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Abandoned properties can easily turn into liabilities

Businesses and individuals sometimes find it necessary to leave a property. These properties might be boarded up and secured, but there is still a chance that it might turn into a liability. One of the reasons for this is that a property that is boarded up is essentially abandoned. This means that it is likely not being maintained properly, which could lead to a premises liability issue.

Real estate transactions must be handled carefully

Real estate transactions of all sorts require you to take care of your own interests. This is a big consideration since the sheer value of these transactions is usually considerable. It is imperative that you take steps to ensure that any contracts you are considering are on the up-and-up. You also need to make sure that the property you are thinking about purchasing or leasing can serve the purpose you need.

Tips for finding the right location for your business

There are many different things that you need to think about when you are trying to determine where you need to start your business. Finding the perfect spot, whether you are planning on leasing or purchasing, is a big step that you have to think about. There are several things to think about when you are making this decision. Consider these tips for getting started.

Take time to understand real estate transactions

When you think about it, real estate transactions are some of the biggest deals that many people will face in the course of their lifetime. Even if this isn't the biggest deal for your business, a bad real estate transaction can still be devastating to the business. With this in mind, it is imperative that you take the time you need to review the transaction to ensure you understand each and every term.

Think carefully when you are buying commercial real estate

We've discussed various real estate issues in our past few blogs. Each of these issues is something that can cause you problems when you are trying to purchase property for your business. We know that you want to make the best decisions for your company, and we understand this.

Read the clauses in a commercial rental lease before signing

Commercial real estate transactions can be tricky, especially for a new business owner. You have to carefully scrutinize the leases that come with rental spaces for businesses because there are often clauses that could cost you considerable money. We understand that you might not know what you need to check for, so we are here to help you out.

The basics of the Fair Housing Act

April is Fair Housing Awareness month, which is a great time to touch on some basics of the Fair Housing Act, which can have some implications for those involved in real estate transactions. The Fair Housing Act covers a lot of residential buildings, though some single-home and smaller units that are occupied by owners are exempt. One of the major purposes of the act is to ensure that access to housing is not impeded because of someone's religion, race, ethnicity, gender, age or other such factor.

3 reasons not to fight eminent domain battles alone

Eminent domain issues arise for small businesses or residents who own property that public agencies are looking to develop for various projects. When faced with an offer from such agencies, many people don't know that they have rights and options. While avoiding eminent domain completely is difficult, it does happen. Even if you end up selling your property, you certainly don't have to accept a bottom-barrel offer. By working with an experienced law firm, you can protect your interests.

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