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October 2017 Archives

The dangers of bad lighting

No matter where we are, whether it is a supermarket, a car park, a doctors surgery or a school, we rely on light to help us walk around and navigate unknown environments. We receive roughly 85 percent of information from our sense of sight, so it's no surprise that when lighting is inadequate, we are much more susceptible to accidents and injuries.

Badly placed rugs are often to blame for fall injuries

Slip-and-fall injuries on private properties are extremely common, and can cause a great deal of pain and suffering to the person involved. The exact cause of any accident or injury is very hard to pinpoint, no matter the circumstances, because there are always a multitude of contributing factors that need to be evaluated.

Considering buying a short sale

As the buyer of a home, you want to get the best deal possible and a feeling that you will be making a good investment for your future. So when you come across a short sale home, you might choose to see it as a great opportunity to get more for your dollar. But there are certain things to consider before impulse purchasing such an important asset. If you think the price is too good to be true, then it is important to research the facts and consider the implications.

Preventing a contestation of a will

A successful contestation of a will cannot simply come about because a member of the family is not happy with the will. Going through the process of the contestation of a will is not a simple one, and it also demands that there are valid grounds as to why the will is faulty or should be questioned.

Choosing the right real estate agent in Arizona

The competence of the Arizona real estate agent that you choose could mean the difference between a successful sale and an absolute failure. You could wind up stressed and lose both time and money. Therefore, it is vital that you not only do your research into reputable real estate agents, but that you also are aware of the some common "red flags"of an inept real estate agent.

How does an Arizona zoning adjustment take place?

In Arizona, countless hearings for applications made by a person or company requesting to change the zoning status of a piece of land or property come through every year. These decisions can effect dramatically the future of a homeowner or the potential success of a business, therefore, it is very important that the process is understood to the highest degree.

What are shared marital trusts?

When married couples start to plan their estate, they may realize that it is much more practical to set up a trust that they share together rather than to set up one individually. This process is known as a shared marital trust, or a shared living trust. Trusts mean that the transfer of assets from the grantors to the beneficiaries will avoid going through probate.

What do squatters’ rights mean for landowners?

It is unlawful for a person to enter a private property without explicit or implicit permission from the land or property owner. However, there are some rules that mean if a person commits the act of trespassing many times, or stays at a property or on a piece of land that they are trespassing on for an extended period of time, they have some rights to do so. This is known colloquially as "squatters' rights."

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