Property Legal Blogs

Property law blogs, published by property lawyers and property law firms, including estate agents and conveyancers. Further guest posts welcome in this area.

Why a Deed of Trust is crucial for young couples starting on the housing ladder

by EdwardHandsandLewis April 25, 2013 Conveyancing

With the Government’s new initiatives on helping young couples start on the housing ladder, and the trend towards sharing the cost of mortgages with family or partners, it is becoming increasingly important to document what should happen if it all goes wrong.   Did one partner provide the deposit, if so should they get that […]

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Your Dream Home Costs too Much; Now What?

by melanie April 11, 2013 Estate Agency

If you’ve started searching for a first home, you’ve probably come across a very common problem: you covet a beautiful property that you simply can’t afford. The granite countertops and hardwood flooring make you swoon, or the location is amazing, but the monthly mortgage would ruin your budget and make living difficult. You can’t sacrifice […]

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Common Legal Missteps of First-Time Home Buyers

by RyanD March 20, 2013 Property

Each piece of real estate is unique, which is part of the beauty of buying a home. However, this uniqueness can also lead the unwary first-time homebuyer into making legal mistakes and increasing costs by thousands of dollars. Here are two legal mistakes to avoid when searching for your first home.   Failing to Read […]

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Legal Issues of Owning Beachfront Property

by RyanD March 14, 2013 Property

If you are a beach lover, chances are you have dreamed of owning a beachfront property. The idea of waking up in the morning to the sun rising over the ocean or walking out your door and stepping foot on the soft sand is enough to motivate you to work as hard as possible to […]

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Law Office Design: Furnishing Your Workspace

by Lilly January 30, 2013 Business

Establishing a new legal office is an exciting project that can truly shape the public image of your practice and shape the nature of your relationship with your clients.  Whether your legal firm has a large budget for remodeling and design, or if you are a smaller firm that wants to have a more targeted […]

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Heating Oil Tanks: Complying with Legislation

by OilTankStore December 10, 2012 Environmental Law

When building a house, whether it is a self build or a commercial venture, there are a great deal of rules and regulations you need to be aware of. From building and planning regulations to environmental law you need to ensure you’re abiding by this legislation to avoid having to re-do any building work. Although […]

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Your Legal Rights as a Tenant

by Paul November 14, 2012 Property

The constant increases in property prices throughout the UK have meant that home rental is enjoying a boost in its popularity, as those who are young or who receive lower incomes cannot afford to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder. This puts private landlords in a very powerful position, able […]

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Hurricane Sandy Destroyed My House: What You Need To Do Next

by nadines November 7, 2012 Insurance

Hurricane Sandy Destroyed My House: What You Need To Do Next Hurricane Sandy has killed dozens of people and caused billions of dollars in damage, making it one of the deadliest and costly hurricanes in history. For the residents caught in its path, the damage can be horrific. Damaged automobiles, structures, and misplaced property can […]

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Legal Considerations You Should Make Before Subletting

by RyanD November 3, 2012 Property

(US law and generally) If you are renting a property, you may have the right to sublet the property if you can no longer fulfill your tenant obligations. You may also be able to sublet only one room of the apartment of the home if you cannot cover rents on your own. Subletting, also referred […]

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Land Drainage Responsibilities and the 1991 Act

by MorfootLandDrainage September 20, 2012 Property

1994 saw an amendment to the legislation made in 1991 surrounding land drainage, but what does the law say about land drainage, and how are you responsible for it? Land drainage is commonly something applied to the agricultural industry, but it is a little known fact that there are laws relating to land drainage on […]

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Understanding Rent and Eviction Control In San Francisco, CA.

by TobenerLaw August 30, 2012 Property

Residential units in San Francisco built before June 13, 1979 have protects against evictions and annual rent increases. This applies to buildings with two or more units, and often excludes condominiums and single family homes. If a building has an in law unit that was built prior to 1979 it is considered a second unit […]

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What’s Happening with HAFA?

by Legal Author July 9, 2012 Property

The following is a guest blog post regarding HAFA in the US. If you have done any prior research regarding short sale incentive programs, then you may have heard of the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program.  What this program does is assist homeowners who are considering short sales or a deed in lieu (DIL) […]

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Frank Mountain – UK Property Expert

by GuestBlogger May 15, 2012 Property

A successful  property developer in the UK, Frank Mountain currently manages a wide range of projects, both residential and commercial. One of the projects in which Frank Mountain has recently been involved is Winter Gardens in Bournemouth. Following acquisition of the site from receivers mid 2009, Frank’s work led to the site’s planning consent being […]

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David Brooks Wilson – Property Development Expert in the UK

by GuestBlogger March 3, 2012 Property

David Brooks Wilson has a remarkable track record in property development. Chief among these is his stint as Managing Director and Group Property Services Director of Eurotunnel PLC. David was instrumental in getting the ‘Channel Tunnel’ project off the ground and saved the company over £40m during his time there. David joined Eurotunnel as Group […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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Insuring The Contents of Your Business

by jdminvegas September 1, 2011 Business Development for Law Firms

As a business owner, you are probably very excited about where your company can go. If you have a small business now, you might dream about the days when you can have a large office building, hundreds of employees, and business trips to exotic locations. Even if your aspirations are to stay small, you probably […]

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A Chilly Outlook for the Scottish Property Market?

by Legal Author December 13, 2010 Blawg

As snow and ice gripped the country, trains stopped running and the mercury plunged, the property market was, rather like the M8, effectively closed to all traffic.

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