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Review Florida Leases With Hurricane Dorian In Mind
With Hurricane Dorian forecasted to make landfall along Florida's east coast sometime next week, Sunshine State landlords and tenants should take a few moments this weekend
United States
3 Sep 2019
Florida Commercial Lease Sales Tax Rate Further Reduced - August 12, 2019
Effective January 1, 2020, the State of Florida's sales tax rate on commercial real property lease payments (including base rent and additional ren
United States
19 Aug 2019
Florida Commercial Lease Sales Tax Rate Further Reduced (August 2019)
Note that the sales tax reduction does not affect the local discretionary sales surtax imposed by many Florida counties.
United States
13 Aug 2019
Is Outdated Insurance Terminology Putting You At Risk?
Many people are surprised to learn that the insurance language in their form lease needs to be checked and updated on a regular basis. Although this can sometimes be the bane of a leasing lawyer's existence
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25 Jul 2019
There Ain't No Such Thing As Free Rent
Commercial tenants sometimes bargain for "free rent" periods from landlords as part of the lease negotiation process, and both tenants and landlords may view free rent periods as a "concession"
United States
8 Jul 2019
Two Legislative Changes To Pay Attention To
A new law signed by Governor DeSantis extends the documentary stamp tax exemption for the conveyance of homestead property between spouses.
United States
5 Jun 2019
Risky Business: Marijuana Dispensaries Present High Risk, High Reward For Landlords, Panelists Say
Landlords who rake in rents from medical marijuana dispensaries may put their commercial bank accounts and title insurance at risk, according to cannabis real estate experts
United States
8 May 2019
Self-Insurance Means No Insurance
It is merely a term used for the allocation of risk to the Tenant without requiring insurance.
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12 Mar 2019
Regulation Of Drones By Homeowners' Associations
The use of unmanned aircraft systems, typically called drones, is becoming increasingly common as technology has made them smaller and cheaper.
United States
7 Mar 2019
Protecting Yourself Against Lien Claims
If you are a commercial Landlord or property manager, hopefully you are taking advantage of a Florida statute that allows you to limit the Landlord's liability ...
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21 Feb 2019
IRS Announces New Real Estate Safe Harbor For 20% QBI Deduction
Section 199A introduced a new 20% deduction for qualified business income (previously discussed here).
United States
11 Feb 2019
Six Tips For Lenders Foreclosing A Shopping Center
Shopping centers across the country still face significant financial struggles as a consequence of the recent recession, the increasing market share of online retailers, and the relatively high price
United States
30 Jan 2019
Exclusives In Leases
Granting a tenant an exclusive use of their premises in a retail setting can be a powerful inducement to have the tenant agree to a lease.
United States
2 Jan 2019
Holdover Rent
If the lease is silent regarding the issue of holdover, state law will dictate the status of the tenant.
United States
4 Dec 2018
When Are Unilateral Termination Rights In A Commercial Lease Enforceable?
We will often see a commercial lease that provides a right of termination to only one of the parties to the lease and it begs the question, "is this really a contract if one party can walk away at any time?"
United States
23 Nov 2018
Your Lease Renewal Option May Be Ineffective
In its recent decision in Jahangiri, et al. v. 1830 North Bayshore, LLC, the Third District Court of Appeal asserted that a lease extension option based on "market rate" is insufficient to create a binding and ...
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25 Sep 2018
Bears In The Breezeways? Apartment Project Owners And Managers Could Be Liable For Bear Attacks
The last place a tenant expects to see a bear is outside their door on the second floor of an apartment building.
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22 May 2018
Arbitration And Eviction: A Recipe For Delay
Leases in an independent living component of an assisted living facility will often contain an arbitration provision.
United States
4 Jan 2018
HUD Determines That Blanket Bans Of Ex-Offenders Is Illegal Under The Fair Housing Act
On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") issued guidance on its interpretation of how the Fair Housing Act applies to housing providers' policies that ban residents with criminal records.
United States
6 Apr 2016
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