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  • A quasi-easement. What in the World Is That?

    Posted on March 10, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    If you are fairly familiar with real estate terms you’ve probably heard of easements. But what is a “quasi-easement”? Let’s see. Easements. An easement is a non-possessory property interest in land that allows the person holding the easement to use another’s property for his own benefit. An easement confers upon the easement holder some right, […]

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  • Show and Tell? Or Show and Not Tell? (Your Disclosure Obligations When Selling a Home.)

    Posted on March 9, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Whenever you sell a home, you have certain obligations. One of the most important obligations you have is to disclose (i.e., “tell”) prospective buyers about certain conditions of the property. Why Disclose? Property sales disclosures protect homebuyers from buying a property that has dangerous or material defects that they cannot discover through a reasonable inspection […]

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  • Preparing for Trial: A Brief Look at Depositions

    Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    In civil litigation, the law provides pre-trial legal procedures that allow both sides to gather information from the opposing party, called “discovery.” The information gathered during discovery can be helpful in allowing a party to evaluate his/her own case, or in settlement negotiations or if the case goes to trial. One of the discovery tools […]

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  • Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit: What to Expect if You Sue or Get Sued

    Posted on February 10, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    If you have never been involved in litigation before, you may not know what to expect. In today’s post we will give you some general guidance as to what is involved procedurally in a typical lawsuit. Lawsuit Basics. All civil lawsuits start with the filing of a complaint (or, in some instances, a petition). Essentially, […]

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  • 2 Legal Grounds for Breaking Your Lease in Georgia

    Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    If you sign a lease with your landlord, you generally cannot legally break it without facing legal or financial consequences. Unless… You run into certain situations. Here are 2 of them. The Rental Unit Violates Health and Safety Codes or is Unsafe. Under Georgia law, landlords are required to provide housing that is fit and […]

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  • The Fiduciary Duties of HOA Board Members

    Posted on January 7, 2019 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    So, you think you want to become a Board Member of your Homeowner’s Association? Then you will want to make sure you clearly understand your duties—including your fiduciary duties. The Laws Governing Duties of Homeowners’ Association Board Members. In Georgia, where we practice, the law governing the creation and operation of homeowners’ associations (“HOA”) and […]

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  • And…Sold! For Unpaid Taxes. Can You Get Your House Back?

    Posted on December 11, 2018 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    Not many people like paying their attorney, but nobody like paying taxes. Yet here in Georgia, our local government runs on property taxes. That is the main reason why Georgia law imposes severe penalties for failing to pay them. In fact, not paying your property taxes could lead you to lose your home in foreclosure. […]

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  • Easing Into it: The Basics of Easements

    Posted on December 10, 2018 by admin in Real Estate Law.

    What do you call it when you do not own a specific parcel of private property, and you don’t occupy it, nor do you have the right to possess it, but nevertheless you can use and enjoy it? Give up? It’s an easement. What Is an Easement? Property ownership and the conflicting rights of others […]

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