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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/
  • Oct 21

    AIRBNB'S PRETTY BAD

    AIRBNB'S PRETTY BAD
    A.G. Schneiderman Releases Report Documenting Widespread Illegality Across Airbnb's NYC Listings; Site Dominated By Commercial Users Evidence Indicates Nearly Three-Quarters Of NYC Listings Violate The Law Attorney…
  • Oct 20

    CURES STDS HOMEOPATHICALLY

    CURES STDS HOMEOPATHICALLY
    Saw this ad in a South Florida magazine ....
  • Oct 20

    RASPBERRY ...?

    RASPBERRY ...?
Rank this Week: 6

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Oct 18

    Travelers vs. Maplehurst II – Liability for Pre-Notice Environmental Remediation Costs and Expense

    Travelers vs. Maplehurst II – Liability for Pre-Notice Environmental Remediation Costs and Expense
    The Indiana Court of Appeals gives us this opinion related to an insurer’s obligation  for pre-notice remediation costs. In 1997, Maplehurst Farms sold its property to Dean Foods.  Dean then discovered environmental…
  • Oct 16

    Failure to Name Lienholder Is Not Cause for Dismissal of Inverse Condemnation Case

    Failure to Name Lienholder Is Not Cause for Dismissal of Inverse Condemnation Case
    In 2007, the Town of Yorktown and the Delaware County Drainage Board decided to improve storm drainage. The affected area included Snyder’s real estate. She did not agree to an easement or right-of-way. The local units of government…
  • Oct 16

    ERB Approves Proposed Rule regarding Off-Site Manure Pond

    ERB Approves Proposed Rule regarding Off-Site Manure Pond
    Indiana’s Environmental Rules Board unanimously approved draft rules related to off-site manure ponds and lagoons on Wednesday, October 15. These are Indiana’s initial set of rules governing stand-alone off-site ponds and…
Rank this Week: 7

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 21

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback

    Will the Single Family Home Make a Comeback
    Matt Yglesias explains: The emerging housing market that's rising from the ashes of the recent crash looks very different from the one that we had in the aughts in one important way — a much larger share of new dwellings...
  • Oct 21

    Meier & Ryan on the Alienability of Real Property

    Meier & Ryan on the Alienability of Real Property
    Luke Meier (Baylor) & Rory Ryan (Baylor) have posted Aggregate Alienability on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article proposes a new concept—“aggregate alienability”—as a lens by which to understand the complicated law regarding…
  • Oct 20

    Super Expensive House Built on Wrong Lot

    Super Expensive House Built on Wrong Lot
    Throw in some adverse possession and we'd have ourselves a law school exam: Six months after building a large custom house with an ocean view, Missouri residents Mark and Brenda Voss learned of a big problem – it's on the...
Rank this Week: 327

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/
  • Oct 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
  • Oct 20

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    The following is excerpted from Land Use and Climate Change Bubbles: Resilience, Retreat, and Due Diligence by Prof. John R. Nolon. For the first post on this topic, click here. “The financial crisis of…2008 was not a single event but...
  • Oct 17

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case
    Sarah J. Adams-Schoen has a nice summary of a recent, important New York fracking case on her blog. She has agreed to let us re-post it here: Yesterday, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, denied a last-ditch industry...
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 356

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/
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
  • Sep 2

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously
    In reference to some new roles of community association managers authorized by House Bill 7037, which became effective on July 1, 2014, the website, flcamtest.com directs some wise words to Florida community association managers: “As a…
Rank this Week: 361

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 812

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/
  • Oct 19

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio
    Falling behind this season with CLE credits? Want to become a more seasoned real estate professional this fall/winter? Below are links/information to selected seminars/webinars and teleconferences being offered between now and year…
  • Oct 13

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement
    The article below was contributed by the National Commercial Services Team at Fidelity National Title: In 2012, the ALTA Forms Committee adopted significant changes to the series of ALTA 9 Restrictions, Easements and Agreements (REA)…
  • Oct 6

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog
    Prior to the twentieth century, the old adage- “every dog gets one free bite” was in effect in most jurisdictions. In other words, a dog owner was only held liable for his dog's biting someone if the owner had reason to know the…
Rank this Week: 513

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Do I Need A Lawyer Draft My Will?

    Do I Need A Lawyer Draft My Will?
    A will is a document, either typed or in some cases handwritten, that provides directions for what happens to a person's property after they pass away. A handwritten will is called a holographic will. This is a will that is written in the…
  • Oct 8

    How Do I Probate A Small Estate?

    How Do I Probate A Small Estate?
    Probating a small estate in Arizona is done by using a Small Estate Affidavit. Small Estate Affidavits are allowed pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute § 14-3973. The general rule for whether an estate can proceed by Affidavit is if a…
  • Oct 1

    Do I Need A Real Estate Agent To Buy Or Sell Real Estate?

    Do I Need A Real Estate Agent To Buy Or Sell Real Estate?
    Real estate agents are paid by commission. If you are selling your home, chances are this will factor into the listing price. If you are buying a home, chances are this cost will be, at least partially, passed on to you. In today's market…
Rank this Week: 870

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/
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
  • Oct 8

    Spectra Energy Initiates Entry Process For Major Nexus Pipeline In Michigan

    Spectra Energy Initiates Entry Process For Major Nexus Pipeline In Michigan
    Spectra Energy has sent out notices to a number of property owners requesting entry onto properties in order to investigate the soils and conduct testing for its Nexus pipeline project.  While some say the entry is a trespass, the…
  • Oct 1

    Governor Speaks About Bridge Crossing On NPR

    Governor Speaks About Bridge Crossing On NPR
    The Governor provided a four-minute discussion with Craig Fahle of NPR about the bridge crossing.  The Governor stated that there has already been property acquired, probably meaning that the State of Michigan has obtained the City-owned…
Rank this Week: 945

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Oct 15

    Fannie Mae will continue to back larger mortgage

    Fannie Mae will continue to back larger mortgage
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-government entities that insure or repurchase a high percentage of mortgages in the U.S., will continue to back mortgages as large as $417,000 – and as large as $625,500 in some high-value areas.…
  • Oct 10

    Above my expectation

    Above my expectation
    I had some work done with Marco and I was very satisfied..Marco is a great person to work with and the results were above my expectations. I highly recommended his service. Andreia O.
  • Oct 10

    What will happen to your online accounts if you pass away?

    What will happen to your online accounts if you pass away?
    As more and more people live their lives online, the question of what happens to online assets and records after someone dies is becoming more important – and confusing. Consider all the things that you might “own” on the…
Rank this Week: 490

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 14

    Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 2, Longest

    Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 2, Longest
    [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In the long, long month of August, I wrote three long pieces, none longer than the final one, a post that set a dubious personal record – ten parts! – in which I covered…
  • Oct 10

    Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 1, Long, longer

    Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 1, Long, longer
    By: David A. Smith Whether by accident, laziness, or design, during August I wrote only three posts, but they were all mega-expositions: 3, 7, and 10 parts.  Long, longer, and longest The shortest was my piece about New York City (where…
  • Oct 9

    When the house loses: Part 12, The butt end of Boston?

    When the house loses: Part 12, The butt end of Boston?
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] By: David A. Smith I got no chance of losing this time – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia,…
Rank this Week: 869

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/
  • Oct 12

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change
    CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change. The report identifies four key priority strategies: 1) Fostering climate-resilient lands and waters; 2) Managing and enhancing U.S.…
  • Oct 12

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change

    White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change
    CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change. The report identifies four key priority strategies: 1) Fostering climate-resilient lands and waters; 2) Managing and enhancing U.S.…
  • Oct 12

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground

    Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Ground
    CarSpa Automotive, LLC, Marjorie Putnam, and Carl Deny (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against the City of Raleigh, North Carolina (“City”), claiming that the City had taken their property without paying…
Rank this Week: 871

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/
  • Oct 10

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully

    Court Decision Reminds Home Buyers to Read Seller Disclosures Carefully
    In most U.S. states, including California, home sellers must provide buyers with a written set of disclosures indicating what the seller knows about the property’s features, defects, history, and environment. A seller who hides a…
  • Sep 22

    Few Young People at Your Open House? There’s a Reason

    Few Young People at Your Open House? There’s a Reason
    Real estate agents have told me personally that that they’re seeing fewer young people than usual among the herds of interested home buyers, but now it’s official: A study by John Burns Real Estate Consulting found that the burden…
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!

    Friday’s Real Estate Fantasy: Buy a Scottish Castle!
    With Scotland all over the news lately, my thoughts naturally turn to what fun it would be to own a Scottish castle. (As yours do, too, I’m sure.) A really auld one, preferably. Sure, we’ve got properties that pass  for…
Rank this Week: 574

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration
    You have been sued in Florida state court. Your agreement with the plaintiff contains an arbitration provision that may apply to the particular type of claim that plaintiff has brought against you. You may want to ask the court to compel…
  • Oct 8

    Canada’s P3 Succe

    Canada’s P3 Succe
    Guest blog post written by Marc-André Hawkes, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General in Miami. Thinking of Canada conjures up a variety of images. Some will picture soaring mountains and crystal clear…
  • Oct 6

    New Miami Breakfast Insight

    New Miami Breakfast Insight
    Our New Miami Breakfast, “Miami: The Next Entrepreneurial Frontier,”  was heavily attended by nearly 200 of Miami’s business community members. Our co-moderators, Bilzin Sumberg Partners Javier…
Rank this Week: 776

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreement

    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreement
    Competition Commission to revisit exclusivity in lease agreementsTHE Competition Commission is due to revisit the contentious issue of exclusivity in lease agreements between the owners of large shopping centres and anchor tenants after…
  • Oct 9

    Judges rule for property owners against bank

    Judges rule for property owners against bank
    Judges rule for property owners against banksAfter three years, the Moores finally own their house. Again! Six years ago, the Vereeniging couple fell prey to a reverse mortgage scam known as the Brusson scheme, named after the unregistered…
  • Oct 8

    SA`s encroaching crisi

    SA`s encroaching crisi
    A thought provoking article by Max du Preez.  There are so many questions without suitable answers or the motivation to implement the changes that are required.  When dealing with massive & rapid urbanisation, I don't believe…
Rank this Week: 978

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)
    PrivacyExclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths  (BuzzFeed)New York City Shuts Down Unauthorized Sensors  (WSJ) A follow up to the link above. Geo organizations can learn a great deal from this…
  • Oct 6

    Use of UAVs for Commercial Purposes in U.S.: Privacy Measure

    Use of UAVs for Commercial Purposes in U.S.: Privacy Measure
    Now that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun to allow UAVs to be used for commercial purposes in the U.S. (albeit for limited purposes) one should expect there to be increased attention paid to the potential privacy concerns.…
  • Oct 2

    Geolocation Privacy and the Smart Grid: Department of Energy's Proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct

    Geolocation Privacy and the Smart Grid: Department of Energy's Proposed Voluntary Code of Conduct
    Recently, the Department of Energy released for public comment  a proposed privacy Voluntary Code of Conduct for smart grid operators and third parties (the "Proposed Voluntary Code"). A link to the Proposed Voluntary Code can be found…
Rank this Week: 901

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
Rank this Week: 494

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: 813

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

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

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

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

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 741

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

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

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 972

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
  • Oct 7

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce
    It's natural that the rise in gay marriage cases would create ripples throughout other areas of family law. The new frontier appears to be over the issue of same-sex divorce. Just as in heterosexual marriages and subsequent divorces, the…
Rank this Week: 4605

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster
    Scott is a 2014 graduate of the William and Mary Law School and newly admitted member of the Virginia State Bar. In 2010, Scott became the first college student to be elected to the Williamsburg City Council. Scott has worked diligently with…
  • Oct 13

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer
    It’s that time of year when we start to see holiday decorations. Yes, the stores are displaying Halloween items along with Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and other holiday decorations at the same time. And now that there…
  • Sep 30

    Requests to Inspect and Copy Community Association or Company Records: Should it be this complicated?

    Requests to Inspect and Copy Community Association or Company Records: Should it be this complicated?
    A Virginia Beach jury found a condominium association liable for failing to permit unit owners an opportunity to inspect and copy association records. Not only must the condo board allow inspection and copying, they must pay for an audit of…
Rank this Week: 2815

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/
Rank this Week: 3838

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Oct 21

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?

    Is a 'major glitch' for the BOE a 'minor breach' for a solicitor ?
    Was your firm - or more importantly were your clients - affected by the technical issues experienced by Bank of England yesterday?It is understood that many conveyancing transactions were delayed as a result of system problems…
  • Oct 19

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?
    Unanimity across the spectrum of law firm profiles is rare, yet 99% of law firms surveyed agree that The Law Society's view of endorsing only one or two case & practice management software suppliers is counterproductive. The Society's…
  • Oct 12

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management
    Legal software house Lexsure have announced that in the three months leading up to 1st October over 120 firms upgrade their risk processes by  signing up to Lexsure’s conveyancing risk management products.Simon Seaton, CEO of…
Rank this Week: 4021

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Oct 21

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for September 2014 Available

    New Filings and Decisions Charts for September 2014 Available
    CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at www.CityAdmin.org). To view the New…
  • Oct 20

    Mayor Announces Citywide Community Parks Initiative

    Mayor Announces Citywide Community Parks Initiative
    $130 million secured to invest in 35 under-resourced parks throughout NYC. On October 7, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver announced a $130 million investment in 35 community…
  • Oct 17

    City Council to Hold Hearings on Controversial Astoria Cove Proposal

    City Council to Hold Hearings on Controversial Astoria Cove Proposal
    The project was approved by City Planning despite opposition from the Community Board, Borough President, and the local Council Member. On October 20, 2014 the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises will hold hearings on the…
Rank this Week: 2068

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2339

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 4080

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    I Can't See the Forest for the Yard Sign

    I Can't See the Forest for the Yard Sign
    We are fifteen days from the 2014 midterm elections, and candidates are undoubtedly working hard to get those elusive swing voters to the polls. Yard signs are one tool that candidates use to build name recognition and sway votes. A multitude…
  • Oct 17

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape

    Cutting Red Tape With More Tape
    Without a hint of irony, the City of Lakewood passed a six page law to reduce the number of lawsuits.  Ordinance O-2014-21 (you can download it here, beginning page 66) added a new Chapter 26 to Article 14 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.…
  • Oct 15

    We're Moving and Taking You With Us!

    We're Moving and Taking You With Us!
    Our law firm is moving to new offices this month and we promise to take you with us!  Beginning on Monday, October 27th, our new address will be:  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne 8020 Shaffer Parkway, Suite…
Rank this Week: 2508

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1261

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/
  • Oct 20

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed

    Electronic Recording Update: (Almost) Available In Every Massachusetts Registry of Deed
    This is a summary of the Boston Bar Association’s recent seminar, E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, which I moderated last week. The speakers were: Hugh Fitzpatrick, Esq. Appointed Board Member, Registry of…
  • Oct 15

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16

    Seminar Posting | E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion, Oct. 16
    E-Recording: Practices and Pitfalls, a Roundtable Discussion Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA Learn about e-recording technology…
  • Oct 10

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case

    Stakes Raised In Real Estate Agent Independent Contractor Case
    SJC To Hear Important Employment Classification Case The critical question of whether real estate agents are governed by the state’s strict independent contractor law is now headed to the Supreme Judicial Court, the highest…
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Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
  • Sep 18

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?
     I was at a presentation by the Department of Energy on Wednesday (hosted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships) where they reviewed the status of their Home Energy Score program.  Like the fuel economy stickers on…
  • Sep 4

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code
    As the reaction to EPA's Clean Carbon Plan has demonstrated in living color, environmental regulation is tough in the United States in 2014.  For many years, there has been many efforts to use innovative tools to promote adoption and…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination
    The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging…
  • Oct 8

    SCOTUS Declines Opportunity to Clarify Irreparable Harm in Trademark Injunction

    SCOTUS Declines Opportunity to Clarify Irreparable Harm in Trademark Injunction
    Apparently, “the smoke gets in your eyes” when a court is asked to determine irreparable harm in a trademark injunction.  Last year, the Ninth Circuit vacated an injunction granted in favor of the owner of “The…
  • Oct 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana

    U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana
    On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of all five pending same-sex marriage cases, in effect allowing marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. This decision signals that the justices…
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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
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
  • Oct 15

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event
    The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development. So you want…
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Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement

    A Debtor by Any Other Name: New Identification Guidance for Financing Statement
    The requirements of California real estate law change regularly. That is one of the many reasons it is important to consult with a licensed an experienced real estate attorney before entering into any sort of commercial real estate…
  • Oct 10

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure

    Deadline Extended on New Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure
    There has been an important development in California commercial real estate law. California Public Resources Code Section 25402.10 requires owners and operators of certain non-residential buildings to disclose building energy performance…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole

    New California Law Changes Property Tax Law and Closes Contract Voidability Penalty Loophole
    A new law important to certain foreign LLCs went into effect in California on September 15, 2014. According to the Imperial Valley News, Governor Brown signed the law that day, and it includes a clause that indicates that the law takes effect…
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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
  • Oct 20

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision
      An interesting decision was made in Cattan v. Sutton, 2014 Slip Op 05764 (8/13/14).  The case involved an automobile accident in which Defendant made a motion for summary judgment.  The full case can be read at the…
  • Oct 17

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission
    Broker sought to recover commission or finder’s fee of $1,250,000. A NY Broker, who was not registered or licensed as real estate broker in Florida, brought an action against the purchaser of real property in Florida…
  • Oct 17

    Important Decision for Automobile Accident Case

    Important Decision for Automobile Accident Case
      In January of 2014, the Appellate Division affirmed a summary judgment for the defendant in Lee v. D. Daniels Contr., Ltd., 2014 NY Slip Op 00487.  This case centered around an interesting question, to wit, Does a parties conduct…
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Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Oct 19

    Ice Cream, Deal Making, The Law Of Diminishing Marginal Utility And Why It Matters To Real Estate Deal Maker

    Ice Cream, Deal Making, The Law Of Diminishing Marginal Utility And Why It Matters To Real Estate Deal Maker
    PrintWe wanted to achieve two goals today: (a) to Ruminate about the negotiation process; and (b) to achieve record “shortness” [for Ruminations, that is]. When you reach the end, let us know “How’m I doing?”…
  • Oct 12

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 3 (Whew, The Finale)

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 3 (Whew, The Finale)
    PrintEnough with the “self-help” already, but not before we address every reader’s favorite commodity – “money.” When a tenant does what a landlord is required to do, but didn’t  (or a landlord…
  • Oct 5

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 2

    What Kind Of Help To A Tenant Is Self-Help? Part 2
    PrintLast week, we opened the topic of tenant self-help rights. We’re not going to do much repetition. So, if you haven’t seen it yet or, if you are like us, you’ve forgotten most of what you’ve read, click HERE to see…
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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Oct 19

    Etcetera.

    Etcetera.
    A few bits. There are four new FTT bedroom tax decisions on the FTT page, including one from Manchester where subsidence was classed as a ‘natural catastrophe’ for the purposes of continuity of property for the 1996 exemption.…
  • Oct 12

    Should auld acquaintance…

    Should auld acquaintance…
    In which we revisit a couple of old friends. Mr Gopee of Barons Finance (and many other companies) continues to fare poorly in the RCJ. He apparently sought permission to appeal a couple of orders by HHJ Mackie QC, granting permission to…
  • Oct 6

    Bedroom Tax: Upper Tribunal on Article 14

    Bedroom Tax: Upper Tribunal on Article 14
    Following my plaintive cry here, I now have copies of the two Upper Tribunal judgments from Scotland referred to by the DWP. And, while the judgments do do something rather more and rather different to the outcomes suggested in the DWP…
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Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Oct 19

    Missed Meeting

    Missed Meeting
    QUESTION: I need to know how many times a board member can miss meetings consecutively before being removed from the board. ANSWER: There is nothing in the law about removing a director for missed meetings. That would be covered by your…
  • Oct 12

    Controlling Management

    Controlling Management
    QUESTION:Our management company is trying to take over all board duties. I for one am against that. Can a board member perform certain duties within the association–like talking to vendors and current contractors to get information for…
  • Sep 28

    Good Faith Requirement

    Good Faith Requirement
    QUESTION: I listened to your webinar last week on reserves and have a question. You said that directors must carry out their duties in “good faith.” What does that mean? ANSWER: As fiduciaries, boards are held to a higher…
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Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
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Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
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California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Oct 18

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar

    Join Us at the ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation Seminar
    For those of you interested in hearing from eminent domain experts across the United States on hot topic condemnation issues, I hope you’ll join us at the ALI-CLE’s 32nd Annual Eminent domain and Land Valuation Litigation Program.…
  • Oct 17

    $1 Billion Dollars Headed to Infrastructure Around the State

    $1 Billion Dollars Headed to Infrastructure Around the State
    At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $1 billion for local streets, highways and public transit.  This means a significant amount of money will be available for city, county and regional…
  • Oct 7

    Public Projects and Business Losses – Who Gets What and When?

    Public Projects and Business Losses – Who Gets What and When?
    Most of us have been inconvenienced by road construction or other public works.  Streets can be more congested, exits closed, and traffic re-routed, making it more difficult to get to the restaurants, yogurt shops, book stores and other…
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New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Oct 18

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?
    All New Jersey landlord-tenant cases have a mediation requirement. This means that the Landlord and the Tenant must, at least, try to resolve their dispute before the case goes before a judge. Mediation is a great opportunity to reach an…
  • Oct 16

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill
    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ills The word "lease" is a fancy term for a simple agreement: The tenant agrees to pay rent and the landlord agrees to provide a habitable living space. Some leases are lengthy and…
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
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Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Oct 17

    To Rent or Not to Rent

    To Rent or Not to Rent
    Condo owners who want to rent their units should be aware that certain steps are required before doing so. Directors and managers may want to pass along this information to their residents. Click here and look at my most recent article on…
  • Oct 15

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash
    Enjoy this personal video message from Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Partner, Denise Lash.  
  • Oct 9

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building
    The Ontario government recently announced that it was introducing changes to the Ontario Building Code (effective January 1, 2015) that will allow wood-frame buildings to be built up to six stories (the previous limit was…
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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/
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