Building Codes. Legal news and articles for December 30 - 31, 2011

Queenstown legal property fight goes globalHaiti - Politics : Signature of the decree of the law on co-ownership12 Reliable Tips For Selling Your Home In 2012Decrees, Laws and Decisions Issued in 2011Two laws to make Congress fiscally responsibleState Sen. Price Authors Laws For Clinic Oversight, Cal Grants in 2011Legal thriller struggles with legal technicalitiesLawyer disbarred after admitting to bribeTax scams that can get you into big trouble with the IRSAre Oregon home sellers really subject to a double tax?Peyton Klopfenstein, real estate brokerThis school sold its playground for housingFlorida's AG files motion requesting Supreme Court decision on foreclosure casesLong Island real-estate lawyer disbarred after bribery attemptIndiana Securities Law Firm Investigating Fraud Stemming From Self-Directed ...

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Cities Beyond the Law
New York TimesDecember 3, 2011

But there are consequences to moving the real estate market beyond the law. Greed and emotions run high. Land battles contribute to gunfights between Karachi's political parties — shootouts that kill far more people than terrorism does.more »

Who Will Save Helpless Missourians from the Terror of Unlicensed Real Estate...
Reason Online (blog)December 2, 2011

The Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro runs down the legal issues at stake in Kansas City Premier Apartments v. Missouri Real Estate Commission, a case which Cato and the Pacific Legal Foundation are urging the Supreme Court to take up this term. ...more »

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Queenstown legal property fight goes global
Stuff.co.nzDecember 31, 2011

Other parties to the litigation include Checketts McKay, which acted for Corporate Trustees, Harcourts, Auckland legal firm Ross & Whitney and law firm MacTodd, who acted for Walter Peak Developments. The litigation involves multiple parties and ...more »

Haiti - Politics : Signature of the decree of the law on co-ownership
Haitilibre.comDecember 31, 2011

This new dynamic of change that legitimizes the law of August 13, 1984 on co-ownership, thus allows the real estate developer to undertake significant constructions in height and address the shortage of housing supply, adjust to social and demographic ...more »

12 Reliable Tips For Selling Your Home In 2012
Business InsiderDecember 31, 2011

Absent any ancient Mayan wisdom on real estate strategies, let's just hope the real cataclysmic event in the real estate market already has passed, even if the rubble from the bubble remains. A stubborn overstock of households with loans higher than ...more »

Decrees, Laws and Decisions Issued in 2011
Syrian Arab News AgencyDecember 31, 2011

362 on amending customs duties regarding some goods. 19/9/2011: Legislative Decree No. 116 on amending Article 8 of the Basic Law of State Employees No. 50 for 2004. 22/9/2011: Legislative Decree No. 118 on exempting the cinema halls from the customs...more »

Two laws to make Congress fiscally responsible
The News HeraldDecember 31, 2011

When everyone who wanted a house could qualify to buy a house, that caused the price of real estate to skyrocket. Congress was well aware that this bubble could not last in the early 2000s, and it refused to act. Instead, it increased its spending and ...more »

State Sen. Price Authors Laws For Clinic Oversight, Cal Grants in 2011
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

SB 706: makes numerous enforcement enhancements to the Department of Real Estate and the Office of Real Estate Appraisers; and requires licensing boards to post information about licensees on the Internet. What do you think of Sen. ...more »

Legal thriller struggles with legal technicalities
St. Albert GazetteDecember 31, 2011

Here, the main character, a legal eagle named Jeff Philips is defending Paul Shafer on a rape charge. Itís important to note that Philips is not only a criminal lawyer; he also practices real estate law. As the story progresses, one must wonder if he ...more »

Lawyer disbarred after admitting to bribe
NewsdayDecember 31, 2011

Click here Lawyer disbarred after admitting to bribe Published: December 30, 2011 11:37 PM By Reuters An East Meadow real-estate attorney was formally banned from practicing law in New York after he admitted to trying to pay a government official $250 ...more »

Tax scams that can get you into big trouble with the IRS
Washington PostDecember 31, 2011

This position is erroneously based on a provision of the tax code (Section 6020) that allows the IRS to determine the tax liability of a taxpayer and to prepare a tax return for persons who do not file or who file a false return. ...more »

Are Oregon home sellers really subject to a double tax?
PolitiFactDecember 30, 2011

What's more, beside that one-time Washington Count exception, under current law, cities, counties and other jurisdictions don't have the power to impose taxes on real estate transfers. So what gives? What would an amendment be stopping? ...more »

Peyton Klopfenstein, real estate broker
Washington PostDecember 30, 2011

He was a former chairman of the Virginia Real Estate Commission and a trustee of the George Mason University Foundation, and he helped organize the founding of George Mason University law school. He was a secretary of the DC chapter of Mensa. ...more »

This school sold its playground for housing
Toronto StarDecember 30, 2011

... and you should also consider approaching your local City councillor for assistance if it is fact a major change that is occurring. By being properly prepared, you can win. Mark Weisleder is a lawyer, author and speaker to the real estate industry. ...more »

Florida's AG files motion requesting Supreme Court decision on foreclosure cases
Palm Beach PostDecember 30, 2011

Stern won his 4th DCA appeal to have the state subpoena dismissed on Dec. 14. His attorney, Jeff Tew of the Tew Cardenas law firm in Miami, said the 4th DCA made the right decision. Prominent West Palm Beach attorney Gerald Richman, who is representing ...more »

Long Island real-estate lawyer disbarred after bribery attempt
Thomson Reuters News & InsightDecember 30, 2011

NEW YORK, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A Long Island real-estate attorney was formally banned from practicing law in New York after he admitted to trying to pay a government official $250 to expedite his request for public information on a property. ...more »

Indiana Securities Law Firm Investigating Fraud Stemming From Self-Directed ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)December 30, 2011

Custodians and trustees for self-directed IRAs, however, may allow investors to invest retirement funds in other types of assets such as real estate, promissory notes, tax lien certificates, and private placement securities. Fraud promoters who want to ...more »

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