easements

house with utility pole easement

Real Estate Agents: Understanding Easements and How to Minimize Liability

Easements are a non-possessory right to use land or a portion of property belonging to another person. Failing to recognize and educate clients as to the existence of any easements can curtail an otherwise routine real estate transaction and potentially lead to litigation. An easement may exist in one of two forms: affirmative easement orRead More

neighbors shaking hands on verbal easement

How to Keep a Verbal Easement from Turning into a Lawsuit

Have you represented a property with a verbal easement? If so, did the buyer or seller get an Improvement Location Certificate (ILC)? If not, you could end up with a headache – or a lawsuit. We’ll share an agent’s actual experience and show you the best way to handle past and future sales. Recently, CRESRead More

The Legal Forum: How to Avoid Claims Responsibly & Eliminate Finger Pointing

The Legal Forum is a CRES Current exclusive. Want free legal advice from experienced real estate attorneys? If so, stay tuned to the CRES Current for the new Legal Forum column every month! DON’T AGREE TO ASSUME DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES THAT AREN’T YOURS. A real estate agent always wants to come across as knowledgeable andRead More

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