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 help 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. Our Daytona Beach real estate litigation lawyers 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 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 (Daytona Beach Code of Ordinances § 50 Article III). 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. Daytona Beach Code of Ordinances § 26 Article 6 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.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
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 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 Daytona Beach Code of Ordinances § 46 Article 2, 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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Legal Support During the Development Process
New development and construction are an important part of real estate. If you’re seeking to expand your real estate holdings through construction or development, we can keep you updated on relevant codes and regulations.
Our development and construction services include:
- Land development advice
- Contract negotiation and understanding
- Annexation legal support
- Zoning issues and disputes
We can help you worry less about your new property or development. The navigation of Daytona real estate codes and regulations can be complicated. With our help, it doesn’t need to be.
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We Can Protect Your Rights During Condemnation or Eminent Domain
Sometimes the government seeks to claim property through condemnation and the eminent domain process. These proceedings are complex, as detailed in Florida Statute § 73.015. Regardless, during condemnation and eminent domain, you are entitled to fair compensation for your property.
If you believe that you aren’t being fairly compensated for your property, we can fight to protect your rights. We can support a range of clients as they navigate condemnation and eminent domain in Daytona:
- Commercial or business landholders
- Single-family homeownership
- Apartment ownership
- Acreage, both large and small
- Industrial complex ownership
You deserve to be compensated for your property at fair market value. Let us evaluate your case, and we can aggressively protect your rights. If you’re unsure if your case involves condemnation or eminent domain or are unclear on the specifics of these terms, we’ll gladly help you understand your unique situation.
The Experience Behind Our Team
As you probably know, real estate litigation isn’t simple. This legal process is wrapped up in complicated federal and state law. Helping you understand how the law applies to you and your Daytona Beach property is what we do.
Many of our lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns focus specifically on business and real estate litigation. One of our founders, Rulon D. Munns, has dedicated his 35 years of legal practice to construction and real estate litigation. He and the rest of our attorneys have represented:
- Large corporations
- Small corporations
- Small businesses
- Lending institutions
This wide breadth of client representation means we have a deep familiarity with Daytona real estate law. Whether you’re dealing with zoning issues or fire regulations, we have the expertise to help.
Similarly, if your legal needs extend beyond advice into the realm of litigation, we have several attorneys on staff who are prepared to work as courtroom advocates. While trials are unlikely in real estate disputes, we can support you through any scenario that might arise.
Our commitment to painless real estate litigation support has created many satisfied clients. They appreciate our ability to make complex codes and regulations easy to digest:
- “My family has used Bogin Munns & Munns for our legal needs since 1991. Their personal approach to the unique needs and individual situation of whomever they are providing counsel and support to is unparalleled.” – Andy W.
- “I’ve used Bogin Munns & Munns for several business law matters ranging from very simple real estate transactions to very complex international patent dispute issues. I’ve never been let down by the legal advice and action of the firm.” – Adam A.
- “These guys are great and I would recommend them to anyone and would come to them first if I ever needed a lawyer again.” – Darrell C.
Our real estate litigation efforts have led to several exclusive professional recognitions, as well:
- AVVO Superb Rating
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum Membership
If you choose Bogin, Munns & Munns, we guarantee your legal experience will be simple and painless. We’ll keep you updated on the status of your case through phone calls, email, or in-person meetings. You don’t need to be kept up at night worrying about the status of your real estate litigation case.
A Daytona Beach Real Estate Litigation Lawyer Can Help You
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.
Contact Our Team for a Case Review
Bogin, Munns & Munns has a team of attorneys who work at over 12 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 for a no-obligation evaluation to discuss your needs and concerns with a member of our staff.