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What About Building Code Violations? Aren’t These Public Records?

June 29, 2017 Posted in Blog

  Jensen v. Bailey [76 So. 3d 980 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011)] is another ordinance/building code violations case with potential ramifications for many in the real estate industry. The Jensens signed a...

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Expanding the Footprint of the House? No Problem!

June 21, 2017 Posted in Blog

Warfield v. Stewart [Lexis 56741 (M.D. Fla. 2009)] shows why you should know your zoning laws or call someone who does. In this case, Felger purchased a vacant lot in the City of Sanibel. He obtained...

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What We Can Learn from D’Angelo v. Parker?

June 14, 2017 Posted in Blog

Here’s another “readily observable” case. D’Angelo v. Parker [378 B.R. 365 (M.D. Fla. Bankr. Ct. 2007)] shows how a sale made today can have reverberations many years later. Parker entered...

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Surprising Complexity of “As-Is” Sales

June 7, 2017 Posted in Blog

What about “as is” sales? What about real estate agents? These questions were answered in the Rayner v. Wise Realty case [504 So. 2d 1361 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987)], which highlighted the surprising...

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So What Exactly Does “Readily Observable” Mean?

June 1, 2017 Posted in Blog

For clarity, we need to turn to Revitz v. Terrell [572 So. 2d 996 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)], a complex case that involved flooding, concerns over changing growth and development patterns, and demands for...

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