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The Compelling Case of Syvrud v. Today Real Estate, Inc.

July 12, 2017 Posted in Blog

Here’s a case involving condominiums – sometimes litigious breeding grounds – and an appeal of a buyer’s claim against a real estate broker. In Syvrud v. Today Real Estate, Inc. [858 So. 2d...

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What About Noisy Neighbors? Does Their Existence Have to Be Disclosed?

July 5, 2017 Posted in Blog

The Virgilio v. Ryland Group [48106 Lexis (M.D. Fla. 2009)] case involved buyers who learned that they loathed a neighbor’s activity. In this unusual case, the cause of the buyers’...

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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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Closed on Memorial Day

May 26, 2017 Posted in News

Thank you to the men and women who have served and who are still serving in our military! ...

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Do you need a closing quote?

May 23, 2017 Posted in Helpful Links

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The Legacy of the Critical Case of Johnson v. Davis (1985 Florida Supreme Court)

May 23, 2017 Posted in Blog

  Prior to 1985, caveat emptor was the rule: “Let the buyer beware.” Making a false statement could result in a claim. However, if the seller was silent, there was no cause for a lawsuit. That...

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