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Minh T. Tran Lawyer

Minh T. Tran

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Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Bankruptcy, Collection, Landlord-Tenant

Minh Tran practice is focused on bankruptcy and civil litigation at the Arrow Law Group, PLLC. The law firm also represents clients in personal injury... (more)

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J. Allen Browning

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Family Law, Landlord-Tenant, Business

A Georgia native, Mr. Browning received his undergraduate degree in Georgia and graduated from the Seattle University Law School. He was a newspaper ... (more)

Charles M. Greenberg

Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Construction
Status:  In Good Standing           

Scott J. Terry

Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Traffic, Landlord-Tenant
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Everett A. Holum

Wills & Probate, Wills, Contract, Landlord-Tenant
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Scott E. Feir

Landlord-Tenant, Insurance, Litigation, Construction
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Scott Roberts Weaver

Construction, Credit & Debt, Litigation, Landlord-Tenant
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Alan L. Ruder

Landlord-Tenant, Family Law, Federal
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Brian J Danzig

Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Credit & Debt, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

Derek Leuzzi

Landlord-Tenant, Civil Rights, Commercial Real Estate, Juvenile Law
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LEGAL TERMS

NET LEASE

A commercial real estate lease in which the tenant regularly pays not only for the space (as he does with a gross lease) but for a portion of the landlord's ope... (more...)
A commercial real estate lease in which the tenant regularly pays not only for the space (as he does with a gross lease) but for a portion of the landlord's operating costs as well. When all three of the usual costs--taxes, maintenance and insurance--are passed on, the arrangement is known as a 'triple net lease.' Because these costs are variable and almost never decrease, a net lease favors the landlord. Accordingly, it may be possible for a tenant to bargain for a net lease with caps or ceilings, which limits the amount of rent the tenant must pay. For example, a net lease with caps may specify that an increase in taxes beyond a certain point (or any new taxes) will be paid by the landlord. The same kind of protection can be designed to cover increased insurance premiums and maintenance expenses.

BALLOON PAYMENT

A large final payment due at the end of a loan, typically a home or car loan, to pay off the amount your monthly payments didn't cover. Many states prohibit bal... (more...)
A large final payment due at the end of a loan, typically a home or car loan, to pay off the amount your monthly payments didn't cover. Many states prohibit balloon payments in loans for goods or services that are primarily for personal, family or household use, or require the lender to let you refinance the balloon payment before forcing collection.

EASEMENT

A right to use another person's real estate for a specific purpose. The most common type of easement is the right to travel over another person's land, known as... (more...)
A right to use another person's real estate for a specific purpose. The most common type of easement is the right to travel over another person's land, known as a right of way. In addition, property owners commonly grant easements for the placement of utility poles, utility trenches, water lines or sewer lines. The owner of property that is subject to an easement is said to be 'burdened' with the easement, because he or she is not allowed to interfere with its use. For example, if the deed to John's property permits Sue to travel across John's main road to reach her own home, John cannot do anything to block the road. On the other hand, Sue cannot do anything that exceeds the scope of her easement, such as widening the roadway.

ASSIGNEE

A person to whom a property right is transferred. For example, an assignee may take over a lease from a tenant who wants to permanently move out before the leas... (more...)
A person to whom a property right is transferred. For example, an assignee may take over a lease from a tenant who wants to permanently move out before the lease expires. The assignee takes control of the property and assumes all the legal rights and responsibilities of the tenant, including payment of rent. However, the original tenant remains legally responsible if the assignee fails to pay the rent.

REAL PROPERTY

Another term for real estate. It includes land and things permanently attached to the land, such as trees, buildings, and stationary mobile homes. Anything that... (more...)
Another term for real estate. It includes land and things permanently attached to the land, such as trees, buildings, and stationary mobile homes. Anything that is not real property is termed personal property.

MARITAL DEDUCTION

A deduction allowed by the federal estate tax laws for all property passed to a surviving spouse who is a U.S. citizen. This deduction (which really functions a... (more...)
A deduction allowed by the federal estate tax laws for all property passed to a surviving spouse who is a U.S. citizen. This deduction (which really functions as an exemption) allows anyone, even a billionaire, to pass his or her entire estate to a surviving spouse without any tax at all.

DOWN PAYMENT

A lump sum cash payment paid by a buyer when he or she purchases a major piece of property, such as a car or house. The buyer typically takes out a loan for the... (more...)
A lump sum cash payment paid by a buyer when he or she purchases a major piece of property, such as a car or house. The buyer typically takes out a loan for the balance remaining, and pays it off in monthly installments over time.

COMMERCIAL FRUSTRATION

An unforeseen and uncontrollable event that excuses a party to a contract from performing his or her duties under that contract. For example, a landlord can bre... (more...)
An unforeseen and uncontrollable event that excuses a party to a contract from performing his or her duties under that contract. For example, a landlord can break a lease if the property she agreed to rent accidentally burns down before the tenants move in.

EVIDENCE

The many types of information presented to a judge or jury designed to convince them of the truth or falsity of key facts. Evidence typically includes testimony... (more...)
The many types of information presented to a judge or jury designed to convince them of the truth or falsity of key facts. Evidence typically includes testimony of witnesses, documents, photographs, items of damaged property, government records, videos and laboratory reports. Rules that are as strict as they are quirky and technical govern what types of evidence can be properly admitted as part of a trial. For example, the hearsay rule purports to prevent secondhand testimony of the 'he said, she said' variety, but the existence of dozens of exceptions often means that hairsplitting lawyers can find a way to introduce such testimony into evidence. See also admissible evidence, inadmissible evidence.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

State v. Montgomery

... According to Montgomery, he lives in a rented trailer and has an agreement with the landlord to fix it up. The tiles on the floor are peeling up at the corners, and the can of acetone that the landlord had left to remove them with was nearly empty. ...

COMMONWEALTH REAL ESTATE SERV. v. Padilla

... We affirm the trial court's dismissal of the action because Harvest Manor waived its statutory right to evict Mr. Padilla under the Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act (MHLTA), chapter 59.20 RCW, by continuing to accept rent from Mr. Padilla after serving three 15-day ...

Little Mountain Estates Tenants Ass'n v. LME

... SCHINDLER, CJ. ¶ 1 The Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord Tenant Act (MHLTA), chapter 59.20 RCW, governs the legal rights and obligations between mobile home park landlords and tenants. ... Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord Tenant Act. ...