Category Archives: Legal
My, what an “attractive nuisance” you have.
Recently, while attending a friend’s graduation, I was asked by their guests as to why all the pools they saw in Florida had pool cages. It reminded of me of the attractive nuisance doctrine and its significance in the pool filled state of Florida. Read the rest of this entry
Florida Officials Get An “F” In Foreclosure Law
Florida’s housing market is in shambles. There are over a million properties in the state that lie vacant in decaying neighborhoods afflicted with blight; but that’s not what you will hear from those who benefit from Floridians believing otherwise.
If you were to listen to developers and the local government officials they influence, one might think there aren’t enough houses for available buyers. One might think sales are up to a level not seen since 2006. Of course the dubious circumstances to which the housing market is now defined, is a shell game that makes data easy to manipulate and hard to fully comprehend. Read the rest of this entry
Many property owners fall into the mistaken belief that an eviction is a simple matter that can be handled informally by them or their agent. This belief is misplaced.
To evict a Tenant for non-payment of rent, the landlord must follow the strict three-day notice requirements under Florida law, amongst other things. Read the rest of this entry
HB-87: Florida House Passes Bill to Expedite Mortgage Foreclosure System
The Florida House voted overwhelmingly Monday to speed up the residential mortgage foreclosure process in a state that was swamped by a rising number of homes taken back by banks during the housing crisis.
Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, said her bill preserves due-process rights for distressed homeowners while trying to stimulate Florida’s real-estate market by getting foreclosed property “back into the stream of commerce.” Read the rest of this entry