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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


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


PA agency objects to eminent domain for pipeline project
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2012

The Pennsylvania Game Commission filed a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission objecting to Central New York Oil and Gas Co. LLC’s attempt take over land the commission manages


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


Appraisal Institute advises US Sentencing Commission to require appraisals
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2012

The Appraisal Institute urged the U.S. Sentencing Commission to require the use of real estate appraisals when calculating loss in mortgage fraud cases


Lehigh County extends informal reassessment appeals deadline
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2012

Lehigh County has extended the deadline for filing informal reassessment challenges


Philadelphia taxpayers intervene to defend 18.1 percent CLR
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

The Philadelphia’s Board of Revision of Taxes (BRT) recently decided to apply the County of Philadelphia Common Level Ratio (CLR)which had been reduced by Pennsylvania’s State Tax Equalization Board (STEB) from 32 percent to 18.1 percentto property values as certified by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessment (OPA


Failure to disclose that house was location of murder suicide can be basis for lawsuit
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2011

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently ruled that a home seller and agent can be sued for failing to disclose a murdersuicide in a house for sale


Philadelphia City Council adopts new zoning code
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

Philadelphia City Council City Council voted to adopt a new zoning code Dec. 15, 2011


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