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  • 5 Ways to Identify Narcissistic Neighbors and Other High-Conflict Neighbors
    5 Ways to Identify Narcissistic Neighbors and Other High-Conflict Neighbors

    Over time, as a litigation attorney who regularly deals with high-conflict situations in divorce, real estate and even, business transactions, I’ve had to learn a lot about these high-conflict people. ...

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  • Four Ways to Cancel an NVAR Contract
    Four Ways to Cancel an NVAR Contract

    Solidly written residential real estate contracts, like any other legal agreements, should contractually bind all parties to the terms set forth in them. However, there are some “escape” clauses in ...

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  • Why You Need an Attorney Buying or Selling a Home
    Why You Need an Attorney Buying or Selling a Home

    Rule 6 of the Virginia State Bar of Professional Guidelines governs the real estate practice and allows nonlawyers to perform real estate services. However, they are prohibited from and unqualified to ...

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  • HELP! My landlord won't fix problems in my apartment
    HELP! My landlord won't fix problems in my apartment

    We’ve all been in your shoes. There is something wrong with your apartment- the sink is clogged up, the dishwasher won’t work, the toilet runs, there is mold. We’ve requested a repair and the landlord ...

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  • HELP! My landlord is trying to evict me!
    HELP! My landlord is trying to evict me!

    In Virginia, there are several steps that a landlord must take to evict a tenant. Below is a step by step process that the landlord must take, and how to react/contend at each step. The Lease You most ...

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  • How to Handle a Zoning Violation
    How to Handle a Zoning Violation

    If you receive a letter in the mail from your local Zoning Authority, and you are unsure what steps to take, you are not alone. Many people are surprised to find out that Zoning Authorities in ...

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