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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Walsh and O'Mahony on Property Law Ideologies in England and Ireland

    Walsh and O'Mahony on Property Law Ideologies in England and Ireland
    Rachael Walsh (Trinity College) and Lorna Fox O'Mahony (Essex) have posted Land Law, Property Ideologies and the British-Irish Relationship (Common Law World Review) online. Here's the abstract: This article examines the role of property…
  • May 18

    NEW BOOK: Insecurity and the Home

    NEW BOOK: Insecurity and the Home
    For your summer reading, check out this edited book by Helen Carr (Kent), Brendan Edgeworth (New South Wales), and Carolina Hunter (York) titled Law and the Precarious Home: Socio Legal Perspectives on the Home in Insecure Times (Hart…
  • May 14

    CFP: Law and Communities Conference @Bar Ilan University Law

    CFP: Law and Communities Conference @Bar Ilan University Law
    We are delighted to announce that, on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 June 2018, the Bar Ilan University law school and the Center for Jewish and Democratic law will be hosting an international conference titled “Communities & the Law”. The...
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • May 25

    "Little Pink House" Author: Time To Give The Land Taken By Eminent Domain Back To Kelo And Other Former Owner

    "Little Pink House" Author: Time To Give The Land Taken By Eminent Domain Back To Kelo And Other Former Owner
    Jeff Benedict, author of "Little Pink House," the book about the Kelo v. New London eminent domain debacle (and now a movie) has made a video (at the still-vacant Fort Trumbull site), and written an op-ed, arguing that the land should be…
  • May 25

    7th Cir: Be Careful About Your Counterclaims In Eminent Domain Case

    7th Cir: Be Careful About Your Counterclaims In Eminent Domain Case
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in New West, L.P. v. City of Joliet, No. 17-2865 (May 23, 2018) is short -- 4 1/2 pages -- and is written in Judge Easterbrook's trademark plain language and breezy style. We picked it up anticipating of a good…
  • May 23

    More On No. Cal. Wildfire Inverse Cases - Order Overruling Demurrer

    More On No. Cal. Wildfire Inverse Cases - Order Overruling Demurrer
    Earlier this week, we reported that a San Francisco trial court had heard arguments that Pacific Gas and Electric could not be liable for damages resulting from the Northern California wildfires under an inverse condemnation theory. Well,…
Rank this Week: 139

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: 159

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • May 3

    Jim Brooks Act (Just Cause Eviction) Fails To Pass Legislative Session

    Jim Brooks Act (Just Cause Eviction) Fails To Pass Legislative Session
    Bill Sent to Study Committee, Effectively Killing It After intense lobbying on both sides by property owner groups and tenant rights activities, lawmakers sent the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act to study effectively killing it for…
  • Apr 29

    Governor Baker Nominates Five For New Housing Court Judgeship

    Governor Baker Nominates Five For New Housing Court Judgeship
    New Judges to Serve Expanded Statewide Jurisdiction In the 2018 Fiscal Year budget, the jurisdiction of the Housing Court expanded to full state-wide coverage, and with it, the Legislature created five new judgeships. Earlier this week,…
  • Apr 24

    The Case of the Son, the Mother, and the Nantucket Cottage

    The Case of the Son, the Mother, and the Nantucket Cottage
    A Poem by Richard D. Vetstein, Esq. About a Real Case In Nantucket District Court This is the true tale of a son, a mother, and a cottage.  Located in the village of Siasconset, Nantucket For all ye interlopahs, it’s…
Rank this Week: 266

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #51

    Tessa Shepperson Newsround #51
    Friday Newsround is here again.  What have we for you? GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation is now law and I am sure you are all totally fed up with the barrage of emails we have all been receiving from any company whose…
  • May 24

    Should landlords delete tenants details at the end of the tenancy?

    Should landlords delete tenants details at the end of the tenancy?
    I apologise for doing two Data Protection articles in one week.  However, I saw an article this morning which appeared to say that landlords must delete all their tenant’s data at the end of the tenancy (“as they then no…
  • May 22

    Land Law, a bit of history, and the two estates in land

    Land Law, a bit of history, and the two estates in land
    Foundations of landlord and tenant law – part 1 Land law is pretty complicated. The subject matter, land, is, after all, both very important and limited. There may be a few bits at the edge of the country where land is dropping into the…
Rank this Week: 372

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jan 29

    When the government does it: Part 4 After the hearing

    When the government does it: Part 4 After the hearing
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   Okay, okay, I’ll apologize to all my readers!   Update from an extremely dilatory blogger: I frequently miss my deadlines – like the…
  • Jan 10

    When the government does it: Part 3, Similar mega-development

    When the government does it: Part 3, Similar mega-development
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   As we saw in Part 1, using as our source a short factual article University of Washington Daily (November 22, 2017) by student reporter Max Wasserman, the…
  • Jan 8

    When the government does it: Part 2, The city’s largest employer

    When the government does it: Part 2, The city’s largest employer
    By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in the previous Part 1, using as our source a short factual article University of Washington Daily (November 22, 2017) by student reporter Max Wasserman,…
Rank this Week: 429

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Heavy handed, inaccurate threats of legal action – Metropolitan HT harass their tenant

    Heavy handed, inaccurate threats of legal action – Metropolitan HT harass their tenant
    Worthington & Anor v Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd (2018) EWCA Civ 1125 The Court of Appeal on an instance of tenancy management going bad, very bad indeed. And the landlord losing a claim against them for damages for harassment under…
  • May 20

    Job Ads – Flyde/Blackpool, Wandsworth

    Job Ads – Flyde/Blackpool, Wandsworth
    Fylde Coast Advice & Legal Centre Blackpool Lancashire Solicitor full time or two part time posts. £26,000   (Open to job share) We require a supervising solicitor for the Centre. The successful candidate(s) will…
  • May 18

    Court of Appeal on illegal eviction – quantum and heads of claim.

    Court of Appeal on illegal eviction – quantum and heads of claim.
    Smith v Khan (2018) EWCA Civ 1137 Well! It is not often that an illegal eviction case gets to the Court of Appeal, let alone on the tenant’s appeal. But that is what we have here. There are some useful bits along the way, the correction…
Rank this Week: 446

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/
Rank this Week: 452

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

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

    Trump and Eminent Domain

    Trump and Eminent Domain
    Ilya Somin provided an outstanding article last August in his Blog called the Bollkh Conspiracy. The article describes the comments ... The post Trump and Eminent Domain appeared first on National Eminent Domain.
  • Feb 27

    Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain

    Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain
    In Indiana, legislators are attempting to enact substantial restrictions on the right of railroads to condemn for public use. This ... The post Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain appeared first on National…
  • Jan 9

    LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain

    LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain
    In the recent Chicago Tribune article, LaPorte County counsel thought it would prepare a statute which would stop the eminent ... The post LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain…
Rank this Week: 561

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: 678

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: 686

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: 689

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia
    It used to be that Georgia took a dim view of employee non-competes, and courts happily threw them out for technical drafting issues the vast majority of the time.  This regime, which persisted up until May of 2011, is now wistfully…
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
Rank this Week: 790

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 20

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 832

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • May 15

    Ohio Supreme Court Confirms Reversion Language No Longer Necessary to Create Fee Simple Determinable Estate

    Ohio Supreme Court Confirms Reversion Language No Longer Necessary to Create Fee Simple Determinable Estate
    (Plain language within the four corners of the deed is key-pursuant to Koprivec v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County, Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-465)By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq. - Senior Counsel-Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz-A Watch Your…
  • Apr 22

    Recent Real Estate Legislation Introduced in the Ohio Legislature

    Recent Real Estate Legislation Introduced in the Ohio Legislature
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq.- Senior Counsel-Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzRecent bills of the 132nd General Assembly (See https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/) pending in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate related to real property are as…
  • Mar 25

    Former Point of Sale Ordinance in Oakwood, Ohio Held Unconstitutional

    Former Point of Sale Ordinance in Oakwood, Ohio Held Unconstitutional
    (Criminal Penalties and Lack of Warrant Procedure Held to be Key Failings of Ordinance)By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq. - Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzIt is not easy being a municipality (such as a city or village) in Ohio these…
Rank this Week: 834

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: 877

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 22

    Cal. Court Finds Appraiser Cannot Be Sued By Borrower If Appraisal Prepared For Lender Only

    Cal. Court Finds Appraiser Cannot Be Sued By Borrower If Appraisal Prepared For Lender Only
    The California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District certified for publication its recent decision in Tindell v. Murphy. In that case, mortgage borrowers sued an appraiser saying they relied on his appraisal to purchase their home. The…
  • May 4

    Multiple States Considering Valuation Legislation

    Multiple States Considering Valuation Legislation
    The Appraisal Institute reported that 21 pieces of legislation affecting the valuation profession are pending in 14 states.  A list can be found at…
  • Apr 30

    House Committee Passes USPAP Exemption Bill

    House Committee Passes USPAP Exemption Bill
    The House Financial Services Committee recently passed legislation exempting appraisers from having to conduct evaluations in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice for loans under $250,000 that were held in…
Rank this Week: 889

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

https://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • May 24

    Continuing the WLPP Warehouse Lecture Series – Continuing Education for Community Association Manager

    Continuing the WLPP Warehouse Lecture Series – Continuing Education for Community Association Manager
      Our Warehouse Lecture Series offers regular half-day class sessions, providing four hours of DORA-approved Community Association Manager Continuing Education credits. The second session of 2018 is scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2018.…
  • May 23

    Big Changes to Pre-CCIOA Budget Approval Processes Coming July 1, 2018!

    Big Changes to Pre-CCIOA Budget Approval Processes Coming July 1, 2018!
      As the title of this post suggests, as of July 1, 2018, there are big changes coming to those communities formed before July 1, 1992. Seemingly out of the blue, our legislature this year decided with little fanfare that it was time to…
  • Feb 26

    HOAs Still Able to Regulate Breed, Size and Weight of Dog

    HOAs Still Able to Regulate Breed, Size and Weight of Dog
    An amended version of House Bill 18-1126 ('HB 1126"), which would have stopped HOAs in Colorado from prohibiting dogs in the communities based solely on breed, weight or size, was killed today in the Colorado House of Representatives on a 34…
Rank this Week: 897

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/
  • Apr 19

    Expediting Bid Protest

    Expediting Bid Protest
    Last week, the Rand Corporation, which just completed an analysis of the federal bid-protest system, announced that one thing the federal government has been doing particularly well is resolving bid protests quickly–the majority within…
  • Apr 11

    New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida

    New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida
    Regional mass-transit systems are often plagued by the permitting challenges associated with construction in multiple cities, each with its own priorities, regulations, and permitting processes.  For example, the cost of the first leg of…
  • Mar 28

    Real Estate Tax Help for Vertical Subdivision

    Real Estate Tax Help for Vertical Subdivision
    For many years we have sought to address the problems faced by mixed-use developments where different uses in a single structure are carved up into separate fee simple parcels. The main problem has been the inability to obtain separate tax…
Rank this Week: 981

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

https://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Feb 28

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa
    A new study published this month purports to link seismic activity in Kansas to wastewater disposal associated with hydraulic fracturing. Justin Rubinstein, the lead researcher, suggested that further research was needed to examine the…
Rank this Week: 986

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.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Mar 16

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment
    A previous blog post discussed sexual harassment in the workplace. This post discusses steps that an employer can take to avoid liability for sexual harassment, or at least minimize legal exposure. 1. Have a Sexual Harassment Policy An…
  • Feb 13

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Just as many employers are heading into the 2018 summer-intern recruitment season, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it has abandoned the rigid six-factor test in use since 2010 to determine whether interns of…
  • Jan 26

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018
    On January 12, 2018, Maryland became the latest state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, when the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the bill last year. The bill - known as the…
Rank this Week: 996

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Thoits Law Welcomes Misasha Graham

    Thoits Law Welcomes Misasha Graham
    Thoits Law Welcomes Misasha Graham – December 1, 2017 Misasha Graham joined the firm as a Special Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on general commercial litigation...
  • Apr 30

    Thoits Law Welcomes Melinda Barker

    Thoits Law Welcomes Melinda Barker
    Thoits Law Welcomes Melinda Barker – May 2017 Melinda Barker joined the firm as a shareholder in 2017 and is a Certified Legal Specialist in the State of California for...
  • Apr 30

    Thoits Law Welcomes Michael Hsueh

    Thoits Law Welcomes Michael Hsueh
    Thoits Law Welcomes Michael Hsueh – May 2017 Michael Hsueh joined the firm as a litigation associate. His prior firms include Weidmann & Yun, Edward Yun, & Associates, the Law...
Rank this Week: 998

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/
  • May 24

    Happy Memorial Day from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Memorial Day from Weiss & Wei
  • May 10

    Mortgage Foreclosures – Bank or Private Loan?

    Mortgage Foreclosures – Bank or Private Loan?
    Our firm is called upon to both defend and prosecute mortgage foreclosure actions.  One of the first questions that should to be asked is who holds the mortgage loan, meaning the party who is entitled to bring the action.  In…
  • May 3

    Repair Issues: What Will Sellers Typically Address?

    Repair Issues: What Will Sellers Typically Address?
    Now that many of our clients are participating in the Spring housing market , repair issues have developed in several transactions handled by our attorneys .  This post will address the manner in which such issues should…
Rank this Week: 1023

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

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

    Where Were the Soldiers Quartered in Jerusalem?

    Where Were the Soldiers Quartered in Jerusalem?
    This is Part II of a series: Where Did Israel's Temples Stand? You may read Part I here.There are a good number of blog posts and articles on the Internet that deal with the relationship of Fortress Antonia to what is today called "Temple…
  • May 16

    South Carolina Case Goes to SCOTUS Conference

    South Carolina Case Goes to SCOTUS Conference
    The petition for review (certiorari) filed by Bishop Mark Lawrence's Diocese of South Carolina and 28 of its parishes with the Supreme Court of the United States is now ready for decision by the justices. At least four of the nine justices on…
  • May 14

    Where Did Israel's Temples Stand?

    Where Did Israel's Temples Stand?
    (Part One of a Series)With the recent news of renewed clashes between Jews and Muslims over the right to occupy Jerusalem's so-called "Temple Mount", your Curmudgeon has thought it timely to remind people of all the historical evidence that…
Rank this Week: 1029

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • May 23

    Indemnification of HOA Manager in Contract

    Indemnification of HOA Manager in Contract
    To indemnify means “to guarantee against any loss which another might suffer. Example: two parties settle a dispute over a contract, and one of them may agree to pay any claims which may arise from the contract, holding the other…
  • May 23

    The HOA Board is Deadlocked, What Do We Do?

    The HOA Board is Deadlocked, What Do We Do?
    From a reader: “It is at a critical time for our HOA Board to make a decision regarding management. Some want new management, some want to keep present management. But the board is split 3 to 3 at this point, after we recalled the board…
  • Mar 31

    GETTING THE HOA BOARD’S ATTENTION IN THE RIGHT WAY

    GETTING THE HOA BOARD’S ATTENTION IN THE RIGHT WAY
    There are dissatisfied owners in HOAs throughout California. What a surprise. Often times, a group of homeowners gathers and tries to get the board’s attention to consider some kind of change. Sometimes it works, sometimes it…
Rank this Week: 1040

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1052

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

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

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

    Lights Out

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

    Compliance Building

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

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 1069

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Apr 29

    Tacoma Government Passes 90-Day Notice Rule

    Tacoma Government Passes 90-Day Notice Rule
    Tacoma has passed an ordinance that requires landlords to give tenants 90 days notice when the tenancy is being terminated due to “demolition, substantial rehabilitation or change of use of a residential dwelling.” State law…
  • Apr 29

    Washington Landlords Must Accept All Sources of Income

    Washington Landlords Must Accept All Sources of Income
    Washington residential landlords must accept all income sources when screening tenants under a new law that goes into effect September 30, 2018. Under the new law, Landlords must accept all sources of income, including Section 8 housing…
  • Apr 1

    Judge Rules Seattle First-in-Time Law Unconstitutional

    Judge Rules Seattle First-in-Time Law Unconstitutional
    A couple own a triplex. They live in one unit with their young children and rent out the other two units. The family frequently interacts with the tenants, and shares a yard. Landlords in that situation might feel it important to have a good…
Rank this Week: 1094

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/
  • Apr 12

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning
    The Appellate Division upheld the rezoning of a parcel from commercial to high density residential, despite the provisions of the local comprehensive plan and the failure to prepare an environmental impact statement.
  • Nov 20

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS
    After a seven year saga, the Appellate Division overturned the rezoning of a parcel which would have permitted a multi family development in the Town of Ramapo.
  • Jul 1

    Amended Article 78 Petition Attempting to Add Property Owner Barred by Statute of Limitation

    Amended Article 78 Petition Attempting to Add Property Owner Barred by Statute of Limitation
    An attempt to cure the failure to name a property owner in an Article 78 proceeding challenging a site plan and special permit approval was found barred by the statute of limitations.
Rank this Week: 1099

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
  • May 21

    6 Reasons You May Need the Help of Tenant Attorney

    6 Reasons You May Need the Help of Tenant Attorney
    Disagreements between landlords and tenants are very common these days. As a result, tenants often have to vacate the property they live in. At times, the landlord’s reason for serving an eviction notice may be very strong. But at…
  • May 16

    NYC DOT Worker Dies in Fatal Car Crash at Hutchison River Parkway

    NYC DOT Worker Dies in Fatal Car Crash at Hutchison River Parkway
    Life is completely unpredictable! This truism was noticed Wednesday through a fatal car crash that resulted in one death. The victim in this accident was a worker at the New York City Department of Transportation. What Exactly Happened? A DOT…
  • May 7

    Make a Personal Injury Attorney Accept Your Case

    Make a Personal Injury Attorney Accept Your Case
    Personal injury lawyers in the Bronx generally accept personal injury cases to help victims get appropriate justice. But they don’t accept every case. As a rule, they first study the circumstances thoroughly and inquire about the…
Rank this Week: 1175

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: 1198

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1204

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

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

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

    Paradoxe

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

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

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

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

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 1223

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: 1254

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • May 1

    Howard Geneslaw Argues Before NJ Supreme Court in Dunbar Homes on Behalf of NJ State Bar Association

    Howard Geneslaw Argues Before NJ Supreme Court in Dunbar Homes on Behalf of NJ State Bar Association
    On Monday, April 9, 2018, Howard D. Geneslaw, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property Department, argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) as an amicus curiae in the…
  • Apr 19

    Howard Geneslaw to Speak at NJSBA Webinar

    Howard Geneslaw to Speak at NJSBA Webinar
    Howard D. Geneslaw, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property Department, will participate in an upcoming webinar entitled “Advanced Topics in Land Use IV: Zoning and Planning Boards.” The webinar is presented by the New Jersey…
  • Apr 17

    Update: U.S. Treasury Approves New Jersey’s Opportunity Zone

    Update: U.S. Treasury Approves New Jersey’s Opportunity Zone
    This article was originally posted on the Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Alert, maintained by the firm’s Government & Regulatory Affairs Department. Attorneys in the Real Property Department work closely with our…
Rank this Week: 1260

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: 1274

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Administrative Law 101

    Administrative Law 101
  • Nov 29

    Elusive Affordable Housing Policy

    Elusive Affordable Housing Policy
    My current work at the Hawaii Community Development Authority has me thinking a lot about affordable housing.Halekauwila Place, an affordable rental project in Kakaʻako.Among other things, the development guidance policy for the…
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda
    The City & County of Honolulu is considering the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Mayor’s budget includes staff and funding for the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency that was created by voters in the recent…
Rank this Week: 1273

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1333

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1379

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Feb 8

    Freaking awful

    Freaking awful
    There’s no sugar-coating it. The new prescribed forms under the amended Condo Act regulations are generally terrible. After spending more than 95 days working with these new forms and counselling and consoling condo owners, directors,…
  • Dec 30

    Suggested new year’s resolutions for the new Condo Authority

    Suggested new year’s resolutions for the new Condo Authority
    It’s customary in late December to ponder resolutions for the coming year, especially for the young and idealistic. We’re neither, but we offer the following 7 suggested resolutions for the new Condominium Authority of Ontario.…
  • Nov 27

    Links to new prescribed Condo Act form

    Links to new prescribed Condo Act form
    After much anticipation and on the final evening before the first major batch of condo law changes came into force, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services released its new prescribed forms under the amended Condominium…
Rank this Week: 1383

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/
  • Mar 5

    Libertarian support for federal regulation of dog walkers?

    Libertarian support for federal regulation of dog walkers?
    Regulation of providers of local services–barbers, real estate brokers, taxi cabs, etc.–is traditionally a function of state and local governments. Not discerning any great effect on interstate commerce (i. e., no significant…
  • Dec 5

    Tesla slips the noose of regulatory capture in Missouri

    Tesla slips the noose of regulatory capture in Missouri
    A regulated industry sometimes is able to use a regulatory agency to restrict competition. In Missouri, licenses for dealers of new cars have been issued only to applicants which hold franchises granted by manufacturers, with the franchisees…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1390

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: 1396

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: 1411

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Feb 6

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

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

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

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

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

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
Rank this Week: 1465