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The California Rental Lease Laws

The California Rental Lease Laws

California lease law varies depending on property type.california 66 image by MLProject from Fotolia.comLaws governing housing leases in California can vary according to the type of housing sought as well as local law. While landlords and tenants can, by mutual consent, craft a lease that.........[Read More]
Difference Between a Guest & a Tenant

Difference Between a Guest & a Tenant

In legal terms, a tenant is defined as a person granted a temporary exclusive use of a property in exchange for rent. A guest is defined as a person welcomed onto a tenant's property with the intent of visiting for a specified amount of time. In addition to the legal definitions, if a question arise......[Read More]
How do I Use the IRS 1031 Exchange in Exchanging With Family Members?

How do I Use the IRS 1031 Exchange in Exchanging With Family Members?

Internal Revenue Code section 1031 allows property to be exchanged with family members. A 1031 tax-deferred exchange is a method used by real estate investors to defer the payment of capital gains tax by exchanging one property for another like property. Land, industrial buildings, apartment buildin......[Read More]
Oklahoma Tenants Rights

Oklahoma Tenants Rights

In Oklahoma, the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act governs the tenant and landlord relationship. The Residential Landlord and Tenant Act was created in 1978, but is constantly amended to clarify the rights of tenants and landlords.......[Read More]
California Laws About Animal Rights

California Laws About Animal Rights

Voters and legislators in California seem to agree that animals deserve certain rights and living conditions. However, since California can't legislate the animals themselves, the state's penal code includes laws that require humans to treat animals with respect. If they don't, they risk punishment ......[Read More]
What Is the Ohio Free Legal Eviction Process?

What Is the Ohio Free Legal Eviction Process?

Landlord can remove unwanted tenants in Ohio without cost only if the landlord has legally indigent status, meaning she can't afford an attorney, or the tenant agrees to a negotiated termination of the lease.......[Read More]
Must a Towing Company Notify a Lien Holder?

Must a Towing Company Notify a Lien Holder?

Cars are towed for many reasons. Sometimes, it’s a parking violation. Other times, it’s committing a misdemeanor like driving without a license. Whatever the reason, you might be wondering if the towing company will notify your lien holder, which is the bank who financed the vehicle, if ......[Read More]
Nonjudicial Foreclosure Procedures

Nonjudicial Foreclosure Procedures

Foreclosures are governed by state law, which means the details vary by state. However, most foreclosure statutes are similar and reflect the same underlying principles and purposes.......[Read More]
Why Hire a Business Litigation Lawyer?

Why Hire a Business Litigation Lawyer?

If you are starting a business, it is important to understand your options. Different corporate entities have different benefits and formalities that must be followed. Your choice of corporate structure depends on the type of business you intend to establish. The business attorneys are helping large......[Read More]
How to Legally Evict a Florida Tenant When There Is No Written Lease

How to Legally Evict a Florida Tenant When There Is No Written Lease

Eviction of a tenant is sometimes necessary to save the integrity of a property. Legal eviction in Florida is a straightforward process under the jurisdiction of the county courts. In Florida, an oral rental agreement holds the same weight as a written one. Assuming a landlord follows the law carefu......[Read More]
What Happens If My Husband Died Without a Will in New York?

What Happens If My Husband Died Without a Will in New York?

In New York, state law regulates the descent and distribution of a decedent's estate, regardless of whether the deceased left a will. The provisions for an estate without a will -- also known as an intestate estate -- are found in Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law 4-1.1 of the New York Code.......[Read More]
Eviction Rules in Oregon

Eviction Rules in Oregon

The eviction process in Oregon can be really tricky for not only tenants but also landlords. All rules must be followed, or the eviction can be dismissed. Oregon rules prohibit a landlord from forcing a tenant out, changing a tenant's locks or removing a tenant's personal property from.........[Read More]
Renters' Rights: What Happens When a Tenant Dies After They Pay Rent?

Renters' Rights: What Happens When a Tenant Dies After They Pay Rent?

When a tenant dies, any money owed between the tenant and the landlord has to be resolved by the tenant's estate. Estate issues are decided through probate, the legal process through which a dead person's property is settled and transferred to new owners. Landlord-tenant and probate laws diffe......[Read More]
Utah State Laws on Evictions

Utah State Laws on Evictions

Utah evictions consists of several different parts.utah road image by Ruslana Stovner from Fotolia.comUtah's eviction process is contained in Title 78B, Chapter 6, Pt. 8 in the Utah state statutes. This code establishes the legal eviction process for a landlord to regain possession of his.........[Read More]
Foreclosure Defense: Process Servers Allegedly Filing False Affidavits

Foreclosure Defense: Process Servers Allegedly Filing False Affidavits

Foreclosure defense attorneys claim to have documented a number of cases where process servers filed false affidavits. While investigating the law firms that employed "robo-signers," state investigators are also closely examining service of process in a number of cases.......[Read More]
What Is Homesteading a House?

What Is Homesteading a House?

Homesteading your home is a legal action you take to safeguard your home from being taken by creditors. In the case of economic hardship such as job loss, disability or death of the head of household, homesteading your home means that a creditor cannot take your home and sell it as payment for certa......[Read More]
The Landlord Tenant Act of 1995

The Landlord Tenant Act of 1995

The Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act sets laws outlining the rights between assignors and assignees in leases. Complete information regarding the specific laws of this act is available at the Office of Public Sector Information website.......[Read More]
How to Stop a Lien Foreclosure in Florida

How to Stop a Lien Foreclosure in Florida

Lien foreclosures in Florida ultimately end up on the auction block. The process starts with a lis pendens (a notification of a pending lawsuit), which is filed in the county where the property is located. The clerk of court issues a summons and the defendant (the person being foreclosed upon) is th......[Read More]
What Are My Rights As a Subcontractor?

What Are My Rights As a Subcontractor?

As a subcontractor, all of your rights are listed in the contract agreement between you and the general contractor. Read the fine print before signing the contract to make sure you do not limit your rights. Go over the terms of your contract with your general contractor before beginning and modify i......[Read More]
Rental Application Rights & Privileges

Rental Application Rights & Privileges

Many landlords use rental applications to screen their tenants. Federal and state laws define some of the rights that landlords and prospective tenants alike have in the application process.......[Read More]