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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 28

    PLEASE, DON'T RUB HIM THE WRONG WAY!

    PLEASE, DON'T RUB HIM THE WRONG WAY!
    (And he does!) @ Budapest The "Fat Policeman" (A bronze statue of an Hungarian officer from the early 1900's can be found on Zrínyi Street near St. Stephen's Basilica.)
  • Aug 28

    STOP! IT'S THE DANUBE!

    STOP! IT'S THE DANUBE!
    @ Hungary
  • Aug 28

    SHE'S INTO WATER

    SHE'S INTO WATER
    A fountain in Budapest ....
Rank this Week: 6

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 28

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate
    The New York Times looks at the growing number of abandoned homes in the Tokyo suburbs: These ghost homes are the most visible sign of human retreat in a country where the population peaked a half-decade ago and is forecast...
  • Aug 28

    Blomley on the Territory of Property

    Blomley on the Territory of Property
    Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser) has posted The Territory of Property (Progress in Human Geography). Here's the abstract: The pervasive and important territorial dimensions of property are understudied, given the tendency to view territory…
  • Aug 28

    McArdle on Reclaiming Abandoned Urban Space

    McArdle on Reclaiming Abandoned Urban Space
    Andrea McArdle (CUNY) has posted [Re]Integrating Community Space: The Legal and Social Meanings of Reclaiming Abandoned Space in New York's Lower East Side (Savannah Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: What understandings about…
Rank this Week: 134

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 161

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 28

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 2, Misunderstood or unread

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 2, Misunderstood or unread
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith ‘It might be a long time,’ said O’Brien. Yesterday’s post opened yet another chapter in the continuing unraveling of the pension-fund…
  • Aug 27

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 1, Not dying on schedule

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 1, Not dying on schedule
    By: David A. Smith ‘Tell me,’ he said, ‘how soon will they shoot me?’ The longer a retiree lives, the more he or she should save for retirement, so if you’d like to save less today, plan on dying sooner tomorrow?…
  • Aug 26

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 3, 1J = 1A + 1C

    Double-entry urbanization: Part 3, 1J = 1A + 1C
      By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Any object, wholly or partially immersed in a fluid, is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.  –…
Rank this Week: 203

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 27

    Federal Court Enjoins Implementation Of EPA's New WOTUS Rules: Intermittent And Remote Wetlands Have No Nexus To Navigable Water

    Federal Court Enjoins Implementation Of EPA's New WOTUS Rules: Intermittent And Remote Wetlands Have No Nexus To Navigable Water
    Here's the latest in an issue we've been following, the myriad legal challenges to the EPA's recently-adopted rules expanding the scope of the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. The U.S. District Court for…
  • Aug 25

    Join Us: 2015 Brigham-Kanner Conference At William And Mary Law School

    Join Us: 2015 Brigham-Kanner Conference At William And Mary Law School
    As we've done every year lately, we're soon headed to the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference at the William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. This year, the B-K Property Rights Prize will be awarded to Harvard lawprof…
  • Aug 24

    NC Supreme Court To Review "Map Act" Takings Case

    NC Supreme Court To Review "Map Act" Takings Case
    We have learned that the North Carolina Supreme Court has granted the State's request to review Kirby v. North Carolina Dep't of Transportation, No. COA14-184 (Feb. 17, 2015). That's the case in which the Court of Appeals not only held that…
Rank this Week: 215

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 285

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: 290

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: 360

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 26

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation
    In a recent decision by the Superior Court of Ontario, Wu v. PCC No. 245, the Court found that a condominium owner had been oppressed by the condominium corporation and
  • Aug 24

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager
    In addition to amending the Condominium Act, Bill 106 also enacts the Condominium Management Services Act. This legislation will require mandatory licensing of all individual condominium managers, and condominium management
  • Aug 19

    Search Warrant on Common Elements – Privacy Right

    Search Warrant on Common Elements – Privacy Right
    We previously blogged about a case where a man accused of drug trafficking was acquitted, as the police had on three occasions entered the common elements of the condominium in
Rank this Week: 465

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 24

    Making sense of deposits. Nearly.

    Making sense of deposits. Nearly.
    It started as such a simple idea, the tenancy deposit regulations. But bad drafting and some ‘interesting’ interpretations by the Courts put paid to that. We now have a confusing mess, for both landlords and tenants. So, in a…
  • Aug 16

    Of bad banks behaving badly and public bodie

    Of bad banks behaving badly and public bodie
    An intriguing mortgage possession County Court case featuring a ‘bad bank’. While the case itself turns on a failure by the bank to obtain relief from sanctions, it features an interesting line of argument that may well be raised…
  • Aug 14

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    MAYFLOWER SOLICITORS, BIRMINGHAM HOUSING/ CIVIL SOLICITOR NEEDED Send your covering letter and CV to enquiries@mayflowersolicitors.com Mayflower Solicitors, based in Birmingham City Centre, is a growing niche commercial law firm. We aim to…
Rank this Week: 504

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 24

    CLE Update: Upcoming CLE Seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming CLE Seminars in Ohio
    As we head into the last few months of 2015, many of us in the State of Ohio have to complete by year end our continuing education requirements for our license. Below are some of the real estate related CLEs scheduled between now and year…
  • Aug 17

    CHECK MUNICIPAL LAW, BEFORE YOU PROCLAIM OHIO LAW PROVIDES NO DUTY TO REMOVE ICE AND SNOW

    CHECK MUNICIPAL LAW, BEFORE YOU PROCLAIM OHIO LAW PROVIDES NO DUTY TO REMOVE ICE AND SNOW
    It is not surprising that in Ohio, we have a lot of “ice and snow cases”, because… we get a lot of ice and snow. I know, the nerve of me to bring this up in August, but the recent Ohio Court of Claims case, Scolaro v Ohio…
  • Aug 10

    Ohio Court of Appeals Issues "Prescriptive Easement" Decision Addressing "Tacking" and Continuous Use Requirement

    Ohio Court of Appeals Issues "Prescriptive Easement" Decision Addressing "Tacking" and Continuous Use Requirement
    The Ohio Court of Appeals, Ninth Judicial District (C.A. No.14CA0022-M, dated August 3, 2015) reversed and remanded a judgment issued by the Medina County Court of Common Pleas (the County Court) regarding whether or not a prescriptive…
Rank this Week: 496

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: 524

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 610

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: 619

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218
    Ben Reeve Lewis Newsround this weeks is a bit thin on content as there is no real housing news. But he still finds a few things to say The post Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #218 appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Aug 26

    Can these agents change the checkout inventory to support their tenancy deposit claim for damage?

    Can these agents change the checkout inventory to support their tenancy deposit claim for damage?
    To support their tenancy deposit claim, the agents have produced a second check out inventory showing more damage The post Can these agents change the checkout inventory to support their tenancy deposit claim for damage? appeared first on The…
  • Aug 25

    What can you do if your HMO tenants turn out to be nightmare tenants?

    What can you do if your HMO tenants turn out to be nightmare tenants?
    HMO tenants sometimes turn out to be unsatisfactory - what are the steps you can take in these circumstancces The post What can you do if your HMO tenants turn out to be nightmare tenants? appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 659

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 27

    Have a land use law event happening this semester? Tell us about it!

    Have a land use law event happening this semester? Tell us about it!
    It's that time of the semester when we invite folks to publicize land use-related events at their law schools (or other professional schools holding land use law-related events). Feel free to send your events to me, or to any of...
  • Aug 26

    Another Victory for Environmental Clinic

    Another Victory for Environmental Clinic
    Helen Kang has been a wonderful mentor to me, and so I like to celebrate her victories. Helen is the Director of the Golden Gate University Environmental Law & Justice Clinic and this week she shared this news: The Stanford...
  • Aug 25

    Israel Land Law of 1969

    Israel Land Law of 1969
    Hello all: This is my second post as a guest author for the blog. In my precious post I discussed the struggle for and conflict over land in the Negev desert, between the Government of Israel (“GOI”) and the country’s...
Rank this Week: 661

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 669

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 682

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Good Faith in the Middle East

    Good Faith in the Middle East
    By Darran J. Jenkins, K&L Gates, Doha The concept of good faith as applicable in the Civil law jurisdictions of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is one that may be unfamiliar to lawyers from a common law background…
  • Aug 20

    FIDIC Update: Further clarity provided by Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar

    FIDIC Update: Further clarity provided by Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar
    By Mike R. Stewart and Mary E. Lindsay, K&L Gates, London We wrote recently on the case of Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar [2014] EWHC 1028 (TCC).  The case provided welcome clarity on the…
  • Jul 23

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose
    By Denise N. Yasinow, Christopher A. Barbarisi, and Loly G. Tor, K&L Gates, Newark Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court shed some new light on an old question impacting construction claims, i.e., when does the statute of repose…
Rank this Week: 845

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
Rank this Week: 889

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/
  • Aug 28

    EPA says judge’s WOTUS ruling applies to 13 state

    EPA says judge’s WOTUS ruling applies to 13 state
    The agency issued a statement in response to U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson's grant of a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the Clean Water Rule: The Clean Water Rule is fundamental to protecting and restoring the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge grants P.I. halting “waters of the U.S.” rule

    Judge grants P.I. halting “waters of the U.S.” rule
    Quick excerpt: "The Rule allows EPA regulation of waters that do not bear any effect on the 'chemical, physical, and biological integrity' of any navigable-in-fact water. While the Technical Support Document states that pollutants dumped into…
  • Aug 27

    Judge OKs subpoena for former EPA’er in Pebble mine case

    Judge OKs subpoena for former EPA’er in Pebble mine case
    A former EPA employee believed to be living in Australia will be deposed as part of a Federal Advisory Committee Act case involving the Pebble Mine (Pebble Limited Partnership v. EPA, 14-171-HRH, D. Alaska). The former employee, Phillip…
Rank this Week: 921

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: 1011

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/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 1033

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 26

    Helpful Tips for Reviewing your TRIM Notice

    Helpful Tips for Reviewing your TRIM Notice
    Those owning real property in Lee County have likely received their annual TRIM (Truth in Millage) Notice. From my experience of practicing in this area of the law, I have found that some questions continue to repeat every year once taxpayers…
  • Aug 20

    New Definitions of “Property Owner” and “Real Property” Affect Florida Law as of October 1, 2015

    New Definitions of “Property Owner” and “Real Property” Affect Florida Law as of October 1, 2015
    On October 1, 2015, various revisions to the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Act will take effect. On October 1, among other things, the definitions of “property owner” and “real property” will change as…
  • Aug 18

    What Options Do Owners Have to Take Possession of Real Property in Florida?

    What Options Do Owners Have to Take Possession of Real Property in Florida?
    With increasing frequency, I am receiving calls from people who want to remove someone from possession of a residence owned by the caller. Invariably, the caller insists that the possessor should be evicted, but upon closer inspection, the…
Rank this Week: 1127

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 21

    ESOS Regulations: Are you ready to report?

    ESOS Regulations: Are you ready to report?
    The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 (“ESOS”) came into force across the UK last July. The purpose of ESOS is to require large businesses to identify energy efficiency savings by carrying out energy audits; ESOS…
  • Aug 19

    (US) 4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deal

    (US) 4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deal
    In a Law360.com article published on August 18th titled “4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deals,” Simon Adams of the San Francisco office of Reed Smith offered his thoughts on the property challenges facing…
  • Aug 3

    (UK) UK Government Policy Reversal on Small Developments Affordable Housing and the Vacant Building Credit

    (UK) UK Government Policy Reversal on Small Developments Affordable Housing and the Vacant Building Credit
    The recently introduced vacant building credit, and policy exemption for small developments from affordable housing contributions have been swiftly removed from national planning guidance this morning following a High Court ruling on Friday.…
Rank this Week: 1258

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    An Uplifting Tale of Love and Determination

    An Uplifting Tale of Love and Determination
    Work levels have prevented my blogging much lately. Rather than add to the gruesome news of beheadings and baby butchery, I will use a brief respite to call your attention to this inspiring article by Prof. Matt Might, who blogs regularly on…
  • Aug 13

    Klintonerdämmerung

    Klintonerdämmerung
    Have been taking a break from blogging for family celebrations in the midst of some heavy legal work, but this was too good not to share, in light of the continuing scandal of Hillary's emails. It is a creative adaptation of another scene…
  • Jul 29

    Nothing New under the Sun

    Nothing New under the Sun
    With the heresies of the Episcopal Church (USA) still freshly assaulting my mind, I happened across this wisdom from 140 years ago:THE THREE STAGES OF ERROR AND ITS ACCEPTANCE When error is admitted into the Church, it will be found that…
Rank this Week: 1114

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/
Rank this Week: 1230

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/
  • Aug 16

    West Virginia Trial Court Denies Survey without Eminent Domain

    West Virginia Trial Court Denies Survey without Eminent Domain
        A West Virginia county Judge, Robert Irons, ruled that there was no right to enter property for an oil pipeline survey premised upon the rationale that there was “very little benefit to the people of West Virginia.”…
  • Aug 10

    Balancing Federalism and Claims of Federal Control of Private Property

    Balancing Federalism and Claims of Federal Control of Private Property
    Rick Hills and Ilya Somin, two of the most respected Property Professors in the country, raise an interesting conflict as to whether the federal courts are the proper forum for the determination of state acquisitions utilizing the power of…
  • Aug 10

    Balancing Federalism and Claims of Federal Control of Private Property

    Balancing Federalism and Claims of Federal Control of Private Property
      Rick Hills and Ilya Somin, two of the most respected Property Professors in the country, raise an interesting conflict as to whether the federal courts are the proper forum for the determination of state acquisitions utilizing the…
Rank this Week: 1167

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/
  • Aug 11

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
  • Jul 10

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact
    The appeal in Building Industry Association v. U.S. Department of Commerce arose under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) and the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”).  It required the 9th Circuit Court…
  • Jun 15

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy
    In Cal. Bldg. Industry Assn. v. City of San Jose (opinion filed on June 15, 2015), the California Supreme Court upheld San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance that requires new residential developments to sell 15 percent of…
Rank this Week: 1255

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 9

    Natick Judge enjoins Macy's for shoplifting fine

    Natick Judge enjoins Macy's for shoplifting fine
    Judge Douglas Stoddard, a District Court Judge in Natick, Mass. has enjoined Macy's from demanding that shoplifters pay a $500.00 civil fine to Macy's when they are caught by the store.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 231, Section…
  • May 31

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.
    The internet and social media has created new opportunities for people to harass and harm others. One person who used the internet to harass a neighbor found it very expensive as a Massachusetts court has issued a judgment of 4.8 million…
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
Rank this Week: 1209

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 6

    SJC Voids Foreclosure Over Defective Notice of Default

    SJC Voids Foreclosure Over Defective Notice of Default
    Ruling Enables Foreclosed Owner to Live in Premises For Over 6 Years In a decision which could affect how title examiners and title insurance companies underwrite title to foreclosed properties, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled…
  • Jul 31

    TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closing

    TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closing
    Major Change To Current Practices | Expect Delays and Bumpy Road Starting Oct. 1 I just finished yet another closing where a national lender issued the closing package and HUD approval the morning of the closing, and worse, issued a revised…
  • Jul 9

    SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitation

    SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitation
    Fair Housing Advocates Get Major Victory at U.S. Supreme Court While everyone in America was focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, at the end of its Term, the Court also issued an important opinion under…
Rank this Week: 1080

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: 1124

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 1227

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1221

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    Declaration Amendment Petitions - Shall Means Shall!

    Declaration Amendment Petitions - Shall Means Shall!
    Today, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued an opinion addressing the statutory declaration amendment process set forth in C.R.S. 38-33.3-217(7).  This process allows community associations that have sought to amend their declaration,…
  • Aug 20

    Fair Housing News - Again

    Fair Housing News - Again
    We've written many times before that community associations are bound by the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. There is a lot of information available about the Fair Housing Act, who it applies to, what it takes to comply, and what the…
  • Aug 7

    CCIOA v Collection Policy

    CCIOA v Collection Policy
    By now, we all know that prior to an association turning a delinquent account over for collections, certain procedures under CCIOA must be followed. One of those procedures is sending of a notice of delinquency to a delinquent owner that…
Rank this Week: 1312

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1420

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 24

    AB 596 Signed! New FHA and VA Disclosures Required Beginning July 1, 2016

    AB 596 Signed! New FHA and VA Disclosures Required Beginning July 1, 2016
    New Legislation* Civil Code Section 5300 requires a HOA to prepare and distribute to its members an annual budget report. The annual budget report serves as a consolidated disclosure statement which must include numerous items of information,…
  • Jul 29

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Portola Hills Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Portola Hills is a planned development located in Trabuco Canyon, surrounded by the…
  • Jul 24

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association

    Occupancy Limitations and Homeowners Association
    On January 20, 2015, a tragic fire ripped through a condominium complex in the city of San Juan Capistrano, killing three, injuring six, and displacing eighty residents living in eight units.  The decedents were three of seventeen…
Rank this Week: 1643

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    The Complex Web of Insurance Coverage And Construction Losse

    The Complex Web of Insurance Coverage And Construction Losse
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently issued a decision that sheds light on the interplay between multiple insurance policies allegedly covering the same construction project.  The project was a renovation of a second floor bathroom…
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
Rank this Week: 1651

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/
  • Aug 5

    State Agencies Cannot Use State Budgetary Uncertainties to Escape Mitigation Obligations under CEQA

    State Agencies Cannot Use State Budgetary Uncertainties to Escape Mitigation Obligations under CEQA
    By Neill Brower The California Supreme court determined the California State University ("CSU") could not rely solely on earmarked appropriations from the State Legislature for payment of "fair share" mitigation fees the CSU determined…
  • Apr 13

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele
    Los Angeles -- The Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to welcome Daniel Freedman as an associate in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Freedman's experience includes…
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
Rank this Week: 1446

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Aug 4

    Are you legally "separated" if you're still living together?

    Are you legally "separated" if you're still living together?
    How might a court divide community property from separate property while a couple considers themselves separated yet continue to live together? That's the question the Supreme Court of California had to resolve recently. And to answer this…
  • Jul 28

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did
    How carefully have you reviewed the family law court order in your divorce? When Jennifer Lopez met and decided to marry George DeJongh, she had three children. But this isn't a story about Jennifer and George. No, this post is about the…
  • Jul 21

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    It wasn't long after the U.S Supreme Court voted in favor of same-sex marriage throughout the country that a similar battle brewed in Texas: the right to divorce. Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, both from Texas, married in 2004 in the…
Rank this Week: 1683

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jun 8

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim

    Tenants May Pursue Consumer Protection Act Claim
    The Handlins applied to rent an apartment. They were turned down because a tenant screening report showed a previous eviction. The Handlins provided information showing that the previous eviction case had been resolved in their favor. The…
  • Jun 1

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation

    An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporation
    Any LLC or corporation appearing as a party in a lawsuit must be represented by an attorney. A non-lawyer cannot represent a professional services corporation, even if he or she is the corporation’s sole director, officer, and…
  • May 28

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case

    Tenants May Claim Relocation Assistance in Eviction Case
    Pham, a Seattle residential landlord, bought a rental property at foreclosure. It was metered for five units, so he assumed it was properly permitted for five living units. It turned out that the building was only permitted as a triplex. Pham…
Rank this Week: 1427

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision
    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision - MoneywebLawyers bringing the class action application on behalf of the 18 000-odd investors in Highveld Syndications 15 to 22, the property syndication companies promoted…
  • Mar 17

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD
    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD - MoneywebMaxwell Office Park, WaterfallAttacq Limited’s Waterfall City, a 240-hectare development sandwiched between Sandton and Midrand, is on track to be…
  • Mar 11

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash
    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash - MoneywebNearly eight years ago, green building was considered ‘the right thing to do’, but more developers and building owners now view it as an economic necessity.This is according to…
Rank this Week: 1621

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 1501

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

Covers Florida real estate, construction, finance and land development. By Eckstein Schechter Law.

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1595

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1572