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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: 5

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 2

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law
    Wei Wen (University of New England) has posted How American Common Law Doctrines May Inform Mainland China to Achieve Certainty in Land Sale Contracts (Asian-Pacific Law & Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This paper explores one of…
  • Apr 28

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise
    (Source: TRACReport) The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), housed at Syracuse University, is a super helpful organization that I've used for a number of years now. The group issues TracReports that provide free monthly…
  • Apr 24

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract
    Chris Odinet (Southern) has posted The Unfinished Business of Dodd-Frank: Reforming the Mortgage Contract (SMU Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The standard residential mortgage contract is due for a reappraisal. The goals of…
Rank this Week: 136

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: 306

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 4

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 6, No one dares to say ‘simple’

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 6, No one dares to say ‘simple’
     [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   By: David A. Smith   With five parts done in this punctilious examination of Greece’s anything-but-punctilious land…
  • May 3

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 5, Make their livings through constant haggling

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 5, Make their livings through constant haggling
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By: David A. Smith   Four parts into this meticulous exploration of the challenges of establishing land ownership in Greece, using articles…
  • May 2

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 4, A union of illegal house owner

    Dissecting the cadaster: Part 4, A union of illegal house owner
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s Part 3 of this saga, taking as its embarkation point an article from Reuters (18 October 2015) supplemented by a…
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • 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,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 358

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: 418

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 4

    Tis aw a muddle – costs edition

    Tis aw a muddle – costs edition
    Morales v Enver (2016) QBD (Irwin J) 28/04/2016 (Not on Bailli – note of judgment on Lawtel) Another case to file under ‘things not to do’. Mr M had brought injunction for re-entry proceedings against a landlord…
  • May 4

    The mystery of the Minister’s many bit

    The mystery of the Minister’s many bit
    There might be much to mock and/or weep at in the Housing and Planning Bill, but this afternoon reached a degree of the surreal, as the Bill returned to the House of Lords following the Govt vote in the Commons to reject all the Lords…
  • Apr 27

    Not thinking things through – miscellany

    Not thinking things through – miscellany
    Assorted bits on the theme of acting hastily and not thinking things through… Exhibit 1. The Housing and Planning Bill. This evening, it completed third reading in the House of Lords and heads back to the Commons. While there will no…
Rank this Week: 492

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/
Rank this Week: 501

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: 468

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 536

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: 607

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 3

    Ontario Government Independent Review of Tarion Warranty Corporation – Public and Industry Consultations in Progre

    Ontario Government Independent Review of Tarion Warranty Corporation – Public and Industry Consultations in Progre
    As we noted in a prior blog post, the Ontario Government has appointed the Honourable Douglas Cunningham to conduct an independent review of the Tarion Warranty Corporation and the New Home Warranties Plan Act. Public and industry…
  • Apr 29

    Airbnbs in Condo

    Airbnbs in Condo
    Learn all about how to deal with Airbnbs in your Condo.  The Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) is presenting a seminar on this hot topic on June 22, 2016.   Jason Rivait will offer his tips for board…
  • Apr 19

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada
      In a prior blog post we reported on data released by Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp. (“CMHC”) that indicated that foreign ownership of condominium units in Canada was not as high as had been frequently speculated. In a…
Rank this Week: 726

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

    Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
    You have obtained a Judgment, but how do you collect? The post Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Apr 22

    Residential Mortgage Fraud

    Residential Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud, what you need to know. The post Residential Mortgage Fraud appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Apr 15

    Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust?

    Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust?
    Is a Will or a Trust better for me? The post Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 769

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 771

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: 641

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 720

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: 773

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: 782

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 793

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 689

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 4

    Reasonable accommodation and the FHA – ignorance is not bli

    Reasonable accommodation and the FHA – ignorance is not bli
    Ignorance of the law is never a good idea. In a May 2, 2016 decision from the First Circuit it became clear that ignorance can be expensive. Castillo Condo. Ass’n v. U.S. Dep’t of Hous. & Urban Dev., 2016 WL 1732499…
  • May 2

    Education v. Litigation – HUD would rather fight than teach.

    Education v. Litigation – HUD would rather fight than teach.
    Today’s press release concerning HUD’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (“FHIP”) says all you need to know about HUD’s approach to eliminating housing discrimination. Out of more than $37 million dollars made…
  • Apr 25

    ADA and the Internet – Guilty until proven innocent, and you don’t get to prove you are innocent.

    ADA and the Internet – Guilty until proven innocent, and you don’t get to prove you are innocent.
    In a decision issued on April 20, Judge Arthur Schwab of the Western District of Pennsylvania makes it clear that every potential defendant who was sent one of the Carlson Lynch firm’s ADA Internet demand letters will end up in his…
Rank this Week: 1311

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: 1480

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: 1234

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • May 3

    Landlords Cannot Refuse to Rent to Criminals, Says Obama HUD

    Landlords Cannot Refuse to Rent to Criminals, Says Obama HUD
    Widespread Racial Disparities In Criminal Justice System Justifies New Policy Last week the Obama administration released new controversial Fair Housing guidelines telling the nation’s landlords that it may be discriminatory for…
  • Apr 28

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule

    Landlord’s Failure To Pay $3.26 Security Deposit Interest Stops Eviction, SJC Rule
    Landlords Cry Foul Over Ruling In a ruling which reaffirms Massachusetts’ place as one of the most landlord-unfriendly jurisdictions in the country, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that a landlord’s minor security…
  • Apr 5

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction

    Housing Court Expansion Plan Gains Political Traction
    Gov. Baker Earmarks $1M for Expansion The Housing Court expansion plan to have statewide coverage has been gaining political momentum, but whether the plan will receive the long-term funding it needs to make it a reality remains a question…
Rank this Week: 1581

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

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

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1162

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
  • Apr 27

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case
    Montana’s Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that will determine the future of Missoula’s water utility. The City of Missoula is trying to take ownership of that city’s water utility – Mountain Water…
Rank this Week: 1102

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

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

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce
    You’ve been married around 25 years. Your children have become more self-sufficient or they’re gone. You shifted your attention back to your spouse, which led to a realization: you are really not happy in your marriage. Share:…
  • Apr 19

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
      Real Property – Retaliation Actions and Attorneys’ Fees Felicia Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol, LLC, No. 29, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Feb.  22, 2016). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2016/29a15.pdfShare:…
  • Mar 17

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?
    On February 26, 2016, a coworker shot seventeen employees at a Kansas factory, three of whom were killed. While this was a high profile active shooting, unfortunately, it is not the only such workplace shooting.  As investigators piece…
Rank this Week: 938

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?

    Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? SpongeBob Trademark Infringer?
    If you’re a fan of Nickelodoen’s popular cartoon series SpongeBob Squarepants, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised if Plankton, the nemesis of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, tried to use some ruse or another to make…
  • Apr 28

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union

    How Powerful are Registered Trademarks? Just ask the New Zealand Rugby Union
    Trademarks can be powerful. If you don’t agree, just think of brands like Nike, McDonald’s and Mercedes-Benz that rely on their trademarks to define their reputations in the marketplace and to drive consumers to buy their…
  • Apr 28

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen

    Where’s the Beef? It’s in The Kitchen
    Believe it or not, even the rich and famous get embroiled in trademark disputes. In this instance, those two are Kimbal Musk, restaurateur and lesser known brother of Elon Musk (the co-founder of PayPal)  and Wolfgang Puck, the…
Rank this Week: 1246

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 25

    The Business Judgment Rule

    The Business Judgment Rule
    Board members often ask us, “What is the standard of conduct for the board of a common interest community?”  The standard of conduct is known as the Business Judgment Rule.  According to this rule of law, actions taken…
  • Apr 21

    Come Visit Us at the Spring Showcase!

    Come Visit Us at the Spring Showcase!
    It's time for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI's Spring Showcase!  In honor of the Kentucky Derby, the theme this year is Race to Success.  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne will be exhibiting and we hope you will stop…
Rank this Week: 1552

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: 1069

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud
    Firm partner Roberto C. Blanch, who has written extensively about community association fraud in this blog and recently authored an article on the topic for the op-ed page of the Miami Herald, appeared on Spanish-language television network…
  • Apr 18

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten
    An article in the Miami Herald that appeared on Saturday, April 16, reported that more than 250 South Florida condo residents teamed up to march against condo fraud last week.  The protestors, who marched on the streets of Doral,…
  • Apr 7

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”
    The firm’s Gary M. Mars authored an article that appeared in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  Gary’s article, which was titled…
Rank this Week: 1231

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/
  • Apr 15

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board
    April 13, 2016 was International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny, better known as the “International Day of Pink.” A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision demonstrates that…
  • Apr 13

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out
    As if there was any doubt, Canada Revenue Agency has been closely watching condominium corporations and other non-profit entities to see how much money is potentially escaping taxation. This undertaking has a big name and big acronym:…
  • Mar 5

    Employers tasked with addressing sexual violence and harassment

    Employers tasked with addressing sexual violence and harassment
    The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015.  This bill follows the government’s March 2015…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
  • Apr 6

    New Client: Mallorca Condominium Association

    New Client: Mallorca Condominium Association
    We are proud to announce that Mallorca Condominium Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Mallorca is an exclusive private guard gated community located in the city of Mission…
  • Mar 30

    Sober Living Homes in your HOA?

    Sober Living Homes in your HOA?
    *Asked & Answered Asked – We have seen several sober living homes surface within our community. What can our HOA do to prohibit these facilities? Aren’t they businesses which violate the commercial use restrictions in our…
  • Mar 21

    New Client: The Orchards Condominium Association

    New Client: The Orchards Condominium Association
    We are proud to announce that The Orchards Condominium Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Upland, The Orchards presents two brand new neighborhoods by William Lyon…
Rank this Week: 1648

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Apr 5

    2016 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2016 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, Brian Russell and Dan Cucchi Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2016 1st Quarter CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.…
  • Apr 1

    State Of California To Redirect Infrastructure Dollars To Areas Free From Climate Change Risk.

    State Of California To Redirect Infrastructure Dollars To Areas Free From Climate Change Risk.
    By William W. Abbott Citing the need for planning for the long term, Assemblyman Elwood Mead unveiled his new legislation promoting the planning and development of new urban centers in California, planned and financially underwritten by the…
  • Mar 16

    Community Character Is Not Within The Scope Of Required CEQA Analysi

    Community Character Is Not Within The Scope Of Required CEQA Analysi
    Preserve Poway v. City of Poway (March 9, 2016, D066635) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. By William W. Abbott It is no surprise that people dislike change. California’s near constant state of evolvement is fertile ground for localized conflict…
Rank this Week: 1463

Spain From My (Legal) Point of…

Spain From My (Legal) Point of View

By Patricia Morales Sevillano.

http://pmsabogada.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    ¿Tienes alarma en casa? Echa un ojo a estos consejos.

    ¿Tienes alarma en casa? Echa un ojo a estos consejos.
    Imagina que contratas una alarma. Todos sabemos para qué sirve un sistema de alarma: es nuestro interés evitar intrusiones en nuestra vivienda o negocio. Imagina que un par de meses después de contratar e instalar el sistema de alarma,…
  • Feb 6

    Comprar una casa: deporte de riesgo.

    Comprar una casa: deporte de riesgo.
    Hablaba hace poco por teléfono con una inmobiliaria. Una señora contactó conmigo el mes pasado, había firmado un contrato privado de compraventa a promotor, con intermediación de la inmobiliaria, y quería que le ayudara a aclarar…
  • Nov 17

    Participación del ciudadano en el urbanismo.

    Participación del ciudadano en el urbanismo.
    En su exposición de motivos, entre los objetivos de la Ley de Ordenación Urbanística de Andalucía, el séptimo apuesta por los principios de participación pública, transparencia, publicidad y concurrencia, en cuanto a las decisiones de…
Rank this Week: 1168

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

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

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

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

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 939

Lord of the Lease

Lord of the Lease

Law, news & trends in the California commercial leasing market. By Janis Hui.

http://lordofthelease.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    I'm very excited to announce that I'll…

    I'm very excited to announce that I'll be speaking and moderating a lively Q&A panel discussion next weekend at IABA's national conference put on in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Law. Our panel…
  • Aug 3

    Commercial Landlords: Check Lease Before Entering Property

    Commercial Landlords: Check Lease Before Entering Property
    The most popular blog post since I started Lord of the Lease four years ago is (drum roll please)... "When Can a Commercial Landlord Enter Property?" The views keep coming.  I recently got a call about this exact issue and…
  • Jul 21

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE

    Trust In the Anonymous World of Foreign Bitcoin Crowdfunding #CRE
    I've noticed a few recurring CRE (commercial real estate) financing themes on my Feedly app: Surge in foreign investment Increase in crowd funding platforms Interest in Bitcoin-financed transactions As a result, I've been…
Rank this Week: 1432

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  As of July 1, 2015 the most…
  • May 21

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association
    ‘ As a community association attorney, I see many contracts come across my desk for review.  What concerns me are the number of contracts that do not.  You aren’t dealing with Vito Corleone and an irrefusable offer!…
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
Rank this Week: 1326

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: 1194

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of landlord-tenant law and comments on various court decisions within the areas of real estate and property law. By Tristan Pettit.

http://petriestocking.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015

    AASEW’s 11th Landlord Boot Camp will be held on February 21, 2015
    I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season.  Now that the holidays are behind us it is time to get back to work : )  Toward that end, the AASEW has announced the details of its 11th Landlord Boot Camp. Landlording can be pretty…
  • Jan 12

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court

    GUEST POST: An Important Eviction Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court
    An important eviction case heard by the WI Supreme Court Attorney Heiner Giese on behalf of the Apartment Association filed an Amicus brief with the WI Supreme Court supporting the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority in their case against…
  • Nov 3

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant

    Screening Prospective Tenants Is a Must — That Includes Commercial Tenant
    Those of you that have attended my seminars or read prior blog posts of mine are well aware that in my opinion screening prospective tenants is the single most important part of landlording. These sentiments apply to commercial tenants as…
Rank this Week: 1202

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 1348

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: 1448

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 899

utahcondolaw

utahcondolaw

Covers the development, governance and management of community associations, including condominiums, homeowners' associations and mixed use projects. By Lincoln W. Hobbs.

http://utahcondolaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    We're Moving

    We're Moving
    Over the next little while, I intend to relocate the hosting of this blog to wordpress -- it will allow more options and features in posting, and I think I can make it look a bit better.  So, if you want to keep up, you might want to change…
  • Mar 26

    Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws -- National and Local Presentation

    Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws -- National and Local Presentation
    The National Business Institute has asked me to present a national teleconference on the subject of amending community association (HOAs, Homeowner Associations, Home Owner Associations, condominiums, PUDs, Planned Unit Developments --…
  • Mar 25

    The Essentials of Community Management

    The Essentials of Community Management
    Last weekend, The Utah Chapter of the Community Associations Institute sponsored its "Essentials of Community Management" course. Several active members of the industry taught about the fundamentals of homeowner association and condominium…
Rank this Week: 1255