Real Estate Law Articles

COVID-19 and Landlord Rights
Without question, the impacts of COVID-19 have been felt on a wide scale across the economy of Utah. Many rumors and questions have arisen as to whether these impacts require tenants to pay rent, or ...
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Force Majeure Clauses and COVID-19
Many contracts include what is commonly known as a “Force Majeure” clause. “Force Majeure” translates literally as “superior strength.” Force majeure clauses may also be known as “Act of God” clauses. A force majeure clause ...
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Contractors and Subcontractors – What Does COVID-19 Mean for Your Contracts?
We suddenly find ourselves in a much different business atmosphere in April of 2020.  Much of what we are experiencing is, of course, uncharted territory.  The COVID-19 precautions and shutdowns are likely to impact every ...
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Title Insurance in Utah Residential Real Estate Transactions
One of the more confusing items on any closing sheet in a residential real estate transaction is the “Title Insurance.”  Title Insurance simply provides insurance to interested parties that they hold “clear title” to the ...
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Boundary by Acquiescence: How Not Objecting Can Move Property Lines
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. Let’s suppose your neighbor accidentally builds a fence two feet into your ...
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Escrow and Closing in Real Estate Transactions
Once the contract contingencies have been completed, the real estate transaction progresses to what is commonly called Closing.  Closing simply means that each party completes their contractual obligations – the Seller provides a deed, and ...
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Construction Liens: A Basic Comparison Between Utah and Idaho Law
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. Many contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other parties in the construction industry conduct ...
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Enforcing Lien Rights in Utah Through a Construction Lien Foreclosure Lawsuit
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. As I have explained earlier, liens are automatically created when a worker, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, ...
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When Not Stated, What Interest Rate Applies to Contracts in Utah?
If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. The answer to this question is quite simple. Under Utah law, people who ...
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