Tag Archives: Property Inspections

Construction & Renovation

Common Misconceptions about Home Builder Warranties

Home buyers want assurances that someone will correct defects in construction to make it conform to what they bargained for. In the sale of new homes, these assurances usually come in the form of the builder’s warranties. Homeowners must make serious decisions about whether to go under contract, go through with closing and allow a […]

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Fraud & Misrepresentation Property Inspections Real Estate Agents

Can a Buyer Sue a Sellers Real Estate Agent?

This past month, I experienced wonderful changes in my life which drew me temporarily away from my passion for blogging about property rights. On May 1st, I started my own solo law practice, Cowherd PLC. The new law firm continues my professional focus on the types of legal matters discussed in “Words of Conveyance.” On […]

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Property Inspections Real Estate Agents

Accepting a New Contract During an Earnest Money Deposit Dispute

On July 31, 2014, I posted about a recent Fairfax Circuit Court opinion concerning Earnest Money Deposits (“EMD’s”). The seller, Sagatov Builders, LLC, sued buyer Christian Hunt. Mr. Hunt had entered into a contract and later failed to make the EMD or complete closing. The Court refused to allow the seller to sue the buyer […]

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Landlord-Tenant Property Inspections

Landlord Strategies for Avoiding Security Deposit Disputes

The departure of a tenant leaves the landlord with long to-do list, including listing the property for rent, evaluating applicants, repairing or remodeling the property and preparing a new lease agreement.  Wrapping-up the relationship with the previous tenant can inadvertently fall to the bottom of the list of priorities. A lawsuit over the prior tenant’s […]

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Law & Film

Reel Property: “The Attorney” and the Appearance of Justice

(This post is the second and final part in my blog series about the 2013 South Korean film “The Attorney.” Part I can be found HERE) “The appearance of justice, I think, is more important than justice itself.” Tom C. Clark explained in an interview why he resigned as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. President […]

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