What Really Matters Legal Issues ( 3 Hours CE)

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Some real estate professionals suggest that determining the environmental health of a home is every bit as important as determining its structural integrity. Over the recent years, environmental concerns have become increasingly prominent in the news and media. Compelling stories of chronic diseases resulting from poor drinking water, radon, lead-based paint, mold, and mildew have created heightened concerns across America, bolstering interest in risk detection. For these reasons, general home inspectors may advise buyers to hire inspectors that can identify these factors if they are suspected. There are various methods that can be used to effectively managing all of the environmental problems discussed in this section.

However, before any of these problems can be managed, they must be identified. Frequently, environmental consultants are employed to accomplish these responsibilities. With time, environmental evaluations have become a mainstay part of many real estate transactions. In some instances, these consultants are involved by environmental law firms, such that the information they identify is subject to the attorney/client privilege. This can be useful in the event significant issues are identified that cause regulatory requirement; however, the backbone to any identified issues is in obtaining reliable environmental data regarding the property, effectively interpreting the implications and managing the issues responsibly.

3-Hours Legal

 

Lessons

Lead/ Mercury/ Removal

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson Some minerals are essential to human health. Examples include calcium and magnesium; so, not all waterborne contaminants are bad for our health. Examples of inorganic contaminants include but are not limited…Some minerals are essential to human health. Examples include calcium and magnesium; so, not all waterborne contaminants are bad for our health. Examples […]

Radon Inspection & Lead Inspection

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Testing for Radon Environmental testing beyond property water includes (but is not limited to) testing for soil and building structures for radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that has been…  Testing for Radon Environmental testing beyond property water includes (but is not limited to) testing for soil and building structures for radon. […]

Environmental Issues MOLD

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson MOLD Molds are a normal and natural occurrence in nature. They serve important functions in the environment by breaking down dead organic matter such as wood and leaves. When it comes…MOLD Molds are a normal and natural occurrence in nature. They serve important functions in the environment by breaking down dead organic matter […]

Finding Mold

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson Mold’s Water Source Within the earth’s water cycle, water moves from the ground to the air and then back to the ground again. In this process, it changes from solid to…Mold’s Water Source Within the earth’s water cycle, water moves from the ground to the air and then back to the ground again. […]

Protecting your Interests

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Protecting your Interests Given mold’s potential to be hidden, sellers and their real estate agents, along with a general inspector are advised to inspect for hidden clues. The biggest of…  Protecting your Interests Given mold’s potential to be hidden, sellers and their real estate agents, along with a general inspector are advised […]

Geologic Considerations & Pool and/or Spa Inspection

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Geologic Considerations Depending on the property’s history, the history of the region or the recommendations of the general property inspector it may be important to have a geological inspection completed.…  Geologic Considerations Depending on the property’s history, the history of the region or the recommendations of the general property inspector it may […]

Fraud in Real Estate

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Fraud in Real Estate Introduction According to government law enforcement statistics, various types of mortgage and foreclosure fraud soared 800 percent in just the past five years. As much as…  Fraud in Real Estate Introduction According to government law enforcement statistics, various types of mortgage and foreclosure fraud soared 800 percent in […]

Fraud in the Foreclosure Process

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Fraud in the Foreclosure Process Scam artist makes good use of the foreclosure system and process. Foreclosure actions can be listed several times in newspapers, on county bulletin boards, and…  Fraud in the Foreclosure Process Scam artist makes good use of the foreclosure system and process. Foreclosure actions can be listed several […]

Mortgage Fraud

Length: 17 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Mortgage Fraud According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. The FBI reports a 40 percent increase…  Mortgage Fraud According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United […]

Predatory Lending

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Predatory Lending Up to this point, the discussion of mortgage fraud has focused on methods that individuals use to illegally or unethically pocket millions of dollars. In these cases, lending…  Predatory Lending Up to this point, the discussion of mortgage fraud has focused on methods that individuals use to illegally or unethically […]

Land Use Controls

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Introduction Land use controls are created and managed by local governments and are aimed at controlling a municipality’s growth and development, thereby regulating a community’s natural resources. States delegate this authority…  Introduction Land use controls are created and managed by local governments and are aimed at controlling a municipality’s growth and development, thereby […]

Easements

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Easements An easement gives others the right to use someone’s land including the air space above it. An easement is a right benefiting one piece of land (known as the…  Easements An easement gives others the right to use someone’s land including the air space above it. An easement is a right […]

Licenses

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Licenses In real estate law, a license is a verbal or written agreement with a property owner that grants a person permission to access the property owner’s land. Licenses differ…  Licenses In real estate law, a license is a verbal or written agreement with a property owner that grants a person permission […]

Water Rights

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Encroachments An encroachment is an intrusion of a building, improvement, or an object from one property owner’s land onto another property. Five of the most common encroachments include:   Driveways…  Encroachments An encroachment is an intrusion of a building, improvement, or an object from one property owner’s land onto another property. Five […]

Prior Appropriation Water Rights

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson   Riparian Under riparian water rights, when an adjacent body of water is not navigable by commercial boat traffic, landowners technically own the land beneath the water, up to the center…  Riparian Under riparian water rights, when an adjacent body of water is not navigable by commercial boat traffic, landowners technically own the […]

Section 5 Quiz What Really Matters Legal Issues

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson You will need to wait for the timer to run out before you can submit the QuizYou will need to wait for the timer to run out before you can submit the Quiz

Final Exam and Review

Length: 0 minutesComplexity: Standard

🔊 Listen to Lesson The Final is not timed. Once you have passed this final… For The  What Really Matters Legal Issues   Remember to PRINT OUT YOUR CERTIFICATE, and then you may move on…The Final is not timed. Once you have passed this final… For The  What Really Matters Legal Issues   Remember to PRINT OUT […]

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