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


Tips for a First Time Buyer of Land in Kenya

  March 24, 2017     By Ameli Inyangu & Partners
This is what a first time buyer of land in Kenya needs to know before engaging in conveyancing.

Ways Real Estate Lawyers Transfer Property

  March 22, 2017     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 is a legal means of property transfer.

Real Estate Litigation and Construction Disputes

  March 22, 2017     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 more complicated.

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

  March 21, 2017     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 the nuisance affects the quality of life, the value of property or may injury someone through illness or bodily harm.

Establishing Property Lines with the Help of a Real Estate Lawyer

  March 21, 2017     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 line is that exists on the land.

Purchasing Immovable Property from Individuals in Russia: Why Marital Status of the Seller Is Important

  March 21, 2017     By Mosgo & Partners Law Firm
When buying immovable property or shares in a company from an individual in Russia, one should take into account the potential rights of the seller’s spouse.

What are RESPA Violations?

  March 20, 2017     By HG.org
Consumers and buyers of real estate are protected by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. When mortgage lenders, various servicers and brokers are involved in a deal, they must ensure certain disclosures are explained to these buyers about costs involved in purchasing the real estate.

Our Family Owns Property with Mineral Rights. How do we Handle the Transfer of Ownership?

  March 20, 2017     By HG.org
The rights to minerals on land may be complicated when applied to inheritance or legal struggles. If there is a transfer of ownership, there could be several ways to transfer the rights.

Real Estate Foreclosure and Disclosure

  March 9, 2017     By HG.org
The disclosure of certain details about real estate deals is usually misunderstood. What may be provided is not often known. This may be due to constant changes in disclosure laws.

Real Estate Closing: Step by Step Guide

  March 8, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate processes are often complicated unless the individual has a background in these matters. For closings, different areas call this settlement or escrow.

Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  March 7, 2017     By HG.org
Commercial transactions often have long-lasting consequences including the ability to gain or lose a significant amount of money. The due diligence process provides protection to buyers and safeguards against determinable issues that affect the purchase.

Retail Lease Considerations

  March 6, 2017     By HG.org
Whether renting a property or renting out the property, it is important to consider what lease provisions to include. Either party can make suggestions regarding the lease so long as any suggested provisions are not in violation of the applicable laws.

Jordan’s Judicial Authorities Branch

  March 6, 2017     By Abdullah & Partners Law Firm
The constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan clearly states that the judicial branch of the country is independent while judges only recognize the power and authority of the law.

What Is the Landlord Tenant Law in New Jersey?

  March 6, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
When a landlord takes on a tenant certain information has to be disclosed. The usual practice for doing so is to put it into the rent agreement. This will alert tenants as to whether they live in an area that is a flood zone or similar.

How a Real Estate Lawyer Helps with the Due Diligence Process

  March 3, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate deals are often fraught with difficulty due to the purchasing, selling, clients and outside factors. When the home is in need of repairs, additional factors come into play.

Due Diligence Process

  March 1, 2017     By Torrente
The due diligence is one of the most important aspects when purchasing a property. There are at least three kind of due diligence.

Evicting Tenants for Non-Payment: English and italian Procedure

  March 1, 2017     By KM Legal Net
Eviction is a process that allows a landlord to lawfully remove a tenant from the leased premises. Most of the time eviction proceeding can be a daunting process, so if your tenant is in rent arrears, and you want to start an eviction procedure, you need a legal team able to understand the intricacies of tenancy law. Eviction proceedings are different in Italy and in UK, but both have got specific procedures that must be minutely followed in order to achieve your goal.

Property Purchasing in Italy for Foreign Citizens: a guide to property buying and selling

  February 27, 2017     By Giambrone Law
Despite the fluctuations in the markets across Europe in recent years, statistics suggest that there is an increase in investment in the Italian real estate market on the part of foreign investors.  Italy has always had a powerful charm, enticing people to its shores from all over the globe.  The lure of the wonderful climate, unique history and culture, not to mention the fabulous cuisine and wines, all combine to make Italy a superb choice for a holiday or retirement property.   

The Legal Way for a Non-resident to Pay in Currency Buying Property in Ukraine

  February 27, 2017     By Kydalov & Partners
More and more foreigners are considering a possibility to buy property in Ukraine, particularly in large and popular among foreigners cities like Lviv and Kyiv, as capital investment or as a place of temporary residence.

What Does a Real Estate Lawyer Do in a Purchase or Sale of a Home?

  February 24, 2017     By HG.org
Some people who are buying or selling their home may try to minimize the cost associated with the transaction by foregoing using a lawyer’s services.

How Does a Real Estate Lawyer Help with Boundary Disputes?

  February 24, 2017     By HG.org
Boundaries with real estate are good to have so that each person is aware of what property he or she is responsible for. This also enhances relationships when there are fewer disputes.

Immediate Eviction Is Virtually Impossible under Massachusetts Law

  February 24, 2017     By Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin, LLC
Tenants may picture themselves as suddenly homeless when subjected to the eviction process. In Massachusetts, the law includes many complex requirements that extend the process longer than most people might expect.

Copyright Protection for Architectural Works & Other Designs

  February 24, 2017     By Fasthoff Law Firm
What Does Copyright Protect? Copyright law protects original works that are fixed in a “tangible medium of expression.”

Trademark Protection for Architectural Works & Other Designs

  February 24, 2017     By Fasthoff Law Firm
Trademarks can play a vital role in protecting architectural features in buildings, including the design of nonfunctional exterior and interior features, and the layout of a store or business. Trademark law may also be used to protect an architect’s “signature” style in the design of a building, though in narrow circumstances.

When Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

  February 15, 2017     By HG.org
A real estate lawyer performs many important functions. Knowing when you may need the assistance of a real estate lawyer may help you avoid potential problems.

Can You Break a Real Estate Contract in Queensland, Australia?

  February 14, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
There are legitimate reasons why you may change your mind or why a seller may decide to back out of the deal after a purchase contract has been signed.

GbR Can Terminate Tenancy Agreement if There is a Need to Make Personal Use of the Property in Germany

  February 13, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
A Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts (GbR) [a type of German partnership constituted under civil law] is able to terminate a tenancy agreement if it needs to make use of the property itself. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, in its judgment of December 14, 2016 (Az.: VIII ZR 232/15).

What Is a Partition Action and How Does a Real Estate Lawyer Help?

  February 13, 2017     By HG.org
Partition actions often come about because the property or land that has been purchased has more than one person’s interest. This could be a loved one or someone that has a financial interest.

The Right License: Performing Home Improvement Work in Suffolk County,NY

  February 10, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Most contractors know, or should know, that if they are performing "home improvement" work within Suffolk County then they must have a home improvement contractor's license issued by the Suffolk County Department of Consumer Affairs. However, what few contractors realize is that three towns within Suffolk County have their own home improvement licensing process and requirements.

Common Mistakes in New York Mechanic's Liens

  February 10, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Contractors and suppliers file liens in New York because they didn't get paid. But because liens are statutory creatures, sometimes the most minute detail can void the lien and prevent the contractor or supplier from getting paid.

What Is Power of Attorney in New Jersey?

  February 9, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Perhaps one of the most vital, and frequently neglected, aspects of personal and estate planning is legal and financial protection, in the event of incapacity or disability. Many older people, and their families, fear that the onset of physical or mental disability for their elderly loved ones as they advance in age.

Disputing a New York Mechanic's Lien

  February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Mechanic's liens can cause headaches for property owners across the State of New York, especially when they do not know how to challenge the lien. This article discusses the most common methods (and reasons) for challenging a mechanic's lien.

Adjacent (Neighboring) Property Construction in New York City

  February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
When building in the tight confines of New York City is is often necessary to work with your neighbor to allow the construction to be safely performed. It is also common that the construction will cause damage to the neighboring properties. This article discusses some of issues involved with such construction.

Removing the Mystery from Bonding a Mechanic's Lien

  February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
When a mechanic's lien is filed in New York the fastest way to remove it is to file a discharge bond. Discharge bonds are often misunderstood and this article removes the mystery.

What Is Due Diligence - A Private Investigator's Perspective

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Due diligence is the reasonable inquiry into a business proposal or through the process of buying or selling something of value. Through this process, individuals and businesses can often determine whether an investment or transaction may be a good deal.

How to Terminate Joint Tenancy in New Jersey

  January 31, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
What is joint tenancy? It’s a form of joint possession of property. It’s similar to tenancy in common, however, the difference is that joint tenancy includes the survivorship right.

Property Options Australia: "Call" and "Put" Explanation

  January 27, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
One of the common alternatives for investors is a stock option.

Expert Witness for Architectural Defect Cases

  January 17, 2017     By HG.org
Defects are often found in products that are manufactured for consumers once the items have been distributed to retailers in usual circumstances. However, defects may be found in all manner of crafted items and objects around the world. Of these, some of the most dangerous may comprise problems in architecture and construction.

Getting Paid: Checklist for Mitigating Change Order Risk

  January 11, 2017     By Mallon Lonnquist Morris & Watrous
If the following occur or you hear the faintest whisper of any of them on the job site, consider the change order process triggered.

Purchasing Property in Germany: Rescinding Purchase Agreement Despite Exclusion of Warranty

Old houses often have quirks that are not immediately noticeable. If the seller of one such property fails to fulfil his obligations to disclose and provide information, it may be possible to rescind the purchase agreement.

Tenant's Guide to Commercial Lease Agreement in Queensland, Australia

If you are looking to rent a house or property, it is important to be appraised about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. The following web page is going to review the general renting rules for tenants. The article will also discuss the general tenancy agreement (Form 18a), entry to the property, extending a tenancy and ending a tenancy.

Bulgaria: Costs and Advantages of Business Incorporation

A legal entity in Bulgaria may be used as a suitable vehicle for different purposes, including for outsourcing business development, for real estate acquisition, for cost saving and planning, for starting of joint ventures and others. The process of setting up a company in Bulgaria is inexpensive. The flat tax rate of 10 %, the relatively low commercial and labour costs and the membership of the country in the European Union makes Bulgaria a strategic business destination.

Bank Foreclosures in Greece Delayed

SYRIZA won two national elections due to voter appreciation of its strong, anti-memorandum rhetoric. Support from ANEL and slogans such as “Seisachtheia” and “Termination of the MOU” summarized the essence of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras campaign and convinced impoverished citizens to vote for him. However, the slogan that resonated in voters’ hearts and caused the biggest damage to the opposition was “No homes for banks.”

Options for Dealing with Residential Real Estate in Divorce

In many divorces, the biggest single assets are the retirement funds and the residential real estate. Sometimes, the only issue preventing an agreement is what to do about the house.

Actionable Misrepresentation, Contractual Estoppel, and the Unobstructed Sea View in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has one of the most expensive housing markets in the world. If you are an owner of a property enjoying an unobstructed sea view, you will naturally be quite unhappy about the loss of sea view caused by an adjacent development. This occurs quite often in the rapid building city of Hong Kong and was what happened to the plaintiff in the case of Yang Dandan v Hong Kong Resort Company Limited ([2015] HKEC 2050).

Inheritance Procedure in Romania for UK citizens

Inheritance and succession issues in relation to UK citizens with assets in Romania are one of the areas about which we are being asked more and more to advise upon. As a Romanian law firm whilst we deal and advise on succession in relation to all countries in respect of Romanian issues, I wish to look briefly at the position so far as a UK succession is concerned

Severe Weather Incidents in Texas Spur Record Insurance Claims by Home and Property Owners

The state of Texas experiences more instances of high winds, hail storms, tornadoes, flooding, and other extreme weather events than any other state in the U.S. Although insurance offers home and property owners some protection from damage caused by extreme weather, many homeowners may be vulnerable due to coverage exclusions or bad faith actions by an insurance company.

FIDIC Contracts in Egypt

The term FIDIC stands for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, FIDIC was established in 1913, headquartered in Genève, and is aimed at finding a resolution in construction sector. The first edition of the conditions of the contract for works of Civil Engineering Construction was published in August 1957.

Cypriot Citizenship by Investment Revised Scheme, Approved by the Cabinet Early September 2016

The main goal of the revised scheme is a further encouragement of Immediate Foreign Investments.

The Legal Do's and Don'ts of Property Purchase in UAE

The conventional wisdom about the UAE is that it was built on oil first and property second. The country's most populous city Dubai is a living shrine to the role property has played in building society from the ground up; hardly a week goes by when a gleaming new skyscraper isn't added to the pack, which combined gives Dubai the tittle of the world's tallest city.

Possible to Withdraw from Brokerage Contracts Concluded By Email in Germany

It has since become common for contracts with real estate brokers to be concluded online or by email. It is possible to withdraw from these contracts provided the statutory notice periods are observed.

Contractor Infringes an Architect’s Copyright in The Netherlands

It is not unusual that a contractor is declared bankrupt during a construction project. Most of the time, the project is continued by another contractor. But what about the architect’s copyrights on the design in this situation? Can the new contractor simply use this design?

Cyprus Property Transfer Fees and Immovable Property Tax Reduction

The law reducing the Cyprus Property Transfer Fees for transfers applies only to the first sale of a property and it abolishes or reduces Transfer Fees provided that the Contract of Sale has been deposited .

Boost for Consumers Withdrawing from Loans in Germany

Guidance on the right of withdrawal featuring the footnote “Nicht für Fernabsatzgeschäfte” (not for long-distance transactions) is ineffective. The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf [Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf] ruled that it is possible to effectively withdraw from loans accompanied by this kind of guidance.

10 Things Landlords Need to Include in a Rental Agreement

If you are new to leasing investment property to tenants, you need to be sure that your rental agreement covers all the bases so you can protect your investment properly.

Commercial Law of Tenancy and Lease in Germany: Significant Changes Require Written Form

Proper written form should always be observed when it comes to commercial tenancy and lease agreements. Oral agreements may not be effective in cases where there is doubt, as demonstrated by a recent ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Dresden [Higher Regional Court of Dresden].

The Legal Impact of Brexit on the Real Estate Investments of UK Nationals in Bulgaria

Many UK nationals have purchased in Bulgaria an apartment, a house with land or simply a piece of land in the mountains or near the seaside to build on it or just as an investment. Such properties have been acquired either personally by the investors or through an investor´s owned Bulgarian entity that represented a vehicle to overcome the legal restrictions applicable at that time for the acquisition of land in Bulgaria.

Guarding Against Personal Liability for Rental Property Owners in California

Big rewards can be reaped by owning investment properties, but so too can big risks. One common threat real estate investors wish to avoid is personal liability for judgments resulting from a lawsuit.

Non Israelis – 10 Essential Tips When Purchasing Residential Property in Israel

Purchasing a residential property is generally one of the most profound, expensive and important decisions you make in your life. Even more so when purchasing a residential property in Israel.

Withdrawal in Germany: Save Several Thousand Euros at the Last Minute

Consumers could potentially save several thousand euros at the last minute by withdrawing from their loans. However, the withdrawal period is set to come to an end at exactly 12am on June 21.

Buying a Home? Four Tips to Consider

Buying a home is a huge investment. It can be an excellent investment – but without proper planning and foresight, it can also turn into a disaster.

Still Possible to Withdraw from Loans in Germany after June 21

It is still possible to withdraw from a large number of real estate loans. The end of the withdrawal period only concerns loans that were concluded between November 2002 and June 2010.

Buying Property in Queensland - What Does a Conveyancer Do?

Deciding to purchase a property is a critical decision. Once you decide to go ahead and make a real estate transaction, you will have to follow all the right and legal channels including conveyancing for you to have peace of mind that you are buying a legitimate asset.

Final Stretch for Loan Withdrawal in Germany

Those who still want to withdraw from real estate loans concluded between 2002 and 2010 should take action now while the right of withdrawal is on its last legs. This get-out-of-jail-free card is set to lapse shortly.

How to Choose the Best Tenants and Avoid Fair Housing Complaints in Florida

The Florida Fair Housing Act and federal law prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants based on a number of factors, including race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental) or familial status.

California's Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement

If you are selling or leasing your home, you must comply with the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Law. That law requires that sellers provide the prospective buyer with a Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (“TDS”).

3 Ways a Florida Real Estate Attorney Can Help Property Buyers & Sellers

Buying or selling property is usually the biggest financial transaction in anyone’s life. It can have a ripple effect on your finances for decades to come. Whether those ripples are beneficial or detrimental depends on the details of the transaction.

Estate Includes Property in Germany: No Exemption from Inheritance Tax in the Event of Demolition

Properties in an estate can often become a problem, not only because this might lead to disputes in cases involving multiple heirs, but also in connection with inheritance tax.

The Paperwork of Building Permit in Ukraine: Recent Developments

In the course of the business activity deregulation at compliance with the requirements of the Law of Ukraine No. 222-VIII «On Licensing of Types of Economic Activity» dated 2, March 2015 changes have been made to the List of the types of work of economic activity with the construction by the Regulation of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 256 «Matters of Licensing for Construction of Objects of IV and V Categories of the Complexity» dated 30, March 2016.

Withdraw from Loans, Reduce Interest Burden in Germany

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.

How to Prevent Real Estate Title Issues in Florida

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.

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

  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.

Can Property Management Force a Tenant to Replenish Reserve Funds?

  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.

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

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?

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

In a classical sense, a “greenfield investment” is the construction of a new industrial unit in a territory previously used as agricultural area.

Commercial Lease Negotiation Tips for Entrepreneurs

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.

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

  By Torrente
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”.

Using a Quitclaim Deed to Transfer Property

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.

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

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.

Contingencies that Homebuyers Should Include in a Purchase Contract in Florida

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.

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

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.

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

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.

How to Fight a Post-Foreclosure Deficiency Judgment in Florida

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.

Property Purchase: Investments in Italian houses

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.

In Italy, the Luxury Market Speaks Chinese

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.

Enhanced Life Estate Deeds in Florida

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.

Ways to Stop Foreclosure

  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.

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

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

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)

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.

Urban Development Boundary

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.

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

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.

Plan Bay Area: An Evaluation by California Land Use Lawyers

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

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?

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

Benefits of a Florida Land Trust

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

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.


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