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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    GAYS AGAINST GUNS, (GAG!)

    GAYS AGAINST GUNS, (GAG!)
    Dear Friend, Exciting news: Today, history was made as President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall National Monument is the first national …
  • Jun 24

    A SECURITY CAMERA SELFIE?

    A SECURITY CAMERA SELFIE?
  • Jun 24

    LOS TACOS CHICKEN TINGA

    LOS TACOS CHICKEN TINGA
    Shredded chicken breast in a tomato chipotle sauce $11.90 @ Los Tacos by Chef Omar, Boca Raton
Rank this Week: 4

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #256

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #256
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis is is glad the referendum is over…) At last….peace reigneth…. I’m writing this pre the referendum results so I have no idea what happened yesterday but…
  • Jun 22

    Grounds for Eviction: Conclusion

    Grounds for Eviction: Conclusion
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: So we have examined the 18 grounds for eviction available for assured and assured shorthold tenants. There are different grounds for council tenants and different grounds for the old style Protected Tenants.…
  • Jun 22

    What are the options for tenants whose property has damp and mould due to structural problems?

    What are the options for tenants whose property has damp and mould due to structural problems?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Here is a question to the blog clinic from Laura (not her real name) who is a tenant We have black mold and damp in our flat. The flat downstairs has the same issue in the same part of the house (it’s…
Rank this Week: 46

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jun 22

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 2, The medieval castle

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 2, The medieval castle
     [Continued from Monday’s Part 1]   By: David A. Smith   [Apologia to readers: having spent five of the last seven weeks out of town, I exhausted my inventory of blog posts and am slowly rebuilding it as I unbury my…
  • Jun 20

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 1, The Roman fort

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 1, The Roman fort
     By: David A. Smith   Spend two and a half weeks in Scotland looking at centuries-old ruins, and a person obsessed with housing and urbanization inevitably organizes what into a Grand Theory of Pre-Municipal Cities that encompasses…
  • Jun 6

    In Jeddah

    In Jeddah
     By: David A. Smith   Al-Balad, the old city of Jeddah   I haven’t posted for more than a week because it’s been an incredibly busy week; first with speaking at the World Bank’s 7th Global Housing Finance…
Rank this Week: 77

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jun 22

    Rent increases and rent lawfully due

    Rent increases and rent lawfully due
    This is a guest post by Prof. Ian Loveland of Arden Chambers, first published in Legal Action June 2016, and gratefully posted here with permission. A few years ago now, I was instructed by Luton Law Centre in a series of possession cases…
  • Jun 22

    Job Ad – South London

    Job Ad – South London
    CAMBRIDGE HOUSE LAW CENTRE is seeking an experienced Housing solicitor Salary £33 – £40,000.00 depending upon experience 30 days annual leave plus pension contribution. To join an experienced, highly regarded, supportive and…
  • Jun 19

    Yes but No – Article 8 and the private sector

    Yes but No – Article 8 and the private sector
    McDonald v McDonald & Ors [2016] UKSC 28 The Supreme Court has finally decided on the issue that has been hanging over private sector possession claims since Pinnock and Powell – whether article 8 proportionality of eviction defence…
Rank this Week: 203

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 169

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
  • Jun 19

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability
    David Reiss (Brooklyn) has posted Ensuring that Homeownership is Sustainable (Westlaw Journal of Bank and Lender Liability) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This short article argues that the Federal Housing Administration has suffered as a…
  • Jun 19

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance
    Jeffrey Kinsler (Belmont) has posted Native American Restricted Allotments: A Surviving Spouse's Elective Share Rights (Ohio Northern University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Nearly all states have laws that prohibit decedents…
Rank this Week: 228

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jun 15

    New Law Allows Courts to Limit Information in Tenant Screening Report

    New Law Allows Courts to Limit Information in Tenant Screening Report
    A landlord sued his tenants for eviction, even though the tenants had a valid lease and the tenants did nothing to warrant eviction. The eviction case was settled. The tenants claimed that—although they were not in the wrong to begin…
  • Jun 13

    New Residential Tenant Screening Rule

    New Residential Tenant Screening Rule
    Tenants sometimes must apply to several places before they find a new renal home. The cumulative costs of paying for screening reports is a considerable expense for some tenants. One possible solution is a comprehensive reusable tenant…
  • Apr 14

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit

    Tenant Sues Landlord Over Security Deposit
    Jessica gave a 20-day notice and then on August 27 vacated the house she had been renting.  Jessica did not turn in her keys until September 3—in part because of the Labor Day holiday—but the landlord had access to the rental…
Rank this Week: 213

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 245

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jun 17

    Pool Rules: A Fair Housing Concern

    Pool Rules: A Fair Housing Concern
    The heat hitting Denver this weekend has reminded several clients to ask us to review their pool rules.  Community associations are "housing providers" under the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act, and thus our pool rules need to comply…
  • May 26

    Rigging an Election? This is Seriou

    Rigging an Election? This is Seriou
     What is it about community associations that sometimes bring out the worst in people? Is it that we’re dealing with people’s homes? Do we not like somebody else telling us what we can and can’t do? Is there a sense of…
  • Apr 25

    Congratulations to our Winners!

    Congratulations to our Winners!
    Congratulations to Molly Ryan of Metro Property Management, Inc. and Jared Theis of Community Management Specialists, Inc.!  You are the winners of our mint julep baskets.  We will be in contact with you shortly so you can claim…
Rank this Week: 319

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii
    One of the largest public investments in the history of the City and County of Honolulu, the Honolulu Rail Transit project will fundamentally change how we live and do business.Transit-oriented development (TOD) will increase property values…
  • Aug 29

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction
    A report by PolicyLink (a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity), outlines successful strategies that have been used to help businesses survive and thrive in Seattle, Washington, and St. Paul,…
  • Aug 11

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
Rank this Week: 375

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 361

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 579

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    House Rentals and their Effect on House Sales in New York

    House Rentals and their Effect on House Sales in New York
    Recent posts on this blog have discussed legal issues relating to house rentals in New York.  Many of our clients have second houses, vacation homes, or multiple properties which they rent to tenants.  This post will discuss legal…
  • Jun 16

    Waiving the Mortgage Contingency Clause- Should Purchasers in New York Take the Risk?

    Waiving the Mortgage Contingency Clause- Should Purchasers in New York Take the Risk?
    Sellers of real estate in New York  perceive the current market as one with a tight inventory for desirable properties.  In such a market, multiple offers may be available to a seller.  In order to select one offer over…
  • Jun 7

    Deficiency Judgments in New York Foreclosure

    Deficiency Judgments in New York Foreclosure
    Previous blog posts have discussed foreclosures in New York State.  Many of our clients own either residential or commercial property and may not be able to make their mortgage payments.  They may become subject to a…
Rank this Week: 540

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 21

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit
    In a recent case, YCC No. 922 v. Lu, the owners of a condominium unit were ordered by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to permit the condominium corporation to enter the unit for the purpose of inspecting and repairing damage to the unit…
  • Jun 14

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation
    Canada’s Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has launched an investigation relating to the supply of renovation/contracting services to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. The Bureau obtained a court order compelling…
  • Jun 8

    Condo Disputes – Litigation May Not be the Ideal Solution

    Condo Disputes – Litigation May Not be the Ideal Solution
    In a recent case, a condominium corporation that incurred costs in the amount of $27,942 relating to a dispute with an owner was not awarded any costs at all, as the Court determined that the corporation should not have commenced legal…
Rank this Week: 409

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jun 19

    How Do You Make A Turtle Fast? Take Away Its Food.

    How Do You Make A Turtle Fast? Take Away Its Food.
    PrintAmbiguity: am·bi·gu·i·ty (ambəˈɡyo͞owədē/) – noun – uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language. Secondary meaning: what we write into our agreements so that…
  • Jun 13

    Did It Assign Or Did It Not Assign, That Is The Question

    Did It Assign Or Did It Not Assign, That Is The Question
    PrintWhat does it mean to assign a lease? That would seem pretty simple to answer when looking at an executed Assignment and Assumption Agreement. After all, doesn’t the title alone tell the reader that a lease has been assigned? Well,…
  • Jun 5

    Guarantors, Take Notice!

    Guarantors, Take Notice!
    PrintLast week, we explored some of the “why” behind those oh, so many words in today’s lease guaranties. Today, we’ll switch gears and cover some risk-related issues, nuts and bolts, so to speak. [To see last…
Rank this Week: 418

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    Don't Support the Media's Meme

    Don't Support the Media's Meme
    The Orlando shooter was not insane, or a deranged madman: like all haters, he had to be carefully taught.Indeed, he had visited the Pulse Club some dozen or so times beforehand, and had perhaps sought to hunt down victims by using gay dating…
  • Jun 9

    On Faith -- and the Dark Side (a Repost)

    On Faith -- and the Dark Side (a Repost)
    [Blogging lately has taken a back seat to other pressing matters. This post from 2012, however, still resonates with me, and if anything is even more topical now than when I first wrote it. Ponder the truths in it as you witness the ongoing…
  • May 21

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??
    The courts are slapping Obama's US Attorneys with reprimands and sanctions, from all parts of the country. On Thursday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas filed an extraordinary order in the immigration case (Texas v. United…
Rank this Week: 433

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23
    On June 23, the Warren Group will host its widely attended Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference at the Verve Hotel in Natick, MA. The Midyear Update, for the mortgage and real estate industry, recaps the first 6 months of 2016, in…
  • May 8

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule
    Text Messages Enforceable As Written Contract, Court Rules With the proliferation of email and texts as the primary method of communications in real estate negotiations, it was just a matter of time before Massachusetts courts were faced with…
  • May 3

    Landlords Cannot Refuse to Rent to Criminals, Says Obama HUD

    Landlords Cannot Refuse to Rent to Criminals, Says Obama HUD
    Widespread Racial Disparities In Criminal Justice System Justifies New Policy Last week the Obama administration released new controversial Fair Housing guidelines telling the nation’s landlords that it may be discriminatory for…
Rank this Week: 605

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • May 31

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root
    The roots from two large trees growing on one property encroached onto a neighboring property.  The neighboring owner removed the roots, which damaged the trees and led to a lawsuit.  The trial court dismissed that lawsuit, and the…
  • May 5

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court
    The Washington Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled that a condominium unit owner's legal challenge to a recorded condominium declaration amendment restricting leasing was barred by a one-year statute of limitation in the Washington…
  • Apr 8

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a published opinion last month that a road maintenance agreement did not create a homeowners' association.  It also ruled that a majority of lot owners did not have the authority to amend that…
Rank this Week: 493

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • May 13

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal
    As we prepare for another batch of hearings in the remainder of the County Tax Boards, we will discuss four of the more common errors that taxpayers make that have resulted in dismissals of their matters. The post New Jersey Tax Appeals:…
  • Mar 6

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Update

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Update
    "While a drastic increase in assessment is not sufficient cause to file a tax appeal, an over-assessment is a very good cause to file a tax appeal." The post New Jersey Tax Appeal Update appeared first on New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog.
  • Nov 15

    New Jersey Landlords need to be careful with their Accounting Method

    New Jersey Landlords need to be careful with their Accounting Method
    "The Judge responded that he was familiar with standard accounting practices, but remarked that they were not adequate to enable the tenant a fair opportunity to prepare his defense. The Judge, accordingly, dismissed that matter, with an…
Rank this Week: 559

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
Rank this Week: 546

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 410

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 505

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 393

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Discusses the latest on tenant eviction cases, laws, rules, how-tos, and other useful information for landlords in Suffolk County and Nassau County New York.

http://www.longislandevictionslawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    A Tip For Tenants Who Fall Too Far Behind In Rent

    A Tip For Tenants Who Fall Too Far Behind In Rent
    It is not uncommon for tenants to fall behind from time-to-time in paying rent. It is also quite normal for tenants to be a little late from time-to-time in paying rent. But occasionally a tenant falls so far behind that the end of the…
  • Jan 1

    Common Landlord Tenant & Eviction Term

    Common Landlord Tenant & Eviction Term
    Thirty-Day Notice of Termination – A notification, pursuant to Real Property Law § 232-b, by a landlord to a tenant, or by a tenant to a landlord, that either elects to terminate a month-to-month tenancy. The…
  • Dec 21

    Can a Landlord Collect Rent on an Illegal Apartment in Nassau County or Suffolk County?

    Can a Landlord Collect Rent on an Illegal Apartment in Nassau County or Suffolk County?
    The simple answer is YES. Courts, for a long time, were split on this issue. As most seasoned landlord-tenant attorneys know, the Nassau County District Court has traditionally held that so long as the property is being used in conformity…
Rank this Week: 394

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Jun 24

    Rail: Building To The Nowhere Of Middle?

    Rail: Building To The Nowhere Of Middle?
    As we noted last week, the expanding costs of the Honolulu Rail project has forced Honolulu's mayor to ask whether construction should be delayed or stopped entirely, short of its planned terminus at Ala Moana shopping center. "Middle Street"…
  • Jun 24

    Cal App: Vested Rights Are All About Timing

    Cal App: Vested Rights Are All About Timing
    A land use diversion, to take you into the weekend. As land users know, the vested rights and zoning estoppel doctrines are all about timing. When did the government gave the green light" (however that is defined in your jurisdiction), what…
  • Jun 22

    Mich App: Forced Employee Contributions To Retirement Fund - Still A Taking

    Mich App: Forced Employee Contributions To Retirement Fund - Still A Taking
    There's a lot of procedural history to digest in the Michigan Court of Appeals' opinion in AFT Michigan v. Michigan, No. 303702 (June 7, 2016), because it is merely the latest in a long string of opinions from that court, and the Michigan…
Rank this Week: 988

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jun 24

    To Demur or Not to Demur?

    To Demur or Not to Demur?
    A demurrer can be an excellent tool to challenge the legal sufficiency of allegations in an opponent’s pleadings. In deciding whether to demur to a complaint, defense counsel should consider not only whether a demurrable defect appears…
  • Jun 22

    What to Tell Your Client When the Court Date’s Set

    What to Tell Your Client When the Court Date’s Set
    When a date is set for trial or a hearing at which your client needs to appear, don’t just pick up the phone—write your client a letter. This letter has two purposes: it informs your client of the date and it requests that he or…
  • Jun 20

    Using a Retirement Plan to Start a Busine

    Using a Retirement Plan to Start a Busine
    Ever wanted to start a business using a retirement plan? There’s a way to roll over plan benefits into a new business without paying taxes and penalties, but you have to be careful. Two recent cases illustrate how not to do it. In…
Rank this Week: 1099

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 668

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jun 23

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano
    Continuing with our series to introduce you to members of our Condo and HOA Team, today meet Molly Maggiano. Molly concentrates her practice in real estate matters, more specifically in the areas of community association representation,…
  • Jun 20

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida
    The term “due diligence” gets thrown around a lot in the development world, but often with little regard for what the term entails. As with all things relating to property, this post is in no way intended to encompass all…
  • Jun 20

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida
    The term “due diligence” gets thrown around a lot in the development world, but often with little regard for what the term entails. As with all things relating to property, this post is in no way intended to encompass all…
Rank this Week: 1153

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 726

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jun 21

    Should You Amend Your Family Trust to Eliminate the “Bypass” Trust?

    Should You Amend Your Family Trust to Eliminate the “Bypass” Trust?
    Recent changes in federal tax law suggest that we might benefit from rethinking how we set up many estate plans. We now have a generous $5,340,000 per person estate tax exclusion, which is adjusted by the cost of living. That means in 2015,…
  • Jun 10

    Travis Logue Selected As Trustee For The Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation

    Travis Logue Selected As Trustee For The Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation
    Travis C. Logue was recently selected to serve as Trustee of the Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation engaged in charitable and educational activities.
  • May 24

    Foundations—The Smart Way to Give

    Foundations—The Smart Way to Give
    Our community has a long tradition of charitable giving. We are so well known for our charitable tradition that we have been the subject of numerous regional and national articles on that topic. One of our many resources are charitable…
Rank this Week: 1180

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    TV News Report on Orlando HOA Neglecting to Act Against Nuisance Resident

    TV News Report on Orlando HOA Neglecting to Act Against Nuisance Resident
    A recent news report by WFTV Channel 9 (ABC) in Orlando focused on the accounts of some of the residents of the Cypress Head at the Enclave gated community in Oviedo indicating that the HOA has neglected to take action against a homeowner…
  • Jun 8

    Beware of Faulty Fire Sprinkler

    Beware of Faulty Fire Sprinkler
    Fire sprinkler systems, part of a building’s “Life Safety System,” are a crucial component of condominium buildings because they help protect against damage to life and property in the event of a fire.  While…
  • Jun 3

    Florida Community Associations Should Tread Carefully in Restricting Political Sign

    Florida Community Associations Should Tread Carefully in Restricting Political Sign
    Every four years, as presidential elections heat up, condominium and homeowners association communities throughout Florida are faced with the issue of political signs being posted in front yards, on balconies, in windows and on and around the…
Rank this Week: 967

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Jun 17

    That Sinking Feeling

    That Sinking Feeling
    Structuring the ownership of mixed use buildings requires care both initially and then during the management of the building.  In a recent case, an investor in the residential parts of a mixed use building faces a significant service…
  • Jun 6

    Have You Got the Right EPCs?

    Have You Got the Right EPCs?
    We were reading in the Property Week (27th May edition) just how unreliable an EPC rating can be.  This matters because from 2018 when new minimum energy efficiency regulations (MEES) start to apply, investors won’t be able to…
  • May 20

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New
    Welcome news for developers of small sites. Following the government’s successful appeal last week against the decision in the West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council case nearly a year ago (click here to go to our previous…
Rank this Week: 1151

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1202

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 648

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 900

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jun 1

    CML Handbook Amendment - Part 3 Handbook Standard Requirements Letter

    CML Handbook Amendment - Part 3 Handbook Standard Requirements Letter
    The CML have made an amendment the example standard requirements letter, which was developed when they introduced Part 3 of the CML Lenders’ Handbook.  The amendment deletes the final sentence of the sixth bullet under the…
  • May 24

    Significant number of conveyancing cases to be impacted by LBG CML Handbook change

    Significant number of conveyancing cases to be impacted by LBG CML Handbook change
    With “Bank of Mum and Dad” currently helping finance 25% of UK mortgages the latest change to the CML Lenders’ Handbook for four banks within LBG is particularly significant.Earlier this month the Guardian (excuse the pun)…
  • Feb 8

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015
    # changesSection numberQuestion11017.2.1bDoes the lender send the discharge via a DS 1 form or direct with the Land Registry?786.7.1What new home warranty schemes are acceptable to the lender?745.20.4Does the lender require you to disclose…
Rank this Week: 799

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 31

    Appraisal Institute Lobbies Congress Regarding Appraisal Proce

    Appraisal Institute Lobbies Congress Regarding Appraisal Proce
    The Appraisal Institute has reported that it will lobby Congress for the modernization of the appraisal regulatory process. The issues the Appraisal Institute want to see addressed include the relationship of Federal and state regulations,…
  • May 31

    SCOTUS Won’t Hear Fla. Apartment’s Takings Suit

    SCOTUS Won’t Hear Fla. Apartment’s Takings Suit
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Florida apartment complex’s class action challenge to a state law allowing the government to keep most of the interest on funds the county court held during eminent domain proceedings. Jupiter,…
  • May 31

    Md. High Court Allows Post-Cutoff Tax Assessment Evidence

    Md. High Court Allows Post-Cutoff Tax Assessment Evidence
    Maryland’s highest court recently held that the tax court can value a property by relying on sale prices of comparable properties bought soon after a cutoff date for the assessment. In Ann Lane v. Supervisor of Assessments of Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 630

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 645

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • May 17

    VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON

    VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON
    The Virginia Attorney General can issue opinions concerning statutory interpretation if requested to do so by an array of government officials from the Governor to a member of the Senate or House of Delegates to a local sheriff. These…
  • May 9

    Jeanne Lauer to Speak at Legal and Legislative Update this week

    Jeanne Lauer to Speak at Legal and Legislative Update this week
    On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of Community Associations Institute will hold its enhanced Annual Legal and Legislative Update & Expo at Point Plaza Hotel located at 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News,…
  • Mar 22

    Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing

    Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing
    HUD PROPOSES RULE TO CLARIFY PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF HARASSMENT IN HOUSING Rule would formalize standards for bringing harassment claims under the Fair Housing Act WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced…
Rank this Week: 681

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open
    Bulgarian Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for keeping the aircraft register of Bulgaria i.e. records of all aircraft registrations, aircraft ownership rights, dry or wet lease contracts records. Bulgarian aircraft register is not very…
  • Jul 15

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria
    If an aircraft engine fails, the airline can make a temporary engine replacement until the rightful owner (lessor) allows permanent engine replacement. Sometimes in case of financial problems the aircraft is seized by creditor or the…
  • Jul 15

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria
    If an aircraft engine fails, the airline can make a temporary engine replacement until the rightful owner (lessor) allows permanent engine replacement. Sometimes in case of financial problems the aircraft is seized by creditor or the…
Rank this Week: 1242

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South ... The post What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?…
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South Dakota, a dissenting commissioner complained that the pipe was too close to the growth area of a…
  • Nov 16

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 870

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015
    I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season.  Now that the holidays are behind us it is time to get back to work : )  Toward that end, the AASEW has announced the details of its 11th Landlord Boot Camp. Landlording can be pretty…
  • Jan 12

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court
    An important eviction case heard by the WI Supreme Court Attorney Heiner Giese on behalf of the Apartment Association filed an Amicus brief with the WI Supreme Court supporting the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority in their case against…
  • Nov 3

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant
    Those of you that have attended my seminars or read prior blog posts of mine are well aware that in my opinion screening prospective tenants is the single most important part of landlording. These sentiments apply to commercial tenants as…
Rank this Week: 971

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 887

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1039

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 969