Today, we’ll be discussing why you should hire an Attorney to assist you in the recovery of your Florida foreclosure surplus funds. First and foremost, if you’re reading this, it is likely that you’ve been notified of surplus funds available to be claimed by what is known as a “Third-Party Surplus Funds Recovery Company.” Allow me to be the first to tell you, that these companies should not be trusted and are often misleading to former Homeowners. I say this because in order for these companies to even represent you in these types of matters, they must have you sign what is known as an “Affidavit of Interest.” By signing this affidavit you essentially assign, or give away, your rights to the surplus funds over to the Third-Party Company. This “company” will then go and hire THEIR OWN Attorney. This Attorney will then represent the Third-Party Company’s best interests and not the former Homeowner’s. Additionally, these companies will insert hidden fees or contingency percentages, such as a “consultation fee” within their agreements in an attempt to extract as much money as they possibly can from former Homeowners.
By speaking with an experienced Florida Tax Deed Foreclosure Surplus Funds Recovery Attorney, you can be sure that you are receiving accurate information as well as a better understanding of your rights as they pertain to the surplus funds. As opposed to a Third-Party Surplus Funds Recovery Company, which often misrepresents itself as an attorney. It is also important to know that the Florida Bar and Statutes strictly prohibit an Attorney, or its “Agent,” from contacting you directly to solicit their services. Florida Statute 877.02(1) specifically states “[i]t shall be unlawful for any person or her or his agent, employee or any person acting on her or his behalf, to solicit or procure through solicitation either directly or indirectly legal business, or to solicit or procure through solicitation a retainer, written or oral, or any agreement authorizing an attorney to perform or render legal service, or to make it a business to solicit or procure such business, retainers or agreements; provided…” Thus, further reflecting a Third-Party Surplus Funds Recovery Company’s true morality. Moreover, an experienced Florida tax deed foreclosure surplus funds recovery attorney will be better equipped to assist you in the recovery of your surplus funds as each case is different and must be handled with the proper due diligence and care to ensure that you, as the former Homeowner, receive the correct and most amount possible. An experienced attorney will be better equipped to circumvent any obstacles that may arise from the recovery of your surplus funds and may even be able to speed up the timeline in which the funds are disbursed depending on the county the funds are located in.
If you’ve been notified of Florida Tax Deed Surplus Funds being available for you to claim or have recently had your home sold at a Florida Tax Deed Auction and are curious as to whether are any funds available; then please give me a call and I will personally give you a free consultation. During our consultation, I will confirm whether there are surplus funds available to be recovered as well as answer any questions that you may have. If there are surplus funds available to be recovered, then I will also provide you with a personalized strategy as to how we can assist you with the recovery of YOUR Florida foreclosure surplus funds.
At Haynes Law Group, P.A., we have experienced attorneys who are well-versed in the Florida statutes governing Florida homeowners’ claims to Florida foreclosure surplus funds and have helped to recover millions of dollars for former Florida homeowners. We represent former homeowners all over the state of Florida, no matter which county they are in, and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the Gold Standard of Legal Service. Most importantly, I take these matters on contingency, which means I don’t get paid unless you do — this helps in minimizing the risk and upfront costs to you during a difficult time.