In our last post, we mentioned the importance of obtaining as much information as possible before entering into a real estate purchase agreement. Most of the time, home-buyers can do so by working with reputable real estate brokers and obtaining a professional inspection of the home to determine its condition. In some cases, though, defects may be overlooked.
Buying a home is a big decision, whether it’s your first time or fifteenth time. Each buyer has their own process for approaching home-buying, both on an emotional and a practical level. There are certain things that should always happen, though. Among them are thoroughly inspecting all prospective purchases for defects and necessary repairs.
Anybody who has worked in the field of construction knows that disputes are common. Part of the reason for this is that there are many variables in construction projects, and often many parties are involved. Coordinating all construction activities so that things go according to a predetermined plan, ensuring that everybody is on the same boat as the project moves forward, and addressing issues which inevitably arise in the course of the project can be a real challenge.
As a residential tenant, a variety of issues can come up with a rented property and tenants count on their landlords to do right by them when something needs to be addressed. Unfortunately, landlords don't always abide by their legal obligations.
Last time, we began looking at the duties residential landlords under state law. One important point to make about these duties is that, in order to enforce them, tenants must be meeting their own legal obligations. These include paying all rent legally due under the lease and performing certain daily maintenance duties.
As the world continues to progress further into the Information Age, communication has become quick and instantaneous. The advent of the internet, email, and cell phones has made it easy to communicate efficiently with people on the other side of the world. Business transactions no longer have to be completed by mail, in person, or even by fax. Many times we engage in business transactions with emails or over the internet. Online shopping is a perfect example.