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Does a seller always have to provide the survey?

05/17/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller wants to know who is responsible for providing the survey.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Can I get out of my listing agreement?

04/05/2016 | Author: Legal Staff

The steps to take if you're not satisfied with agent selling your house.

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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Do I have to share an inspection report from a buyer who terminated the contract?

03/22/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller asks if he must disclose a new inspection report to prospective buyers.

Categories: Legal

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Do I have to allow assistance animals in my rental homes? 

02/23/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

What federal law says about a “no pets” policy

Categories: Property Management, Legal, Landlords, Renters

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Do you get the appliances with the house?

02/09/2016 | Author: Legal Staff

How to determine if an item stays with the property when it sells.

Categories: Legal

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Can the buyer terminate if I’ve already paid for repairs?

12/15/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

Find out if repairs in progress affect an option period.

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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Can I get my lease application fee back?

12/01/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

Find out if a refused applicant can get reimbursed.

Categories: Legal, Landlords, Renters

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I didn’t buy the house. Can I get a refund for the inspection?

10/06/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

A buyer wants to know if inspection fees can be returned.

Categories: Forms, Legal

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Do I have to provide a seller’s disclosure notice?

09/08/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

A property owner who hasn’t lived in the property still has to disclose what he knows.

Categories: Legal, Sellers, Homeowners

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Selling property near water? You might need to put this in the contract

08/28/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

A new law requires that sellers near certain lakes and reservoirs add a disclosure to buyers.

Categories: Legal, Sellers