On October 13, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an Opinion in the matter of F.P. Development, LLC v. Charter Township of Canton, Michigan, 16 F.4th 198 (2021). In F.P. Development, the Court analyzed a tree ordinance that was
The State of Michigan defines condemnation action as “the legal action taken by government to acquire private property or public use . . .” Gas or electric companies, formed under the Electric and Gas Corporations Act, MCL 486.252, have the authority to condemn property “which
Spite fences are fences or other obstructions that are installed by one property owner in order to annoy a neighbor or neighbors and interfere with their property rights. Generally, a property owner can use their property as they set fit, subject to certain limitations. Examples
So, your neighbors are at it again, but this time with a little help from mother nature. Water runoff and flooding can cause extensive damage to your property. The question is: what can YOU do about it?
In general, water runoff or flooding is not considered
On July 14, 2022, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a new opinion regarding how restrictive covenants can be terminated in Schwintek, Inc v High Top Buds, LLC, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued July 14, 2022 (Docket No. 357152). In
For most people, buying real estate is as easy as locating available property with the assistance of a realtor, negotiating a purchase contract, finding a lender, retaining a title company, and attending a closing. However, what happens if the purchaser later discovers that the property