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Landowner Liability

Landowner Liability

By Sam A. Moak The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law.  Any readers with a legal problem, including those whose questions are addressed here, should consult an attorney for advice on their...
Building, Replacing & Maintaining Fences

Building, Replacing & Maintaining Fences

An area of law I am often questioned about revolves around building, replacing and maintaining fences. So I thought it would be an excellent subject for a column this week.  Texas law does not require neighboring landowners to share in the costs or future...
CONTRACTS FOR DEED – A BAD OPTION

CONTRACTS FOR DEED – A BAD OPTION

In the past, a common method of seller financing was through a Contract for Deed. In this transaction the seller and purchaser enter into an agreement that the purchaser will make payments over time and once a certain amount is paid the seller will deed the property...
DON’T BE A SHADETREE “ATTORNEY”

DON’T BE A SHADETREE “ATTORNEY”

You would not believe what I have found right here in Walker County, Texas with regards to property records. Hand written, homemade, or instruments that have nothing to do with what they state they are, all purporting to convey property. Just this week, I had a family...
IMPORTANCE OF HOME INSPECTIONS

IMPORTANCE OF HOME INSPECTIONS

I enjoy reading my friend Mike Bradley’s Facebook post on home inspections. While they are humorous on the one hand, it is sad to think some homes are not inspected and expensive issues not found. Home inspections are a visual evaluation of a home from roof to...