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Michigan Association Fees: Do I Have to Pay?

Michigan Association Fees: Generally Part of the (Ownership) Deal Michigan Association Fees: The Documentation Tells the Tale Michigan association fees and dues and, sometimes, penalties are a way of life for those who purchase property that is subject to a condominium or homeowners association. While not every property one might purchase is part of a formal association, properties that have been platted and developed according to a common developer's vision are often likely to be. A condominium develop ...

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by John Hilla - Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney in Real Estate and Property Law

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Michigan Real Estate Closings: Should I Hire a Lawyer?

Michigan Real Estate Closings: When Do I Need an Attorney? Michigan Real Estate Closings Sometimes Require Assistance Not every Michigan real estate closing, sale or purchase, requires the use of an attorney. Some transactions, however, would benefit from at least a review of the pertinent documentation involved by a skilled Michigan real estate attorney. It is safe to say that all commercial transactions ought to be reviewed and negotiated by an attorney, given insurance, liability, tenant and rental considerations, environmental, ...

Posted on January 26th, 2018 by John Hilla - Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney in Real Estate and Property Law

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Constructive Eviction in Michigan: What Is It?

Constructive Eviction: Being Kicked Out of the Side Door The Lawful Eviction Procedure in Michigan In Michigan, a lawful eviction is a very specific procedure. Presuming a valid basis for the eviction, such as breach of a specific lease clause or non-payment of rent or damage to the property, the procedure involves: Proper Notice: Depending on the basis for the eviction, a proper 24-hour, 10-day, or 30-day notice of the landlord's "demand for possession" of the premises must ...

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by John Hilla - Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney in Real Estate and Property Law

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Can I File Bankruptcy through a Power of Attorney?

Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy for Those Who Can't File for Themselves A  Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy must be filed by an individual debtor (leaving aside business Chapter 7 bankruptcies). What can be done when an individual debtor is suffering from collections harassment but is not physically or mentally capable of undertaking a complicated bankruptcy process themselves? The answer is that the bankruptcy can be filed by a caretaker or loved one as a "next friend" with a power ...

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by John Hilla - Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney in Real Estate and Property Law

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Good Neighbor Law: The Rules for Living Together Peacefully

Good Neighbor Law: What Is It? Good Neighbor: Law & The Personal Relationship "Good neighbor law" is not an actual term describing a common practice area of any (or, at least, many) law firms. It is a term used by The Hilla Law Firm, PLLC to describe a service that we provide: helping good neighbors to remain good neighbors. We all want good relationships with our neighbors, even if we in the United States, the inventors of the ...

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 by Hilla Law - Michigan Bankruptcy in Real Estate and Property Law

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