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explaining the different aspects of Real Estate.


How to Prevent Real Estate Title Issues in Florida

  July 25, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Whether you are selling or buying a home, the last thing you want to encounter are problems with the real estate title. Unfortunately, the foreclosure crisis that hit Florida so hard several years ago sometimes makes it difficult to obtain a clear or marketable real estate title.

Withdraw from Loans, Reduce Interest Burden in Germany

  July 25, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Playing the get-out-of-jail-free card and withdrawing from expensive real estate loans is still possible until June 21 without consumers having to pay an early repayment penalty.

Can Property Management Force a Tenant to Replenish Reserve Funds?

  July 22, 2016     By HG.org
Property management has various funds to disperse to different areas that need repair or alteration. Some funds are reserved for emergencies, and some are used for maintenance.

If a Fire Hydrant is Not to Code, Can it be Moved?

  July 22, 2016     By HG.org
Fire hydrants are critical to containing a fire once it breaks out. They are available within cities to extinguish consuming flames that have become too much for other simple remedies.

Withdrawal Worthwhile Both in the Case of Outstanding and Repaid Loans in Germany

  July 20, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Withdrawal can prove to be an extremely attractive proposition from a financial perspective, even for consumers whose loans have already been paid off. That being said, withdrawal should certainly be carried out before June 21, 2016.

Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer To Close a Sale of Residential Property in Florida?

  July 18, 2016     By Apfelbaum Law
In the State of Florida, it is not mandatory for the buyer or the seller to hire a real estate attorney for the closing of the sale of residential real property. Many operations are conducted through negotiations between the parties; real estate agents, and the involvement of a title company. However, real estate transactions are important and complex investments, and, in most cases, one of the most important purchases for an individual or family.

Important Factors of Greenfield Investments in Hungary

  July 18, 2016     By KCG Partners Law Firm
In a classical sense, a “greenfield investment” is the construction of a new industrial unit in a territory previously used as agricultural area.

Using a Quitclaim Deed to Transfer Property

  July 13, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
A quitclaim deed is used to transfer a property owner’s interest in the property to another person without any warranties or guarantees as to the state of the property.

Property Purchase Taxes and Fiscal Benefits in Italy – Purchase of a Luxury Home

  July 13, 2016     By Luxury Law
When you purchase a property in Italy, you need to be aware of the amount of taxes you will be required to pay, and at that stage you need to be informed if you are purchasing a luxury home or not, this might make a huge difference, as a luxury home is excluded from “fiscal benefits”.

Commercial Lease Negotiation Tips for Entrepreneurs

  July 13, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Getting the right space to house your new business is essential, but you need to get it on the right terms to ensure your business is in a prime position to succeed. Commercial leases are prepared by landlords, and crafted to favor landlords.

Contingencies that Homebuyers Should Include in a Purchase Contract in Florida

  July 8, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Contingencies in real estate purchase contracts specify conditions that must be met before closing can take place. Some of the standard contingencies in real estate contracts include financing, inspections, insurance and other things that must be in place before the sale is completed.

Real Estate Acquisition by Foreign Real Persons and Foreign Companies in Turkey

  July 8, 2016     By Cengiz & Opak Law Office
Investment in real estate has always been one of the favorite choices for investors. According to Knight Frank Global Price Index Q4 2015 and Q1 2016 reports, Turkey leads global house growth with 18% and 15% in order. Furthermore, after the abolishment of the reciprocity principle in 2012, real estate acquisition in Turkey has been even more attractive to foreign investors.

How to Minimize Risk When Leasing Investment Property to Renters in Florida

  July 7, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Successful real estate investors know that to protect your investment, you not only need to have the proper insurance for your property, but you also need to take some extra steps to manage risk when leasing investment property to tenants.

How to Fight a Post-Foreclosure Deficiency Judgment in Florida

  July 5, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Even with the national economy and housing market on the upswing, Florida continues to have one of the highest rates of foreclosure in the U.S.

Distressed Homeowners: Know Your Rights Under the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act

  July 5, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Florida was among the hardest hit states in the national housing crisis, and state courts are still dealing with the flood of foreclosures crowding dockets. In 2013, the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act (“FFFA”) was signed into law in attempt to unclog the court system with an expedited foreclosure process that both hurts and helps distressed homeowners.

Ways to Stop Foreclosure

  June 30, 2016     By HG.org
There are several ways that homeowners can help guard against foreclosure so that they can keep their homes and avoid the negative consequences of this action.

Enhanced Life Estate Deeds in Florida

  June 30, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Enhanced life estate deeds, commonly known as “Lady Bird Deeds” provide a legal mechanism for property to pass automatically to a person or group of people without going through Florida probate.

In Italy, the Luxury Market Speaks Chinese

  June 30, 2016     By Boccadutri International Law Firm
Beijing has recently held the twelfth edition of the Luxury property showcase, Real Estate Luxury Fair, promoted by the Ferretti group and Bank of East Asia, which granted space to 120 exhibitors from 35 countries and, above all, welcomed over 6000 visitors.

Property Purchase: Investments in Italian houses

  June 30, 2016     By Boccadutri International Law Firm
Chinese attracted by investments in Italian houses: In the last few years Chinese people have been attracted by investments in Italian houses. The are several reasons behind it: obtaining a Schengen Visa is one of them.

Countdown for Loan Withdrawal in Germany: Take Action by June 21 Deadline

  June 28, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
The countdown is on for withdrawing from real estate loans. The deadline for withdrawing from legacy contracts is June 21, 2016. After this date, the so-called “ewiges Widerrufsrecht” (perpetual right of withdrawal) will cease to exist.

Withdraw from Loans in Due Course and Benefit from Low Interim Interest in Germany

  June 27, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
It is often possible to save several thousand euros by withdrawing from a real estate loan. Having said that, this so-called “ewiges Widerrufsrecht”, or perpetual right of withdrawal, shall cease to exist for legacy contracts on June 21, 2016.

How to Enforce a Foreign Judgment in Georgia (Domestication)

  June 24, 2016     By Cobb Law Group
Creditors who have sued (and won), may find that the debtor has moved its business operations or move its assets to another state. When this happens, the creditor should consider domesticating their judgment in the new state.

Texas Water Damage Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Homeowners and Property Owners

  June 23, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Texas homeowners and property owners whose house or land has suffered water damage due to the actions of a neighbor or nearby business may be eligible to file a lawsuit. The first step in taking legal action is to talk with an attorney about your case.

Urban Development Boundary

  June 23, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
For the majority of cities and places, development is a good thing. Not only is it often a sign of economic growth, it can also mean additional jobs being brought into the area, especially when the projects include office buildings, warehouses, and other commercial properties.

Plan Bay Area: An Evaluation by California Land Use Lawyers

  June 16, 2016     By Kassouni Law
California land use lawyers have filed suit against the Association of Bay Area Governments in an effort to preserve Californians' constitutionally protected property rights

How to Fight a California HOA (Homeowner Association) Architectural Committee and Win

  June 9, 2016     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
While the Board of a Homeowner Association (HOA) in California has wide discretion to act on behalf of its members through its architectural, landscape and other committees and to either fine you, send you a violation notice or require you to take actions which may be expensive, you have options to fight an unjust arbitrary, capricious, discriminatory or illegal action, most of which will not even require the assistance of an attorney and you can win.

How Can I Evict a Tenant in Florida?

  June 5, 2016     By HG.org
Tenants who do not pay rent in time or otherwise violate the rental agreement that they have with the landlord may be subject to eviction. However, a landlord must carefully follow the laws related to eviction to avoid liability in this situation.

What Can I Do If My Tenants Are Damaging My Property in Florida?

  June 4, 2016     By HG.org
Landlords are not required to let their tenants destroy their property. They may take legal action according to local rules and the lease agreement.

Can My Landlord Change a Long-Term Lease Agreement or Stop Making Repairs in Florida?

  June 4, 2016     By HG.org
Many of the landlord responsibilities may be laid out in a lease agreement. Absent an agreement or a provision on the matter, Florida law and housing codes may be consulted to determine the landlord's rights and duties.

Benefits of a Florida Land Trust

  May 31, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
A Florida land trust is a legal agreement under which the title of real property is vested to a trustee. The beneficiaries of the trust direct the trustee on how to maintain the property. The trust also allows the beneficiaries to collect rent without holding legal title to the property.

Buying Property in Berlin, Germany

  May 25, 2016     By AP & Generalis
For the past decade cities such as Berlin, Leipzig, Munich and Bremen became and remain the focal point of interest of foreign investors who in the German real estate market are primarily looking for security and stability and secondarily high returns. Purchasing property in Germany though has its own rules which should be taken onto consideration before taking the step.

Wisconsin Homebuyers: What You Need To Know About Contingencies

  May 24, 2016     By J Peterman Legal Group, Ltd
In real estate, a contingency is a condition included in a home purchase agreement, that must be completed before a deal can actually be finalized. If either party is unable to meet one, or more, of the contingent conditions, then the deal may be voided altogether. If you are buying a home in Wisconsin, you need to be aware how contingencies can be used to help you complete your purchase.

Using Power of Attorney for a New York Real Estate Closing

  May 22, 2016     By Jeanne M. Reardon Law Office
If you are unable to attend a real estate closing and sign the necessary documents you can have your attorney prepare a power of attorney for you thereby allowing your agent to act for you at the closing.

Why You Need a Real Estate Lawyer When You Buy or Sell a House

  May 23, 2016     By Jeanne M. Reardon Law Office
Whether you are buying or selling a home, your team of expert advisers should include a real estate closing attorney. Real estate closings are complicated matters and require a thorough knowledge of the law. With a decision as serious as buying and selling real estate, it is important that you are guided throughout every step of the closing process by an experienced and knowledgeable real estate lawyer.

What Can I Do About a Noisy School?

  May 20, 2016     By HG.org
Almost every private housing area as well as public ones prohibits undue, avoidable and excessive noise. For laws and ordinances that stipulate noise levels, law enforcement is allowed to give citations and tickets to those that violate these regulations.

The Art of Constructon Contract Drafting

  May 18, 2016     By Cobb Law Group
A well-written contract is more than a fill-in-the-blank form. It's unique, it reflects your business principles, and it reflects your values. Make sure your contracts reflect the personality and the tone you desire.

How to Buy a Property in Italy

  May 12, 2016     By Giambrone Law
Popular questions concerning buying a property in Italy.

Freehold v Leasehold in Thailand

  May 11, 2016     By Hughes Krupica
A look at some of the issues with leasehold ownership in Thailand.

Construction Contracts in Iran’s Body of Law: Post-Sanctions Strategy

  May 12, 2016     By ESK Law Firm
Although there are several similarities between construction law in Iran and other countries, it has its own rules and regulations which are different from the construction industry of the West. foreign contractors who enter the market for the first time must be prepared for a different environment. This article explains important aspects of construction law in Iran.

Declaring and Re-Declaring of Bulgarian Properties in the Local Municipality

Importance of declaring both of the spouses in the property declaration.

Rights of California Renters when the Property Is Sold

  By HG.org
In some situations, California landlords decide to rent out their properties until they are able to find a buyer. When a unit is sold that is occupied by a renter in California, the renter still has many tenant rights that must be honored and respected. Simply selling the property does not usually justify an immediate eviction of a tenant.

Dealing with Real Property after a Divorce

  By HG.org
For many couples, real property represents the most valuable and expensive asset that they own. Since the couple will no longer be living together in the same house, they must often reach some sort of decision regarding which party will receive the house.

Notices of Intent to Lien Property in Georgia

Some states require that potential lien claimants serve a Notice of Intent to Lien on of the real estate where the lien will be placed prior to the filing of the lien. Georgia does not have this prerequisite, however, so a Georgia lien claimant may exercise an option to serve the project owner with prior notice.

Massachusetts Law on Failing to Disclose Defects of Residential Properties

  By HG.org
In Massachusetts, sellers of property have certain duties. One such duty is to disclose certain defects of the property. If the seller fails to disclose such defects, the buyer may have remedies available to him or her.

Property Purchase in Italy

The Italian real estate market has grown rapidly and is predicted to become one of the most attractive to European investors. Our lawyers assist clients in all types of real estate development, including shopping center, industrial, residential, hotel and downtown developments. We have extensive experience in the creation and operation of residential, commercial and mixed-use condominiums and planned unit developments.

Easements and the Creation of Rights to Another Person’s Property

  By HG.org
When a person owns land, he or she may assume that he or she is the sole owner of all of the land and can restrict others' use of the land. However, through an easement, another person or entity may have the right to a limited use of the land.

Real Estate Purchase by Foreigners in Turkey

The procedure and regulation concerning foreigners' acquisition of real estate in Turkey.

What Can I do About a Late Contractor?

  By HG.org
When a person hires someone else to provide goods or services to him or her, the terms of the contract dictate when the work is to be performed or the goods to be provided. However, situations can occur in which the contractor is not providing timely delivery, and the customer may pursue legal action to enforce his or her rights.

The Independent Status of Car Parking Spaces in Bulgaria

The Independent Status of Car Parking Spaces in Accordance with the New Amending Bill to the Urban Planning and Development Act.

Can You Recover from Bankruptcy and Foreclosure

Former homeowners who have been foreclosed on have to go through an entire year of loss after loss. First, they lose their home and have to relocate. Next, they have to figure out how to re-establish credit because they have lost their once good credit rating. Then, as homeowners attempt to put this behind them, they go to the mailbox and receive a 1099. A 1099A or 1099C is issued by the creditor for the abandonment or cancellation of debt.

Foreigners Married to Thais: Beware of Thai Condo Laws

A practical look at a complication non-resident foreigners married to Thais may face when purchasing a condominium in Thailand.

A Guide For California Real Estate Investors

Real estate investors are prevalent in the California real estate market, and they have driven the values for the past few years. What, then, should California real estate investors look out for when purchasing real property as an investment?

Forming an LLC to Purchase Real Estate

Limited liability companies (“LLCs”) are the entity of choice for most transactions involving the purchase and/or development of real estate. There are many situations in which another entity may be used, as, for instance, when a company owns various assets, only one of which is real estate. Still, LLCs predominate.

Professional Liability for Real Estate Agents in Ontario, Canada

Lawsuits against real estate agents may be based on a number of different claims. Such claims may include allegations of misrepresentation, negligence, lack of disclosure, secret profits, conflict of interest, etc. As such, it’s important for both the real estate agent and the client to understand what the law expects of real estate agents.

How Titling Real Estate Correctly Gives You Options for Passing it On

When making a real estate purchase — whether it’s home or an office building — many people don’t give much thought to how the property should be titled. But if you want to pass the property on to a spouse or others some day, how you title it has an important role in how it is passed on.

Title Search Report in Egypt

The title search report is considered one of the most important documents to be obtained by the buyer prior to buying a property as it provides essential information on the legal status of the purchased property be it a piece of land, a factory, residential building or a commercial office space.

Avoiding Foreclosure and Eviction without an Attorney in California

Foreclosure is a scary, cumbersome process that often renders homeowners desperate for help, and all too often they call upon unqualified, or unethical, self-proclaimed foreclosure defense attorneys or advocates.

Discharging a Mechanic’s Lien

What happens when a construction company or a contractor put's a lien on your property for unpaid services? What if the lien is invalid? Do you have any recourse?

Notice of Assignment of Mortgage before Suit Is Not a Defense to Foreclosure in Florida

Recently foreclosure defense attorneys have argued that FL Stat. 559.715 is a condition precedent to foreclosure and a defense to foreclosure. Recently the 2nd DCA finally rules on the issue and held otherwise.

Basics of the Right of Superficies in Thailand

The right of superficies is found in Sections 1410 to 1416 of the Civil and Commercial Code. It is a right in land granted by the owner to the holder of the right, called the superficiary, in order to own structures built upon or under the land.

Georgia's Registration Process for Out-of-State Contractors

It is common for a contractor in one state to participate on a project in another state. Unfortunately, each state has its own rules and regulations for letting out-of-state contractors work within its borders. For those contractors and subcontractors who are bidding on or working on Georgia projects, there are registration requirements with the Georgia Department of Revenue. This article provides useful information to construction professionals seeking working in Georgia.

What Foreign Nationals Need to Know about Buying Florida Real Estate

Florida real estate has always been attractive to foreign buyers, even before the housing crash that depressed prices for both residential and commercial real estate and made foreign investment in Florida real estate a bargain for many buyers.

Pros and Cons of Forming an LLC for Real Estate Investments

Forming a limited liability company (LLC) for real estate investments has been a common practice in Florida for more than 30 years because an LLC can help investors protect their personal assets from any liabilities associated with their real estate investments.

Ukrainian realtors, who we trust our money?

Protection of owners rights is important for every country. In Ukraine, there are not a lot of effective methods how to keep your rights. Often using realtors services we think and assume that our rights are defended. But as usual, it not so. Who are realtors in Ukraine? Are they responsible?

Buying Real Estate Property in Spain

Buying real estate property in Spain is not really different from buying in other European countries. In this article we will explain the basic steps to be taken in the purchase process.

Usufructs Under Thai Law

The usufruct is a “real right” or interest in property that originates in Roman law and generally grants one person beneficial rights in the property of another for a certain period of time.

Claims Against Real Estate Agents

  By HG.org
Real estate agents occupy a position of trust. Quite often, they are involved in transactions that represent the largest monetary value that their clients have ever encountered. As such, real estate agents may be subject to a number of legal claims.

What Florida HOAs Need to Know About the Marketable Record Title Act

Enacted 52 years ago, the Florida Marketable Record Title Act (“MRTA”) is a statute many homeowners associations remain blissfully unaware of — usually to their detriment.

What Is a Constructive Trust?

  By HG.org
A trust is a mechanism in which one person can transfer ownership of certain properties during his or her life of after death. A trust is subject to the provisions an instructions in the trust document. However, some trust are formed based on the conduct of the parties and their intentions as opposed to the official wording of a trust document. Constructive trust are formed as a remedy to prevent unfair results.

Transfer Real Estate Without Probate With a Lady Bird Deed

A Florida Enhanced Life Estate Deed — also known as the “Lady Bird Deed” because President Lyndon Johnson used one to pass property to his wife, Lady Bird Johnson – is an estate planning instrument that allows a property owner to maintain control of his or her real property and avoid probate when it is time to pass the property on to heirs.

Disputes Between a California General Contractor and a Subcontractor

The nature of the relationship between a California general contractor and a subcontractor is legally quite complex. The general contractor awards a sub-contract based upon a bid, or extensive experience with a particular subcontractor. It is not unusual for work to begin on a jobsite under a subcontract prior to any physical agreement being drafted or signed.

What Florida HOAs Need to Know About the Marketable Record Title Act

Enacted 52 years ago, the Florida Marketable Record Title Act (“MRTA”) is a statute many homeowners associations remain blissfully unaware of — usually to their detriment.

Landlord's Duty to Repair

  By HG.org
A tenant’s basic duty is to pay rent in a timely manner and to maintain the property up to a certain standard. Landlords also have certain duties. These duties may exist under contract provisions and/or under state and local laws.

Can I Get My Belongings from Someone Else's Home?

  By HG.org
There are many situations in which your property may be in the possession of another person. You may have visited someone overnight and left something behind. You may have broken up with a paramour. You may have been kicked out of the property by a roommate.

Investing in Real Estate in the DR Congo: Ownership, Rights and Usage of the Land

Real estate market in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] is vast, especially for urban centres, like Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Kisangani, Goma, Kolwezi, Bukavu, Matadi, etc.

Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer to Purchase a Home?

  By HG.org
In most cases, a person is not legally required to hire a real estate lawyer before purchasing real property. However, real estate lawyers perform a variety of tasks that can help make the home buying process less complicated and that can tend to the buyer’s rights.

How to Evict a Tenant in Thailand

Evicting a Tenant in Thailand is not a simple matter. Leases are generally treated as a contract. There are procedures that need to be followed to terminate the contract.

Can Storage Companies Remove My Belongings?

  By HG.org
When a person has more belongings than he or she can comfortably store in a home, he or she may take extra belongings to an off-site storage company. The circumstances about which the storage company can remove belongings are based on state law and the specific contract.

How to Get Out of a Timeshare

  By HG.org
Many have fallen prey to the allure of a timeshare. The prices sound unbeatable, the amenities look amazing, and the idea of owning a piece of vacation paradise may seem too good to resist. Unfortunately, after buying a timeshare, reality sets in and many people find themselves wanting out of the agreement.

Resolving Disputes with Contractors in California

Construction law in California can be quite complex, and it is important to understand the best strategies for resolving disputes with contractors.

The Acquisition of Property in Spain by Non-Resident Foreigners

More and more non-resident foreign nationals, attracted by the good economic climate, decide to buy a property in Spain. The drop in real estate prices has increased the number of investors.

4 Things Self-Managing Owners with Hawaii Vacation Rental Properties Should Do to Comply with New Law

Hawaii amended its Transient Accommodations Tax Law in July 2015. Effective January 1, 2016, vacation rental properties in Hawaii are subject to new requirements. Here are four things owner-operators should do to be prepared for the new law.

Homeowners Association Disputes

  By HG.org
Homeowners associations are common in many areas and various types of development. The homeowners association, or “HOA,” is the governing body of the subdivision or complex. However, there are times when individual or multiple homeowners have a legal dispute with the HOA. Several options may be available to help resolve such disputes.

Neighbor’s Right to Build

  By HG.org
When purchasing real estate, many people look to their views to determine if they want to purchase the property. Better views often translate to more valuable pieces of property. However, in some cases, a neighbor may be able to block a view or otherwise exercise his or her own legal rights in order to build something on his or her property that may interfere with the other property owners’ privileges.

When Guests Overstay Their Welcome, How Can You Get Them Out of Your Apartment?

  By HG.org
It happens to most of us at some point or another: a house guest comes to stay for a while, but ends up freeloading far longer than expected. When this happens, what can you do to get your pesky house guest to leave? Does the law offer any solutions?

What Can I do if my Neighbor is Causing Water Damage to My Property?

  By HG.org
Neighbor disputes can crop up due to a number of issues, but water damage issues due to the landscape of a neighbor’s property or naturally-occurring condition are some of the most common. The respective rights of each property owner depends on the specific circumstances involved in the case and local and state laws that address the subject.

Regulation of Property Rights under the New Argentinean Civil and Commercial Code

On August 1, 2015, the new Civil and Commercial Code (hereinafter the “new Code”) will enter into force in Argentina. Chapter 4 of this new Code governs property law, maintaining most of the provisions set forth in the previous Civil Code, and also introducing new provisions.

Turkish Zoning Law

A country shall have regular human settlements and certain bordered zones, in order to provide a healthy environment and create feasible investment areas. For the purposes of meeting with the needs of the number of population in a rapid way, lands of the country should be planned and developed within the frame of specified master projects.

Legal Aspects of Real Estate Purchase of Foreign-Capital Companies in Turkey

Due to Turkey’s rapidly financial growth and increasing population, real estate market has been developing for last five years.

Real Estate Market in Turkey

No doubt the global economic recession and crisis have affected the European and US real estate markets. On the other hand, the real estate markets in emerging markets like Turkey are still promising despite the global crisis. In last decade, international real estate market has significantly developed in Turkey. Accordingly, the interest of local and foreign investors in the real estate market progressively increased every year.

Wrongful Evictions

  By HG.org
Landlord/tenant law is extremely geographic-specific. Both state and city laws affect the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. Many states have laws that favor landlords, while a few are more concerned with protecting the tenants’ rights. In order to legally evict a tenant, the landlord must usually follow a very specific legal procedure.

What Can I Do If I Am Illegally Kept Out of My Apartment?

  By HG.org
Question: I got evicted from my place without any notice. They threw away all my things – including my furniture and children’s items - without notice. I was locked up for about a month and a half. But I did not owe them any money.

New Amendments to Investment Law No. 8 in Egypt

Egypt in its accelerated movement towards economic reform has been emphasizing the importance of real estate development projects and large scale projects in order to restore the market and economy after its decline post Revolution of 2011.

Homeowner Associations Be Aware And Wary Of The Marketable Record Title Act

Under current Florida law, there is a trap that can result in the expiration of the covenants for the community. Under the Marketable Record Title Act, Chapter 712 of Florida Statutes (“MRTA”), residential homeowners’ associations are required to preserve the integrity of the declaration for the entire community to retain the status of the declaration as the source of marketable title with regard to the transfer of a member’s residence.

Recent Legal Amendments on Real Estate Acquisitions by Foreigners in Turkey

Some significant amendments for real-estate acquisitions by foreigners introduced by a new Law. The most notable amendment in the Law is abolishment of the reciprocity clause. As a result, a foreigner may acquire a real-estate in Turkey even if a Turkish citizen may not acquire a real-estate in the foreigner’s home country.

How to Protect and Save Assets that Remained in Crimea

As a result of the illegal annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation, many owners of the property and assets in the Crimea have gotten quite difficult issue: how to protect and save these assets?

Failure to Disclose in California Real Estate Transactions

California places heavy legal responsibilities on the seller in a real estate transaction to provide “meaningful disclosures” about the property they are attempting to sell. The failure to disclose known defects or issues that affect the “value or desirability” of the property can result in substantial liability to seller and their agent(s), and often result in litigation. It is not appropriate for a seller to simply list a property “as-is.”

Property Investors in Dubai may Withhold Payment of Due Installments

A property investor in Dubai may withhold payment of due installments whilst the developer is in breach of his contractual obligations.

Registration of Immovable Property in Albania

In accordance with law no. 33/2012 “On the Registration of Immovable Property” immovable property should be registered in the immovable property register. This register is open to the public and is administrated by local Immovable Property Registration Offices. The local Immovable Property Registration Offices report to the Immovable Property Registration Office which is governed by a Board of Directors and the Chief Registrar.

Property Easements

An introduction to the different types of property easements, how to determine their location on a parcel of land, and what is required of the property owner.


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