Real Estate Law
The real estate lawyers at Stok Kon + Braverman have represented individuals and businesses in South Florida. Our Broward County real estate lawyers have provided diligent assistance to business owners, property management companies, receivers, private equity lenders, condominium owners, homeowners, commercial property owners, landlords, and tenants. Our clients come from Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and other cities throughout Florida.
Stok Kon + Braverman can help you stay up to date with records and ongoing obligations that arise from a real estate transaction. After a closing, we provide our clients with user-friendly CDs containing all the information that they need, rather than swamping them in stacks of confusing paperwork. We also send electronic reminders over time for taxes and bills that are periodically due. Each of our clients receives a code to access his or her files at any given time. We also submit all of our documents electronically rather than sending papers to the recorder’s office. In short, we aim to make the legal process as easy and efficient as we can.Legal Representation in Commercial Matters
Our Broward County real estate attorneys handle the following types of commercial real estate matters:
- Reviewing, negotiating, and drafting commercial lease agreements;
- Analyzing property value;
- Undertaking title examination;
- Handling due diligence for potential investors and buyers;
- Assessing the return on investment on various property;
- Evaluating rezonings;
- Undertaking property entitlements;
- Handling loan closings; and
- Representing clients faced with code enforcement violations.
A commercial lease is a type of contract between a landlord and an entity to use a certain property to run a business. These agreements can extend to offices, retail spaces, warehouses, or a combination. Every commercial lease should contain provisions pertaining to how much rent will be paid each month or year and when it will be due. It also should cover the duration of the overall lease, including a specific beginning and ending date, and details about a security deposit, such as the amount, how and when it should be returned, and when it can be returned by the lessor. Helping review and draft complex commercial lease agreements is just one of the services we offer in the real estate realm.Assisting Homeowners in Residential Transactions
Our real estate lawyers represent Broward County residents and other clients in foreclosure defense, short sales, forbearances, deeds in lieu, title examination, and closings. In Florida, the most common type of foreclosure is judicial. When such an action is initiated, the borrower has 20 days to respond to the complaint. The foreclosing party is required to publish notice of sale for two straight weeks at least five days prior to the sale. Under Florida law, however, courts have the power to halt foreclosure proceedings if mediation is underway.
Once the house is sold, the eviction process is part of the foreclosure action because the right to possession is included in the judgment. After a certificate of title is issued, the foreclosing party can file a motion for writ of possession. If the motion is granted, the writ is posted to the house, and the occupants have 24 hours to move out of the premises. We are accustomed to handling the urgent, time-sensitive issues that arise from foreclosures, and we can help you understand your rights and options.Seasoned Real Estate Attorneys Serving Broward County
At Stok Kon + Braverman, we offer skilled property attorneys who can help you with legal matters pertaining to every aspect of real estate transactions in Fort Lauderdale or the nearby communities. Whether you are seeking a return of an escrow deposit, pursuing construction litigation, or simply hoping for advice in regard to a significant purchase, we can help. To set up a consultation regarding a real estate matter, call us today at 954-237-1777 or contact us online.