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Landlords: ADA Obligations Cannot Be Leased Away
Posted on 18 Oct 2012 by Douglas Scott MacGregor

Public Places Must Comply with ADA's Accessibility Requirements The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - 42 U.S.C. § 12181 et seq. - imposes requirements for places of public accommodation with the intent of providing reasonable access... Read More

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Long Awaited Tech One Associates Decision Clarifies Taxation of Leasehold Interests
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

B y Bert M. Goodman In a much anticipated decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tech One Associates v. Board of Property Assessment, Appeals and Review of Allegheny County, 32 WAP 2010 (April 25, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com... Read More

Pay Up or Get Out: The Landlord's Guide to the Perfect Eviction
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Real Estate Law Community Staff

By Matthew Sackel* *Matthew Sackel is an attorney in the Litigation Department in Shutts and Bowen's West Palm Beach Office. He practices commercial litigation with a focus on real estate litigation and commercial landlord tenant law. Excerpt... Read More

Owner May Sue Negligent Tenant for Uninsured Loss: Suit Against Tenant Not Subrogation
Posted on 3 Sep 2014 by Barry Zalma

Almost every commercial lease of multi-unit structures contain waivers of subrogation or an agreement that the building owner’s fire insurance is purchased for the benefit of both the owner and the tenants. Since it is improper for an insurer to... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Why Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Legal Reform Is Needed Now
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ I just settled a very troubling landlord-tenant case which demonstrates everything which is wrong and unfair with Massachusetts landlord-tenant and eviction law from the landlord perspective. This horror story is played... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Get Out! A Landlord’s Guide to Massachusetts Evictions
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Summary Process Evictions: An Unlevel Playing Field For Landlords In Massachusetts, evictions are called "summary process." According to the rules governing eviction cases , summary process... Read More

Never Fear, The Use and Occupancy Agreement Is Here!
Posted on 9 Jun 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Like Superman, A Use and Occupancy Agreement Can Save the Day, But Be Aware of the Risks! Tom and Mary Ryan, and their two little kids, Abigail and Jake, are relocating from California to the Boston area so Tom can take a job with a local tech company... Read More

Ulmer & Berne LLP: Change the Locks !!!!
Posted on 7 Sep 2011 by Brad Kaplan

The Illinois General Assembly has recently amended the Landlord and Tenant Act to add a new requirement for landlords: when a unit changes over to a new tenant the locks must be changed or rekeyed. This applies to dwelling units only. The Act is... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – September 22, 2014 Update
Posted on 22 Sep 2014 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Social Guests of Tenants May Sue Landlords for Injuries Sustained on Common Areas of Residential Properties Under Ohio Landlord-Tenant Act . Susan Biehl was a guest at a party her daughter Amber threw at her apartment’s clubhouse. While taking out... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: The Toga Party Is Over: Renting To Four Or More College Students Is Illegal Lodging House
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Major Impact To College Rental Market: Landlords Cannot Rent To 4 or More Unrelated Adults In One Unit Without Lodging License In a decision which will significantly impact landlords renting apartments to students... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Buildings on Ground Leases Subject to Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ups the Ante for Taxing Improvements
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Commercial Leasing Update: Landlords, You May Have To Wait A Long, Long Time To Collect Unpaid Rent
Posted on 15 Mar 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Commercial Landlord Must Wait Out 12 Year Lease Term To Recover For Tenant's Early Termination In a decision which underscores the importance of careful commercial lease drafting, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 31st, 2012 Update
Posted on 31 Jul 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. – August 6th, 2012 Update
Posted on 6 Aug 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

Ballard Spahr LLP: Risk of Landlord Liability Rises in Pit Bull Attack Cases
Posted on 15 May 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Shelah F. Lynn and Tina Shin Maryland landlords beware: the state's highest court has made it much easier for victims of attacks by pit bulls or pit bull mixes to win judgments-not only against the dog's owner, but also against any landlord... Read More