RESULTS FOR MEDIA CATEGORY: Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
Jun. 22, 2012 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
U.S. Supreme Court determines that “RESPA” does not prohibit the collection of unearned settlement fees, but merely prohibits any splitting of said fees.
Court upholds twenty-one year limit on restrictive covenants; denies homeowners’ association the right to levy assessment
Mar. 1, 2012 – William R. Stiles, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
The Iowa Court of Appeals recently denied a homeowners’ association the right to levy assessments for common area maintenance and repair because the covenants creating the right to do so were over twenty-one years old.
Jan. 13, 2012 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
The United States Supreme Court recently heard arguments in Sackett v. EPA, which in its simplest form pits individual residential landowners against the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in a battle over some Idaho dirt. The battle involves a complicated statutory scheme of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) which protects wetlands from development.
Aug. 7, 2011 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
The “sale-leaseback” concept is not a new one, but it is one that is being utilized more and more in today’s economic climate as the financial and tax benefits can be numerous for both parties. In its simplest form, a sale-leaseback is a transaction in which the owner of property sells the property and simultaneously leases it back from the purchaser.
Jun. 24, 2011 – Benjamin D. Bruner, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog
Green v. Wilderness Ridge, LLC, a recent Iowa Court of Appeals case, involved a private condemnation action brought under Iowa Code Section 6A.4(2). Said code section provides for a private right of condemnation where property is not otherwise accessible by a public roadway, but requires the selection of the “nearest feasible route” in doing so.