Texas Real Estate Law / Edition 10

Texas Real Estate Law / Edition 10

by Charles J. Jacobus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0324592485

ISBN-13: 9780324592481

Pub. Date: 08/25/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book presents complete, well-organized coverage of Texas real estate law, with its many special features and complexities. Jacobus discusses what the law has been in the past, before moving to what it is in the present—all with a perfect balance of principles and practice. The Eighth Edition reflects many major changes and additions to the law in the past

Overview

This book presents complete, well-organized coverage of Texas real estate law, with its many special features and complexities. Jacobus discusses what the law has been in the past, before moving to what it is in the present—all with a perfect balance of principles and practice. The Eighth Edition reflects many major changes and additions to the law in the past three years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780324592481
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/25/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
491
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexvii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
1Introduction to the Basic Processes of Real Estate Law1
The Role of Real Estate Law1
The Various Laws2
Historical Background of the Courts5
The Current Civil Court Systems6
Summary11
2Estates in Land - Freehold Estates13
Introduction13
Freehold Estates15
Summary23
Case Study for Discussion23
3Estates in Land--Statutory Estates25
Homesteads25
Community Property Rights48
Water Rights53
Cemetery Lots55
Nonoperational Estates56
Summary58
Case Studies for Discussion58
4Legal Descriptions59
Metes and Bounds60
Rectangular Survey System62
Recorded Plat63
Summary66
5How Ownership is Held67
Ownership in Severalty67
Tenancy in Common67
Joint Tenancy69
Community Property Right of Survivorship70
Partnerships71
Corporations77
Limited Liability Companies82
Ownership by Trusts83
Unincorporated Associations87
Summary87
Case Studies for Discussion89
6Fixtures and Easements91
Fixtures91
Trade Fixtures103
Easements106
Summary113
Case Studies for Discussion114
7Real Estate Brokerage115
The Texas Real Estate Commission115
Licensing Requirements116
Licensee's Employment123
Actions for Commissions130
Special Problem Areas133
Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act138
Broker's Recovery Fund149
Summary149
8Agency151
Law of Agency151
Creation of the Agency Relationship151
Duties of the Agent to the Principal155
Duties of the Principal to the Agent161
Duties to Third Parties162
Cooperating Brokers164
Buyer Brokerage168
Dual Agency170
Single Agency171
Intermediaries171
Middlemen172
Agency Disclosures173
Management Responsibilities175
Termination of Agency175
Power of Attorney177
Summary181
Case Studies for Discussion181
9Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate183
Contracts, Generally183
Rules for the Construction of Contracts189
Texas Earnest Money Contracts193
Option Contracts207
Installment Land Contracts208
Summary213
Case Studies for Discussion213
10Voluntary Conveyances223
Deeds223
Wills238
Summary239
11Involuntary Conveyances241
Eminent Domain241
Adverse Possession243
Intestate Succession248
Foreclosure251
Tax Sales252
Escheat253
Gain or Loss of Title By Natural Causes256
Summary257
12Recording, Constructive Notice, and Acknowledgments259
Recording and Constructive Notice259
Acknowledgments263
Summary268
Case Studies for Discussion268
13Mortgages271
Instruments271
Other Types of Mortgages291
Assumptions and Subject to296
Summary301
Case Studies for Discussion301
14Interest and Finance Charge303
Finance Charge303
Interest306
Summary313
Case Studies for Discussion314
15Methods of Title Assurance315
Evidence of Title315
Summary328
16Closings329
The Closing Process329
Escrows330
Documents for the Closing333
Parties to A Closing335
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act336
Summary341
17Liens343
Equitable Liens343
Statutory Liens344
Constitutional Liens359
Contractual Liens360
Redemption360
Summary361
18Landlord and Tenant Relationships363
Tenancies363
Statutes365
Lease Agreements423
Duties of Care428
Remedies of Landlord and Tenant431
Forcible Entry and Detainer434
Summary437
Case Studies for Discussion438
19Condominiums and Cooperatives439
Condominiums439
Cooperative Housing459
Summary463
20Regulation of Real Estate465
Federal Land-Use Control466
State Land-Use Control472
County Regulations473
Municipal Land-Use Control474
Deed Restrictions481
Summary485
21Real Estate Taxation487
Ad Valorem Taxes487
Federal Income Taxation494
Summary505
Appendices
IThe Real Estate License Act, Article 6573a, A.T.S.507
IISubchapter E. Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act541
Table of Cases559
Index and Glossary581

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