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How Do I Redeem Maryland Ground Rent?

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Ground rent is common in Maryland especially with property in Baltimore City. If ground rent is on your property then you are responsible for pay a small amount of money each year to the owner of the ground rent. The amounts vary but I find they are typically around $100 to $200 per year. Owners […]

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Same Sex Marriage, Maryland Deed & Tenants by the Entirety

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A deed for married individuals with property in Maryland should typically be filed as Tenants by the Entirety, though there are occasionally advantageous reasons for filing otherwise. The same is true whether the married couple is of the same sex or of the opposite sex. For a free, confidential conversation to discuss this and other […]

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Maryland Real Estate Law & Attorney’s Fees

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A few clients have recently asked about “standard” attorney’s fees clauses in Maryland Real Estate contracts, such as a Residential Contract of Sale. It is important to understand that ultimately these terms are negotiable and if you have concerns about what is proposed you should speak with your attorney so that you are comfortable with […]

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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer: Does a Maryland Will Dispose of All Assets?

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No. A Will addresses only asserts that will pass through Maryland probate. These include assets that belong to you only and are not shared with another person. If property is owned jointly with another individual than that property may not be considered probate property. For example, if your house is titled as “joint owners with […]

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Happy New Year! Time to Update Your Property Deed-Title?

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For a free consultation today, contact attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, sreichert@reichertlegal.com or by clicking here. The Law Office of Stephen J. Reichert, LLC provides professional deed transfers of Maryland property deeds. Deed filing laws are different in each Maryland county; Maryland attorney Stephen J. Reichert understands the laws of Maryland and all 23 […]

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Maryland Landlord Tenant Attorney: Does My Landlord Have to Provide Me With a Copy of My Lease?

This is a recent question from a client that has been asked by others in the past. The short answer is YES, a Maryland landlord should provide you with a copy of the lease agreement. Though it is not uncommon for some landlords to stall or delay or simply not provide a copy when requested. […]

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How to Remove a Spouse, or Former Spouse, From a Maryland Property Title / Deed: Tenants in Severalty

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“So, what kind of Maryland property Deed do I need to have drafted and filed to remove my ex-spouse from the Deed?” Until research is conducted on the prior property Deeds, and the full purpose of the new Deed is known and discussed, there is no simple answer. Along with how the property should legally […]

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Baltimore Property Law Attorney: Tenants in Common And The Right To Sell The Property as a Sale in Lieu of Partition

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A co-owner holding title as Tenant in Common, under this scenario, can legally force the sale of the property. The other co-owners could engage in negotiations to buy-out their interest in the home. This also depends on how much equity is in the property. To discuss this and other property laws in Maryland, call or […]

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Maryland Deed Drafting: Maryland In-Take Sheet Distinction Between Non-Arms Length and Arms Length Transaction

When a Maryland property deed is filed, the filing county requires an in-take sheet along with the Deed. Some counties have their own special in-take sheets (for example, Baltimore City) while others use the standard state of Maryland in-take sheet. One of the questions on the in-take sheet is whether the property transaction is a […]

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Maryland Property Law Attorney: Maryland Homestead Credit Application

The Homestead Credit limits the yearly increase in taxable assessments for qualifying Maryland real property to 10% or less each year. However, not every county has the same percentage cap. For example many set the cap at 10% however Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County set the cap currently at 2%. This credit can […]

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