RESULTS FOR PRACTICE AREA CATEGORY: Real Estate Litigation
Mar. 23, 2015 – William R. Stiles, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
If you believe your property is over-assessed, you can file a protest to your local Board of Review between April 16 and May 5.
Contractors-Developers denied the right to invoke the protections of the implied warranty of workmanlike construction
Feb. 26, 2015 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
Iowa Supreme Court further limits the scope of implied warranty of workmanlike construction in ruling that contractors-developers are not innocent homebuyers.
Iowa Supreme Court limits a lender’s right to remedy of implied warranty of workmanlike construction
Feb. 1, 2015 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
In its decision the court reasoned that the implied warranty should not be extended to lenders due to the fact that lenders can protect themselves against construction defects in other ways.
Banks beware: If your borrower receives Medicaid reimbursement payments from the state, your first priority interest may be in jeopardy
Jan. 14, 2015 – Joseph M. Borg, Iowa Banking Law Blog
A relatively new statute signed into law in July of 2013 poses a significant threat to lenders’ secured collateral when dealing with borrowers who receive Medicaid reimbursement payments from the State.
Another change to the (previous) 21-year limit on restrictive covenants in favor of homeowners’ associations
Dec. 9, 2014 – William R. Stiles, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
Homeowner’s associations (created in covenants that are older than twenty-one years from their creation) no longer need to worry about their ability to levy assessments or enforce covenant provisions.