fee simple title

Real estate paralegal: Fee simple poses no risk of private beaches

Real estate paralegal: Fee simple poses no risk of private beaches

When Pamela Wingate comes to talk fee simple title for Navarre Beach, she brings mounds of documents with her. The real estate paralegal has been researching the issue for years, and the information she has gathered is more than enough to fill several tables. Read the full article in the March 7 issue of Navarre […]

Escambia referendum may roadblock beach fee simple title

Escambia referendum may roadblock beach fee simple title

Voters in Escambia County may have barred Navarre Beach residents from receiving fee simple title following a referendum in the November election. More than 80 percent of the roughly 119,000 voters that cast a ballot on the issue called for a federal deed controlling the island’s ownership to remain in place. Read the full article […]

District 4 County Commission candidates get heated in debate

District 4 County Commission candidates get heated in debate

As the clock winds down toward primary election day, tensions are high between incumbent District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson and opponent Dave Piech. Williamson, owner of Rob Williamson Landscaping, was running for re-election unopposed until November 2017 when Piech filed to run. The retired Air Force commander had served roughly 28 years as an […]

Two issues snag fee simple bill

Two issues snag fee simple bill

Fee simple title for leaseholders on Navarre Beach is just out of reach pending an agreement on certain issues holding up the bill locally and in Congress. In the most recent effort to put property ownership into the hands of the leaseholders, the bill introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz made […]

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Answering questions, sharing concerns and listening to comments is what Congressman Matt Gaetz set out to accomplish on Open Gaetz Day in Navarre held Monday, Nov. 27. The 12 hour day started at 8 a.m. at West Navarre Intermediate School where he met with every fourth-grade class to answer their questions and ask questions of […]

Nelson withdraws from beach ownership bill

Nelson withdraws from beach ownership bill

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has withdrawn his support for legislation that would give Navarre Beach residents fee simple title ownership of their property. Nelson initially agreed to cosponsor the bill with senator Marco Rubio earlier this year, but formally withdrew that support Oct. 23 amid criticism of possible development of the beach. In a statement […]

Fee simple title gains support in Washington

Fee simple title gains support in Washington

Legislation to give residents of Navarre Beach equal rights to their land has garnered a new supporter in Washington. Democratic U.S. senator for Florida Bill Nelson signed on as co-sponsor earlier this month for a bill that would allow fee simple title for Navarre Beach residents. Senate bill 1073 entitled “Escambia County Land Conveyance Act” […]

County pursues overdue lease fees

County pursues overdue lease fees

Two years after county commissioners agreed to cap the annual lease fees on Navarre Beach residential property at $250 year, more than 200 leaseholder accounts are still overdue with total delinquencies exceeding $200,000. Read the full article in the April 20 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per […]

Gaetz holds fee simple title town hall

Gaetz holds fee simple title town hall

U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz discussed the future of beach fee simple title legislation and reopening of Navarre Pass with community members, county leaders and press Monday at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Gaetz fielded questions about the timeline for presenting legislation, protecting that legislation from amendment and the future of the Navarre Pass. Gaetz […]

Arguments over fee simple, Navarre Pass boil down to history

Arguments over fee simple, Navarre Pass boil down to history

While U.S. congressman Matt Gaetz weighs pursuing fee simple title for residents of Navarre Beach, a fourth attempt at such legislation, the discussion continues to be mired in arguments over reopening Navarre Pass. That’s because every previous rendition of the bill has been amended to include a restriction to never open Navarre Pass again. Editor’s […]

Gaetz revives beach fee simple title bill

Gaetz revives beach fee simple title bill

U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz will be speaking in person to the Santa Rosa County Commission Thursday morning about a new bill that could potentially allow Navarre Beach’s leaseholders to claim fee simple title for their properties without loosing the option of reopening Navarre Pass. The bill is written by Gaetz and is a continuation of previous […]

Fee Simple Title legislation passes House committee

Fee Simple Title legislation passes House committee

The House Natural Resources Committee has moved forward legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla. to allow Santa Rosa Island leaseholders to attain fee simple title to their property. H.R. 1452 would authorize Escambia County to convey certain property on Santa Rosa Island. It would also streamline the management of the island by conveying […]