Florida Legislature Repairs Building Permit Defects

Florida property owners, especially along the coast, are commonly a bit nervous as the height of hurricane season hits in late summer but then breathe a sigh of relief if unscathed as the season draws to a close in November. Longtime Floridians can recall more than...

Tax Certificates and Tax Deeds: Real Estate Roulette

Floridian property owners can count on a real estate tax bill, every year in November, and most dutifully pay those bills.  Even more responsible property owners may pay before December 1, to take advantage of a four percent discount afforded to those who pay far in...

What is Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate?

  WHAT IS “DUE DILIGENCE”? The purpose of a due diligence investigation is to enable the buyer to discover as much as possible about the property before he or she is obligated to buy it.  This includes discovering information that the seller may not want the...

City of Anna Maria Adopts Deadline for Harris Act Claims

The City of Anna Maria adopted a comprehensive Vacation Rental Ordinance (“VRO”) in April of 2015.  This VRO was challenged in court, and was subsequently amended a number of times by the City prior to the final version being adopted on November 19, 2015.  Amongst...