Mondaq USA: Real Estate and Construction
Thompson Coburn LLP
In 1978, Proposition 13 was added to the California State Constitution limiting increases in assessed value of real property to help California real property owners.
Reed Smith
In a recent Washington Post article titled "Don't be confused when it comes to condo insurance," Robert Diamond of Reed Smith's Tyson office offered his observations on the complexities of condominium insurance coverage.
Day Pitney LLP
In an unusual step, the Appellate Division recently reversed the Law Division due to "prejudicial error" in permitting defendant condemnees' experts to "offer trial testimony which was legally inadequate and legally incorrect".
Carlton Fields
An engineering company was hired to perform work in connection with construction and renovation of the South African Embassy, and subcontracted for sheet metal work with a third party.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
One recent case, Stanley v. U.S. (W.D. Ark. 2015), demonstrates how work done as an employee can help qualify a taxpayer for the benefits of the real estate professional exception.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Sellers of U.S. commercial real estate typically agree to make a number of representations, warranties and covenants in the associated purchase and sale contract.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Hispanic applicants for housing as there are a higher percentage of African Americans and Hispanics in jail then their percentage of the population would otherwise indicate.
Holland & Knight
Real estate projects that utilize federal NMTC financing recently received a reprieve from a state licensing requirement when the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 777.
Carlton Fields
ILSA is a federal statute that aims to prevent land sales fraud and uninformed purchases of unimproved real property.
Womble Carlyle
Ely Portillo, of the Charlotte Observer, brings us all up to speed on defining commonly thrown about real estate development jargon.
Mayer Brown
For real estate brokers, agents, lenders and title companies subject to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, October 11, 2016 was a banner day.
Womble Carlyle
Sometimes, I read a court's opinion and put it aside because it is thought provoking beyond its facts and outcome. The case of United States Cold Storage, Inc. v. Town of Warsaw, __ N.C. App. ___, 784 S.E. 2d 575 (April 5, 2016) falls into this category.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In an affordable housing decision that affects all communities in the Highland Region, the New Jersey Superior Court has ruled that the Mount Laurel Doctrine is a constitutional requirement that trumps the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act, ..
Fox Rothschild LLP
Matthew S. Adams was featured in The Coaster article, "No Increase Planned for Ocean Grove Land Leases."
Thompson Coburn LLP
In what can only be described as pure "chutzpah," a commercial real estate investment fund argued that it was the alter ego of its property-level SPE to avoid liability under a guaranty.
Carlton Fields
Foreclosure: debtor that agreed to "surrender" property in bankruptcy was required to surrender the property to the bankruptcy trustee and secured creditor...
Reed Smith
Finding an apartment in New York City is a journey in stress management. You've done your internet research. You've climbed a thousand steps. Now, you've found the place of your dreams. Is it too good to be true?
Womble Carlyle
What is a "variance" in the zoning context? Simply, it is relief from -- or a variation of -- the application of a zoning law to a particular piece of property.
Carlton Fields
Shopping centers in Florida—and across the country—are increasingly facing financial stress due to factors such as Internet commerce and rent pressures.
Womble Carlyle
A quasi-judicial land use proceeding requires an impartial decisionmaker, like any courtroom proceeding.
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Carlton Fields
The admonition to "eat every carrot and pea on your plate" undoubtedly elicits laughs from the children to whom it is directed. The point is, some things are unambiguously ambiguous.
Womble Carlyle
Discovering the origin of the aphorism that "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" is difficult, but understanding its meaning is instantaneous.
Day Pitney LLP
On September 12, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey erred in dismissing a suit against Jersey City challenging its ordinance which required the use of union labor on certain construction projects which were subject to property tax abatements.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
"BEWARE REAL PROPERTY LITIGATORS" warns a former chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Newmeyer & Dillion
If you own a home you've probably been keeping at least one eye on Zillow lately. Housing values have largely crawled back from 2008 lows - and in many cases have surpassed their 2006 high-water marks.
Foley & Lardner
In a rare win for mortgage lenders, the 11th Circuit (Florida, Georgia, and Alabama) ruled today that an owner who agrees to "surrender" their residence in bankruptcy court under 11 U.S.C.
McDermott Will & Emery
The recently released final regulations are generally consistent with the 2014 proposed regulations in their treatment of renewable energy and transmission assets, with several useful clarifications provided.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last month, the US DOJ filed a new FHA complaint in US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri asserting that two landlords in St. Louis subjected female residents to sexual harassment and retaliation.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On August 31, 2016, the Treasury Department published final regulations (the "Final Regulations") clarifying the definition of "real property" under the real estate investment trust ("REIT") rules.
Miles & Stockbridge
Private Letter Ruling 201628020 provides a detailed analysis of when parking facility rent payments constitute rents from real property for REITs.
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