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Natalia Ouellette

Natalia Ouellette

Helping reclaim time and sanity in title and possession real estate disputes.
  • Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant, Estate Planning
  • Florida, Middle District of Florida - Bankruptcy
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Biography

Natalia has successfully completed nearly a thousand Tax Deed cases and has skillfully represented foreclosure bidders in hundreds of cases. She represents Florida landlords in eviction proceedings and helps them improve their leases, practices, and procedures. She has been practicing real estate, title insurance, business, and estate planning law for 12 years.
Natalia also creates comprehensive estate plans for parents with school age children and young adults, and creates a long lasting mentor relationship with her clients to ensure their assets and loved ones are protected.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of South Florida (2005), a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and International Business from the University of South Florida (2010), and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Stetson University College of Law (2009).

She is fluent in Spanish and French, and enjoys traveling with her family.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    2 hour free estate planning session so long as the new client completes homework packet 3 days prior to the meeting.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fee schedules for Tax Deed Quiet Titles, Evictions, and Unlawful Detainers. Flat fees for Estate Planning. All flat fees based on the specific needs of the client, the facts of the case, and the complexity of the client's case. Hourly fees for foreclosures, objections, reforeclosures, and bankruptcy representation of third party bidders at foreclosure sales or commercial landlords.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Middle District of Florida - Bankruptcy
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
LCO Law LLC
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Real Estate Litigation: quiet titles, partition, easements, foreclosure sale bidder representation (objections, writs, bankruptcy relief, reforeclosure), landlord representation (leases, evictions). Estate Planning: Wills, Living Wills, Revocable Family Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogates
President and In House Counsel
The Whitworth Title Group Inc
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Attended over six thousand closings, title searches and abstracts, title closings, sale purchase of real estate, title insurance policies, title commitments, risk analysis for closings, and more.
Education
University of South Florida
MBA (2010) | Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and International Business
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Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2009)
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of South Florida
B.A. (2005) | International Relations
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0068905
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Evictions - Quiet Title - Foreclosure Sales
Blog
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. Can a HOA Board vote to suspend/waive any mandatory assessments as a gesture for COVID-19 relief to its members?
A: If the operating restrictions, bylaws, and articles do not grant the Board such discretion and the HOA members and Board have not established such authority by vote and adoption of said provisions then yes, it is likely that a fiduciary duty to the association is being breached by the members of the Board and litigation for said breach could ensue. Even if the Board had sincere humanitarian intentions.
Q. I have recently signed a new lease agreement here in Florida (May13). I pay my deposit and my prorated 1st months rent.
A: Florida statute requires you send notices of items that need to be repaired in writing to your landlord. Once they have received written notice, they have 7 days to cure the deficiencies in the property. 83.51 Landlord’s obligation to maintain premises.— (1) The landlord at all times during the tenancy shall: (a) Comply with the requirements of applicable building, housing, and health codes; or (b) Where there are no applicable building, housing, or health codes, maintain the roofs, windows, doors, floors, steps, porches, exterior walls, foundations, and all other structural components in good repair and capable of resisting normal forces and loads and the plumbing in reasonable working condition. The landlord, at commencement of the tenancy, must ensure that screens are installed in a reasonable condition. Thereafter, the landlord must repair damage to screens once annually, when necessary, until termination of the rental agreement. The landlord is not required to maintain a mobile home or other structure owned by the tenant. The landlord’s obligations under this subsection may be altered or modified in writing with respect to a single-family home or duplex. (2)(a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, in addition to the requirements of subsection (1), the landlord of a dwelling unit other than a single-family home or duplex shall, at all times during the tenancy, make reasonable provisions for: 1. The extermination of rats, mice, roaches, ants, wood-destroying organisms, and bedbugs. When vacation of the premises is required for such extermination, the landlord is not liable for damages but shall abate the rent. The tenant must temporarily vacate the premises for a period of time not to exceed 4 days, on 7 days’ written notice, if necessary, for extermination pursuant to this subparagraph. 2. Locks and keys. 3. The clean and safe condition of common areas. 4. Garbage removal and outside receptacles therefor. 5. Functioning facilities for heat during winter, running water, and hot water. (b) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, at the commencement of the tenancy of a single-family home or duplex, the landlord shall install working smoke detection devices. As used in this paragraph, the term “smoke detection device” means an electrical or battery-operated device which detects visible or invisible particles of combustion and which is listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Factory Mutual Laboratories, Inc., or any other nationally recognized testing laboratory using nationally accepted testing standards.
Q. Is it legal to enforce a year office lease repetitively over 12 years?
A: It depends on the exact terms under the original written contract. You should speak with an attorney who can review the express terms of the lease with you, including lease renewals. Generally though, if there is renewal language, you have not vacated, and you continue to make lease payments, you are assenting to the renovation of the lease.
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Contact & Map
LCO Law LLC
14502 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33618
Telephone: (813) 480-2106
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Available by Appointment Only. Consultations are telephonic or via Zoom. We are a fully virtual practice.