When people come to Florida and buy real estate, usually they are buying their dreams. They picture new lives in the Sunshine State or vacation homes that will bring their families joy for years to come. What most never picture is a real estate dispute.
There are several common causes for real estate disputes in Florida, but one of the most common relates to water damage. Anyone who has spent a significant amount time in the state knows how much rain falls every year. Rainfall can cause runoff, which can surprise a new homeowner who has never before encountered a weather-related water problem. Unfortunately, this problem does not only arise for new homeowners, but it can also arise for long-term homeowners when neighbors make changes to their landscapes.
In addition to natural causes, water damage can be caused when one of Florida's many swimming pools develops a leak. Sometimes the problem pool belongs to the homeowner while other times the problem pool is in a neighbor's yard. If the pool belongs to someone else, a real estate dispute could arise if the leaking water causes damage.
If your home in Florida has sustained water damage and you think a neighbor's actions caused the damage, you may benefit from discussing your situation with an experienced attorney. There are several different laws under which you can file a real estate dispute in the state. As understanding these complex laws may be confusing, a lawyer can provide clarity and guidance through the legal process.