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Quiet title action falls flat due to no-show in court

A lawsuit over the rightful ownership of a piece of property in Arkansas has made national headlines because it involves Josh Duggar, the well-known former star of the reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting." It's a spectacular example of how not to handle a quiet title action.

What if your Georgia landlord won't make repairs?

Whether it's a leaky faucet that's driving you crazy and increasing your water bill or a broken air conditioner that's making you miserable in the heat, you rely on your landlord to make the repairs. After all, that's one of the biggest benefits of being a renter, right?

Is it bad if the zoning regulations change in your area?

Real estate is always changing, which is why zoning can become a problem when it wasn't before. Local zoning laws may change to make room for businesses or single-family homes, for example, limiting who else can buy or build in an area.

Common mistakes landlords should avoid making

Landlords in Georgia and throughout the country could be making key mistakes that might result in lost rent or costly legal fees. Ideally, landlords will make any repairs that allow a tenant access to clean water, a roof that doesn't leak and an electrical system that functions properly. If a landlord doesn't make a critical repair in a timely manner, a tenant may have the right to move out or pay someone to fix the issue.

Construction defects can lead to serious damage

Construction defects that Georgia residents may find in residential or commercial buildings usually refer to a deficiency in the way the building was designed, planned, inspected or constructed. It could mean that the building did not perform to a reasonable degree in the manner that it was intended by the buyer.

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