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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/
Rank this Week: 1771

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/
  • Apr 8

    How long should your HOA retain its records?

    How long should your HOA retain its records?
    You are elected Secretary of your homeowners’ association. Congratulations! Someone hands you the minute book, owner roster, and the governing documents. You think, hey this is not overwhelming at all. Then the retiring Secretary…
  • Mar 31

    Simple Tips for Effective Due Process Hearings in your HOA

    Simple Tips for Effective Due Process Hearings in your HOA
    This blog post focuses on addressing one major source of discontent in community associations: due process hearings for alleged violations of the community’s governing documents or condominium instruments. Homeowners want fairness…
  • Mar 18

    CAI Law Seminar 2014 for HOA Lawyer

    CAI Law Seminar 2014 for HOA Lawyer
    Hard to believe that the CAI Law Seminar in Las Vegas was 7 weeks ago.  I have been meaning to report on the seminar but the practice has kept me very busy. The Law Seminar provides a unique learning opportunity to discuss emerging…
Rank this Week: 1740

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure

    Defending Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure
    A recent article in the New York Times discusses the pitfalls of reverse mortgages, including the effect such a mortgage may have on the heirs of the borrowers in question. A recent blog post also examined the possible negative legal…
  • Mar 21

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate

    Marital Rights in a New York Estate
    Our clients have inquired as to the consequences of the termination of a martial relationship upon rights in a New York estate. The resolution to this issue depends upon whether the relationship was legally terminated through a divorce and…
  • Mar 12

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program

    Every Hoarder Needs a Clutter Reduction Program
    Our readers may have read a recent article in The New York Times concerning a compulsive hoarder (or "collector") and his struggle to clean out his rent-stabilized apartment in order to avoid eviction. While this situation is so notorious…
Rank this Week: 1758

South Carolina Community…

South Carolina Community Association Law Blog

Covers the law of homeowners associations, property owners associations, condominium associations, cooperatives and other community associations. By D. Ryan McCabe.

http://sccommunityassociationlaw.com
  • Jul 18

    HOA’s Arrest of Homeowner is Malicious Prosecution

    HOA’s Arrest of Homeowner is Malicious Prosecution
    Alamo County Club Owners Association v. Shelton, 12-1—00300-VB (Tex. App. 2012) Sometimes personal disregard for a fellow homeowner can overlap and have a costly effect when enforcing covenants.  In this case, a board member called…
  • Jul 18

    Certain Owners Exempt from Special Assessment

    Certain Owners Exempt from Special Assessment
    Green v. Lake Montowese Association, 387 S.W. 3d 413 (Mo. Ct. App. 2012) Here, the Missouri Court of Appeals determined that it was unfair to force homeowners to pay special assessments on a central water system for which they received no…
  • Jun 17

    HOA Doesn't Have Authority to Restrict Lot Usage

    HOA Doesn't Have Authority to Restrict Lot Usage
    Estates at Desert Ridge Trails Homeowner’s Association v. Vazquez, Nos. 30, 944; 31, 590 (N.M. Ct. App. Feb. 8, 2013) The New Mexico Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that a Homeowners’ Association’s power is limited in…
Rank this Week: 1820

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 1803

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Shakespeare at 450: the Pen Tells the Tale

    Shakespeare at 450: the Pen Tells the Tale
    Last month I put up a post summarizing the orthodox evidence in favor of William Shakespeare of Stratford (1564-1616) as having been the author of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry, based largely on the testimony of the First Folio,…
  • Apr 18

    Texas Supreme Court Denies Motion for Stay / Recall

    Texas Supreme Court Denies Motion for Stay / Recall
    Today, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order denying ECUSA's motion for a stay or recall of its mandate pending ECUSA's request to the United States Supreme Court to review the Texas Court's decision in the Fort Worth case. This means that…
  • Apr 18

    Reminder: My Good Friday Post of 2011

    Reminder: My Good Friday Post of 2011
    For Good Friday 2011, I put up this post analyzing the differences between the Gospel of John and the Synoptic Gospels in dating the Last Supper and Jesus' crucifixion. It remains timely today, and I cannot improve on the analysis, so I would…
Rank this Week: 2036

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/
Rank this Week: 1941

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Alex Noland Named Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb

    Alex Noland Named Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb
    SwedelsonGottlieb, California Community Association Attorneys, proudly announces Alex Noland’s elevation to partner in the firm. Alex has been the senior attorney in the San Francisco office of SwedelsonGottlieb since 2011, and he has…
  • Apr 2

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association

    The Impacts of California’s 2020 Water Law on Community Association
    By: W. Alexander Noland, Esq. & Cyrus Koochek, Esq., SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys In recent years, California has been faced with drought conditions, reduced water supplies and a consistently growing population. One…
  • Mar 14

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM

    SwedelsonGottlieb and ALS Awarded 1st Place Exhibitor Booth at CACM
    This year's Southern California Law Seminar and Expo hosted by the California Association of Community Managers was a huge success. Representatives from SwedelsonGottlieb and Association Lien Services presented at the event, and we also…
Rank this Week: 1860

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1907

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 20

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power
    One of the hot issues in the PA Governor’s race is natural gas drilling.  One small component of that is a utility’s power of eminent domain.  State Treasurer Rob McCord (Dem.) has stated that he would seek to rescind…
  • Apr 19

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board
    The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would abolish NJ’s Real Estate Appraisers Board and transfer regulation of appraisers to the state’s Real Estate Commission. Bill A2387 was unanimously passed by the Regulated…
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
Rank this Week: 1999

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/
  • Apr 18

    Ruling Could Prove Important for New Texas Pipeline

    Ruling Could Prove Important for New Texas Pipeline
    A case is winding its way through the courts could be especially important in light of the large number of new oil and gas pipelines being constructed in Texas today. The case was heard by theTexas Court of Appeals in Tyler last year and is…
  • Apr 11

    Is Deep Subsurface Waste Water Migration a Trespass in Texas?

    Is Deep Subsurface Waste Water Migration a Trespass in Texas?
    The Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont, Texas recently decided a very interesting the case that has huge implications for Texas land and mineral owners: Environmental Processing Systems LC v. FPL Farming Ltd. The Texas Supreme Court recently…
  • Apr 11

    Is Deep Subsurface Salt Water Migration a Trespass in Texas?

    Is Deep Subsurface Salt Water Migration a Trespass in Texas?
    The Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont, Texas recently decided a very interesting the case that has huge implications for Texas land and mineral owners: Environmental Processing Systems LC v. FPL Farming Ltd. The Texas Supreme Court recently…
Rank this Week: 2055

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

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

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One
    Over the past year and a half, Arlington County has been working to update the Rosslyn Sector Plan, which is the guiding planning document for Arlington, Virginia’s downtown neighborhood of Rosslyn. This would be the first major update…
  • Mar 25

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
  • Mar 25

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
Rank this Week: 2014

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

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

    RESPA: CFPB ISSUES CONSENT ORDER AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER FOR ILLEGAL OFFICE SPACE LEASE AGREEMENT

    RESPA: CFPB ISSUES CONSENT ORDER AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER FOR ILLEGAL OFFICE SPACE LEASE AGREEMENT
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "CFPB" issued a Consent Order against Fidelity Mortgage Corporation "FFMC" and Mark Figert on January 16, 2014 for engaging in illegal business practices which violated Section 8 of the Real Estate…
  • Jan 31

    RESPA: FEDERAL COURT CERTIFIES MARKETING AGREEMENT CLASS ACTION

    RESPA: FEDERAL COURT CERTIFIES MARKETING AGREEMENT CLASS ACTION
    The United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division certified a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act "RESPA" class action lawsuit on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 involving marketing agreements between a "Team" of real…
  • Jan 31

    RESPA KICKBACKS: CFPB GOES AFTER LENDER FOR MORTGAGE INSURANCE KICKBACK ARRANGEMENT

    RESPA KICKBACKS: CFPB GOES AFTER LENDER FOR MORTGAGE INSURANCE KICKBACK ARRANGEMENT
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced they initiated an administrative proceeding against mortgage lender PHH Corporation on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The CFPB alleges that PHH originated consumer mortgages it steered consumers…
Rank this Week: 1975

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law: A Revision for the Collection of Legal Fees by Tenant

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law: A Revision for the Collection of Legal Fees by Tenant
    One central principle of the American legal system is that each party generally pays his or her own legal fees. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. One exception exists in cases in which there is a "fee shifting" statute that…
  • Nov 25

    New Jersey Tenant Problem: What to do when a tenant who owes rent claims Constructive Eviction

    New Jersey Tenant Problem: What to do when a tenant who owes rent claims Constructive Eviction
    A few weeks ago, one of our clients encountered a common problem. The problem was that her tenant had attempted to cancel the lease several months before its expiration, claiming that his reason for doing so was that there was mold in the…
  • Oct 4

    New Jersey Rent Control Epidemic Spreads to Neptune Township

    New Jersey Rent Control Epidemic Spreads to Neptune Township
    Our office previously reported on the law concerning New Jersey Rent increases. For landlords in towns that have not instituted rent control, the only requirement is that the landlord must prove that the rent increase being sought is not…
Rank this Week: 2002

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Updates and articles on equine law. By Alison Rowe, Attorney at Law.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/
  • Jan 20

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)
    The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the United States was blocked on Friday, January 17, when President Obama signed a congressional budget bill that removed funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants. This action…
  • Dec 16

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation
    In an order dated December 13, 2013, a copy of which can be downloaded here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal filed by the Humane Society of the United States…
  • Nov 8

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 1970

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/
  • Oct 17

    Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Land Use Regulatory Proce

    Top 10 Tips for Getting Through the Land Use Regulatory Proce
    Local knowledge - Nothing grabs a community's attention like a construction project in or around their neighborhood.  Be it public utility, roads, schools, houses, or commercial project, people want to know what you're doing, why you're…
  • Oct 10

    There is No "Wizard of Oz" Pulling Levers Behind the Curtain

    There is No "Wizard of Oz" Pulling Levers Behind the Curtain
    My interest was piqued by a recent Hawaii Public Radio piece entitled, Planning Neighborhoods: What? When? Where?  It is part of the larger, ongoing discourse in Hawaii that is now reaching a fevered pitch as Hawaii's economy improves…
  • Sep 20

    Land Use Law Update Presentation to the Hawaii State Congress of Planning Officials 2013

    Land Use Law Update Presentation to the Hawaii State Congress of Planning Officials 2013
    A survey of significant Hawaii land use and planning legislation, judicial opinions, and land use commission activities in 2013. These materials supported a lecture on the impacts these developments in the law will have on project proponents,…
Rank this Week: 1904

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

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

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1929

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 1858

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    April 2014 Real Estate Case Law Update

    April 2014 Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Leasehold and ad valorem taxes.   Taxpayers who have been granted 99-year renewable leases on property from a county are the equitable owners of the property and the property is subject to ad valorem real…
  • Apr 15

    Raising Money through Real Estate Syndications – Recent Law Changes to the Rule 506 Exemption

    Raising Money through Real Estate Syndications – Recent Law Changes to the Rule 506 Exemption
    By: Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, known as the Jobs Act, has changed the way to raise money from groups of investors to purchase commercial and investment real estate properties.  Many forget that…
  • Mar 31

    April 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    April 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Railroad easement extinguished by abandonment.  A railroad right-of-way was consider as an easement and could be terminated by abandonment.  Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. U.S., 2014 WL 901843,…
Rank this Week: 2180

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

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

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Nightmare Tenants: Two Years to Evict?

    Nightmare Tenants: Two Years to Evict?
    Nightmares For Landlords?Last year an important Landlord/Tenant case came out of Los Angeles.  (Martin-Bragg v. Moore (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 367)  The issues in the case should give nightmares to California landlords of tenants with…
  • Apr 9

    Landlords Selling Tenant Occupied Property: Open Houses, Showings and Realtor

    Landlords Selling Tenant Occupied Property: Open Houses, Showings and Realtor
    California landlords wanting to sell their tenant occupied properties need to abide by the tenant rights found in California Civil Code Section 1954.  Essentially, landlords are allowed to show the property to prospective buyers so long…
  • Mar 26

    House of Horrors: Landlords Go To Jail For Outlandis Eviction Effort

    House of Horrors: Landlords Go To Jail For Outlandis Eviction Effort
    House of HorrorsPolice called a husband and wife that owned an apartment building San Francisco "landlords from hell."  The district attorney likened their actions to a plot line in a horror movie.  This landlord couple simply…
Rank this Week: 2407

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/
  • Apr 22

    Buffalo New York Law Q & A

    Buffalo New York Law Q & A
    In this section our website, we’ve answered hundreds of questions we’ve been asked over the years. So if you have a question, we might have the answer right here. There are four ways to get an answer to your question. One, type…
  • Apr 15

    Can I Stay In The House With Our Kids Until They Go To College?

    Can I Stay In The House With Our Kids Until They Go To College?
    Remaining in the marital home with minimal disruption to the children is a popular choice that many of our clients make. It doesn’t just help the children, either. In the current real estate market, it may just make sense to wait to…
  • Apr 15

    Do We Have To Sell Our House As Part Of The Divorce?

    Do We Have To Sell Our House As Part Of The Divorce?
    No, you certainly don’t have to sell your house, but it’s an option. New York requires only the “equitable distribution” of assets, but how you arrive at equitable is largely up to you and your spouse. If you want to…
Rank this Week: 2316

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2220

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/
  • Apr 14

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Since our last update at the beginning of this year, Irvington, New Jersey has taken a small step toward the use of eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages. In late March 2014, the Council of the Township of Irvington, in a 6 to 1…
  • Apr 9

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!
    Lawsuits regarding nondisclosure of a home’s problems are becoming more prevalent. Historically, the rule of “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware” was the prevailing standard in residential transactions. However, the…
  • Mar 31

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?
    The Florida Department of Transportation is studying State Road 29 in order to determine the need for transportation improvements in Immokalee. FDOT is taking a look at State Road 29 from Oil Well Road in Collier County to State Road 82 and…
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
  • Mar 22

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?
    Sometimes you need to move a tractor unit from one place to another and can’t find a load to cover your diesel costs. Recently we had a case where, the owner of a truck had to move it with an empty trailer to another country. The truck…
  • Mar 6

    EU cross-border truck rental

    EU cross-border truck rental
    In their attempt to lower and optimise costs, road transport companies in Europe are trying to apply a cross border truck rental schemes to their international business. One of the most common mistakes is renting trucks, registered in one EU…
  • Nov 24

    Inheriting company in Bulgaria made easy

    Inheriting company in Bulgaria made easy
    Following the 2003-2008 property rush, many Brits and Irish have bought properties in Bulgaria through limited companies. Some investors were in their retirement age, hoping to get their last years spent in new Bulgarian home. Due to…
Rank this Week: 2168

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 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease
    There is a plain language requirement for residential leases in New York N.Y. General Obligations Law § 5-702, requires residential leases to be written in plain language. As a landlord you must insure that your…
  • Mar 13

    Police Find Gun in Purse

    Police Find Gun in Purse
    Was the warrantless search legal? FACTS Just before noon on May 23, 2008, police responded to a radio run reporting a burglary in progress at 2255 Barker Avenue in the Bronx, an apartment building participating in Operation Clean Halls, a…
  • Mar 11

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 2355

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 7

    Quorum oh Quorum

    Quorum oh Quorum
    Post by: Meghan MacDonald We have noticed lately that it is becoming difficult to obtain the required quorum of unit owners at condominium turnover meetings.  The purpose of the turnover meeting is for the Declarant of the condominium to…
  • Nov 20

    Development Charges Season

    Development Charges Season
    Post by: Craig Robson Many municipalities in Ontario are currently undergoing a review of their development charges bylaws for 2014 implementation. Anyone who is involved in real estate development should be paying careful attention to these…
  • Nov 1

    Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G – Municipality

    Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G – Municipality
    Post by: Craig Robson With respect to phased condominiums, a “Schedule G- Municipality” is required for each phase with the exception of the final phase. The legislation does not specifically exempt the last phase from having a…
Rank this Week: 2320

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 2450

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power
    We have all heard the phrase “knowledge is power” but a recent Florida case involving a condominium association suggests that a lack of proper knowledge may prove to be even more powerful! In the process of collecting delinquent…
  • Aug 4

    Legislative Changes when a Board Rearrange

    Legislative Changes when a Board Rearrange
    This legislative session was a busy one as far as condominiums and homeowners associations are concerned.  This article will focus  on new responsibilities impacting the board of directors for homeowners associations. For new…
  • Jun 11

    Speedy Foreclosure Law – A New Way to Avoid Delay

    Speedy Foreclosure Law – A New Way to Avoid Delay
    The average number of days it has taken a lender to foreclose in Florida has been estimated at almost 900 days!  In many of these cases the borrower has defaulted in the lawsuit or has otherwise abandoned the property, so responsibility…
Rank this Week: 2296

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: 2443

Olympia Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Olympia Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers Washington real estate and land use issues. By Owens Davies.

http://www.olympiarealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Washington Supreme Court clarifies Statutory Warranty Deed Grantor's Duty to Defend

    Washington Supreme Court clarifies Statutory Warranty Deed Grantor's Duty to Defend
    A recent Washington Supreme Court opinion, Edmonson vs. Popchoi, provides some clarification and guidance for those of us who practice Washington Real Estate Law. The decision clarifies the duty of the grantor of a statutory warranty deed to…
  • Aug 5

    The Timeliness of a Land Use Petition Clarified

    The Timeliness of a Land Use Petition Clarified
    Pursuant to statute, the filing of a land use petition in superior court in Washington must occur within 21 days of the final determination by a local jurisdiction's body or officer with the highest level of authority to make a land use…
  • Jun 23

    The Scope of an Express Easement-Wilson & Son Ranch LLC v. Hintz

    The Scope of an Express Easement-Wilson & Son Ranch LLC v. Hintz
    A common issue in my experience as an attorney dealing with real estate and property issues, particularly easement issues, is the expansion of the use of an easement to other uses. The purpose an easement is used for is generally referred to…
Rank this Week: 2221

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 2416

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/
  • Apr 23

    My spouse cheated on me, can I sue for damages?

    My spouse cheated on me, can I sue for damages?
    For most people, marriage means that the two spouses will not have sexual relations with any person except their spouse. Unfortunately, sometimes this right of exclusive sexual access is violated. When this occurs, there is a desire on…
  • Apr 6

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.
    In September, 2011 the Massachusetts enacted into Law the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. This law changed completely the law of alimony in the state. It created presumptive maximum lengths of time for alimony to be received, guidelines…
  • Mar 16

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?
    Same gender couples who were lawfully married in Massachusetts and have since moved to other states may find that they can't get divorced in the state where they reside. Their state of residence may define marriage as consisting of one man…
Rank this Week: 2732

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Going Faster Isn't The Same As Being Faster

    Going Faster Isn't The Same As Being Faster
    At the CAI Spring Showcase yesterday, Derek Daly, a former Formula One driver, spoke about how business continues to move faster and faster every year. 200 mph doesn't even qualify you for the Indy 500 any longer.  Going fast in…
  • Apr 18

    Concealed Carry Permits and the Community Association – Is there cause for concern?

    Concealed Carry Permits and the Community Association – Is there cause for concern?
    Recently, Illinois became the final state to adopt conceal carry laws to authorize gun owners to obtain a permit to carry their firearm on their person.  This new legislation has again sparked the debate relating to gun control in…
  • Apr 8

    Don’t Worry About Floods—Flood Insurance is About to Get Cheaper!

    Don’t Worry About Floods—Flood Insurance is About to Get Cheaper!
    With all the crazy weather, storms, and flooding around the Country, it’s no wonder homeowners have become a little nervous about flood damage and being able to obtain flood insurance.  However, President Obama has recently signed…
Rank this Week: 2593

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 23

    The real victims of stupid and abusive ADA lawsuits? The disabled.

    The real victims of stupid and abusive ADA lawsuits? The disabled.
    This morning’s news featured a piece about ADA based attacks on workshops for the disabled (Morning Edition, National Public Radio).  What’s bad about a special facility where those with intellectual and other…
  • Apr 12

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device
    Touchscreen point-of-sale devices are ubiquitous, and the next wave of ADA lawsuits will undoubtedly be against businesses that use them. This is easy to predict because on April 10 the DOJ filed a “Statement of Interest”…
  • Mar 30

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.
    Two cases decided only last week illustrate what a defendant must do if it is determined to win an ADA lawsuit. In one case the defendant failed, and in the other the defendant succeeded. Both cases were ATM cases filed by the same law firm,…
Rank this Week: 2953

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/
  • Apr 22

    Mortgage Crisis May Be Over, But Look How Many Consumers Still Have Complaints!

    Mortgage Crisis May Be Over, But Look How Many Consumers Still Have Complaints!
    Big thanks to real estate journalist Ken Harney for digging into some of the numbers put out by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — that is, the federal agency tasked with enforcing financial laws concerning banks, credit…
  • Apr 7

    Will a “Premiere Party” Help Sell Your Home?

    Will a “Premiere Party” Help Sell Your Home?
    The trend-spotters at Oakland Magazine have been at work, with a recent article titled, “To Sell a Property, They Throw a Party.” And not just any party: It’s a “premiere party” (usually for a luxury home in an…
  • Apr 1

    Will This Year’s Real Estate April Fools’ Joke Be Tomorrow’s Listing Reality?

    Will This Year’s Real Estate April Fools’ Joke Be Tomorrow’s Listing Reality?
    Anyone who didn’t read the “April 1″ dateline on Midwest Real Estate Data’s article called “MRED Makes Scents,” might have been shocked by this Illinois provider of multiple listing services’…
Rank this Week: 2966

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 22

    Powers of attorney essential for condo unit owner

    Powers of attorney essential for condo unit owner
    To encourage people to carefully consider and protect their families, assets and affairs, the Ontario Bar Association has made April its “Make a Power of Attorney Month.” A power of attorney (“POA”) is a legal document…
  • Mar 24

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013
    Owing to a very busy and ice-storm-filled holiday season and an even busier start to 2014 , we have been late in releasing our annual top 10 condo law cases of the year gone by.   Mea culpa! In response to popular demand, here are…
  • Mar 8

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday
    The Toronto chapter of Canadian Condominium Institute is hosting the first of hopefully many “Twitter Chats” this coming Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm. The topic of this inaugural session is condo dispute resolution, a topic near and…
Rank this Week: 2510

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/
  • Apr 21

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say
    Two Fish and Wildlife Service managers are no longer working in the service’s Tulsa, Okla., office, FWS said, responding to the release of a year-old report documenting scientific misconduct. The two were reassigned to non-supervisory…
  • Apr 20

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment
    The Army Corps of Engineers/EPA proposal to define “waters of the United States” will be published Monday, April 21, kicking off a 90-day comment period scheduled to end July 21. The proposal was released for review March 25 and…
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact
    Sea World has lost its appeal of an OSHA fine for exposing a trainer — who died working with a killer whale — to dangerous working conditions (SeaWorld v. Perez, 12-1375, D.C. Cir., 4/11/14). The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 2909

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: 2861

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

Davis-Stirling Condo Law

By Adrian J. Adams.

http://www.condoassociationexpert.com/
  • Apr 20

    Gun Control

    Gun Control
    QUESTION: Does the board have the right to ask residents to declare if they own a gun and what kind? Don’t we have 2nd Amendment rights? ANSWER: The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of citizens to possess…
  • Apr 13

    Collection Statute of Limitation

    Collection Statute of Limitation
    QUESTION: What is the statute of limitations for collecting delinquent assessments? ANSWER: Statutes of limitations (SOL) are laws that restrict the time period within which legal proceedings may be brought. For example, if a driver runs a…
  • Apr 6

    Free Speech and Porn

    Free Speech and Porn
    QUESTION: Our HOA held an election but never received the results. I heard about it through the grapevine. I emailed the board and never received a reply. I was of the understanding that election results are supposed to be published. ANSWER:…
Rank this Week: 2728

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://aboutconveyancing.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Is the Welcome Mat Gone from the HSBC Conveyancing Panel?

    Is the Welcome Mat Gone from the HSBC Conveyancing Panel?
    Two years after complaints from customers and lawyers forced HSBC to ditch its controversial plan to drastically reduce their conveyancing panel, confusion reigns as to whether the lender's panel is, in fact, now closed regardless of whether…
  • Apr 15

    Defending a bad valuation: Reading between the lines of the surveyors £100k victory

    Defending a bad valuation: Reading between the lines of the surveyors £100k victory
    It seems like conveyancing solicitors have become the punching bag for industry errors.While the £100,000 sum ordered to be paid in a recent court decision against Goldsmith Williams made the headlines, two points caught my eye.The…
  • Apr 13

    Conveyancing Portal - Reducing Your Risk Footprint

    Conveyancing Portal - Reducing Your Risk Footprint
    As businesses go, conveyancing is perceived as high risk, topping the list of claims in the professional indemnity insurance and the compensation fund. The upshot is that firms engaged in conveyancing have a higher chance of being…
Rank this Week: 2802

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/
Rank this Week: 2694

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 9

    Rails to Trails Supreme Court Decision

    Rails to Trails Supreme Court Decision
    A Wyoming man has won a Supreme Court case fighting efforts to route the Medicine Bow Rail Trail through his family’s property. On Monday the Supreme Court decided in favor of the landowner ruling abandoned rail road tracks are not…
  • Mar 27

    Regulatory Takings Revisited

    Regulatory Takings Revisited
    When the condemning authority exercises its power of eminent domain it is commonly referred to as a “taking”.  A “taking” is any sort of publicly inflicted private injury for which the Constitution requires…
  • Mar 14

    Dan Biersdorf Selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List

    Dan Biersdorf Selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List
    We are pleased to announce that lead attorney Dan Biersdorf of Biersdorf & Associates has been selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List.   This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the…
Rank this Week: 2955

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2844

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer…

Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law. By Theodora Oringher PC.

http://www.losangelesrealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit

    Property Owners Must Comply With Builders’ Prelitigation Procedures In Purchase Agreements Before Proceeding With Lawsuit
    Provisions in contracts requiring parties to first mediate their disputes are increasingly common in real estate transactions.  In fact, many standard real estate purchase agreements require such alternative dispute resolution (ADR)…
  • Mar 18

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract

    Beware of Penalty Clauses In California Contract
    Clients often ask me how we can give certain clauses in contracts “teeth” to ensure that the other side performs.  For instance, in settlement agreements, many clients seek to impose monetary penalties that the other side…
  • Feb 28

    My Week of Jury Duty

    My Week of Jury Duty
    In corporate America, many executives believe that jury verdicts are out of control, and, as evidence, point to cases like the McDonald’s hot coffee case in which a woman was awarded millions of dollars in damages after spilling…
Rank this Week: 2770

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/
  • Apr 7

    Is your condominium approved for FHA financing?

    Is your condominium approved for FHA financing?
    Many local condominiums are not approved or are about to expire. We provide advice and application preparation with respect to FHA project approvals. Condominiums must get certified/approved every two years. There is no fee charged by the…
  • Apr 3

    Executive Session - Getting it right

    Executive Session - Getting it right
    We have found that there is frequently confusion about how to go into and come out of an executive session (aka closed session) of the board of directors. The governing statutes are Section 55-79.75 (C) of the Virginia Condominium Act...
  • Apr 2

    Members of the Community Associations Law Team will be speaking at CAI's Annual Legislative and Legal update in May and June

    Members of the Community Associations Law Team will be speaking at CAI's Annual Legislative and Legal update in May and June
    This year’s Update will be held on the following dates: May 2, May 9, and June 3. The June program is on a Saturday intended for homeowners. Heather Gillespie, the Ombudsman for Community Associations for the State, will be…
Rank this Week: 2530