Oct Oct 19, 2017

Easements in Real Estate Law

By |2017-10-16T16:45:04+00:00October 19th, 2017|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Easements in Real Estate Law

In terms of real estate law concepts, easements is a topic that is difficult to find a consensus. To some, easements in real estate law are harmless items that can be ignored. To others, they are a fatal encumbrance on a piece of property, restricting its use and diminishing its value. While both opinions may be true depending on the circumstances, the fact is that easements generally fall somewhere in between those two extremes. To [...]

Aug Aug 3, 2017

Real Estate Law: Purchasing Property in Texas

By |2017-08-03T08:48:36+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Real Estate Law: Purchasing Property in Texas

At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, we understand that the conventional wisdom you commonly hear is that real property is a solid investment—after all, they aren’t making any more of it, and it’s often billed as “one of a kind.” Of course, just because the wisdom is conventional doesn’t mean it’s always correct. In actuality, there are a multitude of considerations that potential real property purchasers should take into account, and a careful review of these [...]

Jul Jul 13, 2017

Vacancy and Occupancy Clauses in Property Insurance

By |2017-07-13T14:47:58+00:00July 13th, 2017|Insurance Law & Subrogation, Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Vacancy and Occupancy Clauses in Property Insurance

At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, we work with many commercial property owners whose renter's insurance policies have a provision that excludes all coverage if a building is vacant for a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, many of those same policies fail to define “vacant” or ‘vacancy.” So what does that lead to? If you guessed litigation, you’re absolutely right. Let's review some of the key terms in vacancy and occupancy clauses in property insurance. The vacancy and [...]

May May 31, 2017

Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions

By |2017-07-13T14:53:16+00:00May 31st, 2017|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions

Often when it comes to real estate law, many clients ask us, “why is full disclosure important?” In business transactions, especially real estate deals, the contract often contains a full disclosure requirement. Full disclosure means being truthful and forthcoming about anything the other party should know regarding any material issues involving the transaction, especially if it may mean the difference between the other party entering or not entering the deal. Even if the contract [...]