For many, the purchase or sale of real estate is the largest financial transaction they will engage in during their lifetimes. When issues arise during this process, large amounts of money are at stake. There is also a lot of paperwork, which can be overwhelming. That’s why it is important to have a real estate attorney involved and at your side (regardless of buyer/seller position). He or she will be well acquainted with all of the documents, be able to explain them to you and make sure that your interests are protected.

Orlando Legal offers representation to clients in residential and commercial real estate matters, including assistance with negotiation and execution of contracts, lease agreements, financing documents, review of title, title insurance, and closing.

Please review our list of Real Estate services below.  Services with a  can be expanded to view more information.

Foreclosure Representation

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From initial contact with the debtor through title transfer, we are ready to protect your rights against aggressive foreclosure tactics often employed by lenders.

Homeowners Associations / Condominium Associations

Governing Documents and Collections

Homeowners associations and condominium associations (HOAs) can regulate a wide variety of activities, including paint colors, pets and lawn care. At Orlando Legal, we represent homeowners associations and residents throughout the Orlando area resolve their property-related disputes. We also help homeowners associations draft bylaws and regulations that are in compliance with Florida law.

Common HOA regulations include:

  • The appearance of homes, including the exterior paint colors, siding and roofing
  • Fences
  • Landscaping, including the types of flowers that can be planted
  • Hedges and shrubs
  • Swing sets
  • Basketball hoops
  • Mailboxes
  • Tool sheds, including the style, color and location
  • Pets
  • In-home businesses

HOAs provide order and stability for their residents. The rules and regulations governing homeowners help ensure lawns are mowed, homes are well-cared for and home values aren’t negatively affected by a neglected structure. However, when homeowners feel the rules and regulations are too strict, or homeowners associations feel homeowners have disregarded regulations, disputes may arise.

At Orlando Legal, our attorneys represent both homeowners and HOAs during legal disputes regarding the association’s regulations and association dues collection. We work with homeowners and HOAs to resolve their disputes out of court, avoid the time and costs of litigation, and preserve personal relationships.

Real Estate Closings

The goal of a closing is to transfer ownership. It is important to thoroughly investigate titles to ensure they are free of encumbrances, prepare documents for closing, communicate with lenders, issue and record titles, and advise clients on their legal rights and responsibilities during and after the transaction.

Whether you are the lender or the property buyer or seller, our real estateattorneys are ready to handle every aspect of your Central Florida real estate deal, including:

  • Reviewing and drafting purchase offers and sales contracts
  • Reviewing mortgage documents
  • Correcting problems with titles
  • Reviewing, revising and drafting commercial lease agreements
  • Quiet title transfers
  • Landlord-tenant rights and title issues
  • Short sale closings
  • Condo association and homeowners association (HOA) documents
  • Representation in foreclosure proceedings

Short Sale Negotiation and Closings

Owing more than your home is worth leaves you in a difficult spot; negotiations with lender can be challenging and it’s important to follow all the lender’s steps and negotiate to get the property sold while not leaving you with still having to pay the lender on the deficiency.

We offer quality service based on close attention to detail. We understand the negotiating process and the financial expectations that result in a successful short sale. We use our experience to recognize potential roadblocks before the parties get to the closing table — resulting in a clean closing with no surprises and no delays. That is the benefit of having an experienced real estate lawyer at the table – not just a realtor.

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