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Title Insurance or Not, Don’t Dismiss the Value of Title Search

For those of you who question whether an owner’s policy of title insurance is a waste of money, please remember that examining title is still an essential component of due diligence investigations. Real estate investments are usually significant transactions, whether for individuals or businesses. If you are focused on protecting your financial interests, a careful…
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Allocating Risk in Real Estate Sales: Representations and Warranties

Although a majority of buyers in real estate transactions rely on their own inspections of property, most real estate purchase and sale agreements contain some seller representations and warranties regarding key factual matters that the buyer cannot independently verify. These representations and warranties serve as closing conditions as well as a basis for post-closing indemnification.…
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Rent is Due: Strategies for Landlords with Financially Unstable Tenants

Even landlords who conduct in-depth analyses of tenant credit and financial health will experience some tenants who become financially unstable during the term of the lease. In an environment where replacing tenants can be challenging, many landlords should consider the potential benefits of negotiating a restructuring of the tenant’s lease obligations or offering an agreed…
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