Florida Real Estate Law

For most people, buying, selling or refinancing a home is one of the single largest transactions they will ever be involved with. Have an experienced attorney representing you from contract to closing. The attorneys at Landis & Mallinger, P.L. have been handling real estate related matters including contract negotiations and drafting, lease negotiations and drafting, title reviews and closings from beginning to end for more than 25 years. As an authorized title and settlement agent, we have conducted thousands of closings. Moreover, if you are responsible for payment of the title insurance, routine legal representation is often provided at little or no additional charge.

Real Estate Transactions In buying or selling real estate, timely advice from an experienced real estate attorney is your best protection against making expensive mistakes. While Realtors, mortgage brokers, property inspectors, land surveyors and other specialists are all important to the process, only a Florida real estate attorney is qualified to give you legal advice. At Landis & Mallinger, we have been representing buyers and sellers of real estate for over 25 years. Do yourself a favor by seeing us before you sign a purchase contract, or a lease, so that we can assist you in making sure that your real estate transaction goes as smoothly as possible and that potential problems are solved before closing. We will make sure the following procedures are properly completed:

  • Review the contract and ensure that all provisions and contingencies are in your best interest
  • Inform you of your legal rights and obligations
  • Obtain a title search, evaluate the status of the title and require appropriate legal remedies to clear any defects
  • Advise you on what the title policy does not protect against, emphasizing marketability of the title
  • Prepare or review the closing statement and other closing documents, and let you know about contingencies that affect your interests
  • Interpret and counsel you about all legal documents related to the title and transaction, including deeds, mortgages and closing statements
  • Advise you on how you should take the title to real estate, and how this affects your overall business and personal estate
  • Check for unrecorded municipal liens, including sewer and special assessment liens

As a buyer of real estate in Florida, you have a choice of who to include on your real estate team: You can either hire a non-lawyer title agency or a Florida real estate lawyer to handle your title insurance. You might think the attorney would cost more, but actually they both cost about the same. The benefit to letting an experienced real estate lawyer handle the title insurance is that he or she can also:

  • Prepare the purchase contract
  • Resolve any title or inspection issues
  • Give you legal advice throughout the transaction

A title agency that isn't affiliated with a real estate lawyer cannot do any of these things.

Call us today at 561-391-5506, for a free consultation and closing cost estimate.


Landis &
Mallinger, P.L.

7284 W. Palmetto Park Rd
Suite 302
Boca Raton FL 33433
Tel: 561-391-5506
Fax: 561-391-5676

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.