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11/14/2017


Need to Cancel a Foreclosure Sale in Broward County?

6/8/2017

Need to Cancel a Foreclosure Sale in Broward County?

June 8, 2017

After a Final Judgment of Foreclosure has been entered by the Court in Broward County or any Court in Florida, the Court will set a Foreclosure Sale Date.  This means that your property will be sold at an auction and anyone has the opportunity to purchase it.   This can be devastating to a homeowner that is trying to keep their property. 

If a homeowner has a foreclosure sale date on their home in Broward County or in any county in the State of Florida, they have the right to try and have it cancelled.   If a homeowner has their property listed and currently has a contract to sell their property, many Courts will cancel the Foreclosure Sale date and give the homeowner additional time to sell their property.  If a homeowner is currently attempting to obtain a loan modification and the Bank is reviewing their documents, many Courts will also cancel the Foreclosure Sale and give the homeowner more time to work with the Bank.  If you are a homeowner in Broward County or in the State of Florida and have a foreclosure sale date on your property, contact the Law Offices of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.


Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney to Defend My Foreclosure in Broward County?

6/1/2017

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney to Defend My Foreclosure in Broward County?

June 1, 2017

In Broward County and throughout the State of Florida, foreclosures are still being filed by the Banks and homeowners are still at risk in losing their homes.   Homeowners that are trying to keep their homes need to consult an attorney that has a background in Real Estate as well as the laws that govern Foreclosures in the State of Florida.  Unfortunately, many homeowners retain attorneys that do not have extensive knowledge of Foreclosure laws or the options available to homeowners in Foreclosure.   

An Experienced Real Estate Attorney in Broward County and the State of Florida will defend the foreclosure that the Bank has filed against you and also help you in negotiating a loan modification with the Bank.   It is important that when you meet an attorney about the foreclosure filed against you, you need to make sure that they have experience in defending foreclosures and negotiating with the Bank.  If you are in foreclosure and need to speak with an experienced Real Estate Attorney, contact the Law Offices of Brian P. Kowal today at (954) 990-7552. The Law Offices of Brian P. Kowal are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  Don’t go in this alone!


Did You Receive a Notice of Default or Foreclosure Notice From the Bank in Florida?

5/27/2017

Did You Receive a Notice of Default or Foreclosure Notice From the Bank in Florida?

May 27, 2017

Before a bank can foreclose in the State of Florida, they are required to send to the homeowner a Notice of Default or Foreclosure Letter.  This is also known as an acceleration letter.  This letter informs the homeowner that they have failed to pay the mortgage and that they have a certain amount of time to bring the mortgage current.   This doesn’t mean you are going to lose your home in thirty days.   It also doesn’t mean that the Bank is going to start foreclosing proceedings after the thirty day period expires.      

If you are unable to bring the mortgage current, it’s important that you speak with an attorney to determine if you should try and attempt a loan modification.    If you own a home in the State of Florida and have received a Notice of Default or Foreclosure Letter from the Bank, contact the Law Offices of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.  


Notice to Terminate a Month to Month Lease in Florida

5/27/2017

Notice to Terminate a Month to Month Lease in Florida

May 27, 2017

If you are a Tenant or a Landlord and need to terminate your month to month lease,  you must give 15 days or more notice prior to the end of any monthly.   If you give less than 15 days, the notice will not be valid and the lease will not be terminated.  If you are a Landlord and give 15 days or more notice to the Tenant that the lease will be terminated at the end of the month and the Tenant refuses to leave, you have the right to evict the Tenant.  This process can be frustrating as many Landlords and Tenants fail to comply with this notice.  The benefit of giving this type of notice is that both Landlords and Tenants will have a difficult time fighting the Eviction in Court as the Law clearly gives both Landlords and Tenants the authority to terminate the lease. 

If you are a Landlord or Tenant in Broward County, contact the Law Offices of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.  The Relationship between a Landlord and Tenant can sometimes be difficult.  Allow the Law Offices of Brian P. Kowal to guide you through this process. 

 


Is it Important For a Real Estate Attorney to Review Your Real Estate Contract in Florida?

5/17/2017

Is it Important For a Real Estate Attorney to Review Your Real Estate Contract in Florida?

May 17, 2017

Absolutely.   Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make and the Real Estate Contract is the most important part of the transaction.   The Contractoutlines the terms and conditions of the transaction and the language can be difficult to understand.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that you have your own Real Estate Attorney review your Real Estate Contract before you sign it.

An Real Estate Attorney can help you understand the fees that you are responsible to pay for either as a buyer or a seller.    An Real Estate Attorney can help you negotiate these fees with the other party and that ultimately could reduce the amount you have to pay at the closing table.      An experienced Real Estate Attorney can help you review the title report and make sure that you are not purchasing a property that has liens or judgments on it or that there are any impediments to you as a buyer obtaining clear title.

A Real Estate agent’s goal is to provide the Title Company a contract that can close in a timely fashion.  While many Real Estate Agents in Florida are knowledgeable, Real EstateAttorneys have been trained to review Real Estate contracts.  Don’t go into a closing or real estate transaction alone.  Hire a Florida Licensed Real Estate Attorney.    If you are purchasing a property in Florida or selling a property in Florida, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552 today.


How Long Does a Foreclosure Take in Florida?

5/15/2017

How Long Does a Foreclosure Take in Florida?

May 15, 2017

There’s really no set answer to this question.   Foreclosures in Florida move much quicker than they did five years ago as the numbers of Foreclosures have decreased.  If a homeowner that is served with a foreclosure complaint does not defend the foreclosure or obtain an attorney to defend the foreclosure, the foreclosure process can likely take between six to eight months.    If a Homeowner hires an attorney to defend the foreclosure, it can take much longer.   During this time, the homeowner can attempt to obtain a loan modification or sell their property through a short sale.  The advantage of defending the foreclosure is that it allows you time to learn about your options  If you have been served with a foreclosure complaint in Florida, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552. 


If I'm in Foreclosure, is a Short Sale a Better Option Than a Loan Modification in Florida?

5/11/2017

If I'm in Foreclosure, is a Short Sale a Better Option Than a Load Modification in Florida?

May 11, 2017

In deciding whether to sell your property through a short sale or attempting to obtain a loan modification, it’s important to determine what makes better sense for your financially.   While the overall goal of a loan modification is to lower your monthly payment and keep your property, it still may not be beneficial in the long run.  The Banks sometimes structure loan modifications in a way that really are not much different than the previous loan that put you in the present situation.   Loan modifications can also be timely and if you are in default on your mortgage, you risk increased fees as the Bank could potentially add to your new loan modification amount. 

As Foreclosures are no longer as rampant as they once were, many people have decided to short sale their property.   The advantage of selling your property through a short sale is that it allows you to sell your home for less than the amount you owe.  It is true that the lender takes a loss, but they usually waive the amount that you owe to them.  This allows you to walk away from your home but still have the opportunity to purchase a new home in a much quicker time than if your property had been taken away through foreclosure.   If you are a homeowner in Florida and are unsure about whether to sell your property through a short sale or attempt to obtain a loan modification, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.


How Does a Third Party Purchaser Remove the Previous Owner in Florida?

5/10/2017

How Does a Third Party Purchaser Remove the Previous Owner in Florida?

May 10, 2017

If you are the successful Third Party Purchaser at a Foreclosure Sale in Florida, you may face the issue of having the prior owner still living in the property. How do I remove them? Under Florida Law, the new owner of a foreclosure property must give the prior owner or tenant still living in the property thirty days notice to vacate the property. This notice must be in the form of a letter from the new owner. If the prior owner or tenant does not vacate the property after thirty days, the successful purchaser can file a Motion for Writ of Possession in Court. Once the Motion for Writ of Possession is granted by the Court, the Court will then direct the Clerk to issue a Writ of Possession that the Sherriff will post on the property. This notice gives the Prior owner or tenant twenty-four hours to vacate the property. If they fail to vacate the property after twenty-four hours, the Sherriff will come to the property and remove all persons remaining in the property. If you are Third party purchaser at a foreclosure sale in Florida and need to remove the prior owner or tenant living in the property, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.


Facing Foreclosure, Take Over Mortgage Payments

5/2/2017

Facing Foreclosure, Take Over Mortgage Payments

May 2, 2017

Q:        I own an investment property in Fort Lauderdale FL that has been in foreclosure for the past several months.  I have gotten dozens of letters and flyers from lawyers and investors asking me to short sale, which I had been strongly considering, but recently I was approached by an investor offering to give me $5,000 cash and take over mortgage payments on the property.  It sounds shady to me, but the investor insists that it is legal and that it would benefit me by protecting my credit rating by helping me avoid foreclosure.  Is this too good to be true, as I suspect it is?

A:        If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck … it most likely is a duck.  Is this a shady proposition, YES!  That’s not to say that this particular investor is looking to defraud you, but the good just does not outweigh the bad in this situation!  One of the problems with this arrangement is that most mortgages include a “due on sale” clause that states that if there is a change in ownership, full payment of the outstanding amount of the loan immediately becomes due.  Because of this, most investors that offer to take over mortgage payments typical leave the property in the name of the borrower and make the mortgage payments on behalf of the borrower.  Now while this could have a positive impact on the borrower’s credit score, seeing as the mortgage payments are now being paid on time, if the investor begins missing payments, the original borrower then absorbs the negative effects of those missed payments.  Also of concern is the threat of other types of liens which could be filed against the property and possibly any other property that you, as the borrower, owns.  For example, if the investor contracts with a roofer to put a new roof on the house, but fails to pay this contractor, that contractor could place a lien on the property.  This lien would then attach to every property that you own in Broward County, including your primary residence.  The same can happen with code enforcement liens as well should the investor fail to maintain the property.  That does not sound like it is worth $5,000.  So, if you would still like to pursue the safer option of a short sale or if you would like to know the other options that you may have, just give us here at the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA a call today at (954) 990-7552 and allow us to continue keeping your best interest in mind!


Need to Cancel a Foreclosure Sale in Broward County?

June 8, 2017

After a Final Judgment of Foreclosure has been entered by the Court in Broward County or any Court in Florida, the Court will set a Foreclosure Sale Date. This means that your property will be sold at an auction and anyone has the opportunity to purchase it. This can be devastating to a homeowner that […]

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney to Defend My Foreclosure in Broward County?

June 1, 2017

In Broward County and throughout the State of Florida, foreclosures are still being filed by the Banks and homeowners are still at risk in losing their homes.   Homeowners that are trying to keep their homes need to consult an attorney that has a background in Real Estate as well as the laws that govern Foreclosures […]

Did You Receive a Notice of Default or Foreclosure Notice From the Bank in Florida?

May 27, 2017

Before a bank can foreclose in the State of Florida, they are required to send to the homeowner a Notice of Default or Foreclosure Letter. This is also known as an acceleration letter. This letter informs the homeowner that they have failed to pay the mortgage and that they have a certain amount of time […]

Notice to Terminate a Month to Month Lease in Florida

May 27, 2017

If you are a Tenant or a Landlord and need to terminate your month to month lease, you must give 15 days or more notice prior to the end of any monthly. If you give less than 15 days, the notice will not be valid and the lease will not be terminated. If you are […]

Is it Important For a Real Estate Attorney to Review Your Real Estate Contract in Florida?

May 17, 2017

Absolutely. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make and the Real Estate Contract is the most important part of the transaction. The Contract outlines the terms and conditions of the transaction and the language can be difficult to understand. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you have […]

How Long Does a Foreclosure Take in Florida?

May 15, 2017

There’s really no set answer to this question. Foreclosures in Florida move much quicker than they did five years ago as the numbers of Foreclosures have decreased. If a homeowner that is served with a foreclosure complaint does not defend the foreclosure or obtain an attorney to defend the foreclosure, the foreclosure process can likely […]

If I'm in Foreclosure, is a Short Sale a Better Option Than a Loan Modification in Florida?

May 11, 2017

In deciding whether to sell your property through a short sale or attempting to obtain a loan modification, it’s important to determine what makes better sense for your financially. While the overall goal of a loan modification is to lower your monthly payment and keep your property, it still may not be beneficial in the […]

How Does a Third Party Purchaser Remove the Previous Owner in Florida?

May 10, 2017

If you are the successful Third Party Purchaser at a Foreclosure Sale in Florida, you may face the issue of having the prior owner still living in the property. How do I remove them? Under Florida Law, the new owner of a foreclosure property must give the prior owner or tenant still living in the […]

Facing Foreclosure, Take Over Mortgage Payments

May 2, 2017

Q: I own an investment property in Fort Lauderdale FL that has been in foreclosure for the past several months. I have gotten dozens of letters and flyers from lawyers and investors asking me to short sale, which I had been strongly considering, but recently I was approached by an investor offering to give me […]

Facing Foreclosure, is a Reverse Mortgage a Scam

May 2, 2017

Q:        I am a retired school teacher and my house in Tamarac FL recently went into foreclosure.  I am terrified of being put out of my home, seeing as I am on a very meager fixed income and rent prices are ridiculous.  A friend of a friend told me that if I have enough equity […]

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney to Represent me at a Residential Closing in Broward County?

March 24, 2017

If you are buying or selling a property in Broward County or in any city in South Florida, it is extremely important that you hire a Real Estate attorney to represent you at a residential closing. The Bank will often require you to sign closing documents that are difficult to understand. By hiring a Real Estate Attorney, you will likely reduce your chances of any negative […]

Need to Remove Squatters in Your Home in Broward County Florida?

March 11, 2017

Removing squatters in your home can be a difficult process if you don’t consult an experienced Attorney. If you own a home in Broward County Florida and have people living there that you do not have a lease with or have never met before, the best way to remove them is through an unlawful detainer […]

Third Party Purchaser in Broward County FL?

March 3, 2017

After a Third Party Purchaser buys a property at a Foreclosure Sale in Broward County FL, the prior owner or a tenant may still reside in the property. In the event that someone remains in the property after a Foreclosure Sale, the Third Party Purchaser is able to remove them by obtaining an order from […]

Landlord Asks me to Leave in my Coral Springs FL, What Are My Rights?

February 25, 2017

Many Tenants in Coral Springs FL and all cities in South Florida think that once their Landlord has verbally asked them to leave the property they are required to do so. This is not true. If you are in a lease with a Landlord, they must give you proper written notice. This is a requirement […]

Month to Month Lease With Your Tenant in Pompano Beach FL and Need to Terminate?

February 25, 2017

If you are a Landlord in Pompano Beach FL or any city in South Florida and have a month to month lease with your tenant, you must give the tenant 15 days notice prior to the end of the month that you are terminating the tenancy. If your tenant remains in the property after they […]

How Much Time Does a Homeowner Have to Stay in Their Property When a Foreclosure Sale is Set?

February 25, 2017

In Fort Lauderdale FL, South Florida or in any county in the State of Florida, a Court will set a Foreclosure Sale after a Final Judgment is entered. Depending on how the Court rules, a Foreclosure Sale will be set between 45 to 120 days. If during this time, a homeowner is not attempting […]

Served With an Eviction Complaint in Sunrise FL and the Complaint is Incorrect?

February 25, 2017

Many Eviction Complaints in Sunrise FL or any city in Broward County FL allege information regarding past due rent that is incorrect. While a Tenant may still be liable for past due rent, you have the right to contest the Complaint if […]

Did You Receive a Notice of Violation From Code Enforcement?

February 25, 2017

Q: I recently bought a home in Coconut Creek FL and I just received a Notice of Violation from Code Enforcement, but I don’t understand what the violation is for. What should I do? A: After receiving a notice of violation from code enforcement, the first thing you should do is read the notice carefully […]

Do I Need an Attorney to Attend a Code Enforcement Hearing?

February 25, 2017

Q: I received a certified letter from Code Enforcement containing a Notice of Hearing requiring me to appear before a Special Magistrate regarding a violation on a commercial building that I own in North Lauderdale FL. I inherited the property a couple of years ago, and have never had to deal with this sort of […]

Eviction: Do I Have the Right?

February 6, 2017

If I’m a Tenant in Broward County and my apartment contains mold, do I have the right to stop paying Rent? Many tenants believethat if they find mold in their apartment in Broward County, they have the right to stop paying rent to their Landlord. This is not true. If a tenant does not take […]

Foreclosure Defense Coral Springs

February 6, 2017

If I’m served with a foreclosure complaint in Coral Springs FL, how much time do I have to respond? If you are served with a foreclosure complaint in Coral Springs FL or any city/town in South Florida, you have twenty days to respond. After you respond to the Complaint, the Bank will either file a […]

Evicting Family Member in Coral Springs FL?

February 5, 2017

In Coral Springs FL and throughout the State of Florida, many homeowners allow a family member to live in their property without a lease and without paying rent. While it may seem that you are helping a family member, problems often arise. Therefore, what steps must a homeowner take to remove them? Many people think that […]

There is a Foreclosure Sale on my Property in Broward County and its not Been Cancelled. What are my Options?

February 3, 2017

After a Bank receives a Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Broward County against you and your property, the Court will set a Foreclosure Sale Date. The Court will likely set it out between forty-five days to One Hundred Twenty Days. Most homeowners panic and think that they have to vacate their properties during this time. […]

Why Should I Hire a Foreclosure Defense Attorney in Broward County?

February 3, 2017

The thought of being served with a Foreclosure Complaint is extremely stressful. When it actually happens, you begin to think the worst possible scenario and that your options are limited. This is not true. It is important that if you are served with a Foreclosure Complaint in Broward County FL and your ultimate goal is […]

If I'm Served With an Eviction Complaint in Pembroke Pines FL What Are My Rights?

January 30, 2017

The Eviction process can be extremely stressful. Many tenants think once they receive an Eviction Complaint in Pembroke Pines FL they have to vacate the property immediately. This is not true at all. Once you receive a Complaint for Eviction in Pembroke Pines or any city in South Florida, you are given the opportunity to respond. It […]

Need to Remove Someone From Your Home That Doesn't Have a Lease or is Not Paying Rent?

January 30, 2017

If there is someone living in my property in Broward County FL and I don’t have a lease with them and they are not paying rent, what are my rights as the owner of the Property? Many times in Broward County FL or any city in South Florida, a homeowner has someone living in the property that was […]

Injured in a Car Accident in Coral Springs?

January 4, 2014

If you are involved in a Car Accident in Coral Springs FL, you must seek medical treatment within 14 days in order to receive your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits from your insurance provider. Florida Statute 627.736 states eighty percent of certain medical benefits will be reimbursed “if the individual receives initial services and care […]

Need to Cancel a Foreclosure Sale in Broward County?

June 8, 2017

After a Final Judgment of Foreclosure has been entered by the Court in Broward County or any Court in Florida, the Court will set a Foreclosure Sale Date. This means that your property will be sold at an auction and anyone has the opportunity to purchase it. This can be devastating to a homeowner that […]

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney to Defend My Foreclosure in Broward County?

June 1, 2017

In Broward County and throughout the State of Florida, foreclosures are still being filed by the Banks and homeowners are still at risk in losing their homes.   Homeowners that are trying to keep their homes need to consult an attorney that has a background in Real Estate as well as the laws that govern Foreclosures […]

Did You Receive a Notice of Default or Foreclosure Notice From the Bank in Florida?

May 27, 2017

Before a bank can foreclose in the State of Florida, they are required to send to the homeowner a Notice of Default or Foreclosure Letter. This is also known as an acceleration letter. This letter informs the homeowner that they have failed to pay the mortgage and that they have a certain amount of time […]

Notice to Terminate a Month to Month Lease in Florida

May 27, 2017

If you are a Tenant or a Landlord and need to terminate your month to month lease, you must give 15 days or more notice prior to the end of any monthly. If you give less than 15 days, the notice will not be valid and the lease will not be terminated. If you are […]

Is it Important For a Real Estate Attorney to Review Your Real Estate Contract in Florida?

May 17, 2017

Absolutely. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make and the Real Estate Contract is the most important part of the transaction. The Contract outlines the terms and conditions of the transaction and the language can be difficult to understand. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you have […]

How Long Does a Foreclosure Take in Florida?

May 15, 2017

There’s really no set answer to this question. Foreclosures in Florida move much quicker than they did five years ago as the numbers of Foreclosures have decreased. If a homeowner that is served with a foreclosure complaint does not defend the foreclosure or obtain an attorney to defend the foreclosure, the foreclosure process can likely […]

If I'm in Foreclosure, is a Short Sale a Better Option Than a Loan Modification in Florida?

May 11, 2017

In deciding whether to sell your property through a short sale or attempting to obtain a loan modification, it’s important to determine what makes better sense for your financially. While the overall goal of a loan modification is to lower your monthly payment and keep your property, it still may not be beneficial in the […]

How Does a Third Party Purchaser Remove the Previous Owner in Florida?

May 10, 2017

If you are the successful Third Party Purchaser at a Foreclosure Sale in Florida, you may face the issue of having the prior owner still living in the property. How do I remove them? Under Florida Law, the new owner of a foreclosure property must give the prior owner or tenant still living in the […]

Facing Foreclosure, Take Over Mortgage Payments

May 2, 2017

Q: I own an investment property in Fort Lauderdale FL that has been in foreclosure for the past several months. I have gotten dozens of letters and flyers from lawyers and investors asking me to short sale, which I had been strongly considering, but recently I was approached by an investor offering to give me […]

Facing Foreclosure, is a Reverse Mortgage a Scam

May 2, 2017

Q:        I am a retired school teacher and my house in Tamarac FL recently went into foreclosure.  I am terrified of being put out of my home, seeing as I am on a very meager fixed income and rent prices are ridiculous.  A friend of a friend told me that if I have enough equity […]

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney to Represent me at a Residential Closing in Broward County?

March 24, 2017

If you are buying or selling a property in Broward County or in any city in South Florida, it is extremely important that you hire a Real Estate attorney to represent you at a residential closing. The Bank will often require you to sign closing documents that are difficult to understand. By hiring a Real Estate Attorney, you will likely reduce your chances of any negative […]

Need to Remove Squatters in Your Home in Broward County Florida?

March 11, 2017

Removing squatters in your home can be a difficult process if you don’t consult an experienced Attorney. If you own a home in Broward County Florida and have people living there that you do not have a lease with or have never met before, the best way to remove them is through an unlawful detainer […]

Third Party Purchaser in Broward County FL?

March 3, 2017

After a Third Party Purchaser buys a property at a Foreclosure Sale in Broward County FL, the prior owner or a tenant may still reside in the property. In the event that someone remains in the property after a Foreclosure Sale, the Third Party Purchaser is able to remove them by obtaining an order from […]

Landlord Asks me to Leave in my Coral Springs FL, What Are My Rights?

February 25, 2017

Many Tenants in Coral Springs FL and all cities in South Florida think that once their Landlord has verbally asked them to leave the property they are required to do so. This is not true. If you are in a lease with a Landlord, they must give you proper written notice. This is a requirement […]

Month to Month Lease With Your Tenant in Pompano Beach FL and Need to Terminate?

February 25, 2017

If you are a Landlord in Pompano Beach FL or any city in South Florida and have a month to month lease with your tenant, you must give the tenant 15 days notice prior to the end of the month that you are terminating the tenancy. If your tenant remains in the property after they […]

How Much Time Does a Homeowner Have to Stay in Their Property When a Foreclosure Sale is Set?

February 25, 2017

In Fort Lauderdale FL, South Florida or in any county in the State of Florida, a Court will set a Foreclosure Sale after a Final Judgment is entered. Depending on how the Court rules, a Foreclosure Sale will be set between 45 to 120 days. If during this time, a homeowner is not attempting […]

Served With an Eviction Complaint in Sunrise FL and the Complaint is Incorrect?

February 25, 2017

Many Eviction Complaints in Sunrise FL or any city in Broward County FL allege information regarding past due rent that is incorrect. While a Tenant may still be liable for past due rent, you have the right to contest the Complaint if […]

Did You Receive a Notice of Violation From Code Enforcement?

February 25, 2017

Q: I recently bought a home in Coconut Creek FL and I just received a Notice of Violation from Code Enforcement, but I don’t understand what the violation is for. What should I do? A: After receiving a notice of violation from code enforcement, the first thing you should do is read the notice carefully […]

Do I Need an Attorney to Attend a Code Enforcement Hearing?

February 25, 2017

Q: I received a certified letter from Code Enforcement containing a Notice of Hearing requiring me to appear before a Special Magistrate regarding a violation on a commercial building that I own in North Lauderdale FL. I inherited the property a couple of years ago, and have never had to deal with this sort of […]

Eviction: Do I Have the Right?

February 6, 2017

If I’m a Tenant in Broward County and my apartment contains mold, do I have the right to stop paying Rent? Many tenants believethat if they find mold in their apartment in Broward County, they have the right to stop paying rent to their Landlord. This is not true. If a tenant does not take […]

Foreclosure Defense Coral Springs

February 6, 2017

If I’m served with a foreclosure complaint in Coral Springs FL, how much time do I have to respond? If you are served with a foreclosure complaint in Coral Springs FL or any city/town in South Florida, you have twenty days to respond. After you respond to the Complaint, the Bank will either file a […]

Evicting Family Member in Coral Springs FL?

February 5, 2017

In Coral Springs FL and throughout the State of Florida, many homeowners allow a family member to live in their property without a lease and without paying rent. While it may seem that you are helping a family member, problems often arise. Therefore, what steps must a homeowner take to remove them? Many people think that […]

There is a Foreclosure Sale on my Property in Broward County and its not Been Cancelled. What are my Options?

February 3, 2017

After a Bank receives a Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Broward County against you and your property, the Court will set a Foreclosure Sale Date. The Court will likely set it out between forty-five days to One Hundred Twenty Days. Most homeowners panic and think that they have to vacate their properties during this time. […]

Why Should I Hire a Foreclosure Defense Attorney in Broward County?

February 3, 2017

The thought of being served with a Foreclosure Complaint is extremely stressful. When it actually happens, you begin to think the worst possible scenario and that your options are limited. This is not true. It is important that if you are served with a Foreclosure Complaint in Broward County FL and your ultimate goal is […]

If I'm Served With an Eviction Complaint in Pembroke Pines FL What Are My Rights?

January 30, 2017

The Eviction process can be extremely stressful. Many tenants think once they receive an Eviction Complaint in Pembroke Pines FL they have to vacate the property immediately. This is not true at all. Once you receive a Complaint for Eviction in Pembroke Pines or any city in South Florida, you are given the opportunity to respond. It […]

Need to Remove Someone From Your Home That Doesn't Have a Lease or is Not Paying Rent?

January 30, 2017

If there is someone living in my property in Broward County FL and I don’t have a lease with them and they are not paying rent, what are my rights as the owner of the Property? Many times in Broward County FL or any city in South Florida, a homeowner has someone living in the property that was […]

Injured in a Car Accident in Coral Springs?

January 4, 2014

If you are involved in a Car Accident in Coral Springs FL, you must seek medical treatment within 14 days in order to receive your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits from your insurance provider. Florida Statute 627.736 states eighty percent of certain medical benefits will be reimbursed “if the individual receives initial services and care […]