Should you ask for Arbitration or Mediation in a property dispute?

So you have a property dispute. Maybe you are embroiled in a feud with the annoying homeowner next door. Or, you’re a landlord or tenant, all-too-familiar with the never-ending battles over rental property damage and repairs. Property disputes vary in form and degree. They can range from minor squabbles to spite fences and mortgage foreclosures….

Trial Victory In Landlord-Tenant Dispute

Palm Beach Attorney Jon Hodges recently obtained a victory for our clients in a landlord-tenant case. Our clients’ landlord attempted to evict our clients based on alleged missed payments of rent, which was untrue. Not only did the Court dismiss the landlord’s lawsuit, finding that the rent had been paid, but the Judge also ruled…

Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

Recently, attorney Kendrick Almaguer was hired to represent a client who had attempted to represent himself. After agreeing to let his ex-girlfriend stay in his house until she could find a place to live after they broke up, she falsely accused him of domestic violence, and had him removed from his own house. After bringing…

Landlord’s Suit Comes Back to Bite Them

Our attorneys, Peter Ticktin, Hailey Lampert, and Jon Hodges, represented our clients against their former landlord. The landlord brought suit against them for breach of their lease agreement and damages. At the end of the trial, the Judge found the landlord’s case to be without merit. Furthermore, the Judge ruled in favor of our clients…

In Hindsight – Tenant Security Deposits

Many of us probably look back to our misspent youth and think, “If I only knew then what I know now…” While most of us are pondering this phrase in connection with some life-altering decision we made back in college, the study and practice of law has in certain cases curtailed my imagination to more…

Florida Landlord Tenant Law Governing Security Deposits

When signing a lease for a new apartment, standard procedure calls for first month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a security deposit. The security deposit is given to the landlord as the tenant’s proof of intent. It signals they will pay rent and cover any damages per the terms of the lease.   Is a…