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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: 8

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 182

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Apr 24

    Joseph L. Singer to Receive Prestigious Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

    Joseph L. Singer to Receive Prestigious Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize
    Joseph L. Singer, the Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a brilliant thinker on Property and Property Rights, will receive the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize on October 1, 2015, at the William and Mary Law School. The…
  • Apr 22

    To Fight or Not to Fight: The Pipeline

    To Fight or Not to Fight: The Pipeline
    The Toledo Blade offers an interesting conflict on the pipeline challenges. Without question, owners do not want the pipelines. Equally without question, the owners do not want to “give” up their property for nothing. Michael…
  • Apr 20

    Underground Propane Gas Storage Expansion In New York

    Underground Propane Gas Storage Expansion In New York
      The Finger Lakes area in New York is a beautiful and pristine community. Yet, gas storage facilities already existed and have been utilized as gas storage for over 60 years in the area. The expansion creates a hostile atmosphere to the…
Rank this Week: 280

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 24

    Singer to Receive 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

    Singer to Receive 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize
    From the press release: Joseph William Singer, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will receive the 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 12th annual conference on Oct. 1-2 sponsored by the William & Mary Property…
  • Apr 24

    Ellickson on Open Space in Urban Area

    Ellickson on Open Space in Urban Area
    Robert Ellickson (Yale) has posted Open Space in an Urban Area: Might There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Numerous policies encourage the preservation of open space in urban areas. Two of many examples...
  • Apr 24

    Shoemaker on the Property Problems of Modern Indian Reservation

    Shoemaker on the Property Problems of Modern Indian Reservation
    Jessica Shoemaker (Nebraska) has posted Emulsified Property (Pepperdine Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The typical American Indian reservation is often described as a “checkerboard” of different real property ownership forms.…
Rank this Week: 242

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Promises and lie

    Promises and lie
    With the manifestos all now published, I thought it might be interesting to look at what is being said about housing by the three main parties. I might do the others later, if I have time. Conservatives The highlight of housing policy seems…
  • Apr 19

    ECtHR and Social Housing-Two Recent Judgement

    ECtHR and Social Housing-Two Recent Judgement
    Happi v France 9/4/15 (judgement in French only) Mr H lives with his family in unsatisfactory and hazardous accommodation in Paris. On 28/12/10, Paris’ Administrative Court ordered the Ile-de-France authority to provide the family with…
  • Apr 17

    From ‘pillar to post’

    From ‘pillar to post’
    In a judgment of undisguised anger, Cobb J described the conduct of LB Tower Hamlets and LB Havering as “shameful” in the way in which they treated AM and his family.  I haven’t come across Cobb J before but his…
Rank this Week: 499

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/
  • Apr 24

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Just Compensation For Billboard

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Just Compensation For Billboard
    We're at a conference with the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law in Philadelphia (talking about eminent domain, public use, just comp, and Horne, inter alia), so we haven't had the time to read this opinion -- issued just a few…
  • Apr 24

    NC App: No Public Use Or Benefit When Town, Fueled By Improper Motive, Condemned Private Street To Make It Public

    NC App: No Public Use Or Benefit When Town, Fueled By Improper Motive, Condemned Private Street To Make It Public
    In Town of Matthews v. Wright, No. COA14-943 (Apr. 21, 2015), the North Carolina Court of Appeals invalidated a taking, the stated purpose of which was to make a portion of a private road into a public street. A taking to open a private road…
  • Apr 23

    Rail, Eminent Domain, And Who's Going To Pay

    Rail, Eminent Domain, And Who's Going To Pay
    Compare these two reports, filed just over a month apart, about California's "high speed" rail system, now underway in the Central Valley: Bullet train no bonanza for Valley eminent domain attorneys (The Business Journal, March 19, 2015)…
Rank this Week: 488

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    A tale of two cities: Part 9, Grievances would be addressed

    A tale of two cities: Part 9, Grievances would be addressed
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 8 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.] By: David A. Smith “Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; — the last, much the easiest to bestow, O…
  • Apr 23

    A tale of two cities: Part 8, Nothing resembling a viable alternative

    A tale of two cities: Part 8, Nothing resembling a viable alternative
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith “I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.”…
  • Apr 22

    A tale of two cities: Part 7, A contributing part of the city’

    A tale of two cities: Part 7, A contributing part of the city’
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith “Then tell Wind and Fire where to stop,” returned madame, “but don’t tell me.” …
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Apr 22

    Can UberPOOL Make Carpooling Cool?

    Can UberPOOL Make Carpooling Cool?
    As readers of the blog know, I have not been a fan of Uber's scorched-earth approach to skirting level-playing field legislation and the company's simultaneous effort to seek out legislation that preferences their way of doing business. That…
  • Apr 22

    Are Earth Day cookies an endangered species?

    Are Earth Day cookies an endangered species?
    Happy Earth Day! I contemplated posting something serious about Earth Day and land use today. But then, I began to think, you know, every day is Earth Day here at Land Use Prof Blog, and so I thought about what...
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24

    Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24
    On Friday, April 24, Fordham's Urban Law Center will host Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy, a day-long conference on a number of sharing economy issues. I believe it is the first legal academic conference solely...
Rank this Week: 576

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 22

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Headed to House Floor!

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Headed to House Floor!
    Just minutes ago, HB 1343 unanimously cleared the House Appropriations Committee with a favorable recommendation to the Colorado House of Representatives!  This manager licensure clean-up bill will now move to the full House for…
  • Apr 17

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Sails Through House Committee

    Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Sails Through House Committee
    Yesterday, under the stewardship of Representative Angela Williams who is the Chair of the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee, House Bill 1343 sailed through that Committee with unanimous bipartisan…
  • Apr 15

    Construction Defect Bill Faces Major Problems in House

    Construction Defect Bill Faces Major Problems in House
    Yesterday, as expected, the Colorado Senate passed Senate Bill 177 on third reading and the bill is now headed to the House for consideration.  While the spin put on this bill by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of Commerce has…
Rank this Week: 387

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 480

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/
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement

    Real Estate 101-Purchase and Sale Agreement
                General Notes: The purchase/sale agreement is probably the most misunderstood, but most important document utilized in a real estate transaction. Some of the unwary mistakenly…
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
  • Apr 5

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation
    Reprinted with permission by author: Joel H. Schneider, Senior Vice President, Hilco Real Estate, LLCOwner-occupied real estate can be an untapped source of balance-sheet value for bankrupt companies. Such real estate assets provide a…
Rank this Week: 336

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    After a number of failed attempts over the past several years, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached agreement as part of the 2015-16 state budget on sweeping amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program…
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Apr 9

    Spring Realtor “Blow-Out” Event On April 30th at Beauty Parlr!

    Spring Realtor “Blow-Out” Event On April 30th at Beauty Parlr!
    Real estate professionals, you are cordially invited to a fabulous night of pampering at Metrowest’s hottest style salon, Beauty Parlr! Attendees will enjoy complimentary blow-outs by professional hair stylists, including Moroccan oil…
  • Apr 7

    Upcoming CLE: Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?

    Upcoming CLE: Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?
    By August 1, 2015, all real estate attorneys and title companies must be compliant with the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rules for closing residential real estate transactions. On April 13, 2015, 3pm-6pm,…
  • Mar 26

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation

    Globe Magazine Writer and Landlord Supports Rent Escrow Legislation
    Elizabeth Gerhman, a writer for the Boston Globe Magazine and owner of two rental units, is fed up with how Massachusetts legal system favors tenants over landlords. In her article Think It’s Tough to Rent? Try Being a Landlord, she…
Rank this Week: 651

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    KC Photo Exhibit On Eminent Domain

    KC Photo Exhibit On Eminent Domain
    An installation about eminent domain by Matt Rahner at the Kansas City Public Library in downtown Kansas City focuses on four blocks of Eminent Domain history that were cleared to make way for a new East Patrol police station and crime lab.…
  • Mar 31

    TX Proposed Eminent Domain Bill Focuses On Post Taking Requirement

    TX Proposed Eminent Domain Bill Focuses On Post Taking Requirement
    A Texas state senator introduced a bill seeking to prevent the use of eminent domain to take private property for public projects. TX SB 479 creates a stricter pool of defined project milestones that government entities would have to hit to…
  • Mar 29

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan
    New York City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod recently stated that the City’s redevelopment plans won’t involve the use of eminent domain to acquire property.  The planning priorities include building more affordable housing…
Rank this Week: 690

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Judgment Against Real Estate Mogul Has Been Affirmed

    Judgment Against Real Estate Mogul Has Been Affirmed
    Real estate mogul Harry Macklowe has received a resounding defeat by the New York Appellate Division regarding his litigation with Warren Cole, his former business right-hand man. Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern’s grant of summary…
  • Feb 20

    Can a Cooperative Apartment Be Partitioned?

    Can a Cooperative Apartment Be Partitioned?
    Where owners of real property cannot agree on the continued ownership or operation of a property, they may commence an action for partition in Court seeking the public sale of the property. The proceeds from the sale are then distributed…
  • Feb 16

    Are You Aware Of These Updated Regulations For Property Owners?

    Are You Aware Of These Updated Regulations For Property Owners?
    In interesting news, new regulations were finalized by the department of the Treasury regarding income taxation of property owners. Expect dramatic and significant ramifications. It took almost ten years of government efforts to reduce the…
Rank this Week: 529

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: 310

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: 407

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 April

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 April
    All the posts from the Landlord Law Blog from the past week with some extra reading for you
  • Apr 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #201

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #201
    Ben gives a roundup of what the different parties are offering on housing and wonders if he might not move out of London after all
  • Apr 23

    Happy Birthday Property Industry Eye!

    Happy Birthday Property Industry Eye!
    Congratulating news website Property Industry Eye for a successful first year, with a bit of background information about them
Rank this Week: 888

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: 4506

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    How is the motion to Lay on the Table misused?

    How is the motion to Lay on the Table misused?
    For today’s blog on one of the most misused parliamentary motions, here’s a Q&A from Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules of Order, Fourth Edition: Because the motion to Lay on the Table is not debatable, requires only a…
  • Apr 21

    Charlotte Condo and HOA “Ask an Expert Night” – May 13

    Charlotte Condo and HOA “Ask an Expert Night” – May 13
    Have a condo or HOA association question you’d like to ask a lawyer? The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) is hosting an “Ask the HOA Experts: Q&A on Legal Issues Affecting…
  • Apr 14

    North Carolina Community Association Legislative Roundup – April 14, 2015

    North Carolina Community Association Legislative Roundup – April 14, 2015
      As noted in my last legislative blog post, today (April 14) at 5 pm was the deadline for filing legislative proposals for this session other than appropriations or finance bills. Since most all bills that…
Rank this Week: 1512

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Apr 24

    Site Being Updated

    Site Being Updated
    We’re going to be updating the site over the next 24 hours (Friday evening – Saturday PM).  Google is requiring all sites to meet certain standards when it comes to
  • Apr 6

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?

    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?
    Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up? Have you been reading the headlines on short term rentals? Lawmakers want short-term rentals to pay transient occupancy tax. Homeowners who use Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway may face new…
  • Mar 15

    What is New for HOAs in the Area of Sales Disclosures and Transfer Fees?

    What is New for HOAs in the Area of Sales Disclosures and Transfer Fees?
    I hope you are signed up for the E-newsletter if you are interested in this topic because the edition coming out this coming Wednesday (March 18) is all about the new requirements that relate to providing disclosures and documents when an HOA…
Rank this Week: 774

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    SB 177: Construction Defect Reform Bill Takes a Hit

    SB 177: Construction Defect Reform Bill Takes a Hit
    The prospects for the passage of SB 15-177, the much debated Construction Defect Reform Bill, seem to have taken a hit this week when it was introduced into the House for consideration.  Unlike in the Senate where the bill was introduced…
  • Apr 23

    HB 1343: The Manager Cleanup Bill Clears Committee

    HB 1343: The Manager Cleanup Bill Clears Committee
    HB 1343 cleared committee today and will be taken up for consideration by the full House in the upcoming days.  The bill, with widespread support should be able to move smoothly out of the House, and on to the Senate. We will keep you…
  • Apr 14

    First Bill Makes it Through

    First Bill Makes it Through
    The first bill amending parts of the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act made it out of the legislature this week, as was forwarded to the Governor on April 13, 2015.  HB 1095  which amends CRS 38-33.3-119 by permitting…
Rank this Week: 2727

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
  • Apr 24

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over
    When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages…
  • Apr 22

    Size Up Your Adversary

    Size Up Your Adversary
    When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.…
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
Rank this Week: 2465

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: 1898

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1767

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 24

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding
    The Appellate Division overturned the lower court reversal of a zoning board of appeals (ZBA) decision for failure to certify the record filed in response to an Article 78 proceeding. In Matter of Robert E. Haveli Revocable Trust v.Zoning…
  • Apr 11

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed
    The difficulty of meeting the burden of proof for a use variance was demonstrated again this week. In Matter of Nemeth v. Village of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court and the Zoning Board of…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes. In the Matter of People, Inc. V. City…
Rank this Week: 2688

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Apr 24

    Letter To The Editor: Shortcomings of the One Vanderbilt Proposal

    Letter To The Editor: Shortcomings of the One Vanderbilt Proposal
    (Re:  Council Subcommittee Hears Testimony on One Vanderbilt, Apr. 20, 2015) Dear CityLand: At the public hearing before the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises of the Land Use Committee of the City Council last Monday, 13 April, the…
  • Apr 23

    New 7-story-Plus-Penthouse Building Spanning Two Lots Approved

    New 7-story-Plus-Penthouse Building Spanning Two Lots Approved
    Revisions made in light of commissioner comments include refinements made to base, cornice, and window surrounds. On April 14, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve the demolition of a one-story garage, and the…
  • Apr 22

    BSA Reinstates Construction Permit in Rezoned Area

    BSA Reinstates Construction Permit in Rezoned Area
    The Board recognized the applicant’s right to complete construction had vested under the previous zoning scheme.  On March 31, 2015 the Board of Standards and Appeals voted to reinstate a construction permit for the applicant, 1016…
Rank this Week: 1538

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

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

    Fleet Ships New Leasehold Conveyancing Requirement

    Fleet Ships New Leasehold Conveyancing Requirement
    Yesterday Fleet Mortgages became the latest lender to change their minimum lease term requirements via the CML Handbook Part 2.In a change that would be easy to miss here is the old and new wording:Old wording : 75 years unexpired at the…
  • Feb 10

    Minimum Unexpired Lease Terms : From the Fire to the Furnace

    Minimum Unexpired Lease Terms : From the Fire to the Furnace
    Leasehold conveyancing solicitors beware : Lenders are changing their minimum lease term requirements. For the second time in the space of a week a CML  lender discarded  a whole slice of the leasehold market from being mortgageable…
  • Feb 4

    Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement

    Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement
    Conveyancing solicitors on the Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel can, as from today, carry out personal local authority searches as opposed to being required to carry out official searches.By way of a change to the banks's CML Handbook Part Two…
Rank this Week: 4101

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    When Is a Church Not a Church? When It's a Debt Collector

    When Is a Church Not a Church? When It's a Debt Collector
    The Episcopal Church (USA) has two primary sources of income: according to its latest audited financial statements for the calendar year 2013, it received a little over $27 million from its member dioceses, and it received half as much again,…
  • Apr 16

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin
    Late yesterday the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a brief order transferring to itself the jurisdiction over the appeal filed by ECUSA and its rump group (ECSC) from the February 3, 2015 judgment and order against them entered by Circuit…
  • Apr 3

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday
    [Note: This post is an update of the one I published on Good Friday, four years ago. It incorporates some newer information.]  There is far more literature about the date of Jesus' death than there is about his birth. One reason is…
Rank this Week: 4546

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 23

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment
    By: Clayton Walker The Alaska Supreme Court overruled a Superior Court’s resolution of Cross Motions for Summary Judgment.  Stavenjord v. Schmidt.  The case started back in 2001.  The matter had been fully briefed by…
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
Rank this Week: 1631

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/
  • Apr 23

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Avelina Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Avelina is a brand new single family detached home community in the city of Perris being developed by Pulte…
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
Rank this Week: 3013

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Funny Doesn’t Make Up for Misleading

    Funny Doesn’t Make Up for Misleading
    Apparently, we all should have chosen to be like the less successful versions of Rob Lowe portrayed in the DirecTV television commercials if we wanted to avoid claims of false advertising. As anyone who watches television is aware, DirecTV…
  • Apr 23

    Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Americans? Does it Need to Be?

    Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Americans? Does it Need to Be?
    We’ve all visited websites that are hard to navigate and some that are even hard to understand, but can you imagine trying to navigate the Internet if you were blind or didn’t have the use of your hands or even were deaf?  It…
  • Apr 23

    Who Owns Captain Kirk’s Photographs?

    Who Owns Captain Kirk’s Photographs?
    When Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Bones, Scotty and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise ventured forth “to boldly go where no one has gone before” it seems logical they probably took with them cameras or some futuristic version of a…
Rank this Week: 1525

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Why Should I Hire an Eminent Domain Attorney?

    Why Should I Hire an Eminent Domain Attorney?
      Anyone who receives notice that their property is the subject of an eminent domain1 action should consult with an attorney who specializes in eminent domain, otherwise known as condemnation. Unfortunately, too many people avoid…
  • Apr 21

    Despite demand for wind energy, Grain Belt Express transmission line faces uncertainty in Missouri

    Despite demand for wind energy, Grain Belt Express transmission line faces uncertainty in Missouri
    Developers of a cross-state transmission line say there is overwhelming demand for capacity to transmit wind power, but opposition still threatens to undermine the project. Clean Line Energy Partners, the Houston company behind construction…
  • Apr 16

    Eminent Domain Takings for Private Development

    Eminent Domain Takings for Private Development
      Federal, state, and local governments have the power to take private property for qualified purposes if they reasonably compensate landowners for the taking. However, this power is limited by both the Takings Clause of the 5th…
Rank this Week: 1630

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: 996

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/
  • Apr 23

    Will the HUD Form be Disappearing from our Closings?

    Will the HUD Form be Disappearing from our Closings?
    Our readers who have attended residential real estate closings are familiar with the HUD Settlement Statement (the "HUD"). This document is meant to clearly identify all of the financial figures in a residential real estate transaction. …
  • Apr 16

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State

    Illegal Acts and Evictions in New York State
    A recent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village destroyed an entire building, and, more unfortunately, caused the deaths of at least two individuals and injuries to other people who were unlucky to be in the building during the explosion. …
  • Apr 9

    Partition Actions, Occupancy, and Tenants in New York State

    Partition Actions, Occupancy, and Tenants in New York State
    Prior posts on this blog have dealt with the legal issues regarding partition of property. To summarize, a partition action may be brought when a property has two or more owners, and the owners are unable to agree on the disposition of the…
Rank this Week: 3858

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3106

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: 1797

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/
  • Apr 22

    Land Use Cases to Watch: Hawaii Supreme Court

    Land Use Cases to Watch: Hawaii Supreme Court
    Kilakila `O Haleakala v. Board of Land and Natural Resources, was heard by the Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday, April 2, 2015.  This appeal arises from BLNR’s granting of a conservation district use permit (“CDUP”) to…
  • Apr 13

    Panel on Clean Energy and Transportation: Land Use Entitlement

    Panel on Clean Energy and Transportation: Land Use Entitlement
    I recently had the pleasure of joining Michael Formby, Director of the Department of Transportation Services at the City and County of Honolulu, and Harrison Rue, Community Building and TOD Administrator for the City to discuss challenges and…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Federal Government's Ambitious Proposal to Expand the Whale Sanctuary the Right Answer?

    Is the Federal Government's Ambitious Proposal to Expand the Whale Sanctuary the Right Answer?
    There are many iconic images of Hawaii, and on that list is the endangered Humpback whale breaching in Hawaii's waters during its seasonal migration. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, was created…
Rank this Week: 1070

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/
  • Apr 22

    (US) Is your Letter of Intent binding in Maryland? It might be.

    (US) Is your Letter of Intent binding in Maryland? It might be.
    You may want to use caution in drafting a Letter of Intent because a court may find it binding even if that was not your intent. On January 27, 2015, the Court of Appeals of Maryland entered a finding that a letter of intent could in fact be…
  • Apr 2

    (UK) The latest thinking on lease guarantee

    (UK) The latest thinking on lease guarantee
    The dust has now settled on the recent cases involving discussion on the continuing AGA, GAGA situation and its inter play with section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995. The second case has given us just a little bit more…
  • Mar 26

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation
    In our post on 20 March we explained the implications of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and in particular the need for heat suppliers to register before 30 April 2015. In amendment regulations of yesterday the date…
Rank this Week: 3882

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/
  • Apr 22

    Unanimous Approval for 2025 Clarendon Boulevard

    Unanimous Approval for 2025 Clarendon Boulevard
    On March 14, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved a 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception, Rezoning and General Land Use Plan Amendment to allow Carr Properties to build over 195,000 square feet of office and ground floor…
  • Apr 1

    Development Community Comments on Recent GFA Memo

    Development Community Comments on Recent GFA Memo
    Recently, the Arlington County subcommittee for NAIOP met with Bob Duffy and members of the County staff to discuss the County’s February 9, 2015 Memo regarding policies related to GFA calculation for site plan projects in Arlington…
  • Mar 25

    What’s in a Name?: Properly Appealing Adverse Zoning Determination

    What’s in a Name?: Properly Appealing Adverse Zoning Determination
    Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court clarified how property owners appealing adverse zoning determinations must style their case and who must be named as a party to such a proceeding. In Frace v. Johnson, the Virginia Supreme Court held that…
Rank this Week: 3934

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Apr 21

    Update on Two Recent California Eminent Domain Case

    Update on Two Recent California Eminent Domain Case
    I wanted to provide a quick update on two recent cases from the California Court of Appeal. The first, Golden State Water Company v. Casitas Municipal Water District (April 14, 2015), involves what appears to be an issue of first…
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Building

    Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Building
    It is increasingly important for buildings to be energy efficient.  So-called “green buildings” can not only lead to more efficient energy use, but can also result in significant cost savings over time.  Indeed, green…
  • Apr 1

    Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion

    Caltrans and Temecula Join Forces to Relieve I-15 Congestion
    The City of Temecula is moving forward with the French Valley Parkway.  The project involves constructio of a new arterial, as well as improvements to the I-15 Winchester Road interchange.  Phase I of the project included…
Rank this Week: 3851

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/
  • Apr 21

    Spring Projects Create Work For This Architectural Standards Committee. Are You Ready?

    Spring Projects Create Work For This Architectural Standards Committee. Are You Ready?
    Q. It is springtime and a few creative and industrious neighbors are out erecting fences and sheds as others have done in the past without requesting the permission of the Association. We are a 24 home association that recently elected...
  • Mar 27

    HOUSE BILL 2100 - WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR ASSOCIATION'S FEES, CHARGES AND RENTAL RESTRICTIONS?

    HOUSE BILL 2100 - WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR ASSOCIATION'S FEES, CHARGES AND RENTAL RESTRICTIONS?
    There is a short summary statement about this bill being circulated that is very misleading. House Bill 2100 awaits the Governor’s signature; once signed it will go into effect on July 1, 2015. This 11 page bill contains amendments…
  • Mar 26

    GO SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY

    GO SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY
    March 2015 - The U.S. Department of Justice announced settlement of a Fair Housing violation case against a Community Association and its Management. In addition to requiring a revamped set of Rules, the offenders must pay a $10,000…
Rank this Week: 992

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/
  • Apr 21

    Court Resolves Dispute Over Sewer Line Damage Caused by Tree Root

    Court Resolves Dispute Over Sewer Line Damage Caused by Tree Root
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued an unpublished opinion involving downhill homeowners' claims against neighboring uphill homeowners and a neighboring uphill undeveloped property owner for damage to their residence caused by a…
  • Apr 5

    Washington Supreme Court Affirms Drainage Pipe Maintenance Decision

    Washington Supreme Court Affirms Drainage Pipe Maintenance Decision
    The Washington Supreme Court recently upheld an appellate court's decision that the City of Bothell assumed responsibility for maintaining a drainage pipe installed in a residential subdivision in Snohomish County.  The Court concluded…
  • Mar 4

    HOAleader.com Interviews Discuss Actions Without Meetings and Alcohol at Meeting

    HOAleader.com Interviews Discuss Actions Without Meetings and Alcohol at Meeting
    I was recently interviewed by HOAleader.com regarding two interesting questions that community association boards sometimes encounter.  First, can boards act without a meeting?  Second, can boards allow alcohol at meetings?  To…
Rank this Week: 4474

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law

    Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law
    By Mark A. Cobb As an active participant in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, I already knew what a terrific experience the Annual Meeting would be; however, this year’s meeting truly exceeded all…
  • Mar 23

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier

    Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Supplier
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners…
  • Mar 9

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling

    Construction Staffing and Scheduling
    Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University. Currently, he is teaching a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Eric Persson., is today’s guest blogger, and he is…
Rank this Week: 2081