Issues in Pennsylvania law
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Alternatives to taking back a mortgage
In the past, one of the options available to someone selling real estate in Pennsylvania was to take back a private mortgage if, for some re...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The deadline for appealing your 2014 real estate taxes is approaching
Many counties in Pennsylvania, including Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties, have established August 1 as the deadline for you...
Monday, April 8, 2013
The sudden medical emergency doctrine as a defense to liability
In Pennsylvania, if you get sued for negligence (for example, if you are driving a car and hit someone), two potential arguments against lia...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
2014 assessment appeals
Since we are now in mid-March, people who live in Pennsylvania and own their own homes or other real estate should do a reality check to see...
Friday, February 1, 2013
Exception to workers' compensation subrogation in Pennsylvania
Subrogation on the part of an employer is a fundamental concept in Pennsylvania workers' compensation law. The underlying principle is ...
Property taxes on new construction may be too high
Recently, I have been called by a number of people who have just received their assessment after buying a newly built house. The assessment...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Impact of property sale on your assessment
As I noted in a prior post, the county's assessment of your property (which you can find on your tax bill) should be a percentage of its...
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