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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    READY FOR A LITTLE SCARE?

    READY FOR A LITTLE SCARE?
    We’re having a party, you’re in for a scare It’s a Halloween bash, so dress up if you dare Please Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for His 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Bash Monday, October 30th 7-9 pm Pier…
  • Oct 17

    CUSTOMPAX AIN'T FOR CUSTOMERS?

    CUSTOMPAX AIN'T FOR CUSTOMERS?
    California dietary supplement maker, Custompax prohibited from manufacturing A California dietary supplement manufacturer recently was ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products until the company comes into compliance…
  • Oct 16

    TRASHING TRUMP'S TWEETS

    TRASHING TRUMP'S TWEETS
    Puerto Rico Crisis Update The NiLP Report Not that there is anything wrong with that!. It's an expression of affection. Trump's Not Forever Tweets. Thursday was perhaps the day of greatest…
Rank this Week: 8

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 183

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 162

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 159

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 18

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project
    You’ve got a client who didn’t get paid for work done on a construction project. You could file a breach of contract action, but there may be other ways to get your client paid, especially if the contracting party who didn’t…
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
  • Oct 13

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?
    Here’s a common evidence question: Are opinions admissible when they’re in business records? The answer is generally “yes,” as long as the statement of opinion is in a writing that qualifies otherwise for the…
Rank this Week: 319

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 353

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: 344

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Oct 15

    'All Monies Charges': A Threat to Law Firm

    'All Monies Charges': A Threat to Law Firm
    The recent news that the majority of the top ten lenders have declared they will use ‘all monies charges’ to repossess homes if borrowers struggle with non-mortgage debts should be cause for concern to conveyancing practitioners.…
  • Sep 30

    Lenders Who Made Changes to Their Handbook in September 2017

    Lenders Who Made Changes to Their Handbook in September 2017
    A number of lenders made changes to their Handbook last month. Perhaps not surprisingly some focused on changes to leasehold requirements.Examples of lenders who made changes (England and Wales region) include:Yorkshire Building…
  • Aug 17

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

    Leasehold is Changing - Is this Reflected in your Report on Title?
    Leasehold reform is on the way. Many lenders have already been proactive in making changes for some months now to their P2 Handbook requirements.Is it now time to be making changes to your Report on Title in light of new lender instructions…
Rank this Week: 296

The Class-Action & Compliance…

The Class-Action & Compliance Sentinel

Covers class-action litigation and compliance matters for real estate professionals. By Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

http://www.realestateclassactions.com/
  • Oct 15

    Federal Appeals Court Opens Door to HOLA Class Action

    Federal Appeals Court Opens Door to HOLA Class Action
    Clever class-action lawyers are always looking for new, cutting-edge ways to sue corporate defendants. Until now, those attorneys have had little success with claims involving the Home Owners’ Loan Act. A new ruling from a federal…
  • Oct 8

    Are Zestimates Illegal?

    Are Zestimates Illegal?
    Most prospective home buyers begin their search on the internet, probably landing on Zillow.com at some point. That website gives possible values—called “Zestimates”—for nearly all houses in the country. Problems can…
  • Oct 1

    CFPB Continues Its War Against RESPA Safe-Harbor

    CFPB Continues Its War Against RESPA Safe-Harbor
    Many real estate businesses accused of violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act have invoked the statute’s exemption for “services actually performed.” But the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has long…
Rank this Week: 393

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    Adverse Possession: A Situation In Which a Fence and Locked Gate Did Not Provide Notice of Hostile Use

    Adverse Possession: A Situation In Which a Fence and Locked Gate Did Not Provide Notice of Hostile Use
    Adverse possession is a way of acquiring title to real property through continuous possession or use for a specified period of time. One of the elements required to prove adverse possession is that the possession or use must be “hostile…
  • Aug 28

    Reverse Veil Piercing in California – Available to Expose LLC Assets to Liability

    Reverse Veil Piercing in California – Available to Expose LLC Assets to Liability
    Piercing the corporate veil, (the alter ego doctrine) is a procedure which creditors use when their judgment is against a corporation or LLC which is owned by, or controlled by, a sole shareholder. Usually, the corporation has no assets to…
  • Aug 11

    Partition – When You Can Partition By Appraisal in California

    Partition – When You Can Partition By Appraisal in California
    Co-owners of real estate do not always have the same goals, and when they cannot agree, they may need the court’s help. Such is the case in a Partition action; in its original form, it literally meant dividing the land up into parts,…
Rank this Week: 375

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 386

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

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

    Rental Caps: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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

    Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval

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

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

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!
    Drones are everywhere. The government uses drones, Amazon.com uses drones, weather forecasters use drones, and, low and behold, homeowners use drones. The question then becomes what, if anything, can an association do to regulate drones?…
Rank this Week: 389

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
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 463

New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

Covers news and updates regarding redevelopment matters, laws, news and updates throughout New Jersey. By Michael A. Bruno and Marc D. Policastro.

http://www.njredeveloper.com
  • Jan 18

    The New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Its Gap Period Decision

    The New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Its Gap Period Decision
    On January 18, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that municipalities do have an obligation to satisfy the unmet affordable housing obligations arising from 1999 through 2015, the so-called “gap period.”   In a…
  • Jul 23

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement
    Co-authored by Peter J. Guastella This is big. Affordable housing in New Jersey has taken another major turn in the Court system due to the latest decision in the Appellate Division handed down on July 11, 2016. Most importantly, the…
  • Jul 23

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement
    Co-authored by Peter J. Guastella This is big. Affordable housing in New Jersey has taken another major turn in the Court system due to the latest decision in the Appellate Division handed down on July 11, 2016. Most importantly, the…
Rank this Week: 443

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Protect your property from mortgage fraud (FREE!)

    Protect your property from mortgage fraud (FREE!)
    By Michael H. Wasserman When it comes to identity theft, credit card spending is only the tip of the iceberg. Not only are thieves using stolen information to go shopping on your Visa card, they are scamming medical insurance,…
  • Oct 4

    What to do When Drones Fly Near Your Home

    What to do When Drones Fly Near Your Home
    Imagine a quiet evening on the deck of your new home when—out of nowhere—a noisy drone begins hovering around your property, almost certainly snapping photos or video. It’s like Space Invaders meets Gladys Kravitz. So what…
  • Sep 26

    Cleaner. Leaner. Still generally civil. Check out our new website!

    Cleaner. Leaner. Still generally civil. Check out our new website!
    We’ve updated mhwasserman.com to be user- and mobile-friendlier.From streamlining the look and including reviews to adding photos of our team, we’ve made it easier to help sellers, buyers and brokers understand how we get them to…
Rank this Week: 761

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/
  • Oct 18

    Are Your Neighbor’s Trees Growing On Your Property?

    Are Your Neighbor’s Trees Growing On Your Property?
      Your neighbors are proud of their beautiful, large fruit trees, which are now growing substantially over your property. The trees have grown so large that a number of branches extend over your house, tool shed, and other improvements,…
  • Oct 4

    Meet the Appraiser: Matt Simmon

    Meet the Appraiser: Matt Simmon
    If you’re a regular reader of this blog (and I hope you are, or will become one!), you will know that many of my posts, over the years, have to do with property rights. An important component of property rights is valuation of the…
  • Aug 16

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

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?
    As of January 1st of 2017, it has been reported that the total value of real property in Lee County increased for the fifth consecutive year to $105.6 billion (nearly 9% higher than 2016 values). With this year’s Truth in Millage…
Rank this Week: 1074

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    WLPP Continuing Education - Warehouse Lecture Serie

    WLPP Continuing Education - Warehouse Lecture Serie
    Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis and Payne, LLP is pleased to announce our Warehouse Lecture Series for the 2017/2018 year. The Series is comprised of quarterly, half-day sessions providing Community Association Manager Continuing Education credits…
  • Apr 12

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe
    Mark your calendars!  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is pleased to announce the Warehouse Lecture Series.  On May 4, 2017, May 11, 2017, and June 16, 2017, WLPP will hold classes designed to help managers obtain credits…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 818

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Oct 16

    Guidance on reducing homelessne

    Guidance on reducing homelessne
    The DCLG has published the draft statutory code of guidance to accompany the Homelessness Reduction Act (in force from April 2018). The draft code is now subject to 8 weeks consultation. The DCLG has also announced the fairly small additional…
  • Oct 8

    Job Ads – London

    Job Ads – London
    Shepherds Bush Housing Association A community focused housing association, SBHA strives to be recognised as the best in London for our homes and services. We’ve embarked on an exciting journey of transformational change and as part of…
  • Oct 3

    Vulnerability, medical evidence & Now Medical

    Vulnerability, medical evidence & Now Medical
    Thomas v Lambeth LBC, County Court at Central London, 16 March 2017 This is a s.204 appeal in the County Court of a vulnerability decision by Lambeth. A copy of the transcript of judgment is here. Of particular interest is that the judgment…
Rank this Week: 637

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • Oct 13

    Common Pitfalls in Dealing with Major Repair

    Common Pitfalls in Dealing with Major Repair
    Recent experience as litigation and general counsel for numerous associations who are currently tackling significant repairs suggests a couple of common pitfalls.
  • Oct 6

    Loss Assessment Insurance

    Loss Assessment Insurance
    You live in a condominium association and happily (ok, probably not "happily") pay your dues each month. Your board has diligent members and your association is well insured. What could go wrong? Well, lots can go wrong, unfortunately. Life…
  • Sep 27

    Unpaid Assessments: Liens & Personal Obligations - Part II

    Unpaid Assessments: Liens & Personal Obligations - Part II
    Last week, we discussed how delinquencies affect owners and the lots or units they own. This week, we discuss the effect of bankruptcy, sales and foreclosures on the personal obligation or liens. Generally speaking, an owner's bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 704

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1071

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 943

Ozarks Law & Economy

Ozarks Law & Economy

Tracks developments in Missouri real estate law and economic development in the Ozarks area of Missouri and Arkansas. By Harry Styron.

http://styronblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Book Review: James Fork of the White River, Transformation of an Ozark River

    Book Review: James Fork of the White River, Transformation of an Ozark River
    Published by Lens & Pen Press, 4067 Franklin, Springfield MO 65807, $35 (buy both James Fork of the White River and Damming the Osage for $52.50 postpaid), 351 pages. The evolution of a river in the modern era has many…
  • Oct 10

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground

    SB 656: Missouri’s New Statute on Carrying Concealed Firearms and Standing Your Ground
    Springfield criminal defense attorney Shane Cantin has written a well-balanced article that examines Missouri’s new legislation, SB 656, “Missouri Concealed Carry & Castle Doctrine: What You Need to Know.” SB…
  • Aug 16

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.

    Breaking bad; closing good. So is walking away.
    The rebound of the real estate market in the Ozarks seems very real, judging from the calls I get from stressed out buyers and sellers who are approaching closing dates. Buyers sometimes want break contracts, and sellers want to force the…
Rank this Week: 865

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Oct 5

    Hard Money Lending for California Real Estate Investment

    Hard Money Lending for California Real Estate Investment
    Author: Staff Real estate investing can be a lucrative source of income, but as the saying goes, one must spend money to make money. Obtaining a loan through a bank has many advantages, but the process can be slow, and a bank’s…
  • Sep 28

    The Role of Certified Access Specialists in California Commercial Lease

    The Role of Certified Access Specialists in California Commercial Lease
    Author: Staff State law in California requires property owners to make certain disclosures as part of any lease agreement for that property. When a lease involves commercial property, lessors must disclose certain matters related to…
  • Sep 25

    Ground Leases: What California Real Estate Investors Should Know

    Ground Leases: What California Real Estate Investors Should Know
    Author: Staff A typical lease agreement involves a landlord (lessor) that allows a tenant (lessee) to use real property owned by the landlord, in exchange for the payment of rent. The landlord owns the real property and all of the…
Rank this Week: 986

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: 659

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/
  • Sep 27

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Address College Expenses (Finally).

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Address College Expenses (Finally).
    Massachusetts child support law allows for payment of child support until age 23 if the child attends an undergraduate college. Judges can also order parents to pay for the cost of college. This has resulted in onerous orders where parents…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1010

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/
  • Aug 8

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST

    END RUN AROUND LOCAL WETLANDS JURISDICTION? NOT SO FAST
    According to the Wetlands Protection Act, when an applicant files a notice of intent with a local conservation commission to perform work that may impact wetlands, the commission has 21 days to open a public hearing to consider the impact of…
  • Jul 19

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse

    Appeals Court Ruling Confirms Grandfathering Protection for Former Cambridge Courthouse
    Today the Appeals Court decided Gund v. Planning Board of Cambridge.  That case concerns the former location of the Middlesex Superior Court, an asbestos-filled, anomalous sky-scraper near Lechmere in Cambridge.  The building, which…
  • Jul 12

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case

    Permitting, First Amendment and Jury Trial Issues All in One Case
    On June 29, 2017, the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided Steinmetz v. Coyle Caron, Inc.  That case, which has its roots in the mundane desire of a couple to build a new home on their land in Cohasset, gave rise to some interesting…
Rank this Week: 559

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/blog
  • Aug 7

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.
    If Zwicker & Associates, P.C. entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Zwicker & Associates, P.C. had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Zwicker & Associates, P.C.…
  • Aug 6

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.
    If the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (e.g., “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3,” “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2,” etc.) entered a default judgment against you but you were never…
  • Aug 5

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.
    If Selip & Stylianou, LLP entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Selip & Stylianou, LLP had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Selip & Stylianou, LLP is suing…
Rank this Week: 1065

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law…

The Cross Law Firm's Landlord Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting landlords, owners, and property management companies.

http://lawmatters.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Mobilehome Notices Required by Feb. 1 Under the 2017 MRL

    Mobilehome Notices Required by Feb. 1 Under the 2017 MRL
    Per California Law, there are three important notices mobilehome park owners and manufactured housing community owners and/or their management need to send to all homeowners/residents by February 1 of each year:   1. Notice of MRL…
  • May 29

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level
    The California Alternate Rates for Energy, otherwise known as “CARE” has issued new income qualification levels as of June 1, 2013. These new income levels will be used to determine if an individual or household qualifies for…
  • May 29

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level

    CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Issues New Income Qualification Level
    The California Alternate Rates for Energy, otherwise known as “CARE” has issued new income qualification levels as of June 1, 2013. These new income levels will be used to determine if an individual or household qualifies for…
Rank this Week: 618

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

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

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

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

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 528

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

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

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

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

    Service by Facebook?

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

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 664

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home…

Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers

Covers homebuying, mortgages, and homeownership. Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/realestate/
  • Nov 26

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?

    I Say, Shall We Borrow Some British Real Estate Ad Language?
    The busy-ness of the holiday season, not to mention the emphasis on shopping, must be taking a toll on me: I’ve been indulging in the guilty pastime of perusing old issues of Country Life magazine, in search of my dream manor…
  • Nov 14

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List

    “House for Spouse” Does Not Belong on Your Holiday Surprise Gift List
    When I sold my first home, one of the offers came from a couple who, according to their Realtor, had been house-hunting for years without agreeing on a place they both liked. At last, they found our house! Alas, they didn’t…
  • Nov 7

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge

    Finding Solid Reviews of Real Estate Agents Still a Challenge
    Going online to find a home to buy has become so user-friendly, full of pretty pictures and fun bells and whistles, that some buyers have been known to proceed all the way to a purchase without once actually visiting the house. The Internet…
Rank this Week: 766

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star
    Paul A. Prados has been selected to the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Nov 3

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
    Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils.  Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to be better…
  • Nov 2

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 539

Cardozo Real Estate Law…

Cardozo Real Estate Law Association

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's student run, real estate law association.

http://cardozorela.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 534

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

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

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

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

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

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

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

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 484

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4295

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    Are We Part of the Problem? How #MeToo and Harvey Weinstein Shows Settling Out of Court Might Be Making Things Worse

    Are We Part of the Problem? How #MeToo and Harvey Weinstein Shows Settling Out of Court Might Be Making Things Worse
         In recent days, an online campaign designed to highlight the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment has spread across social media.  Frustrated by the number of women stepping forward with allegations of sexual…
  • Oct 17

    The Problem With Emoji

    The Problem With Emoji
    We may not all know the term emoji, but we have all seen them or used them. Emojis are small digital images or icons used to express an idea or emotion onine. The term is only a couple of decades old and derives from the Japanese words e, a…
  • Oct 5

    Make an Estate Plan, and Keep It Up to Date!

    Make an Estate Plan, and Keep It Up to Date!
    A recent survey shows that the majority of Americans do not have an estate plan – in the form of either a will or a living trust – in place. Among Americans 72 years old and above, 81 percent do have an estate plan, but 78 percent…
Rank this Week: 1850

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
Rank this Week: 1432

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Oct 18

    City Planning Approves Eight-Story Building in Bedford-Stuyvesant

    City Planning Approves Eight-Story Building in Bedford-Stuyvesant
    The City Planning Commission approved a new eight-story mixed-use building with 75 units in Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. On October 4, 2017, the New York City Planning Commission issued a favorable report on an application for a zoning…
  • Oct 18

    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: New York City’s Right to Counsel for Eviction Case

    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: New York City’s Right to Counsel for Eviction Case
      The Impact Center for Public Interest Law and The Center for New York City Law at New York Law School present IMPACT THURSDAY: New York City’s Right to Counsel for Eviction Cases: Implementation and Implications Under newly…
  • Oct 17

    Council Approves Harlem African Burial Ground

    Council Approves Harlem African Burial Ground
    The Harlem African Burial Ground, affordable housing, and commercial space will replace the 126th Street Bus Depot. On September 27, 2017, City Council approved the 126th Street Bus Depot redevelopment by a vote of 42-0. The land use…
Rank this Week: 2199

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Fighting the Housing Crisis: Introduction

    Fighting the Housing Crisis: Introduction
    I was very inspired recently listening to a Guardian Podcast when Dexter Dias QC told us that we only get the Justice that we fight for. “If you want it” he said “you have to fight for it. And now is the time you have to…
  • Oct 17

    Poor letting agent practices which justify dismissal by their landlord

    Poor letting agent practices which justify dismissal by their landlord
    Letting agents get a lot of bad press which is terribly unfair to the good agents (of which there are many). However, it is a fact that there are also a great number of bad letting agents who take advantage of landlords unfamiliar with their…
  • Oct 16

    Why use the High Court for enforcing a possession order?

    Why use the High Court for enforcing a possession order?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Joanne  who is a landlord. We moved abroad for 6 months and let our house out using a letting agent. When we returned to UK the tenants refused to leave. We are currently forced to live in our…
Rank this Week: 1831

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

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

http://petriepettit.com/blog/landlord-tenant
Rank this Week: 4332

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Happily Ever After, After

    Happily Ever After, After
    Before we founded Freed Marcroft, I used to travel for a living. Right now I am alone on a plane for the first time in a long time.  Both avid travelers, Kristen and I journey together frequently for business and pleasure.  But this…
  • Jul 10

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer
    For your kids, summertime means no school and plenty of time for fun activities. Between trips to the local pool, summer camp, and vacation time with their parents, they’re always in for a good time. When it comes to divorced…
  • Jul 5

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?
    Whether you’re deciding on child custody in court or working out an agreement with the other parent, the courts will always have the final word on your child custody arrangements. When the court rules on a child custody order, you and…
Rank this Week: 2177

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
  • Oct 17

    Jennifer S. Lubinski Wins Trial Verdict in Maryland Hazardous Materials Case

    Jennifer S. Lubinski Wins Trial Verdict in Maryland Hazardous Materials Case
    Attorney Jennifer S. Lubinski recently won a verdict of $124,000 at trial on behalf of a client. The property value of the client’s home was significantly impaired by hazardous materials installed at the property by plumbing…
  • Sep 28

    Lubinski Successfully Prosecutes Before MD Board of Contract Appeal

    Lubinski Successfully Prosecutes Before MD Board of Contract Appeal
    Jennifer S. Lubinski recently successfully prosecuted an appeal before the Maryland Board of Contract Appeals. The litigation concerned the constitutional and contractual  authority of the state to unilaterally claim that a debt is owed…
  • Sep 11

    The Elements of a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim in Maryland

    The Elements of a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim in Maryland
    While under Maryland law there generally is not an independent claim for breach of a fiduciary duty, a breach of such duties can certainly be used by an individual in conjunction with other claims to obtain a recovery. Maryland courts... The…
Rank this Week: 1127

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/
Rank this Week: 2526

Real Property & Title Insurance…

Real Property & Title Insurance Update

Provides a weekly summary of select real property and title insurance cases and recent developments. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/real-property-case-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 1436

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/
  • Oct 16

    AB 634 Signed! Reduced HOA Control of Solar Energy System Installation

    AB 634 Signed! Reduced HOA Control of Solar Energy System Installation
    The Governor has signed AB 634 into law changing HOA control over solar energy system (“Solar”) installations. HOAs may no longer adopt policies and guidelines that prohibit Solar installations on common area roofs protecting HOA…
  • Oct 10

    Updating Your Association’s CC&R

    Updating Your Association’s CC&R
    *Asked & Answered Asked – Our documents were created in 1981 and have not been updated since that time.  I imagine that we are out of legal compliance with some of the items listed within both documents.  The HOA…
  • Oct 3

    New Client: Brea-Olinda Master Community Association

    New Client: Brea-Olinda Master Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Brea-Olinda Master Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Brea-Olinda is a master planned community located in Brea.  Residents enjoy beautiful…
Rank this Week: 2917