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NY Attorney General Says Better Treatment for Tenants
In New York, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo finally brought down one of the city's most controversial landlords, Vantage Properties. Who Is Vantage Properties? Vantage Properties was founded in 2005. They have emerged as one of New York's leading investors in residential and retail properties. Today, ... Read more

US Landlords Settle Lead Paint Lawsuit
The US recently settled a lawsuit charging two Michigan landlords with failing to their tell tenants about dangerously high levels of lead in their rented homes. Federal law, as well as the laws in most states, have strict legal requirements on property owners and lead in any form on their property. ... Read more

The Eviction Process and Tenants' Rights
A landlord who fails to follow specific state eviction rules and procedures may lose an eviction lawsuit. In addition, state laws give tenants specific rights to fight an eviction based on illegal landlord behavior, such as terminating a tenancy for a retaliatory reason. ... Read more

State Real Property Codes & Statutes Websites
Each state has its own set of laws or statutes dealing with real estate matters, covering everything from buying and selling it, to how and when it can be divided, to settling disputes over who actually owns it. Use the links below to access your state's real property code or statutes. States Beginning ... Read more

Tenants' Remedies in Disputes with Landlords
It's not uncommon for landlord and tenants to have disputes periodically about things like an unsafe condition on the premises, like rotten wood in the stairwell, or some other needed repair, like a furnace that won't maintain a comfortable and stable temperature in the winter. Quite often, you're able ... Read more

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Not likely. If you have the papers from when BOE "wrote off" the debt, maybe her attorney can find something she can use to persuade them to back off or at least negotiate. She might be able to negoti ...Read more

In short, yes.  If you have your swingset on someone else's property, you are trespassing.  You should remove the swingset. 

That is a really complicated question and will depend on a lot of facts. If the Deutsche BanK loan was recorded in the county real estate records before the lease was signed, and if the lender went t ...Read more

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Real Estate Development in the NFL 0

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has recently unleashed his latest project – The Ford Center at The Star. The complex is a combination training facility, hotel, corporate office complex, ret ... Read more

Risk of Loss When a Residential Property is Under Contract for Sale

When a residential property is under contract for sale, what happens if the home is damaged or destroyed before the close of escrow? The default rule is that the seller bears the risk of loss unti ... Read more

MetLife, Corporate Liability and Ponzi Schemes

An article in this week’s New York Times summarizes the issues raised in an ongoing lawsuit against MetLife and two of its subsidiaries. The case involves a defunct real estate fund, Diversified ... Read more

Texas Property Taxation (Part Two)

There are two types of protests normally available to a homestead exempted property owner: (1) determination of the appraised value of the property; and (2) unequal appraisal of the owner’s pr ... Read more

Property and Divorce

A woman reports that when she and her ex-husband divorced, they agreed to let their family home foreclose. Since then, he has filed for bankruptcy to delay the foreclosure, he began once again to pay ... Read more

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