Real Estate Law

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Thinking about buying or selling your home? Looking to make an investment in a commercial building or empty land?

It’s best that you reach out to us as soon as possible to help guide you through the process. We’ll watch out for any issues that might arise and provide you with solutions on a path forward.

And if you are in a bind with making payments on your lease or your mortgage, then let us work with you to protect you as you move through the legal process of eviction or foreclosure.

Our team has worked with all types of real estate projects over the years. We’ve been the counselor for countless individuals and families as they navigate through real estate. We’re partners with our clients, working toward bringing you peace of mind on your real estate invesments.

Contact us today so we can help you with your real estate law.

Your Questions About Real Estate Law

Why do I need an attorney to buy real estate?

A real estate transaction is a legally binding contract. While anyone can sign a contract without an attorney, you want to protect yourself by using someone who is intimately familiar with all the details and fine print that is often included in a real estate contract.

The Orlando Law Group has several real estate attorneys who have experience working with clients on their real estate transactions.

When should I hire a real estate attorney?

If you are looking at purchasing any real estate, it would be good to hire an attorney to represent your interests as soon as possible. While most of the work by the attorney will be done after you find the best properties for your needs, having an experienced real estate attorney on your team can help you avoid issues that could affect the closing or the value of the property in the future.

What does an attorney do at a real estate closing?

A real estate attorney protects your interests in a real estate closing. Our real estate attorneys will review all of the contracts to make sure there are no issues that would affect the closing. It’s key to have someone representing your interests during the closing who is there solely on your behalf.

What do I need to do to get my real estate license?

You do not need a real estate attorney to get your real estate license. Here’s a link to the Florida Realtors’ website giving the steps you need to take.

Can you help me get out of a foreclosure?

We work with homeowners in foreclosure lawsuits on a regular basis, but nearly every case is different and we would need to review the specifics of your case to answer this question. But there is hope. We have worked with many people who have stayed in their home after a foreclosure lawsuit. The key is to start working with an attorney as soon as possible.

Can you help with my eviction?

Yes, we can help with an eviction. It is a legal procedure that requires very specific steps as outlined by Florida statutes. In many cases, an eviction includes a court hearing in front of a judge. Like most issues, every case is different, so please reach out to us if you are facing an eviction – the earlier the better.

Do I need an attorney if I am just renting?

With all the issues in the rental markets in Central Florida, having a real estate attorney is key when you go to sign a lease. The contracts presented in a rental agreement are highly favorable to the owner of the property, not you. Having one of our experienced real estate attorneys review your contracts and make sure you are informed of your rights could be vital in the future if there are issues.

Do you only represent individuals in real estate?

The Orlando Law Group is positioned to help both individuals and companies who are involved in real estate transactions. We believe this experience can help either side as we understand the issues and concerns of all parties in a real estate transaction.

Can I sue my landlord?

In many cases, there are plenty of opportunities to sue your landlord if they are not following Florida statutes or the lease agreements. As experienced real estate attorneys, we can review the unique situation you are in and determine the best approach to bring you the results you are looking to accomplish.

What are my rights as a tenant?

Florida statutes are very clear as to what the rights of both the landlord and the tenant. Frankly, it is fairly extensive. Here’s a link to the statutes dealing with renters and a link to a write-up by the Florida Bar. However, dealing with these issues can be complicated and we’re here for you to ensure your rights as a tenant are being properly handled.

How do I invest in real estate?

There are many ways to invest in real estate. In fact, investing in real estate can be a great thing to include in your estate planning – using trusts and other legal mechanisms to protect you and your businesses. If you are thinking about investing in real estate, you should reach out to us as soon as possible.

What is wholesaling real estate?

Wholesaling involves an investor entering into a contract with a homeowner for the purchase of their home, then he or she markets that property to other potential buyers. Once a new buyer is found, the investor will either double close on the property or assign their rights under the contract to the new back-end buyer. We have an entire blog post devoted to wholesaling real estate found here.

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Meet Your Real Estate Law Team

Jarrod Etheridge

Real Estate Law

Jarrod Etheridge was born and raised in Orlando. In 2018, he graduated from Barry University’s School of Law. Jarrod has been a part of The Orlando Law Group team since 2016, where he began as a paralegal and has gained experience in every aspect of the law firm.

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Jennifer Englert

Real Estate Law

Englert is the managing partner and founder of OLG. For over 22 years, she has focused on business disputes, business law, general civil litigation, special needs & education law, family law, personal injury, and real estate. She has represented entities and individuals in both federal and state trial and appellate courts.

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