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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

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

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

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

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

Vetstein Law Group: Can Massachusetts Landlords Legally Require That Tenants Buy Renter’s Insurance?
Posted on 21 Mar 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Renter's Insurance Policy Raises Questions I've recently become aware that some Massachusetts landlords are requiring that tenants procure their own policy of renter's insurance as a condition of leasing.... Read More

Williams Mullen: Retail Tenants Back Off Rent Concessions as Market Conditions Improve
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Williams Mullen

BY: ROBERT CHARLES LAWSON In North Carolina and Virginia, although rental concessions still play a part in retail leasing negotiations, such rental concessions have softened compared to 2009, 2010 and 2011. Commercial brokers in the North Carolina... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Massachusetts Landlords: Be Aware Of “The Professional Tenant”
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Avoid The Professional Tenant Like The Plague Using best practices to screen and select good tenants is the most important thing a Massachusetts landlord can do to avoid costly non-payment and eviction problems down the... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Landlord Held Strictly Liable For Intoxicated Tenant’s Fall Through Defective Porch Guardrail
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Another Expansion Of Massachusetts Landlord Liability In yet another case demonstrating Massachusetts' inhospitable legal environment towards residential landlords, Northeast Housing Court Judge David Kerman has ruled... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Boston Landlords Given Extension To August 31 To Comply With New Registration & Inspection Ordinance
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

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... Read More