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Property Tax Assessments — Ensuring Positive Cash Flow After The Period Of Economic Growth
As the economy hums along and grows, taxpayers may overlook property taxes. Applying mass appraisal techniques, assessors cushion their tax bases by increasing assessment on commercial property.
United States
12 Sep 2018
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Michigan Court Of Appeals Affirms Beneficiaries Of Irrevocable Trusts May Claim PRE
Ann Breakey ("Petitioner") appealed an order of the Department of Treasury which determined that she was not an "owner" of the property she inhabited for purposes of being granted a Principal Residence Exemption ("PRE").
United States
28 Aug 2018
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Tax Certification When Transferring Real Estate
Considering transferring real estate by quit claim deed when your client is transferring his or her home to his or her Trust?
United States
3 Jul 2018
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Koprivec v. Rails-To-Trails Of Wayne County: What Deed Drafters Need To Know
The dispute in Koprivec centered on the ownership of an abandoned railroad corridor.
United States
7 Jun 2018
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Michigan Adopts The Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act
While a receiver over commercial real estate is not a new concept in Michigan, historically, the process for appointing a receiver and the authority given to such a receiver lacked clarity ...
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Attorneys Nick Curcio And Crystal Bultje Author Article On Vacation Rental Regulations
This article provides an overview of these efforts and the legal issues involved.
United States
6 Feb 2018
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Vapor Intrusion: Why Property Owners And Purchasers Really Need To Pay Attention
An increasing degree of attention is being paid to instances of vapor intrusion, the process by which volatile chemicals migrate, in vapor form, from soil or groundwater into indoor air spaces of buildings.
United States
21 Sep 2017
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Generation Station Valuation, Overcoming The Cost Approach – It Remains The Issue!
Regardless of the State or the property being valued (personal or real) at an electric generation plant, the cost approach remains the predominant measure of value.
United States
31 Aug 2017
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New Legislation: The Forfeited Corporate Property Act
The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 ("FCPA") and related changes to the Ontario Business Corporations Act ("OBCA") received Royal Assent on December 10, 2015 and came into force December 10, 2016.
United States
14 Jun 2017
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Homeowners Who Purchase Directly From Homebuilders May Seek Recovery Of Attorneys' Fees On Claims For Breach Of The Implied Warranty Of Workmanship And Habitability
The original extension of implied warranty claims to subsequent purchasers effectively eliminated any distinction between them and original purchasers for purposes of such claims.
United States
29 Jun 2016
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Changes To Minimum Standard Detail Requirements For Land Title Surveys Coming In February
The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) have announced changes to the standards for the minimum standard detail requirements for land title surveys of real property.
United States
10 Feb 2016
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Sixth Circuit Upholds Municipal Grass-Mowing Fees
In Shoemaker v. City of Howell, a federal appeals court issued an important decision regarding the legality of municipal fees.
United States
17 Nov 2015
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New HUD Regulations Impose Additional Requirements On Program Participants
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently issued new regulations applicable to recipients of certain types of HUD funds.
United States
17 Nov 2015
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Municipal Legal News: Volume 1, Number 2
The Michigan Attorney General has interpreted a recent law requiring municipal building officials to be "employed" by a municipality to mean that building officials cannot be private independent contractors.
United States
17 Nov 2015
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Amendments To Arizona’s Purchaser Dwelling Act Impact Residential Construction Claims
House Bill 2578, which amends the Purchaser Dwelling Act was signed into law by Governor Ducey on Monday, March 23, 2015.
United States
31 Mar 2015
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Michigan Supreme Court Decision Imposes New Duty On Landlords
In the 2001 case of MacDonald v PKT, Inc, 464 Mich. 322 (2001), the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that merchants have a limited duty to contact the police in situations where there is a risk of imminent and foreseeable harm to an identifiable invitee.
United States
1 Nov 2013
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A New Tax Law May Help Families Avoid Uncapping On Certain Inter-Family Real Property Transfers
Effective December 31, 2013, a parent can transfer residential real estate located in Michigan to his or her child without uncapping the taxable value of the property if the child continues to use the property for residential purposes.
United States
1 Nov 2013
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Keep It Clean: EPA Endorses New ASTM Standard For Conducting ESAS
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a rule to recognize the updated standard of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) as sufficient to satisfy the EPA's requirements for conducting an "all appropriate inquiries" investigation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
United States
1 Nov 2013
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Real Estate Legal News, October 2013 • Volume 4, Number 1
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a rule to recognize the updated standard of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) as sufficient to satisfy the EPA’s requirements for conducting an "all appropriate inquiries" investigation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
United States
1 Nov 2013
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Amendment To Michigan Condominium Act Clarifies Audit Requirements For Condominium Associations
The Michigan Legislature has passed an amendment to Section 57 of the Michigan Condominium Act (MCL 559.157) which is intended to clarify the annual audit responsibilities for condominium associations. Michigan Public Act No. 134 is effective January 14, 2014.
United States
1 Nov 2013
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