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Tenant Rights in Pennsylvania to Get Out of a Lease

Because a lease is a legally binding document, renters in Pennsylvania should enter into tenancy with caution. Although state laws protect tenant rights, including those of prematurely terminating a lease agreement, it balances those rights against a landlord’s need to hold tenants responsible

How to Transfer Property Ownership to My Adult Children

The simplest way to transfer a property, such as your home or a piece of land, to your adult children is through a quitclaim deed, which allows you to abdicate your rights to a property and to transfer those rights to another person named on the deed. It is fast, simple and it requires a minimum of

How to Collect on Second Deeds of Trust

A second deed of trust is essentially a second mortgage. The beneficiary of the second deed of trust, typically the lender on the mortgage loan, holds a security interest in the real property. However, that security interest is second in priority, meaning someone else has a mortgage on the same prop

Ohio Home Inventory Business Regulations

Home inventory reports are useful tools for documenting casualty reports.flood image by Gail Ranney from Fotolia.comThe Ohio Department of Commerce governs real estate appraiser licensing. As of 2010, no statewide laws existed for licensure of personal-property appraisers. Only real...

Periodic Tenancy Agreements

A periodic tenancy is a type of leasehold in which the tenancy begins on a certain date, but continues for successive periods with an uncertain end date. If you have specific landlord/tenancy questions, seek legal advice.

Bad Faith Claims of Non-Disclosure Can Lead to Sanctions

In 2014 an appellate court in California provides a lesson on why a real estate buyer should not base non-disclosure of defects claims on the hair-thin reasoning that the failure to disclose the extent to which home repairs were made when a physical inspection report shows the same type of defect ex

How to File a Lien on a Property for Work Done in Virginia

Filing a lien against real property is a method of receiving payment for work performed by you or your business. The lien gives you a legal interest in the property and prevents the owner from selling it without satisfying the owed debt. You can file a lien if the owner of the property owes you $50

Responsibilities of Tenants Leaving Oklahoma

Renting an apartment or house in Oklahoma qualifies you as a tenant. Oklahoma tenants have a series of responsibilities before leaving the state. A former Oklahoma resident retains many rights even after departing. Consult a real estate attorney, the clerk of the Landlord and Tenant division in the

What Was the Effect of Native Title Legislation?

The recognition of native title common-law raise the possibility that grants made by states and territories since 1975 over land were native title subsisted were inconsistent with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The recognition also raised the possibility that grants made by the Commonweal

Buying REOs: What to Know About Bank-Owned Properties

When a property is foreclosed on, a bank is required to offer the property at auction. Usually the auction is unsuccessful because the bank asks for the owed amount on the property. This is almost always greater than the assessed value of the property, and thus purchasing at the auction would be unw

Kentucky Landlord Tenant Relations Act

The Kentucky Landlord Tenant Relations Act regulates rental agreements, the responsibilities of landlords, and the responsibilities of tenants. Legal recourse and remedies are provided for both landlords and tenants. The legal process of eviction is defined in this act, as well as what a landlord ca

Lease Contract Laws

Apartment for Leaseapartment lease sign image by Aaron Kohr from Fotolia.comA lease is one of the most difficult contracts to draft well. This is because landlord-tenant law is a quite well-developed body of law, and because specific legal requirements vary somewhat from state to state...

Energy Performance Certificates and What You Should Know

If a commercial premises in the UK - or a home in the social or private rented sector - is to be sold, or let to a new tenant, then an EPC must be supplied free of charge to the prospective buyer or tenant by the landlord when the buyer or tenant is given written - including electronic - information

3 Guidelines for Choosing a Defense Attorney

If you are being charged with a criminal offense, it doesn't matter if it is a minor misdemeanor or a major crime, you'll need the services of a qualified Atlanta defense attorney in order to avoid serious penalties. Like most people, you probably have never even thought about hiring an at

Standard Residential Lease Terms

When renting an apartment or other residential property, some basic lease terms will be included in your lease agreement, regardless of the type of residential property involved or the length of tenancy. These basic terms relate to rent, restrictions and property usage, and should be...

How to Evict a Subletter

A subletter, or subtenant, is a tenant who has an oral or written rental agreement with a tenant. The tenant acts as a landlord to the subtenant but is still subject to his landlord's lease. A tenant cannot sublet without permission from the landlord, either from the lease agreement or from the land

Second Mortgage Rights

Sometimes life makes it necessary to take a second mortgage out on your home. Though the financial need may be necessary, the second mortgage does give the same rights to the lender as the first mortgage holder has. Though the first mortgage takes precedence, you still increase your obligations when

What Is the California State Foreclosure Law?

California is one of 25 states that allow both judicial and non-judicial foreclosure. This means that depending on the loan documents prepared by your lender and signed by you at closing, the bank may have to go to court to initiate a foreclosure, or it may be able to proceed based on a "power of sa