Commercial real estate transactions and projects are often complicated. Many factors can come into play, including the location and characteristics of a property, how the owner plans to use it, and state and local laws. Since 1979, Bogin, Munns & Munns has represented clients from all walks of life, both individuals and businesses, in legal matters. We employ a team of attorneys who work in a variety of practice areas, including commercial real estate.
Our firm has 13 offices located across Central Florida to serve clients who need legal advice and representation. We have worked on behalf of small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, developers, builders, contractors, landlords, and tenants. We understand the needs and concerns of various stakeholders and pride ourselves in providing respectful, attentive, and responsive service to our clients.
If you need legal advice or representation for a commercial real estate matter, the team at Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to help. Call our office at 407-578-9696 to speak with a member of our staff.
Assistance With a Commercial Development Project
If you want to purchase a piece of land for commercial development in Kissimmee, or if you would like to modify or expand an existing commercial building, you will have to make sure that your plans comply with local laws and regulations. Working with a Kissimmee commercial real estate lawyer may prove to be highly beneficial. Failing to conduct the appropriate research could delay the project or prevent you from moving ahead with your plans at all.
Under Kissimmee Land Development Code Chapter 14-2:, zoning ordinances specify where businesses may be built, how large a building may be, and how far it must be from a property line. The city is divided into a series of districts for planning purposes. Areas are designated for agriculture, single-family and multi-family homes, and residential/professional business use. Kissimmee has several types of commercial districts, as well as a historic preservation district where exterior modifications are restricted.
Before you choose a building or piece of land to purchase, you should make sure that the way you want to use it would not violate any local zoning ordinances. Under Kissimmee Title V: Licenses and Business Regulations, a business license will not be issued if there is any question regarding whether the proposed business violates zoning rules.
If you want to construct, modify, or expand a commercial building, the project will have to adhere to the Kissimmee Title XIII: Building Regulations, which includes regulations on wind load, variances to prevent flooding, and other measures. Your proposed project will need to be reviewed and approved. Permits will be required, and building officials have the authority to revoke a permit or approve one if work on the project violates or fails to conform to the Florida Building Code or other relevant ordinances.
A Kissimmee commercial real estate lawyer can help you understand the regulations related to construction and development in the city. An attorney can answer your questions and conduct research on your behalf to help you choose a property that is well suited to your plans. If you have questions about zoning ordinances and building codes in Kissimmee, call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (407) 578-9696 to talk to a member of our staff about how we may be able to assist you.
Legal Guidance on Maintenance, Health, and Safety Issues
A building, whether it is a restaurant, office building, or apartment complex, must meet guidelines for safety. If a structure does not meet Kissimmee Code of Compliance §13-4-5, a building official may require it to be repaired, vacated, or demolished.
Exterior areas, sidewalks, driveways, fences, and walls at a commercial property must be kept in a proper state of repair. The lawn should be well maintained, and trash should be disposed of properly. Both exterior and interior structures should be sanitary, structurally sound, and in good repair. The premises should be free of pests and rodents. Storage of hazardous substances must meet Kissimmee Title VI: Fire and Health standards on the prevention of fire or environmental hazards.
The exterior of a residential property, such as an apartment building, must be kept clean, safe, and in sanitary condition. That means that trash should be removed regularly and that the landscaping, paved surfaces, accessory structures, fences, and walls should be kept in good repair. The interior of a residential building should also be sanitary and in good repair. It should be equipped with smoke alarms, and any problems with insects or rodents should be addressed to prevent an infestation.
Get Professional Legal Advice and Representation
The process of finding and buying a commercial property or a tract of land on which to construct a commercial building can be complex. Since each property is unique, and since both state laws and local ordinances may apply, you should be sure that you understand any requirements and restrictions that may affect a building or piece of land you are considering, so you can make an informed decision.
A Kissimmee commercial real estate lawyer can explain state and local laws and regulations to help you appreciate the legal implications of purchasing a particular property. An attorney can advise you on matters related to zoning, construction, permits, maintenance, repairs, and safety, so you will be better prepared to decide which property would be best suited to your needs and goals and to comply with any relevant laws and avoid construction delays and fines.
If you need legal representation for a commercial real estate transaction or assistance in navigating the development process, call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (407) 578-9696 to discuss your objectives and any concerns you may have with a member of our team. If you would like to talk to one of our attorneys in person, we can arrange a meeting at the office that is most convenient for you.