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Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 2089

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 23

    Judge Gorsuch and Judicial Review

    Judge Gorsuch and Judicial Review
    Hearings have recently been held to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice.  While the hearings certainly involve a great deal of politics, they also raise the question of the proper role of a Judge in our legal system,…
  • Mar 9

    Commercial Leases and the “Give and Take” between Landlords and Tenant

    Commercial Leases and the “Give and Take” between Landlords and Tenant
    Our firm is routinely involved in commercial lease negotiations.  This post will address the “give and take” that takes place in such negotiations, while discussing the legal issues that commonly arise.  For…
  • Mar 2

    Mortgaging of Church Owned Property under New York Religious Corporations Law

    Mortgaging of Church Owned Property under New York Religious Corporations Law
    News reports have recently discussed the Archdiocese of New York and their seeking Court approval to mortgage church-owned property.  The purpose behind such action is for the Church to obtain a loan of $100,000,000.00 from JP…
Rank this Week: 3934

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Mar 23

    New financial trade association to be named: UK Finance – Representing UK Finance & Banking

    New financial trade association to be named: UK Finance – Representing UK Finance & Banking
    The new financial trade association has been named UK Finance - Representing UK Finance & Banking. This was a unanimous decision by the Interim Main Board. The new integrated trade association will bring together member organisations in…
  • Mar 21

    Report on Title - Time Saving Calculator

    Report on Title - Time Saving Calculator
    Do you shut yourself off in a quiet room at the office for hours a week or come into work early to work on this critical and time consuming document? Is it possible that you are wasting valuable time?  What a sad depressing thought.…
  • Mar 12

    Conveyancers - What would you do with an extra day a month?

    Conveyancers - What would you do with an extra day a month?
    Most conveyancing lawyers I consult with complain that they don’t have enough time, but what would you do if you had an “extra day” a month? Would you do all those things you said you'd do; enjoy a day at a spa, actually…
Rank this Week: 5193

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 5082

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 22

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?
    22 March 2017 Unless Congress acts in time, a critical part of EB-5 financing will lapse on April 28, 2017 The Regional Center program was enacted in 1991 as a “pilot project.” Since then, it has been renewed or extended many…
  • Feb 22

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?
    The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) met in Los Angeles during the American Lodging Investment Summit 2017 and our friends from Hotel News Now (HNN) were on the scene. Some of us were asked by HNN for our take on where the…
  • Feb 1

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?
    1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card…
Rank this Week: 2534

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/
  • Mar 21

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member

    Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Member
    We frequently talk about the fact that homeowner association board members have a "fiduciary duty" to the members. What exactly is it? Is it spelled out in the law? What sort of actions would violate that duty?...
  • Dec 2

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

    NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS COULD BENEFIT SOME CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES
    A few months ago we informed you that both houses of Congress voted unanimously to pass the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) which, in part, required FHA to lower the required percentage of owner occupied units in…
  • Nov 28

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES

    BEING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION CARRIES SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITIES
    Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the…
Rank this Week: 4468

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Mar 20

    Please Take Out the Garbage

    Please Take Out the Garbage
    A shopping center landlord client has had some difficulties with one of his tenants recently. The tenant, a bagel shop and restaurant, and the largest tenant in the small suburban strip center, is not maintaining the area surrounding the…
  • Mar 13

    Trump HUD Budget Cuts Will Hurt Million

    Trump HUD Budget Cuts Will Hurt Million
    President Trump’s proposed budget includes $6 Billion in potential cuts to HUD that will have a significant impact on affordable housing. The proposed cuts, which amount to nearly 14% of HUD’s budget, could cause properties…
  • Mar 6

    Proper Zoning Determines Property Value

    Proper Zoning Determines Property Value
    Selecting the right property to buy or lease can be tricky. Every one knows the old adage “location, location, location”.  Clearly, location is crucial to every one involved in a real estate project from brokerage to…
Rank this Week: 2317

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Mar 20

    Please Take Out the Garbage

    Please Take Out the Garbage
    A shopping center landlord client has had some difficulties with one of his tenants recently. The tenant, a bagel shop and restaurant, and the largest tenant in the small suburban strip center, is not maintaining the area surrounding the…
  • Mar 13

    Trump HUD Budget Cuts Will Hurt Million

    Trump HUD Budget Cuts Will Hurt Million
    President Trump’s proposed budget includes $6 Billion in potential cuts to HUD that will have a significant impact on affordable housing. The proposed cuts, which amount to nearly 14% of HUD’s budget, could cause properties…
  • Mar 6

    Proper Zoning Determines Property Value

    Proper Zoning Determines Property Value
    Selecting the right property to buy or lease can be tricky. Every one knows the old adage “location, location, location”.  Clearly, location is crucial to every one involved in a real estate project from brokerage to…
Rank this Week: 2340

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Mar 19

    Haik v. Salt Lake City Corporation

    Haik v. Salt Lake City Corporation
    The Utah Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in the case of Haik v. Salt Lake City Corporation. The case started nearly 20 years ago when Mark Haik filed a lawsuit in federal court against Salt Lake City. Mr. Haik asserted that Salt…
  • Mar 14

    2017 Legislative Review of Water-Related Bill

    2017 Legislative Review of Water-Related Bill
    The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature ended on Thursday, March 9. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills is March 29. Here are the highlights of the water-related bills that passed and didn't pass during the…
  • Feb 24

    Klamath Irrigation v. United State

    Klamath Irrigation v. United State
    The United States Court of Federal Claims recently issued its decision in the case of Klamath Irrigation v. United States. The case dealt with a taking of water rights by the federal government. The case started when a group of landowners,…
Rank this Week: 2368

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Mar 19

    Attend Oxford University And Avoid Ambiguous Leases, Mortgages, And Other Agreement

    Attend Oxford University And Avoid Ambiguous Leases, Mortgages, And Other Agreement
    PrintWe just couldn’t pass up on this one even though newspapers across the country have brought it to the attention of the general public. We think we have a reader-relevant take on it, so our planned posting for this week will have to…
  • Mar 12

    Fools And Bankruptcy And Broken Lease

    Fools And Bankruptcy And Broken Lease
    PrintWhat is an herbaceous plant that has jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs? Some may think it is a “nettle.” We’re thinking it is “bankruptcy law.” That’s a reason why we’ve steered away from…
  • Mar 5

    What Does Difluoromonochloromethane Mean to Landlords and Tenant?

    What Does Difluoromonochloromethane Mean to Landlords and Tenant?
    PrintToday, Ruminations will seem to be discussing difluoromonochloromethane. Though it might seem that way, we’re actually using it as a proxy for a more general “suggestion.” But, that will need to wait.…
Rank this Week: 2988

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Mar 18

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law

    Landlords Sue City of Seattle Over First-in-Time Law
    Chong and MariLyn Yim live with their three children in a triplex in Seattle. The only way they can afford to live in Seattle is to rent out the other two units. The Yim family shares yard space with the renters. The children are occasionally…
  • Jan 29

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction

    Convoluted Real Estate Transaction
    Several parties entered what the Court of Appeals described as a “convoluted series of real estate transactions.”[1]   Essentially, the Bohms lived in a property owned by Roesch, and real estate developer Fred was to…
  • Dec 29

    Wife Not Named in Eviction

    Wife Not Named in Eviction
    A husband and wife owned a home that was foreclosed. The wife moved out months prior to the foreclosure auction. The purchasers at the foreclosure auction served legal notices on the husband, but did not name the wife in the notices. The…
Rank this Week: 2512

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Covers Massachusetts land use and real estate law, regulation and policy. By Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Mar 17

    Sign Envy in Boston

    Sign Envy in Boston
    The recent saving of the iconic Citgo sign in Kenmore Square is being universally hailed as the saving of a true Boston landmark.  Had it been taken down, thousands of people would be aimlessly wandering the city trying to find Fenway…
  • Mar 15

    Tenant Required to Prove that It Terminated Lease

    Tenant Required to Prove that It Terminated Lease
    Earlier this week the Appeals Court decided that a tenant has the burden of proving that it properly exercised its option to terminate a written lease.  The commercial lease in Patriot Power, LLC v. New Rounder,…
  • Mar 10

    Regulatory Taking, Anyone?

    Regulatory Taking, Anyone?
      A Cape Cod jury, after a scant one-hour deliberation, decided in favor of a Falmouth landowner who claimed that the Falmouth Conservation Commission’s refusal to grant variances from the Town’s Wetlands Protection Bylaw…
Rank this Week: 3273

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    March 10, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-Slapp Motion On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 2071

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: 3841

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Mar 15

    Hamilton and the ADA – New technology and the same old waste of money

    Hamilton and the ADA – New technology and the same old waste of money
    On January 23 the Lee Litigation Group and Scott Dinan, who frequently represent plaintiffs in ADA matters, filed suit against the producers, theater owners and others involved in the musical Hamilton. Their claim is that by failing to…
  • Mar 1

    Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?

    Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?
    I blogged last year about the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Magee v. Coca–Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., 833 F.3d 530, 531 (5th Cir. 2016) (ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.) as well as the…
  • Feb 2

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.
    We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories.…
Rank this Week: 2483

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 15

    IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief

    IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief
    Earlier this year, the IRS issued Notice 2017-15 giving same-sex married couples some retroactive relief from the application of the gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes to transfers between the spouses.  This relief was necessary…
  • Mar 9

    Trustee Removals: Following the Winding Path of the Uniform Trust Code

    Trustee Removals: Following the Winding Path of the Uniform Trust Code
    Until recently, the matter of removing a trustee of a trust was largely a matter for Courts applying common law based on prior Court decisions. Since 2000, however, a number of states, including Kentucky, have adopted the Uniform Trust Code…
  • Mar 8

    South By South What? Vague Language over Immigration Policy Creates Disruption for Music Festival

    South By South What? Vague Language over Immigration Policy Creates Disruption for Music Festival
    South by Southwest® Conference and Festivals, known by its more familiar title SXSW®, recently received intense backlash over two clauses in its contract with artists who perform at the festival. The first clause states: “If…
Rank this Week: 2886

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 15

    Finding the Intersection of American Indian Law and Property Law

    Finding the Intersection of American Indian Law and Property Law
    In 2014, the Association of Law, Property, and Society (ALPS) conference was at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and there was a plenary panel on teaching property law. [NOTE: Shameless plug for...
  • Mar 14

    Oyez, Oyez: Murr comes to SCOTUS (and Georgetown!)

    Oyez, Oyez: Murr comes to SCOTUS (and Georgetown!)
    As everyone knows, Murr v. St. Croix County will be heard by SCOTUS on March 20 at 10:00am. Georgetown Law is offering a special treat that afternoon: the oral advocates for the case--John Groen (counsel for Murrs), Richard Lazarus…
  • Mar 13

    CFP: Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference

    CFP: Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference
    The 14th Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 at the Curtin Law School in Perth, Western Australia. The theme for this year's conference is "Beyond Sole Ownership." In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 2390

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: 4443

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: 3952

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?
    The Background:   In July of 2011, the Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association of Minnetonka adopted rules and regulations which banned playing, picnicking, and sunbathing on lawns, sidewalks, landscaped areas, and parking…
  • Mar 14

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit
    Be it out of the blue or expected, when a process server shows up at your door or place of business and hands you a Summons and Complaint letting you know you or your business are being sued there are a number of reactions.  There is the…
  • Mar 7

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)
    1. Which statute governs the association?   A CIC (Common Interest Community) refers to any condominium, townhouse or cooperative developed in Minnesota after June, 1994. Stat. 515B (The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act or MCIOA)…
Rank this Week: 2256

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/
  • Mar 13

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Residential Market Study Update for the Greater Downtown Miami area, prepared by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), came out in early February, and is…
  • Mar 4

    Real Estate Consulting Model – Commission Rebate Program

    Real Estate Consulting Model – Commission Rebate Program
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. “Our Real Estate Consulting Model will Revolutionize the entire Real Estate Industry,” says Alejandro E. Jordan, JD. As you know, in today’s real estate market, everything that is listed…
  • Dec 7

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)

    Florida Partition Law (December 2016 Update)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Within the State of Florida especially, it is common to encounter real properties encumbered to more than one party– be it by inheritance, speculative investment, marriage, or some other such instance of…
Rank this Week: 2875

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 11

    Arkansas Congressman Introduce Eminent Domain Bill

    Arkansas Congressman Introduce Eminent Domain Bill
    Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation introduced legislation that could prevent construction of a new power line that would go from Oklahoma to Tennessee. If approved, federal officials would need permission from state officials…
  • Feb 26

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill
    The N.C. House voted 104-9 to approve a ballot question for a constitutional amendment limiting the power of eminent domain. The amendment would ban eminent domain in cases where government seizes property only to sell it to a private…
  • Feb 25

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment
    The California legislature is considering a bill that could increase the likelihood condemnees will be reimbursed its litigation expenses. Under the current law, a condemnee can recover litigation expenses, such as attorneys’ and…
Rank this Week: 4442

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Mar 10

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY
    All the media and legislative talk of construction defect litigation and its impact on condominium construction in Colorado may seem like discussion that does not impact existing communities. But the changes to state and local laws concerning…
  • Jan 26

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management

    Bill Introduced Granting Limited Immunity for Unauthorized Practice of Community Association Management
    On January 20th, Representative Kevin Van Winkle (R) introduced House Bill 17-1112 (HB 1112) which would provide immunity from penalties for individuals who engage in the unauthorized practice of a profession regulated by the Department…
  • Jan 19

    Bill Introduced to Fund Attainable Housing

    Bill Introduced to Fund Attainable Housing
    As I mentioned in my blog entry kicking off the 2017 legislative session in Colorado, 8 to 10 bills relating to construction defects and the construction of affordable housing are expected to be introduced this session.  In my January…
Rank this Week: 2592

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/
  • Mar 10

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project
    The Arlington County Board held a work session this week with representatives from the Planning Division and Planning Commission to discuss projects and priorities for the coming year. This work session provided an opportunity for County…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
Rank this Week: 4990

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, car accidents and real estate law in Texas.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Mar 9

    How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?

    How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?
    The real estate business is one that’s bolstered by the trust of the parties involved, yet situations can occur that lead to such trusts being broken. The potential for such events to happen are the reason that the concept of earnest…
  • Dec 15

    5 Reasons To Have a Will

    5 Reasons To Have a Will
    Executing a valid will is one of the simplest and most important forms of estate planning around. Despite this the number of people that die intestate (without a will) is staggering. All too often life throws us curveballs, whether they be an…
  • Nov 23

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate
    You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The…
Rank this Week: 2048

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers real estate law and injury law.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • Mar 9

    How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?

    How Do I Get an Earnest Money Refund?
    The real estate business is one that’s bolstered by the trust of the parties involved, yet situations can occur that lead to such trusts being broken. The potential for such events to happen are the reason that the concept of earnest…
  • Dec 15

    5 Reasons To Have a Will

    5 Reasons To Have a Will
    Executing a valid will is one of the simplest and most important forms of estate planning around. Despite this the number of people that die intestate (without a will) is staggering. All too often life throws us curveballs, whether they be an…
  • Nov 23

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate

    Texas’ Booming Housing Market and Why You Should Invest in Texas Real Estate
    You know the saying: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” Everyone seems to be turning to Texas for many reasons. This explains the state’s population of almost 28 million, and counting! The…
Rank this Week: 1930

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/
  • Mar 9

    The Importance of Seeing Both Side

    The Importance of Seeing Both Side
    I just had a most unpleasant conversation with another attorney. This individual was extremely hostile and never budged from his strident position. He was either unwilling or unable to consider my client's side of the dispute.  It was…
  • Feb 13

    Small Associations Need Lawyers Too!

    Small Associations Need Lawyers Too!
    Many boards of small condominium and homeowners associations believe that legal services are out of their financial reach.  However, this is not the case if they work with my office.  We have productive relationships with a large…
  • Jan 5

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Redemption Act Opinion

    Washington Court of Appeals Issues Redemption Act Opinion
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued a published opinion regarding the application of the Washington Redemption Act (RCW 6.23).  The Court's opinion holds that "a condominium owner occupying the condominium as a residence at…
Rank this Week: 4208

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: 5105

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityPokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy  (Business Insider)EPIC Ask FTC to Investigate Privacy Risks of Pokemon GO  (EPIC)Digital toxic waste…
Rank this Week: 4446

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/
  • Mar 7

    New Client: Regency Villas Association of San Diego

    New Client: Regency Villas Association of San Diego
    We are proud to announce that Regency Villas Association of San Diego has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Regency Villas is an active adult community for seniors 62 and older in the…
  • Feb 28

    New Client: South Peak Community Association

    New Client: South Peak Community Association
    We are proud to announce that South Peak Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. South Peak is a guard gated community that features some of the largest custom homes in…
  • Feb 15

    What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA?

    What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA?
    Adult possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes is now legal in California as a result of the passage of Proposition 64 (“Prop 64”) in 2016. Prop 64 is comprised of sixty-two (62) pages of detailed, complicated,…
Rank this Week: 3381

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

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

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4482

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    Major P3 Real Estate Development Opportunities in Downtown Miami

    Major P3 Real Estate Development Opportunities in Downtown Miami
    On March 7, the Miami-Dade County Mayor will be presenting a report to the Board of County Commissioners on County-owned properties in downtown Miami that are ripe for joint development with the private sector. The upshot: the County has at…
  • Feb 27

    Opportunity to Extend Development Orders and Permits for Almost 16 Month

    Opportunity to Extend Development Orders and Permits for Almost 16 Month
    Developers must notify issuing governmental agency by July 10th to receive a new extension Holders of permits and development orders have the opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the permit or order for nearly 16…
  • Jan 19

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance
    On December 20, 2016, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved an Ordinance proposed by Commissioner Barbara Jordan that provides incentives for builders to offer workforce housing units in new developments within the…
Rank this Week: 3742

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
  • 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…
  • Dec 2

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne

    Texas Agriculture Groups Push for Eminent Domain Fairne
    16 Texas agricultural groups seeking eminent domain reform, including recovering legal fees if owners win The first of several meetings organized by Texans for Property Rights was held in Jourdanton Thursday, Oct 27. Landowners were briefed…
  • Nov 30

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett

    Developer May Try to Use Eminent Domain in Massachusett
    NOBODY MOVES to Carver, Mass., for its urban flair. The town is rural and quiet, thickly wooded with pine and cedar — the sort of place people move to when they have a hankering to raise chickens, grow vegetables, and luxuriate amid an…
Rank this Week: 4680

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention

    Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention
    Senior financial abuse scams are a multi-billion dollar industry. Learn how to spot the perpetrators and prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones. The post Aging and Financial Abuse: What Can Happen and Prevention appeared…
  • Feb 17

    Litigation 101

    Litigation 101
    Learn about litigation and how to decide whether your claim is worth your time in court. The post Litigation 101 appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Feb 10

    Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property

    Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property
    How can Arizona's community property laws destroy my sole and separate property? Learn how to prevent transmutation of sole and separate property and plan for the future. The post Transmutation of Sole and Separate Property appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3597

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: 4364

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    A Modern Take on the Antiquities Act of 1906

    A Modern Take on the Antiquities Act of 1906
    During the waning days of his administration, President Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 (16 USC 431-433) (“Act”) to create expansive national monuments on land and at sea.  According to the National Park Service, he…
  • Feb 8

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?
    In the construction industry, it is standard for ‘upstream’ parties to require ‘downstream’ parties to purchase and maintain general liability insurance coverage, at varying limits, and to obtain an endorsement adding…
  • Jan 30

    Update on St. John’s Holdings, LLC.  v. Two Electronics, LLC

    Update on St. John’s Holdings, LLC.  v. Two Electronics, LLC
    On October 24th, 2016, the Massachusetts Land Court revised its ruling in St. John’s Holdings, LLC. v. Two Electronics, LLC  (2016 WL 1460477 (2016).  The underlying case (the subject of a prior blog article) involved…
Rank this Week: 2350

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3471

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Feb 22

    6 Top Reasons for Delays in the Conveyancing Proce

    6 Top Reasons for Delays in the Conveyancing Proce
    When buying a home, there are a million and one variables that could cause the process to pause and you could find yourself in a lengthier process than you ever imagined. However, there are a few pitfalls that you could easily avoid in order…
  • Feb 9

    Property Legal Matters FAQs inc how to divide the family home & mortgage during divorce

    Property Legal Matters FAQs inc how to divide the family home & mortgage during divorce
    How do you divide the family home during divorce? What costs do you face if you want to give your home or your rental property to your children? How can you reduce the capital gains tax on an inherited house? Portico London estate agents put…
  • Jan 17

    Listed Building Buying Guide

    Listed Building Buying Guide
    When you’re considering a property, buying a listed building means inheriting a grand property steeped in history – but it also means having to be aware of the rules, regulations and issues surrounding listed properties. What is a…
Rank this Week: 2231

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 17

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble
    WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR EB-5 PROJECT IS IN TROUBLE By: Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Daniel B Lundy, Esq. and Jeffrey E. Brandlin, CPA, CIRA, CFF Managers and Investors in EB-5 Investment Funds should regularly monitor…
  • Sep 23

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund
    This article is co-authored by Daniel B. Lundy, Esq., of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. His Firm’s blog is available here. The USCIS stated in a stakeholder call on July 28, 2016 that minors can be primary applicants on…
Rank this Week: 2055

MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
Rank this Week: 1870

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Feb 13

    The Initiative and CEQA

    The Initiative and CEQA
    The development of a real estate project of almost any size is going to require compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act – CEQA – generally through the preparation of an environmental impact report – an…
  • Feb 8

    Looking Forward – Retail Perspectives 2017 Forecast

    Looking Forward – Retail Perspectives 2017 Forecast
    As they have done for the past eight years, the Retail Group of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP has, once again, taken on the daunting task of forecasting what to expect in the forthcoming year in four critical segments that affect the retail…
  • Feb 1

    “Most Likely Descendants” Regulations Enter Approval Proce

    “Most Likely Descendants” Regulations Enter Approval Proce
    California’s Native American Heritage Commission issued its initial approval of draft regulations that could guide ground-breaking activities in the state.
Rank this Week: 1774

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: 3387

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
  • Jan 30

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation
    The Appellate Division upheld a Supreme Court determination granting summary judgment against a not for profit religious corporation seeking a real property tax exemption on property it owns and uses for religious purposE.
  • Dec 22

    Challenge to Approval of Telecommunications Tower Held Moot

    Challenge to Approval of Telecommunications Tower Held Moot
    The Appellate Division found the challenge to the approval of a 150 foot tall wireless telecommunications tower had been rendered moot due to completion of construction.
Rank this Week: 2418

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Housing Court Rules Post-Foreclosure Owner Entitled To 90 Day Notice to Quit

    Housing Court Rules Post-Foreclosure Owner Entitled To 90 Day Notice to Quit
    Questionable Ruling Goes Against Established Law That Foreclosed Owner Not Entitled to Notice to Quit In a recent post-foreclosure eviction case before the Southeast Housing Court, Justice Anne Kenney Chaplin issued a head-scratching ruling…
  • Jan 12

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection

    New Notary Public Act Addresses Unauthorized Practice of Law, Title Issues and Consumer Protection
    An Act Regulating Notaries Public to Protect Consumers And The Validity And Effectiveness Of Recorded Instruments On October 6, 2016 Governor Charlie Baker signed Chapter 289 of the Acts of 2016, An Act Regulating Notaries Public to…
  • Jan 2

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective

    Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties Now Effective
    Many Titles Automatically Cleared As Of Dec. 31, 2016 While 2016 may have been a tough year for some, the new year brings some relief to those affected by foreclosure related title defects. For some homeowners saddled with bad titles due…
Rank this Week: 4219

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Illegal Instruction

    Illegal Instruction
    So your boss wants you to do something you think is illegal… Given the recent sacking of the US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, we thought it appropriate to look at how English law deals with similar situations. There are of…
  • Nov 1

    The Gig Economy

    The Gig Economy
    Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’. This is the idea that permanent jobs are old-fashioned relics of a previous…
  • Sep 7

    Ploughing Match

    Ploughing Match
    INVITATION Come along and meet us at the 72nd East Kent Ploughing Match held this year at Nonington by kind permission of Mr and Mrs David Solley and Family. The event will be held on 28th September and it is a great opportunity for us to…
Rank this Week: 1997