Real Estate Law | Silberman Law Firm, PLLC - Part 2

Developer Deed Restrictions & Subsequent Purchasers

 Deed restrictions are typically used by developers to control uses of a property and preserve value. If a restriction is properly recorded, thereby providing notice to subsequent purchasers, it will run with the land and apply to future owners. It is important to remember that not all properly recorded restrictions are enforceable.For example, courts have …

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What Qualifies as a Duly Registered Deed for a 5-Year Adverse Possession Claim?

The legal doctrine of adverse possession allows someone who is not the record title holder of real property to assert ownership of that property. Adverse possession prioritizes the use and cultivation of real estate as a public policy in Texas. The basic elements of an adverse possession claim in Texas are:(1) actual possession of the …

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Preserving the Homestead Exemption with Living Trusts

Preserving the Homestead Exemption with Living Trusts Revocable Living Trusts are a popular estate planning structure in Texas, but when it comes to homestead property, owners should be aware that the trust’s language can mean the difference between preserving or forfeiting a homestead’s property tax benefits. Maintaining Homestead Tax Exemptions through a Qualifying Trust A …

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