Real Estate Broker Liability for the Actions of a Real Estate Licensee

Can a broker be liable for the actions of an associate? There are many large real estate brokerages that employ many sales associates, and if an associate does mishandle escrow funds or commits other law or rules violations the broker may be liable and subject to a disciplinary action by the DPBR. Section 475.25, Florida Statutes … Read more

Andrew Douglas, P.A. Construction Attorney Representing Contractors

Andrew Douglas, P. A. is a South Florida Construction Attorney, our Construction attorneys handle all construction claims and construction disputes. We handle claims for all Florida Construction Contractors, including Contractor. A Contractor is defined under Florida Law as: “Contractor” means the person who is qualified for, and is only responsible for, the project contracted for … Read more

Florida’s Homestead Exemption and its Benefits. Everything a Floridian Needs to Know.

This is a quick guide as to the meaning and benefits of the Florida Homestead Exemption. While many states have some sort of Homestead benefits, Florida’s Homestead laws provide the Country’s most generous set of benefits to its homeowners. The term Homestead exemption in Florida may refer to four different types of homestead exemptions/benefits  under Florida law: … Read more

Florida Real Estate: Seller and Real Estate Agent Fraud and Misrepresentations

Are you a victim of a real estate transaction gone wrong? Did an agent, broker, or seller make misrepresentations about the property which are now causing you problems?  Not disclose issues affecting the value of your property? Unauthorized work and work performed without permits to the property Undisclosed liens and other title defects Undisclosed defects in construction … Read more

Museum “Out of Order”

Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science This past weekend I visited the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science  which is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale catercorner to the Broward Center of Performing Arts. The last time I was there was in grade school,  over 15 years ago. Even before that visit, I remember … Read more

Renting? Is your landlord in foreclosure?

In this real estate market everyone is looking for a steal. However, some offers are too good to be true. In the past only potential renters required background checks needed to close a rental agreement. Now times are different, and landlords need to be investigated too. Here are some helpful tips if you are planning … Read more