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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    MOBILE FORECLOSURE RELIEF

    MOBILE FORECLOSURE RELIEF
    Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Continue Providing Consumer Assistance to Homeowners and Student Borrowers in the Mohawk Valley Department of Financial Services to Visit Johnstown on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Ilion on…
  • Aug 29

    BIMBO BAKERIES' BULBY BREAD

    BIMBO BAKERIES' BULBY BREAD
    Bimbo Bakeries Voluntary Regional Recall of Certain Limited Breads Produced Under the Sara Lee, Great Value, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest and L’Oven Fresh Brands Bimbo Bakeries USA has initiated a voluntary regional…
  • Aug 28

    PLEASE, DON'T RUB HIM THE WRONG WAY!

    PLEASE, DON'T RUB HIM THE WRONG WAY!
    (And he does!) @ Budapest The "Fat Policeman" (A bronze statue of an Hungarian officer from the early 1900's can be found on Zrínyi Street near St. Stephen's Basilica.)
Rank this Week: 12

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 29

    Trump Criticized Over Eminent Domain Use

    Trump Criticized Over Eminent Domain Use
    There have been a number of articles written recently regarding presidential candidate Donald Trump’s use of eminent domain to acquire properties.  For example, the Boston Globe published an article on 8/25 titled…
  • Aug 29

    Homeowner V. Appraiser Value Opinions Widen

    Homeowner V. Appraiser Value Opinions Widen
    The gap between homeowner and appraiser opinions of home values has nearly doubled since May, according to mortgage lender Quicken Loans. Quicken Loans publishes a “Home Price Perception Index” which it states represents the…
  • Jul 31

    US House Bill Introduced Seeking To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    US House Bill Introduced Seeking To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has introduced legislation in the US House seeking to prevent state and local governments from using eminent domain for economic development. The “Private Property Rights Protection Act” would…
Rank this Week: 990

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 780

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2311

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Aug 28

    EPA says judge’s WOTUS ruling applies to 13 state

    EPA says judge’s WOTUS ruling applies to 13 state
    The agency issued a statement in response to U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson's grant of a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the Clean Water Rule: The Clean Water Rule is fundamental to protecting and restoring the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge grants P.I. halting “waters of the U.S.” rule

    Judge grants P.I. halting “waters of the U.S.” rule
    Quick excerpt: "The Rule allows EPA regulation of waters that do not bear any effect on the 'chemical, physical, and biological integrity' of any navigable-in-fact water. While the Technical Support Document states that pollutants dumped into…
  • Aug 27

    Judge OKs subpoena for former EPA’er in Pebble mine case

    Judge OKs subpoena for former EPA’er in Pebble mine case
    A former EPA employee believed to be living in Australia will be deposed as part of a Federal Advisory Committee Act case involving the Pebble Mine (Pebble Limited Partnership v. EPA, 14-171-HRH, D. Alaska). The former employee, Phillip…
Rank this Week: 1485

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: 4550

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1038

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 28

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step
    Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s…
  • Aug 26

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee
    If you’re new to practice, you may have heard of retainer fees but aren’t sure how to get them and whether you can keep them. Here’s a look at the rules and a sample retainer provision to help you out. The key to…
  • Aug 24

    Lost on a Motion in Limine? Make Your Record!

    Lost on a Motion in Limine? Make Your Record!
    The basic rule is that, if you don’t make a timely objection before or when objectionable matters are mentioned or introduced, you may not be able to raise the issue on appeal. See Evid C §353. Accordingly, if you don’t…
Rank this Week: 2412

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 28

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate
    The New York Times looks at the growing number of abandoned homes in the Tokyo suburbs: These ghost homes are the most visible sign of human retreat in a country where the population peaked a half-decade ago and is forecast...
  • Aug 28

    Blomley on the Territory of Property

    Blomley on the Territory of Property
    Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser) has posted The Territory of Property (Progress in Human Geography). Here's the abstract: The pervasive and important territorial dimensions of property are understudied, given the tendency to view territory…
  • Aug 28

    McArdle on Reclaiming Abandoned Urban Space

    McArdle on Reclaiming Abandoned Urban Space
    Andrea McArdle (CUNY) has posted [Re]Integrating Community Space: The Legal and Social Meanings of Reclaiming Abandoned Space in New York's Lower East Side (Savannah Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: What understandings about…
Rank this Week: 94

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space

    Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space
    Written by: John J. Slater III When mother encouraged you to be nice and share with others she likely did not have office space in mind.  Otherwise, mother would have warned you that office space may only be shared with others if the…
  • Apr 6

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance
    Written by: Jane Errico Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer these funds to draw tenants to their developments and subsequently recoup their investment…
  • Mar 30

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!
    Written by: Paula G. Curry and Ronald W. Ruth This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article with the teaser “Higher Income…
Rank this Week: 2649

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 28

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 2, Misunderstood or unread

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 2, Misunderstood or unread
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith ‘It might be a long time,’ said O’Brien. Yesterday’s post opened yet another chapter in the continuing unraveling of the pension-fund…
  • Aug 27

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 1, Not dying on schedule

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 1, Not dying on schedule
    By: David A. Smith ‘Tell me,’ he said, ‘how soon will they shoot me?’ The longer a retiree lives, the more he or she should save for retirement, so if you’d like to save less today, plan on dying sooner tomorrow?…
  • Aug 26

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 3, 1J = 1A + 1C

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 3, 1J = 1A + 1C
      By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Any object, wholly or partially immersed in a fluid, is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.  –…
Rank this Week: 479

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to congratulate Tim Watts in his victory in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania! Thank you for putting your TRUST in the attorneys at Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular…
  • May 6

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County
    Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster…
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
Rank this Week: 4681

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 28

    COMPLETE VIDEO: The 127th CityLaw Breakfast with Carl Weisbrod

    COMPLETE VIDEO: The 127th CityLaw Breakfast with Carl Weisbrod
    On Friday August 28, 2015, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted the 127th City Law Breakfast.  The speaker was Carl Weisbrod, Chairman of the City Planning Commission. Chairman…
  • Aug 27

    New Rowhouse in Historic Style Approved for Corner Lot

    New Rowhouse in Historic Style Approved for Corner Lot
    Vacant since the 1960s, new owners would construct Italianate-style rowhouse on historic district site. On August 18, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission considered an application to construct a new four-story rowhouse on a vacant lot…
  • Aug 26

    Residential Redevelopment of Theater Proposed for Bartel-Pritchard Circle Site

    Residential Redevelopment of Theater Proposed for Bartel-Pritchard Circle Site
    Proposal would demolish one-story commercial building to construct five-story-plus-penthouse apartment building, and build a contemporary addition onto 1920s theater. On April 18, 2015, Landmarks considered a proposal to demolish a one-story…
Rank this Week: 4429

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218
    Ben Reeve Lewis Newsround this weeks is a bit thin on content as there is no real housing news. But he still finds a few things to say The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Aug 26

    Can these agents change the checkout inventory to support their tenancy deposit claim for damage?

    Can these agents change the checkout inventory to support their tenancy deposit claim for damage?
    To support their tenancy deposit claim, the agents have produced a second check out inventory showing more damage The post Can these agents change the checkout inventory to support their tenancy deposit claim for damage? appeared first on The…
  • Aug 25

    What can you do if your HMO tenants turn out to be nightmare tenants?

    What can you do if your HMO tenants turn out to be nightmare tenants?
    HMO tenants sometimes turn out to be unsatisfactory - what are the steps you can take in these circumstancces The post What can you do if your HMO tenants turn out to be nightmare tenants? appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 399

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1644

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Aug 27

    2015 WMA Convention & Expo

    2015 WMA Convention & Expo
    Date: October, 12 – October, 15 at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Mr. John Pentecost will be speaking as part of the “Legal Management Advice” panel on October 13th at 9:00 am. Mr. Bill…
  • Aug 26

    DeflateGate Exchange Sparks Copyright Mayhem

    DeflateGate Exchange Sparks Copyright Mayhem
    As my partner, Jim Morse will attest (he’s a graduate of Boston University), few are revered in New England quite so much as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. With rugged good looks, a beautiful model-turned-wife, and a history of…
  • Aug 26

    HOW TO – Select a Strong Trademark

    HOW TO – Select a Strong Trademark
    Not all words or names can be protected as trademarks. For example, no one business can claim exclusive rights in generic terms because every business owner in the same industry needs to be able to use them to identify their own goods or…
Rank this Week: 4491

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 27

    Federal Court Enjoins Implementation Of EPA's New WOTUS Rules: Intermittent And Remote Wetlands Have No Nexus To Navigable Water

    Federal Court Enjoins Implementation Of EPA's New WOTUS Rules: Intermittent And Remote Wetlands Have No Nexus To Navigable Water
    Here's the latest in an issue we've been following, the myriad legal challenges to the EPA's recently-adopted rules expanding the scope of the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. The U.S. District Court for…
  • Aug 25

    Join Us: 2015 Brigham-Kanner Conference At William And Mary Law School

    Join Us: 2015 Brigham-Kanner Conference At William And Mary Law School
    As we've done every year lately, we're soon headed to the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference at the William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. This year, the B-K Property Rights Prize will be awarded to Harvard lawprof…
  • Aug 24

    NC Supreme Court To Review "Map Act" Takings Case

    NC Supreme Court To Review "Map Act" Takings Case
    We have learned that the North Carolina Supreme Court has granted the State's request to review Kirby v. North Carolina Dep't of Transportation, No. COA14-184 (Feb. 17, 2015). That's the case in which the Court of Appeals not only held that…
Rank this Week: 147

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    New FHA/VA Disclosures Required in California Condo Annual Budget Report

    New FHA/VA Disclosures Required in California Condo Annual Budget Report
    By Sandra L. Gottlieb, Esq., Senior Partner and Mark Petrie, Marketing Coordinator at SwedelsonGottlieb On August 12, 2015, Governor Brown signed AB 596, which adds the following two new required disclosures to the Annual Budget Report for…
  • Aug 20

    Good Fences and Bad Neighbors Impacting Your Homeowners Association

    Good Fences and Bad Neighbors Impacting Your Homeowners Association
    By David Swedelson, Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, California Community Association Attorneys Your community association prides itself on how beautiful and well maintained the common area is. But the owner of the neighboring…
  • Aug 19

    New Requirements for Pools at Your Common Interest Development

    New Requirements for Pools at Your Common Interest Development
    Yes, it's true, California now requires associations with 25 or more separate interests that have a "public pool" must follow new (2015) daily and monthly testing requirements for the pool water. (Associations with less than 25 separate…
Rank this Week: 1402

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/
  • Aug 27

    Have a land use law event happening this semester? Tell us about it!

    Have a land use law event happening this semester? Tell us about it!
    It's that time of the semester when we invite folks to publicize land use-related events at their law schools (or other professional schools holding land use law-related events). Feel free to send your events to me, or to any of...
  • Aug 26

    Another Victory for Environmental Clinic

    Another Victory for Environmental Clinic
    Helen Kang has been a wonderful mentor to me, and so I like to celebrate her victories. Helen is the Director of the Golden Gate University Environmental Law & Justice Clinic and this week she shared this news: The Stanford...
  • Aug 25

    Israel Land Law of 1969

    Israel Land Law of 1969
    Hello all: This is my second post as a guest author for the blog. In my precious post I discussed the struggle for and conflict over land in the Negev desert, between the Government of Israel (“GOI”) and the country’s...
Rank this Week: 165

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 27

    FAQs About Condemnation Case

    FAQs About Condemnation Case
      Many landowners are not very familiar with the issues involved in condemnation cases because they never thought that eminent domain1 would affect them. For this reason, owners facing condemnation actions have numerous questions that…
  • Aug 26

    Illinois may decide on Grain Belt Express in November

    Illinois may decide on Grain Belt Express in November
    Illinois regulators may decide in November whether to approve a controversial high-voltage power line. The Illinois Commerce Commission has finished up almost a week of hearings on plans by Clean Line Energy Partners to build the Grain Belt…
  • Aug 20

    The Source of Eminent Domain Power

    The Source of Eminent Domain Power
        Though most people have heard of eminent domain, you may not realize just how and why federal and state government entities have the power to take private property from landowners for public use. Many believe that eminent…
Rank this Week: 4314

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    Declaration Amendment Petitions - Shall Means Shall!

    Declaration Amendment Petitions - Shall Means Shall!
    Today, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued an opinion addressing the statutory declaration amendment process set forth in C.R.S. 38-33.3-217(7).  This process allows community associations that have sought to amend their declaration,…
  • Aug 20

    Fair Housing News - Again

    Fair Housing News - Again
    We've written many times before that community associations are bound by the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. There is a lot of information available about the Fair Housing Act, who it applies to, what it takes to comply, and what the…
  • Aug 7

    CCIOA v Collection Policy

    CCIOA v Collection Policy
    By now, we all know that prior to an association turning a delinquent account over for collections, certain procedures under CCIOA must be followed. One of those procedures is sending of a notice of delinquency to a delinquent owner that…
Rank this Week: 1015

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Good Faith in the Middle East

    Good Faith in the Middle East
    By Darran J. Jenkins, K&L Gates, Doha The concept of good faith as applicable in the Civil law jurisdictions of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is one that may be unfamiliar to lawyers from a common law background…
  • Aug 20

    FIDIC Update: Further clarity provided by Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar

    FIDIC Update: Further clarity provided by Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar
    By Mike R. Stewart and Mary E. Lindsay, K&L Gates, London We wrote recently on the case of Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar [2014] EWHC 1028 (TCC).  The case provided welcome clarity on the…
  • Jul 23

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose
    By Denise N. Yasinow, Christopher A. Barbarisi, and Loly G. Tor, K&L Gates, Newark Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court shed some new light on an old question impacting construction claims, i.e., when does the statute of repose…
Rank this Week: 1364

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4366

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 2241

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Fifth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Increased Register of Deeds Indexing Fee

    Fifth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Increased Register of Deeds Indexing Fee
    Senate Bill 332 “Register of Deeds – POA Indexing Fees” (with a full title of “An Act to Enable Register of Deeds to Collect Additional Fees for Indexing Instruments that Contain Exhibits with Multiple…
  • Aug 24

    Fumbling Your Trademark

    Fumbling Your Trademark
    You may have heard recently that the NFL’s Washington Redskins lost several trademark registrations. In fact, six trademarks that the team had registered were cancelled after it was determined that the petitioners (five Native American…
  • Aug 20

    Fourth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Streets & Traffic Safety Device

    Fourth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Streets & Traffic Safety Device
    Senate Bill 581 “Study Subdivision Streets / Traffic Calming Devices” (with the full title of “An Act to Direct the Department of Transportation to Study the Process for Accepting Subdivision Streets Dedicated as Public…
Rank this Week: 4619

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Aug 26

    The Right to Take in the Eminent Domain Process: A Brief Overview

    The Right to Take in the Eminent Domain Process: A Brief Overview
    The Right to Take in the Eminent Domain Commonly known as condemnation, the eminent domain process is complex and can often be interpreted differently from state to state. The important thing to know is that the power of eminent domain is not…
  • Aug 17

    Eminent domain case evaluation: this property owner was entitled to an additional $400,000

    Eminent domain case evaluation: this property owner was entitled to an additional $400,000
    Loss of Access and the Before & After Rule The amount of just compensation a property owner receives in an eminent domain case is greatly impacted by the ability of an attorney to identify damages and to persuade the condemnor, judge or…
  • Jul 9

    Attorney Fees for Eminent Domain in Ohio

    Attorney Fees for Eminent Domain in Ohio
    Ohio Attorney Fee Recovery in Eminent Domain Explained If you are a property owner impacted by eminent domain in the state of Ohio, you may be able to hire an attorney and get your attorney’s recovered. The fee recovery in eminent…
Rank this Week: 2676

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 2368

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    California Supreme Court Clarifies Joint and Several Liability

    California Supreme Court Clarifies Joint and Several Liability
    In the recent ruling of DKN Holdings, LLC v. Wade Faerber (decided on July 13, 2015) the California Supreme Court helped clarify the meaning of joint and several liability holding. Parties that are jointly and severally liable on the same…
  • Aug 22

    The Question of Whether LLC Interests are Securitie

    The Question of Whether LLC Interests are Securitie
    California has a somewhat confusing answer to the question of whether LLC interests are considered securities in our state. In some situations they are, and in others, they are not. Here we explain when they are and when they are not. If…
  • Aug 10

    Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Becomes Law in California

    Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Becomes Law in California
    Governor Brown signed the new Uniform Voidable Transactions Act into law on July 2, 2015. The bill received unanimous support in both the Senate and the Assembly and was recommended by the Commercial Transactions Committee. This law…
Rank this Week: 2617

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

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

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Washington Appellate Court Affirms Enforcement of View Easement

    Washington Appellate Court Affirms Enforcement of View Easement
    In a recent unpublished opinion, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's decision that a recorded view easement protects views of the Olympic Mountains from the main floor of a home in rural King County and requires…
  • Jul 30

    We Only Represent Condominium and Homeowners Association

    We Only Represent Condominium and Homeowners Association
    We often receive calls and emails from individuals who are involved in disputes with their community associations.  However, our office only provides legal representation to condominium and homeowners associations.  It does not…
  • Jul 3

    Washington Court: Leasing Restriction on Homes Does Not Apply to Condominium

    Washington Court: Leasing Restriction on Homes Does Not Apply to Condominium
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a recent unpublished opinion that a leasing restriction on "single-family homes" contained in the declaration of a master community does not apply to condominiums within that community.  The Court…
Rank this Week: 1865

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 26

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation
    In a recent decision by the Superior Court of Ontario, Wu v. PCC No. 245, the Court found that a condominium owner had been oppressed by the condominium corporation and
  • Aug 24

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager
    In addition to amending the Condominium Act, Bill 106 also enacts the Condominium Management Services Act. This legislation will require mandatory licensing of all individual condominium managers, and condominium management
  • Aug 19

    Search Warrant on Common Elements – Privacy Right

    Search Warrant on Common Elements – Privacy Right
    We previously blogged about a case where a man accused of drug trafficking was acquitted, as the police had on three occasions entered the common elements of the condominium in
Rank this Week: 1292

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 26

    Helpful Tips for Reviewing your TRIM Notice

    Helpful Tips for Reviewing your TRIM Notice
    Those owning real property in Lee County have likely received their annual TRIM (Truth in Millage) Notice. From my experience of practicing in this area of the law, I have found that some questions continue to repeat every year once taxpayers…
  • Aug 20

    New Definitions of “Property Owner” and “Real Property” Affect Florida Law as of October 1, 2015

    New Definitions of “Property Owner” and “Real Property” Affect Florida Law as of October 1, 2015
    On October 1, 2015, various revisions to the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Act will take effect. On October 1, among other things, the definitions of “property owner” and “real property” will change as…
  • Aug 18

    What Options Do Owners Have to Take Possession of Real Property in Florida?

    What Options Do Owners Have to Take Possession of Real Property in Florida?
    With increasing frequency, I am receiving calls from people who want to remove someone from possession of a residence owned by the caller. Invariably, the caller insists that the possessor should be evicted, but upon closer inspection, the…
Rank this Week: 2194

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: 771

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
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California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Aug 24

    A Legal Morass: Overlapping Takings Law With the Endangered Species Act

    A Legal Morass: Overlapping Takings Law With the Endangered Species Act
    Last week, Jeremy Jacobs posted an interesting article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Horne v. Dep’t of Agriculture, No. 14-275 (U.S. Jun. 22, 2015), and its potential application to…
  • Aug 4

    Federal Highway Funds to Continue Flowing — Until October 2015

    Federal Highway Funds to Continue Flowing — Until October 2015
    Despite efforts by Congress to finally approve a long-term highway bill that would have secured funding for key infrastructure projects for the next several years, last week Congress managed only to kick the issue down the road a few more…
  • Jul 17

    Should California Eliminate USPAP as its Sole Standard of Valuation Practice for Real Estate Appraisers?

    Should California Eliminate USPAP as its Sole Standard of Valuation Practice for Real Estate Appraisers?
    Six weeks ago, I wrote about California Assembly Bill 624 and the Appraisal Institute’s effort to change California law that presently requires all licensed appraisers to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal…
Rank this Week: 2837

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/
  • Aug 24

    Supreme Court Sign Decision Widens the Limitations on Government Regulation

    Supreme Court Sign Decision Widens the Limitations on Government Regulation
    The decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, in which the Supreme Court applied a strict scrutiny test to local sign laws, initially drew little notice but it is already having far reaching implications. Sandwiched between high profile decisions…
  • Jul 31

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Local Sign Law

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Local Sign Law
    At the end of June, lost among the headlines about other rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a local sign law was unconstitutional. In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S.Ct. 2218 (2015) the Court broke new ground in interpreting permissible…
  • Jun 30

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland
    The New York Court of Appeals held that the use of certain lands for park purposes under a memorandum of agreement or license/lease was not an implied permanent dedication for park purposes. In Matter of Glick v. Harvey the Court rejected the…
Rank this Week: 1218

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Making sense of deposits. Nearly.

    Making sense of deposits. Nearly.
    It started as such a simple idea, the tenancy deposit regulations. But bad drafting and some ‘interesting’ interpretations by the Courts put paid to that. We now have a confusing mess, for both landlords and tenants. So, in a…
  • Aug 16

    Of bad banks behaving badly and public bodie

    Of bad banks behaving badly and public bodie
    An intriguing mortgage possession County Court case featuring a ‘bad bank’. While the case itself turns on a failure by the bank to obtain relief from sanctions, it features an interesting line of argument that may well be raised…
  • Aug 14

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    MAYFLOWER SOLICITORS, BIRMINGHAM HOUSING/ CIVIL SOLICITOR NEEDED Send your covering letter and CV to enquiries@mayflowersolicitors.com Mayflower Solicitors, based in Birmingham City Centre, is a growing niche commercial law firm. We aim to…
Rank this Week: 506

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 24

    AB 596 Signed! New FHA and VA Disclosures Required Beginning July 1, 2016

    AB 596 Signed! New FHA and VA Disclosures Required Beginning July 1, 2016
    New Legislation* Civil Code Section 5300 requires a HOA to prepare and distribute to its members an annual budget report. The annual budget report serves as a consolidated disclosure statement which must include numerous items of information,…
  • Jul 29

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Portola Hills Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Portola Hills is a planned development located in Trabuco Canyon, surrounded by the…
  • Jul 24

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association
    On January 20, 2015, a tragic fire ripped through a condominium complex in the city of San Juan Capistrano, killing three, injuring six, and displacing eighty residents living in eight units.  The decedents were three of seventeen…
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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 24

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING
    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING Training Date: October 29, 2015 1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 400 Virginia Beach, VA 23455 This is to announce an additional offering of CIC Recertification Training in Hampton Roads. The Community Associations…
  • Aug 5

    Do You Need Recertification Training?

    Do You Need Recertification Training?
    Manager licensees of the CIC Board are required to have recertification training every two years. The Community Associations Law Team of the law firm of Inman & Strickler, P.L.C. is approved by the Virginia Common Interest Community…
  • Jun 18

    NEW LAWS FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

    NEW LAWS FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015
    The Virginia General Assembly and the Governor have agreed on several changes to the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act (POAA). As a member of the CAI Virginia Legislative Action Committee I want to let you know about...
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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
  • Aug 24

    Interest Rate Hike?

    Interest Rate Hike?
    We have been hearing a lot for a long time that interest rates are going to be on the rise.  In fact, in early summer, we did see a jump in the prime rate.  However, the Federal Reserve has not moved yet to increase the rate that it…
  • Aug 18

    Great Idea

    Great Idea
    I just attended the ICSC Idea Exchange in Columbus, Ohio where several great ideas were exchanged. Robert Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Philips Edison & Company, said it was a seller’s market with cap rates of 4 to 5. I learned…
  • Aug 17

    Try It, You’ll Like It.

    Try It, You’ll Like It.
    A beta version of Cuyahoga County’s property information website called MyPlace is now up and running. There is no need to separately search the webpages of the county recorder and county auditor (two divisions of the County Fiscal…
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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/
  • Aug 24

    CLE Update: Upcoming CLE Seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming CLE Seminars in Ohio
    As we head into the last few months of 2015, many of us in the State of Ohio have to complete by year end our continuing education requirements for our license. Below are some of the real estate related CLEs scheduled between now and year…
  • Aug 17

    CHECK MUNICIPAL LAW, BEFORE YOU PROCLAIM OHIO LAW PROVIDES NO DUTY TO REMOVE ICE AND SNOW

    CHECK MUNICIPAL LAW, BEFORE YOU PROCLAIM OHIO LAW PROVIDES NO DUTY TO REMOVE ICE AND SNOW
    It is not surprising that in Ohio, we have a lot of “ice and snow cases”, because… we get a lot of ice and snow. I know, the nerve of me to bring this up in August, but the recent Ohio Court of Claims case, Scolaro v Ohio…
  • Aug 10

    Ohio Court of Appeals Issues "Prescriptive Easement" Decision Addressing "Tacking" and Continuous Use Requirement

    Ohio Court of Appeals Issues "Prescriptive Easement" Decision Addressing "Tacking" and Continuous Use Requirement
    The Ohio Court of Appeals, Ninth Judicial District (C.A. No.14CA0022-M, dated August 3, 2015) reversed and remanded a judgment issued by the Medina County Court of Common Pleas (the County Court) regarding whether or not a prescriptive…
Rank this Week: 960

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/
  • Aug 23

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 5: Restricted Practice

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 5: Restricted Practice
    In our last piece, we reviewed the threshold for being granted a license as a condo manager or management services provider.  Let’s now explore whether skirting those requirements is possible. Can someone manage condominiums…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 4: Threshold

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 4: Threshold
    Before continuing our exploration of the CMSA, we thank our friends at the Ministry for pointing out that we had misnamed the CMSA in our earlier pieces as Condominium Management Standards Act when the correct name is Condominium…
  • Aug 8

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 3: Scope

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 3: Scope
    Having set the historical context in part 1 and part 2 of this series, we turn to Bill 106 and the scope of the proposed new CMSA. What Bill 106 brings Bill 106 (the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015) was introduced in the Ontario…
Rank this Week: 1592

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Aug 23

    What Me Worry? “AS-IS,” Whyfor?

    What Me Worry? “AS-IS,” Whyfor?
    PrintWhen you come across a contract provision that shouts out “AS-IS,” do you have a complete understanding about what is involved or just a general one? For the most part, when you take something “AS-IS,” you are…
  • Aug 16

    A Management Fee Puzzle For Tenant

    A Management Fee Puzzle For Tenant
    PrintIt appears to be generally accepted, though we don’t know why, that management fees are validly included within common area costs (a.k.a. “operating expenses”). We take comfort in something that John Stuart Mill wrote…
  • Aug 9

    What’s So Gross About Sales?

    What’s So Gross About Sales?
    PrintIf the term “Gross Sales” had an intuitive meaning, we wouldn’t have had grist for today’s mill. And, thousands and thousands of us wouldn’t have the opportunity to write our own definition for that term.…
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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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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 21

    ESOS Regulations: Are you ready to report?

    ESOS Regulations: Are you ready to report?
    The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 (“ESOS”) came into force across the UK last July. The purpose of ESOS is to require large businesses to identify energy efficiency savings by carrying out energy audits; ESOS…
  • Aug 19

    (US) 4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deal

    (US) 4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deal
    In a Law360.com article published on August 18th titled “4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deals,” Simon Adams of the San Francisco office of Reed Smith offered his thoughts on the property challenges facing…
  • Aug 3

    (UK) UK Government Policy Reversal on Small Developments Affordable Housing and the Vacant Building Credit

    (UK) UK Government Policy Reversal on Small Developments Affordable Housing and the Vacant Building Credit
    The recently introduced vacant building credit, and policy exemption for small developments from affordable housing contributions have been swiftly removed from national planning guidance this morning following a High Court ruling on Friday.…
Rank this Week: 2740

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    The Complex Web of Insurance Coverage And Construction Losse

    The Complex Web of Insurance Coverage And Construction Losse
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently issued a decision that sheds light on the interplay between multiple insurance policies allegedly covering the same construction project.  The project was a renovation of a second floor bathroom…
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
Rank this Week: 3670