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Ohio Real Estate Law Decision Involving 140-Year-Old Park: Court Rules Parking Fees Do Not Violate Restrictions On Deed

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

A recent decision made by the Ohio Supreme Court carries broad implications for Ohio real estate law, including when it comes to the interpretation of deed restrictions and the “Marketable Title Act,” a provision of Ohio real estate law that allows for heirs’ interests and claims in land donations “prior to the root of… Read More »

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How Ohio’s New Appropriations Law Affects Property Seizures

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

In early November, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a ruling on a lawsuit brought by a local park district to acquire an individual’s property through eminent domain in order to allow for the construction of a recreational trail. The concept of eminent domain can be a frightening one: In a nutshell, the Constitution… Read More »

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Canceling Home Purchase Contracts In Ohio: What You Need To Know

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

According to the latest statistics, homebuyers are backing out of their contracts to purchase homes at historically high rates, likely due in part to rising interest rates and a “softening” housing market. According to Redfin, in the month of August alone, more than 60,000 of these contracts were canceled. Whether or not there will… Read More »

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Leaseback Real Estate Contracts

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

We all too often see relationship and contract breakdowns where these fields emerge; for example, when one party purchases property from another, promising to lease it back to them, only to instead sell the property to another buyer without allowing for that “holdover” period. When disputes like these arise, consulting with experienced Columbus real… Read More »

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Understanding Land Installment Contracts In Ohio

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

As Columbus real estate attorneys, we regularly receive a number of questions, including those that involve questions intersecting real estate law and contracts, such as installment contracts, which involve buyers purchasing property from sellers directly (i.e. without involving the bank or a mortgage) via installment payments. In Ohio, these contracts can be legally arranged… Read More »

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