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Kentucky and Ohio: Differences in real estate law - P. 2

An English economist once said, "Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking or economizing." As volatile as real estate markets can be today, many might argue that landlords can't always sleep easy. Still, real estate remains a key commodity in the Kentucky and Ohio economies and as we noted in the last post, regulations concerning land transfers are complicated.

One big reason is because laws regulating transactions, whether through sale, inheritance or other means, vary state to state. In this post, we take a look at Ohio. 

Kentucky and Ohio: Differences in real estate law - P. 1

In some places, the state lines are set by surveyor's plot lines. In Northern Kentucky, the Ohio River stands as a physical separator with our neighbor to the north. Another separator is their differing laws, including those for facilitating real estate transactions.

Cross-border buying and selling of property is significant in this region because of the proximity of Cincinnati. But it can be complicated because Kentucky and Ohio have different ways of handling the transfer processes. Working with experienced legal counsel makes for smoother dealings. In this post and the next, we will try to highlight differences and similarities between these two states' laws. We start with Kentucky.

The Psychology of Collections

A Creditors Rights In-Depth Podcast

In this Creditors Rights In-Depth Podcast, James Todd introduces us to the world of psychology as it applies to the creditors rights recovery process. James and NCBA Executive Director Mark Dobosz will discuss issues surrounding (1) personality types and their relationship with consumer debtors, (2) what behavioral patterns may arise therefrom when faced with the circumstances of the collections process, as well as (3) some common coping mechanisms and solutions for positive outcomes.

Understanding easements in Ohio and Kentucky

When you purchase commercial or residential real estate, considering all possible angles can help you avoid mistakes and get the most out of your investment. One issue to consider is whether the property comes with an easement and how that can affect your use and enjoyment.

An easement gives someone a specific limited right to use part of another person’s property in a certain way. Depending on the location of the easement, it can benefit you or your property or alternatively, it can limit your use of your land. Therefore, it is important to check for the existence of easements and determine if they would be a benefit or a burden when you buy the land.

Erin C. Enderle, attorney has joined Gerner Kearns' growing Collections group


Florence, KY 7/12/18- Erin C. Enderle, attorney has joined Gerner Kearns' growing Collections group The addition was announced by David Gerner, President and Managing Partner. "I am happy to announce that Erin has joined our Collections group. Erin is a seasoned professional and has experience in compliance and risk assessment" said Gerner.

David Gerner Named 2017 CBA Real Property Law Practitioner of the Year

David Gerner has focused his practice on real estate law for 34 years; he is well known and respected by his colleagues. A 1983 graduate of Chase College of Law, he established the law firm of Gerner & Kearns in 1987. Amongst his staff, attorneys and peers, he promotes professionalism and integrity.

Carey K. Steffen - Recent election to the Northern Kentucky Bar Association Board of Directors

In October, 2015, Carey K. Steffen, an Associate Attorney in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group was elected to the Northern Kentucky Bar Association Board of Directors. As a member of the Board of Directors Carey will be involved in developing a Bar Leadership Academy, with the hope of rolling out the first class in 2017

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