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Need to Cancel a Foreclosure Sale in Broward County?

6/8/2017

Need a lawyer to evict a Tenant in Fort Lauderdale Florida

There is nothing worse for a Landlord in Fort Lauderdale that has a Tenant that always pays their rent late every month. This can be very stressful for a Landlord because a non-paying Tenant will cause the Landlord to lose the income they receive from the monthly rent as well as spending money on Legal Fees and Court Costs if they decide to remove the Tenant through Eviction Proceedings. If the Landlord decides to hire an Attorney to commence an Eviction Action against the Tenant, it is important that the Landlord hire a Law Firm in Broward County that is highly adept in representing Landlords.


The Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA provides aggressive and experienced representation for Landlords in Broward County. While the majority of Evictions in Broward County are filed by Landlords that need to remove Tenants for failing to pay rent, a Tenant can also be removed for violating the terms of the lease that are not related to payment of the rent. The Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA is highly experienced in removing Tenants for failing to pay their monthly rent as well violating the non-monetary provisions the lease.
If you’re a Landlord in Fort Lauderdale Florida and have a Tenant that is either not paying their monthly rent or is violating the non-monetary terms of their lease, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA at (954) 990-7552.

BROWARD COUNTY FOR SALE BY OWNER

The Selling of your home in Broward County can be extremely stressful. The costs involved can seem daunting to any homeowner. Fortunately, there is way to save costs when selling your home and that process is known as “For Sale by Owner.” The math is simple. When you do not use the services of a realtor, you save the costs of paying out commission fees to your agent. Although you may have to pay a commission fee to the Buyer’s agent, you are still able to save costs.
Many homeowners believe that the only way they will be able to properly sell their property is through the use of a realtor. This is incorrect. The Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA will provide highly you experienced representation in the sale of your home. From the preparation of the Sales Contract to the signing of the closing papers, our firm will assist you throughout the entire process. Not having proper legal representation when selling your home can often lead sellers to overlook essential parts of the transaction. While it is important to save costs when selling your home, it is also necessary that you provide clear and marketable title to the buyer.
If you are an interested in selling your home and do not want to be represented by a realtor, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552. Allow an experienced Attorney guide you through the sale of your home.

When Buying a home in Broward County you should always be represented by a Real Estate Attorney

September 26, 2019

Purchasing a property is one of the most important investments that a person may ever make. Many times, the Buyer will go into the Process of purchasing a home solely with the guidance of a Realtor.  Although a Realtor can be beneficial in locating the home that you want to purchase, this is only a small part of the process.

After a Buyer finds a home to purchase in Broward County, a Buyer will then submit an offer to purchase the property.  Before submitting the offer, the Buyer has the option of seeking the guidance of a Real Estate Attorney in Broward County to review the terms of the offer as well as discuss with the Buyer any legal risks associated with their purchase   If the Real Estate Attorney determines that the terms of the Buyer’s offer are acceptable, the Buyer will submit the offer to the Seller. 

If the Seller accepts the Buyer’s offer, the second phase of the buying process will take place.  If the Buyer is purchasing the property in cash and is not taking out a mortgage, the Real Estate Attorney will be given the opportunity to review the Title Commitment and Lien search and ultimately review any of the paperwork that the Buyer is required to sign at the closing table.  The Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA is always present at every closing when they are representing the Buyer.   Our office believes that the representation of a Buyer should never end prior to a closing. 

If a Buyer is not paying for a property in cash, they will likely apply for a Mortgage to purchase the property.  In the event that the Buyer is approved for a mortgage, the advantage of retaining a Real Estate Attorney in Broward County is that a Real Estate Attorney will review all the pages of the Mortgage that the Buyer is required to sign.  This is extremely important due to the large amount of paperwork that a Lender sends to the Buyer to sign at closing.  

The Home buying process can be stressful for a Buyer.   From the beginning of the process to the closing table, a Buyer is required to make several important decisions.  If you are represented by a Real Estate Attorney in Broward County, you will be able to make these decisions with the assistance of an experienced Legal Professional that can help you with your purchase.  If you are in the Process of purchasing a property in Broward County, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.  Our office will represent you from the beginning of the contract to the final signature at the closing table. 

Broward County Real Estate Attorney Representation for Sale by Owner

Many Sellers in Broward County decide not to utilize the services of a Real Estate Agent to sell their property but instead sell their property on their own. If a Seller decides not to hire a realtor, they will save on commissions that their Realtor will receive when the property is sold. As the Seller in Broward County is responsible to pay the commissions for both the Realtors on the sale of their home, selling their property without a realtor clearly has its’ economic benefits.

If a Seller proceeds to sell their property without using a Realtor, it is highly recommended that a Seller seek the services of a Real Estate Attorney that can help oversee the process.  The advantage of hiring a Real Estate Attorney in Broward County during a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transaction is that the Real Estate Attorney will be able to review all the terms of the contract for the Seller and guide them accordingly throughout the process.  If the Buyer is represented by a Real Estate Agent, the Real Estate Agent will only focus on protecting the interests of the Buyer.  If a Seller is not experienced with Real Estate Transactions, there is a possibility that the Seller will make a misinformed decision during the process that could ultimately work against them. 

The Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA has extensive experience in representing Sellers that do not use Realtors to sell their property. If you are a Homeowner in Broward County and are interested in learning about the benefits of selling your property without the use of a Realtor, contact our office today at (954) 990-7552.

Need to file an eviction against a tenant in Lauderhill Fl

September 26, 2019

There is nothing more frustrating for a Landlord in Lauderhill Fl that has a Tenant that fails to pay rent when it is due.   Unfortunately, this happens far too often.  Therefore, it is extremely important that you hire a Law Firm that is highly experienced in removing Tenants through the Eviction Process. 

The Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA has extensive experience in representing Landlords in Lauderhill FL as well as Landlords throughout Broward County, Florida. Our firm understands that the Eviction Process can be both stressful and time consuming.  Therefore, we make every effort to remove the Tenant as quickly as possible at an affordable price. 

If you are a Landlord in Lauderhill FL and need to remove a non-paying Tenant, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.  Our office is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  If you are unable to reach Brian at the office, you can always email him at briankowal@bkowallaw.com. 

Need to evict a Tenant in North Lauderdale FL

Many Landlords in North Lauderdale FL are faced with the unfortunate situation of having to remove a Tenant that has failed to pay their monthly rent. When a Tenant does not pay their rent on time, a Landlord not only loses the income they receive from the monthly rent but they also have to pay for the Eviction Process. What is the best option for that Landlord at this point? The Landlord should hire a Law Firm in Broward County FL that is highly experienced in removing Tenants that fail to pay their monthly rent.

The Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA handles all aspects of the Eviction Process.   While the majority of the Evictions that are processed by the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA are for the removal of non-paying Tenants, the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA also removes Tenants for non-monetary violations of the Lease. 

If you are a Landlord in North Lauderdale FL and need to remove a non-paying Tenant or a Tenant has violated the non-monetary terms of the lease, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA at (954) 990-7552.   Our office is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.   If you are unable to reach Brian at the office, you can always reach him via email at briankowal@bkowallaw.com.

Need to remove my child from my property in Broward County Florida

Are you a homeowner in Broward County FL and need to remove your son or daughter from your property? Many homeowners in Broward County believe that the proper action in removing a child that does not pay rent at their home and does not have a lease is through the Eviction Process. This is inaccurate.

The proper action that a Homeowner needs to file is called an Unlawful Detainer.   It is very important that a Homeowner does not confuse an Eviction with an Unlawful Detainer.  To file an Eviction, there has to be a lease between the Landlord and the Tenant that requires the Tenant to pay rent every month.  If a lease was never signed between the Landlord and the Tenant then there has to be rent that is paid by the Tenant to the Landlord every month.  If the Tenant has failed to pay rent after receiving a three day notice from the Landlord, the Landlord can commence eviction proceedings in Court.

To file an action for an unlawful detainer, a homeowner is not required to give notice to the person that they are attempting to remove form the property.   In contrast to an Eviction Action, the person that that the Homeowner is attempting to remove does not pay rent or have a lease and is now remaining in the property without the consent of the Homeowner.

If you are a Homeowner in Broward County, Florida and need to remove your child from your property, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.  We will make every effort to ensure that this stressful process is handled efficiently and quickly.

Can a Landlord evict a Tenant that is withholding rent?

September 26, 2019

Many Tenants in the State of Florida incorrectly believe that they have the right to withhold rent from their Landlord if their Landlord has failed to make the necessary repairs in the property. While a Tenant does have the statutory right to withhold rent, they are still required to follow the proper procedures outlined by Florida Statute 83.56 and 83.60. Prior to taking withholding rent, a Tenant must give their Landlord a seven (7) day notice letter prior to the commencement of the next rental period that if the Landlord fails to remove the violations in the property, the Tenant intends to withhold rent. If proper notice is not given to their Landlord and the Tenant withholds rent, the Landlord can still proceed with the eviction of the Tenant.

Pursuant to the Lease and Florida Statute, a Landlord and a Tenant both are contractually obligated to comply with the terms of the lease. While both the Landlord and the Tenant are given certain rights by law, providing notice to the respective party must be complied with. If you are a Landlord in the State of Florida and have a Tenant that is constantly withholding rent because of alleged violations in the property, you can still commence Eviction Proceedings against the Tenant if the Tenant has failed to give you the required notice. Contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552 to learn about your rights as a Landlord as well as your ability to remove a Tenant that is improperly withholding rent for failing to give you proper notice. Our office is open twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

When can a Landlord evict a Tenant in the State of Florida?

The Eviction Process in the State of Florida allows a Landlord to remove a Tenant when one of following occur:

(1) A Tenant has failed to pay their rent on time-When a Tenant enters into a lease with the Landlord, they are required to pay rent on a every month. If the Tenant fails to pay rent when it is due, a Landlord has the right to send the Tenant a three (3) day notice. If the Tenant fails to pay rent after being given the three (3) day notice, a Landlord can file an Eviction Action in Court. Tenants are advised to pay the amount due within/ before the time established on the written notice. A landlord is not obligated to accept money if it is less than what is owed.

(2) A Tenant has committed a non-monetary violation of the lease-While a Tenant is required to pay their rent on time every month, they still may be subject to Eviction Proceedings if they violate a provision of the lease that is not related to payment. This includes but is not limited to: Allowing someone to reside in the property that is not authorized by the Landlord, destroying the property, committing a crime in the property etc. To remove a Tenant based on a non-monetary violation, a seven (7) day notice must be given to the Tenant. The notice must provide the specific time of the violations that the Landlord claims were committed by the tenant(s). In the event that the violation is cured within the seven (7) days, no further action is needed and the Landlord will not proceed with termination. Tenant(s) will receive another notice to cure if another violation occurs within the next twelve (12) months; this second notice does not give the tenant(s) the opportunity to fix the issue.

(3) A Tenant has remained in the property after the lease has expired known as a Holdover Tenant- A Holdover Tenant in the State of Florida is a Tenant that continues to remain in the property after the expiration of the lease and is no longer in the property with the consent of the Landlord. Eviction Proceedings can be commenced against the Tenant by the Landlord and the Landlord has the right to recover double rent.
The Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA assists Landlords throughout the State of Florida. If you are a Landlord and have a Tenant that has either failed to pay rent when it is due, has committed a non-monetary violation of the lease, or has remained in the property after the lease has expired, contact our office today at (954) 990-7552.

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 the Sunshine State, 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, 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 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 an Attorney to Defend My Foreclosure in Broward County?

June 1, 2017

In Broward County and throughout the state, 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  the laws that govern Foreclosures in the state.  Unfortunately, many homeowners retain attorneys that do not have extensive knowledge of Foreclosure laws or the options available to homeowners in Foreclosure.   

An Experienced Attorney in Broward County and the state 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 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.


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 […]