Legal-Ease: Basics of house and apartment leases

Residential leasing is typically the term used to describe the renting of houses and apartments between landlords and tenants. Residential leases in Ohio are governed by a large number of detailed requirements. The list of requirements is extensive, especially for landlords. 

Even if all requirements of a rental agreement are satisfied, the law allows judges to declare almost any part of a lease invalid if the Judge decides that the decision in question was unconscionable.

Legal-Ease: Farmland came with my new house, now what?

When you purchase a house or building lot that’s not connected to a public septic/sanitary sewer system, you must own additional acreage beyond the building footprint so that sewage can be treated onsite. So when someone purchases a new home, they may find themselves with additional acres of farmland or woods. 

Legal-Ease: Keeping money safe

The question often comes up of what will happen to money in a bank if the bank closes. Typically, there’s no cause for concern when a bank closes, as your money should be safe. When money is deposited in banks, it’s protected in several different ways. 

First, money deposited in banks is protected by the government’s bank auditing and examination laws. Second, when banks loan money, it’s not always the bank’s own money. Finally, money in certain bank accounts is protected through FDIC insurance.