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March 2015 Archives

New bill would allow local regulation of oil drilling in Michigan

There are many different legal disputes a business could potentially find itself in in relation to property it has here in Michigan. One are disputes regarding local regulations. Townships and counties in the state generally have a variety of different regulations regarding land use and what sorts of business operations can be performed where. These regulations can strongly impact whether a business is able to use a property it has in the way it desires. Experienced real estate attorneys can help businesses that want to use a property they have in a way that is barred by local regulations look into whether they could pursue a zoning variance or some other legal solution that would allow them to use the property in the way they wish.

Understanding a purchase agreement's terms very important

In a real estate deal, one incredibly important document is the purchase agreement. There are many different terms a real estate purchase agreement can contain. Such terms can touch on a wide range of different details regarding the transaction. In a real estate deal, every little detail has the potential to be impactful. Thus, what terms a real estate purchase agreement has can have major and long-lasting impacts on both the buyer and the seller.

Paperwork key to avoiding landlord tenant disputes

A legal contract between a landlord and a tenant is put in place as a means of protecting both parties. In Michigan, a lease is the most common document used and is key to both ensuring clarity and preventing landlord tenant disputes from arising. Unfortunately, even after signing a lease, a dispute can still occur and legal action may become necessary. By following a few simple tips, both tenants and landlords can minimize the chances of disputes and also be more prepared to defend their rights should one occur.

After honeymoon, couples should start an estate plan

Typically when people marry, they merge all they have and start a new life together. Part of that merging of two lives is preparing for the future with each other. For any couple just starting out in Michigan, it may be a good idea to think about working on an estate plan together once the honeymoon is over.

What is the minimum time period for adverse possession in Michigan?

When a person owns real estate, one of the worst things they could have happen in regards to their property is losing some of their property without receiving any compensation for it. One thing that can sometimes lead to this occurring is when another party, without permission, uses the property for a long period of time.

Having the right screening questions important for landlords

The decision of whether or not to rent out a property to a given prospective tenant can be a very big one for a landlord. It is a decision that could potentially have significant impacts on the landlord, the prospective tenant and other tenants in the landlord's building. Thus, having the right information when making this decision can be very important for a landlord.

Residential real estate transactions need special attention

For many people, a real estate transaction may be the biggest purchase or sale they ever experience. Residential real estate transactions need special attention, as they can often entail a great deal of money and possibly a great deal of confusion. Because every Michigan residential real estate transaction is as unique as the property and people involved, it is vital to have comprehensive and reliable legal guidance.

Would legalizing demands for payment by email improve collections?

If you've been a landlord in Michigan for long, you've probably had to deal with at least one eviction where you ended up losing money. One situation in which landlords lose out, however, may come as a surprise: Your noncompliant tenant leaves before you get a chance to serve an eviction notice.

Bill on landlord banning of medical marijuana being considered

There are many different rules here in Michigan regarding what sorts of prohibitions landlords can and cannot put in the leases they form with tenants. Currently, a bill is before the state's legislature which would clarify what the rule is when it comes to the permissibility of landlord bans on medical marijuana use.

Help for when real estate transactions get tricky

Most deals or agreements made concerning real estate flow smoothly and all parties are quite pleased with the results. However, not all real estate transactions in Michigan are as cut and dry as others. There may be times when a leasing issue or other issue between a landlord and tenant requires extra attention and possibly even litigation.

Will 2015 be a big year for new home construction in Michigan?

It appears that Michigan could possibly see quite a bit in the way of new home construction in 2015. The Home Builders Association of Michigan predicts that there will be an increase in the demand for new single-family homes this year.

An estate plan may need to accommodate digital assets

The role technology plays in daily life is ever-expanding for the average American. When a Michigan resident or family decides to venture into the task of creating an estate plan, digital assets may need to be addressed as part of that plan. Regardless of how vast a person's digital life is, any online account that contains a password, relates to finance or even personal documents and pictures should all be considered digital assets.

Getting an eviction right

Landlords hope that all of their tenants will be good ones who conscientiously follow all the terms of their lease agreement. Unfortunately, the conduct of some tenants here in Michigan ends up falling far below this hope. Sometimes, lease-breaching conduct by a tenant is so severe that anything short of eviction won't really be able to satisfactorily resolve the situation for the landlord.

Inheritance dispute can affect Michigan family relations

When a person leaves assets to his or her family members, there is always the chance that one or more of the family members may disagree with the distribution of the assets or feel slighted in some way. A dispute over a large inheritance has recently made the news as it has pitted a mother against her own son and stepson. Michigan families who are deciding the fate of assets and funds may want to follow the story as it unfolds. 

Disputes over security deposits

It is common for a Michigan landlord to collect a security deposit from new tenants. There are a variety of different rules Michigan law has in place regarding security deposits. It can be very important for landlords to understand and follow these rules when it comes to their security deposit policies and practices, as failure to do so could cause a landlord to be in a tough legal situation that could have negative financial implications.

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