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 is subject to real estate tax. The court's...
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, investors
and the general public. Andrea Lee...
tenants affected by Sandy may be in a difficult situation. Generally a
commercial tenant's rights are limited to the rights set forth in the
lease. Residential tenants have many rights guaranteed by law.
Commercial tenants have very few rights. If a right or obligation is not
By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ
Under the new Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act recently signed into law, victims of sexual assault and stalking have the right to break their leases without significant financial penalty, have the landlord change their locks, and other important protections. The important...