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May 2014 Archives

Could you lose your house to adverse possession?

A rare case of adverse possession recently arose in Florida. Many people who do not deal with real estate law on a regular basis may not have heard of adverse possession, but it is an old law that may have been intended to keep land from being abandoned, or to clear up confusion over ownership in some cases.

Long-awaited relief on the horizon as insurance rates decline

Florida’s hurricane season has been relatively uneventful for the past eight years. Instead of seeing insurance rates die down along with the wind and the rain, however, residents have witnessed their highest-in-the-nation rates stagnate or increase. In 2013, for instance, rates went up by 11 percent, the second-highest increase in the U.S. that year.

'Insurance Bill of Rights' bill passes Florida Legislature

In our April 11 blog post, we discussed a bill before the Florida Legislature that should interest all homeowners in Broward County. As we talked about then, the bill would create a "Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights" that insurance companies would have to provide that explains the process of making a claim after your home is damaged.

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