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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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Cutting Your Neighbor’s Tree Branches & Maryland Property Law

If you live in Maryland and own property, you own the property from the center of the planet to the useful area of sky above the land! Whether you can cut your neighbor’s tree that has branches hanging over your land, the Maryland courts follow the “Hawaiian Rule” whereby the owner of the tree has […]

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Maryland Property Deed Attorney: How to Remove Someone From a Property Deed/Title

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If the other person listed on your property deed is unwilling to cooperate with the sale of the property it could be possible to force them to sell by having an attorney file a Sale in Lieu of Partition. This is essentially a request to have the court order the sale of the property. There […]

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Montgomery County, Maryland Property Title Transfer Lawyer: Property Deed Transfer Requirements

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Montgomery County deed filings have the additional requirement: Montgomery County – “No Consideration Deeds” must have the applicable form of county-required “no consideration” affidavit attached, or it will be taxed […]

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Maryland Property Tax Petition Lawyer: Can a Scheduled Hearing be Postponed?

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Yes, but each county can be a little different on the rules of doing so. Generally speaking you are allowed two postponements. The request must be made prior to your case’s scheduled time but it is different county-to-county as to the deadline for doing so. If you do not appear, and later request a new […]

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Maryland Landlord Tenant Lawyer: Landlord Notice to Vacate and Termination of Lease

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I have encountered instances where a Maryland landlord has attempted to terminate a lease with a tenant before the end of the lease agreement. There are circumstances under which this is appropriate. The lease controls many of the landlord’s obligations, including notice and cause to terminate the lease. If a lease has expired and the […]

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Montgomery County, Deed Drafting & Title Recording Service: Montgomery County Property Deed Transfer Requirements

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Montgomery County, Maryland property deed filings have the additional requirement: “Instruments transferring title. For any instrument that transfers title and/or effects a change in ownership on the real property tax […]

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Maryland Deed Transfer Attorney: Montgomery County Property Deed Transfer Lien Sheet/Certificate Requirement

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Montgomery County deed filings have the additional requirement: “County taxes, assessments and charges. Except as provided in RP § 3-104(c)(1)7 with respect to personal property taxes, except as provided in […]

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