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  • Talk to a Real Estate Lawyer before Renting Out a Private Residence
      by HG.org

    Private residences may be riddled with issues that require certain ordinances and regulationsí satisfaction before it may be rented to the public. When initiating a home business through real estate owned by a private citizen, it is crucial that a real estate lawyer is hired to ensure the project is valid, legal and free of various complications.

  • Creative Contract Provisions to Consider in Real Estate Purchase
      by HG.org

    When purchasing real estate, there are often provisions attached that require the buyer or seller to perform certain actions. When these items are more creative, they could lead to beneficial conditions or negative impacts to either party when the arrangement has finalized.

  • Fence Disputes with Neighbors
      by HG.org

    When neighbors have disputes with each other over fences, the matter may lead to the courtroom with a dispute over the land and perimeter boundaries. It is important to resolve these matters quickly and with a calm demeanor so that costly litigation is not the end result.

  • Commercial Harassment Lawsuits When Dealing with Commercial Tenants
      by HG.org

    The landlord of a commercial rental property must consider various factors to avoid potential commercial harassment lawsuits with tenants. This requires knowing what leads to harassment claims, when to apply specific rules and when a lawyer should be contacted.

  • Legal Provisions to Consider in Restaurant Leases
      by HG.org

    When leasing a restaurant or commercial property, it is important to consider what legal provisions may be in place or are required for the arrangement to go through. Because of these potential issues, it is crucial to know what to look for, how to research for these matters and who to contact when concerns may arise.

  • Texas Eminent Domain Law 101: What Landowners Need to Know

    Eminent domain is a subject that many people have heard of, but few understand. The vast amount of land and natural resources in Texas makes eminent domain a particularly relevant issue in this state. Hopefully, this overview of eminent domain law will help Texans to better understand this complex legal topic that affects people in our state each year.

  • Summary of Materialmanís Liens
      by HG.org

    A materialsmanís lien may arise when construction companies or subcontractors take part in building, renovating or making repairs to a home. These are places on the building when certain payment has not been received by the individual or company, and the homeowner may not even be aware of these until he or she attempt to sell the property.

  • What to Do when There Is a Property Boundary Dispute
      by HG.org

    Boundary disputes may lead to litigation when the matter cannot be resolved through peaceful means. This means that both parties must understand the situation, what the argument involves and how to proceed legally through the problem.

  • Effect of Statute of Frauds on Real Estate Disputes
      by HG.org

    When a statue of frauds issue occurs, this means that a violation has transpired with a contract in writing, singed by involved parties bound to the contract with a real estate dispute. The status of frauds protects these agreements and each person is bound to the clauses, terms and conditions set in the contract.

  • Condo Owners and Requirements for Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement
      by HG.org

    When there is a need for maintenance, repairs and replacement of items within a condo, the owners need to know who is responsible for what matters. This means knowing what obligations the owner has for the unit based on the agreement signed when purchasing the space.


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