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Free HOA Law Advice of Solar Companies

Sales associates for solar energy companies get excited every time the general assembly changes the laws facilitating new solar energy systems. Some of them print out copies of the statutes to hand to homeowners with doubts whether their HOA would allow them to install solar energy systems. But be careful about the Free HOA law […]

Vicarious Admissions by Agents of Opposing Parties

In property and construction disputes, it’s easy to allege wrongdoing. What separates a viable claim from mere allegations is the essential facts that can be proved. A favored type of evidence is any “admission” by an opposing party. Unless privileged or a settlement deliberation, a relevant party admission will get into evidence, leaving that party with the task of explaining it away. In real estate, many parties operate through managers, supervisors, realtors, brokers, employees, community managers, board directors, committee members, or attorneys. These agents can find themselves in the middle of acrimonious disputes.

Should Condominium Unit Owners Date Each Other?

Some see the apartment building as a kind of university dormitory for adults, providing a forum in which to conveniently meet people without even going outside. Many condominiums or cooperatives are converted apartment buildings. In these communities, owners share the same hallways, lobbies, swimming pools, exercise rooms, laundry and other facilities that put them in close proximity with neighbors. This proximity can lead to dating, relationships, platonic friendships, or hookups. But relationships often sour. Should condominium unit owners date each other?

Meet the Managing Attorney

John C. Cowherd

Trusted Advisor In Property & Construction Matters

I am an attorney who litigates real estate and contract rights in Virginia and Washington, D.C. I advise and advocate for property owners and businesses in a variety of disputes, including construction, real estate, neighbor law, and community association matters.

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Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Reston, Tysons Corner, Arlington County, Alexandria, Prince William County, Manassas, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Leesburg, and Washington, D.C.

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