FlaCPR today announced more than 600 owners of beachfront parcels of the 1,194 parcels sued by the county, which includes individuals, associations and condominiums, have now challenged the Walton County customary use lawsuit. Interventions now represent over 4,500 owners in individual, associations and condos combined, representing a broad-based opposition to Walton County’s case. FlaCPR also corrected numerous inaccuracies regarding facts relevant to customary use and called for both mutual respect and accurate information in interactions. Click here to learn more.
The court instructed Walton County to effectively notice all owners. The county mailed notices on February 22, 2019. FlaCPR mailed large postcards to Walton County beachfront property owners informing them of the impact on their property rights. See why This is a Big Deal!
FlaCPR today announced the owners of 570 beachfront parcels of the 1,194 parcels sued by the county, which includes individuals, associations and condominiums, have now challenged the Walton County customary use lawsuit. Interventions increased by more than 200 interventions since February 18, 2019 and these interventions represent over 3,500 owners in individual, associations and condos combined, representing a broad based opposition to Walton’s case. Moreover, more interventions is expected since the court required Walton County to provide effective notice by April 19, 2019 to any beachfront property owner that has not yet received notice or has not intervened. Click here to learn more.
According to Walton County records obtained by FlaCPR, Walton County failed to effectively notice 1,280 interested parties, including over 260 owners of parcels that Walton County claims is subject to customary use. As a result, on February 22, 2019 Walton County mailed a second set of registered notices. Walton County was instructed on February 18, 2019 to effectively notice all owners by April 19, 2019 and report to the court. Effective notice is outlined and required in Florida Statute 163.035, to ensure all property owners are aware of the lawsuit.
More than half of Walton County’s beaches are public. Unfortunately, customary use advocates have created a false narrative that the law resulting from House Bill 631 leaves no beaches for the public to enjoy in Walton County.
More than 350 interventions from individuals, associations and condominiums were filed prior to Monday when a court hearing took place in the customary use lawsuit filed by Walton County against all private beachfront property owners. During the hearing, the vast number of interveners were accepted, and associations and condominiums are now allowed to defend themselves on behalf of their owners. The court also decided to significantly extend the deadline to ensure Walton County provides notices to all owners, thereby allowing all owners the opportunity to protect their property rights. Click here to learn more.
On February 4, 2019 FlaCPR mailed large postcards to over 1,000 Walton beachfront property owners informing them the lawsuit filed against them by Walton County attacks their property rights. See why This is a Big Deal!
FlaCPR provides instructions to access the court docket for Walton County’s case against private property owners. The docket contains all documents filed with the court, which includes documents filed by Walton County, by attorneys representing various clients, and by owners who have filed to defend themselves. Click to view.
Numerous attorneys representing condominiums, associations and individual clients, along with numerous individuals, are filing to intervene to oppose Walton County’s request for affirmation of recreational customary use. Owners must intervene within 45 days of the receipt of Walton County’s notice, which for most owners will be before the end of February 2019. Any owner who wishes to intervene to protect their property rights must do so soon. Click to review press release.
Walton County has mailed over 4,600 notices to owners of 1,194 parcels in Walton County indicating the county is requesting summary judgment to affirm the existence of recreational customary use on all private beachfront property in Walton County. If Walton County is successful, this action will remove your legal right to decide who can use your property and provides Walton County the right to decide who can use the dry sandy portion of your beachfront property.
You should receive your notice sometime the week of January 14, 2019. If you do not intervene against this action, you may lose your property rights forever! Contact an attorney to protect your rights. Act now before it is too late!!!