• 2 Rules of the Right of Redemption in Georgia.

    Posted on June 2, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    If you have lost your home to foreclosure due to failure to pay property taxes, the most pressing question you probably have is, “can I get my house back?”. If you live in Georgia, to answer that question you need to understand a little bit about the right of redemption, because in Georgia, there is […]

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  • Before You Sign That Commercial Lease, Make Sure You Understand

    Posted on June 1, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    When it comes to commercial real estate, there is plenty to know. The purchase and sale of commercial real estate brings up plenty of legal issues, including those that can affect title. For example, if you are selling commercial property, you need to understand your legal obligation to disclose material defects about the property. If, […]

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  • You’re Behind in Your Property Taxes. Now What?

    Posted on May 31, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    As Benjamin Franklin noted, nothing is certain but death and taxes. If you own real property, that means property taxes. But what if, channeling your inner rebel, you don’t pay? Then what? Then the county tax commissioner can sell your property —house and all—to pay back taxes. Briefly, here’s how it works. County Tax Assessor’s […]

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  • What is Inverse Condemnation?

    Posted on May 30, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    We sometimes forget that although we may live in the land of freedom and may own a house with a white picket fence and little backyard, our United States Constitution (and the Constitution of the State of Georgia) allows the government to take our property away from us. Under both Constitutions, the government may take […]

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  • A Little Bit About Evidence in Condemnation Cases

    Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    If the federal, state or local government, or quasi-governmental groups like power companies, hospitals or even stadium authorities, believe that they need your property for a public use, you can find yourself in a condemnation proceeding. This is because the government and certain quasi-governmental entities have the power to take private property for public purposes. […]

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  • Leases: Is there a Difference Between Fixed-Term and Monthly Leases?

    Posted on May 28, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    State law is what governs the relationship between a landlord and his tenant. To be binding, a lease and all of its terms must be in writing. One of the most important terms in any lease is how long the lease will last. The term of the lease depends on a number of things, but […]

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  • When the Sheriff Comes Calling: A Look at Evictions

    Posted on May 27, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    In many states a landlord has to follow specific procedures and meet precise deadlines before a tenant can be evicted for failing to pay the rent or for other violations of the lease.   Not so in Georgia. Georgia’s Landlord/Tenant Eviction Rules In Georgia, if you are a tenant, you had better make certain to […]

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  • A Brief Look at the Warranty of Habitability

    Posted on May 26, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Your rental apartment doesn’t have to be a palace. But it does need to meet certain minimum requirements under law for being habitable. What are these requirements and what are they called? Let’s see. Implied Warranty of Habitability Implied into almost all residential leases is a warranty by the landlord that the rental property will […]

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  • Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation: What’s the Difference?

    Posted on May 25, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    The Fifth Amendment in the United States Constitution prohibits the government from taking private property for public use “without just compensation.” This clause, known as the “Takings Clause,” is generally referred to as the government’s power of “eminent domain.” Eminent domain, or the “condemnation” of private property, is a power given to the federal, state […]

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  • 2 Examples of Predatory Lending to Look Out For

    Posted on May 25, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Predatory lending encompasses a number of unfair, and often illegal mortgage lending practices. Predatory lending practices take advantage of a borrower’s lack of understanding or knowledge about mortgages and loans, and frequently ignore whether or not the borrower has the financial ability to repay the loan. Who Is At Risk for Predatory Loans? Very often […]

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