Zipris LaValle’s Real Estate Law Practice spans all areas of real estate – from environmental, zoning, and land use issues around a new development to construction of your next home. In Florida, our firm and most other real estate practices serve as title insurance agents. This allows us to both represent our client to assure that title to the property is suitable and then to issue a title insurance policy for additional protection.
We offer a full service landlord-tenant practice for landlords and tenants throughout South Florida. If you are a landlord or tenant in need of experienced legal representation, contact Zipris LaValle today to speak with an attorney at our firm.
Our attorneys are able to handle all types of landlord-tenant matters, including:
- Commercial and residential rental properties
- Habitability concerns (unsafe and unsanitary living conditions)
- Landlord defense
- Landlord-tenant litigation
- Leases and rental agreements
- Public and private nuisance
- Security deposit disputes
- Tenant defense
- Violation of lease terms
Contract Draft and Review Services
For landlords, we draft and review lease agreements, eviction notices and other written documents. For tenants, we review lease and rental agreements. Because a number of rental terms may be negotiated, we can suggest changes to contract terms for residential and commercial renters. We handle contract negotiations as well.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Most landlord-tenant disputes can be avoided through careful contract preparation and negotiation. When disputes cannot be avoided, it is essential to have an attorney who is comfortable in the courtroom. Our attorneys have extensive experience in eviction proceedings and other contested landlord-tenant disputes.
Homeowner Association Disputes
Living in a home that is subject to the constraints of a homeowners association can be very frustrating. As a property owner, you feel that you should have a significant say in how you enjoy your property, but that is not always the case. Homeowners associations (HOA) may take unlawful action as to what you can place on your property, when you can make necessary repairs and how you may enjoy your property. We can represent your interests in the following types of HOA matters:
- CC & R violations
- Common area disputes
- Failure to make repairs
- Florida and federal statute compliance
(elections, financial matters, assessments, meetings)
- Reserve study compliance
Know Your Rights
Florida Law provides protections for condo, townhome and other property owners subject to an HOA. Florida statutes provide legal remedies for property owners who have been treated unjustly by their HOA. In addition to state law, property owners have contractual rights and may be able to receive legal relief if their HOA has violated the terms of their association documents.
Real Estate Transactions
At Zipris LaValle, our lawyers assist clients with a full range of residential and commercial real estate transactions. We tailor our approach to meet the individual needs of our clients. We can help you through purchase, sale, negotiation, and, if necessary, litigation of disputed matters. Our real estate attorneys represent sellers, buyers, investors, landlords, tenants and operators of residential and commercial property. Our firm is able to represent clients in all types of real estate transactions, such as:
- ADR demands
- HOA compliance / general representation regarding HOA-related requirements
- Joint venture agreements / land owning LLCs
- Lease agreements (residential and commercial)
- Loan modifications/short sales/deeds in lieu of foreclosure
- Purchase and sales agreements (residential and commercial)
- Opinion letters
Our understanding of local and regional real estate markets and related legal issues benefit all of our clients, whether they are purchasing, selling, or managing property throughout South Florida. Our experienced real estate attorneys can help you understand your rights and obligations, while at the same time simplifying complex processes. Given the expense and complexity of most real estate transactions, an experienced real estate attorney on your side is a must. Our firm provides personalized and highly responsive legal service that can be essential in the fast moving world of real estate transactions.
Real Estate Litigation
Zipris LaValle handles all manner of residential and commercial real estate litigation for a wide array of clients. Our firm handles all manner of real estate litigation, including:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Commission disputes
- Contract disputes
- Escrow disputes
- HOA/PUD litigation
- Landlord/tenant disputes
- Neighbor disputes
- Partition actions
- Purchase and sale disputes
- Wrongful foreclosure
We work closely with you to provide a comprehensive legal plan designed to achieve positive results that match your individualized needs. Our attorneys have a strong record of success in and out of the courtroom and deliver aggressive and cost-efficient representation.