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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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I don't really understand the items you are talking about, but, generally, "fixtures" are things effectively permanently attached to the real estate and they generally belong to the owner and cannot b ...Read more

For the same reason you got ""suckered into" buying it, it will  not be easy to find a good clean way to get rid of it. Try just letting them know you have no interest in it and will pay nothing ...Read more

Take a look at the language in your lease. Some leases say notices, including rent payments, are effective upon delivery or receipt. Some say they are effective upon mailing. In the absence of languag ...Read more

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Solar Spotlight: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Those involved in the solar energy industry raised a glass during their holiday parties to toast the passage of the tax extenders bill on December 18, 2015, providing the platform for continued growth ... Read more

A Major Danger To Commercial Property Owners (And Their Lenders)

Almost all property owners’ insurance policies contain various endorsements covering such matters as rent insurance, business interruption, service interruption, liquor liability, flood and eart ... Read more

The Duties of a Trustee in Texas: An Overview

When you become a trustee of a trust in Texas, your job is to administer the trust, following the rules laid out in the trust and in the Texas Trust Code – and, if there are no rules in the trus ... Read more

Flood Water Drainage Rights Between Adjacent Landowners

Everyone knows that water flows downhill, but what are the legal ramifications when the flow is obstructed and property damage results? During flooding, conditions that historically allowed water to p ... Read more

Texas Water Rights

According to the Texas Water Development Board (“TWDB”), Texas’ population is expected to increase from approximately 29.5 million to 51 million between 2020 and 2070.  Tex. Wat ... Read more

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