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Avoiding legal complications as a landlord

As a Florida landlord, you know there are various complications that could eventually lead to legal or financial trouble. You would be wise to make every effort to protect your interests, which includes understanding common mistakes and avoiding them.

Commercial leases and protecting the interests of your business

If you own a business in Florida, you know how difficult it is to manage the day-to-day details and expenses associated with your operations. Many businesses, yours included, may lease property, and a poorly negotiated or unfair agreement could spell big trouble for your company.

Can my HOA tell me what I can and cannot do with my home?

When you bought your Florida home, you may have been fully aware of the fact that a homeowners association governed certain issues within the community. However, you may not have known what matters fall under the authority of the HOA or may have found yourself surprised by what the HOA is trying to tell you to do. As a homeowner interested in protecting his or her property rights, you may find it beneficial to seek experienced guidance when navigating these matters.

Do you know what unlawful detainer means?

An unlawful detainer action is a way for a landlord to remove a person who refuses to leave a rented residence  despite other efforts. As a Florida landlord, you may find yourself dealing with the unpleasant process of eviction and tenant removal from time to time, and it is in your best interests to know how to do so legally and peacefully.

Do you know what your HOA can and cannot do?

If you live in a Florida neighborhood with a Homeowners' Association, you would be wise to know where your rights as the property owner end and those of the HOA begin. This is useful knowledge to have in case you find yourself in a situation in which you disagree with an HOA decision or regulation that affects your ability to use and enjoy your property. 

As a landlord, you need to know how the eviction process works

Owning rental property in Florida is a great way to make extra income or earn a living. While the concept of being a landlord is simple enough, there are many issues that can arise and make it complex, costly and stressful. As a landlord, you should be aware of how to protect your rights, including your right to evict tenants if necessary.

Florida reforms condominium association laws

As long as you have been a member of the board of the condo association in your community, you have probably dealt with your share of accusations and conflicts. Certainly, there have been condo owners who have complained about the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and some who have clearly not even read that document. Perhaps you have even dealt with board members who had personal agendas at heart instead of the good of the community.

Deed in lieu of foreclosure: Is it the right option for you?

Financial trouble can affect almost every area of your life. It can be a stressful, overwhelming time, especially if you are facing threats of the loss of your Florida home and other consequences. Foreclosure may have a significant impact on your credit and your opportunities in the future, but even when you are hopelessly behind on payments, foreclosure is not necessarily your only option.

Choosing the right structure for your small business

Starting a small business in Florida is an important and exciting step for any entrepreneur, but you would be wise to move carefully and cautiously through the initial phases of this process. Having the right legal structure in place is not only smart, it can help you avoid complications and issues in the future.

Can my landlord stop me from having a necessary service animal?

If you have a disability or condition that necessitates the use of a service animal, you have rights. Despite the laws that exist to protect and enforce your right to use an animal for health and safety reasons, you may find that your Florida landlord challenges these rights, even threatening eviction, extra costs and other repercussions.

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