‘Steering Clear of ADA Drive-By Lawsuits’: Three Tips For Better Managing ADA-Related Risk.

‘Steering Clear of ADA Drive-By Lawsuits’: Three Tips For Better Managing ADA-Related Risk.

When I defend Virginia property owners in lawsuits involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), certain plaintiffs greet me warmly as I walk up to depose them. Why? Because we have seen each other so many times we are now on a first-name basis. One plaintiff in particular has filed around 50 ADA lawsuits in…

What are Some of the Issues Surrounding Residential and Commercial Property Planning?

What are Some of the Issues Surrounding Residential and Commercial Property Planning?

If you’re looking to add to your home or extend your property in any major way, it is likely you will need to get planning permission for the privilege. While planning permission is not required for every type of property development, it is a complicated and in-depth process, so checking out your rights is important…

Are Commercial Property Investments in Large U.S Cities at Risk?

Are Commercial Property Investments in Large U.S Cities at Risk?

After a strong end to 2011 and an even more positive start to this year, it was hoped in many circles that the economy, and in particular real estate markets, was on the right track towards sustained recovery. While property investments remain much stronger in larger cities, New York included, there is cause for concern…

The Risks Posed By Ignoring Landlord Insurance

The Risks Posed By Ignoring Landlord Insurance

Why landlord insurance is an important consideration in this day and age. While many would agree that insurance is a sensible and prudent option, some potential buy-to-let landlords may not realize just how essential it is. Beyond the known risks of a burst pipe or a faulty boiler lurk some potentially nasty hazards. Some very…