Category Archives: Real Estate, Property, Landlord & Tenants

When might a quitclaim deed be more appropriate than a warranty deed?

By | May 13, 2008

When any property transfers from one owner to another, a deed of transfer must be recorded with the local registry in the appropriate city or county. Generally, when one party purchases property from another party, a warranty deed is written, signed, witnessed and recorded. However, this may not always be necessary.

When do I need a mechanic’s lien?

By | May 13, 2008

If you own a business or perform services for someone, you expect to be paid, unless previous arrangements have been made for the donation of your time and materials. In order for your business to continue in a profitable manner, you have to rely on customers to pay their bills on time. However, in many cases, this simply… Read More »

When should a landlord require tenants to sign a lease?

By | May 13, 2008

When you own rental property, there are many circumstances and agreements under which you may choose to rent it. However, you should always protect yourself in the event your tenant does not uphold their part of your agreement.

Access Grant Deeds for Real Estate Transactions Online

By | May 12, 2008

If you are purchasing or selling real estate, a Grant Deed will be a very important part of the transaction. There are several different types of deeds that are used in real estate sales, but Grant Deeds are the most common in California. Grant Deeds are documents that are used by owners to grant their interests in and… Read More »

Protect Against the Loss of Your Home with a Homestead Declaration

By | May 9, 2008

Are you familiar with homestead laws that can help protect you and your loved ones from losing your residence? Many people do not understand how precarious home ownership can be under certain circumstances. Any homeowner may need the protection homestead laws provide, and the best way to ensure you are afforded that protection is through a homestead declaration.… Read More »

Why Every Landlord and Tenant Needs a Lease Agreement

By | May 9, 2008

A lease is an essential document that should be used anytime a landlord leases a room, apartment, house or property to a tenant. Leases are the written record both landlords and tenants have to refer to in the event of any questions or disputes. Leases protect both parties by outlining expectations, responsibilities, rent amounts, and other terms involved… Read More »

Obtaining the Deed you Need for your Real Estate Transaction

By | May 9, 2008

Are you planning on buying or selling real estate soon? The correct deed forms are an essential and important part of any real estate sale. Many individuals involved in personal or private real estate transactions rely on attorneys to prepare the appropriate deed forms, but today buyers and sellers have a much less costly alternative.

Renter from Hell: What Every Landlord Should Know About Their Tenants

By | November 8, 2007

Owning a rental property can be a profitable investment. However, there are certain pitfalls which should be avoided when choosing a prospective tenant. Read this article to find out more.

Estate Planning Practice in the Internet Age

By | June 17, 2004

Would you enjoy driving downtown and searching for a parking place just to spend two hours in an attorney’s office to talk about distributing your property when you die? Well according to recent statistics, hardly anyone does. According to the AARP, not very many people make such an effort, or any effort at all towards their estate planning.… Read More »

The New Jersey Landlord Registration Act

By | May 19, 2004

By law, every landlord of a dwelling, except owner-occupied premises with not more than two rental units, must file with the clerk of the municipality in which the residential property is situated, or with the Bureau of Housing Inspection in the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), a certificate of registration. N.J.S.A. 46:8-28. The certificate must contain the following… Read More »