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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/
  • Feb 9

    MOVING ON

    MOVING ON
    Lucas, We couldn't be prouder of how hard Hillary and her team fought for every vote in New Hampshire. A lot of folks told her to skip New Hampshire and head straight to Nevada and South Carolina, but Hillary is going to fight for every…
  • Feb 9

    MAIA'S BREAKFAST IS NEEDLESSLY DECADENT

    MAIA'S BREAKFAST IS NEEDLESSLY DECADENT
    Quite wasteful, in my view. (It's simply too much food.) Maia Luxury Resort & Spa
  • Feb 9

    MORNING COFFEE @ THE BEACH

    MORNING COFFEE @ THE BEACH
    @ Maia Luxury Resort & Spa
Rank this Week: 6

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Map of the day--Dams removed since 1936

    Map of the day--Dams removed since 1936
    American Rivers provides this cool interactive map of all dams removed in the US since 1936. It does have a few little quirks, including locating an Illinois dam a bit too far west on the Clearwater River in Idaho. But...
  • Feb 9

    Nolon on Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure

    Nolon on Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure
    John Nolon (Pace) has posted Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure (Environmental Law Reporter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article is adapted from Chapter Seven of John R. Nolon, Protecting the Environment…
  • Feb 9

    Henning & Freyermuth on the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposit

    Henning & Freyermuth on the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposit
    William Henning (Texas A&M) & Wilson Freyermuth (Missouri) have posted Article 9 and the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposits (University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Each…
Rank this Week: 403

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: 1204

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/
Rank this Week: 323

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Global Warming Alarmism Debunked: It's the Sample Size!

    Global Warming Alarmism Debunked: It's the Sample Size!
    Over at the Web's most-viewed global climate-change site, Watts Up With That, guest blogger Dr. Tim Ball puts the genie of "global warming" back into the bottle -- and hopefully makes it embarrassing for those who still are trying to alarm…
  • Feb 4

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)
    In the first part of this report on the 2016 Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, South Carolina last week, I covered the four lectures that related to Islam as an ideology and as an historical movement. In this second part, I will…
  • Feb 3

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)
    [A note to my readers in South Carolina: As of this moment (7:25 PST Wednesday, February 3, 2016), the Supreme Court of South Carolina has not announced any decisions today. Should that change, I will immediately publish an update here. And…
Rank this Week: 791

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 867

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: 592

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: 1326

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4703

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 156

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 1023

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Feb 9

    Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Crane Safety Plan, Effective Immediately

    Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Crane Safety Plan, Effective Immediately
    New plan subjects crane operators to additional safety regulations and increased fines for non-compliance.  On February 7, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a four-prong safety plan to be taken by large crane operators.  The new…
  • Feb 8

    Department of City Planning Updates Website

    Department of City Planning Updates Website
    City Planning revamps website for the first time since 2012; hopes to foster public engagement.  On January 29, 2016, the Department of City Planning announced its new and revised website. The new site has a more attractive user…
  • Feb 5

    City Planning Commission Approves Modified Affordable Housing Proposal

    City Planning Commission Approves Modified Affordable Housing Proposal
    Despite expressing broad support for proposals, City Planning calls on City Council to make further modifications.  On February 3, 2016, the City Planning Commission voted to approve the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for…
Rank this Week: 1980

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    How Holiday Lets are leaching rented homes off the market in London

    How Holiday Lets are leaching rented homes off the market in London
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Ben considers the rise of holiday lets in London and how this threatens the supply of rented homes in the capital The post How Holiday Lets are leaching rented homes off the market in London appeared first…
  • Feb 7

    The largely unknown perils of consumer law which lurk to trap letting agents into expensive error

    The largely unknown perils of consumer law which lurk to trap letting agents into expensive error
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Why Consumer Law is increasingly important for letting agents and indeed all in the private rented sector and why it can be VERY expensive to ignore it ... The post The largely unknown perils of consumer law…
  • Feb 7

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 1 February

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 1 February
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: All the news and posts from the Landlord Law Blog from the past week with some extra reading for you from around the web The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 1 February appeared first on The Landlord Law…
Rank this Week: 421

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Feb 8

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015
    # changesSection numberQuestion11017.2.1bDoes the lender send the discharge via a DS 1 form or direct with the Land Registry?786.7.1What new home warranty schemes are acceptable to the lender?745.20.4Does the lender require you to disclose…
  • Jan 28

    COT Assurances to Lenders to be Extended

    COT Assurances to Lenders to be Extended
    An important amendment is be made to to clause 10 of the CML Lenders’ Handbook on 1 February 2016.The amendment will insert an additional sentence into clause 10.2 as follows: (additional wording in bold)10.2 We shall treat…
  • Jan 26

    Skipton make Subtle but Important Change to CML Handbook Requirement

    Skipton make Subtle but Important Change to CML Handbook Requirement
    Skipton Building Society have made a recent change to P2 of their CML Handbook. The change was to Section 4.1 The old wording was : The Borrower should provide you with a copy of the valuation. If not, you can obtain a copy from the…
Rank this Week: 2950

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3464

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 8

    O Tempora O More*

    O Tempora O More*
    Older readers may recall the saga of Charles Henry & Co (aka Legal Action. No, not that Legal Action), the pretend solicitors, run by Kevin Gregory.  See chronologically here, here, here and here. That calamity is still playing out,…
  • Feb 5

    Find a new place to dwell

    Find a new place to dwell
    Or spousal rights after notice to quit served by joint tenant. Derwent Housing Association Limited v Taylor,  Court of Appeal (Civ Div) 19 January 2016 (unreported as far as I can see, apart from this note by Shoosmiths, for which…
  • Feb 4

    Discrimination in allocation

    Discrimination in allocation
    Courtesy of Garden Court North Chambers and Joseph Markus of GCN is this note of a settled judicial review claim on an allocation policy’s local connection requirements. R (VC) v North Somerset Council (Equality and Human Rights…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1337

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/
  • Feb 8

    Massachusetts Court Finds No Purchase and Sale Agreement Existed in Real Estate Dispute

    Massachusetts Court Finds No Purchase and Sale Agreement Existed in Real Estate Dispute
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts released a recent opinion in a real estate case, Goddard v. Goucher (Mass. App. Ct. Feb. 2, 2016), addressing whether a purchase and sale agreement was valid and enforceable. The plaintiff filed the action…
  • Feb 1

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently reviewed a real estate dispute involving a business storage permit issued by the zoning board of appeals. In Fordham v. Butera (Mass. App. Ct. Jan. 27, 2016), the plaintiff sought to set aside…
  • Jan 25

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case
    In a recent opinion, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered how a mortgagee may show that it is acting as the authorized agent of the note holder for the purpose of surviving a motion for summary judgment. In Khalsa v. Sovereign Bank,…
Rank this Week: 762

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
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
Rank this Week: 684

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 8

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!

    Vote bankruptcy in 2016!
    By: David A. Smith   When you don’t pay your electric bill, the company shuts off the power.  When you exhaust your credit card, the company cuts you off.  And when you’re unable to prepay old bond issues, this…
  • Feb 4

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 4, Fall back on the tired old trick

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 4, Fall back on the tired old trick
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. Napoleon Bonaparte Whenever a government decides to…
  • Feb 3

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 3, Befuddled by free market

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 3, Befuddled by free market
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte Markets have a nasty habit of speaking truth to power, and for that reason, they…
Rank this Week: 420

Perkins & Anctil blog

Perkins & Anctil blog

Covers mortgages, condominium law, conveyancing, bankruptcy, employment law, construction law, debt collection and other related subjects.

http://www.perkinslawpc.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Atlantic City Facing Bankruptcy After Failure to Reduce Expenditure

    Atlantic City Facing Bankruptcy After Failure to Reduce Expenditure
    New Jersey Senate President Steven Sweeney has advocated for a state takeover of the city government which would require passage of special legislation to hand control of budgeting and staffing to the senate.  Failure to do so, he says,…
  • Feb 4

    U.S. House Passes Important Changes to the (FHA) Condominium Project Approval Proce

    U.S. House Passes Important Changes to the (FHA) Condominium Project Approval Proce
    Attorney Charlie Perkins wanted to make readers aware of the Community Associations Institute’s efforts to assist in passing House Resolution 3700 regarding condominium construction permitting which passed the House February 2,…
  • Feb 1

    R.E. Taxes are on the Increase Across Massachusett

    R.E. Taxes are on the Increase Across Massachusett
    Estimates by the Boston Globe are that tax bills will increase by 4% or $206 on average in the coming quarters.  Analysts point to the rising costs of municipal services as the reason, however, increasing real estate values and…
Rank this Week: 3184

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/
  • Feb 8

    New Survey Standards Take Effect On February 23, 2016

    New Survey Standards Take Effect On February 23, 2016
    New ALTA/NSPS (fka AlTA/ACSM)*standards were adopted and take effect on this month on February 23rd.  The new standards replace ALTA/ACSM standards previously adopted in 2011.Below is a link to a redline of the changes in the new 2016…
  • Feb 1

    Bankruptcy Sale of Thistledown Racetrack Held not an “Arms-Length” Transaction

    Bankruptcy Sale of Thistledown Racetrack Held not an “Arms-Length” Transaction
    The “general rule with regard to determining value of real property (in order to calculate real estate taxes) is that the purchase price at a recent (within 3 years) “arms length sale” of the property between a willing buyer…
  • Jan 25

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage
    The following article was prepared by Alex Jones, Law Clerk for Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP.What it is?Generally, an open-end mortgage is one that remains open after it has been delivered to the county recorder, and it permits the…
Rank this Week: 343

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Feb 7

    The ADA and safety – beyond accessibililty to damages.

    The ADA and safety – beyond accessibililty to damages.
    A recent case from Maryland, Bray v. Marriott Int’l, 2016 WL 319873, at *1 (D. Md. Jan. 27, 2016) serves as a reminder that violations of ADA accessibility standards may also serve as evidence of negligence in a personal injury…
  • Jan 25

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?
    My clients often ask about whether doing a survey to determine ADA or FHA compliance will simply set them up for damages based on a “knowing” violation of the disabilties laws. My advice is almost always no, because the ADA and…
  • Jan 14

    ADA and the web – they just don’t get it.

    ADA and the web – they just don’t get it.
    My colleague William Goren (see his blogs at www.williamgoren.com/blog) passed along a recent interview with Daniel Goldstein (http://www.bna.com/fighting-accessible-websites-n57982065991) that shows, I think, a serious disconnect is…
Rank this Week: 2081

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/
  • Feb 7

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract

    California is on the Forefront of Banning Gag Clauses in Consumer Contract
    California is falling into line with Congress' attempt to put an end to the gag clause associated with a number of consumer contracts. Whether you are a consumer or a producer, you know the importance of reviews. Many people turn to quality…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner

    Supreme Court Case Serves as Reminder for Small Business Owner
    The recent court case of Scafidi v. Hille No. 2014-CA-01261-SCT offers countless reminders for small business owners both experienced and novice about the importance of planning and documenting no matter what the relationship is between the…
  • Jan 15

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse

    Extended Bill Helps Energy-Efficient Businesse
    New and established businesses are becoming more and more energy conscious as they create business plans and make decisions for the future. However, the costs associated with transforming a building into an energy-efficient hub can be great.…
Rank this Week: 1028

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Feb 7

    “Another Similar Major Tenant” – What Did You Say? A Co-Tenancy Failure Saga

    “Another Similar Major Tenant” – What Did You Say? A Co-Tenancy Failure Saga
    PrintLast week, we described, in some detail, a long story about a tenant seeking the benefit of a continuing co-tenancy provision in its lease and its landlord’s less than favorable response. We’re not going to repeat the…
  • Jan 31

    What Is A Similar Major Tenant? Take A Guess.

    What Is A Similar Major Tenant? Take A Guess.
    PrintA shoe store had a 5- year 1999 lease with three 5- year extension options. Notably, the lease had a continuing co-tenancy provision and that’s what today’s blog posting is based upon and what was before a United States…
  • Jan 24

    How Big A Default Was It?

    How Big A Default Was It?
    PrintIt is pretty common for a lease or other agreement to grant a party (usually the tenant) a particular right or option and then make it conditional on the “entitled” party not being in default or never having been in default.…
Rank this Week: 2110

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 929

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Comprar una casa: deporte de riesgo.

    Comprar una casa: deporte de riesgo.
    Hablaba hace poco por teléfono con una inmobiliaria. Una señora contactó conmigo el mes pasado, había firmado un contrato privado de compraventa a promotor, con intermediación de la inmobiliaria, y quería que le ayudara a aclarar…
  • Nov 17

    Participación del ciudadano en el urbanismo.

    Participación del ciudadano en el urbanismo.
    En su exposición de motivos, entre los objetivos de la Ley de Ordenación Urbanística de Andalucía, el séptimo apuesta por los principios de participación pública, transparencia, publicidad y concurrencia, en cuanto a las decisiones de…
  • Sep 30

    5 consejos para que tus gestiones en oficinas (públicas o privadas) sean un éxito.

    5 consejos para que tus gestiones en oficinas (públicas o privadas) sean un éxito.
    Cuando comenzamos a ejercer, a todos nos pasa alguna vez: vamos a una oficina, pública o privada, a solicitar información o un documento, y no logramos dar en la tecla, volvemos al despacho con las manos vacías y una sensación bastante…
Rank this Week: 4396

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eminent Domain

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eminent Domain
    What is eminent domain?   Eminent domain1 is the power of the government to take a private property for public use, so long as the person who owned the property is provided just compensation. In practice, eminent domain tends to be…
  • Jan 29

    Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline May Affect Oregon Landowner

    Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline May Affect Oregon Landowner
    A proposed project that would move natural gas through a 232-mile pipeline has the potential to affect a substantial number of Oregon landowners, should energy company Williams obtain approval to move forward. Known as the Pacific Connector…
  • Jan 22

    Compensation You Deserve For The Taking Of Your Property

    Compensation You Deserve For The Taking Of Your Property
      If your property is subject to a taking under the government's eminent domain powers, the 5th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States1 requires that the government provide “just compensation” for the loss of…
Rank this Week: 1693

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Feb 5

    Crane Collapse in NYC

    Crane Collapse in NYC
    Another Crane Collapse in New York City   Today there was yet another crane collapse in New York City. This crane collapse occurred in the Tribeca area of Manhattan and killed at least one person and injured several others. Over the past…
  • Feb 5

    Timothy B. Prakope, Esq.

    Timothy B. Prakope, Esq.
    Mr. Timothy B. Prakope, Esq. Mr. Prakope joined our firm in August 2015 and focuses on personal injury matters. He was trained as a trial attorney and is an aggressive advocate for persons who are injured as a result of someone else’s…
  • Jan 20

    Facebook Tagging Violates Order of Protection

    Facebook Tagging Violates Order of Protection
    Tagging Someone on Facebook Violates Existing Order of Protection At least according to Acting Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Susan Capeci. People v. Gonzalez, 6081M/15. Gonzalez allegedly tagged her victim in Facebook posts.…
Rank this Week: 1917

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1683

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

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

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Feb 5

    More 2016 Water Bills and Resolution

    More 2016 Water Bills and Resolution
    Since the 2016 legislative session began, several more water bills have been introduced. These new bills are summarized below.H.B. 218 - Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation ActS.B. 116 - Water Law - Nonprofit Corporation AmendmentsRep. Kay…
  • Jan 26

    2016 Water Bills and Resolution

    2016 Water Bills and Resolution
    The 2016 legislative session is underway. Below are a list of bills and resolutions relating to water that will be considered during the session.H.B. 82: Property Taxing Authority for Public WaterRep. Kraig Powell (R–Heber) has proposed…
  • Jan 25

    Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jone

    Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jone
    Last week, the Utah Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case of Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jones. The case answers a question regarding what parties may appeal a decision of the Utah Division of Water Rights ("Division") on a water right…
Rank this Week: 3127

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: 1612

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Feb 4

    2015 CEQA Update – Summary of New Court Decisions, Statutory Changes and Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendment

    2015 CEQA Update – Summary of New Court Decisions, Statutory Changes and Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendment
    The Cox Castle & Nicholson land use team has prepared a summary of all the 2015 legal developments relating to the California Environmental Quality Act, including all the published court decisions, a very few legislative changes, and…
  • Dec 9

    SB 350 Marks California’s Next Step in Combating Climate Change

    SB 350 Marks California’s Next Step in Combating Climate Change
    As we start to look back on significant new laws approved by California’s Legislature in 2015, climate change once again took a prominent role. In particular, SB 350 ups the State’s targets for the amount of electricity to be…
  • Dec 9

    A Development Agreement For Your Project — Who Gets To Choose?!

    A Development Agreement For Your Project — Who Gets To Choose?!
    Cities are increasingly requiring development agreements to sidestep legal limits on exactions imposed during the entitlement process. Because the courts have determined that DAs are “contracts”, cities are using DAs to exact…
Rank this Week: 3197

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Is Sunday's Super Bowl Game Impacting Employee Performance At Your HOA/Condo Association?

    Is Sunday's Super Bowl Game Impacting Employee Performance At Your HOA/Condo Association?
    By David C. Swedelson, Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Many of our condo and HOA association clients have employees. Some have many employees. And this week, many of those employees are talking about and betting…
  • Feb 4

    Good News For California Condo Associations; U.S. House Votes to Improve FHA Approval Proce

    Good News For California Condo Associations; U.S. House Votes to Improve FHA Approval Proce
    By Mark Petrie, Marketing Coordinator at SwedelsonGottlieb H.R. 3700 has passed the House of Representatives and now moves on to the Senate, to the cheer of affordable housing advocates and Community Associations Institute, which issued this…
  • Jan 19

    View Law in Laguna Beach Provides Some Good Ideas For California HOA

    View Law in Laguna Beach Provides Some Good Ideas For California HOA
    By David Swedelson, Senior Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys The City of Laguna Beach has for a long time had an ordinance that provided homeowners in that city some protection of their ocean and mountain views.…
Rank this Week: 2207

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?bcat=787
  • Feb 4

    Snow bird blog: The deed of trust, Arizona lenders’ security of choice

    Snow bird blog: The deed of trust, Arizona lenders’ security of choice
    The Deed of Trust is the primary security document used in Arizona. There are many similarities between the Deed of Trust and the Mortgage, which is what most Iowa property owners are familiar with, but there are significant differences as…
  • Jan 27

    Iowa Court of Appeals rules that the Doctrine of Merger precludes the recovery of attorney fees in a Chapter 558A case

    Iowa Court of Appeals rules that the Doctrine of Merger precludes the recovery of attorney fees in a Chapter 558A case
    Appellate Courts in Iowa have long held that the Doctrine of Merger is applicable in a real estate transaction.  Specifically in Lovie v Plum, 250 N.W.2d 56, 62 (Iowa 1977) the Iowa Supreme Court held, “In this jurisdiction a…
  • Jan 21

    Community property in Arizona explained

    Community property in Arizona explained
    Vacation home owners who purchase property will need to consider community property, as Arizona law provides that property which is purchased in Arizona during marriage by persons married outside Arizona, who move into Arizona later, will be…
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Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 4

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer
    David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, was recently profiled in the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of The New York Environmental Lawyer for his achievements as a longstanding member of the…
  • Jan 26

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act
    The state legislature took no action to further extend New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”) during the recently concluded legislative session, which means that permits and approvals extended by the PEA’s tolling…
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear the State’s appeal of a September 2015 Appellate Division decision that held the State potentially liable for cleanup costs at the Raritan Bay Slag Site.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1981

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    Changes in FHA Condo Approvals?

    Changes in FHA Condo Approvals?
    On Tuesday of this week, H.R. 3700 - Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 passed out of the U.S House of Representatives, and yesterday it was received in the U.S. Senate and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing and…
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced to Require Pre-CCIOA Communities to Comply with Budget Ratification Provision of CCIOA

    Bill Introduced to Require Pre-CCIOA Communities to Comply with Budget Ratification Provision of CCIOA
    Representative Jovan Melton (D-Arapahoe County) has introduced House Bill 16-1149 (HB 1149) which would require HOAs created before July 1, 1992, to comply with the budget ratification provision in CCIOA. In a nutshell, the…
  • Jan 19

    HOA Whistleblower Protection Bill Introduced

    HOA Whistleblower Protection Bill Introduced
    Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora) has just introduced Senate Bill 16-082 ("SB 82") which would protect folks from retaliation when they report an alleged violation of their association's governing documents or enforce their rights under…
Rank this Week: 2113

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 4

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium
    When planning a condominium project, developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property. Since parking takes up so much space, robotic valet parking systems have been developed so
  • Feb 2

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim
    In a recent case, Seto v. PCC No. 492, several commercial condominium owners were unsuccessful in their application for an order that the condominium corporation had engaged in conduct that
  • Jan 26

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act
    In a recent landmark decision, HSCC No. 627 v. Grandview Living Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that a condominium corporation could not terminate a contract pursuant to
Rank this Week: 735

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/
  • Feb 4

    How the Save Calusa Trust Case and Proposed Legislation Impacts Florida Property Owners and HOA

    How the Save Calusa Trust Case and Proposed Legislation Impacts Florida Property Owners and HOA
    The Florida Marketable Record Title Act (“MRTA”) was enacted in 1963 to simplify conveyances of real property and provide greater certainty to landowners. Generally, MRTA provides that any person holding any recorded estate or…
  • Jan 27

    Faster Permitting in Florida for Certain In-Water Activitie

    Faster Permitting in Florida for Certain In-Water Activitie
    Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) requires that each federal agency ensure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out by the agency is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered…
  • Jan 25

    Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders Say “We’re Back”

    Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders Say “We’re Back”
    On January 21, 2016, Certified Commercial Investment Members (“CCIM”), Southwest District, held its 16th Annual Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, Florida. The annual event was…
Rank this Week: 3692

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Feb 3

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate
    You may have heard the statement, “we don’t get paid unless you do.”  This statement refers to an arrangement between an attorney and client, in which a percentage of the final judgment or settlement is paid to the…
  • Nov 19

    Lease Document Preparation Service

    Lease Document Preparation Service
    With the resurgence of tenant protection groups and ever-increasing statutes, both state and federal, it is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords of all experience levels to keep their lease documents up-to-date, thus exposing them to…
  • Sep 24

    New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notice

    New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notice
    As a real estate investor or property manager, it is imperative to stay up to date with the current state of the Texas Property Code. At no time is that statement more true than when it comes time to evict a residential tenant. Many times…
Rank this Week: 1312

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Feb 3

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate
    You may have heard the statement, “we don’t get paid unless you do.”  This statement refers to an arrangement between an attorney and client, in which a percentage of the final judgment or settlement is paid to the…
  • Nov 19

    Lease Document Preparation Service

    Lease Document Preparation Service
    With the resurgence of tenant protection groups and ever-increasing statutes, both state and federal, it is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords of all experience levels to keep their lease documents up-to-date, thus exposing them to…
  • Sep 24

    New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notice

    New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notice
    As a real estate investor or property manager, it is imperative to stay up to date with the current state of the Texas Property Code. At no time is that statement more true than when it comes time to evict a residential tenant. Many times…
Rank this Week: 3119

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1404

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
Rank this Week: 770

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

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

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Atlantic Lions update

    Atlantic Lions update
    Atlantic Lions Update. The Lions are now in their 46th day at sea and are less than 350 miles from the finish line in Antigua. During the race they have…had electrical problems which caused difficulties in making water and…
  • Feb 3

    Gardner Croft LLP is proud sponsor of KM Charity Group 5km Colour Run 2016

    Gardner Croft LLP is proud sponsor of KM Charity Group 5km Colour Run 2016
    On 12 June 2016 members of staff from Gardner Croft will be lacing up their running shoes to take part in the 5km Colour Run at Betteshanger Country Park, Sandwich. Gardner Croft are proud to announce that they are a corporate sponsors for…
  • Dec 17

    An update from Atlantic Lion

    An update from Atlantic Lion
    Dear Gardner Croft, As many of you will be aware, Tuesday was the day that we were meant to begin our journey across the Atlantic. However the start for the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge has been delayed. The decision was…
Rank this Week: 3145

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
  • Feb 2

    The Mount Vernon & Lisbon US 30 Bypass Project Update

    The Mount Vernon & Lisbon US 30 Bypass Project Update
    US 30 Bypass in Iowa Project Update The project involves re-constructing Highway 30 into four lanes for a 6 mile stretch and the addition of diamond interchanges at Highway 1 and Adams Avenue. The project is estimated to cost around $94…
  • Jan 14

    Residents of Greenville don’t want the 76 Road Project

    Residents of Greenville don’t want the 76 Road Project
    A State Highway 76 reconstruction project scheduled for 2022 will give motorists a smoother ride and better accommodate cyclists and pedestrians in Greenville, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The proposed improvements…
  • Dec 28

    What is Each State Getting From New Highway Bill?

    What is Each State Getting From New Highway Bill?
    Does the new Highway Bill do enough for States? The new five-year, $305 billion highway bill signed by President Barack Obama is incredibly significant for a variety of reasons. It provides most of the major funding to repair our aging,…
Rank this Week: 4811