What Tenants Should Know Before Signing a Commercial Lease

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, August 20th, 2018

A commercial lease represents a significant commitment for your business. Commercial leases often are not subject to the same consumer protection laws as residential ones, so it is important to understand exactly what you are committing to and to negotiate the best possible terms. Before you sign such

How Florida Landlords Should Handle a Deceased Tenant’s Personal Property

By: Joe Alexander Posted on: Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Recently, ABC Action News (WFTS Tampa Bay) reported a story about what can happen when a tenant dies during a residential lease. A Vietnam veteran who had rented a Tampa apartment while receiving treatment at a VA Hospital, died suddenly in the middle of his lease term. His two sisters came from out-of-state to settle

Getting Rid of Squatters Living In Your Florida Home

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Friday, May 30th, 2014

When a squatter who moved into a New Port Ritchey home told police he had an agreement to live there while renovating the home, police were unable to remove him as the claim made it a civil matter. Tampa real estate attorney explains how home owners who are in similar situations will need to proceed to remove a squatter when such claims are made.

Five Reasons to Bring a Quiet Title Action

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

A quiet title action is a lawsuit in which the plaintiff asks the court to declare that the plaintiff has sole legal title to a piece of property.  In the lawsuit, the plaintiff should name any person or entity that might possibly have an ownership claim to the property as a defendant. Here are some