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Real Estate Litigation Archives

Agreeing on property boundaries with your neighbor

Property boundaries can seem insignificant when you first move into a property, but when you begin to start considering value maximization or when you are planning on selling the property, the importance of these issues will be highlighted. If you believe that your neighbor is encroaching on your land, you must address this directly and with a good understanding of the law.

What options do you have if your home inspector misses something?

Many prospective homeowners who solicit the services of a home inspector do so with the expectation that they'll uncover any problems with the home's structure or systems, concerns that can be quite costly to address if they're discovered long after a sale has been completed. They're only human though. They sometimes miss things. There are many different legal avenues available to you if your inspector fails to notice something resulting in you following through with a purchase that you may otherwise not have.

What does Florida law say about fence or other property disputes?

Having people who live nearby can be a blessing for some Melbourne residents, but a curse for others. One of the downsides to living near neighbors is that it often results in fence, tree trimming and other property line disputes. Fortunately, there are laws on the books in Florida that describe a property owner's responsibilities as it relates to these different matters.

Preventing and resolving general contractor disputes

General contractor disputes usually arise because of a lack of communication at the beginning of the project. If a dispute occurs, it is likely that one party made an assumption or misinterpreted the intentions of another. This leads to misunderstandings that eventually leads to tension.

Common ways to resolve boundary disputes

Clarifying the boundaries of a property can sometimes be an issue that is overlooked when going through a sale. Many real estate buyers simply assume that the limits of their property extend up to a physical boundary line such as a fence. While this is often the case, it's common for neighbors to get involved in disputes regarding boundary lines.

Judicial ruling challenges overcharging in Florida condos

Homeowners expect to see a lawyer twice in the span of possessing a house or condominium. The first time is when it is time to close on a home, and the second is when it is time for someone else to close while they are buying it. People often feel like something went wrong if a lawyer shows up some other time.

Florida land disputes are often complicated

Land disputes are one of many types of real estate matters that often lead to individuals having to resolve their differences in court. Riparian (water) use and ownership, easements and land boundary and title issues are some of the more common concerns that give way to lawsuits.

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