December 2023

Expired or Open Permits– Can They Prevent a Sale?

Expired or Open Permits Can an open building permit delay, or even worse, prevent a transaction from occurring?   The short answer is, “Yes.” Traditional sales oftentimes require a municipal lien search, which will include searches for code liens, utility liens, special assessments, and open or expired building permits. The commonly used Florida FAR-BAR As-Is …

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What is a Lien?

You’ve heard the word “lien” mentioned in topics about clear title. But what exactly are they?   A lien is any claim from a 3rd party that figuratively attaches to the title of your property. A lien has a monetary value that needs to be resolved prior to conveying title to your property “free and …

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