Real Estate

Updated September 15, 2023
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You will hardly find a branch of law that influences regular people's lives more than real estate – in fact, the decisions you make regarding property will affect not just you but your loved ones as well. To help you make informed decisions, we created a real estate category of Lawrina guides.

We will cover different real estate institutes, from trusts to squatters, giving you bite-sized solutions that will help clarify real-life situations you might face. Read through our description of real estate guides on Lawrina, as you will likely find several possible solutions for your problems.

Landlord-Tenant Law

No real estate guide would be complete without mentioning landlord-tenant law, a critical area of the law that regulates the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants, in both residential and commercial properties.

Lawrina real estate guides cover lease agreements, rent, property maintenance, security deposits, and more, all of which are exceptionally important for different aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship.

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Eviction Law

Eviction law is a part of the landlord-tenant relationship, but because of its serious implications and complicated process, it deserves its own section in the Lawrina real estate guides.

It's not as simple as just removing a tenant from a rental property – eviction involves strict procedures and eviction notice periods, all backed up by valid reasons.

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Warn your tenant about consequences of illegal property use in the most succinct form spelled out in this Eviction Notice

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Squatters' Rights Law

Squatters’ rights law (adverse possession law) protects individuals who occupy properties without the owner's consent. 

This real estate guide explains squatters' rights, the conditions to obtain them, and landlords' rights to evict squatters from their property.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are trusts, and what benefits do they offer?

Trusts are an effective legal mechanism for transferring wealth, which is why Lawrina's real estate guides cover them in-depth.


A trust is a legal arrangement in which a person or entity, called the Settlor, transfers specific assets to a Trustee to manage and distribute to Beneficiaries according to specific terms and conditions.


Trusts can be set during the Settlor's lifetime but also upon death. They are commonly used to protect assets from creditors, reduce taxes, and generally facilitate estate planning. 

What do I do after the death of a family member?

Besides the obvious things, such as reporting the death to authorities, here are some wise legal steps you can take if you find yourself in this difficult situation:

  1. Get a legal death certificate.
  2. Contact an attorney to take over the last will, trust, and estate in general.
  3. Do as much as you can to secure any property and assets.
  4. Contact any persons of interest you can think of – family members, friends, financial institutions, the deceased's employer, and creditors.

Our real estate planning guide will help you go through the legal side of your loss while minimizing the hassle as much as possible. 

What happens if the terms of a trust are disputed?

Only persons with a legal or financial interest in the estate assets will have the right to dispute the trust. If they do, it will start a legal process, which looks like this:

  1. Interested parties dispute the trust, usually claiming undue influence, fraud, incompetence, or improper administration.
  2. The court takes everything into consideration, but two things above everything else – Settler's intent and fairness.
  3. If the trust dispute is unsuccessful, assets will be distributed according to the estate plan.If there isn’t an estate plan, they will pass by intestate succession rules.

Learn more about trusts and estate planning in general in the Lawrina real estate guide.