Married Same-Sex Couples in Pennsylvania Now Have Better Property Ownership Options

On May 20, 2014, the state of Pennsylvania joined New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Arkansas, DC and 12 other jurisdictions in granting full legal recognition to citizens entering same-sex marriages. While these jurisdictions may have finally made up their minds about their position on who gets to marry, they haven’t settled every question attached… Continue reading Married Same-Sex Couples in Pennsylvania Now Have Better Property Ownership Options

How to Protect Your Tenants’ Health, Your Landlords’ Liberty and Your Letting Agency’s Reputation!

Good letting agents are always working with landlords to encourage safety. This includes everything from safety certification to risk assessment surveys. A risk assessment in the UK addresses the 29 points of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, HHSRS. This includes security as well as any means of escape, I.e. whether any security lock… Continue reading How to Protect Your Tenants’ Health, Your Landlords’ Liberty and Your Letting Agency’s Reputation!

Role of a Real Estate Lawyer Know Their Role When Buying or Selling a Home

Role of a Real Estate lawyer First your lawyer will send you a letter outlining what documentation he or she may need from you. Since you will likely be paying at least $1300 plus for legal services, I think it’s important that you know what your lawyer will be doing for you! Below is some… Continue reading Role of a Real Estate Lawyer Know Their Role When Buying or Selling a Home

Why Hiring a Real Estate Attorney Is Essential

The legal responsibilities involved with buying and selling property require expert guidance and assistance to ensure that you do not make mistakes. Learn about the services provided by a real estate attorney to see how you would benefit from hiring this kind of professional. Contract and Document Assistance Whether you are buying or selling a… Continue reading Why Hiring a Real Estate Attorney Is Essential

3 Things That Knowing Your Local Tenant Law Can Save You From

Nearly everyone who moves out of their parents’ house will initially rent their own place. It might be an apartment or a house, with one bedroom or four, but it will be rented. Because of this, nearly everyone has to deal with landlords. They are generally fair with their renters. However, if you rent long… Continue reading 3 Things That Knowing Your Local Tenant Law Can Save You From

A Provision Guide to Small and Large Strata Schemes

Strata scheme, formerly known as “building strata” is a building or collection of buildings where owner’s has their small portion which is called a lot. Strata schemes are small communities where the actions and approach of people can have a major impact on the happiness and satisfaction of others. It is important for people to… Continue reading A Provision Guide to Small and Large Strata Schemes

Signed Documents Will Be Enforced Without A Good Defense

Most modern real estate settlements and other contract signings are frenzied and intimidating affairs. A person may be asked to sign dozens of documents they have had no chance to review. The documents contain hundreds of paragraphs of boilerplate printed in a tiny font. There’s no reason to “look out for the small print” because… Continue reading Signed Documents Will Be Enforced Without A Good Defense