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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/
  • Aug 31

    WRONGFULLY COLLECTED UNEMPLOYMENT

    WRONGFULLY COLLECTED UNEMPLOYMENT
    A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arraignment Of Rensselaer County Legislative Chairman Charged With Stealing $15,000 In Unemployment Insurance Benefits Martin Reid Allegedly Collected More Than $15K in Unemployment Benefits While…
  • Aug 31

    WASN'T GOING TO GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE?

    WASN'T GOING TO GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE?
    After the New York City Housing Authority denied Melissa M.’s request to succeed her late grandmother’s tenancy rights, she sought relief from the New York County Supreme Court -- which transferred the case to the Appellate…
  • Aug 30

    PIG OUT FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS

    PIG OUT FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS
    PGA Gourmet Pig Out Food Truck & Custom Car Show Sunday, September 6, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | $45 PGA Gourmet Pig Out Food Truck & Custom Car Show Public Welcome – Experience one dish each from the area’s finest…
Rank this Week: 7

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 1

    Call for Papers: Comparative Property Law

    Call for Papers: Comparative Property Law
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LAW YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS COMMITTEE CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law (“the Committee”) is pleased to invite submissions for the Fifth…
  • Sep 1

    Reid on Body Parts and Property

    Reid on Body Parts and Property
    Kenneth Reid (Edinburgh) has posted Body Parts and Property (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The argument of this paper is that, in Scots law, separated body parts are (and ought to be) capable of private ownership, and that...
  • Aug 31

    Expanding Homeownership

    Expanding Homeownership
    Fannie Mae is rolling out a new program designed to help poor and minority borrowers qualify for mortgages: This week, the government-sponsored enterprise unveiled plans for a new loan product. HomeReady is specifically targeted toward…
Rank this Week: 171

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Sep 2

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 5, A study in obfuscation

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 5, A study in obfuscation
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith ‘Everyone is cured sooner or later.’ As the preceding parts have shown, catastrophe being a precondition to fundamental…
  • Sep 1

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 4, Misleading the village board

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 4, Misleading the village board
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith ‘But don’t give up hope.’ The pension-fund doublethink takeover described in earlier parts would have triumphed indefinitely,…
  • Aug 31

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 3, Providing cover for elected official

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 3, Providing cover for elected official
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith ‘You are a difficult case.’ By now our exploration of yet another piece of the doublethink canon – the role of actuaries in understating…
Rank this Week: 280

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: 324

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 328

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 325

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 31

    The way you Mackie me feel*

    The way you Mackie me feel*
    The latest episode in the ongoing saga of the unlawful moneylender Dharam Prakash Gopee [or sometimes Ghopee] has just been handed down. (To catch up with the extraordinary history of the predatory, unlawful secured lending of Mr…
  • Aug 24

    Making sense of deposits. Nearly.

    Making sense of deposits. Nearly.
    It started as such a simple idea, the tenancy deposit regulations. But bad drafting and some ‘interesting’ interpretations by the Courts put paid to that. We now have a confusing mess, for both landlords and tenants. So, in a…
  • Aug 16

    Of bad banks behaving badly and public bodie

    Of bad banks behaving badly and public bodie
    An intriguing mortgage possession County Court case featuring a ‘bad bank’. While the case itself turns on a failure by the bank to obtain relief from sanctions, it features an interesting line of argument that may well be raised…
Rank this Week: 344

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: 371

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: 463

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: 531

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 1

    Condo Pet Eviction After Court Rejects Human Rights Claim

    Condo Pet Eviction After Court Rejects Human Rights Claim
    As we have reported in prior blog posts, many pet owners who have breached the pet restrictions in their condominium documents will go to great lengths to keep the pet
  • Aug 26

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation
    In a recent decision by the Superior Court of Ontario, Wu v. PCC No. 245, the Court found that a condominium owner had been oppressed by the condominium corporation and
  • Aug 24

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager
    In addition to amending the Condominium Act, Bill 106 also enacts the Condominium Management Services Act. This legislation will require mandatory licensing of all individual condominium managers, and condominium management
Rank this Week: 573

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/
  • Aug 26

    Helpful Tips for Reviewing your TRIM Notice

    Helpful Tips for Reviewing your TRIM Notice
    Those owning real property in Lee County have likely received their annual TRIM (Truth in Millage) Notice. From my experience of practicing in this area of the law, I have found that some questions continue to repeat every year once taxpayers…
  • Aug 20

    New Definitions of “Property Owner” and “Real Property” Affect Florida Law as of October 1, 2015

    New Definitions of “Property Owner” and “Real Property” Affect Florida Law as of October 1, 2015
    On October 1, 2015, various revisions to the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Act will take effect. On October 1, among other things, the definitions of “property owner” and “real property” will change as…
  • Aug 18

    What Options Do Owners Have to Take Possession of Real Property in Florida?

    What Options Do Owners Have to Take Possession of Real Property in Florida?
    With increasing frequency, I am receiving calls from people who want to remove someone from possession of a residence owned by the caller. Invariably, the caller insists that the possessor should be evicted, but upon closer inspection, the…
Rank this Week: 563

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/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 557

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    What do you do about the inventory when a landlord buys a property with a sitting tenant?

    What do you do about the inventory when a landlord buys a property with a sitting tenant?
    If you buy a property with a sitting tenant - do you need to get a new inventory done? The post What do you do about the inventory when a landlord buys a property with a sitting tenant? appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Sep 1

    Landlord Law TV is now live!

    Landlord Law TV is now live!
    The first episode of Landlord Law TV is finally live - Ben and I talking on chairs and an interview with barrister Sam Madge Wyld. The post Landlord Law TV is now live! appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Aug 31

    Looking at Housing benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment

    Looking at Housing benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment
    Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payments are difficult topics. Ben Reeve Lewis has some guidance here The post Looking at Housing benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 609

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/
  • Aug 31

    No Comma, No Judgment for Plaintiff

    No Comma, No Judgment for Plaintiff
    (Watch your Language with Statutes and Ordinances; Grammar Counts)As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in commercial agreements, unless it is contrary…
  • Aug 24

    CLE Update: Upcoming CLE Seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming CLE Seminars in Ohio
    As we head into the last few months of 2015, many of us in the State of Ohio have to complete by year end our continuing education requirements for our license. Below are some of the real estate related CLEs scheduled between now and year…
  • Aug 17

    CHECK MUNICIPAL LAW, BEFORE YOU PROCLAIM OHIO LAW PROVIDES NO DUTY TO REMOVE ICE AND SNOW

    CHECK MUNICIPAL LAW, BEFORE YOU PROCLAIM OHIO LAW PROVIDES NO DUTY TO REMOVE ICE AND SNOW
    It is not surprising that in Ohio, we have a lot of “ice and snow cases”, because… we get a lot of ice and snow. I know, the nerve of me to bring this up in August, but the recent Ohio Court of Claims case, Scolaro v Ohio…
Rank this Week: 616

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/
  • Aug 6

    SJC Voids Foreclosure Over Defective Notice of Default

    SJC Voids Foreclosure Over Defective Notice of Default
    Ruling Enables Foreclosed Owner to Live in Premises For Over 6 Years In a decision which could affect how title examiners and title insurance companies underwrite title to foreclosed properties, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled…
  • Jul 31

    TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closing

    TRID Rules Expected To Delay and Disrupt Closing
    Major Change To Current Practices | Expect Delays and Bumpy Road Starting Oct. 1 I just finished yet another closing where a national lender issued the closing package and HUD approval the morning of the closing, and worse, issued a revised…
  • Jul 9

    SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitation

    SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitation
    Fair Housing Advocates Get Major Victory at U.S. Supreme Court While everyone in America was focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, at the end of its Term, the Court also issued an important opinion under…
Rank this Week: 591

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/
  • Sep 1

    Cultural Heritage Conservation Easement

    Cultural Heritage Conservation Easement
    I am happy to announce that the peer reviewed journal Land Use Policy just published my essay on cultural heritage conservation easements. In this piece, I examine the three categories of conservation easements that focus on protecting…
  • Sep 1

    Save the Date: Dec 11: Pace Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference

    Save the Date: Dec 11: Pace Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference
    From Tiffany Zezula at Pace Land Use Law Center... Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future: Celebrating 100 years of Zoning December 11, 2015 The Land Use Law Center is pleased to…
  • Sep 1

    Welcome guest blogger Sarah Adams-Schoen!

    Welcome guest blogger Sarah Adams-Schoen!
    Land Use Prof Blog is pleased to welcome Sarah Adams-Schoen (Touro) as our guest blogger for September. More about Sarah below: Professor Sarah Adams-Schoen joined the Touro Law Center faculty in 2012. She currently teaches Environmental Law,…
Rank this Week: 632

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: 824

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    An Uplifting Tale of Love and Determination

    An Uplifting Tale of Love and Determination
    Work levels have prevented my blogging much lately. Rather than add to the gruesome news of beheadings and baby butchery, I will use a brief respite to call your attention to this inspiring article by Prof. Matt Might, who blogs regularly on…
  • Aug 13

    Klintonerdämmerung

    Klintonerdämmerung
    Have been taking a break from blogging for family celebrations in the midst of some heavy legal work, but this was too good not to share, in light of the continuing scandal of Hillary's emails. It is a creative adaptation of another scene…
  • Jul 29

    Nothing New under the Sun

    Nothing New under the Sun
    With the heresies of the Episcopal Church (USA) still freshly assaulting my mind, I happened across this wisdom from 140 years ago:THE THREE STAGES OF ERROR AND ITS ACCEPTANCE When error is admitted into the Church, it will be found that…
Rank this Week: 838

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/
  • Aug 16

    West Virginia Trial Court Denies Survey without Eminent Domain

    West Virginia Trial Court Denies Survey without Eminent Domain
        A West Virginia county Judge, Robert Irons, ruled that there was no right to enter property for an oil pipeline survey premised upon the rationale that there was “very little benefit to the people of West Virginia.”…
  • Aug 10

    Balancing Federalism and Claims of Federal Control of Private Property

    Balancing Federalism and Claims of Federal Control of Private Property
    Rick Hills and Ilya Somin, two of the most respected Property Professors in the country, raise an interesting conflict as to whether the federal courts are the proper forum for the determination of state acquisitions utilizing the power of…
  • Aug 10

    Balancing Federalism and Claims of Federal Control of Private Property

    Balancing Federalism and Claims of Federal Control of Private Property
      Rick Hills and Ilya Somin, two of the most respected Property Professors in the country, raise an interesting conflict as to whether the federal courts are the proper forum for the determination of state acquisitions utilizing the…
Rank this Week: 867

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/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 898

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: 961

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1051

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/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 11

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
  • Jul 10

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact
    The appeal in Building Industry Association v. U.S. Department of Commerce arose under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) and the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”).  It required the 9th Circuit Court…
Rank this Week: 1095

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/
  • Aug 27

    Good Faith in the Middle East

    Good Faith in the Middle East
    By Darran J. Jenkins, K&L Gates, Doha The concept of good faith as applicable in the Civil law jurisdictions of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is one that may be unfamiliar to lawyers from a common law background…
  • Aug 20

    FIDIC Update: Further clarity provided by Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar

    FIDIC Update: Further clarity provided by Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar
    By Mike R. Stewart and Mary E. Lindsay, K&L Gates, London We wrote recently on the case of Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar [2014] EWHC 1028 (TCC).  The case provided welcome clarity on the…
  • Jul 23

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose
    By Denise N. Yasinow, Christopher A. Barbarisi, and Loly G. Tor, K&L Gates, Newark Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court shed some new light on an old question impacting construction claims, i.e., when does the statute of repose…
Rank this Week: 1059

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/
  • Aug 9

    Natick Judge enjoins Macy's for shoplifting fine

    Natick Judge enjoins Macy's for shoplifting fine
    Judge Douglas Stoddard, a District Court Judge in Natick, Mass. has enjoined Macy's from demanding that shoplifters pay a $500.00 civil fine to Macy's when they are caught by the store.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 231, Section…
  • May 31

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.
    The internet and social media has created new opportunities for people to harass and harm others. One person who used the internet to harass a neighbor found it very expensive as a Massachusetts court has issued a judgment of 4.8 million…
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
Rank this Week: 1127

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1114

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: 1102

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
Rank this Week: 1124

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: 1182

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: 1136

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/
  • Sep 2

    Judge vacates listing of lesser prairie chicken

    Judge vacates listing of lesser prairie chicken
    A federal judge in Texas has removed Endangered Species Act protections for the lesser prairie chicken, which was listed as threatened last year (Permian Basin Petroleum Association v. Dep't of the Interior, MO-14-50, W.D. Tex.). The Center…
  • Sep 2

    Feds, states argue over scope of judge’s water rule injunction

    Feds, states argue over scope of judge’s water rule injunction
    The federal government and the 13 states that won an injunction halting implementation of the Clean Water (or “waters of the U.S.”) rule are sparring over the geographic scope of the injunction (North Dakota v. U.S.,…
  • Sep 1

    Judge sanctions gov’t in wetlands enforcement case in Texa

    Judge sanctions gov’t in wetlands enforcement case in Texa
    Reprehensible. Oppressive. Dishonest. Those were just three of the adjectives used by a federal judge who ruled for Texas real estate developer Thomas Lipar and against the United States, which had brought an enforcement action for filling…
Rank this Week: 1309

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: 1379

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/
  • Aug 5

    State Agencies Cannot Use State Budgetary Uncertainties to Escape Mitigation Obligations under CEQA

    State Agencies Cannot Use State Budgetary Uncertainties to Escape Mitigation Obligations under CEQA
    By Neill Brower The California Supreme court determined the California State University ("CSU") could not rely solely on earmarked appropriations from the State Legislature for payment of "fair share" mitigation fees the CSU determined…
  • Apr 13

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele
    Los Angeles -- The Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to welcome Daniel Freedman as an associate in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Freedman's experience includes…
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
Rank this Week: 1356

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: 1267

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: 1441

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/
  • Aug 31

    New Client: Rocking Horse Ridge Estates Homeowners’ Association

    New Client: Rocking Horse Ridge Estates Homeowners’ Association
    We are proud to announce that Rocking Horse Ridge Estates Homeowners’ Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Rocking Horse Ridge is a guard-gated community of custom…
  • Aug 24

    AB 596 Signed! New FHA and VA Disclosures Required Beginning July 1, 2016

    AB 596 Signed! New FHA and VA Disclosures Required Beginning July 1, 2016
    New Legislation* Civil Code Section 5300 requires a HOA to prepare and distribute to its members an annual budget report. The annual budget report serves as a consolidated disclosure statement which must include numerous items of information,…
  • Jul 29

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association

    New Client: Portola Hills Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Portola Hills Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Portola Hills is a planned development located in Trabuco Canyon, surrounded by the…
Rank this Week: 1455

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1519

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/
  • Aug 26

    California Supreme Court Clarifies Joint and Several Liability

    California Supreme Court Clarifies Joint and Several Liability
    In the recent ruling of DKN Holdings, LLC v. Wade Faerber (decided on July 13, 2015) the California Supreme Court helped clarify the meaning of joint and several liability holding. Parties that are jointly and severally liable on the same…
  • Aug 22

    The Question of Whether LLC Interests are Securitie

    The Question of Whether LLC Interests are Securitie
    California has a somewhat confusing answer to the question of whether LLC interests are considered securities in our state. In some situations they are, and in others, they are not. Here we explain when they are and when they are not. If…
  • Aug 10

    Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Becomes Law in California

    Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Becomes Law in California
    Governor Brown signed the new Uniform Voidable Transactions Act into law on July 2, 2015. The bill received unanimous support in both the Senate and the Assembly and was recommended by the Commercial Transactions Committee. This law…
Rank this Week: 1460

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/
  • Aug 21

    ESOS Regulations: Are you ready to report?

    ESOS Regulations: Are you ready to report?
    The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 (“ESOS”) came into force across the UK last July. The purpose of ESOS is to require large businesses to identify energy efficiency savings by carrying out energy audits; ESOS…
  • Aug 19

    (US) 4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deal

    (US) 4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deal
    In a Law360.com article published on August 18th titled “4 Tips For Advising Tech Companies On Real Estate Deals,” Simon Adams of the San Francisco office of Reed Smith offered his thoughts on the property challenges facing…
  • Aug 3

    (UK) UK Government Policy Reversal on Small Developments Affordable Housing and the Vacant Building Credit

    (UK) UK Government Policy Reversal on Small Developments Affordable Housing and the Vacant Building Credit
    The recently introduced vacant building credit, and policy exemption for small developments from affordable housing contributions have been swiftly removed from national planning guidance this morning following a High Court ruling on Friday.…
Rank this Week: 1626

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1507

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Prisoner Can Sublease Unit While in Prison by Stephen Tsamblako

    Prisoner Can Sublease Unit While in Prison by Stephen Tsamblako
    In a holdover proceeding entitled 46 Downing Street, LLC v. Thompson, Mr. Thompson attempted to be “restored to occupancy” to his unit #1C at 46 Downing Street after being incarcerated in prison. The issue is that the apartment…
  • Jul 23

    Article 78 Proceeding for NYU Expansion by Stephen Tsamblako

    Article 78 Proceeding for NYU Expansion by Stephen Tsamblako
    In Glick v. Harvey, the plaintiff filed an Article 78 proceeding for land against the defendant, including New York University. In Downtown Manhattan, residents have begun to grow weary of NYU’s rapid expansion in Greenwich Village.…
  • Jun 12

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court
    A pair of neighbors feuding over an easement and a fence for the past four years, have whittled their dispute down to a small five-foot wide strip of land. The plaintiff’s property in the Town of Chazy has a gravel path running along…
Rank this Week: 1513

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf

    AB-349 Would Allow HOA Homeowners to Install Artificial Turf
    AB-349 which was approved by the Assembly but is still going thru the Senate committee review process, would amend Civil Code Section 4735 again.  The existing law in part prohibits a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”),…
  • Feb 12

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.

    Contractor Problem? Remember the License Bond as Security.
    For homeowner’s damaged by a home improvement contractor working on their their primary residence, don’t forget their License Bond as security.  For these homeowner’s, the available License Bond proceeds are the…
  • Feb 2

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco

    Short Term Rental Legislation in San Francisco
    New legislation in the City and County of San Francisco is taking effect that allows qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry via the San Francisco Planning Department.  San…
Rank this Week: 1596

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Sep 2

    WLPP Welcomes Kim Porter, Wendy Weigler and Myra Lansky!

    WLPP Welcomes Kim Porter, Wendy Weigler and Myra Lansky!
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne is pleased to announce that our good friends and colleagues Kim Porter, Wendy Weigler and Myra Lansky have joined our firm. Kim, Wendy and Myra are accomplished attorneys specializing in the practice…
  • Aug 27

    Declaration Amendment Petitions - Shall Means Shall!

    Declaration Amendment Petitions - Shall Means Shall!
    Today, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued an opinion addressing the statutory declaration amendment process set forth in C.R.S. 38-33.3-217(7).  This process allows community associations that have sought to amend their declaration,…
  • Aug 20

    Fair Housing News - Again

    Fair Housing News - Again
    We've written many times before that community associations are bound by the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. There is a lot of information available about the Fair Housing Act, who it applies to, what it takes to comply, and what the…
Rank this Week: 1852

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1891