Author: Michael Haviland

Jan 2020

Philadelphia Passes Renter’s Right to Counsel Ordinance

In November 2019, the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a tenant’s right to counsel ordinance titled “Legal Representation in Landlord…

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Nov 2019

God and Mammon: What Happens When a Church Leases to a For-Profit Organization?

Recently, our attorney Michael Haviland received a question from a church on the potential implications of leasing space to a…

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Aug 2019

Eviction Notices for Pennsylvania Landlords

Every landlord will almost inevitably run into the age-old problem of what to do when a renter fails to pay…

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Jul 2019

New Jersey’s Medical Cannabis Law: What You Need to Know

You may have heard about the benefits of medical cannabis and wondered if it can help you or someone you…

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Jun 2019

The New Jersey Five-Year Exemption and Abatement Law

As many developers and landlords know, real estate is about location, location, location. In addition to more typical considerations like…

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Mar 2019

The Current and Future State of Cannabis Law In New Jersey

Cannabis law in New Jersey has developed rapidly over the past few years, and recently proposed legislation could mean that…

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Jan 2019

Transferring Development Rights for Property

New Jersey consistently ranks as the most densely populated state in the country. To better assist New Jersey’s municipalities with…

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Nov 2018

Bowling for The Dear Santa Society

After last year’s successful event, Earp Cohn’s Community Service Committee hosted another bowl-a-thon to benefit The Dear Santa Society. Participants…

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Sep 2018

The Three Unrelated Persons Rule for Student Housing in Philadelphia

Leasing multi-family property in Philadelphia is not easy. Although many landlords are aware of the more general requirements for leasing…

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Aug 2018

Phelps v. Caperoon

The Pennsylvania Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law (“RESDL”) requires that persons selling residential property provide the buyer with a disclosure…

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