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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/
  • Feb 20

    New Client: Morgan Hill Homeowners Association

    New Client: Morgan Hill Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Morgan Hill Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Tucked away in the rolling hills and wine country of Temecula, Morgan Hill is a collection of…
  • Feb 13

    Should an Association Retain Photo ID Cards?

    Should an Association Retain Photo ID Cards?
    *Asked & Answered Asked – Our HOA makes us take a photograph which they put on an ID card to use at the various amenities on site. Upon move out, they make us turn in the IDs. I found out that they don’t destroy the cards…
  • Feb 6

    New Client: Waterpoint Owners Association

    New Client: Waterpoint Owners Association
    We are proud to announce that Waterpoint Owners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located at the water’s edge in the heart of Point Loma, Waterpoint is a limited collection of…
Rank this Week: 2716

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Feb 19

    Quick Hits – Presidents’ day edition.

    Quick Hits – Presidents’ day edition.
    Cases decided in the last few weeks are mostly good for business, not because they fail to enforce the ADA, but because they refuse to let dubious serial filer claims get beyond the initial pleading stage. Here’s the lineup. Standing…
  • Feb 12

    ADA Standing – A real limit on cheap standing for serial filers.

    ADA Standing – A real limit on cheap standing for serial filers.
    Just in time for Valentine’s day the Fifth Circuit has definitively confirmed what should never have been an issue in the first place; that is, an ADA plaintiff does not have standing without suffering a real injury. The first…
  • Feb 4

    Quick Hits – Groundhog Day and the ADA

    Quick Hits – Groundhog Day and the ADA
    It looks like six more weeks of winter based on the reaction of Punxsutawney Phil to the long shadow he casts over weather forecasting. The last week of ADA decisions seems to confirm that it will remain chilly for businesses as well.…
Rank this Week: 2355

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1725

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
  • Feb 19

    Letters of Intent Without a Final Contract are Just a Piece of Paper

    Letters of Intent Without a Final Contract are Just a Piece of Paper
    Letters of Intent are often a good place to start negotiations for all types of transactions. I’ve written about this before (see post HERE). They can be very helpful in setting the parties’ expectations and helping to draft the…
  • Feb 12

    Mortgage Choice Act is a Failed Opportunity

    Mortgage Choice Act is a Failed Opportunity
    Last week, the House of Representatives passed HR 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act. The Act, sponsored by Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Mike Doyle (D-PA) and David Joyce (R-OH), passed with a small amount of…
  • Feb 5

    Where Have All The Cows Gone?

    Where Have All The Cows Gone?
    A client recently completed a 1031 exchange. The replacement property is approximately 27 acres near Tampa.  It will be a little over a year before we are ready to develop this property.  The prior owner had an agricultural…
Rank this Week: 2130

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers New York real estate insurance, regulation, and litigation. By Klose & Associates.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3787

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

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

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Feb 14

    Business Forms for California Real Estate Investors: Limited Liability Companie

    Business Forms for California Real Estate Investors: Limited Liability Companie
    Author: Staff Investors in California real estate hope for returns on their investments, but they must also understand the inevitable risks. A real estate investment, whether it involves participating in a real estate syndicate, buying…
  • Feb 5

    Business Forms for California Real Estate Investors: General Partnership

    Business Forms for California Real Estate Investors: General Partnership
    Author: Staff Investing in California real estate is generally considered a business activity, meaning that it is undertaken for the primary purpose of making a profit, as opposed to charity or recreation. Business activities can have…
  • Jan 29

    What California Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Homeowner Association

    What California Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Homeowner Association
    Author: Staff Ownership of real property includes various rights regarding the use of that property, but these rights are not absolute. Purchasing a particular piece of property often comes with specific restrictions on its use. Many…
Rank this Week: 1231

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Feb 14

    Dogs are People Too?

    Dogs are People Too?
    For those of you who know me, or have read my blogs over the years, you know that I love dogs.  Labrador retrievers and beagles are my breeds of choice.  But the truth is, I love darn near every dog - large, medium or small! …
  • Feb 14

    Manager Licensure Bill Headed to House Finance Committee

    Manager Licensure Bill Headed to House Finance Committee
    House Bill 1175 (HB 1175) cleared the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee without amendment on an 8-5 vote.  The bill will now be taken up by the House Finance Committee where it is expected to be approved, since the Fiscal Note…
  • Feb 5

    Community Association Manager Licensure Continuation Bill Introduced

    Community Association Manager Licensure Continuation Bill Introduced
    As expected, last Friday House Bill 18-1175 (HB 1175) was introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives.  The co-prime sponsors in the House are Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Jefferson County), Chair of the House Business…
Rank this Week: 1144

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1753

Barron Adler Clough & Oddo, LLP…

Barron Adler Clough & Oddo, LLP News & Resources

Focuses on eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings.

http://www.barronadler.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Federal government issues border wall pre-solicitation notice

    Federal government issues border wall pre-solicitation notice
    The federal government recently issued a Pre-Solicitation Notice to potential vendors regarding the “Rio Grande Valley border barrier segment 01.”  The estimated contract value is between $25 million and $100 million.…
  • Feb 14

    New cross-state pipeline project proposed

    New cross-state pipeline project proposed
    A new 520-mile natural gas pipeline project is currently in an open season for new shipping contracts.  The Permian to Katy Pipeline, a Sempra LNG & Boardwalk Pipeline Partners jointly developed project, would have a capacity of…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Environmental Impact Statement on the Dallas-Houston Bullet Train

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Environmental Impact Statement on the Dallas-Houston Bullet Train
    The draft Environmental Impact Statement, released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, doesn't necessarily endorse the so-called Utility Corridor. The U.S. Department of Transportation still has 60 days to hear from the public before a…
Rank this Week: 1541

Probate Thoughts From The…

Probate Thoughts From The Villages, Florida

Covers wills, probate, asset protection, and real estate. By Ronald Jones.

http://flawyer.us/ProbateThoughts/
  • Feb 14

    Florida Do Not Resuscitate Orders or DNRs’

    Florida Do Not Resuscitate Orders or DNRs’
    From time to time I get questions from potential clients about Do Not Resuscitate orders; typically they have cancer or heart disease or are on dialysis.  While I do draft both Health Care Surrogacies which allow someone else to make…
  • May 31

    Advice to the New Law Student, or One L.

    Advice to the New Law Student, or One L.
    First, let me make clear this has absolutely nothing to do with my usual topics; estate planning, probate, or trust litigation.  And, this post is not directed at my usual markets; individuals seeking probates, wills, estate planning,…
  • May 18

    LLC’s and Asset Protection in Florida.

    LLC’s and Asset Protection in Florida.
    As I’ve noted elsewhere, limited liability entities, including Corporations, Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Corporations may not provide as much protection as people think.  While all of these entities…
Rank this Week: 3309

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • Feb 13

    Applying Tenant Payment

    Applying Tenant Payment
    Sometimes a tenant owes the landlord for more than just the current month rent. If a tenant offers money short of the total amount owed, it is important that the landlord apply the payment to the oldest month first. Otherwise, in an eviction…
  • Feb 5

    Rent Control Dead for Now

    Rent Control Dead for Now
    This year bills have been introduced in both the Washington State House and Senate that would allow local governments in Washington to impose rent control on residential tenancies. Under current law local governments in Washington are…
  • Feb 2

    When the Tenant Avoids Service

    When the Tenant Avoids Service
    The summons and complaint must be served by a non-party (someone other than the landlord) and served into the hands of a tenant or other resident of the rental unit. This is in contrast to the initial eviction notices. A 3-day notice to pay…
Rank this Week: 1024

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
  • 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…
  • Jan 19

    What Is Sexual Harassment?

    What Is Sexual Harassment?
    Recently, the #MeToo movement has cast a spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite the media focus on sexual harassment, there still seems to be a fair amount of confusion about what is and is not sexual harassment. Simply…
Rank this Week: 4599

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 13

    Strict Compliance with the Terms of an Agreement is required to Strictly Enforce Contractual Right

    Strict Compliance with the Terms of an Agreement is required to Strictly Enforce Contractual Right
        The Takeaway The terms of a contract govern the relationship between the contracting parties.  If a party intends to strictly enforce a contractual right that party must have strictly complied with the prerequisite…
  • Feb 6

    Renewal of a Commercial Lease and the Doctrine of Waiver

    Renewal of a Commercial Lease and the Doctrine of Waiver
    The Take Away Once a party waives an enforceable legal right its ability to then enforce such right is not immediate. The Case A recent decision of the Court of Appeal reaffirmed the manner in which a party may revoke … Continue…
  • Apr 7

    Man Lawyer

    Man Lawyer
    Post by: Craig Robson When I was a junior lawyer, (back before computers) I worked in a firm with a senior counsel who was of an age to have fought in the first World War.  At the time, one of my … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3646

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/
  • Feb 12

    New Funding Source for Mass Transit under the SMART Plan

    New Funding Source for Mass Transit under the SMART Plan
    We have previously written about the need for new funding solutions for public transportation, including mechanisms that capture the added value of mass transit on adjacent properties.  Last week, consistent with our recommendation,…
  • Jan 25

    Bid Protests for Small Businesse

    Bid Protests for Small Businesse
    A bid protest is a method for a bidder for a government contract to formally challenge the government’s selection process or decision.  Bid-protest procedures vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but there is generally an…
  • Dec 29

    South Florida Real Estate Industry Update

    South Florida Real Estate Industry Update
    Begin the new year with essential guidance that will help prepare your real estate company or clients for a productive and profitable 2018.  The South Florida real estate community will come together on Thursday, January 18, to hear…
Rank this Week: 3402

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Interview with Bailey Roese on the KDP 

    Interview with Bailey Roese on the KDP 
    Bailey Roese may not be a native Kentuckian, but her commitment to community and social justice in the Commonwealth was apparent when she joined BGD in 2013.
  • Feb 6

    Sixth Circuit’s Asylum Ruling Vacates Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Under High Abuse of Discretion Standard

    Sixth Circuit’s Asylum Ruling Vacates Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Under High Abuse of Discretion Standard
    Adding to the growing list of courts ruling on immigration cases this month, the Sixth Circuit recently vacated a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision to deny a woman’s motion to reopen her immigration proceedings.…
  • Dec 19

    Event Recap: 2017 BGD Legislative Conference

    Event Recap: 2017 BGD Legislative Conference
    Thank you for being a part of the authoritative policy discussions on issues impacting life and business in Indiana during the 26th Annual BGD Legislative Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on Dec. 13, 2017.
Rank this Week: 2547

TexLaw Today Blog

TexLaw Today Blog

Covers how businesses growth in North Texas intersects with current legal developments. By Mark L. Hill of Scheef & Stone, LLP.

http://www.markhilltx.com
  • Feb 11

    Arbitration – Friend or Foe

    Arbitration – Friend or Foe
    Arbitration is an increasingly common alternative to traditional resolution of business disputes in state and federal courts.  Most sophisticated businesses have used or experienced contracts with arbitration clauses at some point in the…
  • Nov 15

    A Little Secret About Trade Secret

    A Little Secret About Trade Secret
    A business commonly has all sorts of valuable assets. Most businesses have some combination of assets such as real estate, equipment, inventory, cash, receivables and patents just to name a few. One class of assets that can be…
  • Nov 15

    A Little Secret About Trade Secret

    A Little Secret About Trade Secret
    A business commonly has all sorts of valuable assets. Most businesses have some combination of assets such as real estate, equipment, inventory, cash, receivables and patents just to name a few. One class of assets that can be…
Rank this Week: 2636

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/
  • Feb 11

    Tips to Promote a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Promote a Successful Construction Project
    This blog article is written by our newest construction law paralegal, Francisco Garcia-Soroeta. Francisco joined the Cobb Law Group’s construction practice to serve our all of our clients including Spanish speaking construction…
  • Feb 1

    Meet Our New Intern!

    Meet Our New Intern!
    Construction Attorney Mark Cobb teaches as adjunct faculty at Thomas University where he teaches business law and economics to undergraduates and MBA students.  Throughout his tenure, he has met many exceptional students.  One such…
  • Jan 24

    Great Tips from the ABA Forum on Construction Law

    Great Tips from the ABA Forum on Construction Law
    Last week, two of our construction attorneys, Mark Cobb and Stephanie Dougherty, attended the Mid-Winter Meeting of the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law. During the three day conference, they attended substantive seminars related to…
Rank this Week: 1877

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Asks US Supreme Court for Review

    Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Asks US Supreme Court for Review
    Bishop Mark Lawrence and his Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, along with a number of member parishes, having lost a confusing, non-definitive and divided decision in that State's Supreme Court, have filed a petition for writ of certiorari…
  • Feb 5

    Last Word

    Last Word
    [Note: I interrupt my ongoing explorations into today's Christian origins to record my thoughts about other works encountered along the way.]Jacques Monod was a brilliant microbiologist, one who was present at the very beginning of the…
  • Jan 21

    From Doubt to Certainty: Luther's Transformation

    From Doubt to Certainty: Luther's Transformation
    Despite all the tumult and clamor, the year 2017 did not mark the "500th anniversary" of the Reformation movement begun by Martin Luther. At most, it marked the 500th year after Luther sent off his Ninety-five Theses to…
Rank this Week: 2961

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: 3710

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

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

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Feb 7

    Public Meeting Regarding Water Right Exchange Policy Near Kama

    Public Meeting Regarding Water Right Exchange Policy Near Kama
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss a proposed update to the water exchange policy for the Garff Ranch area near Kamas, Utah. The following information is from the public meeting…
  • Feb 5

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in West Big Cottonwood Creek Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in West Big Cottonwood Creek Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the West Big Cottonwood Creek area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area…
  • Jan 26

    New Interface for Monitoring Water Claims Filed in General Adjudication

    New Interface for Monitoring Water Claims Filed in General Adjudication
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has just released a new webpage that acts as an interface to provide more transparency and information regarding ongoing general adjudications of water rights. The webpage allows users to check on individual…
Rank this Week: 2348

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: 3968

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/
  • Feb 7

    Making the case for replacement reserve

    Making the case for replacement reserve
    If you own a single family home and your roof needs to be replaced, you either have to take money from savings or borrow the funds to pay for it.  Either way, it’s your sole responsibility to replace your roof.  But what if…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3756

In the Zone

In the Zone

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

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 6

    Attempts to Amend Conditions of Approval

    Attempts to Amend Conditions of Approval
    In a recent case decided by the PA Commonwealth Court, titled Toll Brothers and Orleans Homebuilders v. Upper Uwchlan Township, the court upheld the decision of the Court of Common Pleas and the Board of Supervisors to deny the…
  • Jan 30

    New Jersey Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233 Enacted, Ensuring Reforms Performance and Maintenance Guarantee Requirement

    New Jersey Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233 Enacted, Ensuring Reforms Performance and Maintenance Guarantee Requirement
    Jack Plackter writes: Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233, which was signed into law on January 15, modifies the requirements for furnishing performance and maintenance guarantees under the Municipal Land Use Law and modifies the current…
  • Jan 12

    Bucks County Planning Commission

    Bucks County Planning Commission
    The Bucks County Planning Commission has increased its filing fees for 2018.  The base fees for residential subdivisions, land developments and conversions remain the same, but the additional lot multiplier fees have been increased by $5…
Rank this Week: 1554

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

http://www.hindmansanchez.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    Manager Licensing Bill Introduced – Includes a Majority of the Recommendations Contained in the 2017 CAM Sunset Review Report

    Manager Licensing Bill Introduced – Includes a Majority of the Recommendations Contained in the 2017 CAM Sunset Review Report
    On January 30, 2018, the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee conducted a public hearing on the Community Association Manager Sunset Bill. After hearing public comments from interested parties, the Committee approved the introduction of…
  • Jan 24

    Dog Profiling…Could it be a Thing of the Past?

    Dog Profiling…Could it be a Thing of the Past?
    On January 19, 2018, House Bill 18-1126 was introduced and assigned to the Local Government Committee. HB 18-1126 proposes to prohibit association regulations banning dogs due solely to breed, weight, or size classifications.  If…
  • Jan 12

    Facing Challenges with only 3 Choice

    Facing Challenges with only 3 Choice
    2018 Life Lessons Series Recently Melissa Garcia wrote a blog sharing some HOA Life Lessons we should consider for 2018. Those lessons were meant for both reflection and action in our HOA pursuits. Wanting to take this a step further,…
Rank this Week: 2829

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Feb 5

    Searching for the Right Paragraphs for your Report on Title

    Searching for the Right Paragraphs for your Report on Title
    More than 400 lawyers used Lexsure’s Report on Title paragraph database last month seeking assistance in drafting this crucial document in the conveyancing process.Firms struggle to find the time to create a firm-wide index of newly…
  • Jan 29

    Top 5 Conveyancing Webinars in 2017

    Top 5 Conveyancing Webinars in 2017
    So what were the hot conveyancing topics in 2017? Fraud, Leasehold Changes, Lender Compliance and The fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive were all front of mind at various points of the year. The Lexsure Academy hosted on 26 webinars…
  • Jan 21

    Handbook Changes - Top Lenders Start 2018 with Update

    Handbook Changes - Top Lenders Start 2018 with Update
    It has been a busy start to 2018 when it comes to lenders changing their Handbook instructions.Three weeks into to the new year eleven lenders have updated their instructions via Part 2 of the UK Finance Mortgage Lenders' Handbook for…
Rank this Week: 4282

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://eminentdomainlaw.net/category/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Update: Where is the California High-Speed Rail Project Headed?

    Update: Where is the California High-Speed Rail Project Headed?
    Nine years after California voters narrowly approved a nearly $10-billion bond to launch the $64-billion statewide High-Speed Rail project, residents and officials are wondering where the project is headed in 2018 and beyond. The narrative…
  • Feb 4

    High-Speed Rail To Face Audit After Rising Cost

    High-Speed Rail To Face Audit After Rising Cost
    California state lawmakers approved an audit request, made by a team of bipartisan politicians, of the state’s High-Speed Rail project after the projected costs for one segment rose by nearly $3 billion. Officials aim to understand…
  • Jan 26

    Delta Tunnels Could Be Scaled to a One-Tunnel Project

    Delta Tunnels Could Be Scaled to a One-Tunnel Project
    Faced with scarce political support and incomplete funding from water agencies in California, Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is proposing a scaled-back project to his original $17-billion proposal to build two massive tunnels under…
Rank this Week: 4655

Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog

Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog

Covers oil and gas law. By Aimee Hess.

https://www.texasoilandgasattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Can You Terminate a Producing Oil and Gas Lease in Texas?

    Can You Terminate a Producing Oil and Gas Lease in Texas?
    Mineral owners in Texas often sign oil and gas leases that include language that requires that oil or gas be produced in commercially paying quantities in order to keep the lease alive. When production falls below that level, the lease may…
  • Jan 26

    Petroleum Engineering Professor Critiques EPA Fracing Report at Texas Conference

    Petroleum Engineering Professor Critiques EPA Fracing Report at Texas Conference
    As readers may recall, the US Environmental Protection Agency published a draft report in 2015 that concluded that there was no evidence that hydraulic fracturing (“fracing”) led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water…
  • Jan 19

    Texas Railroad Commission Adopts New “Call Before You Dig” Rule

    Texas Railroad Commission Adopts New “Call Before You Dig” Rule
    Texas residents are required by law to call 811 before digging any deeper than 16 inches. Once that call is made, all companies with any pipelines, water lines or utility lines in that area come out and mark their respective lines so that the…
Rank this Week: 4025

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

The Mau Law Firm Law Blog

Covers construction, real estate, business and insurance law.

http://maulaw.wordpress.com
  • Feb 1

    9th Circuit Rules an Illegal Minor has No Right to Court Appointed Counsel

    9th Circuit Rules an Illegal Minor has No Right to Court Appointed Counsel
    Immigrant children who enter the country illegally with their parents have no right to a government-appointed paid lawyer in court, as just recently ruled by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling came in the case of a Honduran boy who…
  • Mar 8

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law

    Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Law
    An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two…
  • Feb 18

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental

    Check your Lease before Listing a Short-term Rental
    A new law in effect for 2016, requires short-term vacation rental websites such as Airbnb to provide disclosures to tenants.  While subletting is often not allowed in rental agreements, and can even lead to eviction, many tenants…
Rank this Week: 4312

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: 2909

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2736

Wildings Solicitors Blog

Wildings Solicitors Blog

Covers real estate law in the UK.

http://blog.wildings-solicitors.co.uk/
  • Jan 31

    Reforming the Conveyancing proce

    Reforming the Conveyancing proce
    The home moving process is something that most people will experience at some point during their lifetime.
  • Dec 22

    Employment & HR Roundup - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    Employment & HR Roundup - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
    For many businesses, today is the last working day before Christmas! We at Wildings hope you have all had a great 2017 and have enjoyed the build up to Christmas! In today's roundup, we are only sharing two updates - the first looking back…
  • Dec 13

    Employment & HR Roundup - Christmas Special!

    Employment & HR Roundup - Christmas Special!
    It is almost Christmas! With less than 2 weeks until everyone finishes for the festive period, we at Wildings wanted to focus on recent news, particularly geared to Christmas planning! Whilst this is generally a fun and enjoyable time of year…
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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/
  • Jan 31

    Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Expropriation of Commercial Venture

    Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Expropriation of Commercial Venture
    In a decision announced this week, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality and method of compensation for the expropriation by a governmental body of property owned by an ongoing commercial venture.   In St.…
  • Jan 24

    Ninth and Fifth Circuits Split on Issue of Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law

    Ninth and Fifth Circuits Split on Issue of Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law
    The stage appears to be set for intervention by the United States Supreme Court following the Ninth Circuit’s recent panel decision in Batterton v. Dutra Group, No. 15-56775 (9th Cir. Jan. 23, 2018).  In Batterton, the Ninth…
  • Jan 24

    The Dusky Gopher Frog is Heading to the United States Supreme Court

    The Dusky Gopher Frog is Heading to the United States Supreme Court
    In July 2017, Weyerhaeuser Company, a Louisiana landowner and timber lessee, filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”)…
Rank this Week: 4105

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/
  • Jan 30

    Pheasant Island - The 359-Year-Old Condominium Between Spain and France

    Pheasant Island - The 359-Year-Old Condominium Between Spain and France
    Pheasant Island is a tiny (about 3,200 square feet) wooded island in the middle of the Bidassoa River between Spain and France.  In 1659, those two countries negotiated the end to a long war there.  The Treaty of the Pyrenees,…
  • Jan 2

    Washington Condo Associations Do Not Have Lien Priority Over Existing HOA

    Washington Condo Associations Do Not Have Lien Priority Over Existing HOA
    The Washington Court of Appeals affirmed last month that a condominium association's lien for assessments was not entitled to statutory priority over similar assessments made pursuant to the covenants of an existing homeowners association…
  • 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!      
Rank this Week: 4560

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettslandusemonitor.com/
  • Jan 30

    Newton Drone Ordinance Struck Down, but Significant Questions Remain

    Newton Drone Ordinance Struck Down, but Significant Questions Remain
    As drone sales in the United States continue to grow, the legal issues they present are likely to induce new attempts to regulate drone flights at the state and local level.  As the legal framework allowing drones to fly within our…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Judicial Court Voids Condominium Bylaw as Against Public Policy

    Supreme Judicial Court Voids Condominium Bylaw as Against Public Policy
    In a November article I discussed the pending Supreme Judicial Court case Trustees of Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC.  You can read the full article here, but the essential issue is whether condominium bylaw…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Judicial Court Voids Condominium Bylaw as Against Public Policy

    Supreme Judicial Court Voids Condominium Bylaw as Against Public Policy
    In a November article I discussed the pending Supreme Judicial Court case Trustees of Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC.  You can read the full article here, but the essential issue is whether condominium bylaw…
Rank this Week: 3051

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
  • Jan 29

    Don't Miss The Next Landlord Boot Camp on February 24th

    Don't Miss The Next Landlord Boot Camp on February 24th
    Don't hand your keys over to just anyone . . . Join Attorney Tristan Pettit as he presents the AASEW's Landlord Boot Camp on February 24, 2018. Tristan will provide you with the information that you need to succeed as a landlord and/or…
  • Jan 2

    New Landlord-Tenant Law Legislation - Wisconsin's Affordable Rental Housing Act of 2017

    New Landlord-Tenant Law Legislation - Wisconsin's Affordable Rental Housing Act of 2017
    There are currently two bills in Madison that will significantly impact Landlord-Tenant Law in Wisconsin. 2017 Senate Bill 639 (SB 639) and 2017 Assembly Bill 771 (AB 771) ("bill") are referred to as the Wisconsin's Affordable Rental Housing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2972

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/
  • Jan 29

    Kristina Reed Launches Small Business Drop-In Legal Clinic

    Kristina Reed Launches Small Business Drop-In Legal Clinic
    Kristina Reed is launching a small business drop-in legal clinic.  The clinic will be hosted by the Women’s Business Center and California Capital on February 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The clinic will provide free…
  • Jan 4

    Ready for 2018 – Is Your Business Compliant?

    Ready for 2018 – Is Your Business Compliant?
    Start the year strong – ensure your business is legally compliant.  California corporation law requires all corporations and limited liability companies to comply with certain requirements to remain legally complaint. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2678

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: 1003

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 28

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal
      The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of the owner of a Florida Keys island who alleged that increasingly restrictive development regulations have harmed his property rights. The property owner argued that the…
  • Dec 30

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to hear a developer’s case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection over a permit denial for a beachfront parcel. The case relates to a DEP denial of a final permit for a…
  • Dec 27

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue
    To address the homeless crisis, NY City will acquire buildings that house homeless families to convert them to affordable housing, using with legal force if necessary. It has stated that it will use eminent domain if necessary. The city has…
Rank this Week: 4079

Eminent Domain and Real Estate…

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 28

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal
      The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of the owner of a Florida Keys island who alleged that increasingly restrictive development regulations have harmed his property rights. The property owner argued that the…
  • Dec 30

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to hear a developer’s case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection over a permit denial for a beachfront parcel. The case relates to a DEP denial of a final permit for a…
  • Dec 27

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue
    To address the homeless crisis, NY City will acquire buildings that house homeless families to convert them to affordable housing, using with legal force if necessary. It has stated that it will use eminent domain if necessary. The city has…
Rank this Week: 1562

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: 1067

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jan 26

    Special Client Bulletin: Montecito Mudslide Disaster

    Special Client Bulletin: Montecito Mudslide Disaster
    Special Client Bulletin: Montecito Mudslide Disaster All of us have been deeply moved by the Montecito Mudslide disaster.  Our firm was directly affected. One of our firm’s attorneys, Rebecca Koch, lost her step-mother, Rebecca…
  • Jan 25

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Partners With Panish Shea & Boyle on Montecito Mudslide Litigation

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Partners With Panish Shea & Boyle on Montecito Mudslide Litigation
    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Partners With Panish Shea & Boyle on Montecito Mudslide Litigation Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell has partnered with the Los Angeles law firm, Panish Shea & Boyle, a highly respected personal injury…
  • Jan 22

    Grokenberger Negotiates Coverage from State Farm and Offers Free Consultation

    Grokenberger Negotiates Coverage from State Farm and Offers Free Consultation
    Grokenberger Negotiates Coverage from State Farm and Offers Free Consultations Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell attorney, David M. Grokenberger, has successfully negotiated coverage from his insurance carrier, State Farm. On January 10,…
Rank this Week: 2006

Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin,…

Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin, LLC Blog

Covers landlord-tenant law.

http://www.hannafinlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Do I Have to Let My Landlord Come Into My Home?

    Do I Have to Let My Landlord Come Into My Home?
    The fact that your landlord owns the property does not give her unfettered access. Your landlord may only enter your rental home under certain conditions and for good reasons. In essence, MA law balances your rights to enjoy your home with…
  • Dec 28

    What Are My Landlords Obligations to Make My Apartment Habitable?

    What Are My Landlords Obligations to Make My Apartment Habitable?
    It is not enough that you have a roof over your head. Your landlord is required to keep your home habitable. But, what exactly does “habitable” mean?
  • Nov 29

    Is This Lease Fair?

    Is This Lease Fair?
    When you sign a lease, you are signing a contract. This means you and the landlord agree to abide by all terms contained within the document. Therefore, before you sign, read the lease carefully and make sure you understand the term
Rank this Week: 1469

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/
  • Jan 22

    Watch your Language with Oil and Gas Leases in Ohio (#2)

    Watch your Language with Oil and Gas Leases in Ohio (#2)
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq. - Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz(A Watch Your Language Series Article)It’s a lease, it’s a contract, it’s a lease and a contract. Just as Faye Dunaway’s character…
  • Dec 11

    To Be or Not to Be (an Enforceable Real Estate Agreement), That Is the Question

    To Be or Not to Be (an Enforceable Real Estate Agreement), That Is the Question
    While title to real estate cannot transfer without a deed and a closing, the closing merely carries out the provisions of the real estate agreement. Accordingly, it is the agreement in a real estate transaction that is of paramount importance…
  • Nov 15

    Bragdon v. Carter- Life Estate or Unreasonable Restraint on Alienation

    Bragdon v. Carter- Life Estate or Unreasonable Restraint on Alienation
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq. - Senior Counsel- Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz(A Watch Your Language Series Article) As is commonly known, ignorance of the law is no excuse to one who is charged with a crime.In real estate,…
Rank this Week: 4125

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Jan 22

    Elder Law: Top Challenges Upcoming Seminar

    Elder Law: Top Challenges Upcoming Seminar
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) upcoming seminar “Elder Law: Top Challenges” on Friday, February 16, 2018. KC Marie Knox is a partner with…
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
Rank this Week: 2671

Sherman Law News & Insights

Sherman Law News & Insights

Focuses on employment law, personal injury, construction law, real estate law, workers' compensation, civil rights and appeals.

http://www.johnshermanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Dangerous Driving Habits: How to Prevent Personal Injury Accident

    Dangerous Driving Habits: How to Prevent Personal Injury Accident
    Dangerous driving habits are a leading cause of personal injury accidents and deaths in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than 32,000 people are killed and over two million are injured every year…
  • Jun 22

    Discrimination at Work: Why You Need to Act Fast

    Discrimination at Work: Why You Need to Act Fast
    In the case of Green v. Brennan, Marvin Green was a mailman experiencing racial discrimination at work in the form of threats, harassment and demeaning comments. After filing informal complaints against his employer, Green was subjected to…
  • May 25

    11 Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

    11 Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law
    It is not surprising that unfortunate events can happen to unsuspecting people. A distracted driver could run a red light and total your car. A vicious dog could get loose and attack a jogger. Or a careless employee could leave a puddle of…
Rank this Week: 1259