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    Pennsylvania
    PA Residential Landlords Beware!
    BY Steven M. Williams

    Pennsylvania Court Adds ‘Last Month’s Rent’ to Definition of ‘Security Deposit’ As most residential landlords know, the Pennsylvania Landlord and Tenant Act (the “Act”) contains comprehensive and complicated ...

    District of Columbia
    $113M in Construction Financing Approved for One of Washington D.C.’s Most Ambitious Projects – the “Wharf”

    The developers of the Wharf, an ongoing waterfront development at 1100 Maine Avenue SW in Washington, D.C., recently announced that they have secured $113 million of debt financing for the project. PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, the ...

    Business
    Real Estate 101: Knowing Your Property Value and Challenging Your Tax Assessment
    BY Michael L. Solomon

    After months, maybe years, of planning, raising capital, obtaining permits and waiting out construction, your gleaming new building is open and occupied. Soon, you’ll get a simple, one-page letter from your county’s Tax Assessment ...

    Real Estate
    Disparate Impact is Here to Stay: What the Supreme Court’s Decision Means for the Multi-Family Industry

    On June 25, 2015, Justice Kennedy delivered the Supreme Court’s decision in Texas v. Inclusive Communities Project.  In the case, the Court determined that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 includes disparate impact claims.  Prior to Texas v. ...

    Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia’s Actual Value Initiative and Homestead Exemption – How to Soften The Blow of Property Tax Increases

    By: Marian Kornilowicz and Mark Leavy If you are a resident of Philadelphia, then you likely know about the ongoing turmoil surrounding Mayor Nutter’s pursuit of real estate tax reform. His plan is known as the Actual Value Initiative, or AVI, and ...

    Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania Law Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act
    BY Steven M. Williams

    By: Steve Williams Pennsylvania now has a law that prescribes how landlords must handle a tenant’s abandoned property in certain circumstances. Senate Bill 887 was signed into law by Governor Corbett on July 5, 2012 (as Act 129-2012), becomes ...

    LIENS
    Subcontractors in Pennsylvania Must Be Careful When Filing a Lien for Work Performed On Multiple Plots of Land

    Smart contractors now more than ever must be vigilant about preserving their rights to mechanics’ liens. Lien rights provide another avenue of protection if and when payment is not made for work performed. Contractors should beware however, ...

    New Construction
    Residential Sprinkler Mandate: It’s in the House’s Hands

    Steven M. Williams contributed this post. In December 2009, Pennsylvania became the first state in the country to require that fire sprinklers be installed in all new residential construction. The law took effect on January 1, 2010 for townhouses ...