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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The eviction process in Texas

The eviction process in Texas

Large or small, luxurious or modest, your home should be a place where you feel safe and comfortable. It is where your family is, where your pets live and where you keep your most valuable possessions. Considering all that people have under their ro...

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What are the elements of a negligence claim?

What are the elements of a negligence claim?

When people talk about car crashes and lawsuits seeking damages, the word "negligence" will almost inevitably come up. This is because most claims filed in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident are against a driver or other party accused of being...

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Tenants: Learn these signs of a problematic contract

Tenants: Learn these signs of a problematic contract

Landlord-tenant agreements should always be in writing. That said, just because there is a contract does not mean that the contract is wrinkle-free. Landlords sometimes are inexperienced. Sometimes they do not realize when a contract runs afoul...

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Jury hands massive award to victim of bad faith

When something bad happens and damages your home, you can be left feeling quite upset. Things can be even worse if the damage is so bad that you have to leave your home. The only source of comfort you might have is the assurance that your homeowners'...

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