What can a Real Estate Attorney Do For You?

The real estate landscape in Florida has changed quite a lot over the years. Buying and selling a house requires a lot of paperwork. Also, it is often the most expensive purchase, which is why you need to get every detail right. While Florida is a great place to buy properties, regulatory changes have made [...]

By |2020-09-17T08:36:52-04:00September 17th, 2020|Real Estate Law|0 Comments

Real Estate Licensees Can Be Held Personally Liable For Negligence

Real Estate licensees frequently ask their legal counsel of board certified attorneys if they can be personally sued by a party to a sales contract or a lease.  Surely, these licensees reason, they can’t be sued personally – they are working for a company, after all, and isn’t limited liability the main benefit of working [...]

By |2020-08-29T09:12:18-04:00August 29th, 2020|Board Certified Attorney|0 Comments

Sole Ownership: Ways to Take Title to Florida Real Estate

By: Ned Hale, Attorney/Owner at Hale Law Group, P.A., Fort Myers, FL Board Certified in Real Estate by the Florida Bar   Sole Ownership: Advantages:            -Easy. No documents to prepare.   Disadvantages:            -No asset protection—creditors can seize the property unless it is homesteaded.            -Property passes through probate if owned at death, which can lead to delays [...]

By |2020-09-01T07:47:58-04:00July 29th, 2020|Real Estate Law|0 Comments

Take Title To Florida Real Estate: Joint Ownership As Joint Tenants With Right Of Survivorship

Advantages:-The surviving joint tenant(s) automatically receive the deceased joint tenant’s share. In other words, “survivor(s) take all”, regardless of what one’s will says. Avoids probate for that asset.    -All owners have the right of possession of the entire property.-Easy. Only need to make sure the deed reads: “As Joint Tenants With Right of Survivorship.”Disadvantages:-Only natural persons, and not trusts, corporations, [...]

By |2020-05-22T02:26:02-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Real Estate Law|0 Comments

Making Sense of the FR/BAR Financing Section: A Buyer’s Perspective

In my 16 years (and counting) of teaching business law, particularly the FR/BAR contract to licensees in Southwest Florida, I have often joked that, in addition to the buyer and seller, there is a third party to the contract. This party is all powerful, practically unaccountable, notoriously fickle, and, worst of all, it doesn’t even [...]

By |2020-04-14T05:39:51-04:00April 14th, 2020|Business Law|0 Comments

Emotional Support Animals: Fair Housing or Fraudulent Hideout?

A Florida man recently demanded that a no-pet condominium association permit his “emotional support parrots.” He would walk around the pool area with the parrots on his shoulder like a pirate. A woman tried to board an airplane in Orlando with her “emotional support squirrel.” The airport in Newark was the scene of a New [...]

By |2020-03-20T03:03:49-04:00March 20th, 2020|Board Certified Attorney|0 Comments