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Disputes between Landlords and Tenants

A wide variety of disputes can arise between a landlord and a tenant. The nature of the dispute can be large or small. For instance, the dispute can relate to the responsibility for a minor repair to the leased premises. In...

June 20, 2014

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Housing Discrimination Against Prospective Tenants

Generally, a landlord is free to rent his or her premises to anyone he or she chooses. The landlord does not have that same freedom if the housing is part of a federally-subsidized complex or the property is privately owned...

June 20, 2014

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Inspections and Punch Lists

When a buyer works with a builder to plan the construction of new home, the buyer will have an opportunity to look at models, drawings, plans and specifications. The combination of these documents gives the buyer a general...

June 20, 2014

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Mortgages — Satisfaction

When a borrower pays off a mortgage or deed of trust, the lender on the mortgage or deed of trust must record a notice that it no longer holds a security interest in the mortgaged property. The laws governing such...

June 20, 2014

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Trees — Damage to or Destruction of by Persons Other than the Property Owner

Carol’s house was shrouded by enormous, old holly trees. Carol loved the trees. They were each probably 60 or 70 years old. While the trees were quite beautiful, they shed their leaves almost year-round. Cleanup of the...

June 20, 2014

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