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- Homeowner Associations Be Aware And Wary Of The Marketable Record Title Act
Under current Florida law, there is a trap that can result in the expiration of the covenants for the community. Under the Marketable Record Title Act, Chapter 712 of Florida Statutes (“MRTA”), residential homeowners’ associations are required to preserve the integrity of the declaration for the entire community to retain the status of the declaration as the source of marketable title with regard to the transfer of a member’s residence.
- Government Buyout of Your Property: Your Top 10 Relocation Rights
In the event you as a business owner or homeowner or even a residential tenant are forced to move due to a government buyout, you are eligible for relocation expenses.
- Collections, Property Managers, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
With the world becoming more and more litigious, we all fear we might be sued over everyday actions or minor mistakes. In our market, homeowners are often trying to find a scapegoat for their financial responsibilities. Without following proper procedure, that scapegoat may be your HOA.
- How to File a Mechanics and Materialmen's Lien in Georgia
Contractors and suppliers, whose labor, services, equipment or materials were used to improve real estate, may be entitled to file a claim of lien under the Georgia Mechanics and Materialman's Lien Statute if they are not paid. Navigating this law, however, can be difficult so we have put together this step-by-step guide to help you understand the complexities of Georgia's Lien Laws.
- Absurd Animal Cases in Homeowners Associations
In my former legal practice, I found that few cases were more prone to absurd happenings, bizarre government policies, or overly expensive litigation than pet cases.
- Dealing with Nuisance Neighbors
We have all had the situation at some point: a neighbor that cares for nobody but themselves. Stereo blasting late at night, dogs barking or attacking others, construction that causes damage to our property...the list goes on. So what do you do in those instances when reasoning with the neighbor just is not working?
- What Owners Should Know About Homeowner Association Collections
If you live in a homeowners association, condominium, co-op, or other community association, you are probably already familiar with the concept of paying assessments, dues, service fees, or whatever your association may call them. But what happens if you get behind in paying your assessments? Can you stop paying these fees if you think your association is not treating you fairly?
- What are Fiduciary Duties?
We often hear that someone owes us a fiduciary duty, whether in a business setting, certain transactions, or even a condo/co-op or homeowners association. But what is a fiduciary duty, how does a fiduciary relationship arise, and what are its implications?
- Before You Buy or Sell, Check Indoor Air Quality
Mold, Radon and other contributing factors to indoor air quality can significantly alter the value of a property and how well it sells. It can even constitute a claim or lawsuit.
- Use of Easements
An easement is a grant of permission by the owner of land (known as the subservient estate) in favor of the owner of a different parcel of land (known as the dominant estate) to cross over and/or use a portion of the subservient estate.