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Real Estate Disputes Archives

Residential real estate dispute can arise over property boundary

Property boundaries are often just a mere line that determines where your property starts and where it ends. Property boundaries exist legally and within a city to help determine a variety of factors, including property size for taxation purposes and for determining property lines. However, sometimes disputes can arise when one person's property butts up against another. Agreement on boundary lines can be relevant to the resolution of many property-related issues.

Can old contractor liens affect new homeowners?

When you are looking for a new home, there are a few options to consider. While the home you and your family end up choosing may be new to you, it may not be new, as in, new construction. People move into previously lived in homes all the time, it's pretty common practice. This is especially true if looking at waterfront property.

Home sale contracts protect against real estate dispute

Purchasing property, like residential property, can be an exciting time for the buyer. There are different types of home sale contracts, depending on the type of home. There are several options for financing and many types of homes. There could be multiple contracts at stake, for instance, contracts with the home builder and a contract outlining financing with the lending institution.

The role of title insurance in real estate disputes

Although some buyers might not think much about it when they are buying a piece of property, most residents of Fort Lauderdale and investors in the Broward County economy probably own a title insurance policy. This insurance is typically purchased at the time someone close on a piece of real estate. Many times, a family must purchase title insurance in order to get a mortgage.

Seek a favorable outcome when involved in a real estate dispute

Trying to mitigate a dispute in which two or more parties are in disagreement on an issue can be tough. Sometimes there is a way to come together and find some middle ground. However, some situations, like many real estate disputes, can feel like a have-or-have-not outcome is brewing. In situations where a real estate dispute is happening, remember that a favorable outcome is often the one worth fighting for.

Helping you protect your rights during a real estate dispute

Whether you are purchasing a house, selling your home or acquiring a commercial building, real estate transactions occur on a daily basis in Florida. These are major transactions carried out through selling or purchasing agreements. There are many steps in the process, and errors could enter it. Real estate transactions are contracts between a buyer and a seller, and if there is a breach in this contract a real estate dispute could arise.

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.

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.

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.

The doctrine of 'caveat emptor' in Florida

Many real estate disputes start when a buyer realizes that the property they thought they were buying doesn't meet their expectations. It is particularly frustrating when a person was counting on using a piece of property in their business, and it turns out that the property has a serious defect like bad plumbing or electrical wiring issues.

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