Eviction Orders: Florida’s Local, State and Federal Moratoriums

April 3, 2020
Various orders have been issued by Federal, State and Local Government authorities concerning evictions. This article summarizes the various laws and executive orders as they apply to Florida property owners.

Closings on Track with Technology Assist

March 26, 2020
We continue to accommodate closings for purchases and refinances. The vendors we work with for lien searches, surveys and title work have been hard at work assisting in getting across the finish line with our closings.

Marriage Penalty Removed for Conveyances Between Spouses

February 15, 2020
When you purchase a property prior to marriage you take title as co-tenants (similar to a partnership). The default language for taking title between non-spouses is “John Doe and Jane Doe” or “as co-tenants.” Under Florida Law this assumes each owns fifty percent of the property. This has certain implications for survivorship and devise, especially…

Commercial Rental Sales Tax Decrease, Surtax Increase

November 16, 2018
Effective January 1, 2019, there will be a decrease in the sales tax rate for renting, leasing, letting or granting a license to use commercial real estate. The rate will fall from 5.8% to 5.7%. Examples of real property subject to the real property rental sales tax include commercial office space or retail space, warehouses,…

FRS re-enrollment in 2017

February 2, 2017
The Florida Retirement System (FRS) has a major flaw which disincentives reemployment by individuals who were employed by the state prior to July 1, 2010 and have "received a benefit" (i.e. rolledover or withdrew funds) from FRS and then became reemployed by the State. In 2010, the Florida legislature enacted what it referred to as…