Real Estate

Don’t Miss The Homestead Filing Deadline!

The deadline for filing for the Florida Homestead Tax Exemption is March 1, 2020.  If you purchased a new primary residence in 2019, don’t assume the closing agent or the bank will file your Homestead Exemption application form.  You are responsible for doing it if you want the exemption! If you don’t know what the

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Real Estate Contract Victory

This past June (2018), Mackey Law Group lawyers were in court again, trying a hotly contested real estate related case. See the below portion of the 19-page Sarasota Circuit Court ruling. Once again, Mackey Law Group has attained justice for our clients, overcoming the various tactics of the defendants and their “Board Certified in Business

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The Proof is in the Paperwork: How Trying to Evict a Tenant Without Proper Notice Can Damage a Landlord

If you are a landlord and a tenant has violated his lease; but, refuses to leave, you want them removed as quickly as possible to restart positive cash flow. This is an issue that unfortunately many landlords face, and unless the landlord is well-versed with the Landlord Tenant Act, it can be a bigger problem

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Florida’s Homestead Law Protects Spouses and Minor Children

This is our second blog in a series of three discussing Florida’s homestead laws. Florida provides broad protection for homeowners of a primary residence in the state. The three general types of homestead protections are: The homestead tax exemption; Protection for spouses against the sale of the homestead without their joinder and protection for spouses

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Florida’s Homestead Property Tax Exemption

Florida provides broad protection for homeowners via its homestead exemption laws.  There are three general types of homestead exemptions under Florida law: Exemption from forced sale before and at death to meet the demands of creditors; Protection for spouses against the sale of the homestead without their joinder and protection for spouses and minor children against

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Splitting-Up Property

People, even husbands, wives, and relatives, often own property with others; whether it is a home or a vehicle. And it is typical that one owner pays more of the expenses than the other or other disagreements arise between the owners. When two property owners cannot agree, this can create a stalemate where they no

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