Legal News Archive

Florida Realtors Legal Hotline is a great resource and free member benefit, but you may not need us. Many callers ask basic-information type questions, like, “There are so many riders – which one should I use?” Here are answers to your simplest questions.

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What if a buyer and seller sign a contract but the buyer fails to submit the agreed-upon deposit?  Some Realtors think the seller is then free to relist the property – but if they call the Legal Hotline to confirm it, they find the issue isn’t quite that simple.

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During negotiations, a listing broker created a dual (variable rate) commission arrangement on the fly and reached an agreement. But they didn’t have time to disclose that change to a potential cooperating broker. Does the Code require disclosure every single time, no matter what?

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The Florida Realtors/Florida Bar contract has clauses that deal with casualty and bad-weather events. Here are the top four in the AS IS contract.

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The nation’s consumer bureau (CFPB) found a drop in refinances and increase in buyers, with all minority groups gaining ground in the share of homes purchased.

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Real Estate Q&A: The condo board hired a firm to remove iguanas from common areas. Can they do that without a vote? Yes, under the “business judgement rule.”

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Fla. Supreme Court will decide if a Sarasota County resident was entitled to a full homestead property-tax exemption after renting 2 bedrooms to tenants.

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