Know your rights if your HOA crosses a line

Being a part of a Homeowners' Association can come with several benefits. You may have less to worry about in terms of maintenance and neighborhood disputes, and there may be many amenities you would not have access to if you lived outside an associa...

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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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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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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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5 ways to deal with a difficult landlord

5 ways to deal with a difficult landlord

If you are renting a place to live in, it is important that you have a good relationship with your landlord. They will deal with any problems you have or any who have problems with you. A good landlord helps ensure that everything in your home runs s...

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What is considered ‘normal wear and tear’?

If you rent property, you likely signed a lease and put a deposit down in order to do so. In that lease, you may have noticed language stating that a landlord can keep portions of the security deposit to cover repairs and damage outside of normal wea...

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