Readers of this Florida business blog may notice that similar types of establishments are built together in certain locations throughout their communities. Homes tend to be built near other homes, stores and retail outlets near shops of similar stature, and industrial and agricultural facilities together in their own parts of town. This organization of similar structures is due in large part to local rules that govern zoning.
In even a relatively straightforward real estate transaction, the buyer and seller are far from the only people involved. There are real estate agents, bankers and others, all helping to make the deal go smoothly, and, not coincidentally, take a chunk of the proceeds. In larger real estate transactions, there are many parties involved, all with large stakes in the sale. With these more complex financial ties come more complex legal ties.
Zoning problems can throw a wrench into the plans an individual or organization has for a property. This can be seen in some news that has come up regarding Paisley Park, the studio complex of the deceased musician Prince.
Many Florida small business owners share driveways and parking lots when they own adjoining properties. This can lead to disputes over who has the right to do what. These rights are typically spelled out in an easement.
One of the real estate legal matters small businesses can encounter are matters regarding easements. An easement is a right to perform certain uses on a piece of property possessed by someone else. Some small business owners have an easement on a nearby property. Also, sometimes, the property a small business owner's business is on has an easement on it.