The Environmental Protection Act 1990 introduced new powers for local authorities to take action against the owners of "contaminated" land, whether or not the owner for the being was the original polluter. It also placed an obligation on local authorities to compile a register of the land
A quit claim deed is a legally binding document that transfers the ownership of property, such as a house, to another person, group of people or business entity. If you are facing a foreclosure, the bank may agree to accept a quit claim deed for the house, especially if the house is worth more than
You have options for avoiding foreclosure in Missouri, but the key is communicating with your lender early and often, according to the Missouri Homeownership Preservation Network. The nonprofit agency says resources available to you include certified nonprofit housing counselors who will evaluate yo
All songwriters should have a basic understanding of their legal rights to the material they write. While writing a song can be done quickly and easily, often it is a result of a journey that has taken time, energy and dedication. Protecting the personal, emotional and financial investment in your s
Virginia real estate law covers a wide range of legal issues.Virginia state contour against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comReal estate brings with it a whole host of often complicated and intricate laws. Like other states, the Commonwealth of Virginia has...
Landlord-tenant laws around the country afford both parties mostly equal rights in rental situations; the state of Pennsylvania is no exception. Regardless of which party has the issue, the party wishing to start a landlord-tenant case in Pennsylvania must visit the county in which the rental proper
Real estate and tangible property concepts come into play in the context of taxes, wills, and charitable giving. Real estate is distinguishable from tangible property because real estate is non-movable. The distinction between real estate and tangible property is important because gains from each ar
Eviction laws vary from state to state; according to Nolo Legal Solutions, "Different types of termination notices are required for different types of situations, and each state has its own procedures as to how termination notices and eviction papers must be written and delivered ('served')." Most u
For a business entity, a lien is a legal claim against the company where an encumbrance on the business's property is used to secure a debt the business owner owes to another company. If your business wants to apply for a loan or credit or is planning a major purchase, you want to make sure your bus
OverviewThere is only one redemption law related to foreclosures in Minnesota. This is the right to redemption law, which allows the borrower or a junior lien holder to redeem property after a foreclosure. In other words, the person who was foreclosed upon or anyone else with a claim to...
The New Jersey Homestead Property Tax Credit Act provides benefits for homeowners who make full payments on their property taxes during the year. Those who are eligible to take part in the homestead rebate program can receive either a rebate check or a credit on their property tax bills -- but not b
Property buyers in the UK must be careful when purchasing a piece of property and may want to pay attention to prescriptive rights of access that benefit the property. The rights, which allow for full use of purchased property are usually granted through a transfer document or deed grant.
The state of West Virginia recognizes two types of joint tenancy: joint tenancy in common and joint tenancy by the entirety. West Virginia follows formal requirements for establishment of joint tenancy, and provides that any joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety is treated as a tenant in common.
A short sale may be the only option for borrowers who are unable to make their mortgage payments and are living in an area where home values have depreciated instead of appreciated.
Alabama enacted its landlord and tenant laws in 2007.alabama hills image by clement pouphile from Fotolia.comThe Alabama landlord and tenant laws were added to the state code in 2007. These laws protect the rights of renters and landlords, establish tenant responsibilities and standardize...
A lien is a legal claim of financial interest in real property. The claim allows for a third party to receive compensation for the amount of the lien from the proceeds of any sale or refinancing. While very difficult to execute, a lien holder who has a claim on a third party's house or automobile ca
Foreclosure or government seizure of a home can be a devastating blow to a family, but an unexpected boon to the person that gets the home at a deeply discounted price with a sheriff's deed, unless the deed gets expunged.
Many of us may not realize how a simple looking business of real estate may become complicated at times. As a matter of fact, in some particular situations, it really becomes as complicated as one may find hard to believe. Employing or hiring a real estate attorney thus becomes the need of the day w
The North Carolina Department of Labor administers the state's workplace safety regulations through the Occupational Safety and Health Division. The division's Compliance Bureau will inspect your construction site randomly, and upon receiving complaints, to confirm compliance with all safety and hea
When a creditor places a lien against property, a type of “hold” is placed against the property, which prevents you from transferring or selling the property, and in some cases allows the lien holder to foreclose and sell the property to cover the lien debt. In essence, this property bec