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Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals, Seventh Edition

  • Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
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Insightful and clear, Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals by Jeffrey Helewitz skillfully combines theory and practice in the study of Real Estate and Property Law.

This approachable textbook is a basic introduction to real estate law that lays out the foundations of the law in a readable, helpful format. A thorough yet manageable introduction with examples that clarify the paralegal’s role, Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals covers estates in land and future interests; titles; land use; conveyancing; closing procedures; condos, co-ops, and commercial property; and landlord-tenant law. In addition, the book concludes with a chapter that applies the principles of real estate title to personal property and explains the differences.

New to the Seventh Edition:

  • The impact of the Covid pandemic on:
    • compromise agreements authorized by the bankruptcy court
    • evictions based on nonpayment of rent caused by financial hardship due to the virus
    • landlord-tenant law
  • New cases and issues provide fresh perspectives on:
    • The partitioning of realty owned by multiple persons
    • The Rule Against Perpetuities
    • The effect of waste on property value
    • The unauthorized practice of law associated with real estate closings

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Helpful chapter pedagogy, including key terms, practical tips, ethical points, and chapter summaries, reinforces the discussions in the book.
  • Edited cases in each chapter give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions.
  • Legal forms in each chapter provide examples and practice documents on a topic-by-topic basis.
  • Clear examples help students understand the material.
  • Final chapter on personal property introduces students to essential concepts of tangible and intangible property.
  • Extensive practice and review features with end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and analytical situational analyses.

Teaching materials include:

  • Power Point lecture slides
  • Instructor’s manual and test bank
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