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- Rights of California Renters when the Property Is Sold
In some situations, California landlords decide to rent out their properties until they are able to find a buyer. When a unit is sold that is occupied by a renter in California, the renter still has many tenant rights that must be honored and respected. Simply selling the property does not usually justify an immediate eviction of a tenant.
- Dealing with Real Property after a Divorce
For many couples, real property represents the most valuable and expensive asset that they own. Since the couple will no longer be living together in the same house, they must often reach some sort of decision regarding which party will receive the house.
- Massachusetts Law on Failing to Disclose Defects of Residential Properties
In Massachusetts, sellers of property have certain duties. One such duty is to disclose certain defects of the property. If the seller fails to disclose such defects, the buyer may have remedies available to him or her.
- Easements and the Creation of Rights to Another Person’s Property
When a person owns land, he or she may assume that he or she is the sole owner of all of the land and can restrict others' use of the land. However, through an easement, another person or entity may have the right to a limited use of the land.
- A Guide For California Real Estate Investors
Real estate investors are prevalent in the California real estate market, and they have driven the values for the past few years. What, then, should California real estate investors look out for when purchasing real property as an investment?
- 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?
- Notice of Assignment of Mortgage before Suit Is Not a Defense to Foreclosure in Florida
Recently foreclosure defense attorneys have argued that FL Stat. 559.715 is a condition precedent to foreclosure and a defense to foreclosure. Recently the 2nd DCA finally rules on the issue and held otherwise.
- 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.