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Quitclaim Deed

Quitclaim Deed

Even the most amicable divorce can be an emotionally trying experience. A once happily married couple now finds themselves at odds and enduring the difficult task of dividing up their once shared property. Suppose the parties agree to an arrangement to divide the...

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Backup Real Estate Contracts

Backup Real Estate Contracts

The Colorado real estate market is hot. Prices are soaring, even in areas that were “left for dead.” In such a hot market, it is common to have a contract with a second buyer that is contingent on the deal falling apart with a first buyer called a backup contract....

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Transferable Development Rights, Part II

Transferable Development Rights, Part II

Transferable Development Rights, Part II According to reports, part of why the city of Houston has been so devastated in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is because of the discrepancy between the city’s depression-era water and flood system and its modern-day buildings....

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Urban Renewal Act

Urban Renewal Act

During the Great Recession of 2007-2009, a slew of houses across the country fell into foreclosure. The foreclosure epidemic triggered an avalanche of defaults in the financial and other sectors. In turn, there was financial chaos. The foreclosures triggered blight...

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Withholding Rent

Withholding Rent

Withhold Rent in Colorado Colorado landlord/tenant law was designed to protect both landlords and tenants who engage in a deal. While the initial purpose of the rental is presumably for the benefit of both parties, misunderstandings, disputes, and the like can and do...

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Slander of Title

Slander of Title

The tort of slander of title, codified under the Colorado Code, takes on many forms. It can be similar to libel in that it someone defames property that leads to some sort of damage. In addition to basic libel, the tort of slander of title includes various claims...

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Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

When the government wants to build a highway, school, or other piece of infrastructure, it has the legal right to take your house and pay you fair market value so that it can do those things. Article II, Section 15 of the Colorado Constitution provides: “Taking...

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Joint Tenancy

Joint Tenancy

Often, a person will draft a will that devises, upon his or her passing, that property or properties will go to his or her heirs as “joint tenancy with the right of survivorship” or similar language. Per the joint tenancy and per Colorado law, each heir owns an...

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Zoning

Zoning

Just because you own a piece of property does not mean that you can do whatever you want on that property. In simple terms, owning a car does not mean that you can drive in any way you want or cause damage with your car. In other words, despite ownership of property,...

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