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Michigan’s 2017 Property Tax Assessment Appeal Deadlines Are Approaching

by Dickinson Wright on

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, is the deadline for filing 2017 petitions with the Michigan Tax Tribunal for property tax appeals involving commercial real property, industrial real property, developmental real property, commercial...more

Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Wait, Maybe He Didn’t.

In March 2015, Katie and Chris Brewer bought 22 acres in Chapel Hill, Orange County – a rural, wooded spot – through an entity called Southeast Property Group, LLC. Among other things on their property, the Brewers intended...more

Property Tax Exemption Application Deadline Approaches

March 1st is the deadline for filing all property tax exemption applications in the state of Florida. No matter in which of the 67 Florida counties you own property, please be certain that any property tax exemptions you may...more

Land tax win for property developers, primary production

by Dentons on

In a ground breaking win for property developers, a recent NSW Court of Appeal decision found that land held for future development but used for grazing, can be exempt from land tax....more

US Federal Regulatory Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Private Flood Insurance Rule

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Federal Reserve Board, the Farm Credit Administration, the FDIC, the National Credit Union Administration and the OCC issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to implement provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood...more

Less Is More?: New North Carolina Law Clarifies When Building Permits Are NOT Required

A new law took effect in North Carolina on October 1, 2016, and it affects the need for building permits. Session Law 2016-113, entitled An Act to Provide Further Relief to the Agricultural Community, clarifies in Section 13...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Justices suggest support for landowners in wetlands case - Bloomberg - Mar 30 - U.S. Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum signaled in oral argument this week...more

Foreign Investment in Australian Residential and Agricultural Real Estate – New Fee Regime for Developers and Investors

by K&L Gates LLP on

Under Australia's current regime for foreign ownership of Australian real estate, certain foreign investors must obtain permission from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) before acquiring certain forms of real estate...more

This Land Is Your Land - I Better Keep Off

by Varnum LLP on

Contrary to Woody Guthrie's catchy tune, there are many good reasons to keep your property "private" and free from uninvited guests: the potential for property damage, theft, and liability for injuries to name a...more

A Legal Morass: Overlapping Takings Law With the Endangered Species Act

by Nossaman LLP on

Last week, Jeremy Jacobs posted an interesting article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Horne v. Dep’t of Agriculture, No. 14-275 (U.S. Jun. 22, 2015), and its potential application to Endangered Species Act...more

Waters of the United States Are Not What You’d Expect

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ new rule defining “waters of the United States” covered by the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) provides a good example of what can happen when a simple term gets...more

MDARD Workgroup Recommends Legislation to Support Urban Livestock Operations

by Varnum LLP on

Property owners who want to start or expand commercial livestock operations are required to go through a site verification process designed to ensure compliance with Michigan’s Generally Accepted Agricultural Management...more

Guide To Doing Business in Australia: Personal Property Securities Law (Updated)

PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITIES LAW - Personal property securities law in Australia was recently overhauled with the introduction of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). The PPSA applies across all...more

Tentative 2014 Cook County Equalization Factor Released

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Illinois Department of Revenue has released the tentative 2014 Cook County equalization factor. The preliminary factor is 2.6922. Prior year equalization factors are summarized...more

Proposed Changes to Australia's Foreign Investment Framework

by K&L Gates LLP on

In response to the findings of a recent report on Foreign Investment in Residential Real Estate (Report) by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics (Committee), the Commonwealth Government of Australia is...more

Conservation Easements Are Not Required As Mitigation For Permanent Loss Of Farmland

by Perkins Coie on

In Friends of the Kings River v. County of Fresno, the California Fifth District Court of Appeal upheld the County of Fresno’s adoption of an Environmental Impact Report for a mining operation that will result in a permanent...more

Proposed Privacy Fences Around Michigan Apiaries

by Varnum LLP on

The Michigan Department of Agriculture is considering a change to Michigan's Generally Accepted Agricultural Practices ("GAAMPs") that would compel beehive owners to "block" their apiaries from neighboring properties....more

New Law Changes Special District Noticing Requirements for Terminating Service on Delinquent Accounts

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Passage of AB 2747 by California Legislature Modifies Law - The noticing requirements special districts must follow to terminate delinquent residential light, heat, water or power service accounts were substantially...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - October 2014 #5

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: Federal Appeals Court rejects challenge to new highway linking LA and Long Beach - Courthouse News Service - Oct 31: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court ruling...more

Boyz In the Agrihood: Planned Communities Trade Golf Courses for Working Farms

I don't play golf. I like golf, I'll go out and hit around with friends or colleagues, but I don't "play golf". To me, playing golf means 18 holes on a weekend, maybe 36, and perhaps a round or two during the week. No, I...more

Agrihoods: The New “Farm-To-Table” Homebuilding Trend

Imagine driving down the paved street of a suburban community. Children are riding their bikes toward a neighborhood playground. Couples are walking on the sidewalk with tennis gear headed toward the local tennis courts....more

Farm Bill Passage A Boon To Homebuilders

The Farm Bill, which was approved by the Senate on Monday and the House last week, contains a provision that was supported by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that will enable millions of Americans to maintain...more

The Doctrine of Emblements: Protection for Texas Farm Lessees

by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet on

Under Texas law, a lessee who plants crops on the leased property may have a right to enter the property to harvest the crops even after the termination of the lease if the doctrine of emblements is applicable. Learn more...more

Current Issues in Texas Surface Water Law

by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet on

Learn more about the major issues currently going on in Texas related to surface water. This article was initially published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog at http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw ...more

Texas Water: Basics of Surface Water Law

by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet on

This article outlines the basics of surface water law in Texas. *This was first published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog at http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw . ...more

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