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Homeowners' Associations Could Face Liability for Bear Attacks

June 23, 2016 — It is sometimes said that law is what separates humans from wild animals. While humans have been developing laws since the Code of Hammurabi, they have also been developing land, so much so that both commercial and residential projects

Open Permits Can Open Up Issues for Property Owners

June 16, 2016 — Permits are often an overlooked component of real estate transactions. So-called “open” permits can cause headaches for owners who are selling or financing their property.

Open Permits Can Cause Headaches For Property Owners

April 11, 2016 — Permits are often an overlooked component of real estate transactions. So-called “open” permits can cause headaches for owners who are selling or financing their property.

Legal Issues Associated With Selling & Purchasing Failed Residential Subdivisions In Florida

March 18, 2016 — There are many ways to acquire a distressed residential subdivision for what may seem to be a bargain price. Whether an investor is buying the property at a foreclosure sale or purchasing a defaulted mortgage loan on the property

Bear rules could mean $100 fines to Seminole residents who don't lock trash

December 03, 2015 — Amid rising concerns over black-bear encounters, Seminole County could become Florida's first local government to impose fines on people who don't lock up their trash or who unwittingly lure bruins into residential communities.

Seminole County could begin issuing fines under proposed bear ordinance

November 24, 2015 — Seminole County could become the first local government in Florida to fine people who leave out food or trash where bears can get at it to eat it.

What to know as Seminole mulls bear-resistant trash cans for residents

October 11, 2015 — When a bear sees a neighborhood garbage can, it thinks of one thing: easy dinner.

Bear-wise rules in Wingfield Reserve aim to protect people, bears

October 03, 2015 — Bears that lumber into Jay Exum's yard in Seminole County get their picture taken. Remote, tree-mounted cameras around his property which backs up to the Wekiwa River conservation area often capture images of bruins snooping for food

Acquiring Failed Subdivisions: The Risk of Tyrannical HOAs

September 14, 2015 — Developers and builders who wish to acquire a failed developer’s residential subdivision, when there are existing homeowners in the subdivision, should BEWARE that a statutory turnover of HOA control may have occurred!

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