Residential Real Estate Disputes

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Residential Real Estate Lawyers

Protection against Fraudulent Repairs or Claims

Unfortunately, as a result of damage from lengthy hurricane seasons, there are a number of unlicensed and unskilled contractors in Florida who are rebuilding or making improvements to homes. If you need assistance with home improvements or storm damage repair, it is essential to ensure that there is an effective contract between the homeowner and construction contractor to ensure that your rights and property are protected.

The law firm of Higley & Szabo, P.A. offers over 45 years of experience and are diligent advocates of homeowners' rights. Contact our Central Florida fraudulent lien and building code violation attorneys for assistance throughout the State of Florida.

Homeowner's Checklist

If you are contracting for repairs to your home, it is very important to follow certain steps to protect yourself. Higley & Szabo, P.A. can guide you through this process.

  • Is the contractor properly licensed
  • Request proof of their contractor license and license number
  • Request proof of insurance and workers' compensation insurance
  • Prepare list of work to be performed
  • Work with a lawyer to draft a contract to protect against fraudulent liens, provisions for defects or deficiencies in the work performed, and other essential provisions

Residential Real Estate Representation

In addition to advising and representing homeowners regarding construction contracts, our real estate and legal contract lawyers assist clients with the following:

  • Defending construction liens
  • Obtaining lien waivers
  • Interacting with a homeowner's insurer
  • Construction defects (Chapter 558 Florida Statutes)
  • Condominium and unit owner's litigation
  • Statutory condominium warranties
  • Violation of current building codes requirements
  • Disputes with contractors

Protect Your Rights

It is imperative to have experienced counsel review any construction contract prior to your signing it. Our attorneys strive to see that your rights and interests are covered. Yes, there are honest contractors willing to assist you. However, can you tell the difference between an honest and an unlicensed contractor? Contact our Central Florida residential real estate lawyers for assistance.

The law firm of Higley & Szabo, P.A., located in Lake Mary, Florida, represents clients throughout Central Florida, the greater Orlando area, and on the Space Coast, including Orange County, Seminole County, Polk County, Osceola County, Lake County, Hillsborough County, Volusia County, and the communities of Altamonte Springs, Daytona Beach, De Land, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach, and West Palm Beach.


Office Location

Higley & Szabo, P.A.
185 Waymont Court
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 389-7833
Fax: (407) 389-7838

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