Category Archive for: ‘Real Estate’

Real Estate Transfers

Whether directly or indirectly, almost everyone has experience with the transfer of rights in real property.  There are some important things to know about conveying (transferring) rights in real property.  Using the term “rights in real property” is intentional and an important distinction to make at the beginning.  One does not own real property; one owns rights in real property.  …

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Tennessee’s Drone Privacy Statute

The Tennessee legislature has adopted privacy statutes that make it a crime to use an “unmanned aircraft to capture an image of an individual or privately owned real property with the intent to conduct surveillance on the individual or property captured in the image.”  Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-13-903.  There are exceptions if the drone user has the individual or …

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Proposed Legislation: Tennessee Homeowners Association Act

  Tennessee Senate Bill 0405/House Bill 610 As introduced, enacts the “Tennessee Homeowners Association Act.” – Amends TCA Title 66. Many developers like to plan their developments as Planned Unit Developments, or PUDs.  The exact definition of a PUD can vary according to local code, but here in eastern Tennessee they are generally single-family detached residential developments in which the …

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