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Real Estate Law in Kansas

In Overland Park, 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 Overland Park can be fairly complex, especially when it comes to things like mortgages and the resolution of disputes over construction defects.

So, if you're planning on engaging in any kind of real estate transaction, it's crucial that you learn at least the basics of real estate law in Overland Park.

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.

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Common Real Estate Law Issues in Overland Park

Financing: Most individuals are unable to make major real estate purchases in Overland Park with cash, because few people have that kind of money on hand. Thus, to buy real estate, most entities use a mortgage. This is a loan used to buy a piece of property. When the loan is issued, and the property purchased, the lender holds a security interest in the property until the loan is paid off, with interest.

Zoning: Zoning laws establish rules saying what kinds of buildings are allowed in various areas of a city or town. These rules serve a variety of purposes. For example, they usually protect residents by making it illegal for industrial facilities to be built in residential areas. This also protects industries, allowing them to do their business without being bothered by constant complaints and lawsuits from their residential neighbors.

Duty of Disclosure: Sellers of homes are bound by a legal duty to disclose defects in the home to prospective buyers, before they purchase the house. Any defect which the seller knows (or reasonably should know) about, and which cannot be discovered by the buyer through an ordinary inspection, must be disclosed to the buyer.

Implied Warranties: In Overland Park, every residential rental agreement carries with it a warranty of habitability, in which the landlord implicitly promises that the unit is fit for human habitation. This applies whether or not such a warranty is mentioned in the lease agreement, and it still applies even if the landlord tries to disclaim any such warranty. There are many circumstances that might make a unit uninhabitable. A few examples are a lack of electricity, no running water, or no heating.

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These issues, along with many others, can sometimes be fairly perplexing. Therefore, you should never hesitate to consult with a Overland Park real estate attorney if you have any questions.

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Life in Overland Park

Overland is Kansas's second most populated city, and its largest suburb.  Naturally, it would offer many attractions for its residents and tourists.  Some of the most popular attractions include the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the Convention Center, and Indian Creek Greenway.  To experience some exciting night light and great restaurants, residents and tourists visit Touche, and the Farmers Market.

An interesting fact about Overland is that was ranked in the top  of CNN/Money and Money Magazine's 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States.  One of the reasons is the city's great community feel and unified spirit.  Another reason for this is that Overland is very diverse, including Afrian Americans, Caucasians, Native Americans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders in its population.  Many of the people are married couples and have a nuclear family. 

Overland is also home to many large companies, such as YRC Worldwide, Waddell and Reed, Black and Veatch, Ferrellgas, and Examinetics.  There are also many small law firms in Overland, where competent attorneys provide legal services in practically all areas of practice.  The best part is these attorneys provide their clients with personalized legal services, yielding excellent results.

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