The team at Bogin, Munns & Munns is dedicated to serving our clients who need assistance with real estate-related issues. Our firm was founded in 1979 on the principles of respect, dignity, and fairness.
Attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns can assist you in a real estate matter, whether you are a builder, contractor, developer, lender, a title insurance company, or a business owner. We have worked with individuals, as well as businesses of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies. Our firm has represented clients in real estate transactions involving office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, and agricultural land.
Real estate deals are often complex and confusing. That is complicated by the fact that in Florida, local ordinances related to real estate may vary significantly from one community to another. An Ocala real estate litigation lawyer can help you navigate the process and adhere to the city’s ordinances, as well as applicable state laws. Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (352) 690-7400 to learn how an attorney on our team may be able to assist you.
Help Drafting a Lease Agreement
If you are thinking about renting out property that you currently own to one or more tenants, an attorney at Bogin, Munns & Munns can work with you to draft a contract that will suit your needs. Landlords sometimes encounter problems when they utilize a standard lease form. A template can be useful as a starting point, but it does not take into account the unique features of a particular property or specific factors related to the relationship between an individual landlord and a tenant.
For example, a tenant may want to modify the design of a property to make it better suited to the tenant’s business needs. Depending on the characteristics of the building and the changes the tenant wants to make, that might create safety hazards or affect the property’s value or its ability to be rented to a different tenant in the future.
Issues related to property taxes, insurance, and other expenses should also be plainly spelled out in a lease agreement. Some landlords roll those costs into the rent and charge tenants more on a monthly basis than they would for property rental alone, while other landlords prefer to have tenants cover those costs themselves. It is important to make sure that both parties understand their obligations.
Per Florida Statute §83, an attorney at Bogin, Munns & Munns can work with you to put together a lease agreement that addresses these and other pertinent issues to ensure that you and your prospective tenant(s) are on the same page and help you avoid conflicts that might strain your relationship. Contact one of our 13 Central Florida offices at (352) 690-7400 to speak to a member of our staff about any concerns you may have and how a member of our team may be able to help you.
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Legal Guidance on Land Development
Bogin, Munns & Munns can represent you if you are interested in developing land. In Florida, local ordinances set requirements for the development of land. Those rules and restrictions may vary substantially from one city to another, which is why it may be in your best interests to work with an Ocala real estate litigation lawyer who has an in-depth knowledge of the city’s laws.
The City of Ocala has a comprehensive plan for the municipality’s development and growth. The plan is designed to encourage business development in a coordinated and responsible way that will protect the health, safety, and welfare of people who live in the area, those who may come to visit, and the environment. The comprehensive plan includes rules on the use of land and other resources.
Sometimes developers purchase large tracts of land with the intention of subdividing them to create several parcels that can then be developed into individual properties. The City of Ocala has rules on the subdivision of land that are intended to control the effects of subdivisions on the city’s overall development. Those regulations address issues such as traffic, light, air, recreation, and drainage.
Developers must submit a site plan for review and approval before construction on a building may begin. The site plan must conform to Ocala’s zoning requirements, the city’s land development regulations, and other relevant laws in a way that is compatible with surrounding areas.
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Assistance for Builders, Owners, and Occupants of Properties
The state of Florida is prone to natural disasters, such as hurricanes. Leaders in Ocala and other cities therefore aim to ensure that buildings that are constructed within their limits are safe. Ocala’s building codes set requirements on wind loads and flood resistance. Rules are also in place to prevent other safety hazards, and permits are required for building improvements.
The City of Ocala has in place local environmental ordinances that apply to both property owners and occupants. Those rules are intended to protect the health and safety of the community. They address matters such as littering, recycling, and vacant properties.
Sometimes investors or developers are drawn to a particular building or community because of its historic charm. Developers may want to update a property to make it more modern and functional or better suited to the needs of the business that will occupy it. The City of Ocala has passed ordinances related to historic preservation that limit the types of changes that may be made to historic buildings.
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Get Professional Legal Representation for Real Estate Matters
Purchasing or leasing a property can be complex. Developing land and renovating an existing building each poses its own set of challenges. All properties are different, and in Florida, rules related to real estate vary from one community to another. If you bought or developed property in one Florida city, your experience in Ocala could be very different.
A real estate litigation lawyer who understands both relevant state laws and local ordinances can help you avoid mistakes that could delay your project and cost you money. Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns at (352) 690-7400 to talk to a member of our team about your plans and to discuss how we may be able to assist you.