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Texas Title Insurance Mineral Coverage
Since the early to mid-90’s the importance and value of minerals in North Texas has become
clear. Where the surface of a property has been severed from the minerals underlying that
property, serious problems can arise. The majority of purchasers of real estate want to utilize the
surface of the property for... Read More
New home construction is on the rise in North Texas. When an owner or builder seeks to construct a
new home within a town or city in Texas, they are required to first obtain certain
permits from the municipality before construction can begin. If the home is to be constructed in an unincorporated
area of a county, then any required permits will be obtained from the county
instead of a municipality.
In Texas, there are... Read More
The terms of the commercial lease will govern the financial relationship between the business and the landlord. The lease will determine the tenant’s occupancy rights. The lease will establish how the parties deal with default and termination. The lease will supply the base upon which the business operates for years to come. It is important that the tenant understand the terms contained within the lease and how the lease will impact its business.
COMMERCIAL LEASE REVIEW – Part One
The holidays and new year are busy times for businesses which may be locating or moving into leased
retail, office, or industrial space. These businesses spend extensive time and resources choosing the
right broker, location, and tenant mix. Finding the right location is not the end of the endeavor. Before
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A receivership is an equitable and legal remedy that may be
used to acquire possession of property by a court appointed party known as a
receiver. A receiver’s powers are
derived directly from the appointing court. The receiver is a disinterested party who represents and protects the
interests of all other persons for the receivership property.
A court appointed receiver is an extremely harsh
remedy. The... Read More
Foreclosure of a Property Owners Association Lien
Many residential properties are subject to mandatory property owners associations which may have the power to impose regular and special assessments against owners and properties within the subdivision. In response to some real or perceived injustices on the part of property owners associations, the Texas legislature enacted the Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act (the “Act”) in 2001. The... Read More
It is very likely at some point everyone will require the
services of an attorney. Choosing an
attorney can be a complicated and stressful event. Here are a few tips that may assist you in choosing
the right attorney.
1. State Bar of Texas. The State Bar of Texas website provides a
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Private land use restrictions are frequently found in planned community developments. Such restrictions may regulate the land use, as well as the size, location, quality, cost, and composition of the improvements constructed on the land. They may exist on both residential and commercial real property. So long as the restrictions are not against public policy and are imposed in an otherwise legal manner, an owner may restrict its property as it desires.
However,... Read More