REAL ESTATE LAW

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings

At Orsatti & Associates, P.A., we represent both buyers and sellers in all aspects of a real estate transaction including, but not limited to:

  • Drafting, review and negotiation of purchase and sale contracts
  • Structuring, negotiating and documenting financing transactions
  • Ordering of inspections
  • Examination of title and lien search reports
  • Coordination with lenders and review of loan documentation
  • Writing of title insurance
  • Representation at closing

In addition to the foregoing, our attorneys also handle other real estate matters such as:

  • Commercial/Residential Lease Drafting and Negotiation
  • Land use issues, easements and zoning
  • Representation of Condominium and Homeowner Associations

Landlord/Tenant

With the turbulent economy and downturns in the Florida real estate market, owners of both residential and commercial properties are often faced with financial difficulties as a result of problem tenants. The procedure for evicting a tenant in the State of Florida can often be both complicated and time consuming. Accordingly, owners of residential and commercial properties should consult an experienced attorney who understands the contractual and statutory requirements which must be adhered to. Mr. Orsatti advises and represents both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential evictions. Our attorneys work to resolve landlord-tenant disputes as quickly and cost-effectively to recover both recover possession and pursue collection of past due rents and other damages.

Construction Liens

Construction liens are a collection remedy designed to ensure that a contractor is properly protected for the payment of costs for materials provided and services performed. Florida has strict deadlines which govern construction liens. If you intend to file a construction lien to help ensure you receive payment or a lien has been filed against you, the following are some important time periods of which you should be aware:

  • A contractor has only ninety (90) days from substantial completion of the work to file a construction lien. A “punch list” cannot be relied on to extend this time limitation.
  • A contractor has forty-five (45) days from the date he/she/it first commences the work or delivers materials to the property to file a Notice to Owner if the contractor is not in direct contract with the owner.
  • A construction lien is valid for one (1) year from the date of recording. If a lawsuit is not filed to foreclose the Claim of Lien within the one (1) year, the lien is void.

We represent homeowners, developers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, lenders, condominium associations and other individuals and businesses, taking appropriate steps toward filing or defending against construction liens. Our attorneys are experienced in handling all of following:

  • Notice to Owner
  • Notice to Contractor
  • Notice of Nonpayment
  • Filing Construction Liens
  • Construction Lien Removal
  • Construction Lien Defense
  • Collections and mechanics liens

Whether you are a property owner contesting or seeking removal of a construction lien or a contractor seeking to file and enforce a claim of lien to ensure payment of amounts due and owing, Orsatti & Associates, P.A. will effectively represent you to protect your rights.