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- Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer in Seattle to Build a New Home?
by DC Law Group
It has become widely accepted that it is important to have a real estate lawyer Seattle when you are buying an existing home. After all, you will need a real estate lawyer Seattle to help you to negotiate a purchase and sales agreement with the seller and to make sure the agreement contains the appropriate protective clauses.
- Zoning Restrictions in Commercial Developments
With the constant development that occurs in real estate, zoning restrictions are placed on what can be built and how it can be used in a certain area. Commercial developments are a wide reaching issue in a world that is always looking to expand. Real estate in California is sought after by many looking to gain a spot of their own along the golden coast.
- Disputes over Boundary Lines
Property records are not always clear when it comes to defining the boundary lines that belong to the owner. Due to the vagueness, many boundary disputes can arise. When your property sits along the line of another personís property questions may come up as to how far each of your line of ownership extends.
- HOA Restrictions on Property
Many individuals purchasing real property expect that they have the right to use the land without interference from their neighbors. However, that right is limited both by local governmental regulations and any recorded restrictions imposed on the property. This article addresses private restrictions.
- Boston Mayor Threatens Filene's Developers with Eminent Domain Power
The mayor of Boston may decide to use eminent domain to solve the problem of a stalled major downtown development.
- California Law on Using Unlicensed Construction Contractors, their Hiring, Non-Payment, and Liability Risks.
While the laws might seem to some to create an opportunity for an owner or general contractor to hire an unlicensed person at a discount very cheap to what an experienced licensed contractor might charge for the same job, and then still be able to avoid paying the unlicensed builder and even sue him or her to get back the money you paid them, this is not a good idea.
- The Association is Prohibiting You from Operating A Business Out of Your House
You are an owner-occupant within an association. You operate a chiropractic office out of your residence. The CC&Rís provide that your residence can only be used for residential purposes. The association notifies you that you must discontinue your chiropractic business because it violates the residential use restriction in the CC&Rís. Can the association force you to discontinue your business?
- There's Oil In My Backyard. I'm Rich...Maybe
What you may find, though, is a letter in your mailbox from an individual who owned your property 40 years ago, informing you that he not only owns the mineral rights below the surface of your land, but also, that he has the rights to dig on your land for those minerals (called rights of entry). This letter may go further on to state that for a mere $800 he will release those rights of entry in your favor. Could it happen here? Letís look at some facts...
- Water, Water Everywhere - Is any of it Mine?
The Florida peninsula is bordered on the East by the Atlantic and on the West and South by the Gulf. Together with its rivers, and approximately 30,000 lakes, Florida truly is a land where there is ďwater, water everywhere.Ē People frequently ask me who owns these different bodies of water, whether the general public has an unlimited right to use them for recreational purposes, how to access them, and the rights of the landowners abutting them.
- Nice Home... How Do I Get To It?
One key element of land ownership often taken for granted is the ability to access the property through the public road system. Imagine buying a house as an investment, and finding out later that it does not have legal access.