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3 common reasons tenants sue landlords

Renting a property should be a mutually beneficial agreement between two respectful parties. Often, though, one party acts in a way that complicates this. A violation of the terms of the lease or simply personal discord might motivate an escalating c...

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Signs your landlord is breaking the law

Living in an apartment or rented home should be a trouble-free experience. Landlords are a positive presence if they keep the place up and stay in contact about changes.But some may look for a way to charge more or keep money to which they are not ...

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3 steps to take after your hailstorm damage claim is denied

3 steps to take after your hailstorm damage claim is denied

If a hailstorm has severely damaged your home, you expect your insurance to compensate you. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If you have a denied insurance claim, you are likely frustrated, confused and, frankly, angry. These are all norma...

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Tenant, grocer clash over closing of store

Tenant, grocer clash over closing of store

Commercial leases are in place to provide critical guidance to landlords and tenants. These agreements should be clear and enforceable, as any inconsistencies, vague terms or missing information can spark disputes later on.For instance, Texas-based...

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Can my insurance company cancel my policy?

Can my insurance company cancel my policy?

The short answer to the question posed in the headline is yes. Insurance companies can and do cancel policies for a number of reasons we examine below.Understand, though, that there are laws in place that specify when a policy can be cancelled and ...

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Preparing for storm season in Texas

Preparing for storm season in Texas

Spring is the time for homeowners to tackle some spring cleaning projects they may have been putting off during the winter. This is a particularly good time of year to do these chores, as it is also storm season.Spring storms not only threaten the ...

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Unsafe conditions spark security deposit dispute

There is a saying that you get what you pay for, and this is certainly true in the world of renting real estate. If you are paying tens of thousands of dollars to rent a luxury property, you expect that you will get a property that warrants that type...

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