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Category: Legal


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My listing agreement ended. Why do I have to pay my former broker a commission?

08/11/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller wants to know if the broker is still entitled to a commission.

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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Can I protect my property from a neighbor’s overreaching fence?

07/14/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A homeowner is worried about a fence on his property.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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What happens when the seller won’t make repairs?

06/02/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

An inspector's report lists several items in need of repair, but the seller won't make them. What now?

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Can a landlord keep the security deposit as payment for finding a replacement tenant?

04/21/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A landlord wants to be compensated for securing a new tenant after an early lease termination.

Categories: Legal, Landlords

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A tug of war over the earnest money

04/08/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Can a seller put the property back on the market before an earnest-money dispute is resolved?

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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Can I send counteroffers to more than one buyer?

02/24/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Find out the implications of countering more than one buyer’s offer.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Can an old eviction make it more difficult for me to enter a new lease?

12/30/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Find out if a landlord can refuse to rent to someone because of a prior eviction.

Categories: Legal

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What happens if the loan won’t be processed by the closing date?

12/16/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

Learn your options if the lender can't meet your closing date.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Do I need my spouse’s signature to sell property I bought before marriage?

12/02/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A wife wants to sell the home she purchased before she married.

Categories: Legal

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Do I have to disclose a repair I made last year?

11/04/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller who made repairs in the past wants to know if they must be disclosed now.

Categories: Legal