Articles Posted in Real Estate

When hiring a construction company to complete work, most people have expectations regarding the quality of work they’d like to receive. However, when the completed work is below expectations, and if a deal cannot be worked out with the company, a construction defect lawsuit may come into play. Chapter 558, Florida Statutes contains important requirements […]

Some associations are unaware that they could be entitled to an exemption for the sales tax related to a major expense – utilities for common areas serving exclusively residential properties, including condominiums and homes in a homeowners’ association.  However, nonresidential uses are not exempt. Section 212.08(7)(j), Fla. Stat. provides an exemption for the sale of […]

What is a “qualifying agent” and why does it matter? If you are thinking about starting a construction contracting company, or are the present owner of such a company, you will need a “qualifying agent” in order to operate your business. Unless a contractor falls under one of the exemptions under Florida Statute Section 489.103(1), […]

It is not uncommon that a business and commercial property owners are unaware that they do not have any or enough insurance coverage for losses that they thought were insured under their insurance policies, until the claim is denied by the insurance carrier or, after incurring attorneys’ fees and costs in a coverage lawsuit, a […]

The Miami Herald published an article last year – “Real Estate Developers Ran Out of Waterfront Property. Now They Might Want to Buy Yours” – and the title says it all. This complicated process is called condominium termination. It’s difficult for real estate investors to find vacant waterfront development sites in Miami and Miami Beach. The last […]

A construction project can be a complicated, frustrating, and costly process with a complicated construction contract.  In addition to the headaches of dealing with contractors and building inspectors, owners must also be wary of Florida’s complicated lien law, Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, which provides subcontractors and material suppliers with the ability to record a lien […]