Dedicated Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Rashtanov Law Firm, P.L. is a general practice law firm serving the South Florida area which places a premium on efficiency, expediency, and quality. Turn to us when looking for an attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL. From construction liens to tax certificates, we handle a wide variety of legal tax and property issues.
Ilian Rashtanov received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He has been practicing in the South Florida area since 2004. Before law school Mr. Rashtanov worked as an astronaut instructor at the Johnson Space Center, where he trained the first several crews to fly on the International Space Station. Mr. Rashtanov holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Boston College.
Tax Deeds in Florida — From Acquisition to Resale
Let us start with the basics. A tax deed is a deed to real property issued by a county-level governmental entity. A tax deed is different from a tax certificate, but our law office is here to help explain the difference. There are some complex laws and statutes that are involved in the acquisition, sale, and transfer of tax and real estate deeds, and if even one step of the process is not followed precisely, it can result in lengthy legal complications for whoever obtains the deed. By turning to our law office for assistance, you can make sure you fulfill all requirements required by the state of Florida during the transfer of your deed. We help make the entire process move more smoothly and quickly than it would on your own.
Construction-Related Issues and Claims
Construction is a complicated process and issues arise on a frequent basis. One of the most frequently discussed topics is the Florida construction lien. This is one of the most complicated and lengthy processes that our law firm deals with, and by counting on us you can avoid most complications and hold-ups that tend to occur with this lien process.
A construction lien is a double-edged sword. As a general rule, Florida law provides that a person or entity that provides construction services or materials has the right to record a claim of lien against the improved property. However, to record lien one has to strictly comply with Chapter 713 of the Florida Statutes. Failure to strictly comply may result in loss of lien rights or, worse, financial liability for the wrongful filing of a lien. Making things even tougher for a potential lienor, the statute has a fairly complicated and stringent time requirements depending on where in the construction chain the construction service provider is located, i.e. contractor, subcontractor, materialman, laborer, etc. We have the experience and skills necessary to help guide you through this complex process, so get in touch with our law office to discuss your needs and to get started.
Tax Certificate Procedures
Tax certificates are a complex but often lucrative topic for many investors. When property taxes in Florida are not paid, tax certificates are issued for each year that the property owner fails to pay their taxes. These certificates are sold at reverse auction the year after the taxes are due. To be sure that you fulfill all the necessary requirements to acquire the property, our law firm is here to walk you through the process and represent you should any complications arise. Reach out to us to schedules a consultation to discuss your needs.
Contact us to schedule a visit to our law firm. We are proudly located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.