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August 2013 Blog Archive

More Law Regarding Your Property Thu, Aug 29, 2013 On July 1, 2013 new laws regarding landlord/tenants, renting your homestead property and as to squatters rights became effective in Florida. As to rights effecting landlords and tenants, Fla.Stat.§83.64 was amended to provide that residential l... Read More

Residential Real Estate Contracts Mon, Aug 26, 2013 A real estate contract is an agreement between the Owner/Seller of a house and a Buyer.  The parties have to agree on the following issues:    1.  Price.   The parties have to agree on the price of the home. ... Read More

Foreclosure Filings Continue to be Down Thu, Aug 15, 2013 Jim Rose shared his views in a recent Daytona Beach News Journal Business article. Local real estate attorney Jim Rose, who tracks foreclosure filings in Volusia County on a weekly basis, described the drop in foreclosure filings in Volusia County a... Read More

New Laws for Condos and HOAs Tue, Aug 13, 2013 Recently, Christene M. Ertl, Esq. spoke to Volusia County’s Building Association Managers group to provide an update on the recent changes to Florida laws that will have a big impact on Condos and HOAs.  Most of these changes went into ef... Read More

When is a Landlord Liable for Personal Injury? Mon, Aug 12, 2013 Absent a contractual modification, the law generally holds that a Landlord is not liable for injuries sustained on a rented property during the term of the lease.  There are, however, a few exceptions based on the theory that at times the Land... Read More

To File or Not To File, That Is The Question... Tue, Aug 06, 2013 In my practice of family law, I am often asked during consults by prospective clients, who have been served with divorce papers, if they need to file a written response to the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.  My first and immediate respon... Read More