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Real Estate Law in Pennsylvania

Lancaster's real estate industry is governed by a huge body of laws. This is because almost any real estate transaction invokes laws concerning civil rights, consumer protection, land use, and contracts.

Real estate law in Lancaster can be fairly intricate, especially when it comes to things like mortgages and the resolution of disputes over construction defects.

Thus, if you're planning on engaging in any kind of real estate transaction, it's essential that you learn at least the basics of real estate law in Lancaster.

Having at least some knowledge of real estate law will be to your advantage in essentially 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 Lancaster

Financing: Most individuals, families, and small businesses in Lancaster cannot afford to buy a large piece of real estate with the money they have on hand. However, they usually can afford to pay for it over a long period of time, in installments, with interest. Consequently, most real estate is purchased using a mortgage - a loan for a specific purchase, using the item purchased as collateral.

Zoning: Zoning laws dictate what types of buildings can go on given pieces of property. These laws are usually designed to ensure that residential areas are as clean and as quiet as possible, thereby preserving property values. They accomplish this by ensuring that other uses that might be inappropriate in a residential area, such as heavy industry, are in different parts of town. This also ensures that industries will be able to go about their business without constant complaints from their neighbors.

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 usual inspection, must be disclosed to the buyer.

Implied Warranty: All residential lease agreements in Lancaster 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 arrangement 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 intricate. Therefore, you should never hesitate to consult with a Lancaster real estate attorney if you have any questions.

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Life in Lancaster

Lancaster is in Lane County, Oregon.  It is right next to Harrisburg, Junction City and the Willamette River.

Some interesting facts about Lancaster is that the first post office was established here in 1858 and named "Freedom."  The name was later changed to "Junction City."  A popular attraction is "Woodyville," which is a house of entertainment i.e. road house started by a man named Woody.  The attraction is also known as Woody's Landing.  Later, Johnson Mulkey brought the property and built a small sawmill on it. 

The great flood of 1862 had almost demolished the city.  It slowly built itself back up. 

For legal needs, residents often seek attorney services in nearby areas.  Being so near to other cities and Oregon Route 99E, residents have no problem getting to where they need to be.  Thus, seeking legal guidance is not a problem. 

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