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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/
Rank this Week: 6

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: 256

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 226

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

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

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South ... The post What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?…
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South Dakota, a dissenting commissioner complained that the pipe was too close to the growth area of a…
  • Nov 16

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 277

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: 336

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: 341

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: 477

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
Rank this Week: 506

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    How to Rent booklet laws throw up new potential pitfall for landlord

    How to Rent booklet laws throw up new potential pitfall for landlord
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This post looks at an issue which sounds bonkers at first glance but could prove serious for landlords. The Deregulation Act 2015 brought in many new rules, many of them impacting on landlords’ ability…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 566

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: 581

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

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

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 580

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 638

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: 673

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: 715

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: 657

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: 763

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 768

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 730

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: 1087

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: 870

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: 826

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: 966

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

http://www.businesslawalert.com/
  • Jan 9

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 979

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 876

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: 1823

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: 1652

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: 1214

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: 1411

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: 1549

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: 1210

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: 1769

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: 1697

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: 1506

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: 1449

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: 1733

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1501

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
  • Aug 10

    Car Crashes into Nassau County Bus Stop

    Car Crashes into Nassau County Bus Stop
    (Image from ABC7ny.com) Car Crashes into Bus Stop An out of control car caused a Nassau County bus stop crash.  Four people were injured in the crash as reported by News 12 and can be read here.  Faulty equipment and failure to…
  • Aug 8

    Pedestrian Knockdown

    Pedestrian Knockdown
    (Image from Newsday.com) Pedestrian Knockdown A pedestrian knockdown is one type of personal injury case that is growing in number on Long Island.  A pedestrian knockdown is when an individual is struck by a motor vehicle and…
  • Mar 21

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie
    (Image from ABC7NY.com) MTA Accident Injures Several People It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into…
Rank this Week: 1722

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1754

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System
    It’s an auspicious day: The U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old today.  As we reflect on the importance of President Eisenhower’s monumental public works program, it is apropos to consider why we are building a…
  • Jun 27

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux
    Once again, we are confronted with the question on whether to fully fund Oahu’s rail project.  I can't help but draw comparisons with recent world events, like Brexit. Whether one agrees with the outcome of the UK vote to leave the…
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii
    One of the largest public investments in the history of the City and County of Honolulu, the Honolulu Rail Transit project will fundamentally change how we live and do business.Transit-oriented development (TOD) will increase property values…
Rank this Week: 1456

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1207

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 1742

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home
    There are a couple of things ALL home owners should know about their abodes. The wonderful Art of Manliness blog hits this point very well in a recent post identifying spots in the home that every owner should be familiar with for safety and…
  • Nov 11

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day
    by Michael H. WassermanI am happy to announce my affiliation with Heroes Home Advantage, a real estate program designed to reward military veterans and those serving our country on active duty, with fire or police departments, teachers and as…
  • Nov 2

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer
    by Michael H. WassermanHome buyers on the hunt for information about a prospective new home have a new arrow in their quiver - DiedinHouse.com. This web site provides a service just exactly as its name suggests. Customers willing to pay a…
Rank this Week: 1199

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

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

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Nov 11

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.
    You arrive home that evening from work and sort through the mail, like you normally do. Bills, ads and even a birthday card from your Great Aunt Doris. The usual. At the bottom of the pile, though, is a letter from your local Zoning Office.…
  • Nov 2

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West
    Image courtesy of The Shooshan Company.  Design by WDG Architecture. On October 20, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved The Shooshan Company’s 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception application for Clarendon…
Rank this Week: 1407

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 1743