Six Considerations Before You Close A Real Estate Deal

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Disputing over real estate related issues with the intention of resolving the matter in court is real estate litigation. Issues surrounding real estate issues range from contract issues to policy quarrels to law violations. All receive resolution through real estate litigation. Compensation ends with a cash/asset settlement or a cash/asset judgment. Continue reading

Zoning laws are codes that regulate structure size, location, and use within a specific area of a city or municipality. Zoning laws usually vary from one state to another and among municipalities. Certain homeowner’s associations or communities that are gated often have their own additional zoning laws and ordinances. One example of a zoning law is a setback ordinance, determining how close to your property line you can build any structure. Continue reading

Whether you are planning to build a home, an apartment complex, or a shopping center on your newly purchased land, you may have to go through a land entitlement process. By definition, land entitlements are legal requirements between you and the concerned municipal authorities that allow you to develop certain types of buildings. In other words, it is the legal process of getting approvals for your construction and development plans.

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Laws affecting the possession and use of land fall under the land use laws umbrella. Land can be used by an individual or business without ownership, including city workers, the government, and various public entities. Land may be frequented by service workers, mail carriers, and trespassers. Every state has special rules regarding land use including zoning, trespassing, eminent domain, and easements. These laws are important when a conflict arises.

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Know Your Zoning Laws

If you are considering buying some land, you first need to get familiar with the zoning of the property. The federal, state, or even the local governments has a say in how the land is to be used. Property can normally be designated for either commercial or residential. If you are unsure on the zoning for the property, contact your local planning agency or one of our Palm Springs real estate lawyers. Continue reading

 Commercial lease disputes are often difficult to prevent simply because there is no one to speak into the situation. This article explains how you may avoid these complications with an expert witness, and you will feel far more confident about your court battle when you have hired the proper lawyer. You may consult with an attorney who will find an expert witness, further your case and save you quite a lot of time.

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A land use attorney is one who works on environmental law issues. This includes property laws concerning everything from leasing to developing the land. An attorney who deals with these issues will consider every possibility that concerns a piece of property from its safety to its value. Rules and regulations are governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enforced by lawyers who specialize in this industry. Continue reading

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