In this Analysis, William
M. Hensley discusses recent unpublished California Court of Appeal cases
dealing with commercial and residential leases. Two cases involve commercial
leases and focus on a gross sales benchmark termination clause and cotenancy
requirement provision. The third case discusses...
The best time to think about getting out of a business lease is before you sign it. For the many companies with leases signed, perhaps too casually, before the economy tanked, that's little help. While their numbers are down from recent highs, businesses still come to my law firm looking for the...
By Russell L. Schetroma
opinion dated January 27, 2012, the Honorable Rochelle S. Friedman, Senior
Judge, writing for a panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court affirmed a
decision of the Court of Common Pleas of Wayne County requiring Ginger Golden,
Recorder of Deeds of Wayne County, "to...
Citizens for East Shore Parks, et al. v. California State Lands Commission (Chevron U.S.A, et al., real party in interest) , No. A129896 (Cal. Ct. App. 1st Dist., December 30, 2011, modified on denial of rehearing No. A129896M, Jan. 27, 2012.) .
By Michael Gibson
The proper baseline for analyzing...
By Philip B. Korb and Benjamin V. Sanchez
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that even where a landlord merely ground leases land to a tenant who builds a building on it-and the landlord collects rent only on the land-the value of that building is subject to real estate tax. The court's...
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...
tenants affected by Sandy may be in a difficult situation. Generally a
commercial tenant's rights are limited to the rights set forth in the
lease. Residential tenants have many rights guaranteed by law.
Commercial tenants have very few rights. If a right or obligation is not
By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ
Under the new Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act recently signed into law, victims of sexual assault and stalking have the right to break their leases without significant financial penalty, have the landlord change their locks, and other important protections. The important...
On October 31, 2013, Ohio Governor Kasich signed Substitute House Bill 72 (HB 72) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], into law. HB 72 amends various Sections of the Ohio Revised Code (the Code), in part, to modernize the county recorder requirements. Regarding Sections of the Code...