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Division of Real Estate Between Co-owners

When two or more people own a piece of real estate (actually anything), the law provides ways for them to divide it up or to sell it and divide the proceeds if one of the owners so desires. The process is called Partition. It is generally best for the parties…

Landlord/Tenant Issues…Commencement and Exit

When you are renting or leasing a home, be sure that you take good pictures of the property throughout. Do the same on your exit. These can be immensely helpful if there ever is a dispute as to how you received the property and how you left the property, i.e.…

HOA Considerations And Your Home Purchase… Just a thought:

Choosing a home where you plan to live, sleep, play, raise a family and enjoy life is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Knowing that you will be living in a great community needs to be one of your top considerations. Take time to get to…

Important to Remember if You Are a Landlord

If you are a Landlord with a month-to-month tenant and are not being paid, you need to go on and get the tenant out. You have two choices it they won’t voluntarily leave: 1.) You can give them a three day notice and hope they don’t pay the rent in…

Leasing a Residence: An Important Step To Take

If you are about to lease a residence, be sure that you take full precautions about the arrangements with the Landlord. Get everything in writing and make the language simple. Know what is expected of you and get a good idea of the Landlord’s attitude in dealing with its tenants.…

HOA: A Major Factor In Choosing Your Home

One of the most important things you can consider in choosing the home of your dreams is the neighborhood you will be living in. It is where you will be raising your children and where you will be sending them to school. It is where you’ll be making many improvements…

Landlord / Tenant – Know Your Tenant

If you are a Landlord, perhaps the best thing you can do is to know your tenant before he/she becomes a tenant. Have them fill out an application. Check their references. Check with the past landlords. Get a security deposit from the tenant that is at least equal to one…

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…