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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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A joint venture agreement is traditionally a partnership agreement. A general partnership would leave you exposed to liability for third party claims. What you want is a Limited Liability Company. Yo ...Read more

  Most HOAs are mutual benefit corporations. The name should appear at the beginning of the CC&Rs. You can also look up the exact official name on the Secretary of State's website at www.sos ...Read more

Yes, growing marijuana in the garage is both a violation of the local Zoning Code and illegal under federal law. Therefore, it is grounds for eviction. You must give the tenant a thirty-day notice and ...Read more

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Applications for conciliation only suspend prescription of damages claims if accurate

A lot of investors are entitled to claim damages after an investment has gone wrong. It is possible to suspend the statute of limitations for these claims by properly submitting applications for conci ... Read more

Massachusetts Environmental Lawyers: Fine Demonstrates Need for Adhere to Permit Requirements

ASalisbury, Massachusetts marina recently incurred a $14,380 penalty for its failure to adhere to the terms of an Activity and Use Limitation (AUL) attached to the property after the previous owner di ... Read more

Do This. Don't Do That - Exclusive, Permitted and Prohibited Uses

Exclusive use clauses are relatively common during commercial lease negotiations. An exclusive use clause prohibits a landlord from leasing to another tenant for the same business purpose as the exist ... Read more

Ownership Transfer Restrictions

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Stages of Estate Probate

The whole concept of probate intimidates many people, but it is often a simple, uniform process, whether the deceased had a will (testate) or not (intestate). Except in unusual circumstances, most ... Read more

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