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BuckleySandler LLP: Ninth Circuit Holds RESPA Does Not Apply to Loans Used to Purchase Rental Properties

Excerpted from Infobytes , a weekly electronic newsletter on developments in financial services law from BuckleySandler LLP . For the full issue of Infobytes , click here: http://www.buckleysandler.com/infobytes/issues/infobytes_march_4_2011/ On February 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Ballard Spahr Legal Alert: Rental Housing Mistake Limited the Number of Children at Properties

By Michael W. Skojec and Claire Ana-Perot Tracey, Ballard Spahr LLP Recently, managers of rental homes settled with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) after the managers discriminated against a woman with several children by unlawfully denying housing to the family. As part of the settlement, the...

Vetstein Law Group: Boston Landlords Given Extension To August 31 To Comply With New Registration & Inspection Ordinance

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ With an abysmal 20% compliance rate, the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department is giving Boston area landlords until August 31, 2013 to register their rental units under a new registration and inspection ordinance. Under the recently-approved ordinance, every...

The Massachusetts State Sanitary Code: Everything A Landlord Wanted to Know But Was Afraid To Ask

The Massachusetts State Sanitary Code governs the minimal standards of fitness and conditions for human habitation of rental occupancy of property. Unfortunately, most landlords become familiar with the lengthy code only after tenants or the local Board of Health cites them for code violations. As a...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 8, 2014 Update

Updates for the Week of July 8, 2014 Washington subdivision homeowners cannot prevent neighbors from renting their homes for short terms . The Wilkinsons challenged a covenant adopted by a majority of homeowners in Chiwawa, a planned single-family residential community in Chelan County, Washington...