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Landlord / Tenant – Know Your Landlord

If you are looking for a residence to rent, that means that you will have a Landlord. Before you pick the apartment or house, be sure to study the Landlord you will have to deal with. The Landlord can make a tenant’s life miserable. When you are filling out the…

Buying a Home in a Subdivision

If you are thinking about buying a home in a subdivision, it’s probable that you’ll be stepping into membership in a Homeowners Association (HOA), a non-profit organization that will govern your community. You will be a citizen of a small government. You will be subject to its Rules and Regulations…

Time is of the Essence

You probably have heard the expression that “time is of the essence”. It merely means, from a legal perspective, that the parties of an agreement recognize that the dates and deadlines referenced in the contract are important and are not to be overlooked or considered inconsequential. There can be some…

What Can You do When You Need, But Can’t Afford, a Lawyer

There are times when you may find that you need a lawyer’s assistance but you also find that the expense is very difficult and seemingly impossible. That does not mean that you must just accept what comes or try to undertake something that is clearly bigger than you are prepared…

Landlord/Tenant Matters – Security Deposit

Residential leases generally include the Landlord’s requirement that the Tenant deposit with him/her a monetary Deposit to secure the Tenant’s faithful performance and any potential damages to the property. This is reasonable, but the Tenant should be able to expect its return if he/she has fully performed under the Lease…

Landlord/Tenant Matters – Wrongful Eviction

Residential Leases are often entered very casually and with un-defined terms. However, a Residential Lease Agreement deserves much more attention and clarity in the agreement. It is the property in the ownership of the Landlord and deserves protection and preservation and respect as an investment. It is also the place…

Landlord/Tenant Matters – Abandonment

Landlords should draw their Residential Leases carefully to include everything that they may need to better enforce them. What happens if the tenant doesn’t pay and doesn’t pay and doesn’t pay and when the threat of eviction becomes greater, they just leave in a hurry. That often happens and many…

Dealing With HOAs

Home Owners Associations (HOAs) are good and necessary not-profit entities that are designed to efficiently, effectively and economically operate communities where the homes were designed together to be a co-operative unit for protection, aesthetics and management. They can be very positive tools and they can also be very frustrating tools.…

Landlord/Tenant Matters Can’t be Taken Lightly

Leases, even residential leases, cannot be taken lightly or casually. They are important for many reasons and one being that they dictate how a tenant’s family life is controlled as to the home they live in. Here are a few suggestions for the potential tenant to keep in mind: 1.…

LITIGATION ISSUES . . .

If you have been sued and the allegations are difficult to understand – much less to defend by yourself, it quickly becomes clear to you that you need an attorney’s assistance. You don’t want to just give up because if you do that you will be subject to the abuse…