Consider Carefully The New Certification Required Under The Revised DC FP7

deedThe DC Recorder of Deeds announced today that it has revised the Real Property Recordation and Transfer Tax Form FP 7/C (herein “FP7C”).   The purpose of this revision was to “contain a self-certification of compliance with tax payment, … Read More

DC: Proposed Laws Challenge the Airbnb Model

airbnbVincent Orange, Councilmember of the D.C. Counsel has introduced two bills that would directly challenge the Airbnb business model.

The “Short Term Rental Regulation and Housing Protection Amendment Act of 2015” would establish a Special Enforcement Division with … Read More

DC: Home Seller is not a merchant under CPPA; Buyer’s Claim of Withholding Information fails – no detrimental

closing-on-a-homeIn Sundberg v. TTR Realty, Buyers entered into a contract to purchase a home and alleged that, after the contract was signed, but before closing,  the Seller and his real estate agent and brokerage withheld information and provided false … Read More

DC: Filing a lis pendens may expose filer to claim if the underlying lawsuit was filed in bad faith

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In Havilah Real Property Services, LLC v. VLK, LLC, et al., the D.C Court of Appeals recently addressed the merits of litigation and the privilege associated with the recordation of lis pendens in a lengthy dispute between Havilah and … Read More