

Like any other contract, business owners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are allowed to negotiate their commercial leases. In fact, negotiation is often something a prospective landlord expects, which means the first lease proposal or draft contract should be read more as a wish list of what a lease would look like to the landlord if they had everything they wanted.