When the lease is over, a tenant is allowed to take any personal property (moveable) but generally must leave behind any fixtures (immovable). Even if the tenant installed a fixture, it may still belong to the landlord depending on the… Read More »Can a landlord keep improvements in Oklahoma?
Can a tenant withhold rent for repairs performed by the tenant? As of November 1st, 2022, a residential tenant in Oklahoma can deduct up to one month’s rent for self-help repairs within certain parameters. But many tenants make the mistake… Read More »Rent Reduction for Tenant Repairs in Oklahoma
Real estate tax usually refers to the local tax paid on the value of real estate each year, whereas the broader term “property tax” can encompass personal property taxes. The sale of real estate can trigger a tax on the… Read More »What is Real Estate Tax? (Sale of Real Estate Tax and Property Tax)
Searching “Oklahoma eviction laws” online will produce a wealth of results, but next to none will be relevant to commercial, as opposed to residential, evictions. We discussed residential eviction at length in this article, but here we’d like to shed… Read More »Oklahoma Eviction Laws: Commercial Properties
So you live in Oklahoma and you’ve got questions about eviction. Perhaps you have a shifty landlord and you want to make sure you know your rights, or perhaps you ARE the landlord and you’re suffering from miscreant tenants. This… Read More »Oklahoma Eviction Laws: Residential Properties
Only some wholesaling activities are legal in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Predatory Real Estate Wholesaler Act (the “Wholesaler Act”) prohibits many wholesaling activities by banning public marketing prior to closing. To avoid fines of up to $5,000 per occurrence and possible… Read More »Is Wholesaling Real Estate Legal in Oklahoma?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a new residential tenant eviction moratorium on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The new CDC moratorium is scheduled to expire on October 3, 2021 – but may be extended, similar to the initial moratorium. Oklahoma Eviction… Read More »New Eviction Moratorium in Oklahoma – August 2021
Do you have a water well that is shared by two or more neighboring properties? Or maybe you have an entryway or driveway that is shared by multiple lots. If so, your access may be insecure – unless you have… Read More »Access or Rights Agreements and Easements Between Neighbors in Oklahoma
The vast majority of residential leases, tenancies, and rental agreements have been affected by COVID-19. Many tenants have lost jobs or had their work hours cut, reducing or eliminating their ability to pay rent on time or altogether. In addition,… Read More »Residential Leases and Evictions During COVID-19 (Guidelines for Landords)