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Important Deadlines Loom For Landlords Under Portland Residential Renter Protection Ordinance

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

For a very limited time, residential landlords can rescind some pending Notices of Termination and Notices of Rent Increases that would otherwise trigger Relocation Assistance under Portland’s new Renter Protection...more

Completed Condominium Units to be Exempted from ILSA Registration Requirements

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

A bill exempting completed residential condominium units from the burdensome registration provisions of the Interstate Land Sales Act (“ILSA”) was passed by the U.S. Senate on September 18, 2014, after earlier passage by the...more

CFPB files amicus brief in Second Circuit ILSA case

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On March 12, 2013, the CFPB filed a new amicus brief supporting the consumer/appellee’s position that the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) applies to condominium units, even where the unit does not also...more

Upstate New York Landowners Can Renegotiate Natural Gas Leases Under New Agreement

by Steven Getman on

Attorney Steven Getman reports that Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. will allow over 4,400 landowners who were locked into potentially unfavorable natural gas leases the opportunity to renegotiate with the energy company. As...more

Mass. SJC Rules Purchaser Of Faulty Foreclosure Property Is Not Owner

by Richard Vetstein on

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled today in much anticipated Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez case. The final edict is mix of bad and good news for owners of property whose titles have been rendered defective due to...more

A Practical Guideline for Retail Leasing in China

by Qin Qu on

While retail sales in China are growing by around 18% annually, China has become the world’s fastest-growing retail market, and maybe one day be the biggest. Foreign chains from different sectors are piling in. For most...more

Are Land Contracts Now SAFE in Indiana

by Matthew Griffith on

In 2008, Congress passed and President George Bush signed into law the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, (Public Law 110-289) (HERA). HERA is designed to assist with the recovery and the revitalization of America’s...more

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