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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 26

    DOJ'S WATCHING SHERIFF JOE

    DOJ'S WATCHING SHERIFF JOE
    Justice Department Intervenes in Private Discriminatory Policing Lawsuit Against Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio U.S. District Court of the District of Arizona granted a motion by the Department of…
  • Aug 26

    UNVEILING VAIL RUN'S SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    UNVEILING VAIL RUN'S SEXUAL HARASSMENT
    Condo Association Sued for Sexual Harassment National Origin Discrimination and Retaliation Management Company Also Sued; Vulnerable Workers Subjected to Abuse, Including Attempted Rape, and Retaliation for Complaining, EEOC…
  • Aug 26

    REVISIONING ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA

    REVISIONING ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA
    Redevelopment of Modernist Plaza Approved after Revisions Architect rendering of the restored parapet to Chase Manhattan Plaza. Image credit: Fosun Plan will make plaza a more accessible and inviting space for public use, …
Rank this Week: 7

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    In a recent unpublished opinion, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's decision that a recorded view easement protects views of the Olympic Mountains from the main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    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a recent unpublished opinion that a leasing restriction on "single-family homes" contained in the declaration of a master community does not apply to condominiums within that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: 3105

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 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...
  • Aug 25

    Idaho Law welcomes Lee Fennell for first faculty colloquium in new Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center

    Idaho Law welcomes Lee Fennell for first faculty colloquium in new Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center
    The University of Idaho College of Law is excited to welcome Prof. Lee Fennell (Chicago) to Boise this Friday for our first faculty colloquium in the new Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise. Prof. Fennell will be discussing...
Rank this Week: 499

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 26

    Michael Jordan’s Is Worth $8.9 Million. How Much Is Yours Worth?

    Michael Jordan’s Is Worth $8.9 Million. How Much Is Yours Worth?
    I think everyone can agree Michael Jordan, formerly of the NBA Chicago Bulls, was one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And, I think we can also agree that for marketing purposes his face is not only very recognizable but also…
Rank this Week: 2576

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: 610

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 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…
  • Aug 21

    5 Ways to Challenge a Grant of Summary Judgment

    5 Ways to Challenge a Grant of Summary Judgment
    When a summary judgment motion is granted and you’re representing the opposing party, you have a few choices in how to respond. You can challenge the grant directly in the trial court by one of four motions or wait to appeal after the…
Rank this Week: 1480

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • 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.  –…
  • Aug 25

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 2, DPV = DI + DM = DE = DC

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 2, DPV = DI + DM = DE = DC
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1] For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. – Newton’s Third Law of Mechanics It used to be so cheap to live in London – not any more As we saw…
  • Aug 24

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 1, RC = RE = RI + RR = RPV

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 1, RC = RE = RI + RR = RPV
    By: David A. Smith A = L + OE – The fundamental accounting equation As first documented in 1494 by Frater Luca Bartolomes Pacioli The father of accounting, or so they say Nothing in the universe acts without impact; all actions have…
Rank this Week: 268

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: 629

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • 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…
  • Aug 25

    CPC Holds Hearing on Proposed City Warehouse Conversion

    CPC Holds Hearing on Proposed City Warehouse Conversion
    The proposed building would provide low income housing and community-oriented facilities.   On August 19, 2015, the City Planning Commission held a public hearing on a Department of Housing Preservation and Development application…
  • Aug 24

    ECB Denies Loft Law Protection to Separated Couple

    ECB Denies Loft Law Protection to Separated Couple
    Board found the two-family requirement was not met.  In 1983 Maria Nazor, an artist, leased the fourth floor of 544 West 27th Street in Chelsea for ten years from the owner. Nazor, with the owner’s consent, created two…
Rank this Week: 2015

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    Barrister Sam Madge Wyld on forthcoming legal change

    Barrister Sam Madge Wyld on forthcoming legal change
    There are a lot of legal changes for landlords coming soon. Barrister Sam Madge Wyld explains The post Barrister Sam Madge Wyld on forthcoming legal changes appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Aug 23

    Buy to let Landlord tax changes – a catastrophe waiting to happen?

    Buy to let Landlord tax changes – a catastrophe waiting to happen?
    Looking at landlord tax changes for buy to let landlords - and how it will affect landlords AND tenants .. The post Buy to let Landlord tax changes – a catastrophe waiting to happen? appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 732

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

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 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…
  • Aug 24

    Nice Try: No, The Supreme Court Didn't Make Wildlife Public Property In The Raisin Case

    Nice Try: No, The Supreme Court Didn't Make Wildlife Public Property In The Raisin Case
    After the Supreme Court's decision in Horne v. Dep't of Agriculture, 14-275 (U.S. June 22, 2015), we were waiting for this shoe to drop. And now it has. In "Raisin ruling seen as a lifeline for endangered species," Environment & Energy…
Rank this Week: 274

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 25

    NOAA releases climate science strategy

    NOAA releases climate science strategy
    The National Marine Fisheries Service, also known as NOAA Fisheries, has released its first climate science strategy, which says that "without adequately incorporating climate change, NOAA Fisheries conservation and management efforts are…
  • Aug 24

    EPA mostly wins FOIA case brought by Pebble Mine

    EPA mostly wins FOIA case brought by Pebble Mine
    Aug. 24 -- The Environmental Protection Agency's search for communications on its Pebble Mine deliberations complied with the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge ruled today (Pebble Limited Partnership v. U.S. EPA, 14-199-HRH, D.…
  • Aug 21

    9th: No CWA violation in transfer of water from Klamath Straits Drain into river

    9th: No CWA violation in transfer of water from Klamath Straits Drain into river
    Full decision below The Ninth Circuit has affirmed a district court opinion concluding that discharges from the Klamath Straits Drain into the Klamath River did not violate the Clean Water Act (ONRC Action v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,…
Rank this Week: 1116

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: 1908

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 25

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    Rob Anderson (Pepperdine) makes an argument that seems especially relevant for Property professors. Is there any good reason to assign the newest edition of a property textbook?: The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks…
  • Aug 25

    Kochan on the Nemo Dat Principle

    Kochan on the Nemo Dat Principle
    Donald Kochan (Chapman) has posted Dealing with Dirty Deeds: Matching Nemo Dat Preferences with Property Law Pragmatism (Kansas Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: When title disputes arise between two or more purchasers, we have…
  • Aug 24

    Who Does Federal Housing Policy Help?

    Who Does Federal Housing Policy Help?
    Vox puts together a cool chart: If you take out a mortgage to buy a house, the federal tax code lets you deduct your interest payments from your taxable income. People can also deduct state and local property taxes from...
Rank this Week: 141

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4049

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: 2068

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: 1769

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: 2218

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: 337

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…
Rank this Week: 1345

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...
Rank this Week: 2509

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 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…
  • Aug 20

    NEW LAW IN NORTH CAROLINA ALLOWS “LIVING PROBATE”

    NEW LAW IN NORTH CAROLINA ALLOWS “LIVING PROBATE”
    Living probate allows a person to file an action petitioning the court to have a Will declared valid. What makes this law new and different is that the Will is proved before the testator (the person whose will it is) dies. The purpose, of…
Rank this Week: 3254

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…
Rank this Week: 1785

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: 772

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: 2993

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.…
Rank this Week: 5060

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 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…
  • Jul 30

    3 Big Mistakes That Startups Need to Avoid

    3 Big Mistakes That Startups Need to Avoid
    When consulting with startup business owners and entrepreneurs, common issues arise regarding key elements of the business and its structure. These issues can expose the business, and the owners, to unnecessary litigation and other legal…
Rank this Week: 1400

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: 3117

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: 3907

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2025

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: 1786

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: 2033

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 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…
  • Jul 6

    Liquidated Damages in the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia

    Liquidated Damages in the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia
    By Harriet C. Jenkins, K&L Gates, Doha INTRODUCTION Liquidated Damages (LDs) are treated very differently across the Gulf region and from the position as understood within the English common law jurisdiction. The universal starting point…
Rank this Week: 1270

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University where he has taught Leadership, Management,Economics and most recently Construction Law to upper level students and MBA candidates. He enjoys teaching,…
  • Jul 20

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
Rank this Week: 3598

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/
  • Aug 20

    Does A Will Affect All My Property?

    Does A Will Affect All My Property?
    Depending on the type of property your will may not affect all of the property you own! The post Does A Will Affect All My Property? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Jul 29

    Can My Will Appoint A Guardian For My Minor Children?

    Can My Will Appoint A Guardian For My Minor Children?
    Appointing a guardian for your children in Arizona. This is the person who will take care of them if anything should happen to you. The post Can My Will Appoint A Guardian For My Minor Children? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers…
  • Jul 22

    Don’t Let The State Write Your Will For You!

    Don’t Let The State Write Your Will For You!
    If you don't have a plan, or a well drafted plan, the state you live in could be making decisions for you. The post Don’t Let The State Write Your Will For You! appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 5005

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 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…
  • Aug 17

    Dakota Access eyes properties for eminent domain

    Dakota Access eyes properties for eminent domain
    Last week, Texas-based Dakota Access LLC began filing paperwork with the Iowa Utilities Board identifying parcels of land on which it wants to secure easements to bury a crude oil pipeline under but has not reached agreements with the…
  • Aug 14

    Will County to seek 'quick take' powers for I-55, Weber Road project

    Will County to seek 'quick take' powers for I-55, Weber Road project
    ROMEOVILLE — Will County will likely have to resort to “quick take” powers to gain control of land needed to complete the road project at Weber Road and Interstate 55 in Romeoville from property owners. To coincide with the…
Rank this Week: 3633

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Aug 20

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System
    Post by: Carly Haynes There are two systems of land registration in Ontario, Land Titles and Land Registry. Historically, land in Ontario was registered only under the Land Registry System pursuant to the Registry Act. In this System all…
  • Aug 7

    Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998: Part 2 – Additional Provisions in the Declaration

    Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998: Part 2 – Additional Provisions in the Declaration
    Post by: Evan Holt Part 1 of this series discussed the new mandatory provisions for condominium declarations. Now, in Part 2 of this series, the discussion focuses on additional (optional) provisions that may be included in the declaration.…
  • Jul 17

    Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998: Part 1 – Mandatory Provisions in the Declaration

    Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998: Part 1 – Mandatory Provisions in the Declaration
    Bill 106 is proposing a substantial number of changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”). Over the next few weeks we will highlight certain changes and describe the impact these changes may have on condominium developers.…
Rank this Week: 2613

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 30

    Senior Partner Sandra Gottlieb Will Present at Three CAI Events this August Throughout Southern California!

    Senior Partner Sandra Gottlieb Will Present at Three CAI Events this August Throughout Southern California!
    Don't miss these essential educational opportunities for association directors and their managing agents. We want to ensure you stay informed about the latest state requirements and best practices for governing and managing your…
Rank this Week: 2612

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 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…
  • Jul 21

    HOA Board Meeting Basics: Exceptions to Open Meetings Limited

    HOA Board Meeting Basics: Exceptions to Open Meetings Limited
    In my first installment of this blog series entitled HOA Board Meeting Basics, I discussed whether the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act ("CCIOA") or the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act ("Nonprofit Act") require that members…
Rank this Week: 1861

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Is the House Still for Sale?

    Is the House Still for Sale?
    As we enter the last days of summer, this author can't help but notice that some houses for sale seem to have languished on the market for months unsold. This post will address the practical and legal ramifications of unsold houses. …
  • Aug 13

    Stock Transfers After Death

    Stock Transfers After Death
    It is not unusual for the estate of a deceased person to hold stock as an asset. Stock can take the form of shares held in a publically traded company, such as Target, or shares in a cooperative corporation. Clients often ask us how such…
  • Jul 23

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do- The End of a Real Estate Transaction in New York

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do- The End of a Real Estate Transaction in New York
    Real estate transactions can "break up" prior to closing for a variety of reasons. The purchaser may receive a refund of his downpayment depending upon the circumstances. This post will address the legal issues associated with a deal…
Rank this Week: 2108

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    An Uplifting Tale of Love and Determination

    An Uplifting Tale of Love and Determination
    Work levels have prevented my blogging much lately. Rather than add to the gruesome news of beheadings and baby butchery, I will use a brief respite to call your attention to this inspiring article by Prof. Matt Might, who blogs regularly on…
  • Aug 13

    Klintonerdämmerung

    Klintonerdämmerung
    Have been taking a break from blogging for family celebrations in the midst of some heavy legal work, but this was too good not to share, in light of the continuing scandal of Hillary's emails. It is a creative adaptation of another scene…
  • Jul 29

    Nothing New under the Sun

    Nothing New under the Sun
    With the heresies of the Episcopal Church (USA) still freshly assaulting my mind, I happened across this wisdom from 140 years ago:THE THREE STAGES OF ERROR AND ITS ACCEPTANCE When error is admitted into the Church, it will be found that…
Rank this Week: 850

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: 2162

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1703

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: 1300