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David M Blain

David Blain’s Legal Guides

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  • Landlord-Tenant Law: Implied Warranty of Habitability

    Whether expressly written into the lease agreement or not, every lease for the rental of residential property contains a warranty of habitability.

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  • What Are My Damages?

    TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES A Plaintiff in a civil action for personal injuries can seek monetarycompensation for the injuries suffered. This compensation is known as damages. The precise amount of damages in a personal injury action will be determined on a case by case bas...

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  • Landlord-Tenant Law: A Landlord's Duty to Mitigate Damages

    If a tenant breaks a lease, the landlord has to make a reasonable effort and take appropriate steps to re-rent the vacated premises in order to avoid excess damages.

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  • Landlord Tenant Issues: The Security Deposit

    WHAT IS A SECURITY DEPOSIT A security deposit is any money a landlord takes from a tenant other than the advance payment of rent. The security deposit serves to protect the landlord if the tenant breaks or violates the terms of the lease or rental agreement. It may be used to co...

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