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Court of Special Appeals of Maryland finds ambiguity in easement and reversed trial court order to demolish dwelling
This week, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland found an ambiguity in an open space and conservation easement and reversed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment. In Roxbury View, LLC v. Edward McCauley, the Court held that Maryland Environmental Trust’s victory at the trial court – mandating that a new residential dwelling be demolished within six (6) months ... Read More
Short-Term Rental License – DCRA Extends Grace Period for Obtaining License.
The District regulates short-term residential rentals, such as "AirBNB". The regulations are found here The grace period for obtaining the license and endorsement is extended to June 9, 2022. A Basic Business license is required, with two, alternative endorsements available. Short-Term Rental Endorsement (Host is present during rental – such as renting out bedrooms). Eligibility for License: Must be within host/applicant's primary residence ... Read More
Client Alert: The Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Leases – Force Majeure and Curtailed Court Operations
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ability of many businesses to satisfy payment and other obligations under leases and other contracts. As tenant income has precipitously dropped over the past few weeks, often as a result of government mandated closures or restrictions on operations, landlords and tenants are taking a hard look at “force majeure” provisions in leases. First and ... Read More
Client Alert: Important Decisions Limiting a Carrier’s Duty to Defend
In difficult times, it is good to see courts continuing with their dockets and issuing favorable decisions for the industry. On March 23, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a very important decision limiting a carrier’s duty to defend. In Security Title Guarantee Corp. of Baltimore v. 915 Decatur St NW, LLC, ... Read More
October Real Estate Update | Lawrence R. Carver, Jr. v. RBS Citizens, N.A.
On September 27, 2019, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion reversing a judgment against Security Title Guarantee Corp. of Baltimore. The decision is significant not merely for what the Court held, but for what claims were not raised by the property owners. In Lawrence R. Carver, Jr. v. RBS Citizens, N.A., Nancy and Lawrence Carver purchased multiple ... Read More
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