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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: 4

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jun 22

    Rent increases and rent lawfully due

    Rent increases and rent lawfully due
    This is a guest post by Prof. Ian Loveland of Arden Chambers, first published in Legal Action June 2016, and gratefully posted here with permission. A few years ago now, I was instructed by Luton Law Centre in a series of possession cases…
  • Jun 22

    Job Ad – South London

    Job Ad – South London
    CAMBRIDGE HOUSE LAW CENTRE is seeking an experienced Housing solicitor Salary £33 – £40,000.00 depending upon experience 30 days annual leave plus pension contribution. To join an experienced, highly regarded, supportive and…
  • Jun 19

    Yes but No – Article 8 and the private sector

    Yes but No – Article 8 and the private sector
    McDonald v McDonald & Ors [2016] UKSC 28 The Supreme Court has finally decided on the issue that has been hanging over private sector possession claims since Pinnock and Powell – whether article 8 proportionality of eviction defence…
Rank this Week: 130

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    An Interview with David Lawrenson on renting and tenant

    An Interview with David Lawrenson on renting and tenant
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: When David Lawrenson, a landlord best known for his landlords’ book and Letting Focus website told me he had written a book for tenants I was intrigued.  In this webinar (which took place on 24…
  • Jun 28

    How will Brexit affect landlords and landlord laws?

    How will Brexit affect landlords and landlord laws?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Solicitor David Smith gives some guidance: With the UK having voted to leave the European Union there will be changes and concerns throughout the UK and world economy. In among these there are bound to be…
  • Jun 28

    The Housing Crisis reaches critical in Oxford – a new video explain

    The Housing Crisis reaches critical in Oxford – a new video explain
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Ben and I have often discussed the problem of high housing costs making it hard for employees to find housing near their jobs and the problems that this causes the economies of the cities affected. This…
Rank this Week: 174

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 197

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jun 27

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 3a, The abbey and its revenue model

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 3a, The abbey and its revenue model
     [Continued from last week’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1]   By: David A. Smith   As we saw in the preceding Part 2, after the demise of the Roman fort model of new-town establishment came the era of the fortified…
  • Jun 22

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 2, The medieval castle

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 2, The medieval castle
     [Continued from Monday’s Part 1]   By: David A. Smith   [Apologia to readers: having spent five of the last seven weeks out of town, I exhausted my inventory of blog posts and am slowly rebuilding it as I unbury my…
  • Jun 20

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 1, The Roman fort

    Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 1, The Roman fort
     By: David A. Smith   Spend two and a half weeks in Scotland looking at centuries-old ruins, and a person obsessed with housing and urbanization inevitably organizes what into a Grand Theory of Pre-Municipal Cities that encompasses…
Rank this Week: 193

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 350

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 28

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America
    The non-partisan think tank New America has a new job posting that might be of interest to property-minded folk. Details are at the link below. The website describes the position, in part, as follows: "New America seeks a director for...
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
Rank this Week: 386

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/
  • Jun 25

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery
    This past week, I was honored to give a panel discussion on life after TRID (Truth in Lending Integrated Disclosure Rules) at the Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference sponsored by the Warren Group. After my panel, Jim Morrison of Banker…
  • Jun 10

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23
    On June 23, the Warren Group will host its widely attended Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference at the Verve Hotel in Natick, MA. The Midyear Update, for the mortgage and real estate industry, recaps the first 6 months of 2016, in…
  • May 8

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule
    Text Messages Enforceable As Written Contract, Court Rules With the proliferation of email and texts as the primary method of communications in real estate negotiations, it was just a matter of time before Massachusetts courts were faced with…
Rank this Week: 431

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision
    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision - MoneywebLawyers bringing the class action application on behalf of the 18 000-odd investors in Highveld Syndications 15 to 22, the property syndication companies promoted…
  • Mar 17

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD
    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD - MoneywebMaxwell Office Park, WaterfallAttacq Limited’s Waterfall City, a 240-hectare development sandwiched between Sandton and Midrand, is on track to be…
  • Mar 11

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash
    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash - MoneywebNearly eight years ago, green building was considered ‘the right thing to do’, but more developers and building owners now view it as an economic necessity.This is according to…
Rank this Week: 467

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 28

    Court Declares That Owners’ E-Mail Addresses Are Not Condominium Record

    Court Declares That Owners’ E-Mail Addresses Are Not Condominium Record
    In a recent case, Wu v. CCC, a condominium unit owner sued the condominium corporation after the corporation refused to provide the owner with the e-mail addresses of all of the unit owners. The owner claimed that the corporation had breached…
  • Jun 21

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit
    In a recent case, YCC No. 922 v. Lu, the owners of a condominium unit were ordered by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to permit the condominium corporation to enter the unit for the purpose of inspecting and repairing damage to the unit…
  • Jun 14

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation
    Canada’s Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has launched an investigation relating to the supply of renovation/contracting services to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. The Bureau obtained a court order compelling…
Rank this Week: 519

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/
  • Jun 28

    “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be”- 2016 ULI Florida Summit

    “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be”- 2016 ULI Florida Summit
    This year’s two day Urban Land Institute (ULI) Annual Florida Summit was held in Miami at the Turnberry Isle Resort and was comprised of more than 650 attendees. The theme of this year’s event was Creative Disruption: “The…
  • Jun 27

    Disney Alligator Death is a Wake Up Call to Florida Association

    Disney Alligator Death is a Wake Up Call to Florida Association
    In light of the recent death of a 2 year old boy by an alligator attack in the Orlando Walt Disney World Resort, associations who operate water bodies within their communities may be wondering what, if anything, they should do to help prevent…
  • Jun 23

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano
    Continuing with our series to introduce you to members of our Condo and HOA Team, today meet Molly Maggiano. Molly concentrates her practice in real estate matters, more specifically in the areas of community association representation,…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 543

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 526

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    Don't Support the Media's Meme

    Don't Support the Media's Meme
    The Orlando shooter was not insane, or a deranged madman: like all haters, he had to be carefully taught.Indeed, he had visited the Pulse Club some dozen or so times beforehand, and had perhaps sought to hunt down victims by using gay dating…
  • Jun 9

    On Faith -- and the Dark Side (a Repost)

    On Faith -- and the Dark Side (a Repost)
    [Blogging lately has taken a back seat to other pressing matters. This post from 2012, however, still resonates with me, and if anything is even more topical now than when I first wrote it. Ponder the truths in it as you witness the ongoing…
  • May 21

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??
    The courts are slapping Obama's US Attorneys with reprimands and sanctions, from all parts of the country. On Thursday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas filed an extraordinary order in the immigration case (Texas v. United…
Rank this Week: 610

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

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

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • May 31

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root

    Neighbors Tangle in Court Over Severed Tree Root
    The roots from two large trees growing on one property encroached onto a neighboring property.  The neighboring owner removed the roots, which damaged the trees and led to a lawsuit.  The trial court dismissed that lawsuit, and the…
  • May 5

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court

    Legal Challenge to Amendment Restricting Leasing Held Untimely By WA High Court
    The Washington Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled that a condominium unit owner's legal challenge to a recorded condominium declaration amendment restricting leasing was barred by a one-year statute of limitation in the Washington…
  • Apr 8

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute

    Washington Court of Appeals Resolves Road Maintenance Agreement Dispute
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in a published opinion last month that a road maintenance agreement did not create a homeowners' association.  It also ruled that a majority of lot owners did not have the authority to amend that…
Rank this Week: 597

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 779

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 28

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot

    NC Senate Seeks To Place Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment On Ballot
    The NC Senate Republicans gave initial approval to putting three constitutional amendments on the November ballot. One of those amendments seeks to restrict eminent domain powers.  An eminent domain amendment has been approved by the NC…
  • Jun 27

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking

    NC Court Finds NCDOT Statute Constitutes Taking
    North Carolina’s Supreme Court held that a state law carving out potential future highway projects represented an unconstitutional taking of residents’ property without just compensation. In Kirby et al v. North Carolina…
  • Jun 27

    PA Court Precludes Appraisal By Non-Testifying Expert

    PA Court Precludes Appraisal By Non-Testifying Expert
    A Pennsylvania state appellate court recently held that a taxing authority could not present an appraisal prepared by a non-testifying expert for the taxpayer. In Millcreek County School District v. Erie County Board of Assessment Appeals v.…
Rank this Week: 735

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: 681

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jun 17

    Pool Rules: A Fair Housing Concern

    Pool Rules: A Fair Housing Concern
    The heat hitting Denver this weekend has reminded several clients to ask us to review their pool rules.  Community associations are "housing providers" under the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act, and thus our pool rules need to comply…
  • May 26

    Rigging an Election? This is Seriou

    Rigging an Election? This is Seriou
     What is it about community associations that sometimes bring out the worst in people? Is it that we’re dealing with people’s homes? Do we not like somebody else telling us what we can and can’t do? Is there a sense of…
  • Apr 25

    Congratulations to our Winners!

    Congratulations to our Winners!
    Congratulations to Molly Ryan of Metro Property Management, Inc. and Jared Theis of Community Management Specialists, Inc.!  You are the winners of our mint julep baskets.  We will be in contact with you shortly so you can claim…
Rank this Week: 786

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: 706

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jun 29

    New Deadline for Deposit Statement on Move-out

    New Deadline for Deposit Statement on Move-out
    Residential landlords in Washington must provide a statement of the security deposit and any refund due after the tenant moves out of the property.[1] This requirement applies whether the tenant moved out in a regular manner—at the end…
  • Jun 15

    New Law Allows Courts to Limit Information in Tenant Screening Report

    New Law Allows Courts to Limit Information in Tenant Screening Report
    A landlord sued his tenants for eviction, even though the tenants had a valid lease and the tenants did nothing to warrant eviction. The eviction case was settled. The tenants claimed that—although they were not in the wrong to begin…
  • Jun 13

    New Residential Tenant Screening Rule

    New Residential Tenant Screening Rule
    Tenants sometimes must apply to several places before they find a new renal home. The cumulative costs of paying for screening reports is a considerable expense for some tenants. One possible solution is a comprehensive reusable tenant…
Rank this Week: 845

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux
    Once again, we are confronted with the question on whether to fully fund Oahu’s rail project.  I can't help but draw comparisons with recent world events, like Brexit. Whether one agrees with the outcome of the UK vote to leave the…
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii
    One of the largest public investments in the history of the City and County of Honolulu, the Honolulu Rail Transit project will fundamentally change how we live and do business.Transit-oriented development (TOD) will increase property values…
  • Aug 29

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction
    A report by PolicyLink (a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity), outlines successful strategies that have been used to help businesses survive and thrive in Seattle, Washington, and St. Paul,…
Rank this Week: 895

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Broad, Narrow, Whatever! Do You Write Right?

    Broad, Narrow, Whatever! Do You Write Right?
    PrintAlthough today’s thoughts were inspired by a very recent California Appellate Court’s decision concerning the wording of an arbitration clause in a non-real property agreement, they could well have come out of a dispute of an…
  • Jun 19

    How Do You Make A Turtle Fast? Take Away Its Food.

    How Do You Make A Turtle Fast? Take Away Its Food.
    PrintAmbiguity: am·bi·gu·i·ty (ambəˈɡyo͞owədē/) – noun – uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language. Secondary meaning: what we write into our agreements so that…
  • Jun 13

    Did It Assign Or Did It Not Assign, That Is The Question

    Did It Assign Or Did It Not Assign, That Is The Question
    PrintWhat does it mean to assign a lease? That would seem pretty simple to answer when looking at an executed Assignment and Assumption Agreement. After all, doesn’t the title alone tell the reader that a lease has been assigned? Well,…
Rank this Week: 805

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: 930

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/
Rank this Week: 870

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 950

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 863

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
  • Jun 29

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach
    It is not “if” but “when” your client will be the victim of a data breach. But despite the growing risks and many high-profile breaches, there are still businesses that are woefully underprepared. Here’s how you…
  • Jun 27

    Dead Man Talking

    Dead Man Talking
    When there’s a suit involving someone’s estate, can you get into evidence a hearsay statement by the person who has died? If the statement falls under this exception to the hearsay rule, the dead person may have his or her say in…
  • Jun 24

    To Demur or Not to Demur?

    To Demur or Not to Demur?
    A demurrer can be an excellent tool to challenge the legal sufficiency of allegations in an opponent’s pleadings. In deciding whether to demur to a complaint, defense counsel should consider not only whether a demurrable defect appears…
Rank this Week: 985

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 996

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1217

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1050

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/
  • Jun 23

    House Rentals and their Effect on House Sales in New York

    House Rentals and their Effect on House Sales in New York
    Recent posts on this blog have discussed legal issues relating to house rentals in New York.  Many of our clients have second houses, vacation homes, or multiple properties which they rent to tenants.  This post will discuss legal…
  • Jun 16

    Waiving the Mortgage Contingency Clause- Should Purchasers in New York Take the Risk?

    Waiving the Mortgage Contingency Clause- Should Purchasers in New York Take the Risk?
    Sellers of real estate in New York  perceive the current market as one with a tight inventory for desirable properties.  In such a market, multiple offers may be available to a seller.  In order to select one offer over…
  • Jun 7

    Deficiency Judgments in New York Foreclosure

    Deficiency Judgments in New York Foreclosure
    Previous blog posts have discussed foreclosures in New York State.  Many of our clients own either residential or commercial property and may not be able to make their mortgage payments.  They may become subject to a…
Rank this Week: 1141

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jun 19

    Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA – a story with a moral.

    Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA – a story with a moral.
    A news story about a children’s theater group  caught my eye this week because it so vividly illustrates the trouble a business can get into if it does not understand the law of reasonable accommodation under the ADA. You…
  • Jun 8

    “Avoiding ADA Lawsuits – A DIY Guide” – Register now for our June webinar.

    “Avoiding ADA Lawsuits – A DIY Guide” – Register now for our June webinar.
    How do serial ADA litigants manage to file dozens of lawsuits at a time? It certainly is not because they conduct formal ADA surveys of the properties they sue. On June 22, 2016 at noon Central Standard Time we will present our free webinar…
  • Jun 5

    A quick note on ADA injury – shouldn’t the injury be real?

    A quick note on ADA injury – shouldn’t the injury be real?
    The following observation from a District Court in Louisiana hardly seems radical: Some injury or harm is a requisite element of the constitutional requirement that a plaintiff have standing to pursue a claim, and although courts differ in…
Rank this Week: 1033

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: 1049

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
Rank this Week: 1157

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
  • Feb 23

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster
    Hi All!  Happy Late-Winter (or just not snowing) as they say in Chicago!  I've missed you and been so busy that I haven't had much time to write.  However, what has been plaguing me is something I decided to write about today.  That is:…
Rank this Week: 1124

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • May 17

    VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON

    VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPINION ON
    The Virginia Attorney General can issue opinions concerning statutory interpretation if requested to do so by an array of government officials from the Governor to a member of the Senate or House of Delegates to a local sheriff. These…
  • May 9

    Jeanne Lauer to Speak at Legal and Legislative Update this week

    Jeanne Lauer to Speak at Legal and Legislative Update this week
    On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of Community Associations Institute will hold its enhanced Annual Legal and Legislative Update & Expo at Point Plaza Hotel located at 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News,…
  • Mar 22

    Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing

    Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing
    HUD PROPOSES RULE TO CLARIFY PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF HARASSMENT IN HOUSING Rule would formalize standards for bringing harassment claims under the Fair Housing Act WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced…
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New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • May 13

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal

    New Jersey Tax Appeals: Avoiding Involuntary Dismissal
    As we prepare for another batch of hearings in the remainder of the County Tax Boards, we will discuss four of the more common errors that taxpayers make that have resulted in dismissals of their matters. The post New Jersey Tax Appeals:…
  • Mar 6

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Update

    New Jersey Tax Appeal Update
    "While a drastic increase in assessment is not sufficient cause to file a tax appeal, an over-assessment is a very good cause to file a tax appeal." The post New Jersey Tax Appeal Update appeared first on New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog.
  • Nov 15

    New Jersey Landlords need to be careful with their Accounting Method

    New Jersey Landlords need to be careful with their Accounting Method
    "The Judge responded that he was familiar with standard accounting practices, but remarked that they were not adequate to enable the tenant a fair opportunity to prepare his defense. The Judge, accordingly, dismissed that matter, with an…
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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
  • Mar 21

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie
    (Image from ABC7NY.com) MTA Accident Injures Several People It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into…
  • Mar 13

    Long Island DWI Crash

    Long Island DWI Crash
    (Image Courtesy of Newsday) Long Island DWI Crash A motor vehicle accident in Kings Park seriously injured a passenger and resulted in a DWI charge for the driver.  The passenger was taken to the hospital by helicopter.  The…
  • Mar 12

    Wrongful Eviction Action

    Wrongful Eviction Action
    A wrongful eviction is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a lawsuit brought by a former tenant or possessor of real property against one who has put the plaintiff out of possession, alleging that the eviction was…
Rank this Week: 1030

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Dec 14

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract
    No matter where in Southern California you live, and no matter how long ago your home was built, remodeling and making improvements to your home is a generally a good idea. Whether you are knocking out a non-structural wall to create more…
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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/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
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Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Dec 16

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…
    Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time…
  • Dec 10

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first
    The idea of retiring on a beach in Central America or in a quaint village in Europe might seem idyllic. But before you think seriously about retiring in another country, be sure you know all the tax and estate planning rules. A lot of people…
  • Dec 3

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
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Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1452

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/
  • Jun 27

    Constitutionality of Ohio Point of Sale Inspections Under Challenge

    Constitutionality of Ohio Point of Sale Inspections Under Challenge
    The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (the "Center") has filed two lawsuits in Ohio federal courts seeking to enjoin the enforcement by cities of 'point of sale' programs. A city's 'point of sale' or 'presale' program requires homeowners to…
  • Jun 19

    IRS Provides 1 Year Extension to Claim Missed Repair Deductions on 2015 Return

    IRS Provides 1 Year Extension to Claim Missed Repair Deductions on 2015 Return
    Re-printed with permission by author: Craig Miller, CPA, CGFM, MBA, Duffy+Duffy Cost Segregation Services, Inc.The recently released Rev. Proc. 2016-29 details new procedures for automatic accounting method changes and effectively…
  • Jun 13

    Ohio's Ports: Facts and Statistic

    Ohio's Ports: Facts and Statistic
    A couple of weeks ago, I published information regarding Ohio EPA's dredged material program. Today I want to provide some fun facts about each of Ohio's 8 harbors on Lake Erie.  All information was obtained from statistics provided by…
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