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What Is Title Insurance & Why Do I Need It

By Sean Lopez / December 5, 2022 /

Buying a piece of real estate can be incredibly exciting. It can also be overwhelming, complete with obscure legal terms and unanticipated expenses. For example, your lawyer may recommend that you buy title insurance – but you may not even know what it is. Title insurance is a special type of insurance policy that protects…

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How to Remove/Recall Board Members From My HOA

By Sean Lopez / November 16, 2022 /

HOAs are always run by a group of board members, which can help with fairness in decision-making and improved decision-making power related to management processes. The downside to an HOA board is that sometimes there is a person who has broken the law who is on the board or who has been accused of doing…

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Can Code Compliance Liens be Reduced or Waived?

By Sean Lopez / November 16, 2022 /

Code enforcement liens are issued by code enforcement officers when a citation is needed to make someone aware of a civil infraction. These infractions are usually for local code violations, and they are followed by a judicial process that is carried out to enforce the code that has been neglected or violated. Code compliance is…

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What is a Code Compliance Lien Certification Hearing?

By Sean Lopez / November 6, 2022 /

No matter where you live, there will be certain codes that you need to follow in order to make the neighborhood look nice and to ensure that everyone is able to get along with one another. When you take good care of your home and keep up with some of the maintenance so no one…

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Should I Hire An Attorney To Represent Me At My Codes Compliance Hearing?

By Sean Lopez / August 18, 2022 /

A code compliance notice might seem like it is not that big of a deal. After all, there are many items that people are notified of that might allow you a few weeks to get back to them and deal with them. Even speeding tickets are not handled as an immediate concern in most states.…

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What Services Am I Legally Permitted To Offer As An Esthetician in Florida?

By Sean Lopez / August 14, 2022 /

Estheticians in Florida are required to know what services they are legally allowed to offer. Staying compliant with Florida law is important if you want to be allowed to continue to work in the esthetician field. There are updates to the services that are allowed from time to time as well, which is one of…

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What To Do If I Receive a Cease and Desist From the Department of Health?

By Sean Lopez / August 10, 2022 /

There are various businesses that are governed by the Florida Department of Health. These businesses include salons, medical care entities, food sales locations, and more. The rules and regulations that are set forth are unique for each kind of business and the Florida Department of Health is required to check on the status of businesses…

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What To Do If I Completed Unpermitted Improvements On My Property?

By Sean Lopez / August 5, 2022 /

Many homeowners each year complete improvements to their homes that are not permitted. Sometimes this is done with the knowledge that the permits were not put in place, but in other cases, this work is done without the knowledge that a permit was required. Sometimes the mistake is not even revealed until the homeowner goes…

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What to Do if I Bought a Home With Unpermitted Improvements in Florida?

By Sean Lopez / July 30, 2022 /

It might seem like it is not possible that you could end up buying a home that has had changes made to it without permits. This actually happens quite often in Florida and it can lead to lots of difficulties for the new owners who have taken possession of the property. Sometimes these difficulties are…

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What is a Code Compliance Violation in Florida?

By Sean Lopez / July 25, 2022 /

Florida has some unique laws and regulations that are related to code compliance violations. These laws are put in place to protect the beauty and safety of the neighborhoods that people live in and to maintain property values. Each jurisdiction has its own compliance requirements as well as its own code violation processes that are…

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