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How to protect yourself if the investor is late in construction?

The purchase of apartments under construction is widespread today. An increasing number of buyers are deciding to buy an apartment in one of the new buildings. There are many advantages to purchasing this type of real estate, but you must pay attention to the potential risks.

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How did God end up in court because of the house?

In Arizona, in 1970, a woman filed a lawsuit against God, the value of which was 100,000.00 dollars, suing him for negligence because he allowed lightning to strike her house and burn it to the ground. Since the defendant did not appear in court, she won the dispute. It remains unclear who compensated her for the damage she suffered.

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How does a state of emergency and war affect real estate lease and sale agreements?

In the past few years, we have seen how unforeseen circumstances can affect the usual way of life and the performance of daily activities and jobs, and thus legal affairs. The coronary virus pandemic practically "paralyzed" the whole world at one time. That is why most countries imposed a state of emergency at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Why the real-estate lease contract matters
It’s not uncommon for apartment owners to rent out their apartments without forming a real-estate lease contract with the tennant. It is our belief that this is a major mistake on the landlord’s part and it may end up costing them a great deal.
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Capital gains tax
During real-estate sale, the selling parties should pay attention to the capital gains tax. Oftentimes the sellers will disregard this tax obligation, usually out of ignorance of its existence. However, the Tax Administration will account for these taxes and the taxpayer will then risk having misdemeanor proceedings filed against them due to tax evasion.
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Who actually pays the absolute rights transfer tax?
In order to answer this question of whether the absolute rights transfer tax is paid by the seller or the buyer, we have to look at legal regulations which define this matter of practice in the domain of real-estate sale.
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How to register your apartment

Non-registered apartments can’t be sold at this moment, or be the subject of any kind of trade process (like a gifting contract for example). This is why it’s important to register your apartment if you are planning to sell it.

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Manager or professional housing community manager - which is better?

The Law on Housing and Building Maintenance from 2016 was introduced by a new institute - Professional Manager. These changes affected the tenants and created doubts. Who is a Professional Manager? How is it chosen? Will this service be charged extra to the tenants? These questions were asked by all and many remain unclear to this day.

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Aleksandra Andrejić
Aleksandra Đ. Andrejić, a lawyer, writes about the sale of unpermitted properties. As a part of a new strategy, the state tried to ban the sale of illegally built properties to motivate the property owners to submit all necessary documentation so that they could complete the legal process.
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Tips for the mortgage home buyers - What can you expect when getting a Home Loan?
House and apartment hunting is a very exciting period in life. This process is especially exciting if you have a licensed real estate agent working with you. That means that you don't need to worry about gruesome paperwork all by yourself. Getting a house loan and sorting out the finances is not the fun part of the process.