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Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2868

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/
  • May 26

    LOOKING INTO AMBAC FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

    LOOKING INTO AMBAC FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
    Newman Ferrara LLP Announces Corporate Governance Investigation of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. Newman Ferrara LLP announced that the firm is conducting an investigation on behalf of shareholders of Ambac Financial Group, Inc.…
  • May 25

    MARLINS' CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE

    MARLINS' CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE
    And some fruit. @ Marlins Park
  • May 25

    HAD ME A SLICE OF CAKE

    HAD ME A SLICE OF CAKE
    No one could tell me what it was ... @ Marlins Park
Rank this Week: 10

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
  • May 26

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice
    After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps. Analyze the documents that were served.…
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
Rank this Week: 2033

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • May 26

    Tenant Denied Move Within Building

    Tenant Denied Move Within Building
    Mitchell-Lama tenant sought to move to a different two-bedroom apartment in building, but failed to meet the occupancy requirements of three persons. In 2014, Lawrence Wilson and his partner occupied a two-bedroom apartment in a Mitchell-Lama…
  • May 25

    City Planning Wrapping Up Brownfield Recommendations in Flushing

    City Planning Wrapping Up Brownfield Recommendations in Flushing
    City Planning presented to community board draft findings and recommendations for brownfield improvements in Queen’s Flushing neighborhood. In 2011, under the New York State Brownfield Opportunity Area Program, the Flushing-Willets…
  • May 24

    City Council to Consider Higher Heating Requirements After Committee Passes Bill

    City Council to Consider Higher Heating Requirements After Committee Passes Bill
    Committee on Housing and Buildings voted to raise minimum heating requirements and to uncouple the requirement from outside overnight temperatures. On May 22, 2017, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings recalled and…
Rank this Week: 4238

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #15

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #15
    Well, I didn’t get the ‘Social Media Influencer of the Year’ award I was shortlisted for, in the Property Press Awards 2017 (it was won by Graham Norwood of Estate Agent Today) – but that’s OK.  I’m…
  • May 24

    Landlord Law Conference 2017 photos of the event

    Landlord Law Conference 2017 photos of the event
    Our annual Landlord Law Conference took place last Friday at Sprowston Manor Hotel and I have now received the photographs taken by our professional photographer, Phil Smithies. Here is a Flickr slideshow of some of the best.  Enjoy!…
  • May 24

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 20 – Business Use

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 20 – Business Use
    Business use of rented residential property Should you prohibit tenants running a business from your property?  The law has changed recently here, but still, the real answer is that it depends. What type of business use?…
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • May 25

    Who Owes And Who Pays Taxes On Property Being Condemned?

    Who Owes And Who Pays Taxes On Property Being Condemned?
    Here's the latest in a case we've been tracking, the City of Missoula, Montana's takeover of a privately-owned water system. Last year, the Montana Supreme Court held that the city could exercise its power of eminent domain to take the…
  • May 24

    Federal Court Dismisses Removed Takings Claim Under Williamson County ... And That's OK

    Federal Court Dismisses Removed Takings Claim Under Williamson County ... And That's OK
    We don't normally post trial court decisions, particularly ones which simply dismiss a case. But the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's recent memorandum order in The Property Management Group, Ltd. v. City of…
  • May 19

    Cases And Links From Washington Eminent Domain Conference

    Cases And Links From Washington Eminent Domain Conference
    My thanks to Bart Freedman (K&L Gates) and Kinnon Williams (Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder) for asking me to speak on national takings and inverse condemnation issues at yesterday's Eminent Domain conference in Seattle. As you can see,…
Rank this Week: 149

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

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: 4432

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: 4724

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 25

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay
    More and more frequently, employers are evading the legal requirement to pay overtime to their employees by choosing to pay them on a salaried basis instead of an hourly wage, and then telling the employees that they’re not entitled to…
  • May 17

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    Allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been making headlines for months, with Fox television commentator Gretchen Carlson receiving a $20 million settlement in the wake of her claims of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.…
  • May 4

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal
          Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly…
Rank this Week: 4210

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/
  • May 25

    "Act Locally, Reflect Globally" report from Sabin Center offers checklist for local govs on climate change

    "Act Locally, Reflect Globally" report from Sabin Center offers checklist for local govs on climate change
    Susan Biniaz, former lead climate lawyer for the Department of State and now an adjunct at Columbia and Yale, has published ACT LOCALLY, REFLECT GLOBALLY: A CHECKLIST OF OPTIONS FOR U.S. CITIES AND STATES TO ENGAGE INTERNATIONALLY IN CLIMATE…
  • May 24

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away
    The foothills around Boise are teeming with newly built mansions, and there seems to be an insatiable market for them. The problem is: while Boise has a foothills planning ordinance, it is riddled with loopholes and the city has been...
  • May 23

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie
    Earlier this month, OECD published The Governance of Land Use: Policy Analysis and Recommendations, which can be viewed freely on its website (and embedded below) or purchased here. The document is a remarkable synthesis of international land…
Rank this Week: 167

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 24

    Turnings -- a Series (I)

    Turnings -- a Series (I)
    Spring has been slow to come to the Sierras this year. Interspersed with periods of cold and freezing, we have experienced the heaviest rainfall thus far in our recorded history. It is raining even more as I write. The official season…
  • Apr 1

    Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm

    Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm
    Unable to obtain title policies any more on any of the thousands of properties held at the national, diocesan or local parish level, the Episcopal Church (USA) announced plans today to use part of its endowment to establish its own company to…
Rank this Week: 1151

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB
    In October 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, 839 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2016) struck down a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that provided that the director...
  • May 19

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right
    Before my co-blogger Sally Richardson takes over the page with some serious ALPS live-blogging, here's a little something for all the property-commercial law folks (all five of us!)
  • May 17

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant
    Property law produces great characters. Today I have been introduced to yet another great character of property law: Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants. Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants, Abby for short (though I prefer to call her Mrs. Sparklepants because…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • May 24

    Memorial Day Greetings from Weiss & Wei

    Memorial Day Greetings from Weiss & Wei
  • May 19

    Up on the Roof

    Up on the Roof
    Now that the weather has finally improved in the New York metropolitan area   and Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, many of our readers  may want to consider whether their cooperative building  provides access to…
  • May 11

    Commercial Lease Guaranties- Legal Issues to Consider

    Commercial Lease Guaranties- Legal Issues to Consider
    Many landlords of commercial property  require that the obligations of the tenant be guaranteed by an individual or affiliated entity.  Most tenants of commercial leases are an entity, such as a corporation or limited liability…
Rank this Week: 1148

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 24

    Condo Unit Owner Loses Lawsuit to Prohibit Dogs in Elevator

    Condo Unit Owner Loses Lawsuit to Prohibit Dogs in Elevator
    In a previous blog post we reported about a condominium unit owner in Chicago who sued her condominium association, alleging a violation of the U.S. federal Fair Housing Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act by allowing dogs to travel in the…
  • May 16

    Selling the Entire Condominium – New Easier Process in British Columbia

    Selling the Entire Condominium – New Easier Process in British Columbia
    In a prior post, we blogged about a 21-unit residential condominium in British Columbia where all of the unit owners agreed to dissolve the condominium corporation and sell the entire condominium to a developer. At that time, the law in…
  • May 15

    Update from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Insurance Deductible By-law

    Update from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Insurance Deductible By-law
    The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has just provided an update with respect to the proposed amendments to section 105 of the Act. The Ministry has confirmed that there are no plans for the amendments to section 105 of the Act…
Rank this Week: 1226

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • May 23

    Will Poor Conveyancing Quality be Exposed?

    Will Poor Conveyancing Quality be Exposed?
    If you are not going to be a good conveyancer then you better be a lucky one and hope that events don't conspire to expose errors. I don't fancy your odds in the long term though if you continue to make mistakes.  Conveyancing errors…
  • May 22

    HSBC Stops Lending on Leaseholds with Onerous Ground Rent

    HSBC Stops Lending on Leaseholds with Onerous Ground Rent
    HSBC have become the latest lender to change their CML Handbook instructions to lawyers in relation to ground rents. Section 5.14.9 of HSBCs CML Handbook Part 2 now reads We will not provide residential or Buy to Let Mortgages in the…
  • May 19

    The Conveyancing Checklist - The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    The Conveyancing Checklist - The Sharpest Tool in the Box
    One reason not to use the latest legal technologies reducing conveyancing risk is that it potentially lulls the lawyer into a false sense of security. Lexsure’s intelligent checklist system COMPLETIONmonitor is sometimes met by such an…
Rank this Week: 1734

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/
  • 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…
  • May 16

    New Client: Tidelands Owners Association

    New Client: Tidelands Owners Association
    We are proud to announce that Tidelands Owners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Tidelands is a brand new condominium community by The New Home Company. Located in San…
  • May 9

    Swallows Nests are Protected by the Migratory Bird Act

    Swallows Nests are Protected by the Migratory Bird Act
    *Asked & Answered Asked – I’m receiving calls regarding swallows nests. Folks want them removed. Pest control is reminding everyone they are protected and removing is punishable by law. We are in high time for swallow…
Rank this Week: 2778

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Association Pool Tips for Safe, Fun Summer Season

    Association Pool Tips for Safe, Fun Summer Season
    At the start of summer, associations should evaluate their pool rules and procedures in addition to conducting all of the necessary inspections of their pools, spas and related equipment. With the help of qualified professionals, the…
  • May 11

    Unit Owners Beware: The Developer May Have Stacked The Board Against You

    Unit Owners Beware: The Developer May Have Stacked The Board Against You
    Condo & HOA Board Members May be Neglecting the Duties You are Owed Are you concerned that the developer of your condominium did not deliver on the promises made to you when you purchased your condominium unit?  Are you concerned…
  • May 9

    Association Board Meeting Do’s and Don’t

    Association Board Meeting Do’s and Don’t
    The other South Florida community association attorneys at our firm and I are often called upon by our clients with questions regarding how to more efficiently run their board meetings and control the conduct of members during those…
Rank this Week: 2197

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 3

    All I Really Need to Know About Client Service I Learned in a Restaurant

    All I Really Need to Know About Client Service I Learned in a Restaurant
    I am a commercial leasing attorney at a large firm. I have developed a decent stable of loyal clients, but not because I am the smartest attorney in the world. I like to think I’m smart, but I would be less than honest if I said that my…
  • Feb 7

    CALL TO ACTION!

    CALL TO ACTION!
    I just thought everyone should know that the federal historic tax credits are in clear jeopardy of being repealed as part of the Trump administration’s approach to tax reform policy. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s “Better…
Rank this Week: 3708

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/
  • May 23

    New Federal Infrastructure Plan Coming Soon

    New Federal Infrastructure Plan Coming Soon
    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently informed the U.S. Senate that the President’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan will be announced by the end of the month. The new plan is anticipated to rely upon public-private partnerships…
  • Apr 28

    Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunitie

    Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunitie
    The general public may not be familiar with the term “frontier market,” but frontier markets represent the vast majority of the fastest-growing economies in the world.  The term “frontier market” generally refers…
  • Apr 27

    What to Expect When Buying a Home in Miami

    What to Expect When Buying a Home in Miami
    Guest blog post written by Erin Holdgate of Zillow. While sellers enjoyed favorable conditions for years, Miami buyers finally have a reason to celebrate. In fact, a recent report placed Miami as the second-best real estate market for…
Rank this Week: 1094

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • May 22

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING - June 21

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING - June 21
    This is to announce an offering of CIC Recertification Training in Hampton Roads. Mike Inman, Jeanne Lauer and Greg Montero are approved by the Common Interest Community Board to provide Fair Housing training and Law and Regulation training…
  • May 22

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING
    This is to announce an offering of CIC Recertification Training in Hampton Roads. Mike Inman, Jeanne Lauer and Greg Montero are approved by the Common Interest Community Board to provide Fair Housing training and Law and Regulation training…
  • Mar 21

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member
    We frequently talk about the fact that homeowner association board members have a "fiduciary duty" to the members. What exactly is it? Is it spelled out in the law? What sort of actions would violate that duty?...
Rank this Week: 2489

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: 4187

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
  • May 22

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar
    Commercial loan documents generally provide very strong remedies for lenders in the event of a borrower’s default. I know this before I even begin to review a set of loan documents when representing borrowers.  I know that there…
  • May 15

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank
    Republicans in Congress have long talked about the need to replace the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. President Trump made replacement of the Act one of his campaign promises, notwithstanding  that components of Dodd-Frank were…
  • May 8

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie
    Not all companies starting out qualify for conventional financing. Companies with a good customer base but without an extensive operating history in need of working capital may find a form of alternative financing by factoring accounts…
Rank this Week: 4792

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
  • May 22

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar
    Commercial loan documents generally provide very strong remedies for lenders in the event of a borrower’s default. I know this before I even begin to review a set of loan documents when representing borrowers.  I know that there…
  • May 15

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank
    Republicans in Congress have long talked about the need to replace the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. President Trump made replacement of the Act one of his campaign promises, notwithstanding  that components of Dodd-Frank were…
  • May 8

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie
    Not all companies starting out qualify for conventional financing. Companies with a good customer base but without an extensive operating history in need of working capital may find a form of alternative financing by factoring accounts…
Rank this Week: 4809

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • May 22

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning
    Construction of a replacement water tank by the local water district was found to be a SEQRA Type II Action and not subject to the zoning of the Village in which the property is locted.
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • May 22

    What is Highest and Best Use?

    What is Highest and Best Use?
    Did you have a home improvement project last weekend? I did. But this one was beyond my limited skills (and limited tools), so I got my dad involved.  He can fix anything.  And he’s got the ultimate set of tools. After he…
  • May 5

    Renting Your Home Using VRBO is a Residential Use

    Renting Your Home Using VRBO is a Residential Use
    Have you ever wondered whether renting out your property using VRBO qualifies as a commercial use as opposed to a residential use? You’re not alone. On one hand, earning income from rent, advertising for new tenants, managing and…
  • Apr 26

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home
    I find myself frequently having conversations with potential clients asking why they shouldn’t use a title company to handle the closing of their new home. Why spend more money to hire an attorney when a title company can close the deal…
Rank this Week: 1989

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: 930

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 231

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 21

    Homeless duties, human rights and suitability decision

    Homeless duties, human rights and suitability decision
    Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2017] UKSC 36 (For our report of the Court of Appeal decision, see here). For the facts of the case, see the earlier post. In short, Ms Posheth had refused an offer of accommodation in…
  • May 21

    Regrette rein

    Regrette rein
    R (oao Sambotin) v London Borough of Brent (2017) EWHC 1190 (Admin) Once a local authority has made a homeless decision under section 184 Housing Act 1996, can it change its mind? That was the issue in this judicial review. Mr S had applied…
  • May 21

    Job ads – N London, C London, W London

    Job ads – N London, C London, W London
    Hopkin Murray Beskine Vacancy – Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor Hopkin Murray Beskine have a vacancy for a paralegal to assist in our busy housing, public law and/or family team. We are a long established North London firm with clients from…
Rank this Week: 479

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • May 21

    Save A Tree – No More Paper Copies – No More Ink

    Save A Tree – No More Paper Copies – No More Ink
    PrintIt seems to us that, in at least one way, ordinary consumer transactions are moving much more quickly into the future than are commercial real estate transactions. We’re thinking about the way they are replacing paper documents…
  • May 14

    Did You Get My Letter?

    Did You Get My Letter?
    PrintWe’ve always wondered about an aspect of giving “notice,” but never having faced the particular issue, never went beyond “wondering.” Then, last week, we came across a Massachusetts Appellate Court’s…
  • May 7

    Who’s On First? Keeping Track Of Basic Fact

    Who’s On First? Keeping Track Of Basic Fact
    PrintPlease don’t ask for the central theme of today’s blog posting. We’ve done so already and came up empty-headed. The closest we’ve come is that we’re writing about how a stitch in time saves nine. The genesis…
Rank this Week: 1946

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: 279

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 20

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.
    The Ninth Circuit’s April 24 decision in City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services, Inc., 2017 WL 1431084 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017), amended sub nom. City of Los Angeles by and through Dept. of Airports v. AECOM Services,…
  • May 8

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.
    In a March 27, 2017 ruling Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. Circuit found a safe harbor in the Fair Housing Act that I haven’t seen referred to in any earlier published opinion. See, U.S. v. Mid-America Apt. Communities, Inc., 2017 WL…
  • May 3

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility
    Richard, along with Jason Taylor of Usablenet and Albert Rizzi, the founder of My Blind Spot is featured in a white paper titled “The State of Web Accessibility” published by Usablenet. It should be of interest to any…
Rank this Week: 4024

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: 4236

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 19

    Overview of a Lawsuit

    Overview of a Lawsuit
    Learn the basics of a lawsuit. The post Overview of a Lawsuit appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • May 4

    What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy?

    What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy?
    Plural marriage, or Polygamy, carries serious legal consequences if more than one marriage is performed under the law and not just on a spiritual basis. The post What are the Legal Consequences of Polygamy? appeared first on Phoenix Real…
  • Mar 2

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention
    Senior financial abuse scams are a multi-billion dollar industry. Learn how to spot the perpetrators and prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones. The post Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention appeared…
Rank this Week: 2054

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/
  • May 19

    Texas Regulators Find No Link Between Quakes And Oil and Gas Production

    Texas Regulators Find No Link Between Quakes And Oil and Gas Production
    The Texas Railroad Commission  regulates oil and gas production activities in Texas. The Commission has the authority to issue and suspend permits for production companies. Periodically, an energy company’s drilling and wastewater…
  • May 12

    New Texas Supreme Court Case Holds Lessons for Royalty Owner

    New Texas Supreme Court Case Holds Lessons for Royalty Owner
    A case that has gained attention in the Texas oil and gas industry is the case of Samson Exploration v. T.S. Reed Properties which is currently awaiting a decision by the Texas Supreme Court. The case involves three gas wells and two…
  • Apr 21

    Vesting Conditions in Texas Deeds Must be Met

    Vesting Conditions in Texas Deeds Must be Met
    The Texas Court of Appeals in Houston recently decided a case, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY v. AMERITON PROPERTIES INCORPORATED, that contains an important caveat for anyone preparing or interpreting a deed. Background Galveston, Harrisburg…
Rank this Week: 2211

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

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

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • May 18

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement
    Author: Staff In a recent unpublished California appellate decision, the plaintiff appealed after a bench trial was conducted on his complaint for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. The case arose when one of the defendants,…
  • May 14

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership
    Author: Staff In a recent California appellate decision titled Ito v. Ito, the appellate court considered how to value two brothers’ respective interests in real estate they’d bought and sold. One of the brothers, a…
  • May 10

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?
    Author: Matthew Riley Matthew Riley is an attorney with Bona Law, primarily focused on antitrust, commercial litigation, real-estate, and federal administrative law. Does property that started off as non-qualifying (i.e.…
Rank this Week: 5105

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 18

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Ladies & Gentlemen, we have already arrived at the second week of May, which can only mean two things: 1. The Miami Marlins are almost out of the playoff hunt (already); and Continue Reading
  • Apr 12

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!
    Jordan + Pascale, P.L. is pleased to announce the expansion of their practice to Palm Beach County. The firm is opening an additional office located at 2701 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 206, Boca Raton, FL 33431. We look forward to…
  • Mar 13

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Residential Market Study Update for the Greater Downtown Miami area, prepared by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), came out in early February, and is…
Rank this Week: 4107

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: 1200

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 4935

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Beneficiary Designations: Common Pitfalls and Best Practice

    Beneficiary Designations: Common Pitfalls and Best Practice
    According to a recent report, baby boomer parents in North America will transfer some $30 trillion to the next generation over the next 30 to 40 years. A significant portion of this wealth is held as non-probate assets and as such not…
  • May 4

    SCOTUS Rules That Cities Have Standing to Sue Banks for Predatory Lending Under the Fair Housing Act

    SCOTUS Rules That Cities Have Standing to Sue Banks for Predatory Lending Under the Fair Housing Act
    The Fair Housing Act received renewed attention this week, as the United States Supreme Court issued a mixed opinion regarding a city’s ability to sue banks under the statute. The Supreme Court’s opinion will undoubtedly impact…
  • Apr 24

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP lost a valued partner on April 18, 2017. Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr. was an incredibly smart and hardworking attorney who exhibited a conscientious and vigorous commitment to client service. Chip was also a man…
Rank this Week: 4104

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 6

    Court Rejects Takings Claim Based on Temporary Prohibition of Mining

    Court Rejects Takings Claim Based on Temporary Prohibition of Mining
    As we’ve reported in the past, temporary takings are compensable in California.  But such claims are not easy to prove, particularly when you’re dealing with the federal government imposing temporary regulations…
Rank this Week: 2714

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • May 15

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle
    Our office has previously reported on the subject of removing property that had been abandoned by a tenant. The general procedure, in those instances, requires a landlord to not only obtain a judgment for possession against the tenant, but to…
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town
    A revaluation will necessarily leave certain taxpayers bearing a lower percentage of the tax burden, and certain taxpayers bearing a higher percentage of the tax burden, while the majority of taxpayers may not notice any impact. The post New…
  • Feb 23

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Submitting the Best Evidence
    While there are many advantages of getting an appraisal for a tax appeal, there are a lot of cases where it may not make sense to do so. These cases include matters where there are several identical comparable sales. The best example is an…
Rank this Week: 3525

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/
  • May 15

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!
    15 May 2017 Meet the Money®2017 wrapped up last week at the Hyatt Regency LAX, and looks to be one of our most successful years yet! More than 350 hotel industry leaders gathered to hear from 130+ speakers who gave their expert…
  • May 10

    The Lodging Industry Investment Council’s Top Ten: investment trends and challenge

    The Lodging Industry Investment Council’s Top Ten: investment trends and challenge
    10 May 2017 Hotel Real Estate: Forecasting Clear Skies with Some Clouds and Slightly Cooling Temperatures For well over a decade, the members of the hotel industry’s preeminent think tank, “LIIC – The Lodging Industry…
  • May 8

    EB-5 funding for new development: JMBM has closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 financing

    EB-5 funding for new development: JMBM has closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 financing
    08 May 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  As of January 31, 2017, JMBM’s team has closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 financing and sourced more than half of that for our clients! EB-5 is a…
Rank this Week: 473

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • May 11

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work
    A recent small claims court decision signals the end of condo management firms preparing, registering and discharging condominium liens in-house. Page v. Maple Ridge Community Management Ltd., 2017 CanLII 21772 began when a unit…
  • Apr 8

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?
    It is well known that condominiums owe a duty to accommodate persons with disabilities.  It is less clear, however, what constitutes adequate proof of a disability. Ambiguous medical notes containing no meaningful details are often the…
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
Rank this Week: 1584

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/
Rank this Week: 1454

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
  • May 10

    CEQA Changes Proposed

    CEQA Changes Proposed
    Over the past four months, Sacramento lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to tinker with the state’s premier environmental statute, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). While it is too early to know whether any of…
  • Feb 13

    The Initiative and CEQA

    The Initiative and CEQA
    The development of a real estate project of almost any size is going to require compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act – CEQA – generally through the preparation of an environmental impact report – an…
Rank this Week: 4713