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New Feature is Here! Policy Payment

New Feature is Here! Policy Payment

You Asked for It - Policy Payment has been added to ePolicyManager. Save time, streamline your post-closing process with Policy Payment, the latest feature that lets you pay policy premium invoices to The Fund electronically online on thefund.com

11/01/2021


Good Things to Know About Florida’s New Uniform Partition of Heirs ...

Good Things to Know About Florida’s New Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

“Heirs Property” refers to land passed down to family members through the laws of intestacy and held by descendants as tenants in common. For many years, heirs property owners have lost their property involuntarily through partition actions in which a cotenant in common seeks a forced partition sale of the property. Such partition sales often negatively impact low to moderate income owners or other disadvantaged groups who do not have ready access to affordable legal representation. Read the article.

11/01/2021


Who is Responsible for Construction Liens for Tenant Improvements?

Who is Responsible for Construction Liens for Tenant Improvements?

Under Florida law, licensed contractors and other professionals who supply labor, services, or materials to improve real property are entitled to a lien against the property they improve. Generally, an owner understands that if they engage a contractor to improve their property, it could be subject to a lien if they fail to pay. This concept is not as straightforward when the owner leases the land to another who intends to construct improvements upon it. Is there potential for the tenant’s construction liens to attach to the real property? The answer is maybe. 

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10/01/2021


2021 Legislature Amends Florida’s Community Association Laws

2021 Legislature Amends Florida’s Community Association Laws

Florida’s 2021 legislative session concluded on Apr. 30. Consistent with what the Legislature has done over a number of years, bills passed by both houses include some that make various alterations to existing laws governing community associations under Chs. 718, 719, and 720, F.S., as well as other statutes that tangentially relate to community associations. All bills described in this article have already been approved by Governor DeSantis and are now law. The article highlights new laws of potential interest to Fund Members. 
Read the article. 09/01/2021


Florida’s Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act

Florida’s Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act

In the wake of the pandemic, leveraged commercial real property may be more susceptible to default, foreclosure, loss, and waste. Historically, during the pendency of a commercial foreclosure action, one remedy creditors have had is the appointment of a receiver to protect and preserve the income and value of distressed property. But common law commercial receiverships based in equity developed haphazardly; they lacked clarity and predictability. An effort by the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, acting with the assistance of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL), fostered the codification of statutory guidelines. Read the article.

08/01/2021


Marketing Made Easy: Daily Tips & Suggestions

Marketing Made Easy: Daily Tips & Suggestions

Keep your motivation and marketing going with these helpful tips and suggestions. 

07/29/2021


Save Time with Double-Duty Calculators

Save Time with Double-Duty Calculators

Not Sure How You’ll Get It All Done? Our Real Estate Calculators can help! 

07/28/2021


Alert: FinCEN E-Filers Beware

Alert: FinCEN E-Filers Beware

On June 16, 2021, FinCEN updated (“Modernized”) the website for filing Currency Transaction Reports (CTR). The new look will likely confuse experienced e-filers the first time it is accessed.  07/14/2021


Fund Members Must Be on High Alert for Mortgage Payoff Fraud

Fund Members Must Be on High Alert for Mortgage Payoff Fraud

True story: A closing agent received a spoofed phone call from a fraudster posing as the seller. The “seller” called to say that he had an issue with his mortgage lender’s payoff amount and said to expect to hear from the mortgage company. Soon after, an updated payoff statement was received with a slightly lowered amount due. The closing agent did not realize the wiring account number had changed and wired the payoff to the fraudster’s account. Read the article. 07/01/2021


Customize Affidavits Simply and Easily

Customize Affidavits Simply and Easily

 Customize, update, or edit affidavits quickly and easily by downloading affidavits as Word documents.

06/09/2021

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