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Real Estate Terminology Definitions & Commonly Used Terms
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    General Partner:

  • A partner, or joint venturer, who manages and who is held personally liable for all the debts of the partnership if it is unable to meet its obligations. Also, a general partner is fully liable for all the liabilities of his co-partner which are created while acting in the scope of the partnership’s business. General partners are equal managers of their partnership unless they have agreed otherwise in the partnership contract. Most states have adopted some version of the Uniform Partnership Act, which governs the rights and obligations of partners.
    • General Partnership:

    • Two or more persons, or entities, contractually bound to carry on a business activity for a profit. Any partner may declare a dissolution (termination) of the partnership at any time. Partnerships do not pay federal or state income taxes; tax consequences are "passed through" to the partners. Each partner is personally liable for all debts of the partnership. Profits and losses are divided in accordance with the partners’ profit and loss ratios.
      • Grace Period:

      • A period of time during which a tardy payment on a mortgage, not, or rent, will be accepted without penalty. The grace period is the time between the due date of a payment and the delinquent date, following which later time a penalty will/may be assessed.
        • Grandfather Clause:

        • A clause contained in many new laws that exempts current professionals and businesses from any new statutory requirements. However, these people and businesses normally remain subject to the old provisions and laws.
          "Grandfathering" or "Grandfathered" may also be the allowing of an historic use of a property based in an area which is now zoned differently or where CC&Rs exist.
          • Grant Deed:

          • A standard variety of deed used to transfer ownership in real property sales. The word grant has historical significance in that its use implies a certain warranty as a matter of law, that the grantor previously has not conveyed the subject real property.
            • Gross Lease:

            • A lease where all expenses of occupancy are paid by the landlord, i.e. real estate taxes, insurance and maintenance. It is opposite of a net lease.

            • Real Estate Terminology Definitions & Commonly Used Terms
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