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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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For Sale by Owner -- you will probably want an attorney or closing agent involved in some way.  Typically the seller is responble for preparing the deed and matters of title clearance.  If t ...Read more

An abstract of judgment is filed in the county where the debtor lives and will attach to all property owed by the debtor, including real estate.  If the debtor does not own the real estate, then ...Read more

No, but if the court has jurisdiction over the subject and individuals in the lawsuit, which is likely the case if we are dealing with real estate in California, you are going to need to appear in the ...Read more

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Is there a difference in between "joint tenants with right of survivorship "and "joint tenants.?"

Q: Is there a difference in Pennsylvania between "joint tenants" and "joint tenants with right of survivorship"? I am trying to determine how my mother’s property is title ... Read more

All You Have Ever Wanted To Know About What A Probate Asset is.

I get calls daily from potential clients wondering if they need to do a probate proceeding for their loved one. It depends on what the assets of the decedent were and how they were titled. The Florida ... Read more

Is a bill of sale legal for piece of land and how do I get the deed?

Q: The owner sold me part of his land and now he said he can't split. A: No one can answer that question on the limited information you have given. I would need to know much, much more. A real es ... Read more

Real Estate Communications Group: REJournals.com; "New Five-Year Incentive In Cook County Expands Availability Of Property Tax Relief," 9/16/14

What is the Class 7c Incentive? The Class 7c Incentive or Commercial Urban Relief Eligibility (“CURE”) is a new five-year commercial property tax Incentive in Cook County that is target ... Read more

Eviction Notices Required for the Holdover Tenant in Texas

In Texas, a landlord is sometimes faced with a tenant who "holds over" after the expiration of the lease term. In such event, the landlord wishing to regain possession of the leased premises ... Read more

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