Category: Legal

Dealing with a Bad Neighbor - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
If you’re dealing with a bad neighbor, I’m sorry! It’s a terrible position to be in. However, homeowners do have certain rights. What Makes a Bad Neighbor? A bad neighbor means different things to different people. We can’t cover every scenario. However, we can at least define what things are uniformly bad. Crime, including theft, […]
Responsibilities of Being a Landlord - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
Being a landlord is largely about responsibilities. It’s not for everyone. However, those who succeed at it can have a steady income stream for as long as they own that house. I’ll say being a landlord isn’t for me, but I have many clients who seem to enjoy it. Can You Be A Landlord? Firstly, […]
Intro to Residential Leases - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham North Carolina
If you want to rent out your house, you need to know about residential leases. However, not all rental types require the same lease information. For example, I’m fairly confident you’ve never signed a pen and paper lease for a hotel room. That’s because “inns” and vacation rentals are separate areas of law from residential […]
What Does an HOA Do - Shefter, Stuart - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham NC
Regardless of your feelings toward them, Home Owner Associations can be a major consideration of home ownership. Many modern neighborhoods have an HOA in some form or another. The question most people ask is “why?” Knowing the answer to this will help you gauge if your next home should be part of an HOA or […]
What Happens If I Dont Pay My HOA Dues - Paint Covered Overalls
What happens if I don’t pay my HOA dues? Nothing good. Part of my practice has been representing Homeowners Associations, so I’ve unfortunately been the boogeyman to many people. The number one reason they hear from me is for unpaid dues. If I could get one thing through to defendants, it would be that the […]
DIY Projects that may Prevent an Insurance Claim - Eli Alcorn - Paint Covered Overalls
DIY projects can be an easy way to prevent an insurance claim and keep our families safe. Homeowners can do a multitude of things in their spare time to be a proactive part of preventing claims. Below is a list of simple ways to help prevent insurance claims and keeping our families safe. 1. Clean […]
Durham Chicken Law - Paint Covered Overalls - Photo by Achim Bongard from Pexels
Let’s talk about Durham’s Chicken Law. If you want to own a chicken, Durham has some laws that need to be followed. We’re fortunate because not all municipalities allow chicken ownership in city limits. Number of Chickens Durham restricts the number of chickens you may own to 10 female chickens and 0 male chickens. No […]
What is an HOA - Paint Covered Overalls
What is an HOA? People ask me this question a lot. Most people have a broad concept of what this is. It’s, the annoying people who complain when your shrub isn’t trimmed just right, right? There’s a lot more to them than that. HOA Legally Speaking Legally speaking, a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) is a […]
Mechanic's Lien
A Mechanic's Lien is a tool contractors use to get paid after doing work to a residential or commercial property.