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Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – November 16th, 2011 Update
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Andrea Lee Negroni

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... Read More

“It’s All About the Work” In Office Leasing (Part II)
Posted on 2 Apr 2014 by Eric Rubenstein

In my last blog (April 1, 2014) , I pointed out that tenant build-out provisions in office leases can be quite thorny. Admonitions to counsel to “Keep it simple” while “cover all the bases” are difficult to reconcile. Certain issues... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – March 30th, 2012 Update
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by Andrea Lee Negroni

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... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 22, 2013 Update
Posted on 22 Jul 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Updates for the Week of July 22, 2013 New York Court Considers Landlord’s Denial of Tenant’s Request for “Emotional Support Animal” in a No-Pets Apartment . Gregory Reich claimed his landlord discriminated unlawfully when it... Read More

“It’s All About The Work” In Office Leasing (Part III)
Posted on 4 Apr 2014 by Eric Rubenstein

My last blog on this subject (April 2, 2014) covered the situation where the Landlord performs the work up to “certain cost”. Another scenario, somewhat less prevalent in office leasing, is where the tenant performs its own work. In this... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Super Storm Sandy Victims Take Another Financial Hit
Posted on 20 May 2013 by State Net

SUPER STORM SANDY VICTIMS TAKE ANOTHER FINANCIAL HIT: Thousands of vacation home and business owners in coastal areas of New Jersey slammed by Hurricane Sandy last October are getting hit with big increases in their flood insurance premiums this year... Read More

Complex Commercial Tenancies Often Test the Limits of the Summary Eviction Process
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

I recently co-authored an article, entitled " Commercial Tenancies, Complexities, And The Limits Of the Summary Eviction Process ," that discusses, as the title suggests, situations where commercial landlord-tenant matters may be too complicated... Read More

Sticker Shock! Bright orange postings deemed constitutional in First Circuit case challenging “unruly gathering” ordinance: URI Student Senate v. Narragansett (Jan. 5, 2011)
Posted on 13 Jan 2011 by Travis Burchart

An ordinance authorizing the posting of bright orange stickers at an "unruly gathering" is both constitutional and not preempted according to the First Circuit's recent ruling. The First Circuit rejected plaintiffs' due process claim... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Boston Area Landlord Hit With $75,000 Penalty Over Lead Paint Violations
Posted on 21 Mar 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Largest Lead Paint Penalty On Record for Attorney General Coakley Landlords with lead paint beware...enforcement of the state's strict Lead Paint Law remains a priority for Attorney General Coakley's office. The... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – May 28, 2014 Update
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Updates for the Week of May 28, 2014 Did the Landlord Discriminate Against a Disabled Tenant by Refusing to Terminate His Lease Early ? Colleen and David rented an apartment in Virginia for $1900 a month with a $1900 advance security deposit. About... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – Nov. 1st Update
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by Andrea Lee Negroni

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,... Read More

The Massachusetts State Sanitary Code: Everything A Landlord Wanted to Know But Was Afraid To Ask
Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

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... Read More

Just In Time For Summer, A New Decision On When You Are Required To Clear Snow From Your Property
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

In the recent past, I have written several posts about when property owners can be liable for accidents caused by their failure to shovel snow from the sidewalks abutting their property. The basic rules are well settled - residential property owners generally... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – March 13th Update
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by Andrea Lee Negroni

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... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – January 18th Update
Posted on 17 Jan 2011 by Andrea Lee Negroni

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... Read More