Cases in Real Estate
is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and
explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for
appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors
and the general public. Andrea Lee...
Recently, the DC
Court of Appeals adhered to 100-year-old precedent in rejecting the trial court's
analysis of a lease executed by an insane or non compos mentis individual. The appellate court reversed the trial
court's finding that the lease was voidable and not inherently void. The trial...
Insurance is a contract of personal indemnity and does not follow the title in the land. When parties enter into lease agreements of real or personal property both the lessor and lessee have an insurable interest in the property. Either one or both can individually insure his interest. Prudent lessors...