LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Real Estate Litigation

Analysis, forms, practice tips, and insights for the real estate litigator in Georgia, reflecting practical experience from a seasoned real estate litigator.
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Find answers quickly in this concise one-volume practical guide, and avoid wasting time. LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Real Estate Litigation provides an easily navigated —and understood—road map to the most prevalent real estate litigation topics that an attorney may encounter. Available in convenient formats you can use in court as well as at your desk: an easily carried soft-bound print volume, an eBook, and on the Internet as part of Lexis Advance. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner, or simply need to be refreshed on a particular topic, this guide will serve as a daily resource for your real estate litigation practice.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1  LAND USE, ZONING, AND REGULATION LITIGATION
§ 1.01  Overview
§ 1.02  Understanding Zoning and Planning Authority in Georgia
§ 1.03  Conducting Initial Zoning Review and Dispute Process at Local Level
§ 1.04  Appealing Initial Land Use Decision in Court
§ 1.05  Understanding Environmental Regulations of Land Use

CHAPTER 2  LITIGATION OVER TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY
§ 2.01  Overview
§ 2.02  Bringing Breach of Contract Claims Between Buyer and Seller
§ 2.03  Bringing Fraud and Related Claims Between Buyer and Seller
§ 2.04  Bringing Claims Involving Brokers

CHAPTER 3  RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT LITIGATION
§ 3.01  Overview
§ 3.02  Bringing Tenant's Action Against Landlord
§ 3.03  Bringing Eviction and Related Proceedings
§ 3.04  Bringing Action Against Tenant For Property Damage/Waste
§ 3.05  Understanding and Complying With Security Deposit Regulations
§ 3.06  Understanding Housing Discrimination Rules and Cause of Action

CHAPTER 4  COMMERCIAL LANDLORD-TENANT LITIGATION

PART I.  PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

§ 4.01  Creation of Landlord-Tenant Relationship
§ 4.02  Agreements Related to Commercial Leases
§ 4.03  Commercial Lease Requirements
§ 4.04  Lease Enforcement
§ 4.05  Lease Clauses
§ 4.06  Implied Covenants
§ 4.07  Defenses to Breach of Lease Actions
§ 4.08  Unlawful Detainer
§ 4.09  Landlord's Statutory Lien
§ 4.10  Americans with Disabilities Act
§ 4.11  Waste

PART II.  FORMS
§ 4.12  Unlawful Detainer Forms

CHAPTER 5  ADVERSE POSSESSION, TRESPASS, AND NUISANCE LITIGATION

PART I.  PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

§ 5.01  Topical Overviews
§ 5.02  Establishing Adverse Possession/Prescription
§ 5.03  Understanding Statutory Time Limitations and Requirements
§ 5.04  Asserting and Defeating Adverse Possession Claims
§ 5.05  Defeating Adverse Possession
§ 5.06  Understanding Trespass Generally
§ 5.07  Understanding Nuisance Generally
§ 5.08  Comparing Trespass and Nuisance

PART II.  FORMS
§ 5.09  Sample Pleadings and Documents

CHAPTER 6  EASMENTS AND PARTITION ACTIONS

PART I . PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

§ 6.01  Topical Overview
§ 6.02  Defining Easements
§ 6.03  Understanding Types and Formation of Easements
§ 6.04  Establishing Scope and Abandonment of Easement
§ 6.05  Understanding Partition Action
§ 6.06  Understanding Tenancy in Common
§ 6.07  Distinguishing Partition Methods
§ 6.08  Initiating and Conducting Partition Procedure
§ 6.09  Understanding Accounting Between Tenants in Common

PART II.  FORMS
§ 6.10  Easement Related Forms
§ 6.11  Partition Related Forms

CHAPTER 7  QUIET TITLE AND REMOVAL OF LIENS

PART I.  PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

§ 7.01  Overview
§ 7.02  Bringing Conventional Quiet Title Action
§ 7.03  Bringing Quiet Title Action Against The World
§ 7.04  Conducting Special Master Proceedings
§ 7.05  Defending Against Quiet Title Action
§ 7.06  Removing Mechanics Lien
§ 7.07  Removing Other Liens on Real Estate

PART II.  FORMS
§ 7.08  Forms

CHAPTER 8  EMINENT DOMAIN AND INVERSE CONDEMNATION

PART I.  PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

§ 8.01  Scope
§ 8.02  Eminent Domain Overview
§ 8.03  Understanding State's Exercise of Eminent Domain
§ 8.04  Delegating Power to Condemn
§ 8.05  Understanding Statutory Eminent Domain Procedure Generally
§ 8.06  Distinguishing Partial Taking and Full Taking
§ 8.07  Fulfilling Prerequisites Before Condemnation Petition
§ 8.08  Understanding General Condemnation Principles
§ 8.09  Identifying Four Forms of Condemnation Proceeding
§ 8.10  Initiating Assessor Proceedings
§ 8.11  Initiating Special Master Proceedings
§ 8.12  Initiating Court Proceedings
§ 8.13  Understanding Transportation-Related and Utility Condemnation Proceedings
§ 8.14  Understanding Urban Redevelopment Law
§ 8.15  Identifying Inverse Condemnation Elements
§ 8.16  Establishing Inverse Condemnation Damages
§ 8.17  Obtaining Injunction to Abate Inverse Condemnation

PART II.  FORMS
§ 8.18  Forms

CHAPTER 9  FORECLOSURE

PART I.  PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

§ 9.01  Overview
§ 9.02  Complying with Nonjudicial Foreclosure Requirements
§ 9.03  Conducting Judicial Foreclosure of a Mortgage
§ 9.04  Conducting Judicial Foreclosure of Security Deeds
§ 9.05  Conducting Judicial Foreclosure of Trust Deeds
§ 9.06  Rescinding Judicial or Nonjudicial Sale
§ 9.07  Understanding Wrongful Foreclosure Action

PART II. FORMS
§ 9.08 Forms

CHAPTER 10  HOMEOWNERS' AND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION LITIGATION

PART I.  PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

§ 10.01  Creation of Common Property Regimes
§ 10.02  Creating Covenants
§ 10.03  Enforcing Association CC&Rs or Declarations
§ 10.04  Bringing Action Against Association
§ 10.05  Asserting Defenses to Enforcement

PART II.  FORMS
§ 10.06  Forms