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- Claims Against Real Estate Agents
Real estate agents occupy a position of trust. Quite often, they are involved in transactions that represent the largest monetary value that their clients have ever encountered. As such, real estate agents may be subject to a number of legal claims.
- How to Get Out of a Timeshare
Many have fallen prey to the allure of a timeshare. The prices sound unbeatable, the amenities look amazing, and the idea of owning a piece of vacation paradise may seem too good to resist. Unfortunately, after buying a timeshare, reality sets in and many people find themselves wanting out of the agreement.
- 4 Things Self-Managing Owners with Hawaii Vacation Rental Properties Should Do to Comply with New Law
Hawaii amended its Transient Accommodations Tax Law in July 2015. Effective January 1, 2016, vacation rental properties in Hawaii are subject to new requirements. Here are four things owner-operators should do to be prepared for the new law.
- Homeowners Association Disputes
Homeowners associations are common in many areas and various types of development. The homeowners association, or “HOA,” is the governing body of the subdivision or complex. However, there are times when individual or multiple homeowners have a legal dispute with the HOA. Several options may be available to help resolve such disputes.
- Neighbor’s Right to Build
When purchasing real estate, many people look to their views to determine if they want to purchase the property. Better views often translate to more valuable pieces of property. However, in some cases, a neighbor may be able to block a view or otherwise exercise his or her own legal rights in order to build something on his or her property that may interfere with the other property owners’ privileges.
- Wrongful Evictions
Landlord/tenant law is extremely geographic-specific. Both state and city laws affect the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. Many states have laws that favor landlords, while a few are more concerned with protecting the tenants’ rights. In order to legally evict a tenant, the landlord must usually follow a very specific legal procedure.
- What Can I Do If I Am Illegally Kept Out of My Apartment?
Question: I got evicted from my place without any notice. They threw away all my things – including my furniture and children’s items - without notice. I was locked up for about a month and a half. But I did not owe them any money.
- Home Issues Come to the Forefront in Florida’s Divorce Mediation Process
One of the main issues a Florida couple will have to deal with during a divorce is what to do with their home.
- Unmarried and in a Relationship: Protecting Your Rights with a Cohabitation Agreement in Massachusetts
Massachusetts does not recognize any rights for a couple that cohabit. This means that if your in an unmarried relationship and it fails, you do not have the right to palimony, separate support, alimony, property division or claim for loss of consortium. On top of this, the Commonwealth does not recognize “common law marriage”.
- The Unfortunate Rise of Civil Asset Forfeiture
by Kassouni Law
The rise of civil asset forfeiture as a means of increasing government revenues.