Many condominium owners in Florida choose to live in condominium community because of the sense of security. It is a greater sense of security than residing in single-family communities. Condominium associations and their managers, desire these owners to feel safe and secure in their homes and shared areas and condo owners want the same safety […]
You may find house or condo hunting in Florida more complicated than in other parts of the country because of the added fees associated with owning a home. Almost every subdivision forms a homeowners’ association (HOA) and each HOA sets the community’s fees. These could get charged monthly or quarterly, so when you shop for […]
Is there a water leak in your condo that has caused damage to your unit and you want to know who is responsible to pay for the repairs? The first priority is to determine the source of the water intrusion. Next, what was damaged by the water is important for a variety of reasons, which […]
Are you getting “slapped” with a SLAPP Suit? To start, a “S.L.A.P.P.” suit refers to “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” and both the Florida Condominium Act and HOA Act have prohibitions against these types of lawsuits. But what does prohibitions against these types of suits really mean? In short, a “SLAPP” suit in the context […]
It’s Easier to Ask Forgiveness Than It Is To Get Permission is a quote from the late Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who was a U.S. Naval officer. While Admiral Hopper’s quote is frequently used to mean do the right thing within the bureaucracy of a large organization, whether or not those in charge know it […]
Joining an HOA? All of the downright dreadful things you need know if you’re buying a property governed by a homeowners association. Do your research before buying. Contact Ferrer Law Group.
Miami-Dade State Attorney announced the arrest of the Hammocks Community Association President after an investigation revealed she diverted over $100,000 for personal use. Contact Ferrer Law Group if you suspect this is happening in your HOA.
Finding the right home for your family can be a stressful task, so here are some tips for making an offer on a home. 1. Know How Offers Function As a buyer you should have a basic understanding on how offers on real estate function, so you can be highly involved and competitive in the […]
Selling your home doesn’t mean you’re free of any liability for it. Most, if not all, buyers of residential property obtain a title insurance policy in case something wrong with the property is discovered after the closing while the buyers are living there. But what about the sellers? Most sellers do not obtain a title […]
Can I Stop Paying My Maintenance Fees During The COVID Pandemic seems to be a growing theme from property owners to stop paying their maintenance fees because certain common area amenities, (like the pool, gym and/or clubhouse), are closed. This is not correct! The expenses for these items were set before the COVID pandemic started […]
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