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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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Why can't the buyer pay by a wire to you here?  There is no USA rule that prevents that from happening.  If there is an Ecuador law, then that is different.  If a bank in Ecuador has a ...Read more

There is more information that is needed. Is he only on a contract? What does the contract say? Is he on the Deed? Who's name is on the Deed? Please call. 2162025184   Nicholas Froning ...Read more

You will need a lawyer.  If it were any other kind of easement, I would tell you to tender the dispute to your title company. Unfortunately, the title insurance you got when you purchased the pr ...Read more

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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

Percentage Rent: How it’s Calculated

Percentage Rent is intended to reward the Landlord for creating a successful retail environment wherein the Tenant exceeded a sales benchmark (“breakpoint”) establishing a level of profita ... Read more

New Opportunities for Credit Union Ownership of Real Estate

Proposed changes to NCUA’s rule on federal credit union (FCU) ownership of real estate and to the Massachusetts credit union parity rules, promise to open new areas of credit union investment in ... Read more

Top 10 Reasons Real Estate Agents Get Sued

In 2008, right before the housing market crashed, a middle-aged couple in Carlsbad, California sued their real estate agent for misrepresenting their home’s value. They bought the home for $1.2 ... Read more

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