Read Residential Real Estate law updates, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Condo Owners
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
Widow Foreclosure Catch-22
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Industrial Markets Overview
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Capital Markets Overview
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Economy Overview
Weekly Brief: Hurricane Sandy, GC Donations, Tweeting Fake News
Weekly Brief: BoA Sued; SCOTUS Shortlists; Fund Fights Argentina
Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers
Can Cities Use Eminent Domain To Seize Mortgage Loans?
How to Fight a Wrongful Foreclosure
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Senate Bill 94 does not prevent an attorney from earning fees for helping consumers with home loan modifications. However, no one can accept fees up front for the work, nor can they place fees in their trust...more
Reducing risk starts before the ground is broken on a construction project. Construction contracts are unique in that they anticipate change will occur during the project for a multitude of reasons. However, not even the...more
In This Issue:
- AC34039 - Landmark Investment Group, LLC v. Calco Construction & Development Co.
- AC33614 - Dorreman v. Johnson
- AC34253 - Klemonski v. University of Connecticut Health Center ...more
On November 16, a federal district judge in California entered a preliminary injunction in favor of the CFPB in the action it filed this past July against a law firm that offered mortgage assistance relief services to...more
Originally published in Litigation News, American Bar Association (November 2012).
As lawyers often advise their clients, any litigation involves some element of risk, and “there is no such thing as a slam dunk.” A...more
Originally published in Volume 34; Number 1 - Real Property e-newsletter, The Official Publication of the Real Property Section of the North Carolina Bar Association - September 2012.
This article contains practical...more
UPDATED THROUGH September 4, 2012
Statute of Frauds – Arbitration. Question Certified: Does section 95.011, Florida Statutes apply to arbitration when the parties have not expressly included a provision in their...more
When hiring an environmental consultant, it is important to carefully review the terms and conditions governing the agreement between you and your consultant. One of the key components of the professional services agreement...more
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has announced that it intends to start imposing the maximum penalty of £3,000 in respect of online and paper SDLT returns under section 96 of the Finance Act...more
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Whether shelter or showpiece, the sanctuary it provides and the investment we make in our homes is among the largest in the...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on the morning of Thursday, June 16, it will file opinions in four civil cases:
• Studt v. Sherman Health Systems, No. 108182-- Does the Illinois pattern jury instruction on...more
With the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Krawchuk v. Scherbak, it is becoming clear that the Courts are holding real estate professionals to a higher standard, given the reliance their clients place on their...more
Failures to disclose material facts are among the leading causes of litigation against real estate agents. This article discusses two recent cases against agents. In California, a listing agent was sued for failing to...more
This article discusses the legal "standard of care" for architects, engineers, and other design professionals on construction projects....more
When it comes to foreclosure, particularly those involving a mortgage sold to a trust, the media has reported all kinds of irregularities and improprieties. I thought it would be interesting to do a table of who might be...more
Funk & Bolton's Coverage & Defense Practice Group provides advice and counsel to insurers in coverage and extra-contractual matters, product development and claim compliance, and defends claims and litigation matters. The...more
With misrepresentation and fraud claims on the rise, real estate agents and brokers should understand the legal consequences of the home inspection contingency, especially when it has been waived by buyers....more
Desiging a building to be LEED certified carries legal risks. Minimize those risks by stating LEED goals, not LEED guarantees....more
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Bertram Brown was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York in 1954. Fifty years later, in 2004, an alarming amount of complaints against him spring up alleging that Mr. Brown was stealing money from his...more
"Going Green" may mean increased liability for architects and other design professionals. While architects, as well as other design professionals, are held to the standard of care of the average architect practicing in the...more
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Reviewed legislative and regulatory responses to the 9/11 attacks that imposed upon real estate attorneys and their clients a duty to comply with many of the complex requirements of the U.S. anti-terrorism and anti-money...more
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