• Failure to Disclose Lead Paint in Rentals – Landlord’s Liability and Consequences

    When a landlord is responsible for the welfare of his or her tenants in general situations where a property is rented or leased, he or she could be liable for damages and other penalties if he or she has not disclosed that lead paint has been used in the rental house. This could lead to […]

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  • Construction Delays – Are Damages Available?

    Construction contracts usually provide a date, materials used, amount needed to finish the project and similar factors that could affect the job. However, when the construction on the building or structure has not been completed as per the contractual obligations, the owner of the land or unfinished production may be entitled to damages. Construction contracts […]

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  • Determining the Value of Real Property During Divorce

    When a couple initiate divorce proceedings, it is important to determine the value of property in the marriage so that it may be divided evenly between the two. To find the actual value of real property, there are a number of processes that may be used, but these should complete before the judge splits the […]

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  • Construction Expert Witness Explains How to Reduce Risk at Commercial Properties

    When a construction expert witness is hired for a case, it is to explain various aspects of the building, materials, persons involved and what risks exist with these processes. To utilize a construction expert properly, the lawyer may have him or her detail what may reduce these dangers for the commercial property in question. Commercial […]

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  • Mandatory Arbitration Clause in a Real Estate Agreements – Should You Sign?

    When a person is buying commercial or residential real estate, he or she may sign a lot of papers. Often, the person may not know the substance of every document he or she signs. One such document or provision in a longer agreement that the individual may sign is a mandatory arbitration agreement. This provision […]

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  • Talk to a Real Estate Lawyer before Renting Out a Private Residence

    Private residences may be riddled with issues that require certain ordinances and regulations’ satisfaction before it may be rented to the public. When initiating a home business through real estate owned by a private citizen, it is crucial that a real estate lawyer is hired to ensure the project is valid, legal and free of […]

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  • Fence Disputes with Neighbors

    When neighbors have disputes with each other over fences, the matter may lead to the courtroom with a dispute over the land and perimeter boundaries. It is important to resolve these matters quickly and with a calm demeanor so that costly litigation is not the end result. Fencing disputes are often serious when the property […]

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  • Can a Private Lender Initiate a Voluntary Foreclosure?

    Foreclosure of a property is often devastating to the person that is leasing or that owns the house. There are several processes involved in this event, and the lending agency holds the most power over the entire situation with the ability to initiate a voluntary foreclosure in usual circumstances. The lending agency in a contract […]

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  • Your Special Needs Child and Estate Planning

    When there are children with special needs that may inherit or are dependent on the estate owner, certain provisions are necessary in the estate plan. This could include healthcare, long-term care, planning for the unexpected and hiring an agent to ensure business matters are taken care of while the child adjusts to his or her […]

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  • Common Legal Mistakes to Avoid in Your Business

    When attempting to keep a business on track, it is essential to avoid various legal mistakes that could bring the entire company down. This means knowing what issues to avoid, how these matters should be handled and hiring a lawyer to increase the possibility of success in the legal world as well as the business […]

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