Throughout your life, you have probably heard a few common legal terms thrown about in conversation. You may have also heard these words used in the news, during your favorite television shows, or even while watching a movie. Understanding legal jargon can be difficult if you do not hear it all of the time. We want you to understand some … Read the rest
In the state of New Hampshire, Real Estate Transfer Tax, or RETT, is paid by both the buyer and seller. This transfer tax is required for most typical transactions when the ownership of a property is transferred to the new owner. The current tax amount is $0.75 for every $100 of the sale price of the property. This amount is … Read the rest
Taking the time to create an estate plan is an excellent way to ensure you, and your heirs, are taken care of in the future. However, how can you be sure you are choosing an attorney who has your best interests in mind? There are three things we recommend looking for when you are searching for an estate planning attorney. … Read the rest
If you are a homeowner, you know you have a title to the property you own. Deeds and plans are some of the documents that can be used to prove your ownership of the property. A person can easily complete a title search to learn who owns which properties in the state of New Hampshire. You can even do a … Read the rest
Private roads can be simple to maintain when only one person utilizes that road. However, what happens when a dozen different property owners live on a private road? Who is responsible for maintaining the road? Who pays for snow removal and repairs? All of these questions are why private road maintenance agreements are necessary in these situations. They alleviate the … Read the rest
Eminent domain… This is a phrase many homeowners have heard about and yet hope they never need to experience it firsthand. However, more homeowners, and landowners, are finding that small portions of their land is being used as eminent domain. If you have never heard this phrase before, eminent domain is when the government takes private property and uses it … Read the rest
Summer cottages are popular in the state of New Hampshire, as well as many other states. While you may go to visit yours during the summer months, did you ever think of what would happen if you were to try to get there during the winter? Many of these summer cottages are located on Class V highways. And while those … Read the rest
We have spent quite a bit of time in the past sharing how nonconforming provisions have been made for numerous properties in the state of New Hampshire. Those provisions basically allow certain properties to function as they always have. This is despite the fact that those properties do not meet all of the current local code requirements.
While expanding … Read the rest
The Right-to-Know law in the state of New Hampshire is powerful. This law ensures that all government decision making is transparent. It also ensures that all public business is conducted in meetings that are open to the public. This helps with not only transparency, but also accountability.
Since the Right-to-Know law applies to all public bodies, you would think … Read the rest
For years, multiple property owners in the state of New Hampshire have purchased adjoining lots. They loved the idea that they owned two or more lots, especially if they chose to have family use one in the future or sell one. However, in recent years, problems have occurred since some of those lots were merged without the property owners’ knowledge. … Read the rest