Real Estate Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2017

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Dealing with non-payment of rent
NewsDayApril 1, 2017

The lessee agrees to occupy and use the property and pay rent for the duration of the contract and lease. Ownership does not pass to the lessee ... Standard lease agreement forms can be obtained from stationery shops or online but it is best to have ...more »

LIVE BLOG! 4th NLUO International Maritime Arbitration Moot 2017 (31st March - 2nd April 2017)
Legally IndiaApril 1, 2017

We, at NLUO, have chosen this subject matter to compliment the maritime operations in Odisha and consequently promote intellectual discourse in the field of Maritime Law. The NLUO International Maritime Arbitration Moot, now in its 4th edition, has ...more »

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Building Codes
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Leonard Litwin, New York Real Estate Mogul, Dies at 102
New York TimesApril 3, 2017

... nursery on Long Island, built a New York City residential real estate empire and paid millions to Republican and Democratic leaders to ensure tax breaks, government financing and favorable rent laws, died on Sunday at his home on Long Island, in ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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The Brand Safety Industrial Complex: Does anyone benefit from making things safer?
Marketing LandApril 5, 2017

The passing of this law legitimized the email marketing business and solidified this as a viable channel for marketers. It also forced bad actors who were spamming consumers further underground. I don't have the data on email's overall growth or ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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This week's top commercial real estate transactions
Dallas News (blog)April 13, 2017

Beckmen Law P.C., has leased 5,299 square feet of office space in Vineyard Office Center, 1111 S. Main St., Grapevine, from Michael and Patricia Robinson. Nick Talley of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services negotiated the lease with Linda Steinhaus.more »

The Mortgage Professor: Multiple mortgage prices complicate shopping for the best deal
Defiance Crescent News (subscription)April 6, 2017

How can a product have more than one price? If the transaction is not consummated entirely at one time but extends into the future, there can be a price to be paid now and a price that will be paid later. This is the case with mortgages. The price paid ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Step Journal: Flexibility Un-limited
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 6, 2017

Its members have limited liability. However, the LLC does not have share capital; it permits more flexible governance arrangements and capital account mechanics in a manner similar to a limited partnership. It has the capacity to sue and be sued in its ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Former Commissioners Booked - Ponca City News
Ponca City NewsApril 3, 2017

NEWKIRK — Former Kay County Commissioners Dee Schieber, 64, Kildare, and Tyson Grant Rowe, 36, Blackwell, were booked in the county jail on Monday ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Dubai real estate deals top $21 billion in first quarter
AMEinfoApril 4, 2017

Dubai's Land Department is working on a new rental law that will give separate credence to commercial real estate and residential property. The law, which is being considered by the legislative committee, will replace the current one-size-fits-all ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Lien bonds and statutory trusts: Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd v. Structal Heavy Steel, 2015 SCC 43
JD Supra (press release)April 6, 2017

The Manitoba Court of Appeal overturned the ruling, concluding that subcontractors have two separate and distinct rights beyond the common law right to sue for breach of contract: (i) the right to the statutory trust, and (ii) the right to file a lien ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Oxford officials consider revising law to find more of a balance | The ...
Oxford EagleApril 4, 2017

The Oxford Planning Department is seeking input from the city's historic preservation commissions on how to create a balance between keeping the charm of ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Des Moines Initiates Eminent Domain Process for New Facility
U.S. News & World ReportApril 25, 2017

"Eminent domain can take months if not a full year because there's plenty of protections for the property owners — rightfully so — under state law," said Scott Sanders, city manager. Sanders said the city would like to acquire the land as soon as ...more »

Title Litigation
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RM LAW Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
Yahoo FinanceApril 3, 2017

BERWYN, Pa., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RM LAW, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased Kandi Technologies ...more »

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Mulling bid vs. Hogan, Baker highlights growth
The Star DemocratApril 8, 2017

Today in Prince George's, Baker tells his audiences, there's a glamorous new casino, crime is at its lowest level in decades, businesses are investing billions in projects and housing prices are nearing pre-recession levels. Graduation rates are up ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Farm zoning proposed for Worcester neighborhoods -
Worcester TelegramApril 2, 2017

WORCESTER - The city administration is making proposals to encourage urban agriculture and improve access to fresh, locally grown produce, while ...more »


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