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  • Failure to Disclose Lead Paint in Rentals – Landlord's Liability and Consequences
      by HG.org

    When a landlord is responsible for the welfare of his or her tenants in general situations where a property is rented or leased, he or she could be liable for damages and other penalties if he or she has not disclosed that lead paint has been used in the rental house. This could lead to litigation where the landlord must pay for injuries or damages.

  • Is Escrow a Requirement or an Option for Purchasing a Home?
      by HG.org

    When attempting to purchase a house, the usual process requires the need for escrow procedures and a mortgage company when the home is financed beyond what the individual or couple has available. These processes are necessary to ensure the costs, insurance, liability and other responsibilities are taken care of for the purchase between seller and buyer.

  • Mandatory Arbitration Clause in a Real Estate Agreement - Should I Sign?
      by HG.org

    When a person is buying commercial or residential real estate, he or she may sign a lot of papers. Often, the person may not know the substance of every document he or she signs. One such document or provision in a longer agreement that the individual may sign is a mandatory arbitration agreement. This provision can impact important rights of the buyer and seller, so it is important to understand this information before signing.

  • Mandatory Arbitration Clause in a Real Estate Agreements - Should You Sign?
      by HG.org

    When a person is buying commercial or residential real estate, he or she may sign a lot of papers. Often, the person may not know the substance of every document he or she signs. One such document or provision in a longer agreement that the individual may sign is a mandatory arbitration agreement. This provision can impact important rights of the buyer and seller, so it is important to understand this information before signing.

  • HOA Bonds, Fees, and Assessments
      by HG.org

    Many communities have HOAs that help maintain, repair and regulate the dwellings in their association. Homeowners are responsible for paying HOA fees in order to fund the HOA. They may also be responsible for paying additional fees throughout the year as expenses add up.

  • Determining the Value of Real Property During Divorce
      by HG.org

    When a couple initiate divorce proceedings, it is important to determine the value of property in the marriage so that it may be divided evenly between the two. To find the actual value of real property, there are a number of processes that may be used, but these should complete before the judge splits the amounts so each individual is awarded appropriately.

  • Before Listing on Vacation Rental Site, Consult with a Real Estate Lawyer
      by HG.org

    Placing real estate properties on websites, in listings and in print is often complicated, and the very act could draw in negative publicity. It is important to consult with experts to ensure there are fewer difficulties, problems and potential litigation with others.

  • 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 regulations’ 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.

  • Can an HOA Prevent the Lawful Exercise of Gun Rights?
      by HG.org

    Homeowners’ Associations are able to create and enforce many different rules and guidelines for those within the community. However, in usual circumstances, they are not permitted to take away the basic freedoms granted to United States citizens, but these HOAs could affect how rights are utilized within the area.

  • 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.


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