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Real estate law or Property law is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in real property (land as distinct from personal or movable possessions) and in personal property, within the common law legal system. In the civil law system, there is a division between movable and immovable property. Immovable property corresponds to real estate or real property, and the associated rights, and obligations thereon.

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Seller Beware: Important Due Diligence Issues For Commercial Properties

Most people involved in real estate have heard the phrase “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware.” There are risks inherent in purchasing property: unseen structural flaws, hidden environmental contamination, and other unsuitable conditions that won’t be advertised on a broker’s website.  Buyers are not expected to purchase blindly—even the least sophisticated purchaser will engage in some degree of “due diligence” to [...]

COVID-19 Update: Supreme Court Denies Request To Lift CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

On June 29, 2021, the Supreme Court denied an application by a group of real estate agents and associations to lift the eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”). Originally issued on September 4, 2020, the CDC’s order temporarily banned evictions of residential tenants in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The [...]

Real estate lawyers are legal professionals who specialize in the legal aspects of buying and selling real estate properties. Lawyers can assist in many transactions associated with the transfer of property.