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- The Art of Constructon Contract Drafting
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.
- 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.
- What Can I do About a Late Contractor?
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.