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Real Estate Law in Mississippi

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

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

Therefore, it's a smart idea to obtain at least a very basic knowledge of how real estate law in Gulfport works.

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 Gulfport

Financing: Not too many individuals or small businesses in Gulfport 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 laws control what types of structures can be built on given parcels of land. Typically, cities and towns are zoned in order to ensure that neighborhoods are clearly divided into residential, commercial, and industrial categories, to ensure that everyone who uses the land can make the best possible use of it, for their particular purpose

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 Warranties: Every lease of a residential unit in Gulfport carries with it an implicit promise by the owner that the unit will meet some basic minimum requirements for human habitability. There are many factors that go into deciding if a unit is "habitable," but there are a few essentials, and they include running water, heat, electricity, and adequate shelter from the elements.

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Can a Gulfport Real Estate Lawyer Help?

The issues discussed here, along with others, can be complicated and complicated. Therefore, if you have any questions on this subject, you should not hesitate to ask a Gulfport real estate lawyer.

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Life in Gulfport

Gulfport is located in the state of Mississippi.  With a population of over 71,000, it is the co-county seat of Harrison County, alongside the city of Biloxi.  The city was incorporated in 1898 and had its beginnings as a port and lumber city.  It contains over 6 miles of man made white-sand beaches by the Gulf of Mexico.  

Gulfport is a residential city that also boasts a strong economic center of industry.  The Gulfport Main Street Association oversees the development of the downtown area.  The city is home to several companies as well as the U.S. Navy Seabees.  Notable residents have included NFL quarterback Brett Favre and linebacker Rod Davis.

The city's Leisure Services offer a variety of community-centered activities at its many parks and recreation centers.  Other popular places to visit are the Gulf Islands Water Park and the Gulfport Sportsplex, which attracts many sports tourists.  Every year the city hosts what is known as the "World's Largest Fishing Rodeo".     

Gulfport has survived a great deal of damage from hurricanes, including Hurricane Camille in 1969 and more recently Hurricane Katrina.   The state of Mississippi has issued a Hurricane Katrina Disaster Training Manual for those who have been affected, including Gulfport lawyers.  Lawyers in Gulfport, Mississippi have contributed greatly to the rebuilding of the city.

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