Real Estate Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Real Estate.

Property Ownership: Joint Tenants or Tenants by the Entirety

  By HG.org
There are multiple manners in which persons are permitted to own property. When a couple purchases land or buildings, they may be joint tenants...
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Great Tips for the Purchase of an Older Condo

  By HG.org
Purchasing a condo is often complicated and a time intensive process due to the amount of research and searching out the right residence.

Property Damage Due to a Fire after a Power Surge after the Utility Serviced the Lines – Are They Liable?

  By HG.org
Power surges are not uncommon instances where severe damage is possible in the extreme and minor loss of hardware in the least vicious...

How Real Estate Lawyers Assist with the Condemnation Process

  By HG.org
It is important to seek assistance when a property has started going through the condemnation process. This is when any local, state, federal or...

Misrepresented Wraparound Lien Upon Sale, What Are My Options?

  By HG.org
Real estate laws are often difficult to understand because they change constantly. The state the property resides in has laws that affect what...

Can My Landlord Terminate My Lease if I Posted a Bad Review of the Apartment?

  By HG.org
Landlords draft a lease agreement with tenants in usual standard terms. However, these agreements may be altered upon the termination of the...

How to Hire a Construction Defect Lawyer

  By HG.org
When construction defects occur, it is possible that thousands of dollars may be lost, severe injuries or death may transpire and multiple...

Easements and Termination by Abandonment

  By HG.org
Transactions with commercial real estate often include easements and termination when someone abandons the property. Easements are important as...

Tax-Foreclosure Property Purchased, Can I Evict?

  By HG.org
There are many ways in which to purchase a property. Of these, when a residence has already been purchased, but the taxes are ignored for years,...

Can a Lawyer Help Me Defend Against Foreclosure?

  By HG.org
Before someone may attempt to defend against foreclosure, it is important to understand what it is and how it affects those impacted by it....

Can I Refuse to Sign Escrow Documents if Buyer Demands Excessive Rent after Closing?

  By HG.org
In certain situations, a seller has proceeded to the point that escrow documents are ready to be signed. If the buyer has imposed particular...

Expert Witness: How Can an Expert Identify Construction Defects?

  By HG.org
When there is a need for a construction expert that must be used as a witness in a court case, he or she should have extensive knowledge and...

Commercial Contract Contingencies and How a Real Estate Lawyer Can Help

  By HG.org
Certain contracts hold special keys that are input by the seller or with the assistance of a real estate lawyer. These are usually used for...

Quiet Title Actions – Legal Title versus Equitable Title

  By HG.org
Some situations arise that demand a quiet action in real estate deals, title conflicts and a completion of ownership transfers and claims. When...

Where to Start with Real Estate Investing: The Legal Point of View

  By HG.org
Investing is usually confusing due to the massive amount of choices available. Without a guide, it is difficult to navigate the waters of all...

Owner-Financed Sale, Renter-Owner Delinquent. Can I Recover?

  By HG.org
Owner-financed sales of a property may be difficult to recover if the renter or leaseholder becomes delinquent in payments. If there is no...

Provisions to Include in Commercial Leases

  By HG.org
When dealing in real estate commercial leases, it is vital that those that may purchase the property understand what provisions are provided in...

Seller Obligations to Disclose Conditions to Home Buyer

  By HG.org
When a seller is considering selling the property he or she owns, there are certain obligations placed upon that person that require him or her...

Remodeling, Permits, Contractor Work and Exposure to Asbestos, What Now?

  By HG.org
It is important to obtain the right permits so that a home may be remodeled without the consequences of legal action being taken by anyone...

Historic Preservation: Legal and Economic Issues

The legal and economic implications of landmarking homes, streets, and neighborhoods.

Real Estate Fraud: Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

  By HG.org
When buying or selling real estate, there are many dangers that someone must be aware of that could lead to legal action. These red flags may be...

Breach of Contract in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  By HG.org
There are many contracts created where one or the other party often has qualms after it has been finalized.

Angry Renters, a Management Company and Damages Owed

  By HG.org
Angry renters are the worst possible persons to have within a rental property. They often trash the inside with left over junk, break various...

Can Creditors Force a Partition?

  By HG.org
There are instances where the court has ordered that real estate property be divided up into separate portions due to the interests of tenants...

Tips for a First Time Buyer of Land in Kenya

This is what a first time buyer of land in Kenya needs to know before engaging in conveyancing.

Ways Real Estate Lawyers Transfer Property

  By HG.org
There are a number of ways in which real estate lawyers are able to transfer property from one owner to another. This is called conveyancing and...

Real Estate Litigation and Construction Disputes

  By HG.org
There are several types of litigation possible involving real estate deals. It is when there are construction disputes that these matters become...

My Neighbor’s Animals Are Ruining My Life and Property Value. Can I Sue?

  By HG.org
When a neighbor is being a nuisance, there are some instances where the person affected may file a claim against them. This is often seen when...

Establishing Property Lines with the Help of a Real Estate Lawyer

  By HG.org
When property owners have disputes with others over trees, creeks, cattle crossing and other matters, it is important to know what the property...

Purchasing Immovable Property from Individuals in Russia: Why Marital Status of the Seller Is Important

When buying immovable property or shares in a company from an individual in Russia, one should take into account the potential rights of the...

What are RESPA Violations?

  By HG.org
Consumers and buyers of real estate are protected by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. When mortgage lenders, various servicers and...

Our Family Owns Property with Mineral Rights. How do we Handle the Transfer of Ownership?

  By HG.org
The rights to minerals on land may be complicated when applied to inheritance or legal struggles. If there is a transfer of ownership, there...

Real Estate Foreclosure and Disclosure

  By HG.org
The disclosure of certain details about real estate deals is usually misunderstood. What may be provided is not often known. This may be due to...

Real Estate Closing: Step by Step Guide

  By HG.org
Real estate processes are often complicated unless the individual has a background in these matters. For closings, different areas call this...

Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  By HG.org
Commercial transactions often have long-lasting consequences including the ability to gain or lose a significant amount of money. The due...

Retail Lease Considerations

  By HG.org
Whether renting a property or renting out the property, it is important to consider what lease provisions to include. Either party can make...

Jordan’s Judicial Authorities Branch

The constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan clearly states that the judicial branch of the country is independent while judges only...

What Is the Landlord Tenant Law in New Jersey?

When a landlord takes on a tenant certain information has to be disclosed. The usual practice for doing so is to put it into the rent agreement....

How a Real Estate Lawyer Helps with the Due Diligence Process

  By HG.org
Real estate deals are often fraught with difficulty due to the purchasing, selling, clients and outside factors. When the home is in need of...

Due Diligence Process

  By Torrente
The due diligence is one of the most important aspects when purchasing a property. There are at least three kind of due diligence.

Evicting Tenants for Non-Payment: English and italian Procedure

Eviction is a process that allows a landlord to lawfully remove a tenant from the leased premises. Most of the time eviction proceeding can be a...

Property Purchasing in Italy for Foreign Citizens: a guide to property buying and selling

Despite the fluctuations in the markets across Europe in recent years, statistics suggest that there is an increase in investment in the Italian...

The Legal Way for a Non-resident to Pay in Currency Buying Property in Ukraine

More and more foreigners are considering a possibility to buy property in Ukraine, particularly in large and popular among foreigners cities...

What Does a Real Estate Lawyer Do in a Purchase or Sale of a Home?

  By HG.org
Some people who are buying or selling their home may try to minimize the cost associated with the transaction by foregoing using a lawyer’s...

How Does a Real Estate Lawyer Help with Boundary Disputes?

  By HG.org
Boundaries with real estate are good to have so that each person is aware of what property he or she is responsible for. This also enhances...

Immediate Eviction Is Virtually Impossible under Massachusetts Law

Tenants may picture themselves as suddenly homeless when subjected to the eviction process. In Massachusetts, the law includes many complex...

Copyright Protection for Architectural Works & Other Designs

What Does Copyright Protect? Copyright law protects original works that are fixed in a “tangible medium of expression.”

Trademark Protection for Architectural Works & Other Designs

Trademarks can play a vital role in protecting architectural features in buildings, including the design of nonfunctional exterior and interior...

When Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

  By HG.org
A real estate lawyer performs many important functions. Knowing when you may need the assistance of a real estate lawyer may help you avoid...

Can You Break a Real Estate Contract in Queensland, Australia?

There are legitimate reasons why you may change your mind or why a seller may decide to back out of the deal after a purchase contract has been...

GbR Can Terminate Tenancy Agreement if There is a Need to Make Personal Use of the Property in Germany

A Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts (GbR) [a type of German partnership constituted under civil law] is able to terminate a tenancy agreement if...

What Is a Partition Action and How Does a Real Estate Lawyer Help?

  By HG.org
Partition actions often come about because the property or land that has been purchased has more than one person’s interest. This could be a...

The Right License: Performing Home Improvement Work in Suffolk County,NY

Most contractors know, or should know, that if they are performing "home improvement" work within Suffolk County then they must have a home...

Common Mistakes in New York Mechanic's Liens

Contractors and suppliers file liens in New York because they didn't get paid. But because liens are statutory creatures, sometimes the most...

What Is Power of Attorney in New Jersey?

Perhaps one of the most vital, and frequently neglected, aspects of personal and estate planning is legal and financial protection, in the event...

Disputing a New York Mechanic's Lien

Mechanic's liens can cause headaches for property owners across the State of New York, especially when they do not know how to challenge the...

Adjacent (Neighboring) Property Construction in New York City

When building in the tight confines of New York City is is often necessary to work with your neighbor to allow the construction to be safely...

Removing the Mystery from Bonding a Mechanic's Lien

When a mechanic's lien is filed in New York the fastest way to remove it is to file a discharge bond. Discharge bonds are often misunderstood...

What Is Due Diligence - A Private Investigator's Perspective

  By HG.org
Due diligence is the reasonable inquiry into a business proposal or through the process of buying or selling something of value. Through this...

How to Terminate Joint Tenancy in New Jersey

What is joint tenancy? It’s a form of joint possession of property. It’s similar to tenancy in common, however, the difference is that joint...

Property Options Australia: "Call" and "Put" Explanation

One of the common alternatives for investors is a stock option.

Expert Witness for Architectural Defect Cases

  By HG.org
Defects are often found in products that are manufactured for consumers once the items have been distributed to retailers in usual...

Getting Paid: Checklist for Mitigating Change Order Risk

If the following occur or you hear the faintest whisper of any of them on the job site, consider the change order process triggered.

Purchasing Property in Germany: Rescinding Purchase Agreement Despite Exclusion of Warranty

Old houses often have quirks that are not immediately noticeable. If the seller of one such property fails to fulfil his obligations to disclose...

Tenant's Guide to Commercial Lease Agreement in Queensland, Australia

If you are looking to rent a house or property, it is important to be appraised about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. The...

Bulgaria: Costs and Advantages of Business Incorporation

A legal entity in Bulgaria may be used as a suitable vehicle for different purposes, including for outsourcing business development, for real...

Bank Foreclosures in Greece Delayed

SYRIZA won two national elections due to voter appreciation of its strong, anti-memorandum rhetoric. Support from ANEL and slogans such as...

Options for Dealing with Residential Real Estate in Divorce

In many divorces, the biggest single assets are the retirement funds and the residential real estate. Sometimes, the only issue preventing an...

Actionable Misrepresentation, Contractual Estoppel, and the Unobstructed Sea View in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has one of the most expensive housing markets in the world. If you are an owner of a property enjoying an unobstructed sea view, you...

Inheritance Procedure in Romania for UK citizens

Inheritance and succession issues in relation to UK citizens with assets in Romania are one of the areas about which we are being asked more and...

Severe Weather Incidents in Texas Spur Record Insurance Claims by Home and Property Owners

The state of Texas experiences more instances of high winds, hail storms, tornadoes, flooding, and other extreme weather events than any other...

FIDIC Contracts in Egypt

The term FIDIC stands for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, FIDIC was established in 1913, headquartered in Genève, and is...

Cypriot Citizenship by Investment Revised Scheme, Approved by the Cabinet Early September 2016

The main goal of the revised scheme is a further encouragement of Immediate Foreign Investments.

The Legal Do's and Don'ts of Property Purchase in UAE

The conventional wisdom about the UAE is that it was built on oil first and property second. The country's most populous city Dubai is a living...

Possible to Withdraw from Brokerage Contracts Concluded By Email in Germany

It has since become common for contracts with real estate brokers to be concluded online or by email. It is possible to withdraw from these...

Contractor Infringes an Architect’s Copyright in The Netherlands

It is not unusual that a contractor is declared bankrupt during a construction project. Most of the time, the project is continued by another...

Cyprus Property Transfer Fees and Immovable Property Tax Reduction

The law reducing the Cyprus Property Transfer Fees for transfers applies only to the first sale of a property and it abolishes or reduces...

Boost for Consumers Withdrawing from Loans in Germany

Guidance on the right of withdrawal featuring the footnote “Nicht für Fernabsatzgeschäfte” (not for long-distance transactions) is ineffective....

10 Things Landlords Need to Include in a Rental Agreement

If you are new to leasing investment property to tenants, you need to be sure that your rental agreement covers all the bases so you can protect...

Commercial Law of Tenancy and Lease in Germany: Significant Changes Require Written Form

Proper written form should always be observed when it comes to commercial tenancy and lease agreements. Oral agreements may not be effective in...

The Legal Impact of Brexit on the Real Estate Investments of UK Nationals in Bulgaria

Many UK nationals have purchased in Bulgaria an apartment, a house with land or simply a piece of land in the mountains or near the seaside to...

Guarding Against Personal Liability for Rental Property Owners in California

Big rewards can be reaped by owning investment properties, but so too can big risks. One common threat real estate investors wish to avoid is...

Non Israelis – 10 Essential Tips When Purchasing Residential Property in Israel

Purchasing a residential property is generally one of the most profound, expensive and important decisions you make in your life. Even more so...

Withdrawal in Germany: Save Several Thousand Euros at the Last Minute

Consumers could potentially save several thousand euros at the last minute by withdrawing from their loans. However, the withdrawal period is...

Buying a Home? Four Tips to Consider

Buying a home is a huge investment. It can be an excellent investment – but without proper planning and foresight, it can also turn into a...

Still Possible to Withdraw from Loans in Germany after June 21

It is still possible to withdraw from a large number of real estate loans. The end of the withdrawal period only concerns loans that were...

Buying Property in Queensland - What Does a Conveyancer Do?

Deciding to purchase a property is a critical decision. Once you decide to go ahead and make a real estate transaction, you will have to follow...

Final Stretch for Loan Withdrawal in Germany

Those who still want to withdraw from real estate loans concluded between 2002 and 2010 should take action now while the right of withdrawal is...

How to Choose the Best Tenants and Avoid Fair Housing Complaints in Florida

The Florida Fair Housing Act and federal law prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants based on a number of factors, including...

California's Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement

If you are selling or leasing your home, you must comply with the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Law. That law requires that sellers provide...

3 Ways a Florida Real Estate Attorney Can Help Property Buyers & Sellers

Buying or selling property is usually the biggest financial transaction in anyone’s life. It can have a ripple effect on your finances for...

Estate Includes Property in Germany: No Exemption from Inheritance Tax in the Event of Demolition

Properties in an estate can often become a problem, not only because this might lead to disputes in cases involving multiple heirs, but also in...

The Paperwork of Building Permit in Ukraine: Recent Developments

In the course of the business activity deregulation at compliance with the requirements of the Law of Ukraine No. 222-VIII «On Licensing of...

Withdraw from Loans, Reduce Interest Burden in Germany

Playing the get-out-of-jail-free card and withdrawing from expensive real estate loans is still possible until June 21 without consumers having...

How to Prevent Real Estate Title Issues in Florida

Whether you are selling or buying a home, the last thing you want to encounter are problems with the real estate title. Unfortunately, the...

If a Fire Hydrant is Not to Code, Can it be Moved?

  By HG.org
Fire hydrants are critical to containing a fire once it breaks out. They are available within cities to extinguish consuming flames that have...

Can Property Management Force a Tenant to Replenish Reserve Funds?

  By HG.org
Property management has various funds to disperse to different areas that need repair or alteration. Some funds are reserved for emergencies,...

Withdrawal Worthwhile Both in the Case of Outstanding and Repaid Loans in Germany

Withdrawal can prove to be an extremely attractive proposition from a financial perspective, even for consumers whose loans have already been...

Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer To Close a Sale of Residential Property in Florida?

In the State of Florida, it is not mandatory for the buyer or the seller to hire a real estate attorney for the closing of the sale of...

Important Factors of Greenfield Investments in Hungary

In a classical sense, a “greenfield investment” is the construction of a new industrial unit in a territory previously used as agricultural area.


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