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- Real Estate and the Exception for Reasonable Wear and Tear
Buyers initiate a deal to purchase real estate with the intent to buy something that is maintained, kept up to standards and that is whole upon the date to move into it. However, when the property is rented or leased, it is the tenant that must ensure the real estate unit is kept in good condition even through the standard wear and tear.
- Legal Issues Involved in Purchasing a Foreclosed Property
There are often complications with a foreclosed property and the owner that could not make the mortgage payments. However, these issues may extend to the house or land once they’ve been transferred to the new owner. These problems may include deed or title situations or previous interests.
- Legal Issues to Consider when Renting a Home
Individuals who choose to rent a home have many factors to consider. By carefully considering these factors, they can protect their legal interests.
- Expert Witnesses on Drones and Privacy Issues
Drones usually defy privacy, as they are able to fly into the private and persona property of another individual. This means that if the drone is equipped with cameras or a recording device, the conversations of a person over the phone or with another and even groups may be intruded upon.
- What to Do When a Commercial Tenant Vacates Before the Lease Expiration Date
It is rarely welcome news for a commercial landlord to discover that a tenant has vacated its leased premises prior to the expiration of the lease term, or that the tenant intends to do so. This is especially true when the failure of the tenant’s business, and not the tenant’s desire to expand or relocate, is the driving force behind the premature exit.
- When Do I Need a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement?
Many commercial leases for business owners or management have subordination, non-disturbance and attornment types of agreements in the contractual documentation.
- Commercial Lease "Letter of Intent" - LOIs
The letter of intent (“LOI,” a.k.a. term sheet or MOU) [is]used for negotiating a commercial lease. The LOI comes early in the process, and it’s the best place to negotiate basic deal terms. An LOI clarifies the deal, and lets the parties know early whether a deal can get done, before they’ve invested a lot of money in the process. LOIs usually are non-binding.
- The Top Disputes between Buyer and Seller and How to Resolve Them
Real estate transactions often involve a significant amount of money, often representing the most expensive transaction a person enters into.
- Can My Landlord Make Me Smoke Outside When My Lease Does Not Mention “No Smoking”?
Smoking has become one of the top priorities in removing from all establishments and property due to the adverse effects the smoke has on the house, unit and other persons’ health. Because of this, many landlords have installed smoke detectors, drafted clauses in leases about no smoking and similar actions.
- Preventing Commercial Lease Dispute Complications with Expert Witness Testimony
Before signing a commercial lease, individuals may consider possible ways to protect themselves before the lease, during the tenancy and after it. An expert witness can provide assistance in discussing commercial lease disputes and settlement negotiations.