Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Litigation Lawyer
Real estate disputes can be costly, no matter whether it’s a residential or commercial real estate issue. You must retain an experienced Fort Lauderdale real estate litigation lawyer. You need legal counsel who understands the nuances and complexities of this type of litigation and isn’t afraid to go up against powerful law firms and big corporations. At Edward J. Jennings, P.A., we have decades of experience helping Florida clients with their real estate litigation needs.
Real Estate Litigation
Florida is a unique state as the Florida Constitution provides a significant amount of protection for homeowners. Plus, there are obscure statutes you need to be familiar with before you can proceed. Some of the most common real estate litigation matters we handle:
- Commercial Landlord-Tenant: Disputes between commercial landlords and tenants can be very complicated. The dispute may relate to an existing contract or terms of a newly drafted one.
- Residential Landlord-Tenant: Are you a tenant who has a landlord who has breached the rental contract? Or, if you are a landlord who needs to evict a tenant, you may find yourself in litigation if you cannot reach an agreement.
- Property Insurance Claims: As a property owner, you expect the insurance policy you purchased will cover your claims. However, it’s not uncommon for property insurance companies to unfairly deny your claim, requiring you to initiate a legal action.
- Escrow Deposit Disputes: When parties can’t agree on instructions, the title company usually interpleads the funds by depositing with the local court clerk. Then, either side will need to take legal action to argue whey they are owed the funds.
- Construction Defect Disputes: If you have a property built or renovated, you run the risk of having shoddy work. If you have a dispute over the quality of construction, you may need to file a construction defect lawsuit.
- Partition (Division of Real Property): Filing a partition action will allow one property co-owner to force the sale of the property so that they can receive their share.
- Procuring Cause: When there is a dispute between real estate agents on who is entitled to the commission for a sale, it may result in litigation for procuring cause.
- Quiet Title Lawsuits: Quiet title lawsuits are filed to clear land title and remove any clouds on a title for Florida real estate.
- Condominium Disputes: Numerous issues can arise related to condominiums, including with the HOA, CC&Rs, etc. Disputes can be between members, builders, vendors, insurers, municipalities, contractors, developers, etc.
- Commercial Code Enforcement Disputes: Code enforcement officers implement and enforce building safety rules, codes, regulations, etc., that relate to commercial, residential, and industrial properties and protecting against threats from safety, public health, and welfare.
- Eminent Domain: The government has a right to take private property and convert it into public use under the Fifth Amendment, provided they give just compensation to the owners. Disputes under eminent domain require litigation.
Hiring a Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Litigation Attorney
If you have a real estate dispute involving any of the topics mentioned earlier, you need to speak with an experienced Fort Lauderdale real estate litigation attorney as soon as possible. Many of these claim types have short windows or specific rules that must be followed. You need an attorney who understands how real estate litigation works. To learn more about how we can help, contact Edward J. Jennings, P.A., to schedule an initial consultation.