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Estates Are Claimants Entitled to Rebates

In a four to three decision, the en banc Commonwealth Court held that a senior citizen’s estate was entitled to a rebate under the Senior Citizens Property Tax and Rent Rebate Assistance Act, 53 P.S. §§ 6926.1301-6926.1313...more

Temporary Visa Did Not Bar Homestead Status [Florida]

Favio came to the U.S. in 2005 after a kidnapping attempt against his son in Venezuela. He rented an apartment, and lived there with his son (a U.S. citizen), and his wife. He then purchased an apartment in 2006 and lived...more

JTWRS Trumps Homestead [Florida]

Article X, section 4(c), of the Florida Constitution provides that “[t]he homestead shall not be subject to devise if the owner is survived by spouse or minor child.” What happens if a Florida resident acquires property...more

Homestead Waiver Imputed To Warranty Deed [Florida]

The Florida Constitution prohibits a decedent from devising his or her homestead to third parties if the decedent is surviving by a spouse at death. When there are no surviving lineal descendants of the decedent, the...more

Residential Property Development Rules Relaxed Slightly

Please find below another recent Housing Client Alert regarding 'Residential Property Development Rules'. This alert was sent out to our (i) Banking & Finance/Securities (ii) Real Estate/Construction, (iii) Mergers &...more

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