What does a
landlord need to provide before beginning the process of evicting a business
for nonpayment of rent?
Property owners must first send a notice requiring
payment, as well as address the delivery and documentation details.
How long does the
tenant have to respond to the notice?
What if the tenant does not respond?
Tenants have 5 days to respond excluding weekends and
Commercial real estate law governs the contracts regarding
commercial properties. These properties are usually zoned commercial, such as
businesses, but may also be considered residential in cases of apartment
buildings and other income-producing property, such as undeveloped land.
Lawyers are often involved in commercial real estate
contracts because of the value of the property at hand and the complexity of
the law, which varies from state to state. The contracts typically involve the
sale of the commercial property, but may also involve lease, rent, or other
agreements. Attorneys who specialize in commercial real estate can assist in
negotiating, writing, and executing the contracts necessary to make the
business deals involved.
Homeowners associations are private, usually corporate,
organizations that govern a particular neighborhood, condominium or apartment
complex, or other designated residential area. The board of an HOA is usually
elected and establishes regulations that all residents must follow. Most HOAs
require membership in order to live in the regulated area.
Members of an HOA pay a fee, either monthly or annually. The
HOA then uses the money for common purposes, such as maintenance of buildings.
Landlord-Tenant law regards the contracts made between the
owner of a property and the person who agrees to rent the property for a fee.
Laws vary greatly between states, but regardless of the nuances,
landlord-tenant cases are some of the most common civil cases.
Contracts between landlords and tenants usually involve such
matters as the amount of rent and deposits to be paid, the due dates of rent,
the length of the contract, the parties responsible for services like water and
garbage removal, the parties responsible for maintenance of the property, and
other such factors.
Under most state laws, both parties are afforded a number of
rights. For instance, tenants have the right to be notified in advance, usually
30 to 60 days, before a rent increase.
Residential real estate involves a wide range of issues
regarding residential property, usually houses, apartments, or other living
The process of a sale of a residential property involves
sizeable amount of paperwork that can often be drafted and submitted by a
qualified real estate attorney. The process must also be done in accordance
with local and state laws.
Real estate law also applies to issues of insurance,
mortgage, foreclosure, personal injury that occurs on the property, and other areas
of law. Zoning, whether for commercial or residential, is also covered under
residential real estate.