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Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Real Estate.

Legal Issues to Consider when Renting a Home

  July 25, 2017     By HG.org
Individuals who choose to rent a home have many factors to consider. By carefully considering these factors, they can protect their legal...

Death and Mortgage

  July 24, 2017     By HG.org
Mortgages are the standard in obtaining financing or refinancing a home for repair, initial purchase and remodeling. It is not often that the...

New York Religious Corporations Law and the Mortgage of a Church

  July 24, 2017     By HG.org
Mortgages of commercial or nonresidential property may be difficult to manage with different rules and regulations. When the object is a church,...

Real Estate and the Exception for Reasonable Wear and Tear

  July 22, 2017     By HG.org
Buyers initiate a deal to purchase real estate with the intent to buy something that is maintained, kept up to standards and that is whole upon...

Legal Consequences of Broker's License Suspension When Assisting with Real Estate Dealings

  July 20, 2017     By HG.org
Having a broker’s license is important to real estate dealings. Without these, it is not legal for the individual to handle the processes that...

When a Real Estate Valuation Expert Is Needed

  July 19, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate matters are important to those that are either selling and buying or seeking investment opportunities. This means that an accurate...

What is a Real Estate 1031 Exchange?

  July 18, 2017     By HG.org
There are numerous types of exchanges and deals with real estate that may not be known by the general public. In this regard, the Internal...

How to Treat Secondary Debt When Buying a Property

  July 17, 2017     By HG.org
Convention debt accrued when purchasing property in real estate dealings usually comes from banks, insurance agencies, savings and loan...

Expert Witnesses on Drones and Privacy Issues

  July 17, 2017     By HG.org
Drones usually defy privacy, as they are able to fly into the private and persona property of another individual. This means that if the drone...

A Guide to an Agreement to Purchase Real Estate Form in Queensland

  July 17, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
If you are a real estate agent who is helping someone buy a property in Queensland, you should know what needs to go into an agreement to...

What Does the Foreclosure Process Entail?

  July 13, 2017     By HG.org
The foreclosure process is initiated when someone that has a mortgage or other loan on a house cannot pay the amount due. After so much of this,...

Rise of Construction Defect Claims and the Role of Expert Witnesses

  July 7, 2017     By HG.org
Construction defect claims increase due to defective parts, materials, substances and similar concerns and have been on the rise since 2012....

The Top Disputes between Buyer and Seller and How to Resolve Them

  July 6, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate transactions often involve a significant amount of money, often representing the most expensive transaction a person enters into.

Special Purpose Entities and Real Estate Transactions

  July 5, 2017     By HG.org
Financial transactions for real estate deals may go through special purpose entities in order to ensure the funds are secured if the parent...

Legal Issues Involved in Purchasing a Foreclosed Property

  July 5, 2017     By HG.org
There are often complications with a foreclosed property and the owner that could not make the mortgage payments. However, these issues may...

Can I Get a Lien on Someone’s House Who Owes Me Money?

  June 30, 2017     By HG.org
Sometimes if a person owes, he or she may not pay this debt. His or her creditor, whether an individual or a business, may decide to look for...

Unauthorized Practice of Real Estate Dealings and the Invalid Agent

  June 30, 2017     By HG.org
Some real estate dealings are invalid due to an agent not actually authorized to sell a property, the person not having a legitimate license to...

Falsification of Taxes and Real Estate Projects

  June 29, 2017     By HG.org
Preparation of tax returns that are false or contain inconsistencies may lead to criminal charges. Real estate projects may be harmed from the...

Land Purchase in Romania

  June 29, 2017     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
The return of part of land to the original owners and the acquisition and ownership of land in Romania still raises many issues twenty-seven...

What to Know Before Hiring a Construction Accident Attorney

  June 27, 2017     By Sherman Law, PLLC
You’re on a construction site and—almost out of nowhere—a large beam knocks you out, leaving you unconscious and in pain. You’ve suffered a head...

Health Hazards Due to Insecticide Sprayed by Farm Next Door, What Can I Do?

  June 26, 2017     By HG.org
The rights and protections for homeowners in some instances extend beyond the property lines. This may mean that certain hazards from nearby...

How Lawyers Assist in Construction Defect Cases

  June 23, 2017     By HG.org
Defects occur so often as per specifications are not always followed, some machines break down, certain designs are not perfected and accidents...

Legal Considerations when Purchasing a Bank-Owned Property

  June 23, 2017     By HG.org
Pre-owned property is often overlooked for various reasons, but when someone buys the house or land again, there may be several defects....

New Routes to Acquire Turkish Citizenship under the New Regulation

  June 21, 2017     By Guden Law Firm
The new regulation for the exceptional acquiring of a Turkish Citizenship was introduced by the Turkish Government on 12.12.2016.

Unlawful Building in Italy

  June 21, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Unlawful building in Italy occurs whenever an urban intervention without the required license is undertaken. It constitutes an infringement both...

Can My Landlord Make Me Smoke Outside When My Lease Does Not Mention “No Smoking”?

  June 21, 2017     By HG.org
Smoking has become one of the top priorities in removing from all establishments and property due to the adverse effects the smoke has on the...

When Do I Need a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement?

  June 20, 2017     By HG.org
Many commercial leases for business owners or management have subordination, non-disturbance and attornment types of agreements in the...

Misrepresentation of Tax Procedures and Complications for Real Estate Dealings

  June 20, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate dealings often require exact documentation that specifies certain terms, conditions and details about the buyer, seller and...

Real Estate Arrangements with Disabled Persons

  June 15, 2017     By HG.org
Persons with disabilities are protected by the Fair Housing Act in which they may be provided a place for rent or to purchase no matter which...

An Overseas Property that Pays Its Own Bills: The Perfect Choice

  June 15, 2017     By Giambrone Law
The charm of buying a property in a sun-drenched corner of rural Italy or Spain is a dream many people aspire to. However, the cost of...

When to Contact a Construction Litigation Lawyer

  June 13, 2017     By HG.org
Construction contracts may end in trouble or may be broken before the structure has been built. Many of these issues end in litigation, and this...

What to Do When a Commercial Tenant Vacates Before the Lease Expiration Date

  June 12, 2017     By Gross & Romanick, P.C.
It is rarely welcome news for a commercial landlord to discover that a tenant has vacated its leased premises prior to the expiration of the...

Investing in Real Estate Overseas

  June 12, 2017     By Harvey Law Group
Insights on how to combine Real Estate & Citizenship

Can the Mortgage Holder of the House I Shared with My Spouse Pursue Me for Collection?

  June 9, 2017     By HG.org
Sometimes two people may be living together in one home and the owner of the home may pass away. When the individuals own the property as joint...

Selling the Family Home after Your Surviving Parent Dies

  June 8, 2017     By Kalish Law Texas
When the last surviving parent of an adult child passes away, the family home often needs to be sold.

How Antitrust Affects Potential Buyers in Real Estate Dealings

  June 7, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate deals are often complicated when applying the regulations for both state and federal laws and acts. This could be as simple as...

Fair Housing Complications and What to Look For

  June 6, 2017     By HG.org
State and federal regulations comply with the Fair Housing Act as implemented throughout the United States so that buyers or renters of a...

Commercial Lease "Letter of Intent" - LOIs

  June 5, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
The letter of intent (“LOI,” a.k.a. term sheet or MOU) [is]used for negotiating a commercial lease. The LOI comes early in the process, and it’s...

Remedies for Landlords when a Dispute with a Tenant Arises

  June 1, 2017     By HG.org
Residential complications often occur when a tenant has a dispute about something. This may be maintenance, the lease terms, parking, utilities...

Legality of Restrictive Covenants

  By HG.org
Many who buy a home believe that they are able to change whatever they feel is necessary to the house or land. If they want to alter the land...

What Can I do about Water Drainage on My Property Caused by the Adjourning Property?

  May 25, 2017     By HG.org
Living in close proximity to others can cause some problems to arise. In some situations, a neighbor’s actions or lack of actions may be...

Preventing Commercial Lease Dispute Complications with Expert Witness Testimony

  May 24, 2017     By HG.org
Before signing a commercial lease, individuals may consider possible ways to protect themselves before the lease, during the tenancy and after...

Mandatory Arbitration in Real Estate Disputes

  May 24, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate deals often see conflict arising based on the factors of sellers and buyers not being able to resolve the matter between them....

Ways to Stop Foreclosure Fast

There are many ways to stop a foreclosure sale. The best way to stop foreclosure fast is to file bankruptcy. It can stop a foreclosure...

Expert Witness: Legal Complications in Transfers of Ownership

  May 23, 2017     By HG.org
Sometimes a person may wish to transfer real estate, whether residential or commercial, to another person. However, when conducting these...

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Property in Malaysia

  May 22, 2017     By Fareez Shah & Partners
Understand key fundamental issues before purchasing any property

Understanding What a Real Estate Lien Is and Is Not

  May 19, 2017     By HG.org
Many property owners have liens on their houses or land. While it is best to ensure these are not still active and have been paid off, that is...

What Is a “Quiet Title” in Real Estate Law?

  May 18, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate deals are often complex with many different concepts that apply to certain transactions and issues that may arise. One of these...

Commercial Real Estate Lawsuits over Undisclosed Property Problems

  May 16, 2017     By HG.org
Disputes can arise when a buyer finds a problem with commercial property that he or she believes that the seller actively concealed or failed to...

Rights of Domestic Violence Victims in Rental Property

  May 15, 2017     By HG.org
Victims of domestic violence suffer from various issues that stem from the abuse that has been inflicted upon them. Because of these problems,...

Expert Witness Describes What Damage an Infestation of Insects Causes

  May 12, 2017     By HG.org
Infestation of insects is often one of the worst possible problems with real estate that a homeowner discovers.

Important Legal Tips for Selling a House to a Relative

  May 11, 2017     By HG.org
Selling a home is often difficult when taking all involved factors into account. However, when the buyer is a relative, this may be complicated....

An Introduction to the Davis-Bacon Act

  May 9, 2017     By Cobb Law Group
Contractors working on Federal Projects typically must meet minimum wage requirements. Sometimes, the prevailing wages on Federal projects are...

Does a Fence Matter in Adverse Possession Cases?

  May 2, 2017     By HG.org
Adverse possession occurs when the someone obtains the legal ownership of a house that he or she treats as his or hers with a timeframe...

LGBT Protections under the Fair Housing Act

  May 1, 2017     By HG.org
Protections for gay, lesbian, transgendered and similar individuals are not often found in the United States. However, the Fair Housing Act has...

What Is a “Transfer on Death Deed” and Should I Use It?

  May 1, 2017     By HG.org
There are many documents that may be created and used to permit the passing of property, assets and funds from one person to another upon the...

Creating Enforceable Liquidated Damage Clauses in Real Estate Contracts

  By HG.org
Real estate deals are often riddled with contracts that have vague terms, statements with open ended clauses and various similar confusions that...

Specific Business Tax in Thailand

  April 28, 2017     By Siam Legal International
Specific Business Tax (SBT), under the Revenue Code of Thailand, is one type of tax applicable to operators of real estate businesses.

Real Estate Lawyer Solves Title Problems when Purchasing Property

  By HG.org
There are many forms of purchasing a property that includes documentation issues such as title problems. There are many contracts a buyer signs...

Can the HOA Lock Me Out of My Gated Community Because I Owe Them Money?

  By HG.org
Homeowners associations are often the strength of a community in order to keep it safe, maintained properly and peaceful. While this is often...

Interviewing Your (Potential) Real Estate Agent: What to Ask

  By HG.org
When there is the potential for purchasing real estate, the person considering buying a property should contact a real estate agent. In order to...

Importance of Negotiating Assignment Clauses in Commercial Lease Transactions

  By HG.org
Commercial spaces may be difficult to obtain depending on the city where the businesses reside. Because of this, there are many different...

Homeowner Association Problems Solved by a Real Estate Lawyer

  By HG.org
Many communities where homes are sold have homeowners’ associations attached as a service for the neighborhoods surrounding the area. These...

Is It Possible to Sue When Return on Investment Does Not Materialize?

  By HG.org
When someone has invested in a luxury hotel, there are many factors to consider before progressing to litigation. Some return on investment may...

My Neighbor’s Satellite Dishes Ruin My View. What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
In some situations a person may have an issue with a neighbor. In many such situations, there may be a legal remedy through a nuisance action....

Early Lease Termination Agreements: Economic Considerations for Landlords and Distressed Tenants

A small business has leased commercial space, encountered economic difficulties, and can no longer afford the lease payments. In some cases, the...

How a Real Estate Lawyer Helps with Earnest Money Disputes

  By HG.org
Many real estate deals lead to the need for a real estate lawyer. This may be due to complications with the arrangement, difficulties with...

Avoiding Typical Problems with Commercial Leases with the Help of a Real Estate Lawyer

  By HG.org
There are a number of concerns that may arise when starting a commercial lease. It is vital that the documentation signed by the person involved...

Property Ownership: Joint Tenants or Tenants-in-Common

  By HG.org
The ownership of a property may be accomplished through various means. However, there are two that are common especially among married or...

Purchasing Real Estate in Germany

Unlike in other countries, such as Denmark and Switzerland, there are no restrictions to foreigners to purchase real estate in Germany....

Protect Your Construction Project with a Real Estate Lawyer in Your Corner

  By HG.org
Construction projects may be affected by numerous concerns that could lead to litigation based on liability issues. These may be through workers...

Property Ownership: Joint Tenants or Tenants by the Entirety

  By HG.org
There are multiple manners in which persons are permitted to own property. When a couple purchases land or buildings, they may be joint tenants...

Great Tips for the Purchase of an Older Condo

  By HG.org
Purchasing a condo is often complicated and a time intensive process due to the amount of research and searching out the right residence.

Property Damage Due to a Fire after a Power Surge after the Utility Serviced the Lines – Are They Liable?

  By HG.org
Power surges are not uncommon instances where severe damage is possible in the extreme and minor loss of hardware in the least vicious...

How Real Estate Lawyers Assist with the Condemnation Process

  By HG.org
It is important to seek assistance when a property has started going through the condemnation process. This is when any local, state, federal or...

Misrepresented Wraparound Lien Upon Sale, What Are My Options?

  By HG.org
Real estate laws are often difficult to understand because they change constantly. The state the property resides in has laws that affect what...

Can My Landlord Terminate My Lease if I Posted a Bad Review of the Apartment?

  By HG.org
Landlords draft a lease agreement with tenants in usual standard terms. However, these agreements may be altered upon the termination of the...

Easements and Termination by Abandonment

  By HG.org
Transactions with commercial real estate often include easements and termination when someone abandons the property. Easements are important as...

How to Hire a Construction Defect Lawyer

  By HG.org
When construction defects occur, it is possible that thousands of dollars may be lost, severe injuries or death may transpire and multiple...

Tax-Foreclosure Property Purchased, Can I Evict?

  By HG.org
There are many ways in which to purchase a property. Of these, when a residence has already been purchased, but the taxes are ignored for years,...

Can a Lawyer Help Me Defend Against Foreclosure?

  By HG.org
Before someone may attempt to defend against foreclosure, it is important to understand what it is and how it affects those impacted by it....

Can I Refuse to Sign Escrow Documents if Buyer Demands Excessive Rent after Closing?

  By HG.org
In certain situations, a seller has proceeded to the point that escrow documents are ready to be signed. If the buyer has imposed particular...

Expert Witness: How Can an Expert Identify Construction Defects?

  By HG.org
When there is a need for a construction expert that must be used as a witness in a court case, he or she should have extensive knowledge and...

Commercial Contract Contingencies and How a Real Estate Lawyer Can Help

  By HG.org
Certain contracts hold special keys that are input by the seller or with the assistance of a real estate lawyer. These are usually used for...

Quiet Title Actions – Legal Title versus Equitable Title

  By HG.org
Some situations arise that demand a quiet action in real estate deals, title conflicts and a completion of ownership transfers and claims. When...

Where to Start with Real Estate Investing: The Legal Point of View

  By HG.org
Investing is usually confusing due to the massive amount of choices available. Without a guide, it is difficult to navigate the waters of all...

Owner-Financed Sale, Renter-Owner Delinquent. Can I Recover?

  By HG.org
Owner-financed sales of a property may be difficult to recover if the renter or leaseholder becomes delinquent in payments. If there is no...

Provisions to Include in Commercial Leases

  By HG.org
When dealing in real estate commercial leases, it is vital that those that may purchase the property understand what provisions are provided in...

Seller Obligations to Disclose Conditions to Home Buyer

  By HG.org
When a seller is considering selling the property he or she owns, there are certain obligations placed upon that person that require him or her...

Remodeling, Permits, Contractor Work and Exposure to Asbestos, What Now?

  By HG.org
It is important to obtain the right permits so that a home may be remodeled without the consequences of legal action being taken by anyone...

Historic Preservation: Legal and Economic Issues

The legal and economic implications of landmarking homes, streets, and neighborhoods.

Real Estate Fraud: Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

  By HG.org
When buying or selling real estate, there are many dangers that someone must be aware of that could lead to legal action. These red flags may be...

Breach of Contract in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  By HG.org
There are many contracts created where one or the other party often has qualms after it has been finalized.

Angry Renters, a Management Company and Damages Owed

  By HG.org
Angry renters are the worst possible persons to have within a rental property. They often trash the inside with left over junk, break various...

Can Creditors Force a Partition?

  By HG.org
There are instances where the court has ordered that real estate property be divided up into separate portions due to the interests of tenants...

Tips for a First Time Buyer of Land in Kenya

This is what a first time buyer of land in Kenya needs to know before engaging in conveyancing.

Ways Real Estate Lawyers Transfer Property

  By HG.org
There are a number of ways in which real estate lawyers are able to transfer property from one owner to another. This is called conveyancing and...

Real Estate Litigation and Construction Disputes

  By HG.org
There are several types of litigation possible involving real estate deals. It is when there are construction disputes that these matters become...

My Neighbor’s Animals Are Ruining My Life and Property Value. Can I Sue?

  By HG.org
When a neighbor is being a nuisance, there are some instances where the person affected may file a claim against them. This is often seen when...

Establishing Property Lines with the Help of a Real Estate Lawyer

  By HG.org
When property owners have disputes with others over trees, creeks, cattle crossing and other matters, it is important to know what the property...

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