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Pacifying Problem Homeowners

n the day-to-day life of the HOA manager, few things are more reliable than complaints.

5 Mistakes New Landlords Make

It’s been said that one of the quickest ways to learn the ins and outs of a new business venture is to make mistakes—and new landlords will find that there are plenty of mistakes to make. Some of the costliest errors can happen before you ever hand the keys over to your first tenant. 

Riparian Rights

A landowner's right to reasonably use surface waters immediately adjacent to the landowner's property.

The Option to Renew: An Critical Term for Tenants Negotiating a Commercial Lease

The Option to Renew: An Critical Term for Tenants Negotiating a Commercial Lease

Commonwealth Court Offers Reminder that Land Development Waivers Must Meet Undue Hardship Threshold

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently emphasized to developers and municipalities the need to properly justify waivers from provisions of a subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) during the land development process. Link: http://sianalaw.com/2018/06/20/landdevelopmentwaivers/

Environmental Concerns for Real Estate Purchases and Sales - Part 4

The final part of this series discusses the role of Phase II investigations, environmental concerns not normally addressed in a Phase I, the reuse of Brownfield sites, and the impact endangered species have on development.

Environmental Concerns for Real Estate Purchases and Sales - Part 3

Part 3 of environmental concerns for real estate purchases and sales discusses the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, contracts with environmental consultants, and Common Phase I errors.

Environmental Concerns for Real Estate Purchases and Sales - Part 2

Part 2 of the discussion of Environmental Concerns for Real Estate Purchases and Sales addresses the need for environmental due diligence in a real estate transaction.

Environmental Concerns for Real Estate Purchase and Sales - Part 1

A discussion of the environmental due diligence process in real estate transactions, why it is necessary, and issues to be concerned about. Part 1 addresses the impact of Environmental regulations on land use.

Solar Rescue

Provides information on rights of individuals or entities, particularly school districts, who have entered into solar power purchase agreements and the performance of the system is not as promised.

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