Yacht Club at Portofino sues to evict city of Miami Beach over nonpayment for repairs

Yacht Club at Portofino A dispute over nearly $900,000 in building repairs, between the condominium association for the Yacht Club at Portofino and the city of Miami Beach, could prevent city residents and visitors from parking cars and using public… Continue Reading →

Condo associations for two Collins Avenue towers sue to overturn 2016 property assessments

St. Regis Bal Harbour and The Carillon Miami Beach Inset: Pedro Garcia The assessment war between Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Pedro Garcia and the owners of prominent properties across the county rages on. In the latest skirmish, the condominium associations for… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach sues Plaza Construction over faulty A/C system and leaks in new elderly assistance building

7251 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach After winning a $3 million contract to build a new home for a non-profit senior center in Miami Beach, Plaza Construction Group Florida’s predecessor company installed a defective air conditioning and heating ventilation system that… Continue Reading →

Ocean Drive hotels and cafés sue city of Miami Beach over liquor sales

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach Ocean Drive hotels and cafés are fighting back against a Miami Beach referendum that could potentially prevent outdoor venues on the touristy strip from selling alcohol after 2 a.m. Mango’s Tropical Cafe and 13 other… Continue Reading →

Miami Design District luxury jeweler sues construction firm Moderna Development

3818 Northeast Second Avenue A high-end jewelry and watch store in the Design District is alleging Miami-based construction company Moderna Development nearly tripled the negotiated price for interior work done to a two-story commercial building owned by well-heeled real estate… Continue Reading →

Condo owners allege dozens of construction defects at Artecity in Miami Beach

Artecity In 2011, the Artecity complex of condominiums near Collins Park in Miami Beach was completed, despite the developer filing for bankruptcy amid an avalanche of lawsuits. Six years later, the unit owners are now taking the developer, Artecity Park… Continue Reading →

Peebles wins appeal in lengthy legal battle against Dora Puig

The Residences at the Bath Club. Inset: Don Peebles and Dora Puig An appeals court ruled in favor of Don Peebles on Wednesday as part of a decade-long legal battle with Realtor Dora Puig.  The Third District Court of Appeal nullified a… Continue Reading →

Owner of Fort Lauderdale building allegedly refuses to pay broker’s six-figure commission

2855-2915 Stirling Road properties Hallandale Beach-based Capital Commercial Real Estate Group is accusing a former client of welching on a $480,000 commission fee when the proposed sale of a Fort Lauderdale Walgreens and adjacent shopping center fell apart. In a… Continue Reading →

Aimco’s suit against Airbnb targets sublets at Bay Parc Plaza and the Flamingo

Flamingo towers Airbnb has a powerful new enemy in Miami and Miami Beach. Two months ago, Aimco made headlines when the publicly-traded property management company announced it filed lawsuits against Airbnb in California and Florida accusing the online short-term rental… Continue Reading →

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