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Residential lease basics and what should be included

When negotiating a residential lease, it is important to know what to consider and what to include. Because a lease agreement outlines the relationship between a landlord and the tenant, it is helpful to be familiar with the residential leasing process and what should be included in a lease.

Understanding types of easements in Tennessee

In real estate, an easement gives an individual or company the right to use some of your land for designated purposes. It’s important outline an easement in the property deed. However, disagreements about easements are not uncommon. This can result in inconvenient disputes and lengthy lawsuits.

What happens if you die without a will in Tennessee?

Many Americans do not have a will in place to dictate where their assets would go or who would handle their affairs once they pass away. If you pass away and do not leave behind a will, the legal term for this is called dying “intestate.” In Tennessee, there are laws to designate how a person’s property is distributed if there is no will at the time of their death. These laws provide direction to the probate court who will handle the distribution of property to heirs and beneficiaries. 

Information needed in a petition to start probate

It is never easy to lose a loved one in Tennessee and there is a grieving process that the family will go through no matter what the circumstances were. However, when people die there are also legal matters that need to be addressed to deal with the deceased's estate. As people are aware people cannot bring their possessions with them when they die. Therefore, the courts need to ensure that these possessions are given to the proper people.

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