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Pa considers controversial park sale bill
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2012

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering a bill which would permit governmental entities to sell its public parks


PA court permits condemnation benefiting private developer
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2012

In Reading Area Water Authority v. The Schuylkill River Greenway Association, the Reading Area Water Authority condemned land for the construction, maintenance and operation of utility lines and appurtenance of a water main


PA court rules highway occupancy permit did not cause de facto taking
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2012

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recent ruled that the issuance of highway occupancy permit did not cause a “de facto” condemnation of a neighboring property owner


Realtors criticize 'excessive' appraiser comp requirements
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2012

Appraisers have been the target of complaints since the fiscal crisis began in 2008


Foreclosures reach lowest level since 2007
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance performed 173 examinations of mortgage licensees in 2011


PA court allows approval of second plan during appeal of first plan approval
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2012

The Commonwealth Court of PA has ruled that while an appeal of approvals for a development is pending, a municipality has the power to approve another development plan submitted by the same developer for the same property


PA legislature holds property tax hearings
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ bipartisan House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform held two days of hearings in Harrisburg to review local government property tax collection, reassessments and local tax structures


Pennsylvania passes Real Property Electronic Recording Act
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

The Pennsylvania General Assembly recently passed the Real Property Electronic Recording Act


PA court rules that "ongoing subdivision concerns" should not be considered in valuing individual subdivision lots
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

In Greth Development v. Berks County Board of Assessment Appeals, the Berks County trial court considered whether the tax assessment of individual lots of a residential subdivision should take into account “ongoing subdivision concerns, including cash flow, absorption rate of lot sales, and ongoing expenses.”


Court finds construction of sewage lagoons did not cause de facto taking
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2012

A Berks County trial court recently rejected the claim of property owners that the construction of sewage lagoons adjacent to their homes caused a “de facto” taking of their properties