Commercial Real Estate Transactions – Caveat Emptor

While seller disclosure requirements have become a part of residential real estate transactions, caveat emptor still applies to commercial real estate transactions in Florida. Caveat emptor is Latin for let the buyer beware. It is a warning to the purchaser that he is assuming the risk that the property might be either defective or unsuitable […]

Contract Rescission: “As-Is” Clauses and Misrepresentation

While there are some similarities between the buying and selling of residential real estate and the buying and selling of commercial real estate, the duty to disclose in residential real estate transactions does not similarly apply to commercial property sellers. When a residential seller makes a material misrepresentation and the buyer relies on that misrepresentation, […]