College towns are filling up with students as summer ends and the new school year begins. However, some college students in Tennessee may be looking for a new place to live due to the pending foreclosure of a large apartment complex.
Many people in Tennessee who rent their home have a basic understanding of the obligations their landlord has to them, as well as their rights as a tenant. However, tenants in Tennessee also have obligations to their landlords that are equally important.
Many people in Tennessee only have a limited understanding of the world of real estate. Maybe they have rented an apartment or purchased a home, but other than that have little real estate experience. However, the realm of real estate issues is much greater than that. It is a complex area of law that often necessitates professional assistance to navigate.
Property owners in Jackson may take pride in their homes and land. Some people make a living off of their land or property, for example, through farming or having a business they own on their property. A person's private land and the buildings on it may be the most valuable asset they own. However, does the government have any right to take a person's private land?
Renting out apartments can be a lucrative endeavor for many people in Tennessee. But, just like any other business dealing, this endeavor relies on contracts -- specifically leases. Landlords depend on their tenants to pay rent on time and to possess the premises. Sometimes, however, rent goes unpaid and the tenants cannot be found. Tennessee law addresses what rights landlords have in such situations.
"House-flipping" has been a major trend over the past few years. House-flipping is the process in which a person buys an inexpensive home, renovates it and then sells it for a substantially higher price than what they bought it for. Television shows have glamorized the process, making it seem easy and accessible to just about anyone. However, some Tennessee residents looking to "flip" their next home may find that inexpensive homes are not so easy to find these days and they are not making the money they once did on flips.
While oftentimes real estate growth is good for a city's economic development, sometimes issues regarding the development of property arise. Take, for example, a situation in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where some members of the community are opposed to the development of green space in their area.
Sometimes, through no fault of their own, financial disaster strikes a Tennessee homeowner. For example, they may have been the victim of a company-wide lay-off leaving them without a source of income, or they may have suffered a severe illness that left them with a mountain of medical debt. No matter what the reason is, however, there are times when a person in Tennessee may find that they cannot meet their monthly mortgage payments.
Unfortunately, there will always be those in Tennessee who wish to take advantage of other people, particularly where money is concerned. For example, there are a number of scams that a person wishing to rent, purchase or sell residential real estate should look out for.
Many people in Tennessee rent a home, rather than owning one. Also, sometimes it makes more financial sense for a business to rent its premises rather than purchasing a building. Moreover, renting out a house, an apartment complex or a building can be a lucrative endeavor for Tennessee landlords. However, landlords in the state do have legal duties with which they must comply.