Land Disputes

BERNHARDT RILEY Land Disputes Boundary Disputes Disagreements over the location of a property line and inaccurate legal descriptions of a purchased property often lead to boundary disputes in Florida. Whether the disputes arise from the sale of a property, a fence that has encroached onto a neighboring property, a tree that has been planted or … Read More

Tax Certificates & Tax Deeds

BERNHARDT RILEY Tax Certificates & Tax Deeds Certificates & Deeds Tax certificates will be issued in Florida by the taxing authority when the owner of real property fails to pay property taxes. In turn, these certificates are sold at public auction. It’s important to keep in mind that a tax certificate does not transfer any … Read More

Failure To Disclose

BERNHARDT RILEY Failure To Disclose Seller’s Duty to disclose under Johnson v. Davis During the sale of a property, a seller’s failure to disclose any latent issues of which the seller was aware may result in serious legal consequences. However, sellers of Florida homes or properties are not held responsible for defects of which they have … Read More

Landlord/Tenant Issues

BERNHARDT RILEY Landlord/Tenant Issues Florida law requires very specific timelines and procedures that a landlord or property manager must comply with in attempting to eviction of a tenant and in order to avoid a dismissal of their case. Likewise, a tenant must also abide by certain timelines in order to prevent a default and grant … Read More

Florida Condominium Law

BERNHARDT RILEY Florida Condominium Law Whether you are an HOA or condominium owner, you may be faced with issues concerning the Florida Condominium Act, disaster recovery, hurricane claims, water and mold damage, injury claims in common areas, covenant enforcements, budget increases, enforcement claims, leasing restrictions, and lien foreclosures. Whether you are forced to deal with … Read More

Mechanics Lien

BERNHARDT RILEY Mechanics Lien The Florida legislature enacted the Florida Construction Lien Law (Mechanic’s Liens) in order to protect the rights of all parties to the construction process, including owners, contractors, and subcontractors. Bernhardt Riley helps to draft and interpret of all forms contemplated by the Florida Construction Lien Law, including: Notices of Commencement Notices … Read More

Toxic Mold & Water Intrusions

BERNHARDT RILEY Toxic Mold & Water Intrusions Toxic Mold Water intrusions, busted water pipes, roofing damages, defective construction and even faulty dehumidifiers can all lead to the occurrence of toxic mold from excessive moisture in your home. The resulting toxic mold can ruin drywall, and trigger health problems. “Toxic mold” refers to molds that produce … Read More

Bed Bug Infestation

BERNHARDT RILEY Bed Bug Infestation Bed bug infestations have resulted in physical and psychological injuries, lost wages, medical bills, damage to personal property, remediation expenses and extermination bills. If you have been bitten by bed bugs due to the negligence of a property owner, resort, motel, apartment, assisted living facilities or any other type of … Read More

Estate Planning

BERNHARDT RILEY Estate Planning Planning and preparation are important elements of ensuring a successful financial future for your family. Creating an estate plan, drafting a will, and setting up a revocable living trust in advanced will ensure that you and your family are prepared to receive the care you deserve. Durable Power of Attorney: A … Read More