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  • Evictions Based on Matters Other than Non-Payment
      by HG.org

    There are additional matters that could lead to eviction other than non-payment of rent, and these issues could cause the tenant to lose out on other opportunities. When eviction is possible, the landlord or property manager usually contacts the tenant in advance, and if necessary, law enforcement officers are available to ensure litigation matters are mitigated or eliminated.

  • Backing Out of a Real Estate Deal
      by HG.org

    When the buyer or seller is faced with certain circumstances, it is necessary that the deal is rescinded and the buyer or seller backs out of the deal. However, doing so is complicated unless there are certain provisions or if no paperwork has been signed for the arrangements to proceed to escrow, and then it is important all parties are aware of the conclusion.

  • Avoiding Ambiguous Leases, Mortgages and Other Real Estate Agreements
      by HG.org

    Leases, mortgages and real estate agreements may be riddled with possible negative conditions, terms and covenants, and it is important to have an expert assist in understanding these concerns. In order to avoid possible ambiguous or confusing clauses and information, it is crucial to have a real estate lawyer analyze the data and offer his or her opinion.

  • 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 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.

  • What Does a Sufferance Tenancy Mean?
      by HG.org

    Tenancies usually have a specified term, such as one year, two years or five years. Sufferance tenancy has to do with the type of tenancy that exists when this term expires. Landlords who rent property to tenants should take care to understand their rights and responsibilities when these terms expire.

  • 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.


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