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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    NO TOLERANCE FOR GENITAL MUTILATION

    NO TOLERANCE FOR GENITAL MUTILATION
    ICE, FBI recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation WASHINGTON — Feb. 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. U.S.…
  • Feb 6

    CO-OP LIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    CO-OP LIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
    Ask Real Estate By RONDA KAYSEN A Well-Connected Tenant I live in a co-op building with some rent-regulated tenants. One of them happens to work for a city agency that deals with housing. He routinely uses his position to file…
  • Feb 5

    LOOKING FOR ZAK THE BAKER

    LOOKING FOR ZAK THE BAKER
    Where's Zak? There he is! @ Zak The Baker (Miami)
Rank this Week: 5

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 1403

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

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

    Comprar una casa: deporte de riesgo.

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

    Participación del ciudadano en el urbanismo.

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

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

    5 consejos para que tus gestiones en oficinas (públicas o privadas) sean un éxito.
    Cuando comenzamos a ejercer, a todos nos pasa alguna vez: vamos a una oficina, pública o privada, a solicitar información o un documento, y no logramos dar en la tecla, volvemos al despacho con las manos vacías y una sensación bastante…
Rank this Week: 4300

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: 478

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 5

    Find a new place to dwell

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

    Discrimination in allocation

    Discrimination in allocation
    Courtesy of Garden Court North Chambers and Joseph Markus of GCN is this note of a settled judicial review claim on an allocation policy’s local connection requirements. R (VC) v North Somerset Council (Equality and Human Rights…
  • Feb 4

    Job Ad – Norwich

    Job Ad – Norwich
    Shelter – Norwich Solicitor £28,471-£34,296 pa (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits Norwich Closing date: 14 February 2016 (Midnight) We’re looking for an accomplished housing solicitor or equivalent to…
Rank this Week: 476

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 330

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

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

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eminent Domain

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

    Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline May Affect Oregon Landowner

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

    Compensation You Deserve For The Taking Of Your Property

    Compensation You Deserve For The Taking Of Your Property
      If your property is subject to a taking under the government's eminent domain powers, the 5th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States1 requires that the government provide “just compensation” for the loss of…
Rank this Week: 2998

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/
  • Feb 5

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue
    When Stephen Miller blogged a week ago about the implications of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, it seemed like things were winding to a close. Ammon Bundy and the other organizers had been arrested and...
  • Feb 4

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob
    It's called A Matter of Death and Life: A Movie about Cities through the Lens of Jane Jacobs. Apparently there was a screening in LA last week. Probably out soon. Here is how the film describes itself: Fifty years ago,...
  • Feb 4

    Did the State of Michigan inversely condemn the entire City of Flint?: Environmental justice meets the Taking Clause

    Did the State of Michigan inversely condemn the entire City of Flint?: Environmental justice meets the Taking Clause
    A complaint filed in mid-January by plaintiffs in Michigan's Court of Claims alleges a novel, and intriguing claim. Taken to its limits, the class action essentially alleges that the State of Michigan inversely condemned the entire City of…
Rank this Week: 844

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Feb 5

    Crane Collapse in NYC

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

    Timothy B. Prakope, Esq.

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

    Facebook Tagging Violates Order of Protection

    Facebook Tagging Violates Order of Protection
    Tagging Someone on Facebook Violates Existing Order of Protection At least according to Acting Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Susan Capeci. People v. Gonzalez, 6081M/15. Gonzalez allegedly tagged her victim in Facebook posts.…
Rank this Week: 1790

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/
  • Feb 5

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music
    <a href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london" data-mce-href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london">kelo v new london by Swamp…
  • Feb 5

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked
    Here's a decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, similar to a recent case from the Oregon Supreme Court involving highway improvements which cut off existing access. The issue in Hoffer Properties, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation,…
  • Feb 3

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference
    We've posted a lot lately reporting on the 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference, recently held in Austin. We have a couple of more posts for you before we turn to other things. Here is the first, a run-down of…
Rank this Week: 198

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: 1502

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

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

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

    More 2016 Water Bills and Resolution

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

    2016 Water Bills and Resolution

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

    Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jone

    Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jone
    Last week, the Utah Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case of Utah Alunite Corp. v. Jones. The case answers a question regarding what parties may appeal a decision of the Utah Division of Water Rights ("Division") on a water right…
Rank this Week: 2438

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: 917

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

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

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
  • Feb 1

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
Rank this Week: 771

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: 1223

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Feb 5

    City Planning Commission Approves Modified Affordable Housing Proposal

    City Planning Commission Approves Modified Affordable Housing Proposal
    Despite expressing broad support for proposals, City Planning calls on City Council to make further modifications.  On February 3, 2016, the City Planning Commission voted to approve the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for…
  • Feb 4

    New York Botanical Garden Issues Request for Proposals for Major Mixed-Use Development

    New York Botanical Garden Issues Request for Proposals for Major Mixed-Use Development
    The request seeks proposals that incorporate a hotel, residential units, and retail space.  On January 19, 2016, the New York Botanical Garden issued a request for proposals to construct a mixed-use development on an “acre-plus…
  • Feb 3

    Comptroller Audit Finds $10 Million Wrongly Given In Tax Abatement

    Comptroller Audit Finds $10 Million Wrongly Given In Tax Abatement
    Audit determined the Department of Finance improperly gave abatements to condos and co-ops owned by corporations over a four-year period.  On January 28, 2016 the Office of the City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report of an…
Rank this Week: 2840

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #238

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #238
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Bens mind is running on war this week, thinking about the end of the phony war, shells and crime in Bel Air and the battle between rich and mega-rich. Plus a recipe for crab soup ... The post Ben Reeve…
  • Feb 4

    Tessa’s tenancy agreements – letting to tenants with pet

    Tessa’s tenancy agreements – letting to tenants with pet
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Advice to landlords renting properties to tenants with pets, and how to deal with amending your tenancy agreement to provide for this The post Tessa’s tenancy agreements – letting to tenants with…
  • Feb 3

    Grounds for Eviction: Ground 2 – where the mortgagee is entitled to sell

    Grounds for Eviction: Ground 2 – where the mortgagee is entitled to sell
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: In our Grounds for Eviction series, Ben Reeve Lewis takes a look at ground 2 which is the mortgagee ground The post Grounds for Eviction: Ground 2 – where the mortgagee is entitled to sell appeared…
Rank this Week: 386

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 4

    The Value of a Shoe, a Purse, and a Coconut

    The Value of a Shoe, a Purse, and a Coconut
    My law professor husband and I spent the better part of Thursday evening trying to get our daughter a shoe. It’s not that we don’t have shoes. We have every shoe a seven-year-old girl could want: school shoes, soccer shoes,...
  • Feb 3

    Public lands, common ground, and the smell of sagebrush after the rain

    Public lands, common ground, and the smell of sagebrush after the rain
    (photo by Jonathan Long) The Malheur Occupation has presented at least two community-learning opportunities. These most recent sagebrush rebels have used a specific, limited reading of the Constitution to support their arguments, and legal…
  • Feb 1

    Finders Keepers and King Cake Babie

    Finders Keepers and King Cake Babie
    Finders law is always fun teach. It’s fun in part because everyone, even my seven-year-old daughter, knows the rule “finders keepers.” It’s also fun because the law of finders gives an easy avenue into topics I particularly enjoy,…
Rank this Week: 426

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Development Agreement For Your Project — Who Gets To Choose?!
    Cities are increasingly requiring development agreements to sidestep legal limits on exactions imposed during the entitlement process. Because the courts have determined that DAs are “contracts”, cities are using DAs to exact…
Rank this Week: 2308

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

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

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

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

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

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

    View Law in Laguna Beach Provides Some Good Ideas For California HOA
    By David Swedelson, Senior Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys The City of Laguna Beach has for a long time had an ordinance that provided homeowners in that city some protection of their ocean and mountain views.…
Rank this Week: 901

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)

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

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)
    [A note to my readers in South Carolina: As of this moment (7:25 PST Wednesday, February 3, 2016), the Supreme Court of South Carolina has not announced any decisions today. Should that change, I will immediately publish an update here. And…
  • Jan 21

    Mere Anglicanism Conference Next Week

    Mere Anglicanism Conference Next Week
    Your Curmudgeon looks forward to attending his third annual Mere Anglicanism Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, starting Thursday of next week (January 28, 2016). The topic is timely: "The Cross and the Crescent -- the Gospel and the…
Rank this Week: 1689

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

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

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

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

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

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

    Community property in Arizona explained

    Community property in Arizona explained
    Vacation home owners who purchase property will need to consider community property, as Arizona law provides that property which is purchased in Arizona during marriage by persons married outside Arizona, who move into Arizona later, will be…
Rank this Week: 3575

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 4

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer

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

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act

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

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

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear the State’s appeal of a September 2015 Appellate Division decision that held the State potentially liable for cleanup costs at the Raritan Bay Slag Site.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1660

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    Changes in FHA Condo Approvals?

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

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

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

    HOA Whistleblower Protection Bill Introduced

    HOA Whistleblower Protection Bill Introduced
    Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora) has just introduced Senate Bill 16-082 ("SB 82") which would protect folks from retaliation when they report an alleged violation of their association's governing documents or enforce their rights under…
Rank this Week: 796

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Feb 4

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

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

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

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

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 2, A high price for the honor

    Yuan to buy American housing? Part 2, A high price for the honor
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] In politics, never retreat, never retract, never admit a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, judging by the report in Bloomberg Business (January 14,…
Rank this Week: 465

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium

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

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim

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

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

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act
    In a recent landmark decision, HSCC No. 627 v. Grandview Living Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that a condominium corporation could not terminate a contract pursuant to
Rank this Week: 1006

Perkins & Anctil blog

Perkins & Anctil blog

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

http://www.perkinslawpc.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

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

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

    R.E. Taxes are on the Increase Across Massachusett

    R.E. Taxes are on the Increase Across Massachusett
    Estimates by the Boston Globe are that tax bills will increase by 4% or $206 on average in the coming quarters.  Analysts point to the rising costs of municipal services as the reason, however, increasing real estate values and…
  • Jan 28

    Norfolk Country Register of Deeds Weighs in on the Real Estate Market

    Norfolk Country Register of Deeds Weighs in on the Real Estate Market
    Real Estate Attorney Rob Anctil forwarded an article by Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell who has commented on the state of the real estate market in his jurisdiction and found it to be in a mostly healthy…
Rank this Week: 2075

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

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

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

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

    Faster Permitting in Florida for Certain In-Water Activitie

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

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

    Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders Say “We’re Back”
    On January 21, 2016, Certified Commercial Investment Members (“CCIM”), Southwest District, held its 16th Annual Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, Florida. The annual event was…
Rank this Week: 3034

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

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

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

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate

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

    Lease Document Preparation Service

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

    New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notice

    New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notice
    As a real estate investor or property manager, it is imperative to stay up to date with the current state of the Texas Property Code. At no time is that statement more true than when it comes time to evict a residential tenant. Many times…
Rank this Week: 2274

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

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

    Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate

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

    Lease Document Preparation Service

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

    New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notice

    New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notice
    As a real estate investor or property manager, it is imperative to stay up to date with the current state of the Texas Property Code. At no time is that statement more true than when it comes time to evict a residential tenant. Many times…
Rank this Week: 1560

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1005

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

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

http://styronblog.com/
Rank this Week: 887

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

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

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

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

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

    An update from Atlantic Lion

    An update from Atlantic Lion
    Dear Gardner Croft, As many of you will be aware, Tuesday was the day that we were meant to begin our journey across the Atlantic. However the start for the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge has been delayed. The decision was…
  • Dec 17

    Landlord Advice Regarding Deposit

    Landlord Advice Regarding Deposit
    There are things that just seem to go together—salt and pepper; fish and chips, Ant and Dec—you just don’t get one without the other. For many landlords the same goes for tenants and deposits. But is that really the case?…
Rank this Week: 2215

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Feb 2

    The Mount Vernon & Lisbon US 30 Bypass Project Update

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

    Residents of Greenville don’t want the 76 Road Project

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

    What is Each State Getting From New Highway Bill?

    What is Each State Getting From New Highway Bill?
    Does the new Highway Bill do enough for States? The new five-year, $305 billion highway bill signed by President Barack Obama is incredibly significant for a variety of reasons. It provides most of the major funding to repair our aging,…
Rank this Week: 4599

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 791

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/
  • Feb 1

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every…
  • Jan 21

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?
    Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get…
  • Jan 5

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia
    By Stephanie Dodson Dougherty   Nonresident contractors and subcontractors who plan to perform work in Georgia must register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax purposes. This registration must be completed…
Rank this Week: 2263

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit

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

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case
    In a recent opinion, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered how a mortgagee may show that it is acting as the authorized agent of the note holder for the purpose of surviving a motion for summary judgment. In Khalsa v. Sovereign Bank,…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Land Court Interprets 1927 Deed to Determine Easement Right

    Massachusetts Land Court Interprets 1927 Deed to Determine Easement Right
    In a recent case, the Massachusetts Land Court was called on to decide a property dispute involving the use of a private way to access a parcel of land. In Pearson v. Bayview Associates, Inc. (Mass. Land Ct. Jan. 11, 2016), the plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 2311

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Feb 1

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

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

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage

    Real Estate Law 101: Open-End Mortgage
    The following article was prepared by Alex Jones, Law Clerk for Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP.What it is?Generally, an open-end mortgage is one that remains open after it has been delivered to the county recorder, and it permits the…
  • Jan 17

    Tax Relief Extension Act of 2015

    Tax Relief Extension Act of 2015
    Putting valuable tax dollars back into the pockets of U.S. businesses for job creation and growth.Re-printed with permission by author: Craig Miller, CPA, CGFM, MBA, Duffy+Duffy Cost Segregation Services, Inc. Long-Term Certainty through…
Rank this Week: 603

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1673

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/
  • Feb 1

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private
    The contents of David Bowie’s will were widely reported over the weekend.  Some provisions were “unusual” enough to make the New York Post’s famous gossip section, Page Six. According to reports, $50 million went…
  • Jan 18

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce
    A divorce is often an emotionally and financially unsettled time, and, understandably, estate planning may be your last priority when you’re facing the breakup of your marriage. However, once your divorce is final and things have…
  • Jan 12

    Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire: Five Tips for Smoother Communication During Divorce

    Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire: Five Tips for Smoother Communication During Divorce
    Even under the best circumstances, divorce is difficult.  There is so much emotion and so many parts of your life are in flux. Understandably, for many couples, maintaining productive, or even civil, communication during the divorce…
Rank this Week: 1817

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 1676

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/
  • Jan 31

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche

    Tales From The Boundary Line Trenche
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Old Photograph Found In Attic Key to Victory I handle a fair amount of Massachusetts boundary line and adverse possession disputes. For those who don’t know,…
  • Jan 20

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law

    AG Rejects Challenge To Foreclosure Title Clearing Law
    Good news to report today! Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has summarily dismissed a petition by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to repeal the Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties. The Act…
  • Jan 17

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act

    Anti-Foreclosure Activists Challenge Title Clearance Act
    Former Green Party Gov. Candidate, Grace Ross, Leads Repeal Effort A group of anti-foreclosure activists recently filed a petition to repeal the Act to Clear Title to Foreclosed Properties, which was signed by Gov. Baker…
Rank this Week: 1471

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    What Is A Similar Major Tenant? Take A Guess.

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

    How Big A Default Was It?

    How Big A Default Was It?
    PrintIt is pretty common for a lease or other agreement to grant a party (usually the tenant) a particular right or option and then make it conditional on the “entitled” party not being in default or never having been in default.…
  • Jan 17

    The Accountants Are Coming; The Accountants Are Coming: New Lease Accounting Standards Are Upon U

    The Accountants Are Coming; The Accountants Are Coming: New Lease Accounting Standards Are Upon U
    PrintToday, we return from ranting (last week) to “wonky.” And, we do that despite knowing that only a small number of readers really need to know about lease accounting. We do it because a large number of our readers, though not…
Rank this Week: 1568

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative
    The Appraisal Institute has been advocating the use of alternatives to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP is provided by the Appraisal Foundation and is described as “the generally…
  • Jan 30

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
    The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to…
  • Jan 14

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM
    Sen. Rand Paul said at a recent Iowa town hall meeting that as president he would never let the government “take away private property and give it to somebody else” through eminent domain. The Kentucky senator said while he is in…
Rank this Week: 1261

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/
  • Jan 29

    Homeowner Attorneys at your HOA’s Board Meetings? This Could Become the New Normal

    Homeowner Attorneys at your HOA’s Board Meetings? This Could Become the New Normal
    Civil Code Section 4925 grants to each member of a homeowners association (“HOA”) the right to attend HOA board meetings (except for executive session meetings). Section 4925 also grants members with rights to speak at board…
  • Jan 19

    New Client: Boulevard Homeowners Association

    New Client: Boulevard Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Boulevard Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Santa Clara, Boulevard is the latest collection of condominiums designed for…
  • Jan 12

    New Client: Ravello Homeowners Association

    New Client: Ravello Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Ravello Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Ravello by Shea Homes is a brand new condominium community located within…
Rank this Week: 743