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In today’s complex market, land use, land development, and zoning issues can be a complex and in depth endeavor for any land owner or developer. At the Law Firm of Widerman Malek, PL, our experience with regard to development and land use issues will provide the legal guidance necessary for property owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, lenders, and borrowers to help in accomplishing their development goals. As a small growing firm, assurance to the details and individual attention to your land use project is not only promised, but guaranteed.

Our firm has the skills and the knowledge to represent any land owner with regard to their development and construction, along with zoning, planning and entitlements to their property to fulfill any of the clients’ needs. Whether it is a construction project, including negotiations with governmental regulatory agencies, drafting site plans with engineers, or preparation of a host of other documents and agreements, including purchase and sale documents, condo declarations and restrictions or binding development plans, Widerman Malek, PL will provide the tools and experience in preparation of the development of your project.

Widerman Malek, PL can also provide the local knowledge and relationship necessary with many planning and zoning, or other regulatory agencies to help swiftly and efficiently gain entitlement for zonings, annexations, and density increase for your project, along with any variance request or other development approvals that become necessary.

Our goal, and our promise, is to give insight and advice in creating smart development projects for the betterment of our community. Widerman Malek, PL is dedicated to the individual attention required to achieve development from the inception of the project to the final certificate of occupancy, or sale to the public, and we look forward to helping you with your vision of land use for the community.

WM Attorneys Who Practice Land Use and Zoning

Foreclosured home

fotolia 22519434 xsIf you’re facing foreclosure, you are NOT alone. Foreclosure filings are at an all time high. If a foreclosure lawsuit has recently been filed against you, this does NOT mean that you have to lose your home. You have more rights than you think, rights your creditors do not want you to know. If you have steady, regular income and the desire to keep your home, call us now for more information. Don’t delay – call us now.

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What happens if a private citizen or company buys some land and the government comes along after the purchase and tells the person or persons, “You cannot build anything on some or all of it because it is a wetlands area”?

Thanks to the Florida Land Dispute Resolution Act, property owners in Florida can get some relief. Under the Act, if the government “restricted or limited the use of real property such that the property owner is  permanently unable to attain the reasonable, investment-backed expectation for the existing use of the real property or a vested right to a specific use of the real property with respect to the real property as a whole, or that the property owner is left with existing or vested uses that are unreasonable such that the property owner bears a disproportionate share of a burden imposed for the good of the public, which in fairness should be borne by the public at large.”

In other words, the government cannot just come to you and say “you have to leave this section of your property alone because there are little animals here that we must protect” and leave you the property owner stuck with a worthless piece of property you paid real money to obtain. If they do that to you, they must pay you for it.

In 2006, in Brevard vs. Stack, Brevard County challenged the constitutionality of the law. Thankfully for property owners, it was upheld. The County tried to argue several points. Their main point was that the courts had no business getting involved. The courts disagreed.

The county claimed that the courts were delegated the power because there are no standards or criteria to guide interpretation of the Act. The court found that there were guidelines on time periods, settlement options and determinations to be made by the judicial system.

So in other words, you can take the government to court if they won’t let you develop your property and you can get your money back.