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Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4807

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/
  • Aug 17

    KUSHNER HAD TO KNOW UNITS WERE STABILIZED

    KUSHNER HAD TO KNOW UNITS WERE STABILIZED
    Brooklyn Heights Tenants Sue Kushner Co. For Allegedly Hiding Rent-Stabilized Status BY DAVID COLON IN NEWS ON AUG 16, 2017 10:48 AM Inside 89 Hicks Street. (Kushner Companies) A group of tenants in a building…
  • Aug 16

    GOOD MORNING, BORA BORA

    GOOD MORNING, BORA BORA
    @ Four Seasons, Bora Bora
  • Aug 16

    MAY I HAVE MY LUGGAGE, PLEASE?

    MAY I HAVE MY LUGGAGE, PLEASE?
    Unloading an Air Tahiti flight @ Bora Bora
Rank this Week: 5

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 17

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.
    A decision from the Western District of Texas should remind landlords that the world of FHA litigation is unforgiving and expensive, so the best thing is to get it right the first time. Reading it has prompted us to re-offer our webinar on…
  • Aug 6

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51
    DOJ’s recent decision to put regulations concerning the internet and the ADA on indefinite hold has important implications for business, but not all of them are good.* It seems likely this move was prompted by executive orders from…
  • Jul 26

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA
    In some ways the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Kalani v. Starbucks Coffee Co., 2017 WL 2813864, at *1 (9th Cir. June 28, 2017) is one of the saddest in the long history of ADA litigation. Robert Kalani was a mild kind of serial…
Rank this Week: 469

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 3680

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 17

    City Planning Approves Restriction on Developments on East Shore to One-Family Residence

    City Planning Approves Restriction on Developments on East Shore to One-Family Residence
    The City Planning Commission approved a plan to limit development in the flood zone of the East Shore to improve resiliency of the community. On August 9, 2017, the New York City Planning Commission issued a favorable report on the City…
  • Aug 16

    Designation of 280-Year-Old Church Building Proceeds Apace

    Designation of 280-Year-Old Church Building Proceeds Apace
    No objections to designation raised at hearing; concerns about closeness of potential development on undesignated portion of lot to church building raised by Commissioners. On August 8, 2017, Landmarks held a hearing on the potential…
  • Aug 15

    West Village Development Roundly Criticized by Area Resident

    West Village Development Roundly Criticized by Area Resident
    Project would entail the demolition of two former service station buildings, and the erection of a new six-story-plus penthouse corner structure with residential and commercial uses. Landmarks considered an application for a new development…
Rank this Week: 670

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Who does the tenant pay rent to if both landlord and agent say it should be paid to them?

    Who does the tenant pay rent to if both landlord and agent say it should be paid to them?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Roberto who is a tenant. I have signed a contract with an estate agency four months ago. I paid regularly the rent and I have the bills. Today the landlord came to the house and said that the agency…
  • Aug 15

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 32 – Review

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 32 – Review
    The problem with the law is that it changes.  The problem with documentation is that it needs to change to keep up with the law. This applies to tenancy agreements too. For example, in recent years I have had to amend my tenancy…
  • Aug 14

    How long will an accelerated eviction take if the landlords urgently need the property themselves?

    How long will an accelerated eviction take if the landlords urgently need the property themselves?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Joanne who is a landlord. Our tenants have been given 3 months notice and served a S21. They were supposed to move out today but are refusing, forcing us to start legal proceedings. It is our only…
Rank this Week: 1476

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/
  • Aug 16

    Cal Eminent Domain Report On The Strange "Martins Beach" Decision

    Cal Eminent Domain Report On The Strange "Martins Beach" Decision
    We've been offline lately, hanging out at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York, so haven't had time to post, even though there is a lot to post about. Thankfully, our colleague Brad Kuhn at the California Eminent Domain Report is on the ball,…
  • Aug 11

    Murr v. Wisconsin Sound Bytes From ABA Annual Meeting Program

    Murr v. Wisconsin Sound Bytes From ABA Annual Meeting Program
    Here is the recording of my portion of today's panel on Murr v. Wisconsin at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York. Here are links to some of the materials which our speakers discussed: Murr v. Wisconsin, 137 S. Ct. 1933 (2017) (majority and…
  • Aug 11

    Brief In Opposition In Public Trust Takings Case

    Brief In Opposition In Public Trust Takings Case
    Here's the Brief in Opposition in Nies v. Town of Emerald Isle, No. 16-1305 (Aug. 11, 2017), the case in which North Carolina property owners are asking the U.S. Supreme Court (cert petition here) to review a N.C. Court of Appeals decision…
Rank this Week: 1429

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
  • Aug 16

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence
    Juries usually base their verdicts on a small number of crucial points. But lawyers tend to offer as much evidence as possible, believing this will make their case more convincing or fearing they’ll leave something out. Finding the fine…
  • Aug 14

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach
    When the marriage is over, former spouses usually want their property to go somewhere else when they die. At least the revocation-on-divorce statute assumes this is so and renders transfers made to the other spouse null and void. The statute…
  • Aug 11

    2 Key Provisions for Your Retainer Agreement

    2 Key Provisions for Your Retainer Agreement
    In The Contract that Binds: Your Fee Agreement, we noted that fee agreements should not be governed by simple boilerplate and formulaic thinking. This is true, but there are exceptions to this general advice: Here are two particular…
Rank this Week: 625

Real Property & Title Insurance…

Real Property & Title Insurance Update

Provides a weekly summary of select real property and title insurance cases and recent developments. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/real-property-case-law-blog/
  • Aug 16

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending August 11, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending August 11, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Foreclosure/Short Sale/Statute of Limitations: Florida Statute section 95.11(5)(h)’s one year statute of limitations period does not apply to bar Bank’s cause of action for deficiency judgment arising out…
  • Aug 7

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 28 & August 4, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 28 & August 4, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Foreclosure/Redemption: foreclosure sale conducted without knowledge of bankruptcy affirmed, but trial court orders denying mortgagor opportunity to redeem property before certificate of sale actually filed reversed and…
  • Jul 25

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 14 & 21, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 14 & 21, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Foreclosure/Standing: note owner had constructive possession of promissory note in original servicer’s physically possession of blank-endorsed note when it filed the complaint, and had standing to enforce same…
Rank this Week: 722

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/
  • Aug 16

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?
    As of January 1st of 2017, it has been reported that the total value of real property in Lee County increased for the fifth consecutive year to $105.6 billion (nearly 9% higher than 2016 values). With this year’s Truth in Millage…
  • Jul 28

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right
    What do they have in common? Nothing…except that when I was getting a new set of tires put on my car, I had time to read Murr v. Wisconsin, the recent U.S. Supreme Court 40-page decision in a property rights case involving a regulatory…
  • Jul 26

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word
    It’s an old saying, but it’s true in life and in court, as illustrated in a recent takings decision, Town of Ponce Inlet v. Pacetta, LLC, et al. The Town appealed “a multi-million-dollar” judgment on an inverse…
Rank this Week: 2919

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 15

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for construction financing

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for construction financing
      15 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and EB-5 Finance Group™ are pleased to announce the publication of The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for EB-5…
  • Aug 6

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: What JMBM does to help developers with EB-5 financing

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: What JMBM does to help developers with EB-5 financing
      06 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing. This article is an updated version of the one that was originally published on HotelLawBlog.com on 15 December 2014.   What JMBM does for developers with EB-5…
  • Aug 4

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why you do NOT want to form your own regional center

    EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why you do NOT want to form your own regional center
    04 August 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing. This article is an updated version of the one that was originally published about 3 years ago on HotelLawBlog.com on 30 July 2014.   Why you do NOT want to form your…
Rank this Week: 280

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    DOL May Delay Implementation of Fiduciary Rule

    DOL May Delay Implementation of Fiduciary Rule
    The Department of Labor in a brief filed in a Minnesota lawsuit on August 9, 2017 revealed that DOL had submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a proposal to delay the implementation of remaining parts of the DOL fiduciary rule from…
  • Aug 11

    Fifth Circuit Addresses A Complicated Cargo Dispute, Resulting In A Victory For Vessel-Operating Common Carrier

    Fifth Circuit Addresses A Complicated Cargo Dispute, Resulting In A Victory For Vessel-Operating Common Carrier
    In GIC Services, L.L.C. v. Freightplus USA, Inc., No. 15-3097 (5th Cir. Aug. 8, 2017), the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an ocean carrier stiffed by an intermediary in a freight transaction may recover unpaid freight…
  • Aug 10

    SEC Cybersecurity Alert

    SEC Cybersecurity Alert
    The SEC published a National Exam Program Risk Alert describing the results of cybersecurity exams of 75 broker-dealers and investment advisors on August 7, 2017. “National Exam Program Risk Alert, Observations from Cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 4226

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: 274

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/
  • Aug 15

    New Client: Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association

    New Client: Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Madiera is a condominium community located in San Marcos.  Residents enjoy a…
  • Aug 8

    New Client: Isle Cove Homeowners Association

    New Client: Isle Cove Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Isle Cove Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Isle Cove is a condominium community located in Foster City.  Residents enjoy a large lagoon,…
  • Aug 2

    AB 1139 Imposes New Notice Requirements on Deed-Based Transfer Fee

    AB 1139 Imposes New Notice Requirements on Deed-Based Transfer Fee
    On July 31, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1139 (“AB 1139”) into law.  AB 1139 amends California Civil Code Section 1098.5 with regard to deed-based transfer fees (“Private Transfer Fees” or…
Rank this Week: 551

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 15

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case
    In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction in the condominium declaration for almost 14 years, was given 9 months to bring his units…
  • Aug 8

    Condominium Authority Confirms Fee

    Condominium Authority Confirms Fee
    In a prior blog post we reported that the Condominium Authority of Ontario (“COA”) was seeking public comment on its proposed fees for the COA’s services. As the feedback received was positive, the COA has confirmed that the…
  • Aug 2

    Accommodating Service Dogs in Condominium

    Accommodating Service Dogs in Condominium
    In a recent case before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (Latendresse v. CCC No. 8), a condominium resident alleged that the condominium corporation had discriminated against him with respect to occupancy of accommodations because of a…
Rank this Week: 3021

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1135

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    +Bruno, Schmuno: Diocese of LA Sells Out its Parish for the Money

    +Bruno, Schmuno: Diocese of LA Sells Out its Parish for the Money
    Today, those clinging to the dying remnant that was the once-renowned Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America ("PECUSA" -- or, after they dropped the first adjective, "ECUSA") finally learned that there is no soul left in…
  • Aug 3

    Massive Conflict of Interest Taints South Carolina Ruling

    Massive Conflict of Interest Taints South Carolina Ruling
    Yesterday, almost two years after hearing arguments, the Supreme Court of South Carolina finally issued its decision in the case of The Protestant Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, et al. v. The Episcopal Church, et al., as I wrote in this…
  • Aug 2

    BREAKING - So. Carolina Decision Is Out

    BREAKING - So. Carolina Decision Is Out
    Published just a few minutes ago. Here is the court's own summary:In a divided decision, the trial court's order is reversed as to twenty-nine parishes and affirmed as to the remaining parishes. The trial court's intellectual property ruling…
Rank this Week: 3063

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://petriepettit.com/blog/landlord-tenant
  • Aug 14

    Landlords Should Create and Implement A Reasonable Accommodation Request Proce

    Landlords Should Create and Implement A Reasonable Accommodation Request Proce
    With more and more tenants making reasonable accommodation requests to keep assistance animals in their apartments, it is important for landlords to create a policy and process to handle such requests when they arise. As background, a…
  • Jul 13

    Milwaukee County Board Considering Ordinance on Rent Abatment

    Milwaukee County Board Considering Ordinance on Rent Abatment
    An important message for the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin: The Milwaukee County Board is considering a proposal that would permit your tenants to abate rent for maintenance issues not addressed within 24 hours.For example,…
  • May 10

    Fall Landlord Boot Camp Announced - October 7, 2017

    Fall Landlord Boot Camp Announced - October 7, 2017
    Hello EveryoneWe have recently selected Saturday, October 7, 2017 for the next Landlord Boot Camp.As you are well aware, Landlording can be pretty complex, with a seemingly never ending myriad of paperwork, rules, landlord-tenant laws and…
Rank this Week: 4634

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer
    Title VIII of the Civil Rights of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), is a federal law which prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related services due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,…
  • Nov 11

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership
    Community Associations Institute's Greater Los Angeles Chapter held its Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, November 5, 2016. SwedelsonGottlieb congratulates firm client Harbor Gate Homeowners Association (San Pedro, California) for receiving…
  • Nov 11

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership
    Community Associations Institute’s Greater Los Angeles Chapter held its Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, November 5, 2016. SwedelsonGottlieb congratulates firm client Harbor Gate Homeowners Association (San Pedro, California) for…
Rank this Week: 12

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 14

    Job Ad – London Bridge

    Job Ad – London Bridge
    Anthony Gold Paralegal – Housing and property disputes team Based at London Bridge, SE1 Anthony Gold is looking for a Paralegal to join our Housing & Property Disputes team for a two-year contract. The role involves supporting the…
  • Aug 13

    Dwelling in temporary accommodation

    Dwelling in temporary accommodation
    Dacorum Borough Council v Bucknall (aka Acheampong) [2017] EWHC 2094 (QB) When is temporary accommodation provided under the Housing Act 1996 Section 193(2) duty occupied ‘as a dwelling’ fo the purposes of Section 3 Protection…
  • Aug 13

    Illegal subletting – an ‘elaborate farrago of lies’

    Illegal subletting – an ‘elaborate farrago of lies’
    Poplar Housing & Regeneration Community Association Ltd v Begum & Ors [2017] EWHC 2040 (QB) We are no fans of illegal subletting of social housing here at NL. So here is an appeal by the landlord of a county court decision to grant a…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Aug 14

    Neighbors Dispute Tree-Trimming Obligation in Massachusetts Land Court Case

    Neighbors Dispute Tree-Trimming Obligation in Massachusetts Land Court Case
    Property can be restricted in any number of ways through various legal means, such as a covenant or easement, often surviving a transfer of ownership.  In an August 11, 2017 Massachusetts real estate case, a plaintiff sought a…
  • Aug 7

    Neighbors Appeal Modification of Subdivision Plan in Massachusetts Land Use Case

    Neighbors Appeal Modification of Subdivision Plan in Massachusetts Land Use Case
    Massachusetts real estate disputes often arise when property owners feel that changes proposed by other landowners would adversely affect their property rights. In a July 26, 2017 case, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered whether a…
  • Jul 24

    Massachusetts Landowner Seeks Injunction Prohibiting Neighbor’s Use of Beach Path

    Massachusetts Landowner Seeks Injunction Prohibiting Neighbor’s Use of Beach Path
    In some cases, legal action is required to protect a landowner’s rights to a part of their property used by others.  In a July 11, 2017 Massachusetts real estate case, the issue for the land court was whether the defendants and…
Rank this Week: 1817

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Aug 14

    Neighbor Harasses Tenant Into Eviction

    Neighbor Harasses Tenant Into Eviction
    Sometimes the facts of a case are just sad. A tenant recently came to see me because he was being evicted from the condo he was renting.  He was not going to contest the eviction.  There were only 30 days left on the lease any way…
  • Aug 7

    Survey Updates Can Save Money

    Survey Updates Can Save Money
    In a prior post, I wrote about the need for surveys in real estate transactions (see post HERE). I can’t emphasize this need enough.  I started that post, however, with the premise that clients look for ways to save money,…
  • Jul 31

    6 Protections For Real Estate Partnership

    6 Protections For Real Estate Partnership
    Forming an entity to purchase, develop and operate real estate is generally a good idea for many reasons. There are tax considerations and liability implications that should always be at the forefront of any discussion when investing in real…
Rank this Week: 2024

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Aug 14

    Neighbor Harasses Tenant Into Eviction

    Neighbor Harasses Tenant Into Eviction
    Sometimes the facts of a case are just sad. A tenant recently came to see me because he was being evicted from the condo he was renting.  He was not going to contest the eviction.  There were only 30 days left on the lease any way…
  • Aug 7

    Survey Updates Can Save Money

    Survey Updates Can Save Money
    In a prior post, I wrote about the need for surveys in real estate transactions (see post HERE). I can’t emphasize this need enough.  I started that post, however, with the premise that clients look for ways to save money,…
  • Jul 31

    6 Protections For Real Estate Partnership

    6 Protections For Real Estate Partnership
    Forming an entity to purchase, develop and operate real estate is generally a good idea for many reasons. There are tax considerations and liability implications that should always be at the forefront of any discussion when investing in real…
Rank this Week: 1639

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2559

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 986

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Aug 13

    Pro Tanto Assignments And Other Problems We’ve Seen (Part 2)

    Pro Tanto Assignments And Other Problems We’ve Seen (Part 2)
    PrintWho isn’t in favor of tantos? Last week (click HERE to see), we ended the Ruminations blog posting with a promise to explain an “assignment pro tanto.” We’ll start with what “tanto” isn’t. In the…
  • Aug 6

    How Can We Get Out Of Here In One Piece? (Part 1)

    How Can We Get Out Of Here In One Piece? (Part 1)
    PrintVacation time and the living is easy. Ruminations has a big backlist of material and sometimes we cheat by reaching into it and putting an edited, usually lightly edited, version of “stuff from the vault” in the form of a…
  • Jul 30

    Five Or More Take-Aways From A Single Mailbox (Rule)

    Five Or More Take-Aways From A Single Mailbox (Rule)
    PrintThere must be a backstory to the case Ruminations will look at today. But, first, we’ll ramble a little, touching on this ‘n that. There’s a common law rule called the “mailbox rule” or if you are on the…
Rank this Week: 2748

The Class-Action & Compliance…

The Class-Action & Compliance Sentinel

Covers class-action litigation and compliance matters for real estate professionals. By Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

http://www.realestateclassactions.com/
  • Aug 13

    Zillow Eyes Possible Settlement with CFPB

    Zillow Eyes Possible Settlement with CFPB
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s prolonged scrutiny of internet giant Zillow might soon end. Zillow, in its recent quarterly earnings report, revealed that the CPFB has completed its investigation and is talking possible…
  • Aug 6

    Internet Refinancings Take Critical Step Forward

    Internet Refinancings Take Critical Step Forward
    The real estate industry, being rooted in practices developed over generations, is slow to change. In today’s business climate, inflexibility can prove disastrous. But, last month, the South Carolina Supreme Court moved its real estate…
  • Jul 30

    Quicken Loans and Title Source Hit with $11 Million Penalty in Appraisal Class Action

    Quicken Loans and Title Source Hit with $11 Million Penalty in Appraisal Class Action
    Earlier this month, a federal court awarded $11 million to a class of West Virginia mortgage borrowers who accuse Quicken Loans, Inc., and Title Source, Inc., of cheating them on home appraisals. The lawsuit completes a perfect storm of…
Rank this Week: 1919

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/
  • Aug 11

    Omitted Legal Descriptions in Sale of Oil and Gas Lease

    Omitted Legal Descriptions in Sale of Oil and Gas Lease
    In a case that is probably a recurring nightmare for oil and gas attorneys, the Texas Court of Appeals recently addressed the question of what constitutes a material change to a written agreement involving the purchase of oil and gas leases…
  • Aug 3

    What Do Netflix, Amazon and Oil & Gas Have in Common?

    What Do Netflix, Amazon and Oil & Gas Have in Common?
    The Deep Carbon Observatory at the Carnegie Institution for Science is using “Big Data” to locate deposits of minerals, using techniques similar to those used by Amazon to recommend books based on a buyer’s previous book…
  • Jul 28

    Texas General Rule Cities Cannot Enforce Building Codes in Their Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

    Texas General Rule Cities Cannot Enforce Building Codes in Their Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
    The Texas Supreme Court recently decided an important real estate case in Town of Lakewood Village v. Bizios. Bizios was lived outside of Lakewood Village, Texas. Bizios was sued by Lakewood Village for not applying for or obtaining building…
Rank this Week: 694

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law
    The new Florida law that establishes criminal penalties for association fraudsters should help many associations to contend with suspicious and irregular activities by unscrupulous board members. Association boards of directors control the…
  • Aug 1

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure
    After several years of failed attempts, the estoppel bill has become law in Florida and mandates major changes to the way community associations in the state prepare estoppel letters (also called estoppel certificates), which are legal…
  • Jul 19

    Community Association 2017 Legislative Guide

    Community Association 2017 Legislative Guide
    If you don’t have a PDF plugin for this browser you can Click here to download the PDF. 
Rank this Week: 4541

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
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Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 11

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 9, I-beam steel

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 9, I-beam steel
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   As the previous three parts established, in rapid succession the elevator, the telephone, and…
  • Aug 9

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 8, Electricity on demand

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 8, Electricity on demand
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]   The previous Part 7, an intermezzo in our introduction of technological advances, established that the…
  • Aug 7

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 7, The inescapability of vertical wiring

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 7, The inescapability of vertical wiring
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   As we saw in the preceding Part 6, the telephone was a seismic-event invention, with so many consequences I…
Rank this Week: 697

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

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

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Aug 10

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Commercial Lease

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Commercial Lease
    Author: Staff Real estate investment can take many forms and offers many ways to obtain a return on one’s investment. Some investors purchase real property in order to make improvements and sell it, while others may purchase…
  • Jul 31

    Foreclosure Sales and California Real Estate Investor

    Foreclosure Sales and California Real Estate Investor
    Author: Staff Real estate ownership, both residential and commercial, frequently involves financing some portion of the purchase price with a mortgage loan. Should an owner stop making payments to a lender, the lender can attempt to…
  • Jul 26

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Residential Lease

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Residential Lease
    Author: Staff Investing in real estate involves far more than just buying and selling land. A real estate investment can consist of a complicated web of assets, obligations, and contractual relationships. This latter category is…
Rank this Week: 1946

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/
  • Aug 10

    New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Sign

    New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Sign
    There seems to be some confusion about this new addition to the resale provisions in the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act. Beginning July 1, 2017 there is a new Virginia law, passage of which was promoted by...
  • Jul 13

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool
    Inverse condemnation is valuable tool for property owners and associations and can be relevant and useful in many situations. State and local governments and their agencies appear to operate with absolute immunity leaving property owners with…
  • May 30

    Fair Housing Act - Emotional Support Animal

    Fair Housing Act - Emotional Support Animal
    Revock v. Cowpet Bay West Condominium Association Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017 A very instructive case was decided last month in a Federal Appeals Court which will demonstrate almost everything not to do with respect to compliance…
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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/
  • Aug 10

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking
    Placemaking? Mixed-used developments in and around London are in the midst of a golden era with the creation of mega-schemes such as those in Nine Elms and Old Oak. The new Wembley Park Development will see the creation of an unprecedented…
  • Jul 7

    Reverse property assessment appeals: Commercial properties owners have a friend in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    Reverse property assessment appeals: Commercial properties owners have a friend in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    In a landmark case titled  Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, issued July 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the…
  • Apr 24

    Guaranteed to blow your mind

    Guaranteed to blow your mind
    We have posted previously about the case of EMI Group Ltd v O&H Q1 Ltd, in which the court was asked to decide whether a tenant can assign its tenancy to its guarantor.  In this case, EMI Group were the guarantor of original tenant…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue
    The international peer-reviewed journal Planning Theory has put out a CFP for a special issue the journal is producing to "critically survey the current state of the concept of ideology as it relates to planning theory, policy and…
  • Aug 8

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
  • Aug 8

    Iglesias on Teaching Property

    Iglesias on Teaching Property
    It's that time of year: time to dust off the old textbooks and get back in the classroom! Hope everyone enjoyed their summer break. We certainly did here at #PropertyLawProfBlog! Apropos for this time of year, Tim Iglesias (San Francisco)...
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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/
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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/
  • Aug 9

    An Update on Reverse Mortgage

    An Update on Reverse Mortgage
    A recent New York Times article concerns possible changes to the enforcement of reverse mortgages against surviving spouses.  To those unfamiliar with reverse mortgages, they are a type of mortgage loan which allows elderly…
  • Jul 20

    Commercial Properties and Local Regulations – What are Your Rights?

    Commercial Properties and Local Regulations – What are Your Rights?
    News outlets have recently reported a conflict between local business Ralph’s Italian Ices in Mamaroneck and local officials, who are seeking to close the business due to noise and parking issues.  While we do not know how…
  • Jul 14

    Just Short of a “Short Sale” – What are Your Options?

    Just Short of a “Short Sale” – What are Your Options?
    Our firm frequently has clients who own property that is in foreclosure.  Often, these parties wish to sell their property and move on from the situation.  Once a sales price is agreed upon, the important question to be…
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Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?
    When you are purchasing real estate, property disclosure statements are some of the most important documents that you will receive. Property disclosure statements outline any flaws that the current owners and their real estate agents are…
  • Jun 27

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?
    A lien waiver is a real estate related legal document designed with the intention of rendering the claim of a mechanic lien claimant unenforceable. This is often done in order to allow the transfer of real estate, or as a means of proving a…
  • Jun 12

    Five questions to ask before hiring your Probate attorney

    Five questions to ask before hiring your Probate attorney
    Before hiring a probate attorney you should become familiar with the probate process.  Below are five questions that I have been asked many times by past clients. As with any service, I do believe that an informed client is a happier…
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Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Aug 8

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST
    According to the Wetlands Protection Act, when an applicant files a notice of intent with a local conservation commission to perform work that may impact wetlands, the commission has 21 days to open a public hearing to consider the impact of…
  • Jul 19

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse
    Today the Appeals Court decided Gund v. Planning Board of Cambridge.  That case concerns the former location of the Middlesex Superior Court, an asbestos-filled, anomalous sky-scraper near Lechmere in Cambridge.  The building, which…
  • Jul 12

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case
    On June 29, 2017, the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided Steinmetz v. Coyle Caron, Inc.  That case, which has its roots in the mundane desire of a couple to build a new home on their land in Cohasset, gave rise to some interesting…
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California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
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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/
  • Aug 7

    A Path to Electronic Notary Acknowledgement

    A Path to Electronic Notary Acknowledgement
    By Richard P. Howe, Jr., Registrar, Middlesex North Registry of Deeds As young people who have known nothing but digital commerce enter the home ownership market, the conveyancing community in Massachusetts will face increased pressure to…
  • Jul 25

    Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System

    Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System
    Strawbridge v. Bank of NY Mellon:  Appeals Court Justice Peter Agnes Gives Judicial Blessing to MERS Assignment System, Rejects Other Foreclosure Challenges The most recent foreclosure case heard by a Massachusetts appellate court should…
  • Jul 19

    Housing Court Expansion Bill Gets Funding

    Housing Court Expansion Bill Gets Funding
    State-Wide Housing Court Coverage a “Done Deal” Governor Baker has earmarked $750,000 in the new state budget towards the Housing Court Expansion plan, clearing the way for state-wide coverage for the Housing Court. Senator Karen…
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New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    P3s for Social Impact

    P3s for Social Impact
    Government agencies at all levels are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) for the delivery of new public infrastructure.  However, the discussion often focuses exclusively on transportation infrastructure,…
  • Jul 21

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit
    Governor Scott recently expanded the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, allowing holders of permits and development orders an even greater opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the…
  • Jul 11

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay
    The image of Mexicans in Florida is usually framed around the immigration debate raging in our country currently. But the Mexican influence and presence in Florida goes far beyond migrant workers picking crops in Homestead and elsewhere in…
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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
  • Aug 4

    Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company

    Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently issued its opinion in the case of Burr v. Koosharem Irrigation Company. The case began in 2014 when Greg Torgerson, a shareholder in Koosharem Irrigation Company, filed a lawsuit against the Company. Shortly…
  • Aug 4

    Utah Water Strategy Report

    Utah Water Strategy Report
    In 2013, Governor Gary Herbert tasked the State Water Strategy Advisory Team to provide recommendations for a 50-year water strategy for the State of Utah. The Advisory traveled around the state and held town hall meetings, and also invited…
  • Jul 17

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Liberty Park Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Liberty Park Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Liberty Park area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book…
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Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 3

    U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall

    U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall
    Regardless of your political leanings, we can all agree that one of the most talked about issues during this past election cycle was the proposal to erect a wall along the Mexican border. Despite the fact that the current president indicated…
  • Jul 27

    An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case

    An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case
    For many people, the very concept of eminent domain is difficult to comprehend, and in many ways, it is contrary to our basic principles of land ownership. Fundamentally, eminent domain allows the government (and sometimes even private…
  • Jul 21

    How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Action

    How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Action
    When you think of an eminent domain case, you may think of the government suddenly marching in and demanding your land against your will. However, many eminent domain cases evolve in a much less dramatic fashion. One situation out of…
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Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • Aug 3

    Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer
    With the mercury hitting record highs this week, I look out my office window and dream of jumping into a nice cool pool. As a community association attorney, my brain automatically shifts from recreation to work mode. I recently helped a…
  • Jul 20

    Unlike Riding a Bike

    Unlike Riding a Bike
    Recently, I bought new mountain bike, after not owning a bike for years. When the bike arrived, I unpacked it, put it together, bolted on the wheels and handlebars, hopped on and just rode off. People often say you never forget how to ride…
  • Jul 13

    Association Committee

    Association Committee
    Committees can be a productive tool for condominium and homeowners associations. Committees, such as budget committees or architectural control committees, can promote increased participation by owners, benefit from unique owner expertise,…
Rank this Week: 4186