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August 2017 Archives

Zoning laws may restrict residential real estate development

Whether a person is building a home, a manufacturing plant, a store or are looking to start a farm, they will need to make sure that they are in the correct "zone" in which to complete their project. This is because cities have different parcels of land reserved for different uses. This is known as zoning. Through zoning comes better city planning with fewer conflicts.

Residential real estate market sees fewer homes for sale

Potential homebuyers: does it look like there isn't as much selection of existing homes for sale as you were anticipating? It's not your imagination. Tennessee residents may be surprised to hear that the number of existing homes for sale in the residential real estate market has reached a low that hasn't been seen in two decades. Why? According to one survey it is because "Baby Boomers" are neither selling their homes to downsize after their kids fly the nest, nor are they selling their homes in order to purchase a bigger one. In fact, of those surveyed, 59 percent reported that they had no plans to sell their home within the next 12 months.

Distracted truckers are a serious threat to your safety

Trucks are big, heavy and quite capable of causing serious damage when involved in accidents with smaller, lighter vehicles. Regular passenger vehicles and large trucks don't mix, and when they collide, debilitating injuries or even death can occur. Sadly, many Tennessee truck accidents are preventable.

What is eminent domain and can it be challenged?

Cities in Tennessee are ever-growing, and as they look to expand roads, install sewers and electrical lines and perform other tasks essential to the proper growth of a city, it may be necessary for them to acquire property owned by private citizens. This right of the government is known as "eminent domain."

An overview of probate in Tennessee

Like many other Tennessee residents who have lost loved ones, you may be surprised at how much there is to do after the death of your family member. Planning the funeral, obtaining a death certificate and coordinating a cremation or burial can feel like daunting and insurmountable tasks as you attempt to process your grief.

Assisting with employment law issues in Tennessee

Workers in Tennessee have many important rights under state and federal law. They have the right to be free from workplace discrimination, whether on the grounds of race, gender, religion, age or other protected category. They are also afforded the right to be free from retaliation in the workplace, should they step up and blow the whistle on wrongful working conditions. In addition, they have the right not to be harassed by a boss or co-worker.

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