Signing Under Duress: Can You Be Forced to Sign a Contract?


A valid contract is a legally enforceable agreement between two or more mentally competent parties. Your signature on a contract affirms that you understand and accept the terms, whether they […]

5 Essential Release Agreements for Your Small Business


As a small business owner, you live to provide the best experiences and the best service. Sometimes, providing the best puts you and your business at risk. Getting that great […]

What Makes a Contract Legally Binding?


A legally enforceable agreement between two (or more) parties, often an exchange of goods or services, is called a contract. A contract may be legally formed by a verbal agreement […]

Eviction Moratorium Issued by Centers for Disease Control


Millions of people across the United States are still out of work because of the devastation wrought by COVID-19. While unemployed or furloughed, many are concerned about paying their rent […]

Closing Documents: What Can I Expect to Sign as a Home Buyer?


Buying a home can be an exciting, yet overwhelming, experience. You will be required to sign numerous documents in order to complete the purchase of your new home. Whether you […]

Breaking a Lease During COVID-19: Remote Work and Relocation

breaking a lease for remote work

As employers and employees continue managing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations, some employers have chosen to test remote, work-from-home experiences. More employers are offering extended options […]

Month-to-Month Leases: Pros and Cons to Consider

month-to-month leases

While many landlords and tenants prefer the stability of a longer, fixed-term lease, you may find yourself in need of a more flexible rental arrangement. If you would like a […]

Move-In Checklist: Key Documents to Give Tenants on Day One

move in checklist

As a landlord or property manager, you may be relieved that your search for the perfect tenant is over, but there is still work to be done. With the Lease […]

Late Rent Fees and Grace Periods: Key Details for Your Lease

late rent fees and grace periods

As a landlord, you may have expenses—like mortgage, utilities, insurance, and maintenance—that are covered by monthly rent payments. When your tenant can’t pay rent on time, it may not just […]

Security Deposit Laws by State


Collecting a security deposit is one of the best ways for landlords and property managers to ensure that tenants will take good care of a property and pay all of […]

Security Deposits: A Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities


When tenants move out, repairs and extensive cleaning beyond the usual wear and tear may be required. To mitigate the risk of being stuck with the bill—and to provide an […]

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure: When and Why You May Need One

lead based paint disclosure

Once used widely in homes, stores, offices, and most other buildings, lead-based paint was banned in the United States in 1978, due to health and safety concerns. Because of this […]