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Miami Area Mall Faces Class Action Lawsuit from Commercial Tenants

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Daily Business Review, several commercial tenants have filed a class action lawsuit against Miami Mall of the Americas. The lawsuit alleges that the portion of the Fountainbleau, FL mall that contains mostly smaller businesses is being neglected so that the landlord can focus all its resources on keeping the… Read More »

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Miami Beach Landlord Sued Over Maintenance Issues

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Daily Business Review, a Miami landlord is facing a lawsuit from two of his former tenants who are alleging that the landlord neglect forced them to deal with a large number of costly maintenance issues. In this article, our experienced Miami landlord tenant dispute lawyers explain the allegations being… Read More »

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Landlord Rights: Can You Stop a Commercial Tenant From ‘Going Dark’?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

For landlords renting out multiple, related commercial properties, each of their tenants will affect one another. If one of your commercial tenants is failing, it could potentially cause strain on your relationship with all of your other nearby commercial tenants. This is something that must be considered and avoided. The most straightforward example of… Read More »

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Commercial Landlord Rights: What Options are Available for Landlords Dealing With Financially Distressed Tenants?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

For commercial landlords, it can be deeply frustrating to have a tenant fall behind on their rental obligations. The loss of the reliable rental income stream can cause you and your company major financial headaches. At this point, you need to be ready to carefully assess your available options so that you can best… Read More »

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What is the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a general rule, landlord-tenant issues are governed by state and local regulations. However, for the most part, these regulation are relatively similar from state to state. The primary reason for this is that most U.S. states have adopted all or much of the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA). Passed in 1972, this… Read More »

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How Should a Landlord Respond When a Commercial Tenant is Facing Financial Distress?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, The Real Deal, a prominent South Florida real estate magazine, reported on the financial struggles of mall retailers in the state. In a trend that has been seen throughout the country, traditional mall retailers are having a hard time in this economic environment. Malls are facing fierce competition from online retailers and renewed… Read More »

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Commercial Landlord Rights: Liens and Distress for Rent Under Florida Law

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Unfortunately, many landlords have been forced to deal with tenants that fail to pay their rent on time. When this happens, the landlord has a legal right to take action, including to force an eviction from their property in accordance with the procedures of Florida law. Of course, if rent is overdue, eviction itself… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Decision May Have Significant Ramifications for Commercial Leases

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A recent court decision out of Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal is likely to have major ramifications for how commercial leases will be drafted in the future. The case, Genuinely Loving Childcare, LLC v. Bre Mariner Conway Crossings, LLC, was decided on January 13th, 2017 and involves the legal concept of frustration of… Read More »

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What is a Covenant of Continuous Operation?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Landlords have the legal right to put certain restrictions on the use of their property. Any restrictions should be negotiated and included within the lease. One common example is that residential landlords frequently include terms that prevent apartment renters from re-listing their place on short term rentals websites such as AirBnB and HomeAway. Another… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Affirms $8.8 Million Award for Improperly Evicted Tenant

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When it comes to evicting tenants in Florida, landlords must always follow the proper legal procedures. This is especially important for commercial landlords as these type of cases carry a substantial amount of liability risk. Recently, a group of Florida landlords found this out the hard way. On December 7th, 2016, the state’s Fourth… Read More »

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