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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: 1519

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/
  • Feb 6

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy
    The “Shared Economy”— where economic and social activity occurs directly between individuals with the help of an online format— is reshaping our national economy. Today we can easily monetize everyday assets, including…
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document
    The Virginia Supreme Court’s opinion in Tvardek, et al v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc. highlights how critical it is to not only amend your HOA documents in compliance with the law and your existing documents, but…
  • May 25

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
Rank this Week: 1560

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Aug 17

    Leasehold is Changing - Is this Reflected in your Report on Title?

    Leasehold is Changing - Is this Reflected in your Report on Title?
    Leasehold reform is on the way. Many lenders have already been proactive in making changes for some months now to their P2 Handbook requirements.Is it now time to be making changes to your Report on Title in light of new lender instructions…
  • Jul 23

    No Smiles for Conveyancers if Cheshire is Right

    No Smiles for Conveyancers if Cheshire is Right
    Are we about to see a significant dip in house prices in London in the near future?Bloomberg News recently asked seven market commentators to predict what they see happening next in London’s 1.6 trillion-pound housing market.Paul…
  • Jun 30

    CML Lenders’ Handbook to be Renamed on 1st July

    CML Lenders’ Handbook to be Renamed on 1st July
    From 1 July 2017, the finance and banking industry operating in the UK will be represented by a new trade association, UK Finance.It will represent around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services.The…
Rank this Week: 1634

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: 1663

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityEU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready? (JD Supra) Advances in mobile location services and what it means for privacy (Research Gate) Court Confirms…
  • Mar 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityGeolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress (JD Supra)Australia Introdces Mandatory Data…
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
Rank this Week: 1696

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home
    There are a couple of things ALL home owners should know about their abodes. The wonderful Art of Manliness blog hits this point very well in a recent post identifying spots in the home that every owner should be familiar with for safety and…
  • Nov 11

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day
    by Michael H. WassermanI am happy to announce my affiliation with Heroes Home Advantage, a real estate program designed to reward military veterans and those serving our country on active duty, with fire or police departments, teachers and as…
  • Nov 2

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer
    by Michael H. WassermanHome buyers on the hunt for information about a prospective new home have a new arrow in their quiver - DiedinHouse.com. This web site provides a service just exactly as its name suggests. Customers willing to pay a…
Rank this Week: 1703

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1714

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

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

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?

    Can Landlords Reject Prospective Tenants With Criminal Histories?
    Seattle politicians are considering legislation to limit the ability of landlords to reject potential tenants due to their criminal records.  Under the proposed new law, landlords would be prohibited from posting ads barring people with…
  • Jun 26

    Collection Options for Community Association

    Collection Options for Community Association
    Assessments are the lifeblood of community associations.  If owners fail to pay their assessments, then associations can not perform their duties.  Once reminder notices have proven ineffective, associations should consider taking…
  • May 29

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area

    Washington Court of Appeals Reverses Trial Court's Partition of Common Area
    The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished opinion last month that partition of a common area created by the deeds of four adjacent properties was not a remedy available to the trial court when the property owners could not agree…
Rank this Week: 1717

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 1731

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1765

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog is dedicated to informing the general public, as well as attorneys and real estate professionals, about current condemnation and redevelopment procedures and their impact on private property. Published by William J. Ward of Carlin Ward.

http://www.njeminentdomain.com/
  • Jun 10

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage

    Eminent Domain and the Underwater Mortgage
    A number of cities in New Jersey, including Irvington and Newark, are considering using the power of eminent domain to aid homeowners whose mortgages are underwater. A mortgage is underwater when its unpaid balance is greater than the…
  • Jan 14

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?

    If this isn't inverse condemnation, what is?
    In 100 Paterson Realty LLC v. Hoboken, the Appellate Division addressed the standard for determining whether an inverse condemnation has taken place: whether the threat of condemnation has had such a substantial effect as to destroy all…
  • Oct 24

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain

    NJ beachfront owners hold out for eminent domain
    One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2013, demands by public officials for the voluntary surrender of property are strident. Local mayors and the governor seek the conveyance of beachfront easements…
Rank this Week: 1784

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Aug 20

    Circumventing Lease Transfer (Assignment – Subletting) Restrictions And Other Ploys (Part 3)

    Circumventing Lease Transfer (Assignment – Subletting) Restrictions And Other Ploys (Part 3)
    PrintToday’s blog posting may not make sense to those who haven’t read our previous two postings. In the first part of this three part series, we presented some basic assignment and subletting concepts, legal and practical. That…
  • Aug 13

    Pro Tanto Assignments And Other Problems We’ve Seen (Part 2)

    Pro Tanto Assignments And Other Problems We’ve Seen (Part 2)
    PrintWho isn’t in favor of tantos? Last week (click HERE to see), we ended the Ruminations blog posting with a promise to explain an “assignment pro tanto.” We’ll start with what “tanto” isn’t. In the…
  • Aug 6

    How Can We Get Out Of Here In One Piece? (Part 1)

    How Can We Get Out Of Here In One Piece? (Part 1)
    PrintVacation time and the living is easy. Ruminations has a big backlist of material and sometimes we cheat by reaching into it and putting an edited, usually lightly edited, version of “stuff from the vault” in the form of a…
Rank this Week: 1816

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 16

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?
    As of January 1st of 2017, it has been reported that the total value of real property in Lee County increased for the fifth consecutive year to $105.6 billion (nearly 9% higher than 2016 values). With this year’s Truth in Millage…
  • Jul 28

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right
    What do they have in common? Nothing…except that when I was getting a new set of tires put on my car, I had time to read Murr v. Wisconsin, the recent U.S. Supreme Court 40-page decision in a property rights case involving a regulatory…
  • Jul 26

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word
    It’s an old saying, but it’s true in life and in court, as illustrated in a recent takings decision, Town of Ponce Inlet v. Pacetta, LLC, et al. The Town appealed “a multi-million-dollar” judgment on an inverse…
Rank this Week: 1834

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: 1837

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
  • Aug 16

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence
    Juries usually base their verdicts on a small number of crucial points. But lawyers tend to offer as much evidence as possible, believing this will make their case more convincing or fearing they’ll leave something out. Finding the fine…
  • Aug 14

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach
    When the marriage is over, former spouses usually want their property to go somewhere else when they die. At least the revocation-on-divorce statute assumes this is so and renders transfers made to the other spouse null and void. The statute…
Rank this Week: 1863

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/
  • Mar 15

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.
    Planning for your own death is more than writing a will and instructions on how you want doctors to treat you. You should take steps to provide information to your family and heirs to make administration of your estateeasier. Anticipating…
  • Feb 25

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation
    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiations.1From the time that I started practicing law others have told me do act in a particular way or do things differently using the argument “that's how everybody else does it.” In…
  • Feb 20

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection
    I recently negotiated a separation agreement in a divorce in which the opposing attorney insisted on inserting a clause that on its face prevented the parties from receiving the benefit of bankruptcy laws if one of them filed a bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 1914

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • Aug 18

    It's That Time of Year Again…

    It's That Time of Year Again…
    As the leaves begin to change and the temperature begins to drop, that can only mean one thing… Fantasy Football is back! Ok, perhaps not the answer you were expecting. It is estimated that more than 59 million people will participate…
  • Aug 3

    Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer
    With the mercury hitting record highs this week, I look out my office window and dream of jumping into a nice cool pool. As a community association attorney, my brain automatically shifts from recreation to work mode. I recently helped a…
  • Jul 20

    Unlike Riding a Bike

    Unlike Riding a Bike
    Recently, I bought new mountain bike, after not owning a bike for years. When the bike arrived, I unpacked it, put it together, bolted on the wheels and handlebars, hopped on and just rode off. People often say you never forget how to ride…
Rank this Week: 1931

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

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

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

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

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

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

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 1991

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

http://www.businesslawalert.com/
  • Jan 9

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 2001

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

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

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

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

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

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

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 2014

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law
    The new Florida law that establishes criminal penalties for association fraudsters should help many associations to contend with suspicious and irregular activities by unscrupulous board members. Association boards of directors control the…
  • Aug 1

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure
    After several years of failed attempts, the estoppel bill has become law in Florida and mandates major changes to the way community associations in the state prepare estoppel letters (also called estoppel certificates), which are legal…
  • Jul 19

    Community Association 2017 Legislative Guide

    Community Association 2017 Legislative Guide
    If you don’t have a PDF plugin for this browser you can Click here to download the PDF. 
Rank this Week: 2040

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)
    All airlines and AOC holders, registered in Bulgaria benefit of the country’s EU membership and all connected Single Sky and Open Skies agreements. Country’s location is quite beneficial as it is almost in the middle on the…
  • Feb 25

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open
    Bulgarian Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for keeping the aircraft register of Bulgaria i.e. records of all aircraft registrations, aircraft ownership rights, dry or wet lease contracts records. Bulgarian aircraft register is not very…
  • Jul 15

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria
    If an aircraft engine fails, the airline can make a temporary engine replacement until the rightful owner (lessor) allows permanent engine replacement. Sometimes in case of financial problems the aircraft is seized by creditor or the…
Rank this Week: 2039

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Did a Texas Deed Convey a Mineral Interest or a Royalty Interest?

    Did a Texas Deed Convey a Mineral Interest or a Royalty Interest?
    When you ask a Texas oil and gas or real estate attorney to draft a deed for you, one of the first things they will ask you is just what do you want to convey: the surface, the water rights, the mineral interest, only royalties from the…
  • Aug 11

    Omitted Legal Descriptions in Sale of Oil and Gas Lease

    Omitted Legal Descriptions in Sale of Oil and Gas Lease
    In a case that is probably a recurring nightmare for oil and gas attorneys, the Texas Court of Appeals recently addressed the question of what constitutes a material change to a written agreement involving the purchase of oil and gas leases…
  • Aug 3

    What Do Netflix, Amazon and Oil & Gas Have in Common?

    What Do Netflix, Amazon and Oil & Gas Have in Common?
    The Deep Carbon Observatory at the Carnegie Institution for Science is using “Big Data” to locate deposits of minerals, using techniques similar to those used by Amazon to recommend books based on a buyer’s previous book…
Rank this Week: 2064

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 2108

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/
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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: 2133

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

Covers recent court decisions, pending legislation, real estate updates and business matters.

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog
  • May 24

    Real Property Ownership Interests in New York Explained

    Real Property Ownership Interests in New York Explained
    Although you may not realize it or at least give it too much thought, whenever you purchase real property (i.e., real estate) in New York, you have options as far as how the property is titled between co-owners. Although not every option is…
  • Apr 25

    WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY CAN HOME BUYERS EXPECT IN NEW YORK?

    WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY CAN HOME BUYERS EXPECT IN NEW YORK?
    The purchase of a new home is always a big move, regardless of one’s age or financial status. When considering such a purchase, one question that may come to mind is what protections do I have against the seller down the road? Am I…
  • Apr 11

    ESTATE PLANNING CHECKLIST: Making Your Family's Life as Easy as Possible When You Pa

    ESTATE PLANNING CHECKLIST: Making Your Family's Life as Easy as Possible When You Pa
    As people move through their lives, they hit certain milestones along the way: getting a driver’s license; graduating college; getting married; celebrating the birth of their first child; and yes, even drafting your first will is a…
Rank this Week: 2211

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 18

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide
    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is proud to announce 18 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America®  for 2018. Among those, three are members of…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 2248

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face. …
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 2263

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://www.hawaii-attorney.net/blog/
  • Dec 13

    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 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…
Rank this Week: 2311

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 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
  • Aug 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
  • Jul 8

    Kristina Reed Named As A Northern California Super Lawyer for the 5th Year In A Row

    Kristina Reed Named As A Northern California Super Lawyer for the 5th Year In A Row
    Kristina Michelle Reed has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the 5th year in a row. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating…
Rank this Week: 2323

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

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

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    NEW VIRGINIA LAW REGARDING REAL ESTATE FOR SALE SIGNS

    NEW VIRGINIA LAW REGARDING REAL ESTATE FOR SALE SIGNS
    There seems to be some confusion about this new addition to the resale provisions in the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act. As of July 1, 2017 there is a new Virginia law, passage of which was promoted...
  • Aug 10

    New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Sign

    New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Sign
    There seems to be some confusion about this new addition to the resale provisions in the Condominium Act and the Property Owners Association Act. Beginning July 1, 2017 there is a new Virginia law, passage of which was promoted by...
  • Jul 13

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool

    Inverse Condemnation - a valuable tool
    Inverse condemnation is valuable tool for property owners and associations and can be relevant and useful in many situations. State and local governments and their agencies appear to operate with absolute immunity leaving property owners with…
Rank this Week: 2330

SF Bay Area Real Estate and…

SF Bay Area Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers trends, news and legal developments in the California real estate, bankruptcy and business legal communities. By David C. Winton.

http://dcwintonlaw.com
  • Nov 19

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing
    After years of representing clients in bankruptcy, I have assembled a short list of things to do and not do in the 90 (or so) days leading up to a bankruptcy filing.  This list is not exhaustive, nor are these set in stone.  Just some good…
  • Oct 19

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?
    In my January, 2011 blogpost with the catchy title “California anti-deficiency rules redux: California’s new anti-deficiency component, CCP §580e, protects short sellers on first mortgages” and my March, 2010 post on tax issues in…
  • Sep 21

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?
    I was recently introduced to a concept which is being loosely described as a “Dodd-Frank Certification,” by which homeowners can apparently get juniors liens (seconds, thirds, etc.) reduced or fully extinguished if they meet certain…
Rank this Week: 2348

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: 2377

Breaking Ground: What's New in…

Breaking Ground: What's New in Real Estate Law

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://blog.sherin.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space

    Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space
    Written by: John J. Slater III When mother encouraged you to be nice and share with others she likely did not have office space in mind.  Otherwise, mother would have warned you that office space may only be shared with others if the…
  • Apr 6

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance

    Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowance
    Written by: Jane Errico Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer these funds to draw tenants to their developments and subsequently recoup their investment…
  • Mar 30

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

    Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!
    Written by: Paula G. Curry and Ronald W. Ruth This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article with the teaser “Higher Income…
Rank this Week: 2412

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
  • Apr 28

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired

    Property Owners Need to be Paid When Land is Acquired
    Transco not following state eminent domain rules When an agency has to take property by eminent domain in Georgia, under the state constitution, the “taking” agency must pay the property owner before actually taking the property…
  • Mar 3

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall
    The Government will have to pay Just Compensation for the property they need President Trump has promised a wall at the US-Mexico border that could be 35 to 50 feet high and could cost $25 billion or more. The proposed wall along the…
  • Mar 3

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall

    Eminent Domain and the Potential Border Wall
    The Government will have to pay Just Compensation for the property they need President Trump has promised a wall at the US-Mexico border that could be 35 to 50 feet high and could cost $25 billion or more. The proposed wall along the…
Rank this Week: 2415

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 10

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking
    Placemaking? Mixed-used developments in and around London are in the midst of a golden era with the creation of mega-schemes such as those in Nine Elms and Old Oak. The new Wembley Park Development will see the creation of an unprecedented…
  • Jul 7

    Reverse property assessment appeals: Commercial properties owners have a friend in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    Reverse property assessment appeals: Commercial properties owners have a friend in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    In a landmark case titled  Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, issued July 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the…
  • Apr 24

    Guaranteed to blow your mind

    Guaranteed to blow your mind
    We have posted previously about the case of EMI Group Ltd v O&H Q1 Ltd, in which the court was asked to decide whether a tenant can assign its tenancy to its guarantor.  In this case, EMI Group were the guarantor of original tenant…
Rank this Week: 2417

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
Rank this Week: 2445

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 2448

Hoboken Law Blog

Hoboken Law Blog

Covers real estate and divorce law. By Frank Marciano.

http://www.hobokenlawblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
  • Jun 4

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.

    Child support in New Jersey is serious business.
    Bergen Father Jailed For Non-Support Of Kids Who Live With Him Gets Two More Weeks In Jail   Each story of child support and non payment has its own rights and wrongs. What is so unfair in NJ is that some Judges, and even different…
Rank this Week: 2466

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://petriepettit.com/blog/landlord-tenant
  • Aug 14

    Landlords Should Create and Implement A Reasonable Accommodation Request Proce

    Landlords Should Create and Implement A Reasonable Accommodation Request Proce
    With more and more tenants making reasonable accommodation requests to keep assistance animals in their apartments, it is important for landlords to create a policy and process to handle such requests when they arise. As background, a…
  • Jul 13

    Milwaukee County Board Considering Ordinance on Rent Abatment

    Milwaukee County Board Considering Ordinance on Rent Abatment
    An important message for the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin: The Milwaukee County Board is considering a proposal that would permit your tenants to abate rent for maintenance issues not addressed within 24 hours.For example,…
  • May 10

    Fall Landlord Boot Camp Announced - October 7, 2017

    Fall Landlord Boot Camp Announced - October 7, 2017
    Hello EveryoneWe have recently selected Saturday, October 7, 2017 for the next Landlord Boot Camp.As you are well aware, Landlording can be pretty complex, with a seemingly never ending myriad of paperwork, rules, landlord-tenant laws and…
Rank this Week: 2520

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    A rental cap is a mechanism put in place to limit the number or percentage of units which may be rented at any one time in a community.  While not every community needs, wants, or should have a rental cap in place, before you spend the…
  • Jul 20

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval
    Colorado law prohibits associations from adopting rules or regulations that effectively prohibit the installation of solar panels on homeowners’ properties, but associations are allowed to adopt reasonable rules governing such…
  • Jun 16

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!
    Drones are everywhere. The government uses drones, Amazon.com uses drones, weather forecasters use drones, and, low and behold, homeowners use drones. The question then becomes what, if anything, can an association do to regulate drones?…
Rank this Week: 2528

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
Rank this Week: 2539

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 15

    New Client: Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association

    New Client: Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Madiera at Coronado Ranch Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Madiera is a condominium community located in San Marcos.  Residents enjoy a…
  • Aug 8

    New Client: Isle Cove Homeowners Association

    New Client: Isle Cove Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Isle Cove Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Isle Cove is a condominium community located in Foster City.  Residents enjoy a large lagoon,…
  • Aug 2

    AB 1139 Imposes New Notice Requirements on Deed-Based Transfer Fee

    AB 1139 Imposes New Notice Requirements on Deed-Based Transfer Fee
    On July 31, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1139 (“AB 1139”) into law.  AB 1139 amends California Civil Code Section 1098.5 with regard to deed-based transfer fees (“Private Transfer Fees” or…
Rank this Week: 2568

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
  • 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”),…
Rank this Week: 2576