Residential Real Estate Blog Posts

  • Evictions in Pennsylvania During the Pandemic

    April 21, 2020

    Evictions are currently prohibited in Pennsylvania through April 30, 2020. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s April 1, 2020 Second Supplemental Order prohibits evictions, ejectments, or other displacements from a residence for non-payment of rent or taxes, or a mortgage foreclosure. Despite the ban, landlords are permitted to send termination notices during the moratorium period. Once the ...

  • What If: My Tenant Won’t Vacate the Leased Premises?

    March 10, 2020

    A tenant fails to pay rent or breaches another term of the lease agreement. The landlord terminates the lease. The tenant does not vacate the premises, and does not pay any additional rent. What can you, as a landlord, do to fix this problem? You can get the tenant out, and obtain a judgment for ...

  • Who Can Be a Redeveloper of Property in New Jersey?

    January 2, 2018

    One of the questions that I am frequently asked is, “Who can develop property in a redevelopment area?” As discussed below, redevelopment can be done by anyone, subject to restrictions discussed below, and is not necessarily restricted to just large scale developers. A redeveloper is defined by New Jersey’s Local Housing and Redevelopment Law (the “LHRL”) as ...

  • Installment Purchase Agreements for Real Estate

    November 24, 2014

    Traditionally, in Pennsylvania, an agreement of sale between seller and buyer “seals the deal” for the purchase of real estate. However, a prospective seller may also choose to have the buyer take possession of the property and “pay as he goes,” i.e. enter into an installment purchase agreement for the real estate. The core of ...

  • Prescriptive Easements

    July 3, 2014

    The old Woody Guthrie song emphatically proclaiming “this land is your land, this land is my land” could well have its roots in the concept of a prescriptive easement in Pennsylvania. As recently explained in a Bucks County Court of Common Pleas case, Slice & Hook Enterprise v. McGonigal, 87 Bucks Co. L. Rep. 321, ...

  • Dealing with Old Mortgages and Judgments on Real Estate

    June 27, 2014

    Often, when purchasing or selling real estate in Pennsylvania, an examination of the title to such real estate discloses the presence of old mortgages or judgments (frequently in the name of a previous owner(s)).

  • Understanding New Jersey Tax Sale Foreclosures

    July 2, 2013

    All municipalities in New Jersey are required by statute to hold annual sales of unpaid real estate taxes. By selling off these tax liens, municipalities generate revenue. Tax sales are conducted by the tax collector; third parties and the municipality bid on the tax sale certificates (“TSC”). At the conclusion of the ...

  • The Seller’s Disclosure Statement

    March 8, 2011

    The completion of the Seller’s Disclosure Statement is a task that is often taken lightly by a Seller of residential real estate when they are preparing to sell their house. In fact, many individuals when faced with completing this task give it little thought and complete it in a cursory fashion. What a Seller ...

  • Possessory Interests in Real Estate

    October 20, 2010

    The names set forth on a deed may not always reflect the interests of all parties in the real property. One such interest is a possessory one of a spouse to joint possession in property occupied as a couple’s principal matrimonial residence. This type of interest is a statutory creation. N.J.S.A. 3B:28-3 provides ...

  • Appealing a Zoning Officer’s Decision

    August 16, 2010

    If you are denied the issuance of a permit on the basis that the proposal violates the zoning ordinance, you may wish to seek an appeal of the zoning officer’s decision. An appeal of any order, requirement, decision or refusal made by an administrative officer based on the zoning ordinance is brought by an ...

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