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Real Estate Law in Indiana
In Anderson, real estate law can affect just about anything involving the use, purchase, or sale of land and fixtures to land, such as buildings.
Real estate law in Anderson can be fairly complicated, especially when it comes to things like mortgages and the resolution of disputes over construction defects.
Therefore, it's a good idea to learn some of the basics of Anderson's real estate laws.
Having at least some knowledge of real estate law will be to your advantage in basically any real estate transaction. Knowing the law can give you a bargaining advantage and prevent you from being saddled with obligations that you don't have to assume.
Common Real Estate Law Issues in Anderson
Financing: Not too many individuals or small businesses in Anderson can purchase real estate with the cash on hand, simply because land is expensive, and few people have hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of dollars in the bank. In buying real estate, a mortgage is an outstanding solution for most people. Of course, you still have to pay the full price of the real estate you're buying, but a mortgage allows you to do this in installments, over a period of years.
Zoning: Zoning regulations govern what types of structures are allowed on various parcels, based on their location in a municipality. For instance, some areas in a city might be zoned only for residential use. Another area might authorize industrial use. These rules are meant to keep property values up, and promote harmony among neighbors by preventing conflicts.
Duty of Disclosure: Sellers of homes are bound by a legal duty to disclose defects in the home to prospective buyers, before they buy the house. Any defect which the seller knows (or reasonably should know) about, and which cannot be discovered by the buyer through an average inspection, must be disclosed to the buyer.
Implied Warranty: All residential lease agreements in Anderson carry with them an implicit promise by the landlord that the property is fit for human habitation. This warranty does not need to be explicitly stated in order to have effect, and neither the tenant nor landlord can waive it. Any contract claiming to waive this warranty is void. To be considered habitable, a building must not be so dirty as to pose a health hazard, it must have running water, it must have electricity, and it must provide adequate protection from the weather. There are many other requirements, but if a building or unit lacks any one of those, it will be considered uninhabitable.
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These issues, along with many others, can sometimes be fairly difficult. Therefore, you should never hesitate to consult with a Anderson real estate attorney if you have any questions.
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Life in AndersonAnderson is a city of about 56,000 people, located in Madison County. Two main reasons Anderson is known is because it is the headquarters of the Church of God, and it is where Anderson University is located.
Some popular attractions include Downtown Historic District, Paramount Theatre, Mounds State Park, The Anderson Center for the Arts and Madison County Historical Center.
Interestingly, in 2007 Anderson was ranked number ninety-eight out of one hundred in Forbes Magazine's "100 Best Places for Businesses among Smaller U.S. Metro Areas." Being such a great place for businesses, it is natural that many attorneys and law offices would have a presence in Anderson to support businesses. Anderson has a competent legal force that is capable of handling any and every legal matter of Anderson residents and businesses.
All in all, Anderson is a wonderful small city that offers a great quality of life.