Real Property

Doctrine of Estoppel by Deed does not Require Detrimental Reliance

Detrimental reliance is not a prerequisite for application of the doctrine of estoppel by deed, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided in Shedden v. Anadarko E. & P. Co., L.P..

PennDOT can Proceed with Condemnation under Reauthorized Acquisition Plan

The Eminent Domain Code does not prohibit PennDOT from revising or reauthorizing a land acquisition plan in order to extend the time for filing its declaration of taking, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held in In Re: Condemnation by Com., Dept. of Transp. .

By | 2016-02-10T10:03:31+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Categories: Administrative Law, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on PennDOT can Proceed with Condemnation under Reauthorized Acquisition Plan

Standing of Zoning Objector Properly Raised for First Time in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court

A developer’s first opportunity to challenge the standing of an objector before Philadelphia’s zoning board was in the objector’s appeal to the trial court, not at the board hearing, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Scott v. City of Phila., Zoning Bd. of Adjustment

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Municipal Law, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Standing of Zoning Objector Properly Raised for First Time in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court

Supreme Court Orders Partial Reconsideration of Harley-Davidson Property Tax Assessment

Valuation of Harley-Davidson’s property in York County must account for environmental contamination of the property, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in remanding a tax assessment appeal in Harley-Davidson Motor Co. v. Springettsbury Twp..

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:26+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Categories: Municipal Law, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Orders Partial Reconsideration of Harley-Davidson Property Tax Assessment

City Council’s Failure to Enact Legislation Cannot Support De Facto Taking Claim

A developer could not claim it was deprived of the use and enjoyment of its land after Philadelphia City Council failed to enact legislation necessary for its development plans, an en banc Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court panel decided in Parker Ave., L.P. v. City of Philadelphia

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:27+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Categories: Municipal Law, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on City Council’s Failure to Enact Legislation Cannot Support De Facto Taking Claim

Mortgagee Had No Right to Redeem Vacant Property after Tax Sale

A mortgagee could not redeem unoccupied vacated property after the sheriff’s deed was acknowledged in a tax sale, the Commonwealth Court ruled in Brentwood Borough School District v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Government Law, Municipal Law, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mortgagee Had No Right to Redeem Vacant Property after Tax Sale