In a one-sentence ruling, the Court affirmed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore, leaving a circuit-split unresolved in its wake. In that case, PHC Development, LLC … Read More
DC Water, in its continuing effort to recapture infrastructure costs it … Read More
Title professionals are familiar with the requirement to withhold 10% on sales of real property (including short-sales) by foreign nationals pursuant to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA).
Beginning on February 16, 2016, the percentage will increase … Read More
Noting that “in mortgage foreclosure law, as elsewhere, society’s interest in finality and repose is a weighty one,” in Devan v. Bomar the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled against a homeowner and found that her post-sale foreclosure challenge was … Read More
The “Short Term Rental Regulation and Housing Protection Amendment Act of 2015” would establish a Special Enforcement Division with … Read More
Analysis of Changes in 10/2015 Version
Roy L. Kaufmann
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
GCAAR SALES CONTRACT (GCAAR FORM 911) 
The new GCAAR Sales Contract (here, we … Read More
In an important new ruling construing the Tenants Opportunity to Purchase Act (“TOPA”), the D.C. Court of Appeals held on September 23, 2015, that extensions of the deadlines for a seller and a tenant association to negotiate a sales contract … Read More
In a new opinion that merits review by anyone who underwrites title or defends title insurers in Virginia, a 6-1 majority of the Virginia Supreme Court held that Virginia Code sec. 38.2-209 requires that judges, not juries, make the determination … Read More