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What are some common commercial real estate title problems?

Purchasing a commercial property, for whatever reason, can be one of the most exciting purchases you will ever make in your life. You might be venturing into the restaurant industry or you are opening a retail store. Maybe you are opening a warehouse. It doesn't matter what it is you are doing, the purchase is a big one and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. So, what are some of the common commercial real estate title problems you could encounter?

Human errors are all too common when it comes to documenting things. There's a chance that there could be misinformation on the title because of an error made by the person who recorded it with the local government the last time the property was sold.

What do Florida sellers have to disclose about the property

Purchasing a home can be an exciting milestone. To avoid later regrets, it is important to be thorough in learning all the facts. Many buyers assume the law obligates the seller to disclose anything they would want to know.

In practice, this issue can be far more complicated, as the legal obligation to disclose may not cover everything a buyer may deem relevant. Additionally, if a seller does fall short of his or her legal obligation, the buyer may not necessarily have recourse to a legal remedy that would fix the problems the nondisclosure creates. Common remedies may include suing for damages or having the contract revoked.

Owners say Florida road construction damaging their homes

The sound of the construction of the Wekiva Parkway extension in Mount Dora, Florida, probably would be bad enough for the residents of a nearby mobile home park.

But now, some have told a local television station that the construction has caused way more than just noise.

Feds seizing south Florida condo in $1B money laundering case

The U.S. Federal government is seeking to seize the "Porsche Design Tower," a condominium in Sunny Isle Beach, that's been embroiled in a billion-dollar Venezuelan money laundering scandal. According to federal prosecutors, the real estate project has played a pivotal role in a massive scheme to siphon money from Venezuela's government-run oil enterprise, PDVSA, and launder it through fraudulent Miami-area real estate investments.

At least one of these questionable deals involved the purchase of a unit in the Porsche Design Tower. The $5.3 million suite is one of 132 units in the 60-story luxury condominium which features, among its many amenities, a patented vehicular elevator that permits residents to ride with their vehicles up to their sky-high residences. The purchaser of the unit was Paladium Real Estate Group, LLC. The original manager of this LLC was the wife of the ex-legal counsel for the Venezuelan Ministry of Oil and Mining.

Contract enforcement is important in all businesses

Contracts play an important role in the business world. You need to know that the people you are doing business with will do what they are supposed to do. With a contract, you can be assured that things will go correctly or you will have specific recourse. We know that you hope you will never have to call a contract into play when you are dealing with anything related to your business, but there will likely be times when you do.

It is best to learn about the terms of the contract before you sign anything. This gives you a chance to mull the possible ways that your company can benefit if there is a breach of contract issue that occurs during the course of the relationship. While you might not be able to control the terms in every contract you have to sign, you should still review them.

A Florida developer sues its subcontractor for shoddy work

A West Palm Beach company, Kast Construction, has sued its Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, subcontractor, Titus Construction, for performing allegedly shoddy work on a condo building named ONE St. Petersburg. The subcontractor has countersued Kast on the grounds that they were asked to complete work that wasn't in the contract nor compensated for.

According to a spokesperson for Titus, the company was hired to take all the framing and drywall work in the building. Once their workers reached the 32 floor of the building, Kast's ownership informed Titus' that their work would need to be substantiated before they'd be able to finish work on the remaining nine levels of the building.

How to handle foreclosure stress

Knowing that you'll be going through a foreclosure can bring on a lot of stress before you even start the process. Once it gets underway, that stress only increases. This is a complex legal process, it has a drastic impact on your life and it all stems from financial trouble that was stressful enough to start with.

How do you deal with this? Here are a few tips that can help you handle it successfully as you plan for the future:

If you name a charity as beneficiary, will family be upset?

If you have a family of high-strung competitors, you will want to keep that in mind when you designate a beneficiary on your retirement plan or life insurance policy.

You may think that naming a charity might be a good way to avoid family arguments after you pass away, but can you take that idea a step too far?

Florida newlyweds sue for breach of contract in home purchase

Nothing is more exciting for an engaged couple than buying the home where they will start their married life together.

This spring, one couple did just that, buying a home in Valrico, Florida. They closed on the purchase of the home in early April, and they thought they'd have plenty of time to make minor changes and paint a wall here or there before they got married on May 26.

Examples of real estate litigation lawsuits

If you're involved in a real estate litigation dispute, there's probably a lot of money at stake. For this reason, you may want to look into your options for legal representation to increase your chances of defending your rights to achieving a favorable result. At Frese Whitehead & Anderson, PA, we assist litigants in every area of real estate litigation law.

Here are several examples of the types of cases we commonly take on:

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