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Implied Warranty of Habitability, Why Does it Matter?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

The implied warranty of habitability is an essential issue for landlords to understand in order to avoid litigation. At the office of Edward J. Jennings, P.A. we are experienced in real estate law and can help you understand your responsibility as a landlord to avoid litigation. What is the implied warranty of habitability? The… Read More »

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What is Equity Skimming and How to Identify It

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

In 1985, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner released a statement that expressed her concern with a real estate and housing scheme known as equity skimming. Equity skimming is a crime and can cause a person to lose his or her home, equity, and credit rating all in one fell… Read More »

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Quitclaim Deed Vs. Warranty Deed: What’s the Difference?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

A deed is a legal document that contains a thorough description of a property that one property owner may wish to transfer to a new owner. When concerning a property in an urban or suburban environment, the legal description of the property should identify which lot the current owner occupies in a platted subdivision…. Read More »

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What You Need to Know About the Florida Commercial Eviction Process

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

As a landlord, you may have already learned that the best motto to conduct business by is “expect the unexpected.” Unfortunately, you never can know what to expect from tenants, even if, by paper, they seem perfect. For this reason, it is imperative that you have a binding commercial real estate contract in place… Read More »

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How to Back Out of a Bad Real Estate Deal the Legal Way

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

A bad real estate deal is what any veteran investor tries to avoid, but unfortunately, even after doing one’s due diligence, a bad deal can make its way through the cracks. If you realize too late that you are invested in a shady transaction, you may have options—the keyword here being “may.” Any experienced… Read More »

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When Renting Out Your Commercial Property, Which Type of Lease Should You Use?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Commercial real estate transactions almost never use a one-size-fits-all approach, a statement that is especially true when leasing is involved. Commercial property owners have several different lease options to choose from, each of which offers its own benefits and pitfalls. However, some are more landlord friendly, while others are more tenant friendly. If you… Read More »

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Can a Creditor File a Lis Pendens on Your Florida Home?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Creditors are notoriously ruthless, and if you owe or have ever owed a creditor money, you know that they will stop at nothing to retrieve what is owed to them. Some creditors will even go so far as to use a lis pendens. A lis pendens is a notice of a lawsuit that has… Read More »

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What is a “Wrongful Foreclosure”?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you have received a foreclosure notice, our Fort Lauderdale real estate attorneys understand that you may be feeling helpless and a bit frustrated. You did everything you could to keep your home, and even believed that you still had a chance—after all, you may have worked with an attorney or financial advisor and… Read More »

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How to Remove a Mechanic’s Lien From Your Florida Home

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you hired a contractor to do work on your Florida home and have since discovered that he or she has filed a mechanic’s lien on your home for non-payment, we understand that you may be feeling confused and at a loss as to what to do. Whatever your reason for not paying the… Read More »

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