Basic Real Estate & Property Law for Paralegals 5e / Edition 5

Basic Real Estate & Property Law for Paralegals 5e / Edition 5

by Helewitz
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1454851228
ISBN-13:
9781454851226
Pub. Date:
01/05/2015
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

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Overview

Basic Real Estate & Property Law for Paralegals 5e / Edition 5

With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grap of both theory and practice well within a student's reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate And Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing, closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law, Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice, Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries, A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property, Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions, Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics, Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses, Additional materials to accompany the book at htt://aspenlawschool.com/books/helewitz_realestate5e/ Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages, New cases, Updated forms, Additional case analyses in every chapter

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ISBN-13: 9781454851226
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date: 01/05/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 591,334
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xv

Acknowledgment xvii

Chapter 1 Estates In Land And Future Interests 1

Learning Objectives 1

Chapter Outline 2

Chapter Overview 2

Classifications of Estates 3

Freeholds 3

Life Estates 11

Leaseholds 12

Future Interests 13

Classifications 13

The Rule Against Perpectuities 15

Practical Tips 18

Chapter Review 18

Ethical Concern 19

Key Terms 19

Exercises 20

Situational Analysis 20

Edited Cases 20

Additional Case Analysis 24

Chapter 2 Rights Incident To Titles in Realty 27

Learning Objectives 27

Chapter Outline 27

Chapter Overview 28

Adverse Possession 29

Surface Rights 32

Water Rights 33

Nuisance 36

Fixtures 37

Waste 39

Emblements 40

Practical Tips 41

Chapter Review 41

Ethical Concern 42

Key Terms 42

Exercises 43

Situational Analysis 43

Edited Cases 43

Additional Case Analysis 50

Chapter 3 Land Use 51

Learning Objectives 51

Chapter Outline 52

Chapter Overview 52

Covenants 53

Easements 56

Licenses 59

Duty of Care 60

Zoning 61

Practical Tips 65

Chapter Review 66

Ethical Concern 67

Key Terms 67

Exercise 67

Situational Analysis 67

Edited Cases 68

Additional Case Analysis 74

Chapter 4 Conveyancing 75

Learning Objectives 75

Chapter Outline 76

Chapter Overview 77

Contracts for the Sale of Relty 78

Land Sales Contracts 78

Deeds 89

General Warranty Deed 90

Special Warranty Deed 91

Quitclaim deed 91

Mortgates 92

Sub-prime Mortgages and the Credit Crunch 96

Priorities and Recording Statutes 97

Practical Tips 98

Chapter Review 99

Ethical Concern 100

Key Terms 100

Exercises 101

Situational Analysis 101

Edited Cases 101

Additional Case Analysis 115

Chapter 5 Real Estate Closing Procedures 131

Learning Objectives 131

Chapter Outline 132

Chapter Overview 132

Between the Contract of Sale and the Closing Date 133

The Purchaser 133

The Seller 138

The Closing 143

Post-Closing Procedures 144

Practical Tips 144

Chapter Review 145

Ethical Concern 145

Ket Terms 145

Exercises 145

Situational Analysis 146

Edited Cases 146

Additional Case Analysis 168

Chapter 6 Condominiums, Cooperatives, And Commercial Property 169

Learning Objectives 169

Chapter Outline 169

Chapter Overview 170

Condominiums 170

Cooperatives 172

Condops 173

Commercial Property 173

Practical Tips 175

Chapter Review 175

Ethical Concern 175

Key Terms 176

Exercises 176

Situational Analysis 176

Edited Cases 176

Additional Case Analysis 182

Chapter 7 Landlord-Tenant Law 199

Learning Objectives 199

Chapter Outline 200

Chapter Overview 200

The Lease 201

Tenants' Duties 204

Landlord's Duties 206

Assignments and Subleases 207

Practical Tips 208

Chapter Review 209

Ethical Concern 209

Key Terms 209

Exercises 210

Situational Analysis 210

Edited Cases 210

Additional Case Analysis 220

Chapter 8 Personal Property 227

Learning Objectives 227

Chapter Outline 228

Chapter Overview 228

Categories of Personal Property 229

General Tangibles 229

Intangibles 229

Methods of Transferring Personal Property 232

Gifts 232

Bailments 233

Common Carries and Innkeepers 235

Other Issues 236

Accession 236

Confusion 237

Practical Tips 237

Chapter Review 238

Ethical Concern 238

Key Terms 238

Exercises 239

Situational Analysis 239

Edited Cases 239

Additional Case Analysis 247

Glossary 249

Index 259

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