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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

California Housing Legislation (2017-2018)

State lawmakers passed over 1,200 bills this year, the most in more than a decade according to sources. Governor Brown signed 1,016 into law as of September 30th. Below is a summary of the bills signed into law regulating the...more

Locke Lord LLP

Texas Attorney General Addresses Counties’ Ability to Direct Funding To Affordable Housing Programs

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In Opinion No. KP-0219, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently addressed questions related to the ability of a county to utilize its property tax revenues to fund and support affordable housing programs. Below is a...more

Proskauer For Good

A Win for Homeless Families

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According to a compelling report issued by the non-profit organization Win, every night in New York City over 23,000 children go to bed in a homeless shelter. It is estimated that one in 10 students in New York City public...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

MHL Partnerships Appeals Victory Allows Developers and Builders to Seek Excess Funding Reimbursements - Texas Builders

In 1997, League City, Texas, created the League City Public Improvement District to fund improvements for the proposed master planned community of Magnolia Creek. Planned improvements included street lights, drainage...more

Baker Donelson

Alabama Home Builders Now Required to Disclose Insurance Status

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Although licensed home builders in Alabama are not required to maintain liability insurance, a new law requires them to disclose whether or not they have such insurance prior to the commencement of construction. ...more

Shutts & Bowen LLP

Top Three Ways for Contractors to Score a Federal Indictment

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First in a Three Part Series. As if the threat of local or state licensure investigations is not enough to induce an instant case of irritable bowel syndrome for a contractor that just realized they unwittingly ran afoul...more

Cole Schotz

The “Time Of Application” Rule Will Not Protect Developers Who Submit Incomplete Applications.

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Developers often employ the “time of application” rule (“TOA Rule”) to avoid having to comply with certain legal requirements enacted after an application has been submitted to a local planning or zoning board. ...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

Forward Funding of Development Projects

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Iain Morpeth, head of Ropes & Gray’s international real estate investments & transactions practice, discusses forward funding as a source of construction financing. ------------- Hi, my name is Iain Morpeth. I'm a partner in...more

Dentons

Legal issues for those running UK construction businesses

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Our latest round-up of articles written by colleagues in other UK practice areas highlights immigration, regulatory, energy, housebuilding, planning and employment issues affecting construction businesses. We've also added an...more

Dentons

Need for up to date local development plans

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A recent appeal decision for 601 houses at Overtown confirms that unless Local Authorities keep local development plans up-to-date and demonstrate effective housing supply they will lose planning appeals, even on green belt...more

Miller Starr Regalia

More of Something: The California Legislature’s Effort to Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing

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In January 2017, the Department of Housing and Community Development published statistics indicating that there is a need, on average, for approximately 180,000 housing units to be developed each year in California, while...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Golf Course Redevelopment: What You Need to Know

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As buildable land becomes increasingly scarce, many single-family developers are looking at current and former golf courses as prime sites for redevelopment. What makes golf courses so appealing in this regard? Originally...more

Poyner Spruill LLP

Binge Watching Leads to Big Fine

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Ever been tempted to binge watch episodes of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ “Fixer Upper”, HGTV’s popular home improvement show? Of course you have. Apparently, so have agents of the Environmental Protection Agency....more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Nevada Supreme Court Rules That Arbitration Clause in Common-Interest Community’s Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions Binds...

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United States Home Corp. v. Ballesteros Trust, 2018 Nev. LEXIS 28 (Nev. Apr. 12, 2018) - United States Home Corporation (“U.S.H.”) built homes in a Nevada common-interest community, subject to a Covenant, Conditions, and...more

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and "Fixer Upper" (Magnolia Waco Properties, LLC) Enter into Consent Agreement

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Magnolia Waco Properties, LLC (“MWP”) entered into a Consent Agreement and Final Order (“Consent Agreement”) addressing alleged violations of the Lead-Based Paint...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Developer Held To Same Rules As Other Owners

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A recent case in Florida (MacKenzie v. Centext Homes, 208 So.3d.790 (2016)) was not bashful about holding a developer to the same rules as other property owners in a Homeowners’ Association (“HOA”). The HOA in this case was...more

Baker Donelson

Governor Hogan Approves New Law Preventing Developers From Limiting Condo Owners’ Rights of Action for Construction Defects

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has approved a new law intended to prevent condominium developers from including provisions in the project’s governing documents and sales contracts that limit the ability of the unit owners to...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Income Averaging Set-Aside – Opportunities and Risks

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which was signed into law on March 23, 2018, included two provisions affecting the low-income housing tax credit (“LIHTC”) program. One provision temporarily increased the total...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

10th Circuit Holds Colorado’s Urban Renewal Statute Violates Due Process in M.A.K. Investment Group v. City of Glendale

On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit issued a surprising ruling establishing that a municipality must provide individual notice to property owners whose property is located within an area determined...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

After Turnover Do A Developer’s Actions (Or Inaction) Affect An Association’s Construction Defect Claims? YES

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Yes, developers can be lazy, greedy good for nothing con-artists. Developers can also adversely affect the rights of an association by simply doing nothing. Specifically, a developer (owner of the property and declarant of...more

Holland & Knight LLP

California Energy Commission Unanimously Approves Solar Panel Mandate for Homes

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• The California Energy Commission voted unanimously on May 9, 2018, to require solar panels on all new single-family homes and apartment buildings that are three stories or less starting in 2020. • The new regulations...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

CDFI Fund Issues $3.5 Billion Notice of Allocation for New Markets Tax Credits

The annual application period has opened for businesses and other organizations that want to invest in distressed communities with the help of federal tax credits. This week, the Community Development Financial...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Lien on Me (When Your Priority’s Gone) #2

Imagine this scenario. You are the developer for a new mixed-used facility. Months went into clearing all of the zoning and financing hurdles, but now everything is in place. All that remains is for the lender to finish the...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

“Transit-Rich” Housing Bill Dies in Committee

In our blog post of just one month ago — New California Bill Promotes “Transit-Rich” Housing Development — we provided an update on California Senate Bill 827, legislation that aimed to promote the development of...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Portland Poised to Adopt Strict Limits on House Size

Portland planning staff is proposing strict new limits on the size of houses that can be built or remodeled in most areas of the City. Included in the latest draft of its “Residential Infill Project” code amendments, the...more

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