Property Tax Assessment Appeal Deadline Approaching

Paying too much for your property taxes? Don’t miss the March 31st deadline to appeal your property tax assessment in Allegheny County! The assessed value of a property may be appealed annually and a well-prepared appeal could considerably reduce your

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More Pennsylvania Laws that Actually Exist!

PART 2:  PENNSYLVANIA CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC  LAWS THAT ACTUALLY EXIST (for part 1, click here) 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 101 et seq. is known as Pennsylvania’s Crimes Code.  75 Pa.C.S. §§ 101 et seq. is known as Pennsylvania’s Vehicle Code.  A conviction of

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Three PA Trade and Commerce Laws that Actually Exist

PART 1:  This is the first in a series of articles. Pennsylvania’s statutes contain 79 different titles, each of which has its own chapters (some with subchapters) and statutory sections, comprising thousands of different laws.  There are also rules of

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Approaching Seven Years with the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

  I. Introduction On July 1, 2009, the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, 73 P.S. §§ 517.1 et seq. (the “HICPA”) became Pennsylvania law. The HICPA not only imposes potential criminal penalties upon contractors who commit home improvement fraud, but

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NEW CLOSING REGULATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL PURCHASES: TRID has finally taken effect!

By: Sebring Law                                  October 6, 2015 A new era of residential closing regulations for lenders, closing companies, and of course, buyers is now in

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Property Rights in Streets Within a Recorded Subdivision Plan

On August 11, 2015, the Superior Court reaffirmed the principle that “all purchasers of property in a subdivision acquire an easement over all platted roads in the subdivision plan.” Starling v. Lake Meade Prop. Owners Ass’n, No. 1779 MDA 2014,

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New Consumer Disclosures Will Affect all Consumer Home Loan Purchases

  By: Sebring Law Starting August 1, 2015, all consumer home loan purchases will have a new form and process as a result of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new requirements. What will this mean for consumers purchasing homes with a

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PA SUPREME COURT OIL & GAS UPDATE: TERM OF LEASE NOT EXTENDED WHERE LANDOWNER PURSUES UNSUCCESSFUL LEASE CHALLENGE

On February 17, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided Harrison v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., No. 75 MAP 2014, 2015 Pa. LEXIS 355 (Pa. Feb. 17, 2015) , holding that a declaratory judgment action by a landowner/lessor challenging the

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Pennsylvania’s New Power of Attorney Law, Act 95 of 2014

By: Sebring Law The recent statutory changes to Powers of Attorney (“POA”) created in Pennsylvania started as a response to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s holding in Vine v. Commonwealth, 9 A.3d 1150 (PA. 2010). (Where a husband forged his comatose wife’s

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Conveying Oil and Gas Rights to a Limited Liability Company Now May Protect Landowners and Save in Transfer Taxes Later

Investment into Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry is increasing at a profound rate.  In the current decade (since January 1, 2010), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a total of 15,487 permits in connection with unconventional gas wells.(1)

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