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Bad Outcomes & Scams In Florida Real Estate

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

When you are looking to purchase real estate in Florida, it is a good idea to keep in mind that a host of professionals are available to help make that transaction easier. A knowledgeable realtor and a competent real estate attorney are only the beginning – many people get overwhelmed by just how many… Read More »

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HOAs And “Florida-Friendly” Landscaping

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

If one joins a homeowners’ association (HOA), they should be aware that the HOA has extensive powers to regulate things that might otherwise be up to the individual homeowner. One of the areas in which clashes routinely occur is landscaping – most HOAs have broad leeway to dictate what a homeowner can and cannot… Read More »

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Florida Real Estate Transactions Can Be Affected By World Events

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

It is very common for the average person to forget that the world is interconnected, and that events across the world can affect what happens in their own backyard. Nowhere is this truer than in real estate – changes in politics or global economics can materially alter the landscape of real estate markets half… Read More »

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Bulk Telecommunications Contracts In Florida Community Associations

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Under Florida law, both homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and condo boards have the authority to enter into bulk contracts for “communication services,” which may include video, telephone, and internet services. This may come as a shock to members of the association, particularly if they are pleased with their current services. The board does have the… Read More »

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How To Remove A Resident In Florida Real Estate

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

When someone breaches a lease or otherwise makes it untenable for them to continue living where they are, the average person thinks that the landlord can simply evict that tenant. However, the process is not, in reality, as easy as one might think. There are some situations in which eviction is the right procedure… Read More »

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Community Seeks Legal Help After 400% Fee Increase From HOA

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

In early 2022, a community in South Florida called The Hammocks received notice that their homeowners’ association planned to raise fees by approximately 400%. Instead of acquiescing or choosing to take it up with the HOA board, the residents have planned to try a different approach – seeking an injunction from the 11th Circuit… Read More »

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How Can I “Quiet Title” In A Florida Real Estate Transaction?

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

When someone purchases a piece of property in Florida, they often assume that ownership is now theirs, free and clear. However, unless the title to that property has been “quieted,” this may not be the case. Too often, property is sold by those who may not actually have the authority to do so; this… Read More »

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Defining “Structural Maintenance” For Community Associations

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

In many Florida community associations, the HOA or condominium board will be held generally responsible for ‘structural’ maintenance – that is, maintenance when it comes to the ‘common elements.’ However, sometimes there are disputes about both what constitutes a ‘common element,’ and what degree of maintenance is required to be performed by the community… Read More »

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Unenforceable HOA Rules In Florida

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are organizations of people who agree to be bound by a set of rules governing both the properties and their residents. Most HOAs enjoy a high level of cooperation from their residents, but sometimes, rules are suggested and enacted that cannot, as written, be successfully enforced. While homeowners can bring these… Read More »

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Do I Need An Attorney To Invest In Florida Real Estate?

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

The Florida Realtors predict that the state’s real estate market will continue to be very busy and popular, with investment continuing to rise. However, most of the investors tend to be individuals, rather than corporations, and individuals are not always as well versed in the details of the law as they need to be… Read More »

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