Bogin, Munns & Munns is a full-service law firm that has been assisting clients throughout Central Florida since 1979. While many firms specialize in one practice area, we have attorneys who can assist clients with a wide range of legal matters, including those related to real estate.
The attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns can represent stakeholders such as contractors, builders, developers, lenders, title insurance companies, landlords, and tenants in nearly any matter involving real estate. We have worked on behalf of individuals and companies of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. If you are involved in a real estate issue and need our help, contact Bogin, Munns & Munns at (386) 763-2092 to speak to a member of our staff.
Help with Safety-Related Issues
Whether you plan to use a building to provide housing for tenants, lease it to a business owner, or use it as a base of operations for your own company, you have a responsibility to ensure that the building is safe for those who live or work there and for those who may visit. Before a commercial building can be occupied or rented out, it must be inspected to ensure that it complies with local fire codes.
The City of Daytona Beach has ordinances in place that are intended to prevent fires in commercial buildings. They address conditions that could create fire hazards, such as accumulated trash and other combustible materials and blocked doors, windows, stairs, hallways, and fire escapes. The ordinances empower fire officials to inspect conditions in buildings, including the condition and operation of fire alarms and automatic sprinkler systems. If fire department officials note violations, they may order owners or occupants to make changes to address fire hazards. Officials may also impose penalties for violations of the fire prevention code. Call a member of Bogin, Munns & Munns today to find out how we may be able to assist you in your real estate dealings.
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Legal Guidance for Owners of Apartment Buildings
If you own an apartment building that you plan to rent out, or if you are thinking about purchasing an apartment building, it is important that you understand the responsibilities that would fall on you as a landlord. Florida Statutes §83 addresses many aspects of the relationship between a landlord and tenant, including the terms of a lease, rent, and security deposits. In many cases, Florida cities also have their own provisions governing residential rental properties.
For example, Daytona Beach has ordinances in effect that are intended to ensure that residents living in the city have well-maintained units that meet minimum standards to protect their health, safety, and welfare. A residential rental license is required to rent or lease residential housing in Daytona Beach or to offer to rent or lease a residential unit. Landlords must be available to respond appropriately to prevent or address nuisances. Article 6 of the Daytona Beach, Florida Code of Ordinances states that residential rental units must be regularly inspected, and tenants may request inspections themselves if they suspect that the property where they live violates the International Property Maintenance Code.
Sometimes confusion and disputes arise when landlords and tenants have different views on their rights and responsibilities. This may happen if a landlord uses a standard lease agreement or template that does not address key issues. That is why it is important to have a clearly written lease that addresses any conditions or circumstances specific to the property or any agreements worked out between the parties. The lease should lay out the terms in language that is easy to understand.
An attorney at Bogin, Munns & Munns can draft a lease agreement that explains the terms of the relationship between the landlord and tenant. It can spell out the length of the lease, the rental amount, when and how rent is to be paid, and any other issues relevant to the property in question. Contact us at (386) 763-2092 to talk to a member of our team about the property you plan to rent and how we may be able to help you draft an appropriate lease agreement.
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Advice on Property Taxes and Related Matters
When considering two or more commercial properties, your decision on which to purchase may depend on many factors, including taxes. Per Article 2 of the Daytona Beach, Florida Code of Ordinances, all residents and businesses in Daytona Beach are required to pay property taxes to cover their share of the costs for services that the local government provides, such as police and fire department services, public works, and recreation. The millage rate is subject to change based on the city’s financial needs and priorities.
Property taxes could be a large expense that could cut into your profits. If you own or plan to purchase property in Daytona Beach, it is important to understand how property taxes are calculated in the city, since that could influence your decision on whether to buy a particular property or how much to charge your tenants for rent.
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Issues related to the purchase, lease, and operation of a property are often complex. Although state laws govern certain aspects of real estate matters, Florida cities have their own ordinances that pertain to some issues. Those local ordinances may differ from laws in other municipalities. That can make things confusing for individuals or companies interested in investing in Florida real estate.
Professional legal guidance can help you avoid mistakes that could lead to financial penalties. A Daytona Beach real estate litigation lawyer who is familiar with both state laws and local government ordinances and procedures can answer your questions. An attorney can walk you through a real estate transaction and explain what you need to do to ensure that your building complies with state and local laws to keep your tenants safe.
Bogin, Munns & Munns has a team of attorneys who work at 13 offices located across Central Florida. Our lawyers and staff can handle a wide array of legal matters, including those related to real estate. Call us today at (386) 763-2092 for a no-obligation evaluation to discuss your needs and concerns with a member of our staff.