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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/
  • Sep 27

    REZONING ST JOHN TERMINAL

    REZONING ST JOHN TERMINAL
    City Planning Commission Holds Hearing on St. John Terminal Rezoning Image Credit: Hudson River Park Trust The proposed rezoning would permit the development of four mixed-use buildings and one commercial building across the street…
  • Sep 27

    UNHAPPY WITH OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

    UNHAPPY WITH OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
    Americans' Satisfaction With Healthcare System Edges Down by Zac Auter Story Highlights 65% of Americans satisfied with healthcare system, down from 67% in 2014 Americans with government health plans most…
  • Sep 27

    ELIMINATING FOOD WASTE

    ELIMINATING FOOD WASTE
    Project to reduce food waste in restaurant and canteen kitchens Every year in Finland, around 80 million kilos of food produced by restaurants and other professional kitchens ends up being thrown away. This amounts to around 15kg per…
Rank this Week: 6

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
  • Sep 26

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement
    Millennials appear to be less likely to marry and more likely to live together. As the Huffington Post explains, “[c]ouples are now more apt to consider cohabitation as their next stage in their relationships before they begin to…
  • Sep 23

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively
    Many lawyers believe that their productivity gets a boost when they multitask. Sadly, it may be just the opposite. But because multitasking isn’t going away anytime soon, lawyers can learn ways to break bad habits and multitask more…
  • Sep 21

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeffrey D. Polsky, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he counsels employers on California employment law issues, represents them in litigation, and writes for Fox Rothschild’s California…
Rank this Week: 33

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: 42

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/
  • Sep 26

    Watch your Language with Board of Elections (Referendum) Petition

    Watch your Language with Board of Elections (Referendum) Petition
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq.- Senior Counsel at Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in commercial agreements, unless…
  • Sep 12

    If the Form Does Not Fit, You Must Alter It- (#5)

    If the Form Does Not Fit, You Must Alter It- (#5)
    As discussed in other articles for this Blog, under the heading, “If the Form Does Not Fit You Must Alter It,” the real estate attorney’s optimal role can be analogized to that of a department store tailor. Sometimes,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 166

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
Rank this Week: 189

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Sep 25

    Are Your Agreements Well Drafted?

    Are Your Agreements Well Drafted?
    PrintAre there really a lot of ways to skin a cat? Ruminations can’t think of many (or even any, mostly because it doesn’t make for a good picture). Basically, we don’t know. How many ways are there to go from a…
  • Sep 18

    HUGE SALE: $20,000,000 Property For Only $300,000. Read All About It

    HUGE SALE: $20,000,000 Property For Only $300,000. Read All About It
    PrintWhat does an owner-landlord do when a tenant has a $300,000 purchase option for a property worth more than 20 million dollars? That question could be the end of today’s posting if we treated that as a rhetorical question. Other…
  • Sep 11

    Don’t Expect A Thank You Card From The Insurance Carrier

    Don’t Expect A Thank You Card From The Insurance Carrier
    PrintWe’ve written about many of the “elements” implicated by today’s blog posting, but don’t think we’ve ever illustrated them in the context of a specific lease provision. Among them are the concepts of…
Rank this Week: 188

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Sep 15

    New Executive Orders Provide Further Statutory Extension Opportunities for Florida Development Approval

    New Executive Orders Provide Further Statutory Extension Opportunities for Florida Development Approval
    Under Section 252.363, Florida Statutes, qualifying permitees are entitled to extensions following a declared State of Emergency for the amount of time the declaration was in effect, plus an additional six (6) months. In order to obtain such…
  • Sep 1

    New Florida Foreclosure Case May Lead to Less Participation and Greater Risk for Real Estate Investor

    New Florida Foreclosure Case May Lead to Less Participation and Greater Risk for Real Estate Investor
    On August 24, 2016, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued an opinion in Ober v. Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, No. 4D14-4597, 2016 WL 4468134 (Fla. 4th DCA August 24, 2016) that is likely to have broad implications on Florida’s…
  • Aug 31

    Vacation Rentals: Are You Prepared?

    Vacation Rentals: Are You Prepared?
    We all understand the value of preparing for hurricane season, but what about tourist season? In the last post, we talked about the need for a license if you intend to rent your property out on short term intervals. Now that you know whether…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Sep 13

    New Client: 1 Channel Island Homeowners Association

    New Client: 1 Channel Island Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that 1 Channel Island Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. 1 Channel Island, by Shea Homes, is a brand new single-family home community…
  • Aug 31

    New Client: The Cannery Neighborhood Association

    New Client: The Cannery Neighborhood Association
    We are proud to announce that The Cannery Neighborhood Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. The Cannery, by The New Home Company, is a brand new master…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 154

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Sep 12

    10 Reasons why Lawyers do not concern themselves with CML Handbook change

    10 Reasons why Lawyers do not concern themselves with CML Handbook change
    Over the last few years I have visited and spoken with many firms of all shapes and sizes around the country. Given the nature of the technologies that Lexsure implements, it’s inevitable that the conversation turns to the importance of…
  • Sep 8

    HSBC - Change to Conveyancing Panel Instruction

    HSBC - Change to Conveyancing Panel Instruction
    HSBC have just made important changes to their CML Handbook Part II instructions. An amendment to section 5.8.1 means that they will no longer accept security which comprises a building converted into not more than four flats where the…
  • Sep 7

    Santander add to List of Acceptable New Home Warranty Scheme

    Santander add to List of Acceptable New Home Warranty Scheme
    By way of and adjustment to their CML Handbook Part 2 instructions Santander have added the following to the list of acceptable new home warranty schemes :Advantage - AHCI Latent Defects Insurance PolicyAedis Warranties - New Build 10Capital…
Rank this Week: 115

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 269

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Aug 1

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

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

    A New Cycle?

    A New Cycle?
    It seems like lease issues come in cycles: seemingly out of nowhere, a particular issue that may have never been a concern on previous leases arises suddenly only to disappear once again. Is the rise to prominence of a certain issue…
  • Apr 7

    Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit

    Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit
    I just attended the Midwest Real Estate News Magazine Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit. I heard a very interesting discussion about the Cincinnati real estate market, addressing retail, office, industrial, healthcare and investment…
Rank this Week: 248

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: 97

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 164

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: 185

The Real Estate Blawg

The Real Estate Blawg

Covers Wisconsin and Illinois real estate law.

http://www.therealestateblawg.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
Rank this Week: 127

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 281

utahcondolaw

utahcondolaw

Covers the development, governance and management of community associations, including condominiums, homeowners' associations and mixed use projects. By Lincoln W. Hobbs.

http://utahcondolaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    We're Moving

    We're Moving
    Over the next little while, I intend to relocate the hosting of this blog to wordpress -- it will allow more options and features in posting, and I think I can make it look a bit better.  So, if you want to keep up, you might want to change…
  • Mar 26

    Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws -- National and Local Presentation

    Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws -- National and Local Presentation
    The National Business Institute has asked me to present a national teleconference on the subject of amending community association (HOAs, Homeowner Associations, Home Owner Associations, condominiums, PUDs, Planned Unit Developments --…
  • Mar 25

    The Essentials of Community Management

    The Essentials of Community Management
    Last weekend, The Utah Chapter of the Community Associations Institute sponsored its "Essentials of Community Management" course. Several active members of the industry taught about the fundamentals of homeowner association and condominium…
Rank this Week: 314

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: 141

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: 4503

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: 1174

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/
  • Sep 27

    When Statute Requires Commission Approve Taking, DOT Can't Do It

    When Statute Requires Commission Approve Taking, DOT Can't Do It
    This one is kind of Colorado specific, but there are lessons here for the rest of us. In Colorado Dep't of Transportation v. Amerco Real Estate Co., No. 16SA75 (Sep. 26, 2016), the Colorado Supreme Court prohibited the DOT from taking…
  • Sep 26

    Indiana App: Statutes Of Limitation And Inverse Condemnation

    Indiana App: Statutes Of Limitation And Inverse Condemnation
    The speed of the internet: we were all set to post our thoughts on the opinion of the Court of Appeals of Indiana in Bellwether Properties, LLC v. Duke Energy Indiana, LLC, No. 53A-04-1511-CR-1880 (Sep. 13, 2016), when the Indiana Lawyer beat…
  • Sep 21

    New Law Review Article On Property Rights ... For Animals.

    New Law Review Article On Property Rights ... For Animals.
    We like property rights. We really do. And here is a new law review article on property rights. But the jury's still out whether this will be useful to us (or you) in the practice of law, because, well, the article is about animals having…
Rank this Week: 516

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    Political Thoughts -- Mixed with a Bit of Religion

    Political Thoughts -- Mixed with a Bit of Religion
    Like millions of others, I watched the whole debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tonight, and came away singularly unimpressed and unenlightened.To wit: Hillary was her usually glib and imperial self, supremely disdaining to…
  • Sep 21

    Men Ruling over Women? How Has That Worked?

    Men Ruling over Women? How Has That Worked?
    Bible translation is much more a rough art than an exact science. It breaks down into three domains, each of which presents major problems for translators:1. The Accuracy of the Starting Texts. The Old Testament was written mainly in…
  • Sep 2

    Bishop Bruno -- the Hypocrite par excellence

    Bishop Bruno -- the Hypocrite par excellence
    This blog has on previous occasions taken to task the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles for, as stated, speaking "with a forkèd tongue." Thus, those few Episcopalians who still bother to follow this blog written by…
Rank this Week: 4639

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Due Diligence on Commercial Real Estate in Miami – Safety, Risk Management and Environmental Consideration

    Due Diligence on Commercial Real Estate in Miami – Safety, Risk Management and Environmental Consideration
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Due Diligence on Commercial Real Estate Transaction in Miami, South Florida Safety, risk management, and environmental due diligence before a commercial real estate transaction is becoming more…
  • Sep 14

    What is the Best Option for Dividing Property in Florida?

    What is the Best Option for Dividing Property in Florida?
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. If you jointly own real estate in Florida, it is your right to sue for partition. Partition is the dividing up of real property among the owners. When partition is requested, the court decides how much of the…
  • Jun 15

    Mixed Picture for Housing in 2016

    Mixed Picture for Housing in 2016
    Posted By: Daniel Pascale, Esq. Offices in Delray Beach and Coral Gables, FL Source: Naples Daily News (Naples, Fla.), June Fletcher. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2354

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 27

    Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes that “Business Judgment Rule” Applies to Condominium Board Decision

    Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes that “Business Judgment Rule” Applies to Condominium Board Decision
    In a couple of prior blog posts, we blogged about a case (3716724 Canada Inc. v. CCC No. 375), where the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that a condominium corporation had unfairly disregarded the interests of a commercial parking…
  • Sep 20

    Condo Water Leak

    Condo Water Leak
    Often when there is a leak in a condominium unit, there is an assumption that the leak emanated from the unit directly above.  However, this may not necessarily be the case. In a recent case, Roa v. TSCC No. 1764, a condo unit owner sued…
  • Sep 16

    Condo Proxies- a CCI Podcast with Jason Rivait

    Condo Proxies- a CCI Podcast with Jason Rivait
    Jason Rivait discusses the topic of Proxies. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Rank this Week: 2954

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Sep 27

    Large Bruckner Boulevard Sign Rejected

    Large Bruckner Boulevard Sign Rejected
    OTR Media sought to legalize an 11,297-square-foot billboard visible from the Bruckner Expressway. On January 14, 2013, the Department of Buildings issued a Sign Registration Rejection letter denying registration for a sign leased by OTR…
  • Sep 26

    Brooklyn Community District 10’s Proposed Amendment to Special Permit Provision [UPDATE: City Planning Approves Amendment]

    Brooklyn Community District 10’s Proposed Amendment to Special Permit Provision [UPDATE: City Planning Approves Amendment]
    The proposed amendment would remove Brooklyn Community District 10 from applicability under Section 73-622, which the community board argues has not been used in line with its intended purpose. On August 24, 2016, the City Planning Commission…
  • Sep 26

    Owner Fined $18,000 for Basement Conversion

    Owner Fined $18,000 for Basement Conversion
    Owner converted basement into additional rental apartment without permit. On December 26, 2012, an inspector from the Department of Buildings served a notice of violation charging that Pandora Realty LLC had without a permit created an…
Rank this Week: 1616

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Tenant penalties for breaching tenancy rules – smoking

    Tenant penalties for breaching tenancy rules – smoking
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: This is the second post looking at the ten most common tenancy agreement breaches by tenants, as identified by Direct Line in their survey, which I discussed in the introduction to this series. The Direct…
  • Sep 25

    An Interview with Ben Beadle of TDS

    An Interview with Ben Beadle of TDS
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Ben Beadle is the Director of Customer Relations at TDS. I had interviewed him a couple of years ago where we had technical problems so I was very glad when this interview went through without a hitch! I…
  • Sep 25

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 September

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 September
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: I did a very enjoyable webinar with Ben Beadle of TDS on Thursday (which will be published, probably tomorrow – it is already live on the Landlord Law Podcast on iTunes). We had loads of questions,…
Rank this Week: 590

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: 2982

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 26

    We eat ham and jam and spam a lot

    We eat ham and jam and spam a lot
    Property guardian companies. Just when you think that most of the firms involved have managed some form of legality around their possession and eviction practices, they go and disappoint you. Way back in 2012, we noted the widespread failure…
  • Sep 25

    Vulnerability, ‘significantly’ and equality dutie

    Vulnerability, ‘significantly’ and equality dutie
    S Butt v London Borough of Hackney. County Court at Central London. 22 February 2016 (PDF of judgment) This was another in a number of county court judgments on section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeals which turned on the question of…
  • Sep 25

    ‘Solicitor’s agents’ and rights of audience again

    ‘Solicitor’s agents’ and rights of audience again
    We had a look at this issue many years ago, and now, with thanks to Gordon Exall at Civil Litigation Brief, there is information on a county court case on the point. This is of significance, and potential use, as the appearance of…
Rank this Week: 589

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 26

    PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Mitchell and the Uniform Partition of Heirship Property Act

    PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Mitchell and the Uniform Partition of Heirship Property Act
    (From left, Ed Mullins, commissioner for the South Carolina delegation of the Uniform Law Commission, Thomas Mitchell, Gov​. Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Rep​. James E. Smith, Jr., primary sponsor of the UPHPA in the South Carolina…
  • Sep 22

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway
    Storytime by the fire -- photo by Brant Miller Although my body is in desperate need of some reasoning skills, my brain is several hundred miles away, thinking about a criminal trial in Portland, Oregon. In that Oregon courtroom, seven...
  • Sep 22

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education
    Daniel Schaffzin (Memphis) has posted (B)Light at the End of the Tunnel? How a City's Need to Fight Vacant and Abandoned Properties Gave Rise to a Law School Clinic Like No Other (Washington Journal of Law & Policy) on SSRN....
Rank this Week: 2445

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
  • Sep 26

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in the Jordan Park Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Determination in the Jordan Park Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Jordan Park area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 5). The…
  • Jul 29

    HEAL Utah v. Kane County Water Conservancy District

    HEAL Utah v. Kane County Water Conservancy District
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently issued its decision in the case of HEAL Utah v. Kane County Water Conservancy District. The primary issue in the case was whether the State Engineer had properly approved change applications for water use at…
  • Jul 29

    Brasher v. Christensen

    Brasher v. Christensen
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently issued its decision in the case of Brasher v. Christensen. A central issue in the case was whether a Water Use Authorization constituted a contract for the lease of irrigation water shares.Christensen owns a…
Rank this Week: 2480

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 26

    TX Launches State Eminent Domain Database

    TX Launches State Eminent Domain Database
    The Texas Comptroller’s office has launched a statewide online eminent domain database. This database will show entities who have exercise dthe power of eminent domain.  “This is clearly an area in which transparency is…
  • Aug 31

    NJ Property Taxes Cut $1.5M Under Freeze Act

    NJ Property Taxes Cut $1.5M Under Freeze Act
    A New Jersey tax court judge has granted a property owner’s request to reduce its tax assessment by about $1.5 million.  The Court found that the taxes should have equaled a judgment entered two years earlier under the Freeze Act.…
  • Aug 24

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

    NJ. ST. SEN CALLS FOR ACTION ON EMINENT DOMAIN BILLS
    NJ State Senator Diane Allen has called for a hearing on two NJ eminent domain bills.  In every legislative session since 2004, Senator Allen has introduced two bills aimed at eminent domain reform. One, S-2505, places a temporary…
Rank this Week: 1194

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Sep 26

    Consolidate and (maybe) eliminate – a new strategy against ADA serial litigant

    Consolidate and (maybe) eliminate – a new strategy against ADA serial litigant
    Two recent cases, one handled by the authors of this blog, illustrate how a strategy of consolidation may make it possible to economically get rid of serial ADA filings where standing is an issue. The intervention of the Arizona Attorney…
  • Sep 19

    ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.

    ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.
    “In deciding that Coca–Cola’s vending machines in the instant case are not places of public accommodation, we acknowledge the limits of our holding. As the district court recognized, those vending machines may very well be…
  • Sep 14

    Iqbal, Twombly and the ADA

    Iqbal, Twombly and the ADA
    Meet Iqbal and Twombly.* Pleading an ADA case sometimes seems trivially easy. Allege a disability, allege an encouter with an architectural barrier, claim intent to return or deterrence and any plaintiff should be able to at least avoid…
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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/
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Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
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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/
  • Sep 23

    Attorney Affidavit Approved To Cure Defective Mortgage Notary Acknowledgment

    Attorney Affidavit Approved To Cure Defective Mortgage Notary Acknowledgment
    Now that the summer is over, it’s time to get back to blogging! During the quiet summer months, the Supreme Judicial Court issued an important decision for real estate attorneys and the title community in Bank of America v. Casey (June…
  • 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…
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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
  • Sep 23

    Hauppauge Traffic Court Facing Lawsuit

    Hauppauge Traffic Court Facing Lawsuit
    The Hauppauge Traffic Court, which is located in the H. Lee Dennison Building, in Hauppauge New York is currently being sued by the Federal Government. This lawsuit, which commenced in 2015 in U.S. District Court alleges that the traffic…
  • Sep 21

    Notice of Claim Requirement

    Notice of Claim Requirement
    NOTICE OF CLAIM REQUIREMENT Before one can bring a lawsuit to collect damages against a city, town, or a public agency in the state of New York, a notice of claim requirement must be satisfied. A claimant has ninety days during which to file…
  • Sep 19

    Loss Mitigation and Loan Modification in Bankruptcy Court

    Loss Mitigation and Loan Modification in Bankruptcy Court
    Bankruptcy Court’s Loss Mitigation Program In 2009, The United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of New York adopted a Loss Mitigation Program which applies in all individual Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases. The…
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California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
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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: 2832

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4813

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/
Rank this Week: 1924

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3640

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/
  • Sep 21

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s up with all the new hotel brands and what does it mean to you?

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s up with all the new hotel brands and what does it mean to you?
    21 September 2016 Have you noticed the explosion of new brands from hotel companies over the past few years? At JMBM, we do a lot of work with branding through license agreements, management agreements and other arrangements. So we asked my…
  • Sep 21

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s up with all the new hotel brands and what does it mean to you?

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s up with all the new hotel brands and what does it mean to you?
    21 September 2016 Have you noticed the explosion of new brands from hotel companies over the past few years? At JMBM, we do a lot work with branding through license agreements, management agreements and other arrangements. So we asked my…
  • Sep 7

    How foreign investors can avoid hidden traps of U.S. taxation on U.S. investment

    How foreign investors can avoid hidden traps of U.S. taxation on U.S. investment
    07 September 2016 Asians love the U.S. as a place to live, buy homes, invest, go to school, and run their businesses. Over the past five years, we have seen an unprecedented increase in foreign investment in the US — particularly as a…
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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/
  • Sep 21

    What Recent CFPB Rules Mean for the Private Lender

    What Recent CFPB Rules Mean for the Private Lender
    There are many potential advantages to private mortgages, for lenders and borrowers alike.  Borrowers can benefit from lower interest rates, more flexibility in repaying the loan, less paperwork, and fewer closing costs, while lenders…
  • Jul 26

    Upset About Your Easement? Why You Might Reconsider Turning to the Zoning Act for Relief

    Upset About Your Easement? Why You Might Reconsider Turning to the Zoning Act for Relief
    In its recent June 2016 decision in Picard v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Westminster, et al., the SJC held that “a claimed injury to a private easement right [was not] sufficient to confer standing to challenge a zoning determination…
  • May 4

    Appeals Court Revisits Adverse Possession of Undeveloped Land

    Appeals Court Revisits Adverse Possession of Undeveloped Land
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently reviewed adverse possession of wild and wooded areas. In Paine v. Sexton, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 389 (2015), the Plaintiff campground operators asserted rights to property based on record title and adverse…
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Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Sep 21

    What if a Condemned Property in NJ Is Also in Foreclosure?

    What if a Condemned Property in NJ Is Also in Foreclosure?
    It is generally troubling to learn that the government wants to seize your land. However, if you can longer afford your mortgage and are facing a possible foreclosure, you may not be as distressed to learn of a possible eminent domain action…
  • Aug 26

    How Condemnation Can Affect Small Businesse

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

    Can You Appeal An Eminent Domain Decision?

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