It happens all too often; a loved one unexpectedly dies without leaving a will. For those left to deal with the deceased person’s estate, this can be a real estate nightmare. Without a surviving grantee or other survivorship language included in the deed, the property becomes what is often called, “Heirship Property” or “Heir Property”. More often than not, the survivors of the deceased have no idea what to do with the heirship property and without taking the proper steps to properly vest title in the heirs there isn’t much that can be done as the property is virtually unsellable as it sits and title companies will not issue insurance until the issue is resolved. (more…)
A quitclaim deed is a purported transfer of a grantor’s right, title, and interest in a property; which is far different than other types of deeds such as general warranty or special warranty deeds which convey a property from one party to another. Our office receives calls on a daily basis request to draft Quitclaim Deeds (often mispronounced “Quick Claim or Quick-claim”) based on poor advice from internet searches. (more…)
You may have heard the statement, “we don’t get paid unless you do.” This statement refers to an arrangement between an attorney and client, in which a percentage of the final judgment or settlement is paid to the attorney. That is to say, there are no out of pocket expenses to the client. (more…)
With the resurgence of tenant protection groups and ever-increasing statutes, both state and federal, it is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords of all experience levels to keep their lease documents up-to-date, thus exposing them to increasing liability.
Moreover, as landlord/tenant law progresses in the State of Texas, it seems that tenants, especially residential tenants, are garnering more and more protection and remedies against the alleged wrongdoing of landlords. In order to reduce the opportunities for tenants to recover from landlords it is important for the landlord to start the relationship off on the right foot – with strong lease documents. (more…)
As a real estate investor or property manager, it is imperative to stay up to date with the current state of the Texas Property Code. At no time is that statement more true than when it comes time to evict a residential tenant. Many times amendments to the Texas Property Code are made without much notice, and it is not until a case is dismissed for failure to follow the proper procedure that landlords become aware that changes to notice provisions have been made. (more…)
Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future. But navigating the various negotiations and purchases required of real estate investment can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the process. That’s why hiring a real estate investment attorney is one of the best ways that you can ensure you’re making the best decisions with your money and your property. A real estate investment attorney can provide you with many important services, whether you’re new to real estate or you’re a seasoned investor. (more…)
You know that scene in Final Destination 2 when all the logs fall off that truck and a horrifying chain of events ensues?
New Line Cinema via quickmeme.com (more…)
For many people, buying or selling a house is one of the most significant transactions of their life, and it stands to reason that you’d want to turn to a professional rather than navigating the process on your own. If you’re purchasing a new home or considering selling your house, your first inclination might be to enlist the help of a real estate agent. But while buying and selling agents can be a good option, you may be surprised to learn that a real estate attorney might actually be the best option. (more…)
Fort Worth, Texas magazine has recognized attorneys Michael Farah and Wayne Taylor of The Farah Law Firm as “2014 Top Attorneys.” Michael was chosen for his work in real estate law, and Wayne was selected for his work in personal injury law.
This is the first time The Farah Law Firm has been recognized in the magazine, and Michael says he and Wayne are honored to be included in this list of highly accomplished attorneys. (more…)
Few things are more important than your health and safety. If you’ve been injured in an accident—whether on the road, at work, or somewhere completely unexpected—it’s almost always in your best interest to turn to an attorney who will make sure you are appropriately compensated. But every now and then, a bad egg will set out to abuse the system. Here’s a look at some of the most jaw-droppingly outrageous personal injury lawsuits of all time.