Clouded titles can kill a real estate deal.
If a property cannot be sold or is deemed unmarketable for any reason related to the seller’s ownership of the property or problems with documents in the seller’s chain of title, the seller is said to have “defective title” or has “a title defect.” Our firm has the experience and ability to quickly and efficiently assist you in the resolution of any defect in title.
Good fences make good neighbors.
A property line dispute can be a sensitive subject. Our firm has a real estate attorney experienced in boundary line disputes and can help you negotiate this tricky topic and hopefully keep you and your neighbor on good terms.
It is important for homeowners, businesses and landowners to understand whether a piece of property is affected by easements, how to interpret the writing creating the easements, and how the right to use the easements may be exercised.
When you are facing a dispute over an easement or boundary issue on or near your property, contact our firm for a consultation and we can assist.
Is stormwater running off your neighbor’s property and damaging your home?
In general, a neighbor will not be responsible for damage to your property caused by runoff from naturally occurring rain and land conditions. However, your neighbor cannot landscape his or her land, or alter his or her property in some way that causes more water to run onto your land than would otherwise naturally occur. Our firm is experienced with stormwater runoff issues in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Crestview, Destin, Mary Esther, and Walton County, and can assist you in resolving stormwater drainage issues.
Is your neighbor building a dock that crosses over into your view from your backyard?
To legally build a dock in Florida, then (1) it must be permitted (or exempted), and (2) it must not encroach (be built on) the riparian lands of neighboring properties. If you find yourself waking up on a Saturday morning to find your neighbor constructing a dock that intrudes on your property, then you need to act fast, because if you wait to act until after the dock is completed, then it might be too late. Our firm is experienced with dock construction issues and can assist you. If you live in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville, Shalimar, or Walton County, then call us if you have a dock issue.
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