Blogs

Real Estate Blog

Cracks in the Law of Sidewalks

By Edward M. Bloom on June 5, 2017

Under Massachusetts common law in effect since 1860, property owners have no duty to repair or warn of hazards on... Read More »

The Importance of Recordkeeping in Commercial Lease Administration

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on March 17, 2017

Many commercial leases provide for automatic extension of the term unless one party notifies the other in writing within a... Read More »

Disability Access and Lease Negotiations in California: What Commercial Landlords Need to Know

By Samantha J. Anderson and Thomas P. Gorman on March 16, 2017

Recent amendments to an existing California statute regarding disability access for commercial property create requirements, of which landlords, tenants, and... Read More »

Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements in a Nutshell

By Andrew Royce on February 17, 2017

Negotiation of a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement (commonly referred to as an “SNDA”) can pose challenges for property owners,... Read More »

Why a Leasehold Mortgage?

By Gary M. Markoff on October 25, 2016

Developer wants to buy a prime parcel for shopping center construction. He approaches the landowner with a written offer to... Read More »

Landlord Tips for Co-Tenancy Requirements

By Jane Errico on September 7, 2016

When it comes to opening and co-tenancy requirements, some leases require that a specific anchor tenant be open and operating before... Read More »

Telecommunication Lease: The Battle Over Subleasing Rights

By Samantha J. Anderson on July 18, 2016

Telecommunication (“telecom”) leases can be a unique animal due to the nature of the tenant’s use and business model. In negotiating... Read More »

New Opportunities for Credit Union Ownership of Real Estate

By Steven D. Eimert on May 24, 2016

Proposed changes to NCUA’s rule on federal credit union (FCU) ownership of real estate and to the Massachusetts credit union... Read More »

When a Signed Lease is Not Enough – Commercial Tenants in Massachusetts

By Matthew S. Cote on May 17, 2016

Renting retail space in a shopping center? An office in downtown Boston? A parcel of land for development in the... Read More »

Residential Security Deposits Provide Protection for a Landlord, but There can be Unexpected Pitfalls

By David A. Michel and Sander A. Rikleen on April 29, 2016

On April 27, 2016, the ever-perilous legal landscape for Massachusetts residential landlords developed an additional potential pitfall. The statute governing... Read More »

Page 1 of 1012345...10...Last »
Site by Clockwork Design Group, Inc