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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • May 25

    "Act Locally, Reflect Globally" report from Sabin Center offers checklist for local govs on climate change

    "Act Locally, Reflect Globally" report from Sabin Center offers checklist for local govs on climate change
    Susan Biniaz, former lead climate lawyer for the Department of State and now an adjunct at Columbia and Yale, has published ACT LOCALLY, REFLECT GLOBALLY: A CHECKLIST OF OPTIONS FOR U.S. CITIES AND STATES TO ENGAGE INTERNATIONALLY IN CLIMATE…
  • May 24

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away
    The foothills around Boise are teeming with newly built mansions, and there seems to be an insatiable market for them. The problem is: while Boise has a foothills planning ordinance, it is riddled with loopholes and the city has been...
  • May 23

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie
    Earlier this month, OECD published The Governance of Land Use: Policy Analysis and Recommendations, which can be viewed freely on its website (and embedded below) or purchased here. The document is a remarkable synthesis of international land…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • May 26

    Clint Schumacher's New Eminent Domain Podcast

    Clint Schumacher's New Eminent Domain Podcast
    Welcome to a new entry in the eminent domain and takings blogosphere, Texas colleague Clint Schumacher's Eminent Domain Podcast. Yes, you don't have to read to get your takings updates, you can listen while you work, while you work out, or…
  • May 25

    Who Owes And Who Pays Taxes On Property Being Condemned?

    Who Owes And Who Pays Taxes On Property Being Condemned?
    Here's the latest in a case we've been tracking, the City of Missoula, Montana's takeover of a privately-owned water system. Last year, the Montana Supreme Court held that the city could exercise its power of eminent domain to take the…
  • May 24

    Federal Court Dismisses Removed Takings Claim Under Williamson County ... And That's OK

    Federal Court Dismisses Removed Takings Claim Under Williamson County ... And That's OK
    We don't normally post trial court decisions, particularly ones which simply dismiss a case. But the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's recent memorandum order in The Property Management Group, Ltd. v. City of…
Rank this Week: 295

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB
    In October 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, 839 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2016) struck down a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that provided that the director...
  • May 19

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right
    Before my co-blogger Sally Richardson takes over the page with some serious ALPS live-blogging, here's a little something for all the property-commercial law folks (all five of us!)
  • May 17

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant
    Property law produces great characters. Today I have been introduced to yet another great character of property law: Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants. Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants, Abby for short (though I prefer to call her Mrs. Sparklepants because…
Rank this Week: 303

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 21

    Homeless duties, human rights and suitability decision

    Homeless duties, human rights and suitability decision
    Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2017] UKSC 36 (For our report of the Court of Appeal decision, see here). For the facts of the case, see the earlier post. In short, Ms Posheth had refused an offer of accommodation in…
  • May 21

    Regrette rein

    Regrette rein
    R (oao Sambotin) v London Borough of Brent (2017) EWHC 1190 (Admin) Once a local authority has made a homeless decision under section 184 Housing Act 1996, can it change its mind? That was the issue in this judicial review. Mr S had applied…
  • May 21

    Job ads – N London, C London, W London

    Job ads – N London, C London, W London
    Hopkin Murray Beskine Vacancy – Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor Hopkin Murray Beskine have a vacancy for a paralegal to assist in our busy housing, public law and/or family team. We are a long established North London firm with clients from…
Rank this Week: 366

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Inclusivity Revisited

    Inclusivity Revisited
    In lieu of an update while I still explore my alternatives, I am reposting this 2014 article, because I deem it most relevant to the decisions I face just now in evaluating what it truly means to join an "inclusive" church. Obviously, ECUSA…
  • Apr 24

    Turnings -- a Series (I)

    Turnings -- a Series (I)
    Spring has been slow to come to the Sierras this year. Interspersed with periods of cold and freezing, we have experienced the heaviest rainfall thus far in our recorded history. It is raining even more as I write. The official season…
  • Apr 1

    Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm

    Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm
    Unable to obtain title policies any more on any of the thousands of properties held at the national, diocesan or local parish level, the Episcopal Church (USA) announced plans today to use part of its endowment to establish its own company to…
Rank this Week: 454

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update

    Massachusetts Housing Court Expansion Update
    Proposal Moving Through State House, But Funding Remains a Question The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a…
  • Apr 18

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand
    Just a quick note about yet another recent case demonstrating the backwards nature of Massachusetts landlord-tenant law. In CMJ Management Company v. Wilkerson, the Appeals Court ruled that a tenant could be evicted from Section…
  • Mar 30

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect
    When All Else Fails, Quiet Title Quiet title cases are lawsuits typically brought in the Land Court in order to resolve complex title defects — often as a last resort for property owners when conveyancing attorneys and title…
Rank this Week: 422

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #15

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #15
    Well, I didn’t get the ‘Social Media Influencer of the Year’ award I was shortlisted for, in the Property Press Awards 2017 (it was won by Graham Norwood of Estate Agent Today) – but that’s OK.  I’m…
  • May 24

    Landlord Law Conference 2017 photos of the event

    Landlord Law Conference 2017 photos of the event
    Our annual Landlord Law Conference took place last Friday at Sprowston Manor Hotel and I have now received the photographs taken by our professional photographer, Phil Smithies. Here is a Flickr slideshow of some of the best.  Enjoy!…
  • May 24

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 20 – Business Use

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 20 – Business Use
    Business use of rented residential property Should you prohibit tenants running a business from your property?  The law has changed recently here, but still, the real answer is that it depends. What type of business use?…
Rank this Week: 552

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 537

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 486

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 5

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”

    The first housing commissioner: Part 1, “Poverty, depravity, avarice and inhumanity”
      By: David A. Smith   From a single thread can unravel a whole epic story to an unexpected hero.     Sources used in this post   The History and Development of the Housing Movement in the City of Washington, DC, by…
  • Dec 2

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration

    Boojum: The ‘new’ problem of immigration
      By: David A. Smit     From Border Incident, 1949   I told him about the closed blue truck, the brown men of the temple. “Troy is the head of the gang.  The others work for him.  They’re been running…
  • Dec 1

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!

    “Great job! You’re fired!”: Part 2, You’re fired!
    By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, using as source material a Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2016) story coupled with a personal experience from…
Rank this Week: 608

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: 615

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/
  • May 22

    What is Highest and Best Use?

    What is Highest and Best Use?
    Did you have a home improvement project last weekend? I did. But this one was beyond my limited skills (and limited tools), so I got my dad involved.  He can fix anything.  And he’s got the ultimate set of tools. After he…
  • May 5

    Renting Your Home Using VRBO is a Residential Use

    Renting Your Home Using VRBO is a Residential Use
    Have you ever wondered whether renting out your property using VRBO qualifies as a commercial use as opposed to a residential use? You’re not alone. On one hand, earning income from rent, advertising for new tenants, managing and…
  • Apr 26

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home
    I find myself frequently having conversations with potential clients asking why they shouldn’t use a title company to handle the closing of their new home. Why spend more money to hire an attorney when a title company can close the deal…
Rank this Week: 667

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 18

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Ladies & Gentlemen, we have already arrived at the second week of May, which can only mean two things: 1. The Miami Marlins are almost out of the playoff hunt (already); and Continue Reading
  • Apr 12

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!
    Jordan + Pascale, P.L. is pleased to announce the expansion of their practice to Palm Beach County. The firm is opening an additional office located at 2701 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 206, Boca Raton, FL 33431. We look forward to…
  • Mar 13

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Residential Market Study Update for the Greater Downtown Miami area, prepared by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), came out in early February, and is…
Rank this Week: 652

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Apr 11

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home
    Many folks erroneously believe that the safest place to store valuable items is in a bank safe deposit box.  This is because they think that banks have the best 24 hour security and alarm systems and are least likely to be subject to…
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
Rank this Week: 742

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 656

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
  • May 26

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice
    After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps. Analyze the documents that were served.…
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
Rank this Week: 920

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: 776

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

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

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

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

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 777

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 871

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 24

    Condo Unit Owner Loses Lawsuit to Prohibit Dogs in Elevator

    Condo Unit Owner Loses Lawsuit to Prohibit Dogs in Elevator
    In a previous blog post we reported about a condominium unit owner in Chicago who sued her condominium association, alleging a violation of the U.S. federal Fair Housing Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act by allowing dogs to travel in the…
  • May 16

    Selling the Entire Condominium – New Easier Process in British Columbia

    Selling the Entire Condominium – New Easier Process in British Columbia
    In a prior post, we blogged about a 21-unit residential condominium in British Columbia where all of the unit owners agreed to dissolve the condominium corporation and sell the entire condominium to a developer. At that time, the law in…
  • May 15

    Update from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Insurance Deductible By-law

    Update from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Insurance Deductible By-law
    The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has just provided an update with respect to the proposed amendments to section 105 of the Act. The Ministry has confirmed that there are no plans for the amendments to section 105 of the Act…
Rank this Week: 1018

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/
  • May 23

    New Client: Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2

    New Client: Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2
    We are proud to announce that Presidential Heights Community Association No. 2 has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Presidential Heights is a condominium community located above the San Clemente…
  • May 16

    New Client: Tidelands Owners Association

    New Client: Tidelands Owners Association
    We are proud to announce that Tidelands Owners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Tidelands is a brand new condominium community by The New Home Company. Located in San…
  • May 9

    Swallows Nests are Protected by the Migratory Bird Act

    Swallows Nests are Protected by the Migratory Bird Act
    *Asked & Answered Asked – I’m receiving calls regarding swallows nests. Folks want them removed. Pest control is reminding everyone they are protected and removing is punishable by law. We are in high time for swallow…
Rank this Week: 985

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1037

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1036

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Oct 10

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?
    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends.
  • Oct 5

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER
    HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking about. I did a blog about a month ago with
  • Oct 1

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 1178

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 1128

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1091

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers issues around condominium ownership, homeowners associations, and construction defects. By Barker Martin.

http://www.condo-hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?
    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions.  The case is Filmore…
  • Sep 12

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!

    Check Out Our Newest Location...in Cyber-Space!
    From the Team at Barker Martin Barker Martin is excited to announce the launch of its newly designed website, which went live today, Friday, September 12, 2014. The site is located at the same address: www.barkermartin.com.  The site…
  • Sep 4

    Robert Isn't His First Name

    Robert Isn't His First Name
    Henry Martyn Robert (1837 - 1923) was a brigadier general and a distinguished engineer who first published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876. The tradition of updating and revising Robert's Rules of Order is carried on by his grandson, Henry M.…
Rank this Week: 1183

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/
  • May 26

    Best Practices for Hedge Fund Due Diligence

    Best Practices for Hedge Fund Due Diligence
    Join us Wednesday, June 7th, for an in-depth panel discussion for family offices and other investors about the process of conducting due diligence on potential hedge fund investments and the best practices by which to do so. Corporate Partner…
  • May 23

    New Federal Infrastructure Plan Coming Soon

    New Federal Infrastructure Plan Coming Soon
    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently informed the U.S. Senate that the President’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan will be announced by the end of the month. The new plan is anticipated to rely upon public-private partnerships…
  • Apr 28

    Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunitie

    Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunitie
    The general public may not be familiar with the term “frontier market,” but frontier markets represent the vast majority of the fastest-growing economies in the world.  The term “frontier market” generally refers…
Rank this Week: 1255

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/
  • May 24

    Memorial Day Greetings from Weiss & Wei

    Memorial Day Greetings from Weiss & Wei
  • May 19

    Up on the Roof

    Up on the Roof
    Now that the weather has finally improved in the New York metropolitan area   and Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, many of our readers  may want to consider whether their cooperative building  provides access to…
  • May 11

    Commercial Lease Guaranties- Legal Issues to Consider

    Commercial Lease Guaranties- Legal Issues to Consider
    Many landlords of commercial property  require that the obligations of the tenant be guaranteed by an individual or affiliated entity.  Most tenants of commercial leases are an entity, such as a corporation or limited liability…
Rank this Week: 1233

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 29

    GA Approves Taking Of Blighted Properties For Economic Development

    GA Approves Taking Of Blighted Properties For Economic Development
    The Georgia Legislature approved legislation allowing local governments to seize blighted property for economic development. House Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, said the change would give cities more options in dealing…
  • Apr 25

    23 States Considering Valuation Legislation

    23 States Considering Valuation Legislation
    The Appraisal Institute reported April 17 that 37 bills affecting the valuation profession are pending in 23 states. According to the Appraisal Institute, the proposed legislation includes: Arizona SB 1197 which makes various changes to the…
  • Apr 24

    PA Considers Bill Regarding Condemnation RR Propertie

    PA Considers Bill Regarding Condemnation RR Propertie
    PA State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. has announced that he intends to introduce legislation to aid railroads that may have its property condemned by utilities. He states that “The use of ‘quick take’ condemnation…
Rank this Week: 1376

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 22

    Criminal History and Fair Housing

    Criminal History and Fair Housing
    If a landlord treats individuals with comparable criminal histories differently because of their race, national origin, or other protected characteristic this is intentional discrimination and the landlord is in violation of the Fair Housing…
  • Mar 18

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law
    Chong and MariLyn Yim live with their three children in a triplex in Seattle. The only way they can afford to live in Seattle is to rent out the other two units. The Yim family shares yard space with the renters. The children are occasionally…
  • Jan 29

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction
    Several parties entered what the Court of Appeals described as a “convoluted series of real estate transactions.”[1]   Essentially, the Bohms lived in a property owned by Roesch, and real estate developer Fred was to…
Rank this Week: 1554

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: 1358

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: 1576

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Apr 4

    2017 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2017 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2017 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.…
  • Apr 1

    POTUS Doubles Down On Local Government – Cuts In Federal Funding To Local Governments Looming

    POTUS Doubles Down On Local Government – Cuts In Federal Funding To Local Governments Looming
    By William W. Abbott The White House puts punitive zoning regulations under the magnifying glass. In his latest Saturday morning tweet, POTUS signaled that his love affair with local government was over. “Local government is worst enemy…
  • Apr 1

    Not Every Mitigation Measure Is A Good Idea: How To Say “No” And Successfully Defend The Result

    Not Every Mitigation Measure Is A Good Idea: How To Say “No” And Successfully Defend The Result
    Appellate court rejects arguments of multiple CEQA claims of procedural error concerning EIR recirculation, error in the notice of determination, insufficient rejection of suggested mitigation measures, and failure to consider late comments.…
Rank this Week: 1468

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 17

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space
    The dramatic increase in the number of shoppers purchasing goods online continues to drive demand for warehouse and distribution space in the northeast. According to Census Bureau estimates, e-commerce now accounts for more than 8% of all…
  • Feb 15

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup
    Last month, we wrote about a new memorandum from the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management that sets forth 11 recommendations for the agency’s regional offices on how to clean up contaminated sediments. Here we discuss…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule
    On January 30, 2017, as promised during his campaign, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation that is created. The order comes on the heels of a…
Rank this Week: 1459

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground
    Springfield criminal defense attorney Shane Cantin has written a well-balanced article that examines Missouri’s new legislation, SB 656, “Missouri Concealed Carry & Castle Doctrine: What You Need to Know.” SB…
  • Aug 16

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.
    The rebound of the real estate market in the Ozarks seems very real, judging from the calls I get from stressed out buyers and sellers who are approaching closing dates. Buyers sometimes want break contracts, and sellers want to force the…
  • Feb 3

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie

    Owner of philandering bull strictly liable but comparatively at fault for neighbor’s injurie
    When Taylor’s bull crossed the fence, attracted by Coble’s heifers, Coble hopped on his ATV. The bull charged and the ATV flipped. The bull mounted–not the heifer–but the ATV, pinning Coble, who was seriously injured.…
Rank this Week: 1553

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 1257

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 1386

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 1646

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2109

CityLand

CityLand

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

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

    Tenant Denied Move Within Building

    Tenant Denied Move Within Building
    Mitchell-Lama tenant sought to move to a different two-bedroom apartment in building, but failed to meet the occupancy requirements of three persons. In 2014, Lawrence Wilson and his partner occupied a two-bedroom apartment in a Mitchell-Lama…
  • May 25

    City Planning Wrapping Up Brownfield Recommendations in Flushing

    City Planning Wrapping Up Brownfield Recommendations in Flushing
    City Planning presented to community board draft findings and recommendations for brownfield improvements in Queen’s Flushing neighborhood. In 2011, under the New York State Brownfield Opportunity Area Program, the Flushing-Willets…
  • May 24

    City Council to Consider Higher Heating Requirements After Committee Passes Bill

    City Council to Consider Higher Heating Requirements After Committee Passes Bill
    Committee on Housing and Buildings voted to raise minimum heating requirements and to uncouple the requirement from outside overnight temperatures. On May 22, 2017, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings recalled and…
Rank this Week: 2157

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 25

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay
    More and more frequently, employers are evading the legal requirement to pay overtime to their employees by choosing to pay them on a salaried basis instead of an hourly wage, and then telling the employees that they’re not entitled to…
  • May 17

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    Allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been making headlines for months, with Fox television commentator Gretchen Carlson receiving a $20 million settlement in the wake of her claims of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.…
  • May 4

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal
          Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly…
Rank this Week: 2039

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

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

    Will Poor Conveyancing Quality be Exposed?

    Will Poor Conveyancing Quality be Exposed?
    If you are not going to be a good conveyancer then you better be a lucky one and hope that events don't conspire to expose errors. I don't fancy your odds in the long term though if you continue to make mistakes.  Conveyancing errors…
  • May 22

    HSBC Stops Lending on Leaseholds with Onerous Ground Rent

    HSBC Stops Lending on Leaseholds with Onerous Ground Rent
    HSBC have become the latest lender to change their CML Handbook instructions to lawyers in relation to ground rents. Section 5.14.9 of HSBCs CML Handbook Part 2 now reads We will not provide residential or Buy to Let Mortgages in the…
  • May 19

    The Conveyancing Checklist - The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    The Conveyancing Checklist - The Sharpest Tool in the Box
    One reason not to use the latest legal technologies reducing conveyancing risk is that it potentially lulls the lawyer into a false sense of security. Lexsure’s intelligent checklist system COMPLETIONmonitor is sometimes met by such an…
Rank this Week: 2440