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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/
  • Jul 28

    BIZJET EXEC IS OUT OF BUSINESS

    BIZJET EXEC IS OUT OF BUSINESS
    Former Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Subsidiary BizJet Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charges The former president and chief executive officer of BizJet International Sales and Support Inc., a U.S.-based subsidiary of…
  • Jul 28

    WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION'S OK?

    WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION'S OK?
    Hiring Discrimination for Smokers, Obese Rejected in U.S. Americans say higher health insurance rates for smokers are justified by Rebecca Riffkin WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fewer than one in eight Americans, 12%, say companies should be…
  • Jul 28

    GLOBAL WARMING'S PAUSE

    GLOBAL WARMING'S PAUSE
    Global warming ‘pause’ reflects natural fluctuation Statistical analysis shows pattern consistent with pre-industrial temperature swings, study…
Rank this Week: 7

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Jul 28

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law
    The good folks in Missoula shared their position advertisement with me so I can it share with you all. Jim K. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a...
  • Jul 28

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building
    Two magisterial structures in Cincinnati--the ornate Music Hall and Union Terminal--are the subject of a proposed sales tax to raise money needed to preserve the buildings. The Cincinnati Enquirer ran a series of op-eds today on the issue,…
  • Jul 25

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law
    Yesterday, a Colorado district (trial) court found that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city was invalid. The court held that the local government's…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Jul 24

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
    Civil Beat has a piece by Ian Lind ("Hawaii Monitor: Why Has Florida Company Picked a Fight Over Aerial Advertising?") that has more on that story we first posted about here ("Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!"). He writes: Local attorney and…
  • Jul 23

    A Hint Of Judicial Takings From The HAWICA

    A Hint Of Judicial Takings From The HAWICA
    We usually don't pay a whole lot of attention to unpublished opinions. Not that they are not interesting mind you, but if the court itself, for whatever reason doesn't believe the case is worthy of publication, then who are we to say…
  • Jul 22

    Circuit Split Alert: Second Circuit Says Williamson County Ripeness Applies To Due Proce

    Circuit Split Alert: Second Circuit Says Williamson County Ripeness Applies To Due Proce
    When the one side or the other in the public debate complains about "judicial activism," they're usually talking about judges legislating from the bench -- finding new rights, reading words into statutes that aren't there, and the like. But…
Rank this Week: 185

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association
    The Associated Press looks at a growing source of tension: Pot may be legal in some states – but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood...
  • Jul 28

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract

    Boyack on Common Interest Communities and Freedom of Contract
    Andrea Boyack (Washburn) has posted Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth (Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Courts take a hands-off approach with respect to the content of common…
  • Jul 25

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan
    The Guardian has a fascinating article about the few artistic masterpieces that are considered either too fragile or too precious to loan to other museums: Girl with a Pearl Earring thus joins the select band of art treasures that never...
Rank this Week: 208

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    What is a billion rand between councillors?

    What is a billion rand between councillors?
    Questions arise about the real cost of Tshwane’s new headquarters.An Artist's impression of the future Tshwane House.At a special council meeting on Wednesday, the City of Tshwane’s council approved the fast-tracking of the public…
  • Jul 25

    Porsche buys Kyalami Race Track for record auction price

    Porsche buys Kyalami Race Track for record auction price
    Porsche buys Kyalami Race Track for record auction priceMotorsport fans can breathe easy knowing that one of the most valuable pieces of land in Gauteng will carry on as a racing facility.The historic Kyalami race track in Midrand was sold…
  • Jul 24

    Joburg architects, estate agents meet over planning delay

    Joburg architects, estate agents meet over planning delay
    Joburg architects, estate agents meet over planning delaysJoburg's economic development and growth is being stunted by its own development planning department which is 'imploding'. This is what architects, estate agents and agents or runners…
Rank this Week: 280

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 28

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 2, Loan + Insurance = Lower risk

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 2, Loan + Insurance = Lower risk
    [Continued from last week's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith When you’ve got enough to take care of yourself, more claim checks don’t do you any good. But they can do a lot of good for all kinds of other people. – Warren Buffett…
  • Jul 25

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 1, reward later or reward now?

    Optionality and anti-optionality: Part 1, reward later or reward now?
    By: David A. Smith Money is a claim check on other people’s products and services. – Warren Buffett Once a month, Mrs. Guggenheim sends the bank the same amount of money.  Darling, if you have to ask the price, you…
  • Jul 24

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 8, “How the duck did this happen?”

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 8, “How the duck did this happen?”
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By:David A. Smith Phil: Do you know what today is? Rita: No, what? Phil: Today is tomorrow. It happened. – Groundhog Day Candidate…
Rank this Week: 356

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: 352

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/
  • Jul 27

    Ibanez Update: Land Court Ruling May Clear Defective Titles, And Curative Legislation Nearing Passage

    Ibanez Update: Land Court Ruling May Clear Defective Titles, And Curative Legislation Nearing Passage
    It appears we may be nearing the end of the misery resulting from the infamous U.S. Bank v. Ibanez foreclosure decision, which has caused hundreds if not thousands of title defects across the Commonwealth. A recent Land Court ruling…
  • Jul 24

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issue

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issue
    Law Catching Up With Popular Airbnb Room Rental Website With the promise of relatively easy money, Airbnb (Air Bed & Breakfast) is making innkeepers of many Greater Boston homeowners and even renters who are taking advantage of the…
  • Jul 22

    Easier For Condominium Association To Sue Over Defective Construction, SJC Rule

    Easier For Condominium Association To Sue Over Defective Construction, SJC Rule
    Wyman v. Ayer Properties:  SJC Holds That Economic Loss Doctrine Inapplicable In Condominium Construction Defect Claims In an important ruling which will make it less difficult for condominium associations and trustees to seek…
Rank this Week: 407

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: 412

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
Rank this Week: 418

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: 473

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/
  • Jul 28

    Bearded seal listing vacated by federal judge in Alaska

    Bearded seal listing vacated by federal judge in Alaska
    The National Marine Fisheries Service looked too far into the future when it listed the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of the bearded seal as threatened, a federal judge decided July 25 (Alaska Oil and Gas Ass’n v.…
  • Jul 23

    NAS report recommends national coastal risk assessment

    NAS report recommends national coastal risk assessment
    A new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering calls for a national coastal risk assessment in order “to identify coastal areas that face the greatest threats and are high…
  • Jul 21

    EPA Pebble Mine proposal would limit activities to protect watershed

    EPA Pebble Mine proposal would limit activities to protect watershed
    EPA is proposing restrictions on the Pebble mine in Alaska to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, a development that The Pebble Partnership said was tantamount to a denial of due process. “While today’s announcement from the US…
Rank this Week: 514

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 27

    Missing tenants and missing sentences: Council tax and periodic tenancie

    Missing tenants and missing sentences: Council tax and periodic tenancie
    Further to my post here on council tax liability for statutory periodic tenancies, I have heard about another Valuation Tribunal case, this time involving a contractual periodic tenancy, and also oddly involving this blog. The issue was…
  • Jul 24

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new
    The Appellant tenant in Spencer v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 1600 (our note here) has had permission to appeal to the Supreme Court refused, on the grounds that it did not raise an arguable point of law. This means that the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 22

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim
    Akhtar v Boland [2014] EWCA Civ 943 Just a quick note on this one, after a conversation with a colleague reminded me I hadn’t written it up. The details of the case need not detain us, it was a PI case which had been allocated to the…
Rank this Week: 500

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Does The EPA Have A Thing Against Building Energy Codes?

    Does The EPA Have A Thing Against Building Energy Codes?
    What if there was a technology that had a 20 year track record of saving 4.8 quads of energy and 41 million tons of carbon, while saving consumers more than $44 billion over the past 20 years, and was anticipated to save consumers up to…
  • Jul 22

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi
    It seems like an odd “butterfly effect”—a plane shot down over Ukraine could boost energy efficiency?  But it is not as far-fetched as it seems.  “Fuel switching”—changing power plants over to…
  • Jul 18

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB
    I have received a lot of requests for me to re-activate GBLB, which I am excited to do as part of my new venture, Calliope Communications.   After 14 years in the corporate world, I founded Calliope to focus my work on research, policy…
Rank this Week: 574

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/
  • Jul 25

    Pennsylvania Takes A Different Path On Local Control Of Fracking

    Pennsylvania Takes A Different Path On Local Control Of Fracking
    A recent Commonwealth Court ruling held that the Public Utility Commission does not have the authority to review local zoning ordinances. This is contrary to the constitutional and statutory framework in most jurisdictions. Most jurisdictions…
  • Jul 24

    The Use Of Eminent Domain By Universitie

    The Use Of Eminent Domain By Universitie
    The Northeastern Illinois University expansion will occur at universities throughout the country. Urban universities feel the need for expanded residential development in order to maintain the status and respect for their universities.…
  • Jul 23

    The Missoula PR Blitz Continue

    The Missoula PR Blitz Continue
    In the most recent article of the missoulian.com, another attack is waged on the allegedly rich and greedy Carlyle Company. Realistically, water rates are increasing without regard to who owns these facilities. The national Clean Water Act…
Rank this Week: 576

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jul 11

    Where do governance policies come from?

    Where do governance policies come from?
    I recently prepared a package of the nine mandatory policies for a community association. The board of that association read the policies very carefully and sent back a number of questions, asking why I had drafted various provisions the way…
  • Jul 7

    Manager Class on Board Meetings Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th

    Manager Class on Board Meetings Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th
    The community association manager class presented by Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, which was originally scheduled for this Wednesday (July 9th), has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th at…
  • Jun 30

    Don't Miss Out - Sign Up Today!

    Don't Miss Out - Sign Up Today!
    Have you signed up for our free manager classes on Colorado law yet? As previously blogged by Lindsay Smith, Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is offering free lunchtime teleconference classes for community association managers…
Rank this Week: 546

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    What can you do if your tenant has gone to prison?

    What can you do if your tenant has gone to prison?
    Here is a question to the blog clinic from Diana who is a landlord: I just found out that my tenant had gone to prison for possible rape and drugs problem. And the other problem is that he already owes me 2 months rent. How can I get rid of…
  • Jul 26

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July
    All the Landlord Law posts from the past week with some extra reading for you too
  • Jul 25

    Spencer v. Taylor is now section 21 law. But what does that mean?

    Spencer v. Taylor is now section 21 law. But what does that mean?
    Spencer v. Taylor from the Court of Appeal is now the go to case on the interpretation of the section 21. But what does it mean and do we still need to have a saving clause in our notices?
Rank this Week: 631

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie
    Do you find yourself laden with debt? Have you been tempted to contact a debt-settlement company that promises to reduce your debt by negotiating with your creditors? A new report issued by the Center for Responsible Lending indicates that…
  • Jul 15

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!
    Do you remember when a federal jury decided that Bank of America was guilty of selling subprime mortgages and ordered the bank to pay $863 million in damages? In that case, the US Justice Department argued that Countrywide, which Bank of…
  • Jul 8

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice
    Are one or more debt collectors hounding you? Have you been tempted to authorize payment of your debt over the phone? In a recent case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined that a Houston debt collection company - RTB Enterprises,…
Rank this Week: 640

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: 602

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
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
  • Jun 14

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case
    Often times in Personal Injury cases, the injury itself becomes an issue.  Not all injuries are sufficiently damaging to be considered “serious” under New York Insurance Law, section 5102(d).   The facts of each…
Rank this Week: 700

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: 675

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Judgment for Anglican Diocese

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Judgment for Anglican Diocese
    On July 24, 2014 the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District filed its opinion in the appeal taken by the Episcopal Church (USA) from a judgment entered against it by the Hon. Thomas J. Ortbal in September 2013. The three justices on…
  • Jul 22

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?
    Why are ECUSA and its attorneys so incapable of following the rules? Could it be that the lawlessness of 815, as aided and abetted by its attorneys, has now infected ECUSA's ability to present a civil case under the rules of court in South…
  • Jul 17

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case
    Yesterday, July 15, was the seventh day of the ongoing trial involving Bishop Lawrence's Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and thirty-four of its parishes, as plaintiffs, seeking to quiet the title to their real and personal property…
Rank this Week: 791

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    On Nancy Grace, Pat McDonough Offers Expert Analysis for Recent Child Hot Car Death Case

    On Nancy Grace, Pat McDonough Offers Expert Analysis for Recent Child Hot Car Death Case
    View Video Both shocking and concerning, the recent incidents of children dying after being left unattended in vehicles is a topic near and dear to many Americans. Tuesday July 15th, Patrick McDonough was asked to join the Nancy Grace Show as…
  • Jun 11

    Congratulations to Matt Smith for Inclusion in the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2015!

    Congratulations to Matt Smith for Inclusion in the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2015!
    Congratulations to Matt Smith for being chosen to be part of the 30th Class of Leadership Gwinnett! Matt will soon join the number of attorneys at ATC that have graduated from the Leadership Gwinnett program over the years, with the skills to…
  • May 6

    United Way 2014 Campaign Progre

    United Way 2014 Campaign Progre
    ATC’s 2014 United Way inititave continues!  We want to thank everyone who has contributed – whether with products, shoeboxes, decorations or online donations – to make this year’s drive another success…
Rank this Week: 801

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case
    In the International Energy Outlook 2013 Reference case, world energy consumption increases by 56 percent over the next 30 years. This increase is fueled by strong economic growth predictions and expanding population in developing countries.…
  • Jun 24

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use
    In eminent cases, we apply legal rules and valuation concepts to calculate a property owner’s damages (or “just compensation”). These legal rules must be construed and applied according to statutes and case law. Incorrect…
  • Jun 12

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project
    Congress has approved plans for a massive $1.8 billion flood control project with the purpose of protecting homes and businesses in and around the growing Fargo and Moorhead area from the Red River’s frequent floods. Congress has…
Rank this Week: 790

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/
Rank this Week: 767

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 904

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: 905

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

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

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Elkhart’s Lusher Street Superfund Site Requires Aditional Remedial Action

    Elkhart’s Lusher Street Superfund Site Requires Aditional Remedial Action
    The Elkhart Truth reports that the EPA has determined that about 70 properties on the city’s near-west side should be connected to city water because of groundwater contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency is also…
  • Apr 26

    IDEM’s Tom Easterly Says the Obama Climate Change Plan is Bad for Indiana

    IDEM’s Tom Easterly Says the Obama Climate Change Plan is Bad for Indiana
    The Northwest Indiana Times reports that IDEM’s Tom Easterly believes that the Obama Administration climate change plan is bad for Indiana. An interesting position from the official charged with enforcement of Indiana’s…
  • Apr 25

    Seventh Circuit Finds that Title Company Complied with Escrow Instruction

    Seventh Circuit Finds that Title Company Complied with Escrow Instruction
    From the Seventh Circuit we have Edelman vs. Belco Title & Escrow, finding that a title company complied with its escrow instructions and had no liability to an investor in the real estate project.   Plaintiffs invested $3…
Rank this Week: 943

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: 910

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/
  • Jul 28

    Due Diligence Review: A Critical Step When Buying Real Property

    Due Diligence Review: A Critical Step When Buying Real Property
    It astonishes me how many buyers will buy real property without conducting a thorough review of the property before closing. Most buyers will ensure a title search is ordered and buy title insurance. If a recent survey or phase I…
  • Jul 20

    Divide and Conquer: How Repair Regs Impact Your Property

    Divide and Conquer: How Repair Regs Impact Your Property
    Reprinted/posted with permission of Cohen & Company, Ltd. Original copyright “Taxonomics”, Spring, 2014Just when you think you’ve figured out the rules of the game… The IRS has adopted new regulations for business…
  • Jul 14

    Owning Real Property as Tenants in Common

    Owning Real Property as Tenants in Common
    Owners of commercial property have increasing found benefit in owning their separate interests in the property as “tenants in common.”  Typically, if two or more parties wanted to jointly own a commercial property, the…
Rank this Week: 1136

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Jul 27

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted

    Innocent Washington Tenants get Blacklisted
    Ignacio and Norma had a valid lease and did nothing to warrant eviction. They renewed their lease for an additional year. One month later a new landlord bought the apartment building. The new landlord asked them to sign a new month-to-month…
  • Jun 5

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated

    Seattle Landlord-Tenant Packet Updated
    Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet…
  • Apr 26

    Which Lease Covenants Run With the Land?

    Which Lease Covenants Run With the Land?
    Niko’s Gourmet Inc. rented commercial space from Pacific Security Financial Inc. The owners of Niko’s Gourmet Inc. personally guaranteed the lease obligations. Pacific Security Financial Inc. sold the building to Peyton Building,…
Rank this Week: 1165

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

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

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
  • Jul 23

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
    I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the…
  • Jul 23

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.

    I’m Baaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk! Thanks.
    I know its been a long time since I posted. I was on a 5 week National Parks road trip with my two kids, two “in-law” spouses and 5 grandchildren – 2 vans – 5 weeks, over 5000 miles.  Yellowstone, Grand Tetons,…
Rank this Week: 1085

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1058

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1069

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/
  • Jul 15

    Miami Real Estate Industry Willfully Blind to Sea Level Rise

    Miami Real Estate Industry Willfully Blind to Sea Level Rise
    It takes a writer from a British newspaper to point up the absurdity of human behavior in Miami, where despite obviously rising sea levels, “The local population is steadily increasing; land prices continue to surge; and building is…
  • Jul 9

    Rent vs. Buy Analysis Now a 50-50 Proposition, Nationwide

    Rent vs. Buy Analysis Now a 50-50 Proposition, Nationwide
    Rent or buy, rent or buy? Good reasons always exist to do either. Renting offers flexibility, protection from getting in over your head financially and being foreclosed on, yet limited freedom within one’s space; buying offers a…
  • Jun 30

    Why Non-Parent Homebuyers Should Care About School Quality

    Why Non-Parent Homebuyers Should Care About School Quality
    Who’s thinking about school in the middle of summer, right? Well, I went to a neighborhood party yesterday, which was heavily attended by parents of toddlers, and the primary topic of conversation was where they were going to send the…
Rank this Week: 1088

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
  • Jun 22

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup
    The first half of 2014 brought a bumper crop of condo-related court and tribunal cases from across Canada.   The race for the top 10 cases of the year is heating up! ONSC nixes unit owner’s case vs condo & bd over…
  • May 19

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection
    Some of the most uncomfortable conversations that condo directors, managers and lawyers have with unit owners take place when owners cannot afford the monthly common expenses for their unit. While it is natural to show compassion to someone…
Rank this Week: 1063

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 7

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner

    Architects owe a Duty of Care to Future Homeowner
    In Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (No. S208173), the California Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of architects who are the primary designers of a residential building, typically a…
  • Mar 7

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement

    9th Circuit Confirms that False Advertising is Distinct from Trademark Infringement
    In Wells Fargo Company USA v. v. ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. (No. 13–15625) the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found an abuse of discretion when a U.S. District Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.…
  • Jan 30

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change

    Smoke Detector Compliance Law Change
    Commencing July 1, 2014 under SB-745, all smoke alarms including combination smoke alarms, that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10…
Rank this Week: 995

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 23

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material
    We had a great turn out at our Lifetime of a Condo Seminar/Webcast! Our panel of speakers investigated issues met by board members and property managers during a condo’s lifetime, and gave practical advice and solutions for every stage.…
  • Jul 17

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
Rank this Week: 1189

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Jul 19

    Motions in Limine May be Used in Eminent Domain Proceedings to Determine Party's Interest in Property

    Motions in Limine May be Used in Eminent Domain Proceedings to Determine Party's Interest in Property
    "Motions in limine" are motions made shortly before trial, and they're typically filed in an attempt to limit the introduction of evidence to the jury.  They are a powerful tool in eminent domain proceedings, and can be used to limit an…
  • Jul 19

    Time Limit to Transfer Base Year Property Tax Value Expanded for Eminent Domain Taking

    Time Limit to Transfer Base Year Property Tax Value Expanded for Eminent Domain Taking
    Californians who have owned their properties for years understand the benefits of Proposition 13: their property taxes are based upon the property's purchase price (with only small allowable annual increases), as opposed to the property's…
  • Jul 18

    Missoula, MT and Apple Valley, CA Team Up for Water Fight

    Missoula, MT and Apple Valley, CA Team Up for Water Fight
    In what might appear as a strange pairing, the city of Missoula, Montana and Apple Valley, California are collaborating on how to take back their local water systems.  As reported by the Missoulian, the water systems for both cities are…
Rank this Week: 1297

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/
  • Jul 14

    TLG Expansion: New Greater Los Angeles Area Office!

    TLG Expansion: New Greater Los Angeles Area Office!
    The Tinnelly Law Group is proud to announce the opening of its newest office location in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The opening of the L.A. office is in response to our rapidly expanding Greater Los Angeles Area client portfolio.…
  • Jul 9

    HOA Restrictions on Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs)

    HOA Restrictions on Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs)
    The popularity of electronic cigarettes ("E-Cigs") has increased in recent years. In light of unknown health risks, many state and local governments are passing laws restricting the sale and use of E-Cigs. Homeowners Associations ("HOAs")…
  • Jul 3

    New Client: New Chase Homeowners Association

    New Client: New Chase Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that New Chase Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. New Chase HOA is a private gated community near Mile Square Park and the Santa Ana River Trail in Fountain…
Rank this Week: 1354

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Jul 8

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking
    New York’s highest court dealt a blow to the hydrofracking industry on June 30 when it upheld, in a consolidated opinion in Matter of Wallach v. Town of Dryden and Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield, the authority of…
  • Jun 25

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has more formally confirmed the scope of the responsibility to address historic pesticide use on commercial and industrial properties: namely that a party need not remediate historic…
  • Jun 23

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS
    In the waning hours of this year's legislative session, the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed identical bills extending the sunset date for tax credits under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program from December 31, 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 1204

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/
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
Rank this Week: 1395

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo
    by Michael H. WassermanThe spring 3.5% closing cost credit incentive offered on newly listed Fannie Mae “HomePath” properties has been extended for one more month. Introduced back in February, the original program applied to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan
    The mortgage industry is poised to start making sub-prime mortgage loans again. CNN Money reports that several smaller lenders are now offering loan products to borrowers with credit scores of 640 and lower. Last month, Wells announced it…
  • Mar 9

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?
    by Michael H. WassermanApparently, we have learned nothing over the last 8 years. Folks are actually starting to tout no and low down payment loans again. Worse yet, many consumers seem ready to follow their suggestions.Back before the bubble…
Rank this Week: 1401

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

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

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1183