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Client Alert: From the Scheer Law Group: Bankruptcy Rule Changes: Don’t Lose Your Rights!

Client Alert:

To: All Scheer Law Group Clients and Affiliates:

Subject:  Don’t Lose Your Rights;     Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules/Consumer Cases, Effective 12.1.17.  Deadlines for filing a Proof of Claim have changed.

There are some noteworthy changes to the Federal Bankruptcy Rules, which will be effective on December 1, … Continue reading

Client Alert: From the Scheer Law Group:  New Servicing Rules Effective in 14 Days: Charged off Loans: New Regulations

Date: October 5, 2017

Client Alert:

To: All Scheer Law Group Clients and Affiliates:

Subject:  Amendments to the TILA/RESPA Mortgage Servicing Rules. Effective October 19, 2017. Today’s Warning: Charged off Loan Requirements.

Background: Significant (and in some instances “mind numbing”) changes to the TILA/RESPA 2013 Mortgage  Servicing Rules (“MSR”), go into effect on October 19, … Continue reading

Alexandria Carraher Featured Article Fall 2017 UTA Quarterly

Beware of the Limits to Title Insurance: Case Affirms Insurer HadNo Duty to Defend After Property Conveyed by Trustee’s Deed
By Alexandria C. Carraher, Esq., Scheer Law Group
Link to Fall 2017 UTA Quarterly Featured Article: http://unitedtrustees.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/UTA-Fall-2017.pdf
 
 

Client Alert: From the Scheer Law Group: PACE Financing: May not be as Sunny as Predicted for Lenders or Borrowers

( Disclaimer): The following bulletin refers to legal issues subject to developing case law or regulatory oversight. In the event that you encounter issues covered in this bulletin, you should review the appropriate response with counsel experienced in this area of law and should update the status of any  legislation, regulation or case law mentioned.. … Continue reading

NEW ADDITIONAL COMMERICAL LEASE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH DISABILITY ACCESS LAWS

NEW ADDITIONAL COMMERICAL LEASE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH DISABILITY ACCESS LAWS
The bad news is that ADA litigation risks have increased under new laws.  The good news is that compliance is manageable and that modifying your leases can be done quickly and will reduce liability.
During 2013, California enacted legislation requiring commercial landlords to disclose to … Continue reading

Spencer Scheer article: Inability of Borrower to Pay When Loan Originated Renders Loan Unconscionable, published in UTA Quarterly, Spring 2016

Spencer Scheer article:  Inability of Borrower to Pay When Loan Originated Renders Loan Unconscionable, published in UTA Quarterly, Spring 2016
 
 
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Dec. 2015 UTA Article by Spencer Scheer on dangers of having to pay a borrower’s fees in bankruptcy litigation.

Link to Article

RICHMOND ENACTS RENT CONTROL

RICHMOND ENACTS RENT CONTROL
The city of Richmond, California has enacted a rent control ordinance.  This is the first new rent control ordinance enacted in California in approximately 30 years.
Under the Ordinance, annual rent increases cannot exceed the amount of the annual percent increase in the San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose region consumer price index.  Richmond … Continue reading

UTA eNews with recent SLG article on the Bank of America N.A. v Caulket case

To go to UTA eNews with recent SLG article on the Bank of America N.A. v Caulket case,  click here: http://unitedtrustees.com/uta-enews-july-2015/

Spencer Scheer article on a recent Supreme Court case published in California State Bar Real Property section journal

Spencer Scheer article on a recent Supreme Court case published in California State Bar real property section journal:
http://www.calbar.org/rpsection/e-newsletter/rp-e-newsletter_2015-07_web.html