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The lease is the controlling document for your properties. It is critical that each lease is securely crafted. Leases that overlook important terms undermine the reliability of your properties and their commercial value. This post will go over the most important terms you should cover in your lease and how you might utilize them. First, […]

Construction defect are two awful words that no homeowner or developer ever wants to hear. Construction defect means that there was a fundamental flaw during the construction of the building which resulted in a current defect. The defect could be minor, meaning it is easily replaced such as better windows for more insulation, or it […]

Being served litigation papers is stressful, even if you were expecting to be sued. While you may firmly believe that you are innocent, not knowing what is going to happen in court and what the outcome will be can cause anxiety and worry. By being prepared, you can have more confidence in your case and […]

Most construction-based litigation arises because the parties did a poor job drafting their contract. A construction contract needs to lay out obligations and anticipate problems, to enable the parties to efficiently address delays and other issues without it derailing the entire project. Unfortunately, delays, bad materials, and other issues are common on construction sites. It […]

Noncompete clauses are used by employers and businesses to protect their investments former employees and business partners. The goal of noncompetes is to make it expensive for employees and business partners to leave a relationship, therefore, stifling the competition before it starts up. This post will go over the basics of defending against enforcement of […]

When most people move into a managed community, they accept the fact that they will need to pay a fee each month for the homeowners association to take care of things like lawn care, leaf removal, rule enforcement and pool maintenance. The preference for this type of living situation is evident in the prominence of […]

Going into the construction business with someone, whether it’s as a developer, a builder or an investor, can be likened to a marriage. You spend almost every waking hour together, you make decisions together, and when one partner makes a bad decision, it can affect both of you. Many partnerships start as friendships or family […]

Commercial zoning laws exist to regulate the sizes of buildings, their proximity to one another and what type of business can be conducted in what area. As a business owner, it can be scary to navigate these zoning laws. You may even find that you’re in violation without being aware. If that happens, is all […]

Whether you’re selling your family home or you’re a developer selling dozens of condo units, you want to make sure you get everything you can out of the sale. Luckily, there are a lot of things you can do to improve the value that won’t necessarily cost you an arm and a leg. Here are […]

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