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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

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

    THE BIG APPLE'S SLOWING DOWN

    THE BIG APPLE'S SLOWING DOWN
    COMPTROLLER STRINGER: CITY ECONOMY SLOWS DURING THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2016 The City added 13,400 private-sector jobs, the second smallest increase in six years The City’s economy grew 1.7%, the slowest rate in two years, but …
  • Aug 29

    NOT PLEASED WITH TRUMP

    NOT PLEASED WITH TRUMP
    Less Than Half of Republicans Pleased With Trump as Nominee by Frank Newport Story Highlights 46% of Republicans satisfied with Trump as GOP nominee 56% of Democrats are satisfied with Clinton as party's nominee Young…
  • Aug 29

    BAD DIET YIELDS ADHD

    BAD DIET YIELDS ADHD
    Unhealthy diet during pregnancy could be linked to ADHD King's College London New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 1742

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 29

    Visitors At The Volcano: Is The NPS Nuts?

    Visitors At The Volcano: Is The NPS Nuts?
    Our law partner, Ken Kupchak, a scientist and lawyer, spends a lot of time on the Big Island. Volcano, specifically. So when he recently circulated these photos, taken on a hike-and-bike out to where the lava meets the sea, it reminded us of…
  • Aug 29

    Adieu, Toot

    Adieu, Toot
    A short detour on this Monday to note the passing of the great Belgian-American jazzman Toots Thielemans. There's no connection to the usual topics covered here, only that his music has kept us company during many long hours of writing and…
  • Aug 25

    ND: Entry Statutes Are Not Takings, Even If There's A Physical Invasion

    ND: Entry Statutes Are Not Takings, Even If There's A Physical Invasion
    Entry statutes are in the news lately. As we reported here for example, the California Supreme Court recently saved California's entry statute from unconstitutionality by implying a requirement for a jury trial (and other eminent domain…
Rank this Week: 255

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 29

    What do points mean? (No prizes)

    What do points mean? (No prizes)
    Woolfe, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Islington [2016] EWHC 1907 (Admin) Another allocation judicial review, related, but perhaps distinct from the line of ‘reasonable preference’ cases we have previously seen. The…
  • Aug 25

    The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind small

    The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind small
    Or how to end up with a personal liability for £100,000 within 5 years of qualification as a solicitor. The Charles Henry/Legal Action fallout continues, and very painfully for some involved. For those who have missed the saga of…
  • Aug 25

    Job Ad – E London

    Job Ad – E London
     T V Edwards PARALEGAL SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT T V Edwards LLP is a growing and vibrant firm. We are recruiting for a paralegal for our Social Welfare (Housing/Community Care/Public Law) department. Successful applicants will be…
Rank this Week: 503

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3289

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 29

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage
    When a marriage hits a rocky stage, a postnuptial agreement might be just the thing to restore trust and put things back on a smoother track. Beyoncé and Jay-Z may have thought so, as they reportedly entered into a postnup after a…
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
Rank this Week: 714

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 29

    Are Oral Modifications of Written Leases Enforceable in Ohio?

    Are Oral Modifications of Written Leases Enforceable in Ohio?
    As you may know, as a general rule, commercial leases of real property in Ohio must be in writing to be enforceable. Ohio’s “Statute of Frauds” (ORC Section 1335.04) with respect to leases provides in pertinent part that…
  • Aug 22

    As With Many Things in Life, Timing is Everything.

    As With Many Things in Life, Timing is Everything.
    If I had to pick one issue that perpetually appears in term sheets and letters of intent negotiated by clients on real estate purchases, it is the issue of timing. In short, the self-imposed deadlines agreed to by the parties are often…
  • Aug 14

    There’s a New Form in Town (for Cuyahoga County Real Estate Transfers)

    There’s a New Form in Town (for Cuyahoga County Real Estate Transfers)
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq., Senior Counsel at Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzActually, effective August 1, 2016, for Cuyahoga County, there is a new Page 2 to the statewide Real Property Conveyance Fee Statement of Value and Receipt (Form DTE…
Rank this Week: 849

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 29

    Dissatisfaction guaranteed or your money *not* back: Part 1, 156% over in real term

    Dissatisfaction guaranteed or your money *not* back: Part 1, 156% over in real term
     By: David A.  Smith   Though the Rio games are in the past and rapidly fading from the public consciousness –   Those memories aren’t fading fast enough   – their financial memory will linger on, as…
  • Aug 26

    Zoning’s fifth column

    Zoning’s fifth column
    As my four columns of troops approach the city, a fifth column of people inside the city will support us and undermine the government from within. General Emilio Mola, advancing on Madrid, 1936 (paraphrased from Wikipedia)   By: David A.…
  • Aug 23

    Month(s) in Review, June and July, 2016: Part 2, From abbey to Madonna

    Month(s) in Review, June and July, 2016: Part 2, From abbey to Madonna
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s Part 1 of the two-month retrospective covered my ruminations about walled cities, some of which, like Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, eventually no longer…
Rank this Week: 774

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 29

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 2: Foundations from the 17th Century, A Series by John R. Nolon

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 2: Foundations from the 17th Century, A Series by John R. Nolon
    Zoning’s Next Century Foundations from the 17th Century John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University This excerpt from a forthcoming article demonstrates that the earliest foundations of land use…
  • Aug 28

    Conference Announcement: Pace's Annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference

    Conference Announcement: Pace's Annual Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference
    15th Annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference The 2016 Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference will be held at Pace Law School on December 8, 2016. This year's theme will be The Economics and Equity…
  • Aug 26

    Mandelker on Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing

    Mandelker on Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing
    Daniel R. Mandelker (Washington U. Law) has just published "Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing" in The Urban Lawyer. Here is the abstract: Manufactured housing is a major affordable housing resource for millions of people.…
Rank this Week: 227

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 29

    New Building Approved for Vacant Lot on East 62nd Street

    New Building Approved for Vacant Lot on East 62nd Street
    Townhouse to be constructed in a modified Beaux-Arts style where 1880s townhouse was destroyed in an explosion. On July 12, 2016, Landmarks considered and approved an application to construct a new building at 34 East 62nd Street, in…
  • Aug 26

    EVENT REMINDER: Center for New York City Law Breakfast with Joseph Ponte

    EVENT REMINDER: Center for New York City Law Breakfast with Joseph Ponte
    The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to a City Law Breakfast presenting Joseph Ponte Commissioner, NYC Department of Correction ✱✱✱ DATE: Friday, September 16, 2016 ✱✱✱ TIME:…
  • Aug 25

    City Planning Approves New Through-Block Building, Without Affordable Housing

    City Planning Approves New Through-Block Building, Without Affordable Housing
    City Planning Commission declined to apply Mandatory Inclusionary Housing to proposed West Side development, despite strong support from community. On August 15, 2016, the City Planning Commission approved a special permit to construct a new…
Rank this Week: 2759

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Aug 29

    Flying Freehold Enquiries Take Off Post Brexit

    Flying Freehold Enquiries Take Off Post Brexit
    CML post Brexit figures already indicate a slowdown in housing market. Perhaps it’s not surprising that so called ‘problematic properties’ i.e. those with more unusual characteristics are more difficult to sell. Specialist…
  • Aug 18

    New Life Mortgages - A New Approach to Unexpired Lease Term

    New Life Mortgages - A New Approach to Unexpired Lease Term
    New Life Mortgages is the latest of a number of lenders who have changed their CML Handbook requirement relating to unexpired lease terms (section 5.14.1).The new requirement reads :"Leasehold remaining term plus the age of the youngest…
  • Aug 2

    Are Property Lawyers Sleepwalking Into Leasehold Nightmare?

    Are Property Lawyers Sleepwalking Into Leasehold Nightmare?
    Property lawyers in England and Wales are sitting on a potential time-bomb as one and a half million leaseholders face an increased risk of their property plummeting in value, or even becoming unmortgageable.What has changed?A number of…
Rank this Week: 4799

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Be Reasonable, Whatever That Mean

    Be Reasonable, Whatever That Mean
    PrintWhy is it reasonable to Ruminations to have steered clear of the “reasonableness” issue, i.e., what does “reasonable” mean? Despite having posted more than 280 times on similar issues, we’ve avoided this…
  • Aug 21

    The Perils Of Overreaching

    The Perils Of Overreaching
    PrintHow aggressive should we be when drafting agreements? How about when responding to someone else’s version? Of course, it depends on a lot of factors, but what about the factors within our own control? One thing to be kept in mind…
  • Aug 14

    Special Tip: You Don’t Want To Call For Broad Form Property Insurance

    Special Tip: You Don’t Want To Call For Broad Form Property Insurance
    PrintLast week, we left off just before the “good stuff.” We wrote that the most commonly encountered commercial property insurance policy, the one promulgated by Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), was a four-part insuring…
Rank this Week: 1125

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 August

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 August
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Another week over and time for another roundup. This week we have two ‘fast track‘ blog clinic posts.  Just so you know – this is the paid version of the popular ‘blog…
  • Aug 26

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #264

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #264
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis has an identity issue …) I do so much conference presentation and TV work these days and I get asked by the organisations I work for how I want them to list me. Trouble is I…
  • Aug 25

    Can this tenancy between the executor and his deceased parents be ended now?

    Can this tenancy between the executor and his deceased parents be ended now?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Here is a question to the blog clinic ‘fast track’ from Kevin (not his real name) who is a landlord. My parents gifted me their house in 2012 and at the time there was a tenancy agreement setup…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Aug 26

    No Reverse CEQA Just Because of Existing Air Contaminant

    No Reverse CEQA Just Because of Existing Air Contaminant
    In a decision that should provide more certainty for the development of residential infill and transit-oriented projects, the Court of Appeal recently held that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) “cannot be used by a lead…
  • Jul 15

    Emergency Groundwater Management Regulations Now in Effect, Certain to Make an Impact

    Emergency Groundwater Management Regulations Now in Effect, Certain to Make an Impact
    The California Water Commission recently approved new emergency regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans (“GSPs”). In addition to substantially affecting groundwater management practices and procedures under…
  • Jun 24

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project

    New Federal Law Fast Tracks Energy and Infrastructure Project
    Looking only at its name, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), a long-term funding bill adopted by Congress in late 2015, would seem to benefit only ground transportation projects. For the most part, FAST has been…
Rank this Week: 2378

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 26

    How Condemnation Can Affect Small Businesse

    How Condemnation Can Affect Small Businesse
    Hearing that the government wants to take the land on which you live is stressful, as you will need to figure out a new place to live if the condemnation is successful. However, if you run your own small business, learning there may be a…
  • Aug 12

    Can You Appeal An Eminent Domain Decision?

    Can You Appeal An Eminent Domain Decision?
      If you receive notice of a potential Illinois eminent domain action that will affect your property, you have the right to legally challenge the condemnation if there is a basis on which to do so. Some common reasons to challenge the…
  • Aug 9

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?
    When the government authorizes an eminent domain action regarding your land, the government will make an offer to compensate you for your property. All too often, this offer is grossly inadequate and you have the right to contest the offer…
Rank this Week: 3019

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 3980

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/
  • Aug 26

    Limitations Period Trips Up Florida Creditor in Fraudulent Transfer Case

    Limitations Period Trips Up Florida Creditor in Fraudulent Transfer Case
    In an issue without prior precedent in the Florida courts, the 2d District Court of Appeal addressed an important question regarding the amount of time a party has to challenge a fraudulent transfer. In the recently decided case, the court…
  • Aug 12

    Amending a Complaint or Answer in Your Florida Commercial Litigation

    Amending a Complaint or Answer in Your Florida Commercial Litigation
    A Bal Harbour-based property company received new life in its breach of contract battle with a Miami interior design company. The 3d District Court of Appeal ruled that the trial court in the case should not have refused the property…
  • Jul 28

    LLC Member’s Insufficient Affidavit Dooms Florida Lawsuit on Appeal

    LLC Member’s Insufficient Affidavit Dooms Florida Lawsuit on Appeal
    If you find yourself needing to utilize the court system in order to sort out a dispute between yourself and another of your fellow members of a limited liability company, it is important to understand what you’ll need to win your case.…
Rank this Week: 1020

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 25

    Arizona Attorney General Intervenes to stop abusive ADA litigation

    Arizona Attorney General Intervenes to stop abusive ADA litigation
    This is just a quick note about a major development in the story concerning thousands of lawsuits filed in Arizona by a purported disability rights group. The attorney involved, Peter Strojnik was mentioned in two of my blogs earlier this…
  • Aug 21

    Good news for the Fair Housing Act: TWC puts a dent in dialing for dollar

    Good news for the Fair Housing Act: TWC puts a dent in dialing for dollar
    I’ve written before about the dialing for dollars phenomenon in Fair Housing Act claims (click here) and about how cheap standing facilitates litigation aimed more at profit than progress (click here). There is good news on both fronts…
  • Aug 15

    Does DOJ’s new definition of disability matter? Maybe.

    Does DOJ’s new definition of disability matter? Maybe.
    On August 11, 2016 the Department of Justice finally issued its regulations implementing the expanded definition of disability contained in the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments. The actual content of the regulations, which…
Rank this Week: 1648

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit
    Local businesses are being targeted by ADA accessibility testers at an alarming rate.  The number of lawsuits filed in federal court is already up 63% from last year.  The three states with the most lawsuits continue to be Florida,…
  • Aug 12

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie
    On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that would significantly reduce the tax planning benefits involving family limited partnerships and similar structures which are effective tools for certain wealthy…
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
Rank this Week: 1903

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 25

    What Is a Reverse Mortgage and How Does It Work?

    What Is a Reverse Mortgage and How Does It Work?
    Learn the basics of a reverse mortgage. The post What Is a Reverse Mortgage and How Does It Work? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Aug 19

    What Is a Living Will?

    What Is a Living Will?
    What's the difference between a Will and a Living Will and why do I need both? The post What Is a Living Will? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Aug 12

    What Happens If My Mortgage Is Sold or Transferred?

    What Happens If My Mortgage Is Sold or Transferred?
    Learn about the common practice of transferring mortgages and the protections in place for your loan. The post What Happens If My Mortgage Is Sold or Transferred? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 3904

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 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…
  • Aug 4

    Congress helps condominium unit buyers - changes to FHA loan requirement

    Congress helps condominium unit buyers - changes to FHA loan requirement
    Just before the summer recess, in an amazing moment of bipartisanship, both houses of Congress voted unanimously to change the required percentage of owner occupancy in condominiums from 50% to 35% (unless FHA can prove that a higher…
  • Jul 6

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit
    SADDLEBROOK ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. v. CITY OF SUFFOLK TRIAL AND APPEAL HANDLED BY INMAN & STRICKLER On June 1, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled on a case decided by a Suffolk Circuit Court Judge regarding the taxation of...
Rank this Week: 1186

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Carol Egan, Executive Health Coach, on Eating Well During Divorce

    Carol Egan, Executive Health Coach, on Eating Well During Divorce
    We talked to former clients about their top tips on how to take care of yourself during a divorce.  Their excellent advice, which you can read here, inspired us to do a series of blog posts expanding on their suggestions.  The…
  • Aug 9

    6 Things I’ve Learned About Friendship and Divorce

    6 Things I’ve Learned About Friendship and Divorce
    This morning, Freed Marcroft’s Instagram feed was flooded with the hashtag #friendshipday.   Friendship Day is one of those holidays initially created by Hallmark to sell cards.  It is now actually an official United…
  • Jul 28

    What Does The Democratic National Convention Have To Do With Divorce

    What Does The Democratic National Convention Have To Do With Divorce
    I know.  You’re thinking, “what is she thinking.” Forgive me, I’m tired.  I was up late watching the DNC last night.  But please bear with me for a minute while I draw this analogy for you. At Freed…
Rank this Week: 2749

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: 723

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Fines Coming For “No More Than Four” Boston Student Housing Rule Violations?

    Fines Coming For “No More Than Four” Boston Student Housing Rule Violations?
    Rule Prohibits No More Than 4 Undergraduate Students Per Rental Unit With thousands of college students set to invade Boston in the next week, the Chief of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department is letting local landlords know…
  • Aug 2

    Realtors Successfully Lobby Against Mandatory Home Energy Labeling Law

    Realtors Successfully Lobby Against Mandatory Home Energy Labeling Law
    Energy Savings Law Would Have Required Energy Score On Homes for Sale The 22,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) has successfully lobbied against a controversial provision within proposed energy saving…
  • Jul 18

    Appealing Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Permits Just Got A Lot Harder

    Appealing Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Permits Just Got A Lot Harder
    Eisai, Inc. v. Housing Appeals Committee: Master Plan Conflict Does Not Trump Need For Affordable Housing Chapter 40B — the state’s so-called “anti-snob” affordable housing law — has pitted developers vs.…
Rank this Week: 1097

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 25

    GTA New Condo Inventory at Lowest Level Since 2010

    GTA New Condo Inventory at Lowest Level Since 2010
    Research conducted by Urbanation Inc. indicates that the supply of unsold new condominium units in the Greater Toronto Area (“GTA”) is at its lowest level since 2010. (Urbanation Inc. is a research company that has been analyzing…
  • Aug 23

    CDC Study on Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Home

    CDC Study on Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Home
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) in the United States recently published the results of a study where it determined that Americans living in multi-unit housing, such as condominiums, are more likely to smoke…
  • Aug 18

    15% Additional Tax on Residential Purchases by Foreign Nationals in Vancouver

    15% Additional Tax on Residential Purchases by Foreign Nationals in Vancouver
    Effective August 2, 2016, the Province of British Columbia imposed an additional 15% transfer tax on residential real estate purchases in the Greater Vancouver Regional District by foreign nationals. This tax was imposed in an effort to curb…
Rank this Week: 1605

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 24

    NJ. ST. SEN CALLS FOR ACTION ON EMINENT DOMAIN BILLS

    NJ. ST. SEN CALLS FOR ACTION ON EMINENT DOMAIN BILLS
    NJ State Senator Diane Allen has called for a hearing on two NJ eminent domain bills.  In every legislative session since 2004, Senator Allen has introduced two bills aimed at eminent domain reform. One, S-2505, places a temporary…
  • Aug 21

    Calif. Supreme Court Rules on Access-Road Case

    Calif. Supreme Court Rules on Access-Road Case
    California’s Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that could have far reaching implications in that state.  In City of Perris v. Richard C. Stamper, the Court ruled that a judge should decide whether the city would have…
  • Jul 27

    Ill Court: Temporary Flooding Can Cause Taking

    Ill Court: Temporary Flooding Can Cause Taking
    A unanimous Illinois Supreme Court ruled that temporary flooding can cause a taking under the Illinois Constitution.  In Hampton et al. v. the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, homeowners alleged that…
Rank this Week: 4378

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: 303

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 23

    Pubs & Planning Update

    Pubs & Planning Update
    Wandsworth Council has just taken the unprecedented step of issuing a non-immediate Article 4 Direction to withdraw permitted development rights relating to demolition, alteration and changes of use from 120 pub and bar sites in Wandsworth…
  • Aug 22

    Changes to UK Insurance Law

    Changes to UK Insurance Law
    Major changes to insurance law came into force on 12 August 2016 by virtue of the Insurance Act 2015. Some of the changes will be of benefit to those who have to insure UK real estate and this could provide comfort to mortgagees. The…
  • Aug 5

    Partitions and Vacant Possession

    Partitions and Vacant Possession
    We are often asked by landlords whether tenants need to completely strip out premises including partitioning when they are required to deliver up vacant possession. This is most common when break clauses are conditional on delivering vacant…
Rank this Week: 3958

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on Oceanfront Property and Taking

    Eagle on Oceanfront Property and Taking
    Josh Eagle (South Carolina) has posted Taking the Oceanfront Lot (Indiana Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Oceanfront landowners and states share a property boundary that runs between the wet and dry parts of the shore. This legal…
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on the Socioeconomics of Affordable Housing

    Eagle on the Socioeconomics of Affordable Housing
    Steven J. Eagle (George Mason) posted Conflation, Intractability and Affordable Housing (Fordham Urban Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article examines the varying and often-conflicting views of “affordable housing” of…
  • Aug 17

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster
    (Photo Credit: The Millennium Report) As national news is just getting around to reporting, Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas recently experienced tremendous flooding. Large portions of southeast Louisiana were (and many remain)…
Rank this Week: 615

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: 2380

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Your California Condo or Coop Community Association Could Likely Benefit From An Umbrella Policy

    Your California Condo or Coop Community Association Could Likely Benefit From An Umbrella Policy
    By David Swedelson, Senior Partner at Swedelson & Gottlieb, California Community Association Attorneys We are often asked how much insurance a condo or coop association should carry. I often respond by saying as much as the association…
  • Aug 17

    Has The Pokemon GO Craze Impacted Your California HOA?

    Has The Pokemon GO Craze Impacted Your California HOA?
    By David Swedelson, Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Have you noticed some unusual behavior from some association residents lately? You may have seen them walking outside swiping their smartphones. They may have…
  • Aug 15

    Zika Virus and Your Community Association

    Zika Virus and Your Community Association
    By David Swedelson, Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Although the Zika Virus has not yet been found in California, that does not mean that it will not find it’s way here. Florida community association…
Rank this Week: 2176

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: 951

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1036

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/
  • Aug 19

    Permian Basin in Texas Expects Increased Oil Production

    Permian Basin in Texas Expects Increased Oil Production
    In what is good news for royalty owners and mineral owners in the Permian Basin in Texas, the Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) recently issued a Drilling Productivity Report that projects that output from the Permian…
  • Aug 11

    Another Day, Another Oil & Gas Scam…

    Another Day, Another Oil & Gas Scam…
    In rereading a news release issued by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, I was struck again by how much money is taken in by oil and gas scam artists. The news release recounted that a California man named John…
  • Aug 5

    Texas Mineral Owners Must Carefully Inspect Deeds Before Signing!

    Texas Mineral Owners Must Carefully Inspect Deeds Before Signing!
    As the Texas Supreme Court noted recently, it is the responsibility of mineral owners to review their deeds carefully to ensure that the rights and reservations in the deed are what they intend and that there are no mistakes. Specifically, in…
Rank this Week: 2389

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
  • Aug 18

    What Is Medical Negligence and What Can You Do If You Are a Victim?

    What Is Medical Negligence and What Can You Do If You Are a Victim?
    I am Andrew E. Greenwald, and I am a partner at Joseph Greenwald & Laake, and am a former chair of the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group, have given over 100 lectures to trial lawyer and other groups and have…
  • Aug 18

    Is Entrepreneurship Making a Comeback?

    Is Entrepreneurship Making a Comeback?
    Significant economic indicators continue to support the proposition that new business startup activity is on the rise.  On August 4, 2016, the Kauffman Foundation released the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, its highly respected…
  • Aug 11

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Here…What Does this Mean for Purposes of Automobile Insurance Coverage and Liability for Accidents?

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Here…What Does this Mean for Purposes of Automobile Insurance Coverage and Liability for Accidents?
    The era of autonomous (aka “driverless”) vehicles has arrived and with it will come unprecedented changes in tort and insurance law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
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/
  • Aug 18

    Louisiana Flooding – Legal Update

    Louisiana Flooding – Legal Update
    The Liskow & Lewis family stands by our friends and neighbors throughout the unprecedented flooding in our community. As we begin the long process of recovery, here is a brief legal update on the response of various courts and state…
  • Aug 18

    All or Nothing: Regulators Strictly Define Pipeline Abandonment

    All or Nothing: Regulators Strictly Define Pipeline Abandonment
    On August 16th, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) issued an advisory bulletin to clarify the regulatory requirements that may vary depending on the operational status of a pipeline under 49…
  • Aug 9

    First Parish Coastal Zone Lawsuit to Proceed to Decision Falls for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedie

    First Parish Coastal Zone Lawsuit to Proceed to Decision Falls for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedie
    The first of 40 coastal permitting lawsuits to proceed to disposition has been dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. In a ruling released today, Judge Enright of the 24th JDC for Jefferson Parish dismissed The Parish…
Rank this Week: 770

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 18

    Can an Association Suspend an Owner’s Right to Use Common Facilities?

    Can an Association Suspend an Owner’s Right to Use Common Facilities?
    Association boards frequently ask what recourse they have against owners who fall behind on paying assessments, or violate other provisions of an association’s governing documents. While most associations’ governing documents…
  • Aug 17

    What You Need to Know if You Are Considering Signing Up with VBRO

    What You Need to Know if You Are Considering Signing Up with VBRO
    Relatively recently, sites like VRBO have revolutionized how people travel. They also have made it easier for the average person to rent out their home without the need for professional assistance. Are you considering renting your second home…
  • Aug 15

    Insight into the SWFL Real Estate Market: Q&A with Matt Simmon

    Insight into the SWFL Real Estate Market: Q&A with Matt Simmon
    As Co-Chair of the Lee County Bar Association’s Land Use and Governmental Law Section, I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Matt Simmons, State-Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and partner at Maxwell Hendry &…
Rank this Week: 674

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 17

    Business Judgment Rule Does Not Protect the Willfully Ignorant

    Business Judgment Rule Does Not Protect the Willfully Ignorant
    *New Case Law Volunteer homeowners association (“HOA”) directors are fiduciaries who are held to high standards of conduct when making decisions or taking actions on behalf of the communities they represent. Sometimes those…
  • Jul 14

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Villa Portofino Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association’s legal counsel. Villa Portofino is a planned development located at the southern gateway to the…
  • Jul 14

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association

    New Client: Villa Portofino Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Villa Portofino Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association’s legal counsel. Villa Portofino is a planned development located at the southern gateway to the…
Rank this Week: 1583

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/
  • Aug 16

    Hotel Lawyer: Why NOW may be the best time for developers to start EB-5 financing

    Hotel Lawyer: Why NOW may be the best time for developers to start EB-5 financing
    16 August 2016 Is there a serious risk that EB-5 will expire September 30, 2016? Anything is possible when Congress is in session, but none of the experts we talk to believe that the EB-5 program will be allowed to lapse. As discussed below,…
  • Aug 5

    Video: Tye Turman discusses new hotel builds, adaptive reuse, and brand

    Video: Tye Turman discusses new hotel builds, adaptive reuse, and brand
      Tye Turman, Senior VP of Lodging Development at Marriott, speaks with David Sudeck, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment…
  • Aug 3

    Video: Alice Gao discusses interest rates and Chinese investment in gateway citie

    Video: Alice Gao discusses interest rates and Chinese investment in gateway citie
      Alice Gao, Senior VP of ICBC USA, speaks with Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® at JMBM’s 2016 Meet the Money® – the national hotel finance and investment conference. Alice explains…
Rank this Week: 2617

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • 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…
  • Jul 15

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase
    Seattle residential landlords must give 60 days notice to increase rent ten percent or more in any twelve-month period. For rent increases of less than ten percent the landlord may give only 30 days notice. A new Seattle ordinance limits the…
  • Jul 15

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase

    Seattle Ordinance Restricts Rent Increase
    Seattle residential landlords must give 60 days notice to increase rent ten percent or more in any twelve-month period. For rent increases of less than ten percent the landlord may give only 30 days notice. A new Seattle ordinance limits the…
Rank this Week: 2634

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/
  • Aug 16

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.
    The rebound of the real estate market in the Ozarks seems very real, judging from the calls I get from stressed out buyers and sellers who are approaching closing dates. Buyers sometimes want break contracts, and sellers want to force the…
  • Feb 3

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie
    When Taylor’s bull crossed the fence, attracted by Coble’s heifers, Coble hopped on his ATV. The bull charged and the ATV flipped. The bull mounted–not the heifer–but the ATV, pinning Coble, who was seriously injured.…
  • Feb 3

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie
    When Taylor’s bull crossed the fence, attracted by Coble’s heifers, Coble hopped on his ATV. The bull charged and the ATV flipped. The bull mounted–not the heifer–but the ATV, pinning Coble, who was seriously injured.…
Rank this Week: 1354

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 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
  • Jul 28

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them

    Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them
    Today’s blog is written by guest author, Todd Bryant who is the president and founder of Bryant Surety Bonds, and he helps contractors get bonded and start their business. There are various reasons for construction bond claims to arise.…
  • Jun 23

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia

    Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia
    by Mark A. Cobb Question: An owner, a general contractor or a subcontractor owed us money so we sued them in our state (not Georgia!); the court awarded a judgment in our favor, but the defendant – debtor now resides or transacts…
Rank this Week: 1917

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Aug 16

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Most Commonly Made

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Most Commonly Made
    If you’re like most people, you have the best of intentions to execute plans for how you want your estate distributed when you die or your affairs handled should you become incapacitated. Unfortunately, unless you take action, those…
  • Aug 2

    Pet Trusts: Protection For Our Furry Friend

    Pet Trusts: Protection For Our Furry Friend
    The primary goal of estate planning is to have our wishes carried out, especially when we are not here. Those wishes include care for ourselves if we become disabled, and care for those that matter the most to us, for example, the pet…
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
Rank this Week: 1767

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Bishop Barron on Morality, Character and Relationship

    Bishop Barron on Morality, Character and Relationship
    I've had such good feedback from the previous post with Fr. Robert Barron, a Roman Catholic bishop who publishes regular short video talks in a series he calls "Word on Fire", that I am posting another favorite of mine from that series. In…
  • Aug 10

    A Catholic's View of Episcopal Feminist Theology

    A Catholic's View of Episcopal Feminist Theology
    A bit tardy, perhaps -- but since she is still giving sermons, and will soon once again be teaching at a school of divinity (this time not as its head, but as the Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry),  some might find this…
  • Aug 4

    A Thank You -- and a Little Advice -- to Faithful Christian

    A Thank You -- and a Little Advice -- to Faithful Christian
    Thanks to all who commented so thoughtfully to the previous post -- you have encouraged me to continue blogging, even if not to focus any more on the decline of the Episcopal Congregations in the United States of America (this blog's new name…
Rank this Week: 1722

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/
  • Aug 15

    Water P3s Now on Tap in South Florida

    Water P3s Now on Tap in South Florida
    Florida was an early pioneer in the United States of the public-private partnership (“P3”) model as a means of funding infrastructure improvements. In South Florida alone, we have the Florida Atlantic University dormitory, the…
  • Aug 2

    Discretion in Procurement: The GAO Finds for the Government

    Discretion in Procurement: The GAO Finds for the Government
    The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a decision that could be used by government agencies to support “all encompassing” RFPs, or RFPs that require one bidder to provide several products and services even…
  • Jul 27

    Electric-Vehicle Infrastructure: Fertile Ground for P3’

    Electric-Vehicle Infrastructure: Fertile Ground for P3’
    In 2006, the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” hit the theaters. Ten years later, there remains substantial disagreement on the answer to that question, but one truth has emerged: the electric car lives…
Rank this Week: 3570