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Who owns the fence?

A boundary fence (also known as a division or partition fence) is that which runs along a property boundary line separating two lots or parcels and used by adjoining landowners. While neither the District of Columbia nor Maryland have specific...

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Homeowner’s guide to surface water law

What if you are suffering flooding and damage to your property from water running off from your neighbor’s property? Is your neighbor liable? Must your neighbor take action to avert the water runoff? In the District of Columbia, the neighbor...

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Standard v. Enhanced: New construction

Part 5 of a series Too often we hear prospective homebuyers or real estate agents dismiss the need for owner’s title insurance coverage because the property is "new or in a newer development." In fact, nothing could be further from the truth...

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DC Homestead Deduction and G-4 visa holders

There it is – in black and white – right on the DC Homestead Application form: “Non-US citizens are generally not eligible to be considered a DC domiciliary unless they possess a valid Permanent Resident Alien Card.” That is,...

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