Contingencies are part of the normal part of property negotiations in any real estate transaction.
When investing in commercial property, you need to be particularly careful about zoning regulations -- they can sometimes catch even seasoned buyers off guard.
Sooner or later in your career as a landlord, you'll face a problem tenant that stops paying.
A "hoarder" may make great television drama but having to deal with one in real life definitely isn't great for a landlord.
Your commercial lease is critically important to the survival of your new small business.
Commercial leases are lengthy and complex documents. Whenever you choose to enter into a commercial lease, whether it's for office or retail space, it is always wise to have your attorney look the lease over for potential pitfalls before you sign on the dotted line. Here are four items to take into consideration when looking over a lease:
Zoning restricts the purpose for which a property can be used. Grouping properties by their use helps the government protect property values and makes a community more functional -- but zoning restrictions can be a tremendous hurdle to overcome if you're trying to start a small business. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
What do you do if you suspect that one of your tenants is running a drug operation right out of one of your units?
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