The negative repercussions of real estate issues can be expensive, time-consuming, and frustrating. You need to understand what type of home you are buying, what expectations you face as an owner, and what rights you have when you sell your property.
These concerns – along with many others – can be handled by one of our residential real estate attorneys.
What a Residential Real Estate Lawyer Can Do for You
You may only associate real estate lawyers with commercial developments or big businesses, but you can consult our attorneys for issues ranging from understanding your HOA documents to fighting foreclosure. Some of the duties we can perform for you include:
- Reviewing contracts and paperwork
- Making changes or amendments to paperwork
- Explaining all parties’ rights and obligations
- Investigating and settling disputes
- Negotiating and closing sales
You can consult one of our lawyers to simply gather information about what is expected of you as a homeowner. For instance, you may not realize how many guidelines and regulations are on the books for homeowners’ associations (Florida Statutes § 720), or you may be unsure of changes you can make to contracts or paperwork when buying a home.
We also function as important intermediaries between you and another party. Sometimes you need a representative to represent you in a dispute with a neighbor. At other times, you may need a negotiator to help you with a sale. Our real estate lawyers inhabit many roles to protect your rights as a homeowner, landlord, HOA member, or renter.
We Help Put Your Paperwork in Order
Real estate thrives on what is in writing, whether it’s building codes or sales contracts. Having a member of our team look over this paperwork can eliminate confusion and disputes down the line. We can review:
- FARBAR contracts
- HOA declaration of covenants
- Condo board rules
- Building codes
- Zoning laws
- Roommate agreements
In some of these cases, we can even help you make changes or negotiate terms to ensure you only agree to something that truly works for you. For example, a FARBAR contract is a standardized sales contract created by the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR) and the Florida Bar (BAR). While this can make sales easier, you may need to make amendments to the contract to suit your needs.
In the case of violations of certain rules, such as HOA or building codes, you still have options. We may be able to appeal code violation rulings (Florida Statutes § 162.11) and can help settle HOA disputes by going over the contract in detail. We can even help you draft an agreement for tenants, roommates, or sublets to protect you from liability.
We Advise You of Your Rights
We already mentioned that you may have the right to appeal code violation issues. There may be other rights of which you are unaware as a homeowner or renter. This is especially important in situations like:
- Property sales
- Fines or liens
These are some of the most stressful situations you can encounter in real estate. If you’re experiencing stress like this, remember that you always have the right to seek legal help. Some of these scenarios may feel like the end of the road, such as foreclosure or eviction, while others may simply seem like part of the system, like when buying or selling property. However, there are nuances to each case.
If you are struggling to know what you can and cannot do regarding a Kissimmee property, call in a residential real estate attorney from Bogin, Munns & Munns. We can clarify and protect your rights.
We Support You Through Every Phase of a Transaction
As the FARBAR contract illustrates, real estate agents and real estate lawyers often work together to help with the sale of property. You can contact us for help at any stage in your home-buying or selling process. We can:
- Research the title to the property
- Resolve title issues
- Negotiate and review paperwork
- Prepare closing documents
- Guide you through the sale
- Act as title and closing agent
Buying or selling a home is, after all, a legal act. Consulting a lawyer with our firm can help make sure all documents are executed correctly, and everyone’s interests are protected.
What We Can do for Landlords, HOAs, and Others
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we support both homeowners and HOAs, tenants and landlords, and buyers and sellers. If you are having issues with a tenant, subletter, roommate, or homeowner, we can step in to settle disputes. We can also set up official paperwork to help avoid disputes in the first place.
Common concerns we cover for clients include:
- Drafting agreements
- Establishing HOAs
- Contract violations
- Property damage
- Liability issues
You don’t have to hire a lawyer only when you have a problem. Having agreements in place for how to handle potential issues can save you time, money, and stress. This can be especially important for residential property owners renting to others – help protect your property and yourself from the start.
That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if a dispute does arise. We can investigate your options and brainstorm ideas to help resolve problems, such as helping you evict non-paying tenants and enforcing requirements in HOA contracts. If necessary, we are even prepared to litigate your case.
We are Committed to Achieving a Successful Outcome for You
Our team has been serving Floridians like you for 40 years. We are proud of being a multifaceted law firm, offering help in a variety of legal matters. We have handled a number of real estate cases, representing clients from both sides of common property issues.
Call Our Office 24/7 with Your Residential Real Estate Concerns
Real estate law is a wide-ranging practice area, but whatever your concern, our team is ready to help. If you have any questions or concerns about a property in Kissimmee, our residential real estate attorneys can provide a free consultation. Call the office of Bogin, Munns & Munns at (407) 870-1919 today.