COVID-19 and Real Estate Contract Force Majeure Clause

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, does the Force Majeure clause allow a Seller or Buyer to back out of a Florida residential real property contract?   Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, numerous contracts will be canceled or delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In many instances, one of the parties will argue […]

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Property Disputes- Partition

How do I settle my dispute regarding jointly owned real property? Often, two or more persons will buy a piece of investment property with high hopes of collecting rent, paying off the mortgage and providing an income stream. In many instances, disputes arise regarding maintenance, improvements, collection of rent, etc. When these disputes become irreconcilable, […]

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Neighbors, Fences, and Adverse Possession

Over seven (7) years ago, I installed a fence that is on a portion of my neighbor’s yard. Is it now my property?   We have been asked this and similar questions regarding adverse possession and boundary disputes. There typically is not an easy answer. There are specific requirements for claiming ownership of another’s property […]

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Attorney/Mediator Rod Neuman Discusses Mediation with Real Estate Agents

Gibbons | Neuman Attorney/Mediator Rod Neuman presented to a group of eager, inquisitive real estate agents at Keller Williams Grand Central on the subject of mediation.  The topic is very pertinent for realtors because of the mandatory mediation provisions contained in most residential real estate contracts. The group had an informative discussion as exemplified by […]

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Law Resources

Don’t forget the Operating Agreement for your new LLC

The limited liability company is a popular business entity for owners of investment real property who wish to protect themselves from business debts and liabilities. To form a limited liability company (“LLC”) in Florida, the essential document which must be filed with the state is the Articles of Organization. It identifies the LLC’s members (owners), […]

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