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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 23

    WOULDN'T BUY MY IPHONE

    WOULDN'T BUY MY IPHONE
  • Jun 23

    CHOLULA!

    CHOLULA!
    @ 36000 feet? (Served on a recent United Airlines domestic flight.)
  • Jun 23

    FRUIT OR BUN?

    FRUIT OR BUN?
    Breakfast options on a recent United Airlines domestic flight.
Rank this Week: 4

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 266

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 22

    Criminal History and Fair Housing

    Criminal History and Fair Housing
    If a landlord treats individuals with comparable criminal histories differently because of their race, national origin, or other protected characteristic this is intentional discrimination and the landlord is in violation of the Fair Housing…
  • Mar 18

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law
    Chong and MariLyn Yim live with their three children in a triplex in Seattle. The only way they can afford to live in Seattle is to rent out the other two units. The Yim family shares yard space with the renters. The children are occasionally…
  • Jan 29

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction
    Several parties entered what the Court of Appeals described as a “convoluted series of real estate transactions.”[1]   Essentially, the Bohms lived in a property owned by Roesch, and real estate developer Fred was to…
Rank this Week: 218

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jun 24

    Bedrooms, river beds and more

    Bedrooms, river beds and more
    A few things… In case you didn’t see it through email or social media, I wrote a long piece about social housing in the aftermath of Grenfell Tower, which is on a separate page at that link. In Scotland, the Inner House of the…
  • Jun 11

    Job Ads – N London, Central London, National

    Job Ads – N London, Central London, National
    SSP Law Finchley Housing Solicitor We are a firm specialising in Housing and Property Law established for 13 years with Lexcel accreditation. We pride ourselves in our inclusive and diverse culture and our strong links with the local…
  • Jun 6

    Making it up as you go.

    Making it up as you go.
    C, R (on the application of) v The London Borough of Islington (2017) EWHC 1288 (Admin) C was accepted for the full housing duty by Islington, with her 3 children, as a result of domestic violence. C is profoundly deaf. She had been…
Rank this Week: 332

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 22

    Property Sales and Bankruptcy in New York

    Property Sales and Bankruptcy in New York
    Prior blog posts have discussed the effect of filing for bankruptcy on properties which may be in foreclosure.  This post will explain what may happen to the property after a bankruptcy filing; namely, can the property still be sold…
  • Jun 15

    “Legal” Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day

    “Legal” Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day
    Our firm wants to extend its best wishes to all Dads for a happy Father’s Day.  We would like to mention some gift ideas of a legal nature that cannot be purchased in an ordinary department store. Your Father may be on the…
  • Jun 2

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Evictions After Foreclosure

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Evictions After Foreclosure
    Prior blog posts have discussed eviction actions after foreclosures in New York State.  Recently, due to the increased number of cases going to a final judgment of foreclosure and sale, and then being sold, there is an increased…
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Jun 16

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update
    On June 13, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released its new Hollywood Community Plan (“Plan”) draft. The current plan dates back to 1988. In 2012, the City adopted an update to the community plan that was subsequently litigated and…
  • Jun 14

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee
    The City of Los Angeles continues to move toward the adoption of an ordinance that establishes an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee (Ordinance). As currently proposed, the key provisions of the Ordinance are as follows: It applies to any new…
  • Jun 12

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench
    Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement v. City of San Diego, 8 Cal. App. 5th 350 (Cal. Ct. App. 2017). The Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal concluded that the City of San Diego could not be held liable for public…
Rank this Week: 442

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • May 31

    Phantom Smell Syndrome

    Phantom Smell Syndrome
    QUESTION: I am on the board of a retirement community. We have a resident complaining of cigarette smoke. We investigated and could not smell any smoke, nor is there anyone around her who smokes. She is threatening to go to Fair Housing if we…
  • May 16

    Failure to Pay Vendor

    Failure to Pay Vendor
    QUESTION: I have a board that is refusing to pay vendors, including the management company. Is there a Civil Code stating they have an obligation to pay vendors? ANSWER: There is nothing in the Davis-Stirling Act stating “Boards must…
  • Apr 30

    Drought Emergency Over

    Drought Emergency Over
    As everyone is aware, this winter produced rivers of water in the sky. On April 7, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-40-17 ending the drought emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Tuolumne where…
Rank this Week: 331

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, car accidents and real estate law in Texas.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • May 25

    Understanding Earnest Money

    Understanding Earnest Money
    Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! What is earnest money? Earnest money is, in…
  • Apr 27

    A Quick Guide to Lien

    A Quick Guide to Lien
    Have a lien on your house, or want to put a lien on a house, and need to know more about what that means? Here’s a quick guide to liens. If you need to chat with a real estate lawyer to find out more or get help with your lien, contact…
  • Apr 20

    The Process of Buying a House in Texa

    The Process of Buying a House in Texa
    When it comes to buying a house anywhere, the process is one that can be drawn out by unique and arcane laws that are in place. For a resident of Texas or any out-of-state investor who’s considering the purchase of a home, the Lone Star…
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update
    Proposal Moving Through State House, But Funding Remains a Question The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a…
  • Apr 18

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand
    Just a quick note about yet another recent case demonstrating the backwards nature of Massachusetts landlord-tenant law. In CMJ Management Company v. Wilkerson, the Appeals Court ruled that a tenant could be evicted from Section…
  • Mar 30

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect
    When All Else Fails, Quiet Title Quiet title cases are lawsuits typically brought in the Land Court in order to resolve complex title defects — often as a last resort for property owners when conveyancing attorneys and title…
Rank this Week: 450

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
  • Apr 11

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home
    Many folks erroneously believe that the safest place to store valuable items is in a bank safe deposit box.  This is because they think that banks have the best 24 hour security and alarm systems and are least likely to be subject to…
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
Rank this Week: 424

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 380

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19th June

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19th June
    The continuing saga of the fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire is throwing up all sorts of issues. Including why this problem has occurred in the first place. It will be very interesting indeed to see the result of the police criminal…
  • Jun 23

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #17

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #17
    Most of the housing news this week has been about the terrible Grenfell fire. Until the inquiry, we won’t know exactly why this inflammable cladding was installed, but it does look as if it was installed on quite a few other tower…
  • Jun 22

    Rehousing the Grenfell Tower Residents locally – the reality

    Rehousing the Grenfell Tower Residents locally – the reality
    Ben Reeve Lewis takes a look at what it takes to rehouse residential who have lost their home in an emergency. While the anger over Grenfell Tower continues and the gap between rich and poor, government and people is thrown into very hard and…
Rank this Week: 662

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

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

    New Texas Law Gives New Rights to Co-Tenant Heir

    New Texas Law Gives New Rights to Co-Tenant Heir
    The Texas legislature recently passed and Governor Abbott signed  Section 16.0265 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code that provides assistance to heirs who have collectively inherited real estate from a common ancestor. In…
  • Jun 16

    Proposed New Law for Pipeline Condemnation Did Not Pass the Texas Legislature

    Proposed New Law for Pipeline Condemnation Did Not Pass the Texas Legislature
    Earlier this year, several Texas senators introduced Senate Bill 740 that would have increased landowner protections in the event a pipeline company sought to obtain an easement on their property using eminent domain. You can read the full…
  • Jun 9

    Does The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Have The Authority To Impose an Oil & Gas Well Ban in Texas?

    Does The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Have The Authority To Impose an Oil & Gas Well Ban in Texas?
    The Texas Railroad Commission is the state’s oil and gas regulator, and last year it bumped heads with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning whether the Corps has the authority to implement rules about where oil wells and…
Rank this Week: 846

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 23

    SCOTUS, 5-3 Affirms Murr By Penn Centralizing Parcel As A Whole Analysis, Which Must Consider "A Number of Factors"

    SCOTUS, 5-3 Affirms Murr By Penn Centralizing Parcel As A Whole Analysis, Which Must Consider "A Number of Factors"
    The title alone should tell you this was authored by Justice Kennedy, which means that, as we thought it might do, today the U.S. Supreme Court held in Murr v. Wisconsin, No. 15-214 (June 23, 2017) that in determining the "denominator" in…
  • Jun 21

    SCOTUSblog Notes Bay Point Just Comp Case As "Petition To Watch"

    SCOTUSblog Notes Bay Point Just Comp Case As "Petition To Watch"
    SCOTUSblog takes note of our cert petition in Bay Point Properties, Inc. v. Mississippi Transportation Commission, No. 16-1077 (cert. petition filed Mar. 3, 2017), a case which seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of a decision by the Mississippi…
  • Jun 20

    State & Local Govt Law Section Is Looking For Leader

    State & Local Govt Law Section Is Looking For Leader
    As readers may be aware, I'll be taking over as Chair of the ABA's Section of State and Local Government Law in a couple of months. I understand that many of my colleagues do not see the value in ABA participation, and I've explained why I do…
Rank this Week: 684

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 22

    Flags on Condominium Property

    Flags on Condominium Property
    Canada Day and Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations are fast approaching. As we get closer to July 1, the display of the Canadian flag and flags bearing the Canada 150 logo will be ubiquitous on both public and private properties.…
  • Jun 20

    City of Toronto Proposes Measures to Restrict Short-Term Rental

    City of Toronto Proposes Measures to Restrict Short-Term Rental
    The City of Toronto is proposing to implement measures that will restrict the short-term rental market. The measures proposed by City staff include: allowing short-term rentals only in a homeowner’s primary residence, with a limit of…
  • Jun 13

    Court Orders Sale of Abusive Owner’s Condo Unit

    Court Orders Sale of Abusive Owner’s Condo Unit
    In a recent case, The Owners, Strata Plan NW 1245 v. Linden, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ordered a noisy, abusive condominium owner to vacate and sell his unit within 30 days. In the event that the unit owner and his spouse…
Rank this Week: 617

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 1011

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    What Did “Shopping Center” Mean? – An Expensive Question

    What Did “Shopping Center” Mean? – An Expensive Question
    PrintLast week, we rambled (no, make that Ruminated) about the consequences of failing to precisely and correctly identify or define the “Leased Space,” something usually called the premises or the demised premises. We got some…
  • Jun 11

    Are The Demised Premises Really Defined The Way You Meant Them To Be?

    Are The Demised Premises Really Defined The Way You Meant Them To Be?
    PrintIt doesn’t matter what we call the space, “Premises,” “Demised Premises,” “Leased Space” or whatever, but what matters is how we define it AND THEN what we do with it. And, when it comes to…
  • Jun 4

    Health Care Is Like A Shopping Center (A Continuation)

    Health Care Is Like A Shopping Center (A Continuation)
    PrintWe’re not sure that last week’s blog posting was a satisfying one for more than a small part of the Ruminations audience. Long-term readers will know that we are not deterred by that. After all, for those that have not yet…
Rank this Week: 544

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jun 6

    What Are Your Limits?

    What Are Your Limits?
    No not those limits. Not the “What is holding you back?” self-help type. I’m talking about something much less exciting. What are your insurance policy limits? In Texas it may be higher than you thought. Continue reading
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
Rank this Week: 768

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 721

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • May 9

    Changes at Gardner Croft

    Changes at Gardner Croft
    Gardner Croft is pleased to announce some major changes at Gardner Croft which took effect on 1st May 2017. Peer Le Fleming, who has been the senior partner of the firm for the last eleven years retired as a partner on 30th April. At the same…
  • Feb 3

    Illegal Instruction

    Illegal Instruction
    So your boss wants you to do something you think is illegal… Given the recent sacking of the US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, we thought it appropriate to look at how English law deals with similar situations. There are of…
  • Nov 1

    The Gig Economy

    The Gig Economy
    Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’. This is the idea that permanent jobs are old-fashioned relics of a previous…
Rank this Week: 999

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 864

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
Rank this Week: 884

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower
      A fairly unique situation in an Ohio city is drawing attention to the use of eminent domain to take private property for a public purpose. Eminent domain1 is the power of the government (and private entities, in some cases) to take…
  • Jan 6

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?
      Many cases implicating the use of eminent domain1 never go to court. Generally speaking, what happens is that a representative of a government agency or a private party that is authorized to use eminent domain approaches a homeowner…
  • Dec 30

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case
    For many landowners facing the threat of eminent domain, it can feel personal. We hear all the time that our clients have lived on their land for years going back generations, that the land was bought with a significant amount money, and that…
Rank this Week: 756

Olivero Law Blog

Olivero Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy, family law, estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.brandonlawoffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Why you may need a parental power of attorney

    Why you may need a parental power of attorney
    If you are the parent of young children, you may occasionally need to leave them in the care of a close friend during a quick business trip, or perhaps with the grandparents while you take a kid-free holiday. Or, you may routinely leave your…
  • Jul 27

    Special Limits on Wage Garnishment

    Special Limits on Wage Garnishment
    In a previous blog post, http://www.brandonlawoffice.com/2016/06/heres-how-much-of-your-wages-can-be-garnished-to-pay-your-debts, we covered the broad limitations that federal and state laws place on wage garnishment. Wage garnishment is when…
  • Jun 15

    Here’s how much of your wages can be garnished to pay your debt

    Here’s how much of your wages can be garnished to pay your debt
    If you do not pay your debts, your creditors may try to take a portion of your income directly from your employer. This is called wage garnishment. Fortunately, there are limits to how much of your income may be garnished so that you can…
Rank this Week: 926

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 5

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”
      By: David A. Smith   From a single thread can unravel a whole epic story to an unexpected hero.     Sources used in this post   The History and Development of the Housing Movement in the City of Washington, DC, by…
  • Dec 2

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration
      By: David A. Smit     From Border Incident, 1949   I told him about the closed blue truck, the brown men of the temple. “Troy is the head of the gang.  The others work for him.  They’re been running…
  • Dec 1

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!
    By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, using as source material a Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2016) story coupled with a personal experience from…
Rank this Week: 576

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Oct 10

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?
    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends.
  • Oct 5

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER
    HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking about. I did a blog about a month ago with
  • Oct 1

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 620

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
  • Jun 9

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina
    The Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian in North Carolina Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1094

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
  • Aug 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
  • Jul 8

    Kristina Reed Named As A Northern California Super Lawyer for the 5th Year In A Row

    Kristina Reed Named As A Northern California Super Lawyer for the 5th Year In A Row
    Kristina Michelle Reed has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the 5th year in a row. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating…
Rank this Week: 770

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1006

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 5054

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    +Bruno Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place [UPDATED]

    +Bruno Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place [UPDATED]
    The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, has landed himself in a difficult spot. As detailed in this earlier post, he entered into a contract in 2015 to sell the property of St. James the Great in Newport…
  • Jun 2

    Trumphooey

    Trumphooey
    In the face of yet another onslaught from the never-Trump, ever-snorting boars (actually, bores) in the media, echoed by world so-called leaders from Europe and elsewhere, and by the brainwashed Democrats who can still commandeer a platform…
  • May 24

    Inclusivity Revisited

    Inclusivity Revisited
    In lieu of an update while I still explore my alternatives, I am reposting this 2014 article, because I deem it most relevant to the decisions I face just now in evaluating what it truly means to join an "inclusive" church. Obviously, ECUSA…
Rank this Week: 3261

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Jun 23

    Training on Water Right Conveyance

    Training on Water Right Conveyance
    The Division of Water Rights will be hosting a training session on ownership and conveyance of water rights. The training will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Department of Natural Resources Building in Salt Lake City (1594 West…
  • Apr 26

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Dry Creek Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Dry Creek Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Dry Creek area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 5).…
  • Apr 13

    Water "Hall of Fame or Shame"

    Water "Hall of Fame or Shame"
    The Utah Division of Water Resources is rolling out a new program called "Hall of Fame or Shame." The program allows members of the public to notify the Division of people who are doing a good job of conserving water ("Fame"), as well as…
Rank this Week: 2441

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 23

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence
    Although trial attorneys should develop a trial style that fits their own personality, there are three things that every trial attorney should strive for. Good cheer. The judge and jury will appreciate it a trial attorney with generally good…
  • Jun 21

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case
    One of the key parts of liability testimony in a car accident case is the chronology of the accident: the parties’ conduct before the impact, the impact, and conditions after impact. The parties are most likely to dispute the first…
  • Jun 19

    It’s Time to Review Your Calendaring System

    It’s Time to Review Your Calendaring System
    Missed deadlines caused by failure to properly calendar matters are the most significant cause of malpractice claims against attorneys. Without a good docket control system, even the most knowledgeable practitioner may miss a deadline or not…
Rank this Week: 2798

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: 1799

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows…
  • Jun 15

    Talking to Your Kids About Divorce: The Fine Line Between Honesty and Oversharing

    Talking to Your Kids About Divorce: The Fine Line Between Honesty and Oversharing
    When the time comes to speak with your children about divorce, it’s important to carefully consider what you’ll say and how you’ll say it. You’re probably aware that it will be a sensitive and emotional conversation.…
  • Jun 10

    Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut

    Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut
    The legalization of marriage between partners of the same sex in Connecticut was a hard-fought battle. Decisions recognizing marriage equality in Connecticut in 2008, and then nationally in 2015, were celebrated across the United…
Rank this Week: 2730

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

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

    El "no" de los bancos.

    El "no" de los bancos.
    Tengo encima de la mesa del despacho una docena de expedientes contra bancos, bien por cláusula suelo, bien por gastos de formalización de la hipoteca, bien por ambas causas. Presentadas algunas reclamaciones extrajudiciales por la segunda…
  • Jun 23

    Entre compañeros...

    Entre compañeros...
    Todos los que trabajamos, de una u otra forma, con el Derecho y de cara al público somos compañeros: los administradores de fincas, asesores fiscales, abogados, contables, procuradores, sus ayudantes, auxiliares y habilitados... todos…
  • Mar 15

    ¿Tienes alarma en casa? Echa un ojo a estos consejos.

    ¿Tienes alarma en casa? Echa un ojo a estos consejos.
    Imagina que contratas una alarma. Todos sabemos para qué sirve un sistema de alarma: es nuestro interés evitar intrusiones en nuestra vivienda o negocio. Imagina que un par de meses después de contratar e instalar el sistema de alarma,…
Rank this Week: 4367

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 23

    Arnold on Coastal Industrial Disasters, Insurance, and Climate Change

    Arnold on Coastal Industrial Disasters, Insurance, and Climate Change
    Zach Arnold (DC lawyer) has posted Preventing Industrial Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Call for Financial Assurance Mandates (Harvard Environmental Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In the current era of accelerating…
  • Jun 14

    Singer and Mulvaney on Homelessness, Eviction, and Democratic Values (A Tribute to Andre van der Walt)

    Singer and Mulvaney on Homelessness, Eviction, and Democratic Values (A Tribute to Andre van der Walt)
    Friends of the blog will no doubt remember the untimely passing of Andre van der Walt, the South African Research Chair in Property Law and a Distinguished Professor of Law at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Andre was a champion...
  • Jun 7

    More CFPs: Property Implications of the Sharing Economy

    More CFPs: Property Implications of the Sharing Economy
    As promised, we have more call for papers on property-related workshops coming up! The AALS Property Section and AALS Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section are co-sponsoring a workshop at Penn State Law (University Park) on October 6-7,…
Rank this Week: 2389

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jun 23

    Schneiderman Announces Guilty Verdict Against Harassing Brooklyn Landlord

    Schneiderman Announces Guilty Verdict Against Harassing Brooklyn Landlord
    Schneiderman announces guilty verdict for Brooklyn landlord who harassed rent-stabilized tenants. On June 20, 2017, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the guilty verdict of Brooklyn landlord Daniel Melamed on three…
  • Jun 22

    City Council Hears Testimony on Inclusionary Housing Transparency

    City Council Hears Testimony on Inclusionary Housing Transparency
    City Council Committee heard testimony on legislation to codify reporting requirements for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development regarding inclusionary housing and affordable units. On June 19, 2017, the City Council’s…
  • Jun 21

    Extensive Revisions Demanded for Canal Street Development

    Extensive Revisions Demanded for Canal Street Development
    Developers proposed to demolish five heavily altered 19th-century structures to make way for a new 8-story-plus-penthouse residential building with retail base. On June 6, 2017, Landmarks considered an application to redevelop five lots at…
Rank this Week: 2728

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

    Florida Voters to Consider Permanent Cap on Annual Non-Homestead Property Tax Assessment

    Florida Voters to Consider Permanent Cap on Annual Non-Homestead Property Tax Assessment
    With Florida’s 2017 Regular Session officially adjourned on May 8, 2017, only 203 bills (of the total 1,606 general bills filed) survived both chambers of the Legislature. From the handful of legislation that ultimately passed this…
  • Jun 15

    What is Highest and Best Use – Part II

    What is Highest and Best Use – Part II
    I need to let you know how my Saturday project went. In my last post, I told you about a home improvement project that I needed my dad’s help on. And I told you about the concept of “highest and best use.” I asked my dad to…
  • Jun 14

    Cape Coral Condominiums: Old Building Permit Requirement with a New Twist

    Cape Coral Condominiums: Old Building Permit Requirement with a New Twist
    The Cape Coral Building Department has had a rule on the books requiring owners of residential condominiums in Cape Coral to have a letter from their association before pulling a permit to do work in condominium common areas. You might be…
Rank this Week: 3125

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Jun 22

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: Land and 1031 Exchange

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: Land and 1031 Exchange
    Author: Matthew Riley  How do you characterize vacant and unproductive land that is not used for personal enjoyment nor in furtherance of any trade or business purpose? As we described in a prior article, for property to qualify for a…
  • Jun 19

    Securities Laws and Regulations Affecting California Real Estate Syndicate

    Securities Laws and Regulations Affecting California Real Estate Syndicate
    Author: Staff California real estate investors have many options when deciding where to put their money. This includes a real estate syndicate, in which investors contribute money to a real estate project under the management of a…
  • Jun 5

    When Is an Interest in a California Real Estate Syndicate a “Security” Under State and Federal Laws?

    When Is an Interest in a California Real Estate Syndicate a “Security” Under State and Federal Laws?
    Author: Staff Real estate syndicates in California offer investors a way to invest in real estate projects under the management of a syndicator, also known as a sponsor. The syndicate itself may use one of several different business forms…
Rank this Week: 1301

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Jun 22

    ‘Lease’ Vega

    ‘Lease’ Vega
    I just returned from the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference in Las Vegas. I participated on a Real Estate Leasing Trends panel with Adam Schwegman, head of the eat/drink department of General…
  • Jun 14

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland
    It has an urban, industrial feel. It has a live DJ. It has a festive atmosphere. It has a patio. And, in addition, to the tacos, gorditas, crunch wraps and chulapas that you’ve come to love and expect, it has beer! It’s the new…
  • May 23

    A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish

    A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish
    I have previously commented about the similarity in service between a restaurant and law firm (see prior blog). One area where restaurants differ from other businesses is the issues presented in a retail lease. A restaurant lease involves…
Rank this Week: 3957

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jun 20

    Public Comment Requested on Revisions to Precondemnation Right of Entry Statute

    Public Comment Requested on Revisions to Precondemnation Right of Entry Statute
    When public agencies analyze a potential public project, they often need to gain access to private property for surveys, testing, and to otherwise investigate whether a particular property is suitable for a planned project.  Often,…
  • May 15

    Government’s Termination of Lease Pursuant to its Terms is Not a “Taking”

    Government’s Termination of Lease Pursuant to its Terms is Not a “Taking”
    Public agencies own significant amounts of property throughout California and the United States.  Sometimes, those properties are not being put to a public use, and the government acts as a landlord, leasing out property to private…
  • Apr 25

    Valuing Underground Natural Gas Storage in Eminent Domain Proceeding

    Valuing Underground Natural Gas Storage in Eminent Domain Proceeding
    In California eminent domain proceedings, a property owner is entitled to the “fair market value” of the property being acquired.  Typically, fair market value is determined by analyzing comparable sales or by utilizing an…
Rank this Week: 3927

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jun 20

    New Client: Alder Community Association

    New Client: Alder Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Alder Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Alder at McKinley Village by The New Home Company is a progressive urban village…
  • Jun 14

    Business Judgment Rule Doesn’t Apply When the Board Acts Outside its Authority

    Business Judgment Rule Doesn’t Apply When the Board Acts Outside its Authority
    *Unpublished Case ISSUE: Is an HOA Board of Directors (“Board”) entitled to protection under the Business Judgment Rule (“BJR”) when it applies an unambiguous view restriction contained in the governing documents in a…
  • May 23

    New Client: Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2

    New Client: Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2
    We are proud to announce that Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2 has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Presidential Heights is a condominium community located above the San Clemente…
Rank this Week: 3328

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1905

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

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

    Legislative Update: Condominium Terminations Bill Signed Into Law

    Legislative Update: Condominium Terminations Bill Signed Into Law
    Senate Bill 1520 was signed by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2017. The following is a summary of the bill, which will take effect on July 1, 2017: SB 1520 amends 718.117, Florida Statutes, regarding the optional termination of condominiums,…
  • Feb 13

    Steven Siegfried Profile in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Meet the Attorney Who Wrote the Book on Construction Law. Literally.”

    Steven Siegfried Profile in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Meet the Attorney Who Wrote the Book on Construction Law. Literally.”
    Steven M. Siegfried, our firm’s founder who launched the practice 40 years ago in 1977, was the subject of a “Profiles in Law” article published by the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily…
  • Jan 18

    SRHL Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    SRHL Celebrates 40th Anniversary
    This year our firm is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.  In 1977, Steven M. Siegfried had the vision to bring great lawyers and supporting staff together to focus on every aspect of Florida’s burgeoning…
Rank this Week: 3381