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Joint Property Ownership

Joint Property Ownership

In Florida, there are three distinct types of joint property ownership. Tenancy in Common (TIC), Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship (JTWROS), and as discussed in a previous blog, Tenancy by the Entirety (TbyE). Read the rest of this entry

West Palm Beach Woman Rents Out Someone Else’s Foreclosed Home

Last week we spoke about the mansion that was being occupied by a Boca Raton man. Recall that he was claiming rightful ownership of the home through Florida’s adverse possession laws. Last week, there was a report of a woman in Palm Beach County staking her rights under the same adverse possession laws.  Here is the kicker, not only did she possess the home, she rented it out to unsuspecting tenants on Craigslist and pocketed more than $13,000 in the process! Unfortunately, for her, just like the man in Boca Raton, her plan was foiled short of the seven (7) year statutory requirement.  Read the article below for more information. Read the rest of this entry

Landlord Duties: Habitability

In this blog I will discuss some of the duties that every landlord has when entering into a residential lease in Florida. Think of these duties as a floor, not a ceiling. They are the minimum requirement by law. However, if you have followed some of my other blogs, you may know that the lease agreement is the overriding document that governs the relationship between the landlord and the tenant, and to some extent, even the condition of the residence. Read the rest of this entry

You’ve been served with a foreclosure summons. Now what?!

The foreclosure lawsuit has been filed, the summons has been issued by the Clerk, and a process server or sheriff comes knocking on your door with those dreaded words, “you’ve been served.”

By all accounts, this is not a comfortable situation for anyone, but, you must act quickly, or run the risk of being on the fast-track to homelessness. Read the rest of this entry

Tips for a Smooth Closing for the Buyer

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