There are all sorts of things that can be issues in major real estate transactions. One such thing are easements.
We can never stop the news from happening; everyone in Michigan knows that. But when we hear a news story about poor living conditions and property managers who seem to be avoiding their responsibilities, most residents in Michigan can only hope that it's not happening to them.
At the risk of sounding mean or insensitive, it's nice to hear that, when it comes to commercial real estate disputes, Michigan is not the only state that has difficulties it needs to work out.
The city of Pontiac, several miles northwest of Detroit, is continuing its legal dispute with the Ottawa Towers office buildings this year over the use of an adjacent parking garage.
It's very rarely a surprise to some Michigan farmers when companies and land developers come to their properties and ask to use some of their land. Whether it be for resources or because they want to outright buy it, these businesses must enter into a agreement with the property owner and generally sign a contract once all the Ts have been crossed.