If you are a first-time landlord, you should be aware of the importance of rental applications. These applications, which you can get from attorneys, are filled out by prospective tenants and include all of their pertinent financial information. Obtaining this information from prospective tenants will help you make an informed decision on whom to accept.… Continue reading The Attorney’s Guide to Rental Applications – Three Questions New Landlords Ask
There are thousands of homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations all over Florida. The sizes and responsibilities of these groups can vary from community to community, but most of them maintain some sort of insurance policy to protect their assets. Because of some of the extreme weather like hurricanes or flooding in certain parts of… Continue reading Insurance Claims for Florida Homeowners and Condominium Associations
One real estate transaction that requires the involvement of French law is the relationship between a landlord and a tenant. Here the law specifically lists out the buying and selling obligations of each party and serves to create an atmosphere of trust and understanding that creates an amicable business relationship. The overriding law In France,… Continue reading Laws Governing Real Estate Buying and Selling in France
The term “loan modification” has become widely known due to the number of homeowners seeking financial relief. And it seems almost everyone knows a homeowner who has secured a home loan modification. The definition of a loan modification seems simple enough – a lender changes the terms of an existing loan to accommodate a homeowner’s… Continue reading Seeking a Home Loan Modification? Six Points Homeowner’s Should Consider
We’ve all heard the stories: cockroaches, mold, plumbing problems and the landlord who won’t fix them. While most landlords are well-intentioned and want to do right by their tenants, there are occasions when problems go unattended. When you do encounter a problem, the first step is checking to see if it’s covered by your lease… Continue reading Five Ways to Get a Landlord to Make Repairs
There are various methods even as we speak where an investor and homeowner wannabe can still grab that carrot on the end of the stick and cash in on real estate bargains. Sure there are some states that are better than others: think Arizona, Nevada, California, and parts of Florida, but the market is there… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Short-Sale and Foreclosure?
Buying real estate is a big decision and is typically the largest transaction most buyers and sellers will make. The sale and purchase involves complex areas of law that do not apply anywhere else. You are not usually required to hire an attorney to represent your interests in the transaction; most deals can be closed… Continue reading Do You Need a Real Estate Law Firm?
In Pennsylvania, there is a law of surface waters found in legal case law. That is, a municipality or another property owner is responsible for harm to an adjoining landowner if that first owner or municipality artificially diverts or channels surface water (including storm water) onto that adjoining property. Even if there is not additional… Continue reading Legal Claims in Pennsylvania Involving Stormwater Onto Your Property
Shelter is one of the necessities of life, so there will always be home buyers and sellers. This means that assistance from a real estate attorney will always be in high demand. There are many ways that these qualified professionals use their skill and expertise to assist with residential property transactions. Here are some of… Continue reading Six Good Reasons to Use a Real Estate Attorney When Buying or Selling Your Home