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Short Term Condo Rentals

How do Short Rentals Impact Condo Owners Associations?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Short-term renting is not an entirely new concept for homeowners and owners of townhomes and condominiums. In the past, owners have rented their dwellings on a short-term basis for special events in their city (such as the Super Bowl or the Final Four), or during certain times of the year (such as hunting season)…. Read More »

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Common Licensing Violations Committed By Certified Contractors

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Hiring a contractor to do work on your home or commercial property can be risky. With so many “fly by night” operators that are here today and gone tomorrow, you need to do you due diligence and thoroughly vet the contractor who will be working on your project. Some of the steps to take… Read More »

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New Maryland Law Makes General Contractors Responsible for Subcontractor Wage Violations

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

At a typical construction site, there are numerous workers doing various tasks to help complete the project. The workers could be employed by a general contractor, or they could be employed by a subcontractor who was hired by the general contractor. Up until now, general contractors only needed to worry about making sure they… Read More »

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Who Pays When a Contractor Damages My Home

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Hiring a contractor to perform work on a home is something that countless people do each year. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to finish your basement, remodel your kitchen, or install the luxury bathroom you’ve been dreaming of. Whatever it is, when you hire a contractor for work on your home, you have high expectations;… Read More »

How to sell your own home

How to Sell Your Home

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Are you thinking about selling your own home? It’s not uncommon for home sellers to question whether it’s a good idea to sell a home on their own versus hiring a real estate agent to manage the process. Your results may vary. Real estate markets fluctuate, and you might live in an area or… Read More »

What you should know when building your own home

Buying a Vacant Lot to Build a Home – What to Watch Out For

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

If you can’t find your dream home, you might have decided to create paradise from scratch by purchasing some vacant land and constructing a house. But before you get serious about looking at vacant lots, it’s important to know what surprises a transaction like this might bring to the table. Dealing with a land… Read More »

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Warning Signs as Contractor Fraud is on the Rise

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Most contractors working in the construction industry are highly skilled and knowledgeable about operating a legitimate business. However, there are instances when contractors have the single intention of defrauding customers and clients out of vast sums of money without completing any work. Contractors who are not properly licensed and bonded put the construction industry… Read More »

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Should I Buy a Horse Sight Unseen?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

If you are looking to buy a horse and want to expand your purchase options or follow the recommendation of a friend, you may be wondering if you should buy a horse sight unseen. Although some people do this and are satisfied, others find that there are problems with their purchase. Let’s look at… Read More »

homestead tax credit

My Homestead Tax Credit Has Been Denied – Can I Appeal?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Anyone who owns property knows that paying property taxes is a given. Sometimes property taxes are difficult to pay, particularly when an individual’s income is not reflective of the amount of property taxes they owe. What’s more, as property values increase every year, taxable assessments can increase every year as well. This means that… Read More »

landlord law in Annapolis MD

Can I Sue for Unpaid Rent After Evicting a Tenant?

By Matthew S. Evans, III. LLC |

Maryland law often seems like it’s on the tenant’s side more often than the landlord’s. This can suggest that there have been or perhaps still are terrible property owners and property managers. Otherwise, why would there be so many specific regulations on the books to protect renters from unsafe living conditions, unreasonably high rent… Read More »

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