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explaining the different aspects of Real Estate.


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

  April 28, 2017     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

  April 27, 2017     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?

  April 27, 2017     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

  April 27, 2017     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

  April 26, 2017     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

  April 26, 2017     By HG.org
Many communities where homes are sold have homeowners’ associations attached as a service for the neighborhoods surrounding the area. These...

Legality of Restrictive Covenants

  April 25, 2017     By HG.org
Many who buy a home believe that they are able to whatever they feel is necessary to the house or land. If they want to alter the land and...

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

  April 25, 2017     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?

  April 24, 2017     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

  April 24, 2017     By Gross & Romanick, P.C.
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

  April 21, 2017     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

  April 21, 2017     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

  April 20, 2017     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

  April 20, 2017     By Rose & Partner LLP
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

  April 19, 2017     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

  April 19, 2017     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

  April 17, 2017     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?

  April 17, 2017     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

  April 17, 2017     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?

  April 14, 2017     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?

  April 14, 2017     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

  April 13, 2017     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

  April 13, 2017     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?

  April 12, 2017     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?

  April 12, 2017     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?

  April 12, 2017     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?

  April 11, 2017     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

  April 11, 2017     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

  April 10, 2017     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

  April 10, 2017     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?

  April 7, 2017     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

  April 7, 2017     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

  April 7, 2017     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?

  April 6, 2017     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

  April 1, 2017     By Parlanti & Cooperman LLP
The legal and economic implications of landmarking homes, streets, and neighborhoods.

Real Estate Fraud: Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

  March 28, 2017     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

  March 27, 2017     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

  March 27, 2017     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?

  March 27, 2017     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

  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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

How a Real Estate Lawyer Helps with the Due Diligence Process

  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...

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...

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...

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...

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

  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...

How Does a Real Estate Lawyer Help with Boundary Disputes?

  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...

Immediate Eviction Is Virtually Impossible under Massachusetts Law

Tenants may picture themselves as suddenly homeless when subjected to the eviction process. In Massachusetts, the law includes many complex...

Copyright Protection for Architectural Works & Other Designs

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

Trademarks can play a vital role in protecting architectural features in buildings, including the design of nonfunctional exterior and interior...

When Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

  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...

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

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...

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

A Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts (GbR) [a type of German partnership constituted under civil law] is able to terminate a tenancy agreement if...

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

  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...

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

Most contractors know, or should know, that if they are performing "home improvement" work within Suffolk County then they must have a home...

Common Mistakes in New York Mechanic's Liens

Contractors and suppliers file liens in New York because they didn't get paid. But because liens are statutory creatures, sometimes the most...

What Is Power of Attorney in New Jersey?

Perhaps one of the most vital, and frequently neglected, aspects of personal and estate planning is legal and financial protection, in the event...

Disputing a New York Mechanic's Lien

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...

Adjacent (Neighboring) Property Construction in New York City

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...

Removing the Mystery from Bonding a Mechanic's Lien

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...

What Is Due Diligence - A Private Investigator's Perspective

  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...

How to Terminate Joint Tenancy in New Jersey

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...

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

One of the common alternatives for investors is a stock option.

Expert Witness for Architectural Defect Cases

  By HG.org
Defects are often found in products that are manufactured for consumers once the items have been distributed to retailers in usual...

Getting Paid: Checklist for Mitigating Change Order Risk

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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