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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/
  • Dec 12

    $399?

    $399?
    Print or eBook: $399 Now that's a heft price!
  • Dec 12

    POP THIS!

    POP THIS!
    Mosaics at 69th Street / Second Avenue Station
  • Dec 12

    LEAVE IT TO MIMI

    LEAVE IT TO MIMI
    Mariah Carey offered fans an incredible performance during her "All I Want for Christmas" show @ the Beacon Theatre.
Rank this Week: 1

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 13

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    WLPP Continuing Education - Warehouse Lecture Serie

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

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe

    WLPP CAM Continuing Education Classe
    Mark your calendars!  Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP is pleased to announce the Warehouse Lecture Series.  On May 4, 2017, May 11, 2017, and June 16, 2017, WLPP will hold classes designed to help managers obtain credits…
  • Mar 10

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY

    CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND INSURANCE: PROACTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY
    All the media and legislative talk of construction defect litigation and its impact on condominium construction in Colorado may seem like discussion that does not impact existing communities. But the changes to state and local laws concerning…
Rank this Week: 17

Real Property & Title Insurance…

Real Property & Title Insurance Update

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

https://www.carltonfields.com/real-property-case-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 73

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 124

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 29

    CFP: Fourth Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator

    CFP: Fourth Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator
    (This just in from Troy Rule @ASU:) The Program on Law and Sustainability at ASU Law launched the annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators in May 2015. This innovative conference is a national event hosted each spring for…
  • Nov 19

    What Does a Trump CFPB Director Mean for Mortgage Credit and Homeownership?

    What Does a Trump CFPB Director Mean for Mortgage Credit and Homeownership?
    Now that Richard Cordray is on his way out as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), banking and financial services lobbyists are gearing up to attempt to unwind some of the bureau’s regulatory work and to put a...
  • Nov 2

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    Managing the Tensions and Conflicts Among Affordable Housing, Community Development, and Fair Housing Law The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (the Journal) is the nation’s only law journal dedicated to…
Rank this Week: 308

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for holding over beyond the end of their term in the Town of Babylon, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means,…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Brookhaven, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Islip, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must be the…
Rank this Week: 169

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 232

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Oct 31

    New Client: Tremont Neighborhood Corporation

    New Client: Tremont Neighborhood Corporation
    We are proud to announce that Tremont Neighborhood Corporation has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Tremont is a beautiful condominium community located in the Serrano Heights area of Orange.…
  • Oct 24

    New Client: Sierra Vista Estates Towhomes Association

    New Client: Sierra Vista Estates Towhomes Association
    We are proud to announce that Sierra Vista Estates Townhomes Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Sierra Vista Estates is a condominium community located in Mountain View.…
  • Oct 16

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

    AB 634 Signed! Reduced HOA Control of Solar Energy System Installation
    The Governor has signed AB 634 into law changing HOA control over solar energy system (“Solar”) installations. HOAs may no longer adopt policies and guidelines that prohibit Solar installations on common area roofs protecting HOA…
Rank this Week: 174

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4245

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/
  • Dec 12

    California Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Changes in 2017 and What’s Slated For 2018

    California Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Changes in 2017 and What’s Slated For 2018
    12 December 2017 California has enacted a number of new regulations related to labor and employment that go into effect when 2018 begins. Hotels owners and developers with properties in California need to be aware of how these rules apply to…
  • Nov 20

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer Update: 99 ADA lawsuits dismissed as fraudulent and maliciou

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer Update: 99 ADA lawsuits dismissed as fraudulent and maliciou
    20 November 2017 JMBM’s ADA Compliance and Defense team, led by my partner Marty Orlick, continues to help hotels and other businesses achieve compliance under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and is actively defending…
  • Nov 17

    In Memoriam: Jerry Merkin

    In Memoriam: Jerry Merkin
    17 November 2017 We are saddened to learn of the death of Jerry Merkin, former publisher of Hotel Management and a well-known and admired industry leader. Jerry’s long career in hospitality helped shaped the industry and the…
Rank this Week: 373

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

https://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Dec 12

    What is Fidelity Insurance and why does my Association need it?

    What is Fidelity Insurance and why does my Association need it?
    The American Heritage Dictionary defines “fidelity” as “faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances,” but what does fidelity mean to your association and why do you need fidelity insurance?  Every…
  • Nov 20

    WHEN CAN OWNERS SUBMIT A COMPLAINT TO THE COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY (CIC) BOARD?

    WHEN CAN OWNERS SUBMIT A COMPLAINT TO THE COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY (CIC) BOARD?
    Since 2012, all associations have been required by Virginia law to have a complaint procedure in place so that owners have a way to submit written complaints to their association board of directors.  The Common Interest Community…
  • Nov 10

    Leasing Restrictions Dos and Don’t

    Leasing Restrictions Dos and Don’t
    Leasing restrictions can be one of the most controversial and complicated matters in community association governance.  Between statutory requirements, governing documents and VA/FHA regulations, how are Associations supposed to sort it…
Rank this Week: 3890

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Covers Canadian business, real estate, family, employment and estate law.

https://www.millsandmills.ca/blog/
  • Dec 12

    YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet

    YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet
    The Internet has been in common use for over 25 years now and for nearly all of that time, people have been complaining about things that are written about them on the Internet and going to their lawyers demanding relief. Despite the passage…
  • Nov 7

    What’s Mine is Ours? Not if it’s a Resulting Trust…

    What’s Mine is Ours? Not if it’s a Resulting Trust…
    Chechui v Nieman is a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal which deals with the often contentious matter of whether certain transfers constitute a gift or a resulting trust. Ian and Victoria were in a common law relationship…
  • Oct 19

    Execution of Wills in Ontario

    Execution of Wills in Ontario
    Pursuant to section 3 of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”), for a Will to be valid it must be in writing. The SLRA sets out certain requirements regarding the execution of a Will, including information on…
Rank this Week: 1691

Vancouver Estate Litigation Blog

Vancouver Estate Litigation Blog

McLarty Wolf discuss issues related to estate litigation matters, including joint property disputes, wills, and business disputes.

http://www.mclartywolf.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    Severance of Joint Tenancy After a Death

    Severance of Joint Tenancy After a Death
    A house, condo, farm or recreational property is likely to be the most valuable asset that many people  own, especially in British Columbia with its inflated land values.   If the property is owned by just one person, making…
  • Dec 11

    Undue Influence Case

    Undue Influence Case
    When someone dies and questions begin to be asked about the deceased’s property, it is obviously important to determine whether that person left a will.  In most cases, family members will accept the will maker’s wishes for…
  • Sep 22

    Mutual Wills, Joint Wills and Mirror Will

    Mutual Wills, Joint Wills and Mirror Will
    Enacting a will is an important step for everyone to ensure that they have a plan ready in the event of the unexpected. It’s also a good idea to create one as soon as possible, so you are prepared for Read More The post Mutual Wills,…
Rank this Week: 1813

CityLand

CityLand

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

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Dec 12

    Former Dairy Building Designated an Individual Landmark

    Former Dairy Building Designated an Individual Landmark
    Owners asked for exclusion of portion of site due to need for environmental remediation; Landmarks decided to designate property as originally proposed. Landmarks voted to designate as an individual City landmark six buildings constituting…
  • Dec 11

    Agencies Distribute Information on the Dangers of Illegally-Converted Apartment

    Agencies Distribute Information on the Dangers of Illegally-Converted Apartment
    As part of campaign, list of 10 dangers created to help residents before they rent an illegally converted apartment. On December 5, 2018, the Department of Buildings in conjunction with the New York City Fire Department announced a citywide…
  • Dec 8

    Postmodern Icon to be Considered as Individual Landmark

    Postmodern Icon to be Considered as Individual Landmark
    Tower’s design, which flamboyantly rejected the precepts of the International Style, generated tremendous publicity and controversy. On November 28, 2017, Landmarks voted to add the former AT&T Building, at 550 Madison Avenue to its…
Rank this Week: 1901

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Interim and Final Management Order

    Interim and Final Management Order
    All in a day Most of my writings derive from discussions or incidents that I have engaged with during the course of my working week, usually when rowing with a landlord in a front garden. Either a weird bit of law comes up that’s worth…
  • Dec 11

    Using the Landlord Tap website to prevent unpaid water bill

    Using the Landlord Tap website to prevent unpaid water bill
    Did you know that the unpaid water bills adds an extra £21 per year to everyone else’s bill and that 80% of water and sewerage debt is due from residential tenants? Thats all those tenants disappearing at the end of their tenancy…
  • Dec 9

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 4th December

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 4th December
    A Google rant I’m a bit fed up with Google today.  At about 9.00 am my Gmail account showed that I had only used up about 1/3 of my storage area. A short while later I checked my email only to be told that my storage was…
Rank this Week: 1240

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

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

http://petriepettit.com/blog/landlord-tenant
  • Dec 11

    Wondering What To Get That Special Landlord In Your Life For The Holidays?

    Wondering What To Get That Special Landlord In Your Life For The Holidays?
    Are you wondering what to get that special landlord in your life for the holidays? Look no further. How about giving him or her some peace of mind and lots of education? Send the landlord in your life to the AASEW's next Landlord Boot…
  • Nov 9

    Good News For Rental Property Investors - Rental Weatherization Program Is Eliminated

    Good News For Rental Property Investors - Rental Weatherization Program Is Eliminated
    I apologize for the delay in getting this post published but there is good news for rental property investors -- the much maligned rental weatherization program was eliminated as part of the passing of the state budget (2017 Wisconsin Act 59)…
  • Oct 22

    Wisconsin's Land Contract Default Remedie

    Wisconsin's Land Contract Default Remedie
    This is a guest post by Atty. David Espin of Petrie + PettitAs bank's lending standards have tightened in recent years, financing for real estate sales has become more difficult to obtain. More buyers and sellers are considering alternative…
Rank this Week: 4336

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/
Rank this Week: 906

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/
  • Dec 11

    Links And Materials From Today's Las Vegas Eminent Domain Conference

    Links And Materials From Today's Las Vegas Eminent Domain Conference
    This photo of the view from the lectern at the start of the day proves we really were in the room and not distracted by all the distractions possible in Las Vegas Here are the materials and cases which I spoke about earlier today at the CLE…
  • Dec 8

    Williamson County Farce: 11th Circuit Bounces Case Removed From State Court, Because Plaintiff Didn't Seek Compensation In State Court

    Williamson County Farce: 11th Circuit Bounces Case Removed From State Court, Because Plaintiff Didn't Seek Compensation In State Court
    A short one, an unpublished and unsigned opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Warner v. City of Marathon, No. 16-10086 (Dec. 8, 2017). As the title of this post indicates, the claims made by the plaintiff included…
  • Dec 7

    Inverse Condemnation And Wildfire

    Inverse Condemnation And Wildfire
    It's a shame that we have to be posting this again, but we noticed the hits going up on the posts we did earlier on inverse condemnation liability for damage caused by wildfires out west: "California Fires And Inverse Condemnation: The 'You…
Rank this Week: 1068

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 11

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning
    Q: I am interested in hearing more about estate planning services. What documents are part of an estate plan? At McAvoy & Murphy, one of the first things we bring up at our free initial consults is that there is no “one size fits…
  • Nov 17

    Health Care Power of Attorney in Waukesha, WI

    Health Care Power of Attorney in Waukesha, WI
    In order to help our client’s gain valuable insight into the conversations one must have with their health care agent, we routinely offer the following publication as a handout. The handout we use is from The Center for Public…
  • Jun 12

    Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)

    Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)
    In part 1 of this series on real estate ownership and transfer, we had left off with a discussion of the types of freehold interests one has with regards to his or her ownership interest in property. The last type of fee simple we had…
Rank this Week: 1508

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Dec 11

    When Proposed Public and Private Projects Collide

    When Proposed Public and Private Projects Collide
    Infrastructure projects take years to develop:  the environmental review, funding, design, procurement, and construction of a public project is time consuming in any state, but even more so in California given the strict regulations…
  • Dec 8

    Caltrans’ Ceres Interchange Project May Result in Eminent Domain

    Caltrans’ Ceres Interchange Project May Result in Eminent Domain
    With the passing of California’s new gas tax (SB1) earlier this year, local government agencies have come across a new source of funding to complete public infrastructure projects.  According to an article in the Ceres Courier,…
  • Nov 27

    Can Cards Against Humanity Fight Eminent Domain to Delay Border Wall?

    Can Cards Against Humanity Fight Eminent Domain to Delay Border Wall?
    We’ve previously reported on President Trump’s desire to build a border wall and the potential need to acquire over a thousand properties for the project.  Political issues aside, the border wall continues to make news in the…
Rank this Week: 3496

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
  • Dec 11

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
  • Dec 8

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment
    A hearing on a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication presents opportunities you don’t want to miss. Here’s how to prepare for the hearing whether the tentative ruling is in your favor or not, and when there’s…
  • Dec 6

    Is Your Website Accessible?

    Is Your Website Accessible?
    There’s no clear legal requirement yet, but disability-rights groups are increasingly targeting Internet sites for failure to accommodate individuals with disabilities, particularly with respect to vision and hearing impairments. Before…
Rank this Week: 519

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
  • Dec 11

    The Difficulties of Buying Bank Owned (REO) Property

    The Difficulties of Buying Bank Owned (REO) Property
    I recently came across a blog by Camile Baptiste titled 3 Advantages of Buying Bank Owned Property (REO) (see Camile’s Blog HERE). I tweeted it out and said that it is totally false (follow me @dkblattneratty).  Maybe it…
  • Dec 4

    Is a Short Sale the Right Sale For You?

    Is a Short Sale the Right Sale For You?
    There was a time, not so long ago, when a high percentage of the residential closings that we were doing were short sales. Short sales really ramped up following the bursting of the housing bubble and then peaked during the foreclosure…
  • Nov 27

    Holiday Season is a Feeding Frenzy

    Holiday Season is a Feeding Frenzy
    The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time. Beginning at the start of November, as thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving turkey, cooler temperatures, family gatherings, Christmas, Chanukah, New Years and shopping, a certain contentment…
Rank this Week: 1435

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
  • Dec 11

    The Difficulties of Buying Bank Owned (REO) Property

    The Difficulties of Buying Bank Owned (REO) Property
    I recently came across a blog by Camile Baptiste titled 3 Advantages of Buying Bank Owned Property (REO) (see Camile’s Blog HERE). I tweeted it out and said that it is totally false (follow me @dkblattneratty).  Maybe it…
  • Dec 4

    Is a Short Sale the Right Sale For You?

    Is a Short Sale the Right Sale For You?
    There was a time, not so long ago, when a high percentage of the residential closings that we were doing were short sales. Short sales really ramped up following the bursting of the housing bubble and then peaked during the foreclosure…
  • Nov 27

    Holiday Season is a Feeding Frenzy

    Holiday Season is a Feeding Frenzy
    The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time. Beginning at the start of November, as thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving turkey, cooler temperatures, family gatherings, Christmas, Chanukah, New Years and shopping, a certain contentment…
Rank this Week: 1410

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 11

    The cloud of title: Part 2, the Established Doctrine

    The cloud of title: Part 2, the Established Doctrine
      By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   In the previous Part 1, our examination of the novel concept of using blockchain technology – cloud-based encryption, storage, and potentially universal…
  • Dec 4

    The cloud of title: Part 1, the Necessary Belief

    The cloud of title: Part 1, the Necessary Belief
    By: David A. Smith   Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke, 1962   I’ll show you a verified transaction, big boy   This year’s It Girl, at least in the…
  • Dec 1

    Fiscal autonomy = Political autonomy: Part 2, Obstructing his policie

    Fiscal autonomy = Political autonomy: Part 2, Obstructing his policie
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from the previous Part 1.]   As we saw in Part 1, using as the jumping-off-point a disappointingly credulous article in the Economist (November 16, 2017), China’s provinces, territories, and…
Rank this Week: 798

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 10

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act
    Sanzaro v. Ardiente Homeowners Ass. et al, 2:11-cv-01143-RFB,  2017 WL 5895133 (D. Nevada June 29, 2017) asks whether the clubhouse in a planned development is a “dwelling” for purposes of the Fair Housing Act. The…
  • Dec 3

    The nightmare before Christmas – ADA violations where everything is not enough.

    The nightmare before Christmas – ADA violations where everything is not enough.
    Brooke v. A-Ventures, LLC, 2:17-CV-2868-HRH, 2017 WL 5624941, at *1 (D. Ariz. Nov. 22, 2017) is a case with an unusual procedural posture and a holding that shows a frightening misunderstanding of issues concerning website development.…
  • Nov 20

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer
    Black Friday is approaching. In honor of the annual sales we’ve collected a bevy of cases containing helpful lessons for any business subject to the ADA or Fair Housing Act. Siler v. Abbott House, Inc.,  2017 WL…
Rank this Week: 565

Ruminations

Ruminations

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

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Dec 10

    Whose Deal Is It Anyway – Ours Or Our Client’s?

    Whose Deal Is It Anyway – Ours Or Our Client’s?
    PrintIn a perfect world, wouldn’t everyone’s lease or other agreement comments on behalf of the same party be identical (grammar and spelling aside)? Shouldn’t everyone working on behalf of a tenant, landlord, borrower,…
  • Dec 3

    Brokerage Statutes – Shield Or Sword?

    Brokerage Statutes – Shield Or Sword?
    PrintFor some reason, it seems that the business of real estate brokerage is subject to a little more scrutiny than experienced by other businesses. For example, there is a common law principle known as the Statute of Frauds. A book could be…
  • Nov 26

    Landlords, Beware The Naked Assignment

    Landlords, Beware The Naked Assignment
    PrintIt’s been a while since we’ve pointed out that, using the words employed by a California court in 2001, “[a] lease of real property is both a conveyance of an estate in land (a leasehold) and a contract. It gives rise…
Rank this Week: 2712

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 10

    “I made him aware he is very lucky”

    “I made him aware he is very lucky”
    A Local Government Ombudsman Report on the actions of Maidstone Borough Council towards a homeless household makes for depressing reading. Both for the actions (and inactions) of the Council and for what it lays bare about the attitude to the…
  • Dec 10

    Job Ad – Norwich

    Job Ad – Norwich
    Shelter Solicitor £29,331 – £35,332 depending on experience Norwich Closing date: 10 January 2018 at 11.30 pm We’re looking for a qualified Solicitor or experienced Housing Adviser with experience of handling a wide…
  • Dec 4

    An air of unreality

    An air of unreality
    Whilst winding my way home this evening, I chanced across a piece from Inside Housing in which is was reported that the Secretary of State, (Sajid Javid) had suggested that private freeholders should pick up the costs associated with…
Rank this Week: 1241

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Dec 9

    Who to Name in Post-Foreclosure Notice

    Who to Name in Post-Foreclosure Notice
    The purchaser at a trustee’s sale foreclosure is required to serve on all occupants a notice to vacate. The former owners and other non-tenant occupants must vacate within twenty days of the foreclosure auction. The new owner must give…
  • Dec 7

    Automatic Month-to-Month Lease Provision

    Automatic Month-to-Month Lease Provision
    Some leases have provisions that stipulate that if the tenant hold over a periodic month-to-month tenancy results. Such lease provisions may not be in the landlord’s interests. Automatic month-to-month lease provisions are not…
  • Nov 27

    Courts Clarify Service of Eviction Pleading

    Courts Clarify Service of Eviction Pleading
    Some tenants avoid service of the initial eviction lawsuit pleadings. The initial pleadings are a summons and a complaint. The summons and complaint must be served by a disinterested non-party (not the landlord) and must be placed into the…
Rank this Week: 710

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

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

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
Rank this Week: 1811

Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog

Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog

Covers oil and gas law. By Aimee Hess.

https://www.texasoilandgasattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    What To Do When Someone Wants to Buy Your Texas Mineral Interest

    What To Do When Someone Wants to Buy Your Texas Mineral Interest
    I get calls every week from folks who have received a letter in the mail offering to purchase their Texas mineral interests. I tell all my clients (and anyone else who will listen) never to sell their mineral interests. There are a number of…
  • Dec 1

    What Are the Requirements for a Nuisance Claim In Texas?

    What Are the Requirements for a Nuisance Claim In Texas?
    Nuisance claims are a bit of a muddled area of Texas law. As Justice Boyd stated in the opinion: “This is a nuisance case, but that does not tell you much. As a legal concept, the word nuisance ‘has meant all things to all…
  • Nov 24

    What Is The True Cost of Environmental Regulation?

    What Is The True Cost of Environmental Regulation?
    When it comes to U.S. energy policy, federal government regulations unquestionably limit competition and innovation, and the people who suffer for it are the consumers and taxpayers. While the availability of new and abundant energy sources,…
Rank this Week: 755

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: 3880

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/
  • Dec 8

    Buying a House May Still Be the Right Move

    Buying a House May Still Be the Right Move
    Our readers  may be aware that there is a movement to pass sweeping Federal tax reforms. Some analysts have suggested that such proposed legislation may not be favorable to highly taxed areas such as New York and that home ownership may…
  • Nov 21

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Thanksgiving from Weiss & Wei
  • Nov 9

    When There’s a Will There’s a Way

    When There’s a Will There’s a Way
    As our political landscape is more uncertain than ever after this week’s election results, our readers  cannot be certain that estate tax repeal is on the horizon.  Also, most people do not own substantial assets so that…
Rank this Week: 3479

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 8

    A Christmas List to Improve Construction Project

    A Christmas List to Improve Construction Project
    By Mark A. Cobb As construction attorneys working throughout Georgia, the Cobb Law Group stays busy. Because we represent project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, we come across the same issues…
  • Oct 11

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule
    by Robby Stubley Recent changes to Georgia’s laws have made changes that impact businesses and their decision makers.  Specifically, House Bill 192, codified at O.C.G.A. § 7-1-490(c) for banks and O.C.G.A. § 14-2-830(c)…
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
Rank this Week: 2315

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred
    The South Dakota Supreme Court recently decided a unique case which may be persuasive to jurists in many other states that have adopted the Uniform Trust Code, particularly as it relates to literal compliance with shortened time frames for…
  • Nov 15

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision
    It is becoming increasingly common for beneficiaries to want to create a power to remove trustees of their trusts, when the trust agreement does not grant them this power.  In states which have adopted it, the Uniform Trust Code does…
  • Nov 15

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS
    In Private Letter Ruling 201737008, issued by the IRS on September 15, 2017, the Service gave retroactive tax effect to a court modification of the power of appointment held by the donor’s spouse over the donor’s trust. …
Rank this Week: 2066

Condo & HOA Law Blog

Condo & HOA Law Blog

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

http://www.barkermartin.com/blog/condo-hoa-blog
  • Dec 7

    Buyer Beware

    Buyer Beware
    The Washington Condominium Act (WCA) implied warranties are again under attack by some in the building industry. In the 1990s and early 2000s there was a glut of terrible construction that resulted in huge repair costs and a lot of…
  • Nov 30

    Directors v. Officer

    Directors v. Officer
    One of the benefits of being general counsel for many community associations—both HOAs and condos—is that we can recognize frequently misunderstood, confusing and difficult issues, and help our clients avoid them. One…
  • Nov 22

    Don't Be a Turkey

    Don't Be a Turkey
    President Truman started a yearly tradition in 1947 by pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey. That practice now takes place every year by the sitting president. You probably didn't know that insurance advice shares a common characteristic of the…
Rank this Week: 3995

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Signs by Homeowners in HOA Communities Cause a Stir That Can Be Avoided

    Signs by Homeowners in HOA Communities Cause a Stir That Can Be Avoided
    A fairly common problem area for homeowners association communities is the use of lawn signs by residents, especially during election season.  When HOAs attempt to crack down on the use of signs in accordance with their governing…
  • Nov 14

    New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Association

    New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Association
    In the pursuit of association fraud and embezzlement, one of the most important aspects of the major legislation that was adopted earlier this year is the law’s effort to curb conflicts of interest by association board members and…
  • Nov 13

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review
    The firm’s Oscar R. Rivera was the subject of a profile article in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  The article, which is titled…
Rank this Week: 4322

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Law Office of Kristina M. Reed Receives Sacramento Small Business Excellence Award

    Law Office of Kristina M. Reed Receives Sacramento Small Business Excellence Award
    Law Office of Kristina M Reed selected for 2017 Sacramento Small Business Excellence Award Sacramento,CA – November 30, 2017 — Law Office of Kristina M Reed has been selected for the 2017 Sacramento Small Business Excellence Award…
  • Oct 10

    California Limited Liability Company (LLC) Can E-File Statement Of Information (SOI)

    California Limited Liability Company (LLC) Can E-File Statement Of Information (SOI)
    Filing the initial and the biennial (every two years) Statement of Information recently became much easier for California limited liability companies (LLCs).  California LLCs can now file their Statements of Information online. …
  • Aug 1

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute

    Whose Money Is It Anyway? Q & A On Handling Earnest Money Dispute
    Q: The Seller terminated the contract and delivered a Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions (“CC”) to the Buyer, providing that the earnest money deposit (EMD) be released to the Seller. …
Rank this Week: 2497

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: 879

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    The Proper Method for Determining Damages in a Breach of Contract Case in Florida

    The Proper Method for Determining Damages in a Breach of Contract Case in Florida
    Whenever you go to court to seek relief based upon an alleged breach of contract, there are several keys to success. There is establishing liability. There is also establishing your damages. Both are essential parts of a positive outcome.…
  • Nov 22

    South Florida Business Defeats Attempt to Have Court Disqualify its Attorney in Breach of Contract Case

    South Florida Business Defeats Attempt to Have Court Disqualify its Attorney in Breach of Contract Case
    Your commercial litigation case can involve many battles, some of which may not always be expected. You may have to litigate items that go beyond just the contractual dispute that started your case. In one recent case, a plaintiff in a breach…
  • Nov 17

    Congress Passes Extension for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

    Congress Passes Extension for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
    Many involved in the immigration process were waiting to see what Congress would do with the EB-5 program, which faced a fast-approaching sunset date. The answer to this question came in the form of a House Resolution that the president…
Rank this Week: 2386

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 7

    Just Who is Considered “Disabled” Under the Fair Housing Act?

    Just Who is Considered “Disabled” Under the Fair Housing Act?
    Although it comes up most frequently when I review emotional support animal reasonable accommodation requests under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the issue of just who is “disabled” is one for all of us in the professional apartment…
  • Nov 29

    An Annual Guide to Holiday Displays in Apartment Communitie

    An Annual Guide to Holiday Displays in Apartment Communitie
    December will be here very soon. With the change in the calendar comes Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays. Always a great time for kids and families. Santa Claus. Christmas trees. Menorahs. Decorations. For professional apartment…
  • Nov 22

    Catching Up With Reader Assistance Animal Question

    Catching Up With Reader Assistance Animal Question
      First, let me go off topic for a minute to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. As I do once a year, I want to give a special shout out to my wife (Hi Sweetie!) to see if she actually reads these posts. Assistance…
Rank this Week: 1805

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
  • Dec 7

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath
    Vincent Russo Jr. of the Robbins Firm is representing Mary Norwood as she squares off with Keisha Lance Bottoms over the close election results. Bottoms has turned to Robert Highsmith Jr. of Holland & Knight and others. Meanwhile, Bottoms…
  • Nov 20

    Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission

    Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission
    Governor names three former staffers to Judicial Nominating Commission. Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday named three of his former staffers to the Judicial Nomination Commission, which recommends candidates for the governor to consider when…
  • Nov 17

    Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring ‘Free’ Stadium Ticket

    Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring ‘Free’ Stadium Ticket
    Atlanta’s development arm, Invest Atlanta, has sued the city Board of Ethics over its refusal to reverse a ruling declaring that tickets to events at the soon-to-open Mercedes-Benz Stadium are an illegal gratuity barred by city…
Rank this Week: 1689

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners…

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Provides practical insights for community association board members in the Puget Sound area. By Kevin L. Britt.

http://seattlecondoattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    The Gift of Guidance

    The Gift of Guidance
    Happy holidays to all! If your condominium or homeowners association board does not work with an attorney yet, consider giving your association, your board, and yourself the gift of our legal guidance in 2018!      
  • Nov 6

    Washington Appellate Court: Condominium Bylaws Amendment Is Invalid

    Washington Appellate Court: Condominium Bylaws Amendment Is Invalid
    A recent Washington unpublished opinion concerned the amendment of a condominium association’s bylaws.  The condominium’s declaration stated that amending the bylaws required the approval of a majority of the unit…
  • Oct 27

    Halloween: A Scary Time for Seattle-Area Condos and HOAs (and Their Attorneys)

    Halloween: A Scary Time for Seattle-Area Condos and HOAs (and Their Attorneys)
    Each year, some Seattle-area condos and HOAs are compelled to enforce their governing documents in response to Halloween-related activities.  One common type of enforcement action relates to installation of decorations that pose a…
Rank this Week: 3822

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/
  • Dec 6

    Local Government Contracts and Buying American

    Local Government Contracts and Buying American
    In April 2018, President Trump issued an Executive Order calling for stricter enforcement of the federal government’s “Buy American” laws.  These laws have been on the books for several decades and generally require…
  • Dec 6

    Art in Public Places: Regulatory Burden or Opportunity?

    Art in Public Places: Regulatory Burden or Opportunity?
    The concept of art in public places is well-established in the United States. As early as the 1930s, the federal government created New Deal programs that paid artists to create works of art for display in municipal buildings and other public…
  • Nov 16

    Extension of Property Tax Discount in Miami-Dade and Potentially Other Countie

    Extension of Property Tax Discount in Miami-Dade and Potentially Other Countie
    On September 4, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 in response to anticipated severe damage across Florida due to Hurricane Irma. The Executive Order granted the Florida Department of Revenue authority to issue an…
Rank this Week: 3224

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

Covers bankruptcy, business law, family law, elder law, criminal law and estate planning. By Kevin O'Flaherty.

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1617