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Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issues
Posted on 8 Sep 2014 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Law Catching Up With Popular Airbnb Room Rental Website With the promise of relatively easy money, Airbnb (Air Bed & Breakfast) is making innkeepers of many Greater Boston homeowners and even renters who are taking advantage of the popular website’s... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. - July 19th Update
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by Andrea Lee Negroni

REAL CASES IN REAL ESTATE By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. BuckleySandler LLP alnegroni@buckleysandler.com Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around... Read More

New Utah Law Prohibits Unequal Treatment of Rental Units by Homeowners Associations
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Thomas G. Bennett and Melanie R. Clark Recent revisions to Utah law clarify the role and authority of homeowners associations in restricting owners’ renting out of their units, and may require associations to take action to comply. House... Read More

Philadelphia Housing Authority, Others Settle Mold-Related Claims for $11.78 Million
Posted on 5 May 2010 by Mealey's Litigation Report

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and others on Monday agreed to settle for more than $11 million claims alleged by a tenant that unsafe conditions, including mold contamination, in a home rented through a federally... Read More

SJC Upholds Eviction Of Section 8 Tenant For Marijuana Criminal Activity
Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Court Side-Steps Whether Sec. 8 Tenant Can Be Evicted For Possession of Under 1 Oz. of Marijuana In the first of what should be many cases dealing with marijuana use in rental housing, the SJC has ruled that a Section 8 tenant could be evicted for... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – February 22nd Update
Posted on 22 Feb 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, 2012 Update
Posted on 18 Jan 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. – 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