Category Archives: Real Estate, Property, Landlord & Tenants

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 »

Mechanic’s Liens and Attorneys Fees

By | June 3, 2002

Based on California Law Our office is commonly asked whether a contractor who files an action to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien can recover his attorneys fees against the owner of the property if he prevails at trial. There is a distinction in the type of cases where a contractor seeks to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien. Where… Read More »

10 Things to know when going to Tenancy Court

By | May 29, 2002

Article written based on New Jersey Law 1. When the Clerk or Judge calls the list of all matters scheduled, if the landlord is present in the courtroom and the tenant is not, the tenant will be “in default.” In that case, a judgment granting the landlord possession of the leased property may be entered against the tenant… Read More »

Real Estate Basics: Q & A

By | May 29, 2002

Article written based on New Jersey Law Many clients and readers of News & Views call or e-mail me with recurring questions regarding a real estate acquisition. The purchase of a home, or first venture into multi-family realty, for most individuals requires a substantial investment of time and money. A general understanding of the nature of the transaction… Read More »