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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 8

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 23

    Should Employers Use Progressive Discipline?

    Should Employers Use Progressive Discipline?
    Employment in California is presumed to be terminable “at will,” i.e., employees can be fired for any reason (unless it’s an illegal reason) without warning. See Lab C §2922. This often comes as a surprise to employees…
  • Aug 21

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question
    When examining a witness, counsel should ask questions that are intelligently phrased, concise, and clear in meaning. No one should have to guess at what the question means. If opposing counsel asks a question that can’t be understood…
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
Rank this Week: 193

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 19

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them
    (Photo Credit: Buffalo News) Of the many ills that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis, none garnered such a fantastic moniker as did the “zombie mortgage crisis.” But despite its name, this isn’t an episode of The Walking Dead.…
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue
    The international peer-reviewed journal Planning Theory has put out a CFP for a special issue the journal is producing to "critically survey the current state of the concept of ideology as it relates to planning theory, policy and…
  • Aug 8

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
Rank this Week: 206

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    A&P Bankruptcy

    A&P Bankruptcy
    A&P, once a leader in the grocery store business, is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in five years. They are currently facing 2.3 billion dollars of debt, and many of their stores are losing money. Although they…
  • Aug 14

    Do Your Research Before Filing For Chapter 7

    Do Your Research Before Filing For Chapter 7
    While bankruptcy is one route many consumers take to get out of debt, the paperwork can be long and complicated. The cost of hiring a bankruptcy lawyer can be daunting, and it can be tempting to try and do it … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy
    Colt Defense, LLC, a maker of firearms for 179 years has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware. Officials say they plan to financially restructure as to allow for an “accelerated…
Rank this Week: 197

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 22

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 11, *Live* television

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 11, *Live* television
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.]   As we saw in the previous Part 10, the arrival of television…
  • Aug 21

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 10, Television

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 10, Television
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.]   Approaching the end of this lengthy and tardy exploration of the dozen technological inventions that…
  • Aug 11

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 9, I-beam steel

    The technology of urban verticality: Part 9, I-beam steel
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   As the previous three parts established, in rapid succession the elevator, the telephone, and…
Rank this Week: 301

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer
    Title VIII of the Civil Rights of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), is a federal law which prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related services due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,…
  • Nov 11

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership
    Community Associations Institute's Greater Los Angeles Chapter held its Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, November 5, 2016. SwedelsonGottlieb congratulates firm client Harbor Gate Homeowners Association (San Pedro, California) for receiving…
  • Nov 11

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership

    Harbor Gate HOA Receives CAI-GLAC Excellence in Community Leadership
    Community Associations Institute’s Greater Los Angeles Chapter held its Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, November 5, 2016. SwedelsonGottlieb congratulates firm client Harbor Gate Homeowners Association (San Pedro, California) for…
Rank this Week: 342

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal
    Federal agencies are considering raising the threshold for commercial real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from the current level of $250,000 to $400,000. The agencies including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal…
  • Jul 26

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
      New Jersey has adopted a “property taxpayer bill of rights” seeking to assist property owners with the real estate assessment process. New Jersey has one of the nation’s highest property taxes. Bill A-4007 requires…
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Jun 19

    Legislative Update: Condominium Terminations Bill Signed Into Law

    Legislative Update: Condominium Terminations Bill Signed Into Law
    Senate Bill 1520 was signed by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2017. The following is a summary of the bill, which will take effect on July 1, 2017: SB 1520 amends 718.117, Florida Statutes, regarding the optional termination of condominiums,…
  • Feb 13

    Steven Siegfried Profile in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Meet the Attorney Who Wrote the Book on Construction Law. Literally.”

    Steven Siegfried Profile in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Meet the Attorney Who Wrote the Book on Construction Law. Literally.”
    Steven M. Siegfried, our firm’s founder who launched the practice 40 years ago in 1977, was the subject of a “Profiles in Law” article published by the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily…
  • Jan 18

    SRHL Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    SRHL Celebrates 40th Anniversary
    This year our firm is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.  In 1977, Steven M. Siegfried had the vision to bring great lawyers and supporting staff together to focus on every aspect of Florida’s burgeoning…
Rank this Week: 322

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 23

    City’s Adult Use Zoning Rules Upheld

    City’s Adult Use Zoning Rules Upheld
    The Court of Appeals, after 22 years of litigation, upheld the City’s adult use zoning rules and dismissed the complaint challenging the rules. In 1994 the City’s Department of City Planning completed a study of sexually focused…
  • Aug 22

    Trees: Tort Liability For Injuries Involving Tree

    Trees: Tort Liability For Injuries Involving Tree
    Trees under the common law were considered natural conditions with the result that possessors of land were not liable for injuries caused trees. Professor William Prosser wrote in the first edition of the hornbook on Torts (1941) that the…
  • Aug 21

    City Planning Approves Morris Park BID

    City Planning Approves Morris Park BID
    Proposal encompasses 188 businesses in a 1.06 mile stretch of Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx. On August 9, 2017, the City Planning Commission approved the Department of Small Business Services’ plan to create the Morris Park Business…
Rank this Week: 593

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/
  • Aug 21

    We're Number 10! We're Number ... 10?

    We're Number 10! We're Number ... 10?
    We received a nice (although automatic) email note this morning from SSRN, letting us know that our draft article on Murr v. Wisconsin, Restatement (SCOTUS) of Property: What Happened to Use in Murr v. Wisconsin?, "was recently listed on…
  • Aug 16

    Cal Eminent Domain Report On The Strange "Martins Beach" Decision

    Cal Eminent Domain Report On The Strange "Martins Beach" Decision
    We've been offline lately, hanging out at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York, so haven't had time to post, even though there is a lot to post about. Thankfully, our colleague Brad Kuhn at the California Eminent Domain Report is on the ball,…
  • Aug 11

    Murr v. Wisconsin Sound Bytes From ABA Annual Meeting Program

    Murr v. Wisconsin Sound Bytes From ABA Annual Meeting Program
    Here is the recording of my portion of today's panel on Murr v. Wisconsin at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York. Here are links to some of the materials which our speakers discussed: Murr v. Wisconsin, 137 S. Ct. 1933 (2017) (majority and…
Rank this Week: 835

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Costco Charged $19.4M for Unauthorized Use of TIFFANY Trademark

    Costco Charged $19.4M for Unauthorized Use of TIFFANY Trademark
    A federal court in New York recently ruled that Costco Wholesale Corp. (“Costco”) owes Tiffany & Co. approximately $19.4 million dollars for selling diamond rings falsely advertised as “Tiffany” rings.
  • Aug 18

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld
    In Heisinger v. Cleary, 150 A.3d 1136 (2016), the Supreme Court of Connecticut upheld the Co-Executors’ engagement of Management Professional Planning, Inc. ("MPI") to appraise the decedent’s stock in a closely held business.
  • Aug 14

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust
    In the Matter of Frei Irrevocable Trust dated October 29, 1996, 390 P.3d 646, is a 2017 decision by the Supreme Court of Nevada holding that a beneficiary’s interest in a trust is subject to the claims of his creditors, notwithstanding…
Rank this Week: 548

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 21

    Shoot the messenger! Agent liability under the Fair Housing Act

    Shoot the messenger! Agent liability under the Fair Housing Act
    A brand new decision from Northern California, Hintz v. Chase, 17-CV-02198-JCS, 2017 WL 3421979 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 9, 2017) reminds both property owners and sales or leasing agents that no one can escape responsibility for making the…
  • Aug 17

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.
    A decision from the Western District of Texas should remind landlords that the world of FHA litigation is unforgiving and expensive, so the best thing is to get it right the first time. Reading it has prompted us to re-offer our webinar on…
  • Aug 6

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51
    DOJ’s recent decision to put regulations concerning the internet and the ADA on indefinite hold has important implications for business, but not all of them are good.* It seems likely this move was prompted by executive orders from…
Rank this Week: 455

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 20

    Sufficient Notice

    Sufficient Notice
    Partridge v Gupta (2017) EWHC 2110 (QB) Those who have been readers of this blog for a while may recall our campaign about evictions by High Court Sheriffs where the writs were (wrongly) obtained as an administrative act by using form N293A.…
  • Aug 14

    Job Ad – London Bridge

    Job Ad – London Bridge
    Anthony Gold Paralegal – Housing and property disputes team Based at London Bridge, SE1 Anthony Gold is looking for a Paralegal to join our Housing & Property Disputes team for a two-year contract. The role involves supporting the…
  • Aug 13

    Dwelling in temporary accommodation

    Dwelling in temporary accommodation
    Dacorum Borough Council v Bucknall (aka Acheampong) [2017] EWHC 2094 (QB) When is temporary accommodation provided under the Housing Act 1996 Section 193(2) duty occupied ‘as a dwelling’ fo the purposes of Section 3 Protection…
Rank this Week: 494

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Omitted Legal Descriptions in Sale of Oil and Gas Lease

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

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

    What Do Netflix, Amazon and Oil & Gas Have in Common?
    The Deep Carbon Observatory at the Carnegie Institution for Science is using “Big Data” to locate deposits of minerals, using techniques similar to those used by Amazon to recommend books based on a buyer’s previous book…
Rank this Week: 660

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 762

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 18

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

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

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

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

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 841

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

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

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Aug 17

    Real Estate Financing for California Real Estate Investor

    Real Estate Financing for California Real Estate Investor
    Author: Staff The financial commitments required in real estate investing can vary in size and scope, from purchasing a handful of shares in a real estate investment trust (REIT) or real estate syndicate to purchasing a house or office…
  • Aug 10

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Commercial Lease

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Commercial Lease
    Author: Staff Real estate investment can take many forms and offers many ways to obtain a return on one’s investment. Some investors purchase real property in order to make improvements and sell it, while others may purchase…
  • Jul 31

    Foreclosure Sales and California Real Estate Investor

    Foreclosure Sales and California Real Estate Investor
    Author: Staff Real estate ownership, both residential and commercial, frequently involves financing some portion of the purchase price with a mortgage loan. Should an owner stop making payments to a lender, the lender can attempt to…
Rank this Week: 454

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/
  • Aug 9

    An Update on Reverse Mortgage

    An Update on Reverse Mortgage
    A recent New York Times article concerns possible changes to the enforcement of reverse mortgages against surviving spouses.  To those unfamiliar with reverse mortgages, they are a type of mortgage loan which allows elderly…
  • Jul 20

    Commercial Properties and Local Regulations – What are Your Rights?

    Commercial Properties and Local Regulations – What are Your Rights?
    News outlets have recently reported a conflict between local business Ralph’s Italian Ices in Mamaroneck and local officials, who are seeking to close the business due to noise and parking issues.  While we do not know how…
  • Jul 14

    Just Short of a “Short Sale” – What are Your Options?

    Just Short of a “Short Sale” – What are Your Options?
    Our firm frequently has clients who own property that is in foreclosure.  Often, these parties wish to sell their property and move on from the situation.  Once a sales price is agreed upon, the important question to be…
Rank this Week: 916

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Jul 14

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home

    First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home
    The following is a guide from a contributor outlining some things to remember when buying your first home:- Owning a home is embedded in the British psyche as one of our main ambitions. Not for us the bias towards renting held by some of our…
  • Apr 14

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?

    Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?
    As of the 6th April 2017, landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income to arrive at their profits. Instead, they will receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for their…
  • Mar 29

    How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 

    How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 
    29 March 2017, London: Mark Lawrinson, Regional Sales Director of Portico London estate agents, has spoken out about the possible effects of Brexit on the London housing market, saying, “I don’t think the triggering of Article 50…
Rank this Week: 782

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: 534

Eminent Domain Services, LLC'…

Eminent Domain Services, LLC' Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain, land use, and utilities cases with a special focus on Wisconsin matters.

http://www.wisconsineminentdomain.com/eminent-domain-blog
  • Apr 18

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority

    Court of Appeals: Just Compensation Claims Naming City Instead of CDA were Proper under Doctrine of Apparent Authority
    A recent published opinion from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals used the doctrine of apparent authority to clear up confusion in a compensation action.  Haas v. City of Oconomowoc, 2017 WI App 10, ___Wis. 2d ___, ___ N.W.2d ___.​The…
  • Aug 26

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor

    When Reasonable Access Comes from Your Neighbor
    In a recent per curiam opinion, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals discussed what grounds the Department of Transportation can give to close a business’s driveway and the route landowners may be left with.  Slater v. DOT,…
  • Jul 6

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking

    North Carolina's Court of Appeals Takes on Billboard Taking
    In April, the North Carolina Court of Appeals decided a case involving billboard compensation.  Department of Transportation v. Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, 785 S.E.2d 151 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016). This case is interesting because…
Rank this Week: 501

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 527

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

Covers Virginia condominium and homeowner's Association law. By LeClair Ryan.

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental
    With the burst of transient occupancy arrangements, vacation rentals and renter occupied units/homes in common interest communities in recent years, community associations continue to scramble to figure out how best to handle them in light of…
  • Mar 29

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge
    As of July 1, 2015, the Virginia Condominium Act provides that no condominium association may impose an assessment or charge against a unit owner unless such charge or assessment (a) is expressly authorized by the Condominium Act (see…
  • Mar 8

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update
    Since our last postings on the subject of disclosure packets, the General Assembly has adopted several minor Code changes to clarify existing provisions: Delivery by Overnight Carrier  The Code section providing for cancellation of the…
Rank this Week: 583

Family Property

Family Property

An English law site covering land and trusts, particularly within a family law context. By Sheila Hamilton Macdonald.

http://familyproperty.org.uk/newblog/
  • Apr 21

    Lawyers in Glass Houses (or, indeed, Cubicles)

    Lawyers in Glass Houses (or, indeed, Cubicles)
    Not long ago, I visited two very different solicitors’ offices in the space of the same week. The first was a stone-built Victorian warren of rooms in a rural Derbyshire market town. The firm had been in the same premises since at least…
  • Apr 11

    G v G: A Correction

    G v G: A Correction
    It has been brought to my attention that the parties in G v G were not Polish nationals, as I reported in my previous post, but British nationals. I have corrected the post to reflect this.
  • Feb 17

    G v G: A TLATA Jurisdiction Dispute

    G v G: A TLATA Jurisdiction Dispute
    G v G [2015] EWHC 2101 (Fam) Trusts of Land – Application by H to dismiss or stay W’s TLATA claim for order for sale and equal division of proceeds — Appropriate Jurisdiction for Claim – Matrimonial financial remedies…
Rank this Week: 859

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision

    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision
    Pickvest class action lawyers defend ‘opt out’ provision - MoneywebLawyers bringing the class action application on behalf of the 18 000-odd investors in Highveld Syndications 15 to 22, the property syndication companies promoted…
  • Mar 17

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD

    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD
    Waterfall City: On track to be a new CBD - MoneywebMaxwell Office Park, WaterfallAttacq Limited’s Waterfall City, a 240-hectare development sandwiched between Sandton and Midrand, is on track to be…
  • Mar 11

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash

    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash
    'Traditional buildings' get a green wash - MoneywebNearly eight years ago, green building was considered ‘the right thing to do’, but more developers and building owners now view it as an economic necessity.This is according to…
Rank this Week: 507

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA") may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("UFTA"); 2)…
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act…
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act…
Rank this Week: 789

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: 693

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

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

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

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

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

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

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

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

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 793

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4827

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: 3898

In the Zone

In the Zone

Covers real estate, zoning and land use law in Pennsylvania. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 23

    A/B SEPTIC SYSTEMS ARE BACK IN PLAY FOR PLANNING MODULE APPROVAL FOR NEW PROJECTS

    A/B SEPTIC SYSTEMS ARE BACK IN PLAY FOR PLANNING MODULE APPROVAL FOR NEW PROJECTS
    Governor Tom Wolf signed into law, on July 20, 2017, Act 26, which amended the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act concerning the use of alternate sewage systems for purposes of obtaining planning module approval from DEP for a new project.…
  • Aug 23

    Seeking Site-Specific Relief after Successful Ordinance Validity Challenge

    Seeking Site-Specific Relief after Successful Ordinance Validity Challenge
    In a recent Commonwealth Court decision, Appeal of Chester County Outdoor, LLC, No. 1761 C.D. 2016, 2017 WL 3198266 (Pa. Comm. July 28, 2017), the Court held that, after a successful validity challenge to an ordinance, the…
  • Aug 3

    LIBOR to Disappear

    LIBOR to Disappear
    Kevin Scott writes: In case you missed it last week, The Wall Street Journal and others reported (sub. req.) that the rate index LIBOR is going to be discontinued by the end of 2021. LIBOR has been the base index for most all variable…
Rank this Week: 1938

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1287

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 33 – Finding

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 33 – Finding
    Well, here we are at the end of this series on tenancy agreements. I hope you have enjoyed it, and that you have learned something. Its a long series but there is still a lot I had to leave out.  Tenancy agreements is a big subject. The…
  • Aug 22

    Are tenants responsible for extra water charges caused by a leak?

    Are tenants responsible for extra water charges caused by a leak?
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Sebastian who is a tenant. In the house where I live there was a water leak. I share the house with 3 other people. The leak was invisible to us, as it happened in the toilet on the ground floor. The…
  • Aug 21

    Warning to letting agents – you can be prosecuted for giving sham licenses to tenant

    Warning to letting agents – you can be prosecuted for giving sham licenses to tenant
    I am delighted to see that at last a local Trading Standards Office has brought a successful prosecution against a letting agent for unfair practices under the Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Sham Licenses The two victims originally…
Rank this Week: 1476

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: 2086

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: 4089

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 22

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence
    Starting November 1, 2017, all condominium managers have 90 days to apply for a licence under the Condominium Management Services Act. There are two classes of licences: a limited licence and a general licence. The Minister of Government and…
  • Aug 15

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case
    In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction in the condominium declaration for almost 14 years, was given 9 months to bring his units…
  • Aug 8

    Condominium Authority Confirms Fee

    Condominium Authority Confirms Fee
    In a prior blog post we reported that the Condominium Authority of Ontario (“COA”) was seeking public comment on its proposed fees for the COA’s services. As the feedback received was positive, the COA has confirmed that the…
Rank this Week: 3221

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Debit Card Provision Uncertainties Answered

    Debit Card Provision Uncertainties Answered
    The outcome of this year’s legislative session evoked a lot of confusion from property managers and boards of directors serving the community association industry.  As a result, we have received a lot of requests from our…
  • Aug 11

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law

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

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure
    After several years of failed attempts, the estoppel bill has become law in Florida and mandates major changes to the way community associations in the state prepare estoppel letters (also called estoppel certificates), which are legal…
Rank this Week: 4527

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/
  • Aug 21

    Land Court Dismisses Foreclosure Challenge Under New Title Clearing Act

    Land Court Dismisses Foreclosure Challenge Under New Title Clearing Act
    Kenney v. Brown:  First Reported Decision Under Act Clearing Title to Foreclosed Properties In a ruling applauded by the conveyancing bar and title underwriters, Land Court Justice Robert Foster has dismissed a borrower’s challenge…
  • Aug 7

    A Path to Electronic Notary Acknowledgement

    A Path to Electronic Notary Acknowledgement
    By Richard P. Howe, Jr., Registrar, Middlesex North Registry of Deeds As young people who have known nothing but digital commerce enter the home ownership market, the conveyancing community in Massachusetts will face increased pressure to…
  • Jul 25

    Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System

    Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System
    Strawbridge v. Bank of NY Mellon:  Appeals Court Justice Peter Agnes Gives Judicial Blessing to MERS Assignment System, Rejects Other Foreclosure Challenges The most recent foreclosure case heard by a Massachusetts appellate court should…
Rank this Week: 4724

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Zoiks! Real estate scams up 480%

    Zoiks! Real estate scams up 480%
    Closings At RiskWire Fraud is on the Riseby Michael H. WassermanYou read that right, A 480 percent increase according to a May 2017 PSA from the FBI. Its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Scammers are targeting wire transfers with…
  • Aug 20

    Meet John Aylesworth

    Meet John Aylesworth
    --> by Michael H. WassermanI’m so very happy to welcome attorney John Aylesworth to the practice. He joined us in February 2017 and our clients and colleagues have been reaping the benefits of his good counsel all spring and…
  • Apr 10

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

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home
    There are a couple of things ALL home owners should know about their abodes. The wonderful Art of Manliness blog hits this point very well in a recent post identifying spots in the home that every owner should be familiar with for safety and…
Rank this Week: 1385

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Massachusetts Homeowner Brings Action Against Neighbor to Enforce Zoning Law

    Massachusetts Homeowner Brings Action Against Neighbor to Enforce Zoning Law
    Massachusetts zoning laws regulate the manner and extent to which property can be used.  An August 18, 2017 Massachusetts real estate case brought before the Land Court illustrates a land use dispute involving neighboring…
  • Aug 14

    Neighbors Dispute Tree-Trimming Obligation in Massachusetts Land Court Case

    Neighbors Dispute Tree-Trimming Obligation in Massachusetts Land Court Case
    Property can be restricted in any number of ways through various legal means, such as a covenant or easement, often surviving a transfer of ownership.  In an August 11, 2017 Massachusetts real estate case, a plaintiff sought a…
  • Aug 7

    Neighbors Appeal Modification of Subdivision Plan in Massachusetts Land Use Case

    Neighbors Appeal Modification of Subdivision Plan in Massachusetts Land Use Case
    Massachusetts real estate disputes often arise when property owners feel that changes proposed by other landowners would adversely affect their property rights. In a July 26, 2017 case, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered whether a…
Rank this Week: 1850

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
  • Aug 21

    Is Starbucks Over Caffeinated?

    Is Starbucks Over Caffeinated?
    I recently saw an article on CNBC.com about how Starbucks is competing with itself. Starbucks has opened so many stores that, according to BMO Capital Markets Research, there are now “3.6 Starbucks locations within a one-mile radius of…
  • Aug 14

    Neighbor Harasses Tenant Into Eviction

    Neighbor Harasses Tenant Into Eviction
    Sometimes the facts of a case are just sad. A tenant recently came to see me because he was being evicted from the condo he was renting.  He was not going to contest the eviction.  There were only 30 days left on the lease any way…
  • Aug 7

    Survey Updates Can Save Money

    Survey Updates Can Save Money
    In a prior post, I wrote about the need for surveys in real estate transactions (see post HERE). I can’t emphasize this need enough.  I started that post, however, with the premise that clients look for ways to save money,…
Rank this Week: 1669

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
  • Aug 21

    Is Starbucks Over Caffeinated?

    Is Starbucks Over Caffeinated?
    I recently saw an article on CNBC.com about how Starbucks is competing with itself. Starbucks has opened so many stores that, according to BMO Capital Markets Research, there are now “3.6 Starbucks locations within a one-mile radius of…
  • Aug 14

    Neighbor Harasses Tenant Into Eviction

    Neighbor Harasses Tenant Into Eviction
    Sometimes the facts of a case are just sad. A tenant recently came to see me because he was being evicted from the condo he was renting.  He was not going to contest the eviction.  There were only 30 days left on the lease any way…
  • Aug 7

    Survey Updates Can Save Money

    Survey Updates Can Save Money
    In a prior post, I wrote about the need for surveys in real estate transactions (see post HERE). I can’t emphasize this need enough.  I started that post, however, with the premise that clients look for ways to save money,…
Rank this Week: 1681

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3086

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/
  • Aug 20

    Serial Class Actions Are Fine, Ninth Circuit Hold

    Serial Class Actions Are Fine, Ninth Circuit Hold
    For decades, federal courts have slowly freed class-action plaintiffs from the burdens of statutes of limitations, which bar the filing of lawsuits after a specified period of time. A recent decision from a federal appellate court shows that…
  • Aug 13

    Zillow Eyes Possible Settlement with CFPB

    Zillow Eyes Possible Settlement with CFPB
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s prolonged scrutiny of internet giant Zillow might soon end. Zillow, in its recent quarterly earnings report, revealed that the CPFB has completed its investigation and is talking possible…
  • Aug 6

    Internet Refinancings Take Critical Step Forward

    Internet Refinancings Take Critical Step Forward
    The real estate industry, being rooted in practices developed over generations, is slow to change. In today’s business climate, inflexibility can prove disastrous. But, last month, the South Carolina Supreme Court moved its real estate…
Rank this Week: 1944

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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