Housing Justice

What is your conception of the American dream?  For many, it starts with a house.  They visualize a home with a yard, inhabited by their loved ones—family, pets, or whomever they are closest to in this world.  The home means more than a just roof over their head.  It...

Florida Removes Lease Witness Signature Requirement

A small but important change to the way that leases are executed has just passed the Florida legislature and been approved by Governor Ron DeSantis. Florida House Bill 469 removes the requirement for two subscribing witnesses to the landlord’s signature on real estate...

Reduced Sales Tax on Commercial Leases

Effective January 1, 2020, the general Florida sales tax due on commercial leases will be reduced from the current 5.7% rate to 5.5%. This reduction in sales tax is applicable only to rental payments that are for a lease period that is on or after January 1, 2020....