Many unmarried couples choose to live together before getting married, or as an alternative to marriage. What these couples often don’t realize is that they lack important legal protections that the law gives to married couples. However, couples can create similar protections and property rights by signing a co-ownership contract. A co-ownership contract is very… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Real Estate Law
Many are familiar with the “Minnesota nice” stereotype that was long ago coined to describe the demeanor of Minnesotans. With hats, t-shirts, and movies highlighting this slogan, it is fair to say that Minnesotans are proud of this portrayal. Regardless of the truth of this aphorism, you could find yourself in a bind if your… Read more »
Question: Have you either purchased or sold a home in which there is an issue about the condition about property? It is not uncommon for an issue of undisclosed defects in the condition of the property to arise. Minnesota law generally requires a seller of residential real property to make a written disclosure to a… Read more »
In our prior construction law posts, we first looked at the type of claims that a homeowner may bring against a builder or remodeling contractor (link to post). In a second post, we focused on pre-lawsuit considerations such as the builder’s right to inspect the property and make an offer to repair and the home… Read more »
In a prior post titled What Type of Claims May be Brought Under Minnesota’s Construction Defect Warranty Statute, we discussed the types of statutory construction defect warranties that protect homeowners from shoddy building or remodeling and the notice requirements that homeowners must provide to their builders. We also reviewed several exclusions that serve to shield… Read more »
New home construction and the remodeling of a home are often some of the largest decisions homeowners make. More often than not, buying a new home is the biggest purchase a person will make in their life. Picking out a builder or contractor is an exciting process, and fortunately, Minnesota is home to a reputable… Read more »
Minnesota law provides procedures that lenders must follow to foreclose a mortgages on real estate, and the law also provides rights and opportunities for property owners and homeowners facing foreclosure to save their property.