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These Articles Are Devoted to Pennsylvania Real Estate Law Topics
Construction Contracts, The Statute of Repose and the Uniform Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
Standing and a Case of the Lost Note in a Foreclosure Action
Res Judicata: A Bar to a Second Foreclosure Lawsuit?
The Statute of Frauds as a Shield to Defeat Monetary Claims
Time Restrictions for Striking a Mechanics’ Lien in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Transient Rental Law
Trying to Compel Arbitration in a Condominium Sale
The Constitutionality of Philadelphia’s Windows and Doors Ordinance
May a Second Purchaser Sue a Builder Under Pennsylvania’s UTPCPL?
Latent Defects and Implied Warranties in New Construction
Uniqueness and the Availability of Specific Performance
Impact of Attorney’s Involvement on Specific Performance
Commonwealth Court Revisits Kardon Park Land Dispute
Court Underscores Vitality of Pennsylvania’s Consumer Protection Statute
Proving Fraud in a Residential Real Estate Transaction
Is Religious Group Committing a Trespass or Nuisance in Philadelphia?
‘Good Faith' Not a Defense in Granting Attorney Fees Under CSPA
Estoppel by Deed in Oil and Gas Leases Comes to Pennsylvania
PA Justices Redefine ‘Proof of Mailing’ Under Tax Lien Law
Timing Is Everything With Act 91 Notice Challenges
A Mysterious Case: Pennsylvania’s Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law
Lend With Caution: Open-Ended Construction Mortgages in Danger of Losing Lien Priority to Mechanics Lien Claimants
Superior and Commonwealth Court’s Getting Aligned on the UTPCPL
State Supreme Court Clarifies Pending Ordinance Doctrine
Commonwealth Court Reaffirms the Lofty Variance Hardship Standard
The Benefits and Burdens of the Deficiency Judgment Act
The Descriptive-Normative Tension in Land Development
The Private Road Act: Still Alive; But Not at All Well
Private Road Case Shows Potential Idiosyncrasies of Rural Properties
Cross-Collateralization and Confession of Judgment
When the Common Law Trumps Statutory Schemes
Court Refines Definition of ‘Party in Interest’ in Sheriff Sale Case
The Limits of Review
Res Judicata: A Bar to Recovery under TILA?
Checking and Balancing Municipal Taxes in Pennsylvania
State Supreme Court Takes on Licensing Issues in HSP Gaming Case
Accessibility of Courts Can Deter Parties From Arbitration
Complications for Land Transfer Companies Under RESPA
Tax Sale Law and Intervention: What Buyers Can Learn From Fulton
Golf Course Litigation Involves ‘Spot Zoning’ Struggle
What’s This Hardship Thing Really All About Anyway?
Superior Court Decision Shows When Not to Bring an Ejectment Action
Ejectment and Quiet Title: Should Parties File Both?
Pa.’s Courts Try to Determine What Constitutes a Sign at Car Dealerships
Applying Lis Pendens: Is Title to Real Property Truly at Issue?
Unconscionability of Arbitration Provision in Adhesion Contracts
Scrutinizing the Condemnation of an Adult Movie Theater
Counting the 30-Day Appeal Period in the Land-Use Context
Examining Issues of Abandonment in Commercial Leasing
What Is a Public Charity for Real Property Tax Exemption Purposes?
State Court Determines Proper Assessment Value of Greenhouse
As-Applied Tax Assessment Challenges Without Exhausting Remedies
The Pros and Cons Associated With De Facto Taking
Master’s Partition Actions and Issues of Fairness
State and Federal Courts Deal With Unfulfilled Condemnation Plans
Superior Court Case Limits Statutory Remedies for Closed Deals
Does Pa.’s Eminent Domain Code Trump the Municipal Planning Code?
Blight and a Taking for a Private Religious Entity
Exposure to Fraud in Real Estate Transactions
Zoning Issues: Variances and Nonconforming Uses
Lender Liability and the Mortgage Satisfaction Act of 2004
Developing Real Estate Development
Statutory Exceptions for Condominium Lien Assessments
Recent Opinion Takes a Look at Lease Obligations and Attorney Fees
The Tension Between Real Estate Contracts and Ensuing Disputes
Property Purchase Offers and Million-Dollar Takings
Critical Mechanic’s Lien Appeal Decided by Superior Court
Toll Bros. Battles Contractor for Development Project Funds
Entitlement Theories in Land Use: Check the Zoning Ordinance First
Contract Wins the Day in the Old Swedes Decision
Phila. Court: Alleged Misrepresentations Are ‘Statements of Opinion'
Case Displays Unperfected Mechanic’s Lien Claim
Prior Lease Documents Pose Giant Problems for Mega-Store’s Expansion
Blasting a Zoning Ordinance With State Law Can Backfire
Robin Hood (Lakes) Meets Polk Township’s Merger Doctrine
Neighbors’ Retaining Wall Dispute Leads to Litigation
Remedies (Or Lack Thereof?) For the Defrauded Under the UTPCPL
Recent Case Shows Subtleties of Adequate Seller Disclosure
Court: Facility Within Planned Community Is Tax Exempt
Reformation Limitations Defined by Pa. High Court
Spousal Limits of Tenancy by the Entirety Property
The Tension Between Purchase Options and Zoning Laws
Negligent Misrepresentation and Design Professionals
The Importance of Drafting Effective Neighborhood Restrictions
Title Insurance and Its Impact on Seller’s Rights
A Procedural Trilogy for Real Estate Practitioners
These Articles Are Devoted to Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Topics
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