What to Do if You Don’t Get Your Security Deposit Back

Security deposits can cause a lot of headaches between tenants and landlords. Understand the rights you have under Florida law, so you can take action against a deduction claim or missing deposit check if necessary. A common dispute that arises… Read More

How to Make Sure You Get Your Security Deposit Back

What can be deducted from your deposit and what can’t? In Florida, there is no limit on the amount a landlord can charge for a security deposit (though some cities and counties may implement caps). This means you could have… Read More

What Qualifies as HOA Abuse?

What is considered acceptable or unacceptable behavior? If you are part of a homeowner association (HOA), you may have already witnessed or experienced disagreements that can arise between the HOA board and community members. When new rules are implemented, or… Read More

Disputing with Your Homeowner Association?

Here’s what you need to know about disagreements with your Homeowner Association If you recently purchased a home that is part of a homeowner association (HOA), you may worry that you won’t align with the HOA board on everything. These… Read More

What You Need to Know About Florida’s AS IS Real Estate Law

AS IS doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with the home If you’re buying or selling a piece of real estate in the state of Florida, you’re likely going to see the contract written on what’s known as the FAR/BAR Contract…. Read More

Why You Should Survey Your Florida Property

Surveying your property prevents unforeseen problems Unless you’re selling your property, knowing the precise dimensions of your boundaries probably doesn’t seem too important, especially if you like your neighbors. However, that’s exactly the reason to engage a survey – to… Read More

Quit Claim Deeds: The Fastest Way to Transfer Property Between Trusted Parties

Let’s examine the complete process from preparation to filing Of the three major deed forms in real estate, the quit claim deed is the most precarious. Such a deed could mean everything or nothing depending on the validity of a… Read More

What You Should Know About Deed-Restricted HOA Communities

You’re going to be subject to certain rules and regulations. They’re not meant to prevent you from enjoying your home and property, but they might restrict certain freedoms you might want to keep – such as the right to own… Read More

What You Need to Know About Florida’s Real Estate Doc Stamps

Florida real estate law includes doc stamps — here’s what that means Doc stamps are taxes. In Florida, these taxes are most commonly levied on real estate transfer documents, mortgages, and other promissory notes. Responsibility for this tax varies by… Read More

There’s Frick and Frack…but Who Is FREC?

The Florida Real Estate Commission was created to make sure that real estate professionals and the public work together. You know what they say about assuming things – so, first things first. We did pose the question about Frick and… Read More


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