Real Estate Litigation

The laws regarding real estate disclosures have changed drastically over the past 30 years. The phrase "buyer beware" no longer applies to residential real estate purchases, putting the onus on sellers to disclose known defects prior to the sale.

At Dana J. Watts, Attorney at Law, we represent property owners on both sides of real estate disputes. Our firm's founding attorney, Dana Watts, is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education with more than 30 years of complex commercial litigation experience. You can count on him to fiercely protect your interests in court or at the negotiation table.

Real Estate Dispute Resolution

In 1985, the Florida Supreme Court ruled in Johnson vs. Davis that sellers are under a duty to disclose any facts materially affecting the value of the property that are not readily observable and are not known to the buyer. This applies even to defects offsite, but near the property. For example, if the owner of a property knows that train tracks are being constructed across the street in the future, he or she is required to disclose this to the buyer. The realtor must also disclose any known defects to the buyer.

We represent parties on both sides of disputes involving real estate disclosures, buy/sell agreements, landlord-tenant disputes, construction defects and other complex litigation matters. As a Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota real estate litigation attorney with decades of experience, Dana Watts has the knowledge and skill to help you reach a resolution on even the most complex real estate litigation issues.

Contact Us For A Consultation

To schedule an appointment with Dana J. Watts, contact us online or call 941-404-7053 or 800-599-3181. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Sarasota. After-hours appointments are available by special arrangement.