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TikTok Rental Scam Targets Landlords - How to Protect Yourself and Your Property in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia

Posted by Alfredo Vasquez | Jan 05, 2024 | 0 Comments

Rental application fraud has evolved into a significant challenge for apartment owners. Scammers are using fake documents and online-only communication in order to secure leases with no intention of paying rent. Once a person takes possession of your residential property, it can take months and significant legal fees to secure an eviction - even if your tenant committed fraud to obtain the lease in the first place.

What You Need to Know about HOA and Condo Rules Before You Buy

Posted by Alfredo Vasquez | Aug 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

When you get ready to buy a home, there’s so much to consider - location, price, mortgage rates and more. If you are buying an apartment or a townhome, chances are they will be part of a condominium or homeowners’ association. Before you commit to a property, it is essential to know how your rights are defined in the condo or HOA documents before you buy.

Can I Keep My Fridge in a Foreclosure?

Posted by Alfredo Vasquez | Jan 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Though the foreclosure mainly impacts ownership of the real property, it may also affect the homeowner’s claim to the refrigerator, stove, or washing machine. Understanding when an appliance becomes a fixture of the house can provide homeowners and real estate investors a framework to negotiate a settlement agreement between the previous and new homeowners. 

What to Know About Wage Garnishment

Posted by Alfredo Vasquez | Jan 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wage garnishment is the legal proceeding where a creditor asks the court to require an employer to withhold wages for the purposes of repayment of a debt. To initiate the garnishment, the creditor must have a judgment on a debt. Many people find out that an old creditor filed a lawsuit against t...

A Guide to Guardianship in Virginia

Posted by Alfredo Vasquez | Nov 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Aging or a mental disability may require you to make decisions on behalf of an adult you love. Without a valid durable power of attorney in place, the ability to make decisions on behalf of your loved one may be limited. Banks, doctors, and government representatives will demand proof of a court ...

Five Things to Know About Powers of Attorney

Posted by Alfredo Vasquez | Nov 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues affecting households across Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, the need to plan for the unexpected becomes more pressing. A well-crafted power of attorney can provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that someone you trust will be looking after your in...

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