Real Estate Litigation Attorneys in Martin County
Protecting Clients’ Property & Tenant Rights in Stuart, Port St. Lucie County and the Treasure Coast
There are specific laws in Florida that govern landlord and tenant relationships as well as real estate and real property. Whether you are in the midst of a landlord/tenant dispute or on the verge of foreclosure, our lawyers will help you protect your rights. We care about our clients and will work directly with you to create a case strategy and obtain a positive outcome to your case.
Call us directly at (772) 238-7231 to schedule your initial consultation.
We are prepared to litigate for your rights and best interests in and out of the courtroom. If you and another party or entity have a disagreement over real estate, we will ensure your side is thoroughly represented. Our real estate law attorneys in Stuart are skilled in courtroom litigation and can help you build a strong case in your favor.
Homestead exemptions are legal rules that allow a person to continue living in their home even if they are threatened with eviction or foreclosure. If you are unable to continue making payments on your property, our attorneys can help you register part of your property as "homestead" which effectively makes it off-limits to creditors. This allows you to continue living in your home without the threat of being forcefully made to leave.
However, there are four types of creditors who may still force the sale of a homestead to collect debts owed. These creditors are:
- The State of Florida
- Creditors to whom the homestead was pledged as credit for mortgage
- Contractors, mechanics, or builders who are owed money for work they performed on the property
- Creditors with a pre-existing lien on the property
Lease & Rental Agreement Laws
Laws governing lease and rental agreements generally define security deposit limits, time limits to return deposits, guidelines for eviction, and more. Additionally, these laws limit discrimination by landlords.
Landlord discrimination can include:
- Refusing to rent or sell housing
- Refusing to enter into negotiations for housing
- Creating specific terms and conditions for different tenants
- Providing different housing or facilities to different tenants
- Lying about housing availability
- Persuading owners to leave their property
- Preventing certain people from renting their property
Adverse Possession Laws
Adverse possession occurs when someone publicly moves into a neglected property and improves it. This action can allow this individual to receive the title. Florida requires this person to live on the property for at least seven years and pay the required property taxes before they receive the title.
Commercial Real Estate Litigation
Our firm also represents businesses and individuals in commercial litigation and real estate disputes. Having represented high-profile clients in the in complex litigation for many years, we understand the need to partner with our clients to create better results, provide cost-effective representation and develop fee arrangements and working relationships that optimize performance.
Our lawyers have represented some of the largest companies in America in commercial litigation matters.
Our Lawyers have appeared in actions concerning:
- Corporate governance disputes
- Director and officer misconduct
- Breach of contract
- Botched bid processes
- Payment disputes
- Title & boundary disputes
- Litigation concerning easements, well rights, real estate disclosure issues, commission disputes, employment issues and other matters.
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