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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
  • Jun 18

    Big Business’ Role In Saving The World

    Big Business’ Role In Saving The World
    Big business has made headlines in recent years for playing a role in solving community, national and global problems. Sometimes the corporations’ role is for social change. Sometimes, it is for humanitarian assistance. And, sometimes,…
  • Jun 11

    To Close Or Not To Close – Now What?

    To Close Or Not To Close – Now What?
    When 2 parties sign a real estate contract, they generally do so with the expectation that the seller wants to sell and the buyer wants to buy. Basically, at the time that the contract is signed, both parties want to close. However,…
  • Jun 4

    Keep An Eye On Your CAM Charge

    Keep An Eye On Your CAM Charge
    Sophisticated commercial tenants generally understand that the cost of leasing space is not limited to rent. Most retail and higher end office spaces are net leases and therefore, include a separate charge for Common Area Maintenance and…
Rank this Week: 2484

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/
  • Jun 17

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
  • Jun 14

    Construction Delays and Damage

    Construction Delays and Damage
    By Francisco R. García-Soroeta Construction Schedule Delays can occur for a medley of reasons, and they can be caused by any party participating in the project including the owner, design professional, prime contractor, subcontractor…
  • Jun 2

    Georgia’s Notice to Owners–A Primer

    Georgia’s Notice to Owners–A Primer
    Most southeastern states require suppliers and subcontractors to give some sort of Notice of Furnishing or Notice to Owner (“NTO”); however, each state has its own special requirements and relying on one state’s requirements…
Rank this Week: 2216

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
  • Jun 15

    Big concrete makers mix it up in federal court

    Big concrete makers mix it up in federal court
    Two of the Southeast’s biggest concrete companies are accusing each other in federal lawsuits of illegal or improper business practices. On June 7, Alpharetta-based Argos USA LLC filed a complaint in federal court in Atlanta alleging…
  • Jun 12

    Who’s Repping Chris Carr and Charlie Bailey, Georgia’s AG Candidates?

    Who’s Repping Chris Carr and Charlie Bailey, Georgia’s AG Candidates?
    Over the past 18 months or so, Republican Attorney General Chris Carr has turned to a couple of high-powered political law firms for campaign-related legal work. In contrast, Democratic opponent Charlie Bailey has eschewed outside legal help,…
  • May 18

    Robbins Firm attorneys obtain procurement victory – before documents even produced by government entity

    Robbins Firm attorneys obtain procurement victory – before documents even produced by government entity
    Josh Belinfante recently obtained a victory for a Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy company bidding for work with the a Georgia school district.  The school system initially scored the proposal 5.5 points too low to be considered for…
Rank this Week: 2165

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

HindmanSanchez Law Blog

Covers Colorado community association law. By HindmanSanchez.

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

    Pre-CCIOA Communities Right to Veto Budget Bill Signed into Law by the Governor

    Pre-CCIOA Communities Right to Veto Budget Bill Signed into Law by the Governor
    In prior blog posts we discussed House Bill 18-1342, which proposed that all pre-Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”) communities, i.e. communities formed prior to July 1, 1992, comply with the budget veto process…
  • May 11

    Day Two of the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition

    Day Two of the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition
    Day two of the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition kicked off with BBC correspondent Katty Kay. Speaking on worldwide issues, Ms. Kay spoke on the state of the world including (1) the rise of China as a superpower, (2) the need to, as…
  • May 11

    Day Two of the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition

    Day Two of the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition
    Day two of the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition (https://exchange.caionline.org/sandbox/home) kicked off with BBC correspondent Katty Kay (http://www.bbc.com/news/correspondents/kattykay). Speaking on worldwide issues, Ms. Kay spoke on…
Rank this Week: 3248

Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog

Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog

Covers oil and gas law. By Aimee Hess.

https://www.texasoilandgasattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Renting Your Home is NOT a “Business Purpose” in Violation of Restrictive Covenant

    Renting Your Home is NOT a “Business Purpose” in Violation of Restrictive Covenant
    In the recent case of Tarr v. Timberwood Park Owners Association Inc. the Texas Supreme Court considered whether a deed restriction that limited use of homes “solely for residential purposes” prevented a homeowner from using his…
  • May 18

    Healthy Forecast for Texas Permian Basin Oil and Gas Production

    Healthy Forecast for Texas Permian Basin Oil and Gas Production
    Economists at IHS Markit  recently issued a report (summarized here) that predicts that oil production in the Permian Basin will almost double by 2023, increasing by 3 million barrels per day (mbd) to 5.4 mbd.  That level of growth…
  • May 11

    Land Descriptions Ambiguities Can Create Serious Problems in Oil and Gas Option

    Land Descriptions Ambiguities Can Create Serious Problems in Oil and Gas Option
    When preparing and executing any type of contract, it is important to be clear on all important terms in the contract. Ambiguities lead to uncertainty, and uncertainty can turn into disputes down the road. Even so, there are times when an oil…
Rank this Week: 4069

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2018 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2018 Legislative Update
      561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2018 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  Please note that the following is only a…
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2017 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2017 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  Please note that the following is…
  • Jul 13

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update

    Wasserstein, P.A. – 2015 Legislative Update
    561-288-3999 danw@wassersteinpa.com 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE This shall serve as Wasserstein, P.A.’s newsletter to our clients regarding recent legislative changes of which you should be aware.  As of July 1, 2015 the most…
Rank this Week: 3354

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    Good for Chicago: Reading in Motion

    Good for Chicago: Reading in Motion
    One thing we don’t love about Chicago is its literacy problem. Our city has one of the lowest adult literacy rates in the country. Thankfully, Reading in Motion works hard to reverse this trend by helping our youngest students learn to…
  • May 22

    Tax hike?! 3 ways to fight the latest Cook County property assessment

    Tax hike?! 3 ways to fight the latest Cook County property assessment
    By Michael H. Wasserman City of Chicago homeowners should be on the lookout for newly proposed assessed valuations from the Cook County Assessor’s office. A property’s assessed valuation has a direct relationship to the…
  • May 15

    Should Lawyers Protect Clients from Wire Transfer Fraud? I say YES!

    Should Lawyers Protect Clients from Wire Transfer Fraud? I say YES!
    By Michael WassermanIn 2017, the FBI reported that wire transfer fraud was up 480% in real estate transactions. It’s a frightening number.Yet more and more, I’ve heard that real estate lawyers won’t discuss transfer…
Rank this Week: 3770

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Blog

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Blog

Discusses topics related to business law, commercial litigation, employment law, estate planning, internet/cyber law, and real estate.

https://www.dbllawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    MLB Advanced Media Sued Over Pitch-Tracking System

    MLB Advanced Media Sued Over Pitch-Tracking System
    Back in the day, baseball was said to be “a game of inches.” Today it’s largely driven by statistical data, such as the length of home runs, bat speeds and ... The post MLB Advanced Media Sued Over Pitch-Tracking System…
  • Jun 1

    Third Party Content and Copyright Infringement: The Case of Goldman v. Breitbart News Network

    Third Party Content and Copyright Infringement: The Case of Goldman v. Breitbart News Network
    Websites, blogs, and other internet content providers may be facing a radical shift how they present third-party content, such as photographs, following a ruling out of New York. This past ... The post Third Party Content and Copyright…
  • Jun 1

    Legal Issues to Consider Before Purchasing an Aircraft

    Legal Issues to Consider Before Purchasing an Aircraft
    What is the legal process for acquiring an aircraft? There are many legal and tax considerations when it comes to purchasing or selling an aircraft. All airplane related transactions must ... The post Legal Issues to Consider Before…
Rank this Week: 2054

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jun 15

    Want to Pay Higher Taxes and Rent?

    Want to Pay Higher Taxes and Rent?
    Florida law currently caps taxes assessed on commercial and rental property, but that may end come January 1, 2019. You might be thinking “why do I care because I rent my home or apartment and don’t own either commercial or rental…
  • Jun 7

    Florida Rentals: What is the Landlord’s Responsibility?

    Florida Rentals: What is the Landlord’s Responsibility?
    Summer is a busy season for moving in Florida. This time of year is a popular time for families to move because it follows the spring real estate season and because school is out, parents won’t have to deal with enrolling their children…
  • May 29

    What Are My Private Property Rights in Florida Against Unlawful Land Development Exactions?

    What Are My Private Property Rights in Florida Against Unlawful Land Development Exactions?
    Unlike certain “unalienable rights” granted to citizens under the United States Constitution, property interests are traditionally understood to have been created by a number of independent sources such as statutes, ordinances, or…
Rank this Week: 3217

Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

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

    First time buyers: How to get on the property ladder

    First time buyers: How to get on the property ladder
    Contribution sharing tips for first buyers on how to get onto the property ladder in the UK.   Buying your very first home can be both an exciting and daunting experience. With so many factors to consider, each as important as one…
  • Jun 13

    5 Potential Problems That Commercial Tenants Could Face 

    5 Potential Problems That Commercial Tenants Could Face 
    This contribution is based on commercial property law and practice in England & Wales and generally. Renting commercial property for the first time is a big step for any business, not only because of the big financial commitment…
  • Nov 21

    Buy to Let mortgages – Practical advice following Bank of England interest rate rise

    Buy to Let mortgages – Practical advice following Bank of England interest rate rise
    For the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates. What does this mean for buy-to-let? Can landlords mitigate the interest rate hike? Is now the time to remortgage? Portico London estate agents ask…
Rank this Week: 2520

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jun 14

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance
    The Appellate Division affirmed the granting of area variances and further affirmed that under the circumstances, a use variance was not required to extend a use into an adjoining zone on lots located in two zoning districts.
  • Apr 12

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning

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

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS
    After a seven year saga, the Appellate Division overturned the rezoning of a parcel which would have permitted a multi family development in the Town of Ramapo.
Rank this Week: 1037

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

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

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4052

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1793

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/
Rank this Week: 2181

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    "O, What a Tangled Web We Weave . . ."

    "O, What a Tangled Web We Weave . . ."
    " . . . when first we practice to deceive." That's a famous quote, frequently misattributed to Shakespeare, that comes from the epic poem Marmion, by Sir Walter Scott. And it perfectly describes the current situation with the Episcopal…
  • Jun 11

    Justice Denied: SCOTUS Refuses South Carolina Petition

    Justice Denied: SCOTUS Refuses South Carolina Petition
    Today's order list from the United States Supreme Court brings the sad news that the Court voted to deny certiorari (review) in the case of Bishop Mark Lawrence and the parishes of the Diocese of South Carolina.  This means that no four…
  • May 30

    How Did Everybody Forget Where the Temple Was?

    How Did Everybody Forget Where the Temple Was?
    This is Part III of a series: Where Did Israel's Temples Stand? You may read Part I here, and Part II is here.In the previous post in this series, we looked at the fairly convincing evidence that Jerusalem's present-day "Temple Mount," or…
Rank this Week: 2865

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/
  • Jun 12

    New Client: Brookstone Condominiums Homeowners’ Association

    New Client: Brookstone Condominiums Homeowners’ Association
    We are proud to announce that Brookstone Condominiums Homeowners’ Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Brookstone is a quiet condominium community located in South Huntington…
  • Jun 6

    Sticks and Stone

    Sticks and Stone
    As HOA industry professionals, there are many positive aspects to our occupation.  We work with a diverse group of people, take fulfillment from helping volunteer boards, and are happy when we solve problems through creativity. …
  • May 29

    New Client: Spyglass Hill Community Association

    New Client: Spyglass Hill Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Spyglass Hill Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Spyglass Hill is a custom home community situated on a hill in Corona del Mar.  Residents enjoy…
Rank this Week: 3651

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

https://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    Ineos granted permission in UK Green Belt for exploratory shale gas drilling

    Ineos granted permission in UK Green Belt for exploratory shale gas drilling
    Ineos has been granted planning permission on appeal for exploratory shale gas drilling in the Green Belt, near Rotherham. In May 2017, petrochemical firm Ineos sought temporary permission for a period of five years for a shale gas well,…
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

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

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
Rank this Week: 1559

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/
  • Jun 8

    Partition Actions for Cooperative Apartment

    Partition Actions for Cooperative Apartment
    Last week’s blog post discussed legal issues relating to a foreclosure as it applies to cooperative apartments in New York State.  To summarize, because cooperatives are considered shares in a corporation, and not real…
  • Jun 1

    Foreclosure and Evictions in New York Cooperative

    Foreclosure and Evictions in New York Cooperative
    Many of our prior blog posts have discussed foreclosures of real property.  But what happens when the owner of a cooperative or “co-op” apartment cannot pay his share loan or maintenance?  Although the term…
  • May 24

    Happy Memorial Day from Weiss & Wei

    Happy Memorial Day from Weiss & Wei
Rank this Week: 4473

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: 2295

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jun 7

    Post-Judgment Interest: A Simple Way to Increase the Value of Your Judgment

    Post-Judgment Interest: A Simple Way to Increase the Value of Your Judgment
    Obtaining judgment against a company or person who owes you money is an important step toward recovering money you are owed. Many times, however, there is still more work to be done before that money will show up in your bank account. While…
  • May 17

    Do Good for your Business by Doing Good: An Introduction to B-Corp

    Do Good for your Business by Doing Good: An Introduction to B-Corp
    What is a B-Corp? B-Corp is short for Public Benefit Corporation. The Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act (MPBCA) allows a business to operate as a for-profit entity that distributes profits to its shareholder, while prioritizing its…
  • May 4

    Does Minnesota Law Protect Your Franchise from Unreasonable Termination?

    Does Minnesota Law Protect Your Franchise from Unreasonable Termination?
    Like many other states, Minnesota offers certain protections for termination or cancellation of franchise or distributor relationships.  Under the Minnesota Franchise Act, a franchisor may not cancel a franchise agreement without cause,…
Rank this Week: 2666

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: 3871

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 7

    Commercial ACOs Must Consider Fraud, Antitrust Concerns When Entering Market

    Commercial ACOs Must Consider Fraud, Antitrust Concerns When Entering Market
    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a relatively new way to provide health care services to patient populations, have grown in numbers since their promotion in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court Rules: Class Action Waivers Allowed

    Supreme Court Rules: Class Action Waivers Allowed
    On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a highly anticipated ruling clarifying that employers can require employees to sign class action arbitration waivers. It may not sound like a big deal, but employers should…
  • May 31

    How the Lab-testing Firm Theranos Duped the World

    How the Lab-testing Firm Theranos Duped the World
    This article appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal on May 11, 2018.  I saw the magician David Copperfield in Las Vegas one time. The headline of the act was that he would make an elephant disappear, right before the…
Rank this Week: 1148

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 6

    Who pays for the survey when buying a house?

    Who pays for the survey when buying a house?
    In the state of Illinois, if you own a single family home or a townhouse with its own lot number, and you are selling your property, your real estate contract will require you to provide a survey to your buyer dated within the last six…
  • Apr 17

    What on your real estate inspection report can you ask a seller to fix?

    What on your real estate inspection report can you ask a seller to fix?
    If you are in the process of buying a home or piece of property, one thing I advise my clients to do as soon as the ink on the contract is dry is to set up an inspection of the property performed by a certified home inspector. A lot of…
  • Apr 17

    What on your real estate inspection report can you ask a seller to fix?

    What on your real estate inspection report can you ask a seller to fix?
    If you are in the process of buying a home or piece of property, one thing I advise my clients to do as soon as the ink on the contract is dry is to set up an inspection of the property performed by a certified home inspector. A lot of…
Rank this Week: 2509

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Jun 6

    Method in the madness: new certainty in valuation methods for viability assessment

    Method in the madness: new certainty in valuation methods for viability assessment
    Viability assessments for affordable housing have long been a source of frustration for developers. This difficult element of the planning phase is often the cause for delays in getting a development to the point where works can…
  • Mar 27

    Landlords, let’s be reasonable: otherwise you might pay the price

    Landlords, let’s be reasonable: otherwise you might pay the price
    Landlords take note, on the back of a recent case, you face an increased risk that tenants will challenge costs which they are responsible for in a lease. The case in question related to tenants’ challenge of  insurance costs the…
  • Mar 13

    Consent to Assign – taking the good with the bad.

    Consent to Assign – taking the good with the bad.
    The case of No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Ltd surprised the legal profession in 2016 when the court held that one bad reason for refusing consent to assign a lease effectively trumped two other good reasons,…
Rank this Week: 4506

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 5

    Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense

    Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a Philadelphia homeowner was not entitled to attorneys’ fees under a PA consumer protection law because filing affirmative defenses doesn’t qualify as filing an…
  • May 29

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop
    It is clear that ride sharing has impacted the real estate community. One possible change is the value of properties near subways and bus stops. According to Bloomberg, “ride-sharing services such as Uber Technologies…
  • May 29

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law
    The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated an Ohio Board of Tax Appeals decision affirming a county appraiser’s $8.8 million valuation of a Lowe’s Inc. property. The Court found, in a 4-3 decision, that new case law required…
Rank this Week: 3728

Eminent Domain and Real Estate…

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 5

    Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense

    Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a Philadelphia homeowner was not entitled to attorneys’ fees under a PA consumer protection law because filing affirmative defenses doesn’t qualify as filing an…
  • May 29

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop
    It is clear that ride sharing has impacted the real estate community. One possible change is the value of properties near subways and bus stops. According to Bloomberg, “ride-sharing services such as Uber Technologies…
  • May 29

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law
    The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated an Ohio Board of Tax Appeals decision affirming a county appraiser’s $8.8 million valuation of a Lowe’s Inc. property. The Court found, in a 4-3 decision, that new case law required…
Rank this Week: 1792

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: 1786

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney…

New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog

Published By The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyrealestateattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law: Case Analysis of a Commercial Habitability Decision

    New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law: Case Analysis of a Commercial Habitability Decision
    We noted that neither the condition concerning the roof nor the condition concerning the parking lot were the types of conditions that could have been repaired by the Tenant. In the case of the roof, which covered the entire strip mall, no…
  • Jan 11

    New Tax Bill May Leave Some Taxpayers Subject to Double Taxation

    New Tax Bill May Leave Some Taxpayers Subject to Double Taxation
    Under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, state taxes must not subject a taxpayer to an unfair cumulative tax burden. The post New Tax Bill May Leave Some Taxpayers Subject to Double Taxation appeared first on New Jersey Real Estate…
  • Dec 19

    Bergen County New Jersey Tax Appeals – Understanding the Effect of Real Estate Revaluation

    Bergen County New Jersey Tax Appeals – Understanding the Effect of Real Estate Revaluation
    While the net effect of a revaluation or re-assessment is ostensibly “tax neutral,” there will usually be a few taxpayers who will benefit from the revaluation or re-assessment while others are negatively impacted. The post Bergen…
Rank this Week: 2752

The Class-Action & Compliance…

The Class-Action & Compliance Sentinel

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

http://www.realestateclassactions.com/
  • Jun 3

    Real Estate Businesses Should Use New Supreme-Court Decision to Protect Against Wage-and-Hour Collective Action

    Real Estate Businesses Should Use New Supreme-Court Decision to Protect Against Wage-and-Hour Collective Action
    One of the most dangerous legal traps that can ensnare a real estate business—or any employer, for that matter—is a company-wide lawsuit alleging violations of minimum-wage or overtime laws. A new decision by the United…
  • Apr 28

    Mulvaney Could Lead BCFP Until 2025

    Mulvaney Could Lead BCFP Until 2025
    Since last November, when Mick Mulvaney became acting director of the agency formerly known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he’s steered it away from many of the practices his predecessor had embraced. Questions have arisen…
  • Apr 21

    Mulvaney Signals Relaxed UDAAP Enforcement

    Mulvaney Signals Relaxed UDAAP Enforcement
    One of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s more expansive powers is to police unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices (UDAAP). The CFPB’s acting director plans to curb that authority significantly. On April…
Rank this Week: 1795

FIRPTA Tax Blog

FIRPTA Tax Blog

Covers tax, real estate and property law. By Directs LLP.

https://www.firptataxblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2028

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/
  • Jun 1

    Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA) Effective July 1

    Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA) Effective July 1
    The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA) takes effect on July 1.  This new law applies to all condominium and homeowners associations created in Washington on or after that date.  The following section of WUCIOA…
  • Apr 9

    Washington Court Upholds Homeowners Association's View Enforcement Decision

    Washington Court Upholds Homeowners Association's View Enforcement Decision
    A Snohomish County homeowner recently proposed to increase the height of his roof by seven feet, which obstructed the view of Puget Sound from at least one neighboring house.  After the Picnic Point Homeowners Association denied his…
  • Mar 30

    Well, Yes - Washington Court Affirms Authority of Homeowners Association

    Well, Yes - Washington Court Affirms Authority of Homeowners Association
    Two Washington homeowners recently challenged the authority of their homeowners association to manage well water services in their housing development.  In an opinion published earlier this month, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed…
Rank this Week: 4236

Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin,…

Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin, LLC Blog

Covers landlord-tenant law.

http://www.hannafinlaw.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Getting Your First Apartment? Here's What You Need to Know About Lease

    Getting Your First Apartment? Here's What You Need to Know About Lease
    If you are getting an apartment for the first time, you should be aware that signing a lease can be a big commitment. You'll be bound by the terms of the written lease, and if you do not follow the lease agreement including paying rent as…
  • Apr 29

    Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant's Property Uninvited?

    Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant's Property Uninvited?
    When you rent an apartment or house, you expect that you will have privacy within the confines of your own home. Of course, your landlord is the legal owner of the property, so the landlord may expect to be given access to the home. 
  • Mar 29

    What if a Tenant Won't Leave After Eviction?

    What if a Tenant Won't Leave After Eviction?
    Evicting a tenant can be a complicated prospect in Boston because you have to follow Massachusetts laws that protect tenants. This means you cannot just lock a tenant out of his or her apartment if the tenant stops paying the rent or violates…
Rank this Week: 2192

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
  • May 30

    WCIOA Presentations!

    WCIOA Presentations!
    For those that were not able to attend our recent presentations on the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act ("WCIOA"), Barker Martin is offering to have our attorneys come to your management company and review the key aspects of this new…
  • May 18

    What's Your Authority?

    What's Your Authority?
    I was reminded this week of a common pitfall: Don't choose your authority to fit the argument you're trying to make at the time.
  • May 8

    WCIOA Will Become Law This Summer - Are You Ready?

    WCIOA Will Become Law This Summer - Are You Ready?
    Whether any of us are truly ready or not, the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act ("WCIOA") takes effect on July 1, 2018. That date will be here sooner than you think. Are you ready?
Rank this Week: 3724

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Washington Landlord Tenant .Info

Covers evictions. By Scott Eller.

http://washingtonlandlordtenant.info
  • May 30

    Fair Housing Complaint Against Seattle Housing Authority Dismissed on Appeal

    Fair Housing Complaint Against Seattle Housing Authority Dismissed on Appeal
    A domestic violence victim suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. As a result, she was unable to sleep in studio apartments because she would become afraid if she heard footsteps or saw lights from the hallway…
  • Apr 29

    Tacoma Government Passes 90-Day Notice Rule

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

    Washington Landlords Must Accept All Sources of Income

    Washington Landlords Must Accept All Sources of Income
    Washington residential landlords must accept all income sources when screening tenants under a new law that goes into effect September 30, 2018. Under the new law, Landlords must accept all sources of income, including Section 8 housing…
Rank this Week: 1661

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

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

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • May 29

    New Eminent Domain Opinion Discusses Admissibility Rules for Valuation Witnese

    New Eminent Domain Opinion Discusses Admissibility Rules for Valuation Witnese
    One of the unique things about eminent domain cases is that a set of specific procedural rules govern the admissibility of valuation evidence at trial.  A new unpublished opinion from the Court of Appeal, San Bernardino County…
  • May 1

    FERC to Consider Adjustments to Use of Eminent Domain for Gas Pipeline

    FERC to Consider Adjustments to Use of Eminent Domain for Gas Pipeline
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking input on whether to adjust its policies and procedures for reviewing and issuing authorizations for natural gas transportation…
  • Apr 26

    Is Meaningful Eminent Domain Reform Finally On The Horizon?

    Is Meaningful Eminent Domain Reform Finally On The Horizon?
    Many states have enacted eminent domain reform since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London, which broadly defined “public use” to include the government’s acquiring property for…
Rank this Week: 4436

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

https://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blogs-articles/iowa-real-estate-and-land-use-blog/
  • May 29

    Major Changes to Iowa's Mechanics' Lien Law: Five Years Later

    Major Changes to Iowa's Mechanics' Lien Law: Five Years Later
    Five years ago, this blog covered major changes to Iowa’s mechanics’ lien law. Five years later, the law is still largely intact, albeit after the legislature added a couple commas to clarify its intention. After five years,…
  • May 10

    Dickinson attorneys recognized by Chambers USA as among best in Iowa

    Dickinson attorneys recognized by Chambers USA as among best in Iowa
    Chambers USA has given the Dickinson Law Firm five high rankings for practice areas in Iowa.  Dickinson was recognized for exceptional performance in: Real Estate, Corporate/M&A, Corporate/M&A: Banking & Finance, Labor…
  • Mar 30

    Title Insurance: What is it good for anyway?

    Title Insurance: What is it good for anyway?
    A recent decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals may have property owners wondering what title insurance really covers. Captiva Lake Investments v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company is a familiar story involving…
Rank this Week: 3998

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Massachusetts Revises Child Support Guideline

    Massachusetts Revises Child Support Guideline
    Child support in Massachusetts is controlled by Child Support Guidelines. The Guidelines are a formula approach to child support based on the parents' incomes and certain expenses (health, dental, vision, insurance, child care costs, and…
  • Feb 18

    In Massachusetts you can't sue for fraudulent inducement to marry.

    In Massachusetts you can't sue for fraudulent inducement to marry.
    What do you do if you find out that your spouse lied to induce you to marry? What do you do if your spouse married you just to get your money? What do you do if your spouse lied to get you to marry for immigration status? What if you find…
  • Feb 12

    Should you file for divorce because of the new tax law?

    Should you file for divorce because of the new tax law?
    IIn writing this article I am not encouraging people to file for divorce. In my opinion, the decision to divorce or stay married should be based on a desire to spend the rest of your life with your spouse. It should not be based on…
Rank this Week: 2732

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

https://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • May 24

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

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

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

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

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

    HOAs Still Able to Regulate Breed, Size and Weight of Dog
    An amended version of House Bill 18-1126 ('HB 1126"), which would have stopped HOAs in Colorado from prohibiting dogs in the communities based solely on breed, weight or size, was killed today in the Colorado House of Representatives on a 34…
Rank this Week: 1593

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

Sherin and Lodgen Real Estate Blog

Updates in real estate law including leasing, financing, corporate real estate, environmental law. By Sherin and Lodgen.

http://www.sherin.com/real-estate/
  • May 23

    Retailers Can Improve Leasing Efficiency with Document Automation

    Retailers Can Improve Leasing Efficiency with Document Automation
    Corporate legal departments in the retail industry are under constant pressure to cut costs, and they often pass those pressures on to outside counsel. In turn, law firms are searching for new technologies to help increase efficiencies for…
  • May 23

    Retailers Can Improve Leasing Efficiency with Document Automation

    Retailers Can Improve Leasing Efficiency with Document Automation
    Corporate legal departments in the retail industry are under constant pressure to cut costs, and they often pass those pressures on to outside counsel. In turn, law firms are searching for new technologies to help increase efficiencies for…
  • Sep 5

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

    Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence
    Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a buyer wants not to buy a “pig in a poke.”  (As an aside, do you know the origin of “pig in a…
Rank this Week: 1635

Archer Real Estate

Archer Real Estate

By Archer & Greiner, P.C.

https://www.archerlaw.com/tag/real-estate/
  • May 23

    Lori Grifa Weighs In On The Progress Of NJ’s Affordable Housing

    Lori Grifa Weighs In On The Progress Of NJ’s Affordable Housing
    By: Joshua Burd (Real Estate NJ) When it comes to zoning for new affordable housing, Jeff Surenian says he has spent the past several years fighting to preserve each municipality’s right to choose. But at some point, he said, they have…
  • Feb 10

    Op-Ed: Supreme Court’s Decision — the Final Battle in the COAH War?

    Op-Ed: Supreme Court’s Decision — the Final Battle in the COAH War?
    Op-Ed: Supreme Court’s Decision — the Final Battle in the COAH War? – NJ Spotlight by: Lori Grifa This article originally appeared in NJ Spotlight:…
  • Jun 9

    John DiPasquale Joins Archer

    John DiPasquale Joins Archer
    John DiPasquale, III has joined Archer as an Associate in the firm’s Haddonfield office. Mr. DiPasquale concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, land use and financing. He counsels clients on the acquisition, development,…
Rank this Week: 2182

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/
  • May 22

    11 Ways to Identify Age Discrimination in the Workplace [+ FAQs]

    11 Ways to Identify Age Discrimination in the Workplace [+ FAQs]
      In 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was passed to protect people from age discrimination in the workplace. While this was a very positive step toward protecting workers’ rights, age discrimination and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1826

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/
  • May 21

    California Delta Tunnels: The Project Is Flowing Along

    California Delta Tunnels: The Project Is Flowing Along
    Just a few month ago, the Delta Tunnels, dubbed the WaterFix, was sputtering due to a lack of funds and environmental hurdles. Governor Jerry Brown’s administration was forced to consider a phased-in approach that called for building…
  • Feb 25

    Update: The Future of the California WaterFix and Delta Tunnel

    Update: The Future of the California WaterFix and Delta Tunnel
    After state officials said that they will press ahead with a scaled-down, $10.7-billion version of the long-planned Delta Tunnels, the massive two-tunnel project in the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is still a viable option, in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4366

New Jersey Redevelopment

New Jersey Redevelopment

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

http://www.njredeveloper.com
  • May 17

    Federal Qualified Opportunity Zone

    Federal Qualified Opportunity Zone
    Co-Authored by Brian J. Shemesh         An Introduction to the Newest Incentive Program The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December 2017, includes certain tax incentives for investors engaged in the…
  • Jan 18

    The New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Its Gap Period Decision

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

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement

    The Appellate Division Reverses COAH’s Gap Period Requirement
    Co-authored by Peter J. Guastella This is big. Affordable housing in New Jersey has taken another major turn in the Court system due to the latest decision in the Appellate Division handed down on July 11, 2016. Most importantly, the…
Rank this Week: 2838

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
  • May 13

    New and Improved Residential Rental Agreement Form Available Now

    New and Improved Residential Rental Agreement Form Available Now
    As many of you know, there was a large Landlord-Tenant law that was enacted last month. If you were not aware of this you should take a look at my earlier post on Act 317. As a result of that new law, it was necessary for me to add a new…
  • Apr 16

    New Landlord-Tenant Law - Act 317 - Is Effective on April 18, 2018.

    New Landlord-Tenant Law - Act 317 - Is Effective on April 18, 2018.
    On April 16, 2018 Governor Walker signed into law 2017 Wisconsin Act 317 which is Wisconsin's newest Landlord-Tenant law. The law was published yesterday, April 17th, which means that it will become effective tomorrow, April 18, 2018.It is a…
  • Apr 16

    New Landlord-Tenant Law - Act 317 - Is Effective on April 18, 2018.

    New Landlord-Tenant Law - Act 317 - Is Effective on April 18, 2018.
    On April 16, 2018 Governor Walker signed into law 2017 Wisconsin Act 317 which is Wisconsin's newest Landlord-Tenant law. The law was published yesterday, April 17th, which means that it will become effective tomorrow, April 18, 2018.It is a…
Rank this Week: 2771

In the Zone

In the Zone

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

https://zoningandlanduselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 9

    DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP

    DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP
    The Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation (CTCDC) is seeking proposals from qualified applicants for the acquisition and redevelopment of a 5 acre parcel of land, zoned commercial, and owned by the Township. …
  • May 1

    Objectors Have a Heavy Burden When Opposing a Special Exception

    Objectors Have a Heavy Burden When Opposing a Special Exception
    The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently confirmed the standards by which an applicant is entitled to special exception approval, which could help applicant’s in preparing their cases before a zoning board. In Monroe Land…
  • May 1

    IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. WHAT TIME? TIME TO REVIEW YOUR PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS.

    IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. WHAT TIME? TIME TO REVIEW YOUR PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS.
    Are the real property taxes assessed against your property out of proportion to the actual value of your property?  If so, what should you do? First, you need to determine if you have a basis to file an appeal to the county board of…
Rank this Week: 2132