Call for an appointment: 305.669.5280

LANDLORD TENANT MOLD ISSUES IN SOUTH FLORIDA

SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LAWYERS

LANDLORD TENANT LAW

Whether you are a tenant in South Florida housing that is experiencing mold, or a landlord in South Florida being told by your tenant that the property has mold, the solution is not always easy.  Living in such close proximity to the water, it is almost impossible to not find a property in South Florida that does not have the presence of mold. And not all mold is dangerous, life threatening or hazardous.  However, some mold is and that is where things can get very scary.

Florida landlord tenant law is governed by Florida Statutes Chapter 83.  Chapter 83 makes the landlord responsible for providing habitable conditions in a property rented. This means air, water and conditions that do not cause health concerns. However, many residential leases contain clauses that opt out of Florida landlord tenant law Chapter 83, and the tenant signs that he accepts the property as is and that at the time of signing there is no  mold.

Many residential landlord tenant leases also require notice to the landlord and opportunity to correct the issue, which could mean calling a mold remediation company to assess the existence of mold, type of mold and remove it.  Mold also causes severe property damages when spores attach to sofas, and clothing, aggravating the situation and out of pocket damages even more.

If you suspect you have mold in your real estate property, call an attorney right away.  Often if handled from the beginning, there are no delays and the issue can be resolved immediately.  We can review your lease at no cost to you and advise what is the best course of action.

At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA we have been representing landlords and tenants for over 17 years.  We are knowledgeable in all aspects of landlord tenant law and ready to assist you with your needs. Call today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of real estate matters for over 17 years. If you have an issue with a residential lease commercial lease, landlord tenant law, real estate contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TITLE COMPANY – SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LAWYER

SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LAWYER

TITLE SERVICES – TITLE COMPANY

Buyers and seller alike should always hire an attorney to represent them and their interests for a real estate closing and real estate transaction. Whether you are buying in Miami Dade County and require the title company to represent you, examine the property title, and prepare a title commitment, or you are a seller of real estate and require not only contract review and revisions, but assistance with document preparation, you must always hire an attorney.

While many states only allow real estate attorneys  to conduct real estate closings, Florida is not one of them. Therefore, many sellers opt to use the title company selected by the buyer in order to represent them. However, that opposing party title company does not represent you. They will charge a fee for document preparation, or settlement services, but at the end of the day, if there is an issue, you are on  your own.

Seller services can include contract preparation, contract review, addendums, inspections negotiations for credits, and a host of different documents required whether the seller is a trust, or a company. There are also issues relating to death of the title holder or liens on the property. 

As a buyer,  the title company will also help with contract preparation or review, run title, run lien searches and prepare closing statements.

While no two real estate transactions are ever alike, no matter whether you are on the seller side or the buyer side, do not go it alone.

At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, P.A. we have been assisting foreigners, both buyers and sellers, with their real estate needs since 1999.  We are a full service title company and extremely knowledgeable in FIRPTA rules and regulations.

Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we will handle all of the details and represent you from contract to closing.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Short Sales
  • Debt Settlements
  • Negotiations

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of real estate problems for 17 years. If you have an issue with a contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

REAL ESTATE – FLORIDA PENDING HOME SALES HIT A SLUMP

SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LAWYER

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in Florida is down by 1.3 percent for the month of April.  This is a decline from sales last  year for the same given time.  Despite the decline however, prices remain constant, up from last year at this time.  Pending real estate home sales may be down due to strengthening of the U.S. Dollar, making some property unaffordable to buyers.  The South Florida real estate market has also experienced a dramatic rise in condominium developments, signaling a higher volume of inventory, driving some prices down.

Mortgage rates for real estate purchases continue to be at an all time low, but certified appraisals are also at an all time low, signaling delays in closings as well.

The following reflects the pending home sales regionally for April 2017.  Source:  National Association of Relators

 

 

 

 

 

Some sellers may need to wait it out if they don’t get their asking price. Miami and South Florida has always been a hot market and is expected to remain so.

At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, P.A. we have been assisting foreigners, both buyers and sellers, with their real estate needs since 1999.  We are a full service title company and extremely knowledgeable in FIRPTA rules and regulations.

Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we will handle all of the details and represent you from contract to closing.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Short Sales
  • Debt Settlements
  • Negotiations

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of real estate problems for 17 years. If you have an issue with a contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

U.S. REAL ESTATE SALES EXPECTED TO BE DRIVEN BY FOREIGN BUYERS


SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LAWYER

The U.S. real estate market, particularly South Florida, while always bolstered by international homebuyers, is expected to be predominantly driven by international buyers in the coming years.  Foreigners or home buyers who are neither U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, are expected to increase sales and rents of homes in the United States. 

The majority of foreign buyers are from China, topping Canada from last year.  The bulk of future home purchases are being made in Florida with 22 percent, California with 15 percent and Texas with 10 percent.  Source: National Association of Realtors.

Foreigners find the United States and U.S. real estate a great place to invest, specially with countries where the political arena is unstable or in an uproar, like Venezuela and Panama.

At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, P.A. we have been assisting foreigners, both buyers and sellers, with their real estate needs since 1999.  We are a full service title company and extremely knowledgeable in FIRPTA rules and regulations.

Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we will handle all of the details and represent you from contract to closing.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Short Sales
  • Debt Settlements
  • Negotiations

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of real estate problems for 17 years. If you have an issue with a contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

FIRPTA considerations in today’s changed landscape

SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LAWYERS

FIRPTA law, which stands for the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act, recently changed last year, increasing the withholding from 10% to 15%.  Many foreign sellers who enter into Residential real estate contracts, are not aware of this FIRPTA withholding requirement.  Foreign sellers believe that because they don’t pay federal income taxes in the United States, then they are immune from declaring any profits on real estate sales transactions or filing tax returns. This is false.

Any seller of real estate is required to disclose the sale to the Internal Revenue Service and if a foreigner, then 15% of the gross sales price will be withheld at the time of closing and remitted to the Internal Revenue Service.

Additional forms are then required to be filled out and sent to the IRS and eventually a tax return which if the amount of tax on the sale is less, the FIRPTA withholding difference is then refunded.

There are numerous exemptions to FIRPTA withholding requirements, for example if the sales prices is less then $300,000.00, if the buyer is going to live in the property, and countless others.

However many title companies and even attorneys are not familiar with exemptions and retain the funds regardless.

At the Law Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA., we have over 17 years experience assisting buyers of real estate and sellers, with their real estate needs.  Attorney Jacqueline Salcines is not only a real estate attorney but also an accountant and able to provide advice regarding FIRPTA and other tax issues. Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • FIRPTA considerations
  • Short Sales
  • Debt Settlements
  • Negotiations

When you have legal concerns related to  FIRPTA issues  the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines is here to help. Our real estate attorney has been serving the community for 17 years. We work hard to ensure personalized legal representation by carefully attending to each individual matter.

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of real estate problems for 17 years. If you have an issue with a contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

FLORIDA REAL ESTATE CLOSING AND PURCHASE

SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LAWYERS

Are you purchasing real estate in Florida?  Are you about to enter into a real estate contract and relying on your realtor to guide you around the maze of legal terms and obligations?   At the Law Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA., we have over 17 years experience assisting buyers of real estate and sellers, with their real estate needs.

Whether you are about to sign a contract and need the Real Estate Contract to be reviewed, or selling and don’t know what is being presented to you to sign, allow the Real Estate Law Firm of Jacqueline A. Salcines to guide you.

We are a full service title company and handle closings from beginning to end.

When it comes to title insurance and closing services, we are your real estate attorney.  We make sure that your interests are protected. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we will handle all of the details and represent you from contract to closing.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Short Sales
  • Debt Settlements
  • Negotiations

When you have legal concerns related to  real estate or probate, the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines is here to help. Our real estate attorney has been serving the community for 17 years. We work hard to ensure personalized legal representation by carefully attending to each individual matter.

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of real estate problems for 17 years. If you have an issue with a contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

CANCELLATION OF A TIMESHARE CONTRACT – VACATION RENTAL CONTRACT

SOUTH FLORIDA

DEBT SETTLEMENT –  LOSS MITIGATION LAWYERS

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of landlord tenant matters for 17 years.

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

SETTLING CREDIT CARD DEBT – DEBT SETTLEMENT ATTORNEY

SOUTH FLORIDA

DEBT SETTLEMENT –  LOSS MITIGATION LAWYERS

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of landlord tenant matters for 17 years.

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

AIRBNB – SHORT TERM RENTALS PERMITTED IN FLORIDA

SOUTH FLORIDA

LANDLORD/TENANT LAWYERS

 

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of landlord tenant matters for 17 years.

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

FLORIDA LANDLORD TENANT LAWYER

SOUTH FLORIDA

LANDLORD/TENANT LAWYERS

The relationships between landlords and tenants can involve a host of complex issues. It’s a contractual relationship, usually formalized with a written rental agreement or “lease.”  Like all relationships, sometimes things go sour.

At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA we bring over 17 years experience  in resolving landlord tenant disputes, both for residential and commercial contracts in Miami and throughout South Florida.

Our Landlord Tenant services include:

  • Failure to pay rent
  • Damage to property
  • Nuisance
  • Violations of lease provisions
  • Premises liability
  • Maintenance/Repair
  • Eviction proceedings
  • Holdover tenants
  • Abandoned property
  • Security deposit disputes

A well-crafted lease with clear terms can often make resolving disagreements easier and faster. There are many situations in which an attorney can help guide you to an efficient and cost-effective solution. Sometimes, litigation may not be necessary. A few strongly-worded notices from your lawyer can be a powerful motivator.

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of landlord tenant matters for 17 years.

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly: J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com

TRUST |  COMMITMENT  | RESULTS

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
SECOND FLOOR
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280

Email:  J.Salcines@Salcineslaw.com