Lincoln W. Hobbs

  • Insurance Claims, Real Estate Law, Employment Law
  • Idaho, Utah, Wyoming
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Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Real Estate Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Founder, Managing Member
Hobbs & Olson
My practice at Hobbs & Olson has focused primarily on condominium and HOA law, with secondary emphasis on other property law and employment law.
WInder & Haslam, P.C.
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Honors: Leary Scholar
Activities: Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Law
University of Utah
B.A. / English
Professional Associations
College of Community Association Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
Litigation for Managers, Community Associations Institute Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida
Community Associations Institute
Legal Trends of Which Managers Should be Aware, Community Associations Institute Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida
Community Associations Institute
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. Who is the responsible party for resolving a partial reconveyance issue in a lot sale? Sellers, buyers, or title co?
A: All of the parties should be motivated to move this along, assuming the seller wants to sell and the buyer (you) still want to buy. The complexity of resolving this type of dispute varies considerably based upon the type of property involved, and the jurisdiction(s) which have authority. Sometimes you have many levels of bureaucracy to deal with. A real estate lawyer may be helpful in answering the specific questions involved,
Q. Do we have any recourse with the seller??
A: If you purchased with a Utah standard form Real Estate Purchase Contract, the seller would have had to make disclosures of known defective conditions with the property. If you can prove they knew about them, and didn't disclose them, you may have a claim for fraud, or breach of contract, or both. You will probably be required, however, to establish fraud by clear and convincing proof, which is a hard burden to meet.
Q. do I have to take best offer by law even if below asking price?
A: Unless there is some important fact missing, your realtor is incorrect.
Q. I just bought house in laytonville suppost too move in april 30 if she not out! what are my rights
A: If you own the home, and someone else is in it without a right to be there, you can file an eviction action. That is an expedited court proceeding to remove someone who is illegally occupying property.
Q. required to pay a full time employee compensation when they are on call
A: There is no law that requires an employer to rehire individuals who are terminated, regardless of the reason. Assuming you were not hired because of some type of discrimination, you may have a claim. But with the information provided, I see no claim.
Q. Selling a Salt Lake home remotely?
A: There would be no need for her to be here. Docs could be send and mailed/fed exed. They would need to be notarized, but she can find a notary at her local bank. Your adding your name to the title wouldn't help, because her signature would still be needed.
Q. . In the state of Utah is it against the law to rent without having a renters license it's a basement of a home
A: Depends on where you live. Most municipalities require a local business license. Some municipalities will prohibit you from renting the basement if it doesn't meet specific requirements.
Q. We recently bought a home. The sellers upon move out did not leave us the pool and clubhouse key card.
A: The seller should have given you the key; since they didn't, the association ought to, but is not legally required to give you a key either for free, or at no charge. It's not a good sign if the association welcomes new owners by not giving them a key.
Q. Is this sexual harassment or discrimination?
A: You would most likely have a very difficult time getting anywhere with this case. To start, it appears you voluntarily went to see him after seeing him on Grinder and being invited to come get naked. It doesn't appear he made any promises if you visited him, and you'd presumably have a difficult time, if you were not to get hired, in establishing that you didn't get hired because of your meet up with him. Lastly, for the company to have liability, it would have to have known or had reason to know of inappropriate conduct on behalf of it's employee, and you haven't presented any basis to assume they had any such knowledge.
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