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Emotional Support and Service Animals in Housing and Your Business

Handy tips for property owners, landlords, property managers, developers, real estate agents, community associations, and business owners: Business owners of public accommodations, such as restaurants, hotels and stores, are not required to allow emotional support animals but they are required to allow service animals. The type...

Keep An Eye On Your CAM Charges

Sophisticated commercial tenants generally understand that the cost of leasing space is not limited to rent. Most retail and higher end office spaces are net leases and therefore, include a separate charge for Common Area Maintenance and Operating Expenses (CAM). CAM charges are the charges...

Florida Rental Tax Difficult To Swallow

After negotiating a good rental rate on a commercial lease, new tenants in Florida often get sticker shock when they calculate their monthly bill after factoring in sales tax. F.S. 212.031 assess sales tax on the consideration paid to occupy the premises. The consideration includes...

Why Can’t We Be Friends? (apologies to War)

Negotiation of complex real estate documents is, by its nature, adversarial. Each side has to stake out its position and fight for the points that are important to them. Attorneys and brokers, as advocates for their clients, understand this. Each will be zealous in making...