Legal Q&A

June 25, 2020

You Could Be the Fall Guy for Your Seller’s Lies

When Kristen Martinez and her family bought a home in the Seattle area two years ago, she specifically asked about the electrical wiring. “We had been told [by the seller] when we bought the house that there was no knob-and-tube wiring,” Martinez says. This older form of electrical wiring ...

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Dec. 17, 2019

Does a transaction broker represent the transaction or the person?

A common phrase attorneys on Florida Realtors Legal Hotline hear is that a licensee “represents the transaction” when working with a buyer, seller or both in a transaction broker relationship. This isn’t technically correct because a transaction broker provides a limited form of representation to a person, unless they’re providing ...

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Nov. 27, 2019

How Can I Get Out of a New Construction Condo Contract?

Question: Several years ago, I signed a contract to buy a new construction condo unit. I have made all the required deposits, and we are six months from closing. I found out I have to relocate for my job. What can I do? – Don

Answer: Many things can happen ...

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Nov. 26, 2019

See you in court! 10 ways agents typically get slapped with lawsuits

Real estate agents are particularly vulnerable when it comes to getting sued. With tons of details, multiple clients and valuable properties, it’s all too easy for things to slip through the cracks.

Even the slightest mistake could end up costing you a lot of money, a lot of stress and ...

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Nov. 4, 2019

Who Fixes the Pipe Behind a Condo Wall?

Question: Is our condominium association responsible for what is behind the walls? We have a pipe running from our air handler to the condenser that they say I am responsible for replacing due to a leak. It is a four-story building, and I’m on the ground floor, so it is ...

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