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The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 November

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 November
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: I have been a bit preoccupied over the past few weeks what with one thing and another, and I see that this resulted in my forgetting to do last week’s roundup!  I only noticed when I came to do…
  • Dec 1

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #276

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #276
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis cares about the plant, but …) I care about the planet. I hate corporate greed and how it affects the Ozone layer, I hate the notion of factory farming and what it does to the…
  • Dec 1

    Do you HAVE to serve your section 21 notice on a rent day?

    Do you HAVE to serve your section 21 notice on a rent day?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: People are always asking this, or questions based on this. They seem to be obsessed with serving the notice on a particular day. It has never been thus. It’s not the day you serve the notice that…
Rank this Week: 606

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: 4634

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/
Rank this Week: 4

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling
      The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is back in the news as 14 Iowa landowners have asked that the Polk County District Court review to the Iowa Utility Board’s (IUB) ruling allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to be…
  • Nov 18

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action
      The 5th Amendment2 gives the government the power to take private lands under specific conditions. One of the most important conditions is that the purpose of the taking must be for “public use.” While public use…
  • Nov 9

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline
      Pipelines are a major catalyst for eminent domain actions, as these pipelines must be laid continuously for hundreds of miles. Not surprisingly, many landowners with property in the proposed path of the pipeline are less than willing…
Rank this Week: 2668

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/
  • Dec 2

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida
    A recent decision issued by the Fourth District Court of Appeal regarding the proper amount of child support to be paid by a father who made roughly $2 million annually addressed a sometimes challenging issue for the courts:  how to…
  • Nov 30

    South Florida Court Hits Ex-Wife with $6.8M Judgment for Tying Up Assets With Injunction

    South Florida Court Hits Ex-Wife with $6.8M Judgment for Tying Up Assets With Injunction
    The breakup of a for-profit medical school founder’s 50-plus-year marriage helped fuel a multitude of legal actions, with the founder’s wife seeking to freeze the assets of the university through the equitable distribution…
  • Nov 29

    ‘Continuing’ Torts and the Statute of Limitations in Florida Tortious Interference Case

    ‘Continuing’ Torts and the Statute of Limitations in Florida Tortious Interference Case
    An alleged part-owner of a feature film lost his right to bring a lawsuit against a movie studio for the studio’s alleged tortious interference with a business relationship because he waited too long to sue, the Third District Court of…
Rank this Week: 2314

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: 1329

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

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

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market

    Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market
    Attorney James W. Shindell, Real Estate chair at Bilzin Sumberg, has a message for those who believe Donald Trump’s presidential election will hurt Miami’s real estate market: The sky is not falling. Shindell addressed concerns of…
  • Nov 18

    Discover What’s Ahead for Miami’s Condo Market

    Discover What’s Ahead for Miami’s Condo Market
    Significant issues facing the residential real estate industry in the coming year will be the topic of discussion on Wednesday, November 30 at the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida & Caribbean’s annual Miami Condo &…
  • Nov 18

    Changes to Public Records Act Reshape Duties of Government Contractor

    Changes to Public Records Act Reshape Duties of Government Contractor
    Recent amendments to Florida’s Public Records Act change a government contractor’s responsibilities under the Act in four ways: (1) Public records requests must be made directly to the public agency and not the contractor. (2)…
Rank this Week: 3618

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Energy Product Partners’ New Texas Pipeline

    Energy Product Partners’ New Texas Pipeline
    In 2015, Enterprise Product Partners announced plans for a new pipeline that will run over 400 miles from Midland, Texas to Sealy, Texas. The yet-to-be-named pipeline will originate at Enterprise Product Partners’ trading and storage…
  • Nov 18

    Royalty Interests and Antitrust: Waggoner v. Denbury Onshore

    Royalty Interests and Antitrust: Waggoner v. Denbury Onshore
    The District Court granted summary judgment dismissing the antitrust and civil conspiracy claims against Denbury. In an antitrust claim, a plaintiff must show: 1. injury in fact; 2. an "antitrust injury"; and 3. proper plaintiff status. An…
  • Nov 17

    USGS Announces Country’s Largest Oil and Gas Shale Deposit in Texa

    USGS Announces Country’s Largest Oil and Gas Shale Deposit in Texa
    These discoveries mean major advances towards energy independence in the United States. In addition,as the price of oil and gas slowly increases over time, oil and gas production in these areas means many more new jobs. However, these…
Rank this Week: 1430

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: 854

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/
  • Dec 2

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES
    A few months ago we informed you that both houses of Congress voted unanimously to pass the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) which, in part, required FHA to lower the required percentage of owner occupied units in…
  • Nov 28

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES
    Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the…
  • Aug 25

    LIMITED RESIDENTIAL LODGING (e.g. Airbnb) - IS IT ALLOWED IN YOUR ASSOCIATION?

    LIMITED RESIDENTIAL LODGING (e.g. Airbnb) - IS IT ALLOWED IN YOUR ASSOCIATION?
    By: Lindsey Flaherty What exactly is limited residential lodging? It is, in essence, renting of rooms or entire homes or condo units for short term occupancy i.e. less than 30 days. Airbnb provides a searchable online marketplace that enables…
Rank this Week: 4298

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
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
  • Nov 28

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing
    Many times you can anticipate related services that you don’t intend to provide under the existing fee agreement with the client, but that the client might want provided. Like when you’re retained to negotiate a dispute, but not…
Rank this Week: 1110

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 2

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration
      By: David A. Smit     From Border Incident, 1949   I told him about the closed blue truck, the brown men of the temple. “Troy is the head of the gang.  The others work for him.  They’re been running…
  • Dec 1

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!
    By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, using as source material a Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2016) story coupled with a personal experience from…
  • Nov 30

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 1, Great job!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 1, Great job!
    By: David A. Smith   In life there are technocrats and there are politicians, and in political situations the former usually work for the latter – and are fired by the latter where their usefulness is over.  As reported in the…
Rank this Week: 118

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
  • Dec 2

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne
    16 Texas agricultural groups seeking eminent domain reform, including recovering legal fees if owners win The first of several meetings organized by Texans for Property Rights was held in Jourdanton Thursday, Oct 27. Landowners were briefed…
  • Nov 30

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett
    NOBODY MOVES to Carver, Mass., for its urban flair. The town is rural and quiet, thickly wooded with pine and cedar — the sort of place people move to when they have a hankering to raise chickens, grow vegetables, and luxuriate amid an…
  • Nov 14

    Relocation Benefits in Eminent Domain

    Relocation Benefits in Eminent Domain
    In eminent domain cases that result from  transportation projects or any public use project, an owner’s only remedy is to insure that full payment is received for the property taken (direct damages) and any resulting loss in value…
Rank this Week: 4482

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Dec 2

    CityLaw Breakfast with Commissioner Steven Bank

    CityLaw Breakfast with Commissioner Steven Bank
    The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to a City Law Breakfast presenting Steven Banks Commissioner, Department of Social Services ✱✱✱ DATE: Friday, December 16, 2016 ✱✱✱ TIME:…
  • Dec 1

    Message from Ross Sandler & the Center for New York City Law

    Message from Ross Sandler & the Center for New York City Law
    The election of Donald Trump deeply impacted students at New York Law School. The School sponsored public meetings at which several students described their personal and family fears about the new administration.  Other students were far…
  • Dec 1

    Comptroller Audit Reveals that HPD Failed to Collect $34.2 Million in Assessed Penaltie

    Comptroller Audit Reveals that HPD Failed to Collect $34.2 Million in Assessed Penaltie
    Comptroller’s audit finds that HPD’s collection efforts did not result in the collection of the vast majority of the money judgments referred to its Judgment Enforcement Unit. On November 17, 2016, the Office of the City…
Rank this Week: 1324

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/
  • Dec 1

    Starting A Busine

    Starting A Busine
    Learn about the common pitfalls when starting a business and how to avoid them. The post Starting A Business appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Nov 23

    Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property?

    Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property?
    Learn about the pros and cons of hiring an Agent and how to best protect your transaction. The post Do I Need to Use a Realtor when Buying or Selling Property? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Nov 18

    Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home?

    Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home?
    Learn about HOA's and their use of recording Lis Pendens against property owners and how to dispute wrongful recordings. The post Can My HOA Cloud the Title on My Home? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 3836

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 1

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership
    Yael Lifshitz has posted Rethinking Original Ownership, forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. This work is related to Yael's doctoral dissertation in New York University's JSD Program. Here is the abstract: At the genesis of…
  • Nov 30

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine
    Bill Fischel at Dartmouth's Department of Economics has posted The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day on SSRN. Bill prepared the paper as part of a conference at the Kreisman Initiative...
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving from Property Prof Blog!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Property Prof Blog!
    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Property Prof Blog! May you be with family, friends, and loved ones today, eating too much turkey, tofu-rkey, cornbread dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and,…
Rank this Week: 799

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Dec 1

    Proposed Change to Residential Landlord Tenant Act

    Proposed Change to Residential Landlord Tenant Act
    Some tenants facing eviction refuse to answer the door and accept service of the eviction lawsuit. Pre-litigation notices like the 3-day notice to pay rent or vacate can be posted and mailed if the landlord or person serving the document…
  • Nov 20

    Evicting After Foreclosure–Avoid Procedural Technicalitie

    Evicting After Foreclosure–Avoid Procedural Technicalitie
    The successful bidder at foreclosure is generally entitled to possession twenty days following the foreclosure sale. If the occupants do not vacate, the party who purchased at the foreclosure auction must bring an eviction action against the…
  • Aug 16

    Seattle First in Time Ordinance

    Seattle First in Time Ordinance
    A new Seattle landlord-tenant law limits landlords’ discretion in rental decisions for residential rental properties.  Under the new law, Seattle residential landlords must accept essentially all forms of alternative income…
Rank this Week: 2340

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 820

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Dec 1

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court
    In a prior blog post, we reported about a case, (Middlesex Condominium Corp. No. 195 v. Sunbelt Business Centres (Canada) Inc.) involving a hydro expense dispute in a mixed-use commercial/residential condominium. In that case the condominium…
  • Nov 29

    Toronto Real Estate Board Reports Increases in Condo Rental Rate

    Toronto Real Estate Board Reports Increases in Condo Rental Rate
    The third quarter Rental Market Report released by the Toronto Real Estate Board (“TREB”) indicates that condominium rental rates in the Greater Toronto Area increased substantially in the 3rd quarter of 2016, in comparison to…
  • Nov 24

    Condo Unit Owner Appeals $20,000 Costs Award

    Condo Unit Owner Appeals $20,000 Costs Award
    In a prior blog post, we reported about a case (Wexler v. Carleton Condominium Corp. No. 28) where a unit owner who had unsuccessfully sued the condominium corporation for harassment was ordered to pay costs to the condominium corporation in…
Rank this Week: 149

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Dec 1

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower
    In a recent change to their CML Handbook Part 2 requirements, HSBC have imposed new obligations on their conveyancing panel when it comes to advising joint borrowers.One might expect Section 8.1 (‘Does the lender allow me to advise any…
  • Nov 30

    CML Handbook Changes: Tis the Season for Melancholy

    CML Handbook Changes: Tis the Season for Melancholy
    If a conveyancing lawyer were to identify the period where they were under the most pressure it would be the last quarter of the year,being the lead-up to the seasonal holidays.Buyers and sellers agreeing a house sale or purchase almost…
  • Nov 18

    Japanese Knotweed : Knot Disclosing to Lender

    Japanese Knotweed : Knot Disclosing to Lender
    This week three lenders followed HSBC's lead* in using the CML Handbook Part 2 to set out their conveyancing instructions relating to Japanese Knotweed.What should otherwise be a simple ”yes-or no” to question 5.4.4  instead…
Rank this Week: 1088

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/
  • Dec 1

    So is this the time for developers to think big and build big?

    So is this the time for developers to think big and build big?
    On Monday 28 November 2016 the City of London’s Planning and Transport Committee approved (19 votes in favour, 2 against) a resolution to grant permission for the development known as 1 Undershaft which at 73 storeys will be the tallest…
  • Nov 21

    (UK) Welsh Residential Private Rented Sector – Key New Regulations in Force

    (UK) Welsh Residential Private Rented Sector – Key New Regulations in Force
    As we mentioned in an earlier post Regulations for dealing with private rented housing in Wales are increasing. From 23 November 2016 all properties need to be registered and anybody undertaking, letting or management work has to go further…
  • Nov 9

    (US) A parking garage today, but what about tomorrow?

    (US) A parking garage today, but what about tomorrow?
    In a recent Law360.com article written by Andrew McIntyre, the author addresses three issues in converting parking to accommodate the growing need for E-commerce delivery space and the future effects of driverless vehicles: Zoning Market…
Rank this Week: 787

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 2308

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/
  • Nov 30

    What's In The Box? Hugo Grotius!

    What's In The Box? Hugo Grotius!
    After the recent Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in the Netherlands (very appropriate, as it was the home of the Dutch lawyer and property rights guy Hugo Grotius), we had the opportunity to visit one of that country's notable…
  • Nov 30

    Annual Hawaii Bar Association Land Use Update Video

    Annual Hawaii Bar Association Land Use Update Video
    Every year, our partners Greg Kugle and Mark M. Murakami update the Hawaii State Bar Associations Real Property Section on the latest decisions and issues in Hawaii and national land use law. The week before last, they did their thing, and…
  • Nov 21

    Mark Your Calendars: The Land Use Institute Is Returning - February 1-2, 2017, Miami

    Mark Your Calendars: The Land Use Institute Is Returning - February 1-2, 2017, Miami
    After a short absence and a change of lead sponsor (from ALI-CLE, to the American Bar Association's Section of State and Local Government Law), the Land Use Institute is back on. It will be held February 1-2, 2017, in Miami, Florida, at the…
Rank this Week: 2472

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)
    Out of the gallimaufry of Weblogs that I track in my categories in the columns to the right, one of my favorites is the Rev. Dr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment. He is classed under the very few liturgical blogs ("Liturgi-cannon" in my…
  • Nov 9

    The Professor Is Right Again

    The Professor Is Right Again
    Professor Helmuth Norpoth of Stony Brook University on Long Island correctly called this election for Donald Trump back in February, when everyone -- and I mean everyone -- was confident that Trump would lose by a big margin. Later in…
  • Oct 29

    Election Developments - as Predicted

    Election Developments - as Predicted
    As I predicted in my previous election posts here, there have been new surprises emerging just before we head to the polls (for those of who who have already voted by mail -- well, all I can say is that I warned you). The malign media, of…
Rank this Week: 222

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
  • Nov 30

    Change

    Change
    I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately. Change. I get it that change is constant and to be successful you need to embrace change. That doesn’t mean we should just accept changes that are bad. No, I think it means that we…
  • Aug 1

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are
    Allen Klein said that humor cannot change a situation, but it can change your attitude about it. I am working on a lease where I represent a restaurant tenant against a well-known, national REIT landlord. Needless to say, the landlord’s…
  • Jun 28

    A New Cycle?

    A New Cycle?
    It seems like lease issues come in cycles: seemingly out of nowhere, a particular issue that may have never been a concern on previous leases arises suddenly only to disappear once again. Is the rise to prominence of a certain issue…
Rank this Week: 750

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/
  • Nov 29

    Environmental Justice is Coming to California General Plan

    Environmental Justice is Coming to California General Plan
    Environmental justice goals and policies are coming to the general plans of California cities and counties.  So what does that mean for new development projects? Timing.  The new environmental justice requirements are the product of…
  • Nov 17

    When the Coastal Act Clashes with the State’s Housing Density Law

    When the Coastal Act Clashes with the State’s Housing Density Law
    No matter your politics or perspective on development in the state, one thing is beyond debate – California is facing a serious housing shortage crisis. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times warns that this shortage will have…
  • Nov 14

    SB 820: Sacramento Extends California’s Best (Remaining) Tool For Brownfield Renewal

    SB 820: Sacramento Extends California’s Best (Remaining) Tool For Brownfield Renewal
    From timber country to the urban core, California is struggling to get its brownfield sites—land contaminated or believed to be contaminated by hazardous chemicals—back into productive use.
Rank this Week: 2293

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: 1352

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/
  • Nov 29

    New Client: Sage Homeowners Association

    New Client: Sage Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Sage Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Sage, by Shea Homes, is a brand new master planned community located in Livermore.…
  • Nov 22

    FHA Proposes New Rule for Condominium Certification & Lowers Owner-Occupancy Requirement

    FHA Proposes New Rule for Condominium Certification & Lowers Owner-Occupancy Requirement
    We previously blogged about H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016”, which was signed by the President on July 29, 2016.  H.R. 3700 required the Department of Housing and Urban Development…
  • Nov 15

    New Client: Mission Grove Community Association

    New Client: Mission Grove Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Mission Grove Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Mission Grove, by D.R. Horton, is a brand new condominium community located…
Rank this Week: 3331

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 3323

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 310

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning
    The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But amid the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these…
  • Nov 23

    Injunction Stops New DOL Overtime Provisions From Taking Effect

    Injunction Stops New DOL Overtime Provisions From Taking Effect
    A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction that prohibits new Department of Labor (DOL) rules on overtime from taking effect nationwide. These rules, set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, would have raised the…
  • Nov 23

    Top 6 Issues Likely to be Addressed Early by Trump Administration

    Top 6 Issues Likely to be Addressed Early by Trump Administration
    Employers (and everyone else) are guessing what it means for them after the Trump Administration takes office in January. It is safe to predict that there will be many changes coming in new legislation (with Republicans maintaining control of…
Rank this Week: 1998

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/
  • Nov 28

    Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Broad Discretion of BTA in the Valuation of Real Property

    Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Broad Discretion of BTA in the Valuation of Real Property
    On October 27, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court (the court) issued its decision in Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, Slip Opinion no. 2016-Ohio-7466, which stemmed from an appeal of a Board of Tax Appeal (BTA),…
  • Nov 21

    When Baseball is a Bone Breaking vs. a Heart Breaking Experience, who is Responsible?

    When Baseball is a Bone Breaking vs. a Heart Breaking Experience, who is Responsible?
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Senior Counsel-Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, PLLWhile a good deal of the heartbreak from our beloved Cleveland Indians just missing another World Series victory is behind us, some fans have had more than their hearts…
  • Nov 7

    Watch your Language with Oil and Gas Leases in Ohio

    Watch your Language with Oil and Gas Leases in Ohio
    By: Stephen D. Richman-Senior Counsel at Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, PLLAs established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in commercial agreements, unless it is…
Rank this Week: 1789

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment

    Massachusetts new alimony law – Durational limits and prior divorce judgment
    In 2012 Massachusetts divorce law changed by implementation of an Alimony Reform Act. A recent case, George v. George, interpreted and explained a portion of the law known as durational limits.Under prior law, alimony was awarded for life or…
  • Sep 1

    PLAY DATES, GUNS, AND OTHER SAFETY QUESTIONS

    PLAY DATES, GUNS, AND OTHER SAFETY QUESTIONS
    This morning on the news there was a story about an 11 year old who was shot in the face. The shooting was accidental and the gun was legally registered and owned. One child was at another child's home and they found the gun and played with…
  • Mar 20

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?
    In most custody cases, both parents are good parents who can take care of the children. A judge has to decide custody between two good choices. In most Massachusetts custody battles, custody is not decided on the basis that one parent is…
Rank this Week: 1293

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 27

    Known unknowns – Considering disability in homelessne

    Known unknowns – Considering disability in homelessne
    Birmingham City Council v Wilson [2016] EWCA Civ 1137 In Pieretti v Enfield LBC [2010] EWCA Civ 1104 (our note) the Court of Appeal held that under (the predecessor to) the Equality Act, in the course of Housing Act 1997…
  • Nov 23

    Private sector update

    Private sector update
    Section 8 notice prescribed form The Govt has made The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2016. The Schedule contains a new ‘form 3’ – the prescribed form of…
  • Nov 23

    Job Ads – E London

    Job Ads – E London
    Shelter Solicitor £36,501 – £39,021 pa, plus excellent benefits Stratford, London Closing date: Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 11.30 pm We’re looking for an accomplished Solicitor or equivalent to deliver a specialist…
Rank this Week: 349

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 27

    Austin Loses Suit Alleging Undervalued Tax Appraisal

    Austin Loses Suit Alleging Undervalued Tax Appraisal
    A Texas appellate court recently affirmed the dismissal of the city of Austin’s lawsuit claiming commercial and vacant property are being undervalued during property tax appraisals.  Austin sued the Travis Central Appraisal…
  • Nov 25

    NJ Requires Proof Of Reasonable Probability Of Approvals For Alternate Highest And Best Use

    NJ Requires Proof Of Reasonable Probability Of Approvals For Alternate Highest And Best Use
    The NJ Appellate Division recently decided a case involving an important and recurring issue – valuing a property for a use that requires land development approvals.  In New Jersey Transit Corp. v. Franco, Docket No. A-3802-12T4,…
  • Nov 15

    U.S. Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Appraisal

    U.S. Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Appraisal
    The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will hold a hearing entitled “Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. This hearing will examine the…
Rank this Week: 1453

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Ruminations Goes Bowling – Scores A 300!

    Ruminations Goes Bowling – Scores A 300!
    Print300 is a pretty good score for a single bowling game. It is a score of perfection. While the same can’t be said about reaching our 300th Ruminations blog posting today, perfection not even being on our wish list, we’re pretty…
  • Nov 20

    You’ve Got To Know What Words Mean – Was Arbitration Mandatory?

    You’ve Got To Know What Words Mean – Was Arbitration Mandatory?
    PrintArbitration (and other alternate dispute resolution methods) have their place in agreements such as leases. Another possible way to say that, and one that brings out a bit of nuance, is that arbitration is a specialized tool, not a Swiss…
  • Nov 13

    When Does A Holdover (“Sufferance”) Tenancy Begin?

    When Does A Holdover (“Sufferance”) Tenancy Begin?
    PrintThe most popular Ruminations blog posting, by far, if the one dealing with holdover tenancies [It can be seen by clicking HERE.] We write, “holdover tenancies” only because that is how people speak about tenants who remain in…
Rank this Week: 2878

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Nov 23

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate
    You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The…
  • Jun 30

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa
    It happens all too often; a loved one unexpectedly dies without leaving a will. For those left to deal with the deceased person’s estate this can be a real estate nightmare. Without a surviving grantee or other survivorship language…
  • Jun 22

    Quitclaim Deeds in Texa

    Quitclaim Deeds in Texa
    A quitclaim deed is a purported transfer of a grantor’s right, title, and interest in a property; which is far different that other types of deeds such as general warranty or special warranty deeds which convey a property from one party…
Rank this Week: 2256

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Nov 23

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate
    You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The…
  • Jun 30

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa

    Affidavit of Heirship in Texa
    It happens all too often; a loved one unexpectedly dies without leaving a will. For those left to deal with the deceased person’s estate this can be a real estate nightmare. Without a surviving grantee or other survivorship language…
  • Jun 22

    Quitclaim Deeds in Texa

    Quitclaim Deeds in Texa
    A quitclaim deed is a purported transfer of a grantor’s right, title, and interest in a property; which is far different that other types of deeds such as general warranty or special warranty deeds which convey a property from one party…
Rank this Week: 1885

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Firm’s Attorneys Discuss Ramifications of Thwarted Condominium Termination with Reporters from Daily Business Review, The Real Deal

    Firm’s Attorneys Discuss Ramifications of Thwarted Condominium Termination with Reporters from Daily Business Review, The Real Deal
    The firm’s Helio De La Torre and Lindsey Thurswell Lehr were interviewed during the last few days by reporters from the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper, and The Real…
  • Nov 22

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve
    For those who live in community associations, board membership should be viewed in the same vein as a civic duty.  An effective board of directors is essential for the financial and administrative wherewithal and stability of every…
  • Nov 22

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve

    Shortening the Board Member Learning Curve
    For those who live in community associations, board membership should be viewed in the same vein as a civic duty.  An effective board of directors is essential for the financial and administrative wherewithal and stability of every…
Rank this Week: 4698

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: 1257

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/
  • Nov 22

    Thankful for My Clients!

    Thankful for My Clients!
    Happy Thanksgiving to my clients!  I am thankful for you and appreciate your contributions to your communities.  I will continue to represent your legal interests to the very best of my ability!  
  • Nov 10

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation

    FHA Condominium Owner-Occupancy Requirement Lowered in Some Situation
    Until recently, condominiums that wanted to obtain FHA lending approval were required to be at least 50% owner-occupied.  HUD announced last month that it is willing to issue FHA approvals to condominiums with owner-occupancy percentages…
  • Oct 26

    Washington Court of Appeals Affirms Order to Trim Hedge Row and Restore View

    Washington Court of Appeals Affirms Order to Trim Hedge Row and Restore View
    A Mercer Island homeowner sued his downhill neighbors for specific performance of a covenant that requires landscaping to be maintained at a height no greater than the nearest roof peak.  His neighbors responded that a hedge row on their…
Rank this Week: 3938

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP.

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP.
    Be Thankful Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.  If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the…
  • Nov 10

    2017 Assessment

    2017 Assessment
    Is your association increasing, or even decreasing, its annual assessment fees for 2017? If so, it is important that the association follow its governing documents when providing notice of the change to all owners.   In…
  • Nov 4

    New Addition to WLPP

    New Addition to WLPP
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne is pleased to announce that Brianna Schaefer has joined our firm. Brianna is an accomplished attorney specializing in the practice of community association law and is an outstanding addition to our…
Rank this Week: 2427

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/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei
  • Nov 16

    Thanksgiving Preparation

    Thanksgiving Preparation
    The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday requires quite a bit of planning.  We are not speaking merely about creating the menu, shopping for the required ingredients and preparing the delicious food.  Rather, we wish to call attention…
  • Nov 3

    Pitfalls Arising from the Purchase of Foreclosed Propertie

    Pitfalls Arising from the Purchase of Foreclosed Propertie
    From time to time, we  are approached by a client who says that she is getting a bargain on a real estate purchase of a foreclosed property.  Such a property is being sold by the lender or its subsidiary at a price that the client…
Rank this Week: 3818

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Nov 22

    Accessibility Defense ranks among top litigation blogs and other news.

    Accessibility Defense ranks among top litigation blogs and other news.
    Our blog ranked fifth among litigation blogs in this year’s poll by the Expert Institute. Thanks to all our subscribers for voting for us. Please keep in touch with your suggestions so we can continue to provide the best and most…
  • Nov 20

    A couple of quick hits on the ADA, the internet, and public restroom

    A couple of quick hits on the ADA, the internet, and public restroom
    Three interesting decisions, and a news report were published last week that deserve attention, but really don’t need a lengthy discussion. First, in Natl. Assn. of the Deaf v. Harvard U.,  2016 WL 6540446, at *2 (D.…
  • Nov 14

    Good news and a sobering reminder about “sober homes” and the FHA

    Good news and a sobering reminder about “sober homes” and the FHA
    The Department of Justice and Housing and Urban Development have just issued a guidance document concerning sober homes and other types of group living arrangements. It should help provide some clarity to cities and towns still wrestling with…
Rank this Week: 493

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Nov 21

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Oct 19

    NEW CA PREVAILING WAGE LAW SUSPENDED BY FEDERAL COURT!

    NEW CA PREVAILING WAGE LAW SUSPENDED BY FEDERAL COURT!
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Oct 14

    Another First: CA Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Material Supplier

    Another First: CA Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Material Supplier
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 1266