Our Blog: Real Estate

Never Say Never! CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Again until October 3, 2021

August 6, 2021

In June 2021, Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC extended the eviction moratorium until July 30, 2021.  At that time, the intention was to allow any further extensions absent an... Read more

Rent Relief Available in Allegheny County and Surrounding Counties

March 24, 2021

HAVE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTIES BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC? YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RECEIVE RENTAL ASSISTANCE ON BEHALF OF YOUR TENANTS. CONTACT THE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS AT STRASSBURGER MCKENNA GUTNICK... Read more

Earl v. NVR, Inc., trading as Heartland Homes of PA: Werwinski is Dead

March 18, 2021
By Lydia Gorba
Posted in Litigation, Real Estate

Like many Western Pennsylvania homebuyers, Lisa Earl was enticed by Heartland Homes’ billboards and post signs touting luxury finishes, timeless design, and quality architecture. Understandably, when she chose to... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – Tax Assessment Appeal Advisory

March 12, 2021

HAS YOUR PROPERTY BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC? YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR REAL ESTATE TAXES BY SUBMITTING A PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT APPEAL. CONTACT THE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS AT... Read more

Eviction Moratoriums—A Light at the End of the Tunnel? It Depends.

December 8, 2020
By Robyn Eisen
Posted in Real Estate

With increased cases of COVID 19, most industries are holding their breath as to how these cases will continue to affect their businesses.  This is especially true for residential landlords.  Since this past March there has been a mix of federal... Read more

FIDUCIARIES AND THE REAL ESTATE SELLER DISCLOSURE LAW—The Exception to the Exception

April 8, 2020
By Robyn Eisen
Posted in Real Estate

In Pennsylvania, sellers of a residential property are required by law to disclose the condition of the home before an agreement of sale is signed.  68 P.S. § 7301 et seq.  The Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law ("RESDL") applies to most... Read more

“CARES Act” Paycheck Protection Loan Program for Small Businesses

April 1, 2020

On March 28, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (H.R. 748) was signed into law with the goal of providing emergency economic assistance to businesses affected by the novel coronavirus... Read more

The CARES Act: Foreclosure, Eviction and Loan Forbearance Relief*

March 30, 2020

*Co-Authored by Robyn B. Eisen and Christopher J. Azzara The new CARES Act, H.R. 748, enacted into law on March 27, 2020, imposes restrictions on foreclosures and... Read more

PA DEP Reports Seismic Activity Near Well Site

February 21, 2017

On February 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“PA DEP”) released a report investigating four low-magnitude earthquakes that occurred on April 25, 2016 near a well pad in Lawrence County.  The... Read more

Should They Stay or Should They Go?

October 25, 2016

One of the most common questions facing residential landlords and property managers is what to do when a tenant withholds rent. Can a tenant withhold rent from you if there are “problems” with the rental property? What does it mean if a tenant... Read more