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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

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

“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

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 25th, 2011 Update
Posted on 25 Jul 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

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

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

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. – 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

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

The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?
Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Legislation Set To Expand Housing Court Statewide About 30% of people in Massachusetts do not have access to the state’s Housing Court — one of Massachusetts’ specialized courts handling landlord-tenant disputes, evictions and... Read More