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California Residential Leases: Ten Things to Know (Part 1)

by McManis Faulkner on

Renting a house or apartment in California presents many potential legal pitfalls for tenants and landlords alike. This article is Part 1 of a two-part series listing ten important rights and responsibilities every...more

A reminder about changes to tenant security deposits in Missouri

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Missouri has a new law regarding tenant security deposits that will prompt a change in practice for most multi-family owners, developers and property managers....more

Landlords, Leases and Financial Distress

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Prepaid rent or a security deposit? The distinction is an important and potentially costly one for landlords in the current economic climate. In 2015, the Alberta Court of Appeal in York Realty Inc. v Alignvest Private Debt...more

Real Estate News in Metro DC

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Ballard Spahr’s mixed-use, condominium, and multifamily lawyers are pleased to provide this newsletter to keep you apprised of important developments and trends in real estate law in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C....more

Iowa’s Highest Court Enters First Decision on Certain Landlord-Tenant Issues Raised in 2013 Staley Case: Landlords Must Take Note...

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

As most landlords are aware, in 2013, the Iowa Court of Appeals entered a decision in the Staley v Barkalow case, which involved a group of tenants who sued their landlord over the content of their lease agreements....more

Don’t Let Deposits Spoil the Deal

by Reed Smith on

A recent case acted as a reminder of the risk inherent in taking a contractual deposit which is greater than the market norm. That case involved penalties for overstaying permitted parking times and re-confirmed the contract...more

Negotiating the Security Deposit Provision of Your Office Lease

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

An important provision of an office lease is the security deposit provision. While it is beneficial to a landlord to maximize the size of the security deposit it receives from a tenant in order to ensure the tenant’s faithful...more

Draft Agreement To Arbitrate Was Not Enforceable, Notwithstanding Payment Of Contractual Deposit

by Carlton Fields on

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding that LoRoad, LLC (“LoRoad”) failed to accept an agreement with Global Expedition Vehicles, L.L.C. (“Global”) that would allow LoRoad to enforce the arbitration contained...more

Real News - Spring 2015

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to Real News! I’m pleased to introduce to you DLA Piper’s quarterly guide to key developments in English and Welsh real estate law. In this quarter’s edition: - Mark Beardwood looks at service charge...more

Tenancy Deposits Clarified

by Reed Smith on

It is now the best part of a decade since the tenancy deposit protection provisions in the Housing Act 2004 (the “Act”) came into force on 6 April 2007. A string of Court of Appeal decisions resulted from ambiguities and...more

NFA Increases Minimum Security Deposits for Forex Transactions

The Executive Committee of the National Futures Association (NFA) has temporarily increased the minimum security deposits required to be collected and maintained by forex dealer members (FDMs) for foreign exchange...more

The 'Rents: NCDOT Is Looking to Charge Rents, While Residential Tenants Are Denied Class Certification to Collect Rent Deposits

We've been quiet these past few weeks but the world has not been. We'd like to talk today about two entirely unrelated but fascinatingly fun topics: (1) the North Carolina Department of Transportation's ("NCDOT") idea to...more

Appellate Notes: Week of March 18, 2013

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

In This Issue: - SC18921- Redding Life Care, Inc. v. Redding - SC18846- Bauer v. Bauer - SC18947- State v. Charlotte Hungerford Hospital - AC34075- Carrillo v. Goldberg - AC33764- Alarmax...more

Doing business, or thinking about investing, in Russia? Recent changes to the Russian Civil Code

In This Presentation: 1. Why were changes needed? 2. How are things changing? 3. The process of change 4. Amendments in place now 5. What is still to change? - 2nd Draft Amendment - 3rd Draft...more

Using Letters Of Credit For Tenant Credit Enhancement

by Jackson Walker on

I. Introduction. Cash security deposits (typically in the amount of one or two month’s rent) have been the traditional form of tenant credit enhancement required by commercial landlords. However, in instances where...more

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