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Appraisal Institute lobbies for bill regulating appraisal management companies
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2011

The Appraisal Institute is encouraging its members to write to Pennsylvania legislators to support a bill regulating "appraisal management companies."


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.”


New appraisal standards approved for higher-risk mortgages
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

A new rule passed Jan. 15 gives mortgage lenders an additional year to institute appraisal standards for higher-risk loans. Six agencies were


Supreme Court considers temporary takings case
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2012

The US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument regarding a condemnation case which could have significant impacts


Supreme Court restates that temporary interference with property may cause taking
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2012

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court released its unanimous opinion in Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States


Rights and obligations of landlords and tenants when Sandy damages leased premises
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2012

Sandy has created a number of difficult legal problems


NJ expedites foreclosure process for abandoned homes
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2013

New Jersey has adopted a process which may expedite foreclosures on vacant and abandoned residential properties. Under this procedure, vacancy and


Justices appear skeptical of takings claim
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument a property owner's claim that the denial of a permit to develop his land constituted an


Federal court permits "just compensation" claim for condemnation challenge period
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 25 2011

A federal appeals court recently held that a condemnee who successfully challenges a taking may be entitled to “just compensation” during the period between the filing of the declaration of taking and the revesting of title


Adverse possession bill introduced in PA
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

A bill was recently introduced in the PA Senate seeking to eliminate the doctrine of adverse possession in PA