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|Landlord Has Personal Claim against Officer of Tenant Corporation for Removing Property from Premises|
John R. Lockard; Vandeventer Black LLP;
February 24, 2017, previously published on January 2017In the recent case of KCE Properties, Inc. v. Holy Mackerel, Inc., a landlord pursued a fairly routine claim against its former tenant for unpaid rent. In the case, however, the landlord also included a claim against one of the officers of the tenant corporation for “conversion”...
|Land Development in Floodplains: Technology to Guide State and Local Decision Making|
The Posey Law Firm P.C.;
February 21, 2017, previously published by HG.org on Winter 2017Land use and development in areas that experience seasonal or periodic flooding is complicated. Responsibilities in the event of a flood that causes property and land damage are spread out among local, state, and federal government agencies. Climate change and population growth predictions suggest...
|The Party's Over: Changes to the Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax Obligations|
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell Hippel LLP;
February 16, 2017, previously published on January 9, 2017An ordinance amending the Philadelphia realty transfer tax (RTT) chapter of the Philadelphia Code was enacted on December 8, 2016, and will come into effect on July 1, 2017. The ordinance makes two primary changes to the city RTT. (The 1% state RTT is not affected.)
|Good News for HOAs: Courts Clarify Deadline for Governing Document Lawsuits|
Jeannie A. Hanrahan, Devon A. Woolard; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
February 15, 2017, previously published on January 13, 2017Homeowner association board members and their attorneys can breathe easier now that two Florida appeals courts have clarified the deadline for challenging an association’s governing documents. Through an affirmative defense based upon time limitations, associations should see quick, concise,...
|The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) Update|
Deborah M. Casey, Jeremy R. Moss; Vandeventer Black LLP;
February 9, 2017, previously published on January 2017In our inaugural issue in October, 2016, we reported that HOTMA was unanimously approved in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and signed into law by President Obama on July 29, 2016.The full text of the bill is available here.
|Mortgage Servicers Subject to New California Law Protecting Surviving Spouses and Heirs; Violations Carry Steep Penalties|
Jennifer L. Gray; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 7, 2017, previously published on January 12, 2017A new California law protects widowed spouses and other survivors, including domestic partners, heirs, siblings, joint tenants, and other people who own their homes but are not listed on the mortgage, from foreclosure following the death of a mortgagor. The Homeowner Survivor Bill of Rights (SBOR),...
|Beyond the Twice-Used Towel: Using PACE Financing to "Green" Hotels|
Anne Alexander; Pircher, Nichols & Meeks;
February 2, 2017, previously published on December 2016It is no secret in the hospitality industry that a tremendous amount of energy, water and other resources is required to serve guests. However, the industry as a whole has taken steps to become more energy and resource efficient within the last ten years. We are all familiar with the placards found...
|Recent Developments in Rental Housing Laws in the District of Columbia and Maryland|
Greenstein DeLorme Luchs P.C.;
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 6, 2017Rental housing laws in the District of Columbia and Maryland have been modified legislatively and through court interpretations of existing laws in a significant manner. This Memorandum summarizes those modifications which are likely to impact the majority of housing providers. You should consult...
|New Jersey Supreme Court Expands Municipal Affordable Housing Obligation in Latest Ruling|
Steven Firkser, John H. Hague; Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP;
January 24, 2017, previously published on January 2017In a decision clarifying the obligations of municipalities to meet their constitutional obligation to provide affordable housing, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled yesterday that municipalities must include households formed between the years of 1999 and 2015 in their calculations of current...
|The Ancient Right of Dower Abolished in Michigan|
Patrick A. Karbowski; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
January 20, 2017, previously published on January 11, 2017On December 28, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law Public Act 378 of 2016 (the “Act”), which abolishes all statutory or common law rights of dower in Michigan; that is, a wife’s interest in the real property of her deceased husband. Although the Michigan Compiled...