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June 2019 Archives

Disputes over rental property damage

We have examined many different reasons why landlords and tenants find themselves in the middle of a dispute, whether the disagreements are centered around a rental agreement or they are financial in nature. In this post, we will look into some legal issues related to property damage, which can be a very serious issue for tenants as well as landlords in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina. Whether a tenant is falsely accused of damaging property or a landlord wants to evict or take legal action against a tenant because they have damaged property, this is a serious issue.

Landlords, tenants and water damage

For landlords as well as tenants, various issues may arise when it comes to a rental, from disagreements over a lease to financial matters such as nonpayment of rent. However, water damage can be particularly challenging for landlords as well as tenants to address, for various reasons. In this post, we will examine some of the challenges associated with water damage in rentals. From heavy rain and hurricanes to a leaky roof or faulty pipe, there are a number of different reasons why water damage may occur in a rental, and it should be addressed appropriately.

Contract clauses that reduce the risk of litigation

Contracts are the lifeblood of contractors in North Carolina, but as with any agreement between two or more parties, there is always the chance that something will go wrong. To protect yourself in case of a breach claim, you may want to consider alternative dispute resolution methods that may keep you out of the courtroom should a problem crop up. At Triangle Law Group, our team is well-versed in construction contracts and ways that contractors can minimize the risk of litigation.

What are some signs of foundation issues?

Out of sight, out of mind certainly doesn't apply to your home's foundation. The foundation is a major component of new home construction. When there are problems with the foundation, solutions are often expensive. Fortunately, many foundational issues provide specific visual cues that should be readily apparent to inhabitants of a home. If you're concerned about the stability of a newly built home, Realtor.com recommends looking for the following signs of a faulty foundation. 

What should I look for in a construction manager?

Construction managers are the backbone for projects large and small. To ensure the construction process progresses smoothly and doesn't encounter any significant snags, the manager must be involved in numerous aspects of the job. That's why it's vital that a construction manager has certain characteristics, which greatly increase the chance of success. The Balance explains what you should look for when hiring a construction manager. 

Improperly applied spray foam insulation could harm your health

If you are like most people here in North Carolina and elsewhere across the country, you want your home to be as energy efficient as possible. Keeping the utility bills down, especially in summer, is a priority. When you asked around, you discovered spray foam insulation. Perhaps your neighbors, friends or family have it in their homes, and they told you that it does what it advertises.

What should you consider before buying a rental property?

If you are looking for a way to make some extra income, you may consider buying an investment property. While there may be many potential benefits of owning a rental property, there are also several possible challenges. Before you purchase a rental property in North Carolina, it is essential to understand the relevant practical and financial aspects of being a landlord.

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