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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

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/
  • Jul 13

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool
    Inverse condemnation is valuable tool for property owners and associations and can be relevant and useful in many situations. State and local governments and their agencies appear to operate with absolute immunity leaving property owners with…
  • May 30

    Fair Housing Act - Emotional Support Animal

    Fair Housing Act - Emotional Support Animal
    Revock v. Cowpet Bay West Condominium Association Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017 A very instructive case was decided last month in a Federal Appeals Court which will demonstrate almost everything not to do with respect to compliance…
  • May 22

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING - June 21

    CIC RECERTIFICATION TRAINING - June 21
    This is to announce an offering of CIC Recertification Training in Hampton Roads. Mike Inman, Jeanne Lauer and Greg Montero are approved by the Common Interest Community Board to provide Fair Housing training and Law and Regulation training…
Rank this Week: 72

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Apr 12

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe
    Mark your calendars!  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is pleased to announce the Warehouse Lecture Series.  On May 4, 2017, May 11, 2017, and June 16, 2017, WLPP will hold classes designed to help managers obtain credits…
  • Mar 10

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY
    All the media and legislative talk of construction defect litigation and its impact on condominium construction in Colorado may seem like discussion that does not impact existing communities. But the changes to state and local laws concerning…
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management
    On January 20th, Representative Kevin Van Winkle (R) introduced House Bill 17-1112 (HB 1112) which would provide immunity from penalties for individuals who engage in the unauthorized practice of a profession regulated by the Department…
Rank this Week: 56

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Los Angeles Eviction Lawyer

Provides eviction and landlord and tenant information.

http://www.losangelesevictionlawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    Eviction discovery rule

    Eviction discovery rule
    Due to the expedited nature of eviction cases, it is only natural that the discovery process is also expedited.  Unlike in traditional discovery procedures, in eviction cases, the responses are due 5 days after service of the request.  This…
  • Feb 25

    Rent Control Eviction

    Rent Control Eviction
    Assuming your property is within a rent control jurisdiction there are two types of categories under which a landlord can eviction a tenant in a rent control property. As a caveat, rent controls covers all residential units except single…
  • Jan 13

    Forclosure Crisi

    Forclosure Crisi
    Lenders are posied to take back more homes in 2011 than any other year.  Last year, banks took back 1 million homes.  About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortagages and more will miss payments.  Forecasters…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Jul 25

    AB 690 Signed! New Management Disclosures and Changes to the Escrow Document Disclosure Form

    AB 690 Signed! New Management Disclosures and Changes to the Escrow Document Disclosure Form
    The Governor has signed AB 690 into law, which modifies several Code sections and adds two new Civil Code sections to the Davis Stirling Common Interest Development Act. Here is what you need to know about the new requirements: New Civil Code…
  • Jul 25

    New Client: Belamaria Community Association

    New Client: Belamaria Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Belamaria Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Ontario, Belamaria is a brand new planned development by Frontier Communities.…
  • Jul 18

    New Client: Broadmoor Hills Community Association

    New Client: Broadmoor Hills Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Broadmoor Hills Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Broadmoor Hills is a planned development located in Corona Del Mar.  Residents…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 101

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: 96

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jul 14

    Science v. HUD – science and business are the losers.

    Science v. HUD – science and business are the losers.
    Anyone reading the news, or at least the disability news, understands that so called emotional support animals for persons with mental disabilities are a big deal. The number of HUD complaints based on refusals to allow ESA’s is…
  • Jul 3

    Getting real – a step in the right direction for ADA claim

    Getting real – a step in the right direction for ADA claim
    The usual elements of a complaint filed under the FHA and ADA are: A lengthy and unnecessary recital of the legislative history of the law, including all kinds of statements about the historical oppression of those with disabilities, A…
  • Jun 16

    Hello Amazon, and welcome to the world of ADA litigation.

    Hello Amazon, and welcome to the world of ADA litigation.
    The major news outlets seem to have overlooked the most interesting aspect (to me) of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods; that is, Amazon’s leap into the world of serial ADA filers and controversy over internet accessibility.…
Rank this Week: 130

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
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 87

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • 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”),…
Rank this Week: 216

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Jun 15

    CAM Licenses are Going Electronic!

    CAM Licenses are Going Electronic!
    Starting June 29, 2015, DORA is introducing the new eLicense online service. According to DORA, licensed CAMs will be required to set up user names and passwords to create their accounts and once created, CAMs will be able to login and check…
  • Jun 11

    Boulder City Council Considers Airbnb Restriction

    Boulder City Council Considers Airbnb Restriction
    With the gaining popularity of sites like Airbnb and VRBO, municipalities nationwide are beginning to look more closely at how to regulate the short term rental of rooms or entire homes by individuals. After a lengthy public hearing, the…
  • Jun 3

    Final CAM License Application

    Final CAM License Application
    DORA has updated the CAM License Application to address its recent decision to NOT require CAM licenses for associations that directly employ managers. As you may recall, there was concern in the industry as to whether associations that…
Rank this Week: 140

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

Covers recent court decisions, pending legislation, real estate updates and business matters.

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Happy Memorial Day!
    In commemoration of all those who have served for and/or given their lives for our great country since its inception, I offer the following poem for your reading pleasure. It’s a wonderful verse that I found which truly captures the…
  • Dec 23

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE
    At this time of year, it’s all too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season while forgetting the true meaning of the season. As 2013 draws to a close and I look back on … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!
    In memory of our humble beginnings and the official start of Thanksgiving in America, I offer you the following Proclamation delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that gave rise to our annual celebration of family, friends and a counting of…
Rank this Week: 274

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: 210

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4974

Eminent Domain and Real Estate…

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 26

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
      New Jersey has adopted a “property taxpayer bill of rights” seeking to assist property owners with the real estate assessment process. New Jersey has one of the nation’s highest property taxes. Bill A-4007 requires…
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
  • Jul 11

    GA Supreme Court Considering Landowner’s Bill of Rights Case

    GA Supreme Court Considering Landowner’s Bill of Rights Case
    The Georgia Supreme Court is considering an important case involving the state’s 2006 Landowner’s Bill of Rights statute. At issue is whether certain provisions of that statute are mandatory or merely advisory. The GA appeals…
Rank this Week: 875

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
      New Jersey has adopted a “property taxpayer bill of rights” seeking to assist property owners with the real estate assessment process. New Jersey has one of the nation’s highest property taxes. Bill A-4007 requires…
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
  • Jul 11

    GA Supreme Court Considering Landowner’s Bill of Rights Case

    GA Supreme Court Considering Landowner’s Bill of Rights Case
    The Georgia Supreme Court is considering an important case involving the state’s 2006 Landowner’s Bill of Rights statute. At issue is whether certain provisions of that statute are mandatory or merely advisory. The GA appeals…
Rank this Week: 849

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3170

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
  • Jul 26

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?
    A “subpoena” is a writ or an order that compels a witness to either show up and testify or produce something. CCP §1985(a). You can use a subpoena in discovery or in a civil trial or hearing. Here’s a look at which…
  • Jul 24

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent
    In California, grandparents may petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain situations. Here’s an overview of when grandparents may seek visitation and the presumptions their petitions will face. When a parent is…
  • Jul 21

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement
    In a personal injury case, plaintiff’s counsel should approach the opening statement to the jury with one primary goal: establishing credibility. If the jury believes you, it will be much more likely to rule for your client.…
Rank this Week: 2479

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/
Rank this Week: 4137

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Jul 26

    Support Voiced for Designation of Library’s Main Reading Room

    Support Voiced for Designation of Library’s Main Reading Room
    Main reading room and catalog room of New York Public Library’s main branch lauded for both architecture and social significance. On July 18, 2017, Landmarks held a public hearing on the potential designation of the Main Reading Room…
  • Jul 25

    Planning Commission Approves Large Retail Establishment on Broadway Against Community Disapproval

    Planning Commission Approves Large Retail Establishment on Broadway Against Community Disapproval
    The City Planning Commission approved an application for a large retail establishment, 28,634 square feet, in the lower floors of a building in SoHo neighborhood. On July 12, 2017, the City Planning Commission issued a favorable report on an…
  • Jul 24

    Speed Up the Redesign and Modernization of Privately-Owned Public Space

    Speed Up the Redesign and Modernization of Privately-Owned Public Space
    Over half the existing plazas and other public spaces located on private property lack the benches, vegetation, artwork, lighting and other amenities required by the City’s zoning code or promised by the developers in return for…
Rank this Week: 2379

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/
Rank this Week: 819

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/
  • Jul 26

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word
    It’s an old saying, but it’s true in life and in court, as illustrated in a recent takings decision, Town of Ponce Inlet v. Pacetta, LLC, et al. The Town appealed “a multi-million-dollar” judgment on an inverse…
  • Jul 24

    Big Box Store Scores a Big Win

    Big Box Store Scores a Big Win
    Box stores won a victory in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, recently. With the assistance of Henderson Franklin’s Summer Associate Kristen Schalter, we wanted to share the facts and impact of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Forbes/Cohen…
  • Jul 13

    Fight for Your Right

    Fight for Your Right
    According to The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition, the word “fight” has several meanings, including [t]o stand up against something or assert oneself.” Recently, as a nation, we celebrated the 241st…
Rank this Week: 2831

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 29 – Pet

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 29 – Pet
    Letting to tenants with pets Most landlords are adamant. No pets.  Pets can cause damage to the property, future tenants with allergies may not want to live there, and you are worried about neighbours complaining about barking dogs.…
  • Jul 25

    What rights does a tenant have if a property is advertised with a washing machine but then finds it does not work?

    What rights does a tenant have if a property is advertised with a washing machine but then finds it does not work?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Jo whose daughter is a tenant. Hi there, my daughter moved into a rented property 10 days ago, the inventory showed a problem with the washing machine, the management company sent out an engineer who…
  • Jul 23

    Hope for our housing future?

    Hope for our housing future?
    In a time of general gloom and depression, it is nice to have something good to write about on the housing front. Something, in fact, quite exciting. We all know we need more housing, and we all know that traditional builders are not really…
Rank this Week: 322

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/
  • Jul 25

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Are hotels still the darling of EB-5 financing?

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Are hotels still the darling of EB-5 financing?
      25 July 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  The article below was updated in July 2017 based upon an earlier version which appeared on HotelLawBlog.com. The EB-5 immigrant investor visa program has provided…
  • Jul 20

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5
      20 July 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  The article below is updated as of July 2017. It first appeared on HotelLawBlog.com on 8 May 2017.   EB-5 generates billions of dollars of affordable…
  • Jul 20

    Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5

    Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5
    20 July 2017 EB-5 generates billions of dollars of affordable construction financing for developments located in the United States that create new jobs for US citizens. JMBM’s EB-5 financing group has closed more than $1.5 billion of…
Rank this Week: 582

Real Property & Title Insurance…

Real Property & Title Insurance Update

Provides a weekly summary of select real property and title insurance cases and recent developments. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/real-property-case-law-blog/
  • Jul 25

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 14 & 21, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 14 & 21, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Foreclosure/Standing: note owner had constructive possession of promissory note in original servicer’s physically possession of blank-endorsed note when it filed the complaint, and had standing to enforce same…
  • Jul 13

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 7, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 7, 2017
    REAL PROPERTY UPDATE Takings/Declaratory Relief: plaintiff’s request for a declaration that its further pursuit of a zoning application was futile was not a proper claim for declaratory relief – GolfRock, LLC v. Lee County, Fla.,…
  • Jun 26

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 16 & 23, 2017

    Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 16 & 23, 2017
    Real Property Update US Supreme Court Regulatory Taking: owner of parcel A, that took title to adjacent parcel B after regulation restricting use of parcels had been passed, lost grandfather rights for both parcels by operation of merger and…
Rank this Week: 1305

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/
  • Jul 25

    Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System

    Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System
    Strawbridge v. Bank of NY Mellon:  Appeals Court Justice Peter Agnes Gives Judicial Blessing to MERS Assignment System, Rejects Other Foreclosure Challenges The most recent foreclosure case heard by a Massachusetts appellate court should…
  • Jul 19

    Housing Court Expansion Bill Gets Funding

    Housing Court Expansion Bill Gets Funding
    State-Wide Housing Court Coverage a “Done Deal” Governor Baker has earmarked $750,000 in the new state budget towards the Housing Court Expansion plan, clearing the way for state-wide coverage for the Housing Court. Senator Karen…
  • Jun 27

    Mass. Lawmakers: Tax and Regulate Airbnb Rental

    Mass. Lawmakers: Tax and Regulate Airbnb Rental
    Proposal: 5%-10% Tax, Plus Comprehensive Regulations Like Uber and Lyft, is the law finally catching up with the new economy-disrupting technologies for the real estate industry like Airbnb? The answer is yes if Massachusetts legislators have…
Rank this Week: 4039

In the Zone

In the Zone

Covers real estate, zoning and land use law in Pennsylvania. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 25

    Funding Your Small or Mid-Size Development Project in New Jersey

    Funding Your Small or Mid-Size Development Project in New Jersey
    Obtaining financing for your development project is one of the most important aspects of moving your development plans from paper to reality. Recently, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (the “Authority”) created a Real…
  • Jul 24

    Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law and the Construction Notices Directory- Avoiding Potential Pitfall

    Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law and the Construction Notices Directory- Avoiding Potential Pitfall
    On October 14, 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly signed Act 142 creating the Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory, which became effective January 1, 2017 (the “Act”). The Act created an online directory whereby…
  • Jul 19

    IMPORTANT TO FILE YOUR ZONING CHALLENGE IN THE CORRECT COURT AND ON TIME

    IMPORTANT TO FILE YOUR ZONING CHALLENGE IN THE CORRECT COURT AND ON TIME
    A recent case decided by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania confirms how important it is to understand where zoning challenges should be filed and the deadline date by when to file them. In the case of Carr vs. Horsham Township, an…
Rank this Week: 1093

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
Rank this Week: 2874

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/
  • Jul 24

    STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS

    STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS
    The white paper below was updated on July 24, 2017. It first appeared in the Investment Law Blog on February 21, 2017. Now that the USCIS has released amendments to its Policy Manual regarding the required “sustainment period” for…
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
Rank this Week: 1440

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: 1073

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: 1352

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/
Rank this Week: 949

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1918

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Renewal Option Language Often Overlooked

    Renewal Option Language Often Overlooked
    Tenants don’t often spend a lot of time on the renewal option provisions of commercial leases during negotiations. Though these provisions are seem to be for the tenants’ benefit, many tenants are satisfied that the lease provides…
  • Jul 17

    Specialty Stores Becoming Highly Specialized

    Specialty Stores Becoming Highly Specialized
    Perhaps I haven’t been paying attention but sometime over the last, oh I don’t know how many years, local, and some national stores, have become highly specialized. Maybe not so much here in South Florida, but certainly in New…
  • Jul 10

    E-Mail Scam/Wire Fraud Hits Close to Home

    E-Mail Scam/Wire Fraud Hits Close to Home
    The scammers and fraudsters are alive and active. The Boards of Realtors, Title Companies, Bar Associations and local and national news media have all written warnings.  Frequently.  I have even written about it (see my blog HERE).…
Rank this Week: 1843

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Renewal Option Language Often Overlooked

    Renewal Option Language Often Overlooked
    Tenants don’t often spend a lot of time on the renewal option provisions of commercial leases during negotiations. Though these provisions are seem to be for the tenants’ benefit, many tenants are satisfied that the lease provides…
  • Jul 17

    Specialty Stores Becoming Highly Specialized

    Specialty Stores Becoming Highly Specialized
    Perhaps I haven’t been paying attention but sometime over the last, oh I don’t know how many years, local, and some national stores, have become highly specialized. Maybe not so much here in South Florida, but certainly in New…
  • Jul 10

    E-Mail Scam/Wire Fraud Hits Close to Home

    E-Mail Scam/Wire Fraud Hits Close to Home
    The scammers and fraudsters are alive and active. The Boards of Realtors, Title Companies, Bar Associations and local and national news media have all written warnings.  Frequently.  I have even written about it (see my blog HERE).…
Rank this Week: 1815

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/
  • Jul 24

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?

    Can a handshake be considered a binding contract in Florida?
    Earlier this month, Florida Power and Light (FPL) was issued a stunning legal defeat when a $1.5 million dollar judgment was issued against the company for breaking a handshake agreement for the purchase of real estate.  A Palm Beach…
  • Jul 8

    CMBS – Commercial Loan Maturity: The “Wall of Maturities” – Status Update

    CMBS – Commercial Loan Maturity: The “Wall of Maturities” – Status Update
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. According to reporting by Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC, commercial real estate mortgage borrowers with maturing loans paid them off at a slower rate as of May 2017.  Peter Grant of the Wall Street…
  • Jul 7

    TAX DEED SALES

    TAX DEED SALES
    In Florida, as in many other states, properties that fall into arrears on delinquent taxes may eventually be sold at public auction by the county in which they are located.  The process by which this occurs, called a Tax Deed Sale, is…
Rank this Week: 2314

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 24

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 3, Waste

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 3, Waste
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By the beginning of the Renaissance, as we’ve seen in the two previous posts, dwellings were able to go vertical even in cold…
  • Jul 19

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 2, Interior

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 2, Interior
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in the previous Part 1, the march of human urbanization is a march into the sky: the creation of a vertical built environment that doesn’t…
  • Jul 17

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 1, Ma

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 1, Ma
      By: David A. Smith   The world has experienced more change in humanity’s cities and our residential patterns in the last century and a half than in all of human history put together.  Take a pair of American twins born…
Rank this Week: 457

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    New Jersey Real Estate Taxes: Deciphering Tax Bills and deciding whether to appeal

    New Jersey Real Estate Taxes: Deciphering Tax Bills and deciding whether to appeal
    In cases where the property is situated in a town that has recently been re-assessed, or revalued (which includes most Monmouth County towns, due to the Assessment Demonstration Program), the current year’s tax assessment may be…
  • May 15

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant: Special Rules For Disposing of Abandoned Motor Vehicle
    Our office has previously reported on the subject of removing property that had been abandoned by a tenant. The general procedure, in those instances, requires a landlord to not only obtain a judgment for possession against the tenant, but to…
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Filing Deadlines Extended in Revalued and Reassessed Town
    A revaluation will necessarily leave certain taxpayers bearing a lower percentage of the tax burden, and certain taxpayers bearing a higher percentage of the tax burden, while the majority of taxpayers may not notice any impact. The post New…
Rank this Week: 4653

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 23

    Cant Pay

    Cant Pay
    It is rare, if we are entirely honest, for a First Tier Tribunal decision on service charges to be exciting. It is even rarer for there to be mystery and police raids, and “Immunity from Treason” notices, and debts of…
  • Jul 23

    Job ad – Slough

    Job ad – Slough
    Shelter Paralegal £21,622- £22,647 pa, plus excellent benefits Slough Closing date: 10 August 2017 (at 11.30pm) Would you like to pursue a career in law? Do you have excellent problem solving skills and intellectual aptitude? If…
  • Jul 16

    Job Ads – national

    Job Ads – national
    Shelter Training Shelter Training is recruiting freelance trainers to deliver our nationwide programme of housing and homelessness courses. Previous training experience, or extensive front line services experience is essential and you will…
Rank this Week: 323

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    Subject To What Exactly?

    Subject To What Exactly?
    PrintToday’s blog posting deals with the always “fresh” question about whether making something “subject to winding up with a signed, written agreement” allows the parties to walk away without having to look…
  • Jul 16

    We Never Do That Until We Do, Now Let’s Negotiate

    We Never Do That Until We Do, Now Let’s Negotiate
    PrintWhy do we do this to each other? Yes, at the end of the day, bargaining power is the dominant factor in determining a negotiated result. But, does that mean reaching a deal is an act pure gamesmanship? We hope not. We recently attended a…
  • Jul 9

    Additional Rent Is No Rent At All

    Additional Rent Is No Rent At All
    PrintWe are aware that in New Jersey, if a lease doesn’t denominate a particular tenant’s financial obligation as some version of “rent,” then the landlord can’t get the tenant evicted for non-payment of that…
Rank this Week: 2623

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jul 23

    No Smiles for Conveyancers if Cheshire is Right

    No Smiles for Conveyancers if Cheshire is Right
    Are we about to see a significant dip in house prices in London in the near future?Bloomberg News recently asked seven market commentators to predict what they see happening next in London’s 1.6 trillion-pound housing market.Paul…
  • Jun 30

    CML Lenders’ Handbook to be Renamed on 1st July

    CML Lenders’ Handbook to be Renamed on 1st July
    From 1 July 2017, the finance and banking industry operating in the UK will be represented by a new trade association, UK Finance.It will represent around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services.The…
  • Jun 19

    Is Your Firm Updating your Pre-Completion Checklist ?

    Is Your Firm Updating your Pre-Completion Checklist ?
    Technology, lender compliance and fraud prevention within the context of a pre-competition checklist are some of the main focus points at the next Webinar by Lexsure on 24th and 25th July.  Almost all firms have a pre-completion…
Rank this Week: 4772

The Class-Action & Compliance…

The Class-Action & Compliance Sentinel

Covers class-action litigation and compliance matters for real estate professionals. By Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

http://www.realestateclassactions.com/
  • Jul 23

    Kentucky Law Firm Defeats RESPA Allegation

    Kentucky Law Firm Defeats RESPA Allegation
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suffered a stinging defeat when a federal judge dismissed the bureau’s long-standing lawsuit against a Kentucky law firm. The battle is all but certain to continue on appeal, which…
  • Jul 18

    CFPB Arbitration Rule Selectively Targets Real Estate Professional

    CFPB Arbitration Rule Selectively Targets Real Estate Professional
    Like it said it would do, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week issued a final rule that would ban contractual arbitration clauses that prohibit class actions. The rule, if it becomes law, would affect most consumer financial…
  • Jul 9

    Ace Your CFPB Examination With This Handy Study Guide

    Ace Your CFPB Examination With This Handy Study Guide
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau not only brings enforcement actions against companies it believes broke the law. It also supervises and examines the business operations of entities that are not suspected of illegal activity. If your…
Rank this Week: 954

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 23

    Franzese Op-Ed on Tenants' Rights and Rental Retribution

    Franzese Op-Ed on Tenants' Rights and Rental Retribution
    Paul Franzese (Seton Hall) has written an op-ed in New Jersey.com titled Tenants Shouldn't be 'Blacklisted' For Asserting Their Rights. Check out this excerpt: Yanira Cortes, a mother of four young children, lives in subsidized housing in…
  • Jul 17

    CFP: Detroit Mercy Symposium on the Future of HUD

    CFP: Detroit Mercy Symposium on the Future of HUD
    From our friends at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law: HUD: Past, Present, and Future The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks proposals from scholars, practitioners, and housing advocates interested in participating in…
  • Jul 15

    Singer on Property Law and Religion in Public Accomodation

    Singer on Property Law and Religion in Public Accomodation
    Joe Singer (Harvard) has posted Property and Sovereignty Imbricated: Why Religion Is Not an Excuse to Discriminate in Public Accommodations (Theoretical Inquiries in Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: May a hotel owner that objects to…
Rank this Week: 2046

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?
    Seattle politicians are considering legislation to limit the ability of landlords to reject potential tenants due to their criminal records.  Under the proposed new law, landlords would be prohibited from posting ads barring people with…
  • Jun 26

    Collection Options for Community Association

    Collection Options for Community Association
    Assessments are the lifeblood of community associations.  If owners fail to pay their assessments, then associations can not perform their duties.  Once reminder notices have proven ineffective, associations should consider taking…
  • May 29

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished opinion last month that partition of a common area created by the deeds of four adjacent properties was not a remedy available to the trial court when the property owners could not agree…
Rank this Week: 3930

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 2142