Melbourne Legal Blog

Would you go online, fill out some information about your home, accept an offer and move? A number of Florida residents are doing just that, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. They’ve decided to skip the traditional way of selling their home – cleaning, listing with an agent, cleaning some more and holding […]

Single home values are on the rise across Brevard county according to a recent Space Coast Real Estate Market Report published earlier this month. The average price of a single-family home was $227,789 at this same time last year. According to this latest report, it’s now increased .5 percent to $229,000. Florida Realtors data shows […]

The owner of a longtime roadside produce business and Hillsborough County, Florida, officials are in a dispute over whether the stand has the necessary permits to operate. County officials contend the owner needs a site development plan and permits for structures if he wants to continue to operate. The owner disagrees, and the county has […]

When you purchase a property here in Melbourne, one of the questions you need to ask is whether there is a home owners’ association (HOA) for the area. If there is, you might want to dig into it before you sign the contract on the home. While there are some HOAs that aren’t intrusive, there […]

A 24-unit condominium complex in Brevard County, Florida, remains vacant more than a year after Hurricane Irma struck the area in September 2017 because of an insurance dispute. County officials ordered the complex shuttered, saying it wasn’t safe to occupy because of structural support failures, calling them “an imminent danger.” The condominium association has sued […]

Condominium owners in Venice, Florida, are at a loss over what to do now that their tenants have discovered radon in the unit and the homeowners association has thrown a wrench into the situation. A husband and wife rent the condo. And the woman, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, decided to have her […]

When you find the perfect home that you want to buy and make an offer, you’ll need to write a check to go along with it. That’s called “earnest money,” and it’s a show of good faith to the seller that you intend to go through with the purchase. Earnest money can be $500 to […]

Your homeowners’ association (HOA) could be a great friend to you. It can protect your neighborhood’s appearance while safeguarding the property value of your own residence. At the same time, your HOA could be a tremendous foe by instituting unfair standards, hitting you with massive fees and even trying to get you physically kicked out […]

If you own a piece of land, then it may be possible for someone who’s staked a claim to it to acquire a valid title under adverse possession laws. The person who has claimed such rights to the property must have been utilizing it for a significant period of time. A person wishing to take […]

The developers of a proposed residential community that could have brought as many as 2,500 apartments or condos to the Town Center area of Boca Raton, Florida, have sued the city. The proposer, a real estate and management firm, is seeking $137.6 million in damages. The plaintiff contends that the City Council’s vote to reject […]


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