Your Rights as a Florida Homeowner: Everything You Should Know
Whether you are a first-time homeowner or if this is your second or third house, it is crucial that you know your rights as a homeowner in Florida. The laws concerning real estate in Florida can easily become convoluted. This is why it is important that you have the counsel of a legal professional to keep you informed on everything you need to know concerning your rights.
The Law Offices of Daryl L. Jones, P.A., is a South Florida real estate law firm led by Attorney Daryl L. Jones. Attorney Daryl L. Jones has more than 30 years of experience assisting clients in all of their real estate legal needs. When it comes to being a homeowner, you should know your rights to ensure you know what to do in the event of a legal dispute concerning your property.
What Are Your Rights as a Florida Homeowner?
When you decide to purchase a home, you will likely make a significant financial and personal investment to secure your property. Owning property is one of the most beneficial assets that a person can have. That is why it is important to know your Homeowner property rights so you can protect yourself and your home in the event of a legal dispute. Homeowner property rights in the state of Florida include:
- The right to acquire, possess, and protect your property
- The right to use and enjoy your property
- The right to exclude others from your property
- The right to dispose of your property
- The right to due process when someone sues you concerning your property
- The right to just compensation for property taken for a public purpose
- The right to relief, or payment of compensation, when a new law, rule, regulation, or ordinance of the state or a political entity unfairly affects your property
After purchasing property in the state of Florida, it is imperative that you understand your rights in order to avoid any legal disputes that may arise. Some common legal issues that homeowners may face include property title disputes, claims that the Homeowner Association directors breached their duties, or financial matters like whether you are obligated to pay certain fines and assessments. For help with legal disputes and to protect your rights and interests in your Florida home, contact a trusted real estate lawyer.
Florida Homeowner Rights in Regards to HOAs
In addition to the above rights, there are other rights Florida homeowners have when dealing with their Homeowner’s Associations. Florida homeowners have the right to view community HOA documents at any time. These documents include:
- The covenants and restrictions
- Community bylaws
- Homeowner Association financial information
A written notice must be given to the board in advance in order for the homeowner to view the information. If you are unsure about your rights regarding your home or other property in Florida, you should consult a trusted South Florida real estate attorney.
Protect Your Rights With the Help of a Florida Real Estate Lawyer
Attorney Daryl L. Jones of The Law Offices of Daryl L. Jones, P.A, is knowledgeable on all matters concerning homeowner’s rights in Florida. With over 30 years of experience, Daryl L. Jones has the skills to help clients understand their rights and how these rights may affect any legal dispute you could face. Whether you have just purchased your first home or have been in your house for several years, our law firm offers legal assistance to clients dealing with any legal dispute concerning their property.
Regardless of how long you have been a homeowner, you should always know your rights and how to protect your property. Attorney Daryl L. Jones is dedicated to helping you with all of your real estate legal needs. To schedule a free initial strategy session, contact us here or call 786-876-9604.