Vetstein Law Group: Apartment “Amenity Use Fee” Ruled Unlawful In Class Action Against Archstone Properties

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Federal Judge Rules $475 Apartment Amenity Use Fee Violates Massachusetts Security Deposit Law Some large apartment owners, such as Archstone Properties, have been charging tenants a separate "amenity use fee" for use of the community pool, workout room, media...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 31st, 2012 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – August 6th, 2012 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – September 18th, 2012 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Vetstein Law Group: SJC To Consider Rental Apartment Occupancy Limits In Holy Cross Case

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Does Lodging House Law Apply to Student Apartments? The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear the Worcester College Hill case [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] which may significantly impact landlords renting apartments to students...

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Feds Sue Major NYC Developers To Remedy Pattern/Practice Of Inaccessible Design And Construction Of Apartment Buildings

The United States has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in federal court alleging that Related Companies, Inc. (“Related”), a major real estate developer based in New York City, has engaged in a pattern and practice of developing rental apartment buildings that are inaccessible to persons...