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Property owners disputing pipeline ruled against in Pennsylvania

Property takings are significant concerns for property owners, which is why property owners should be familiar with the process. A Pennsylvania court recently ruled that a natural gas and liquid pipelines company is a public utility and is able to use eminent domain in the construction of a disputed pipeline in Pennsylvania.

What is an action to quiet title?

The term "title", in reference to real estate, refers to legal ownership of the property and the right to use the property. A defective title can be problematic related to the establishment of ownership. Difficulty establishing ownership can make resale efforts challenging or potentially interfere with the exercise of property rights. Actions to quiet title are actions to determine ownership of property and can resolve multiple or competing claims on property.

Re-zoning comes to north Philadelphia

This blog recently discussed the importance of the zoning process when developing in Philadelphia, and how to obtain a zoning permit in Philadelphia. Revitalization in certain Philadelphia neighborhoods has been making an impact on the city. Both commercial developers and private residential developers have been developing North Philly. The revitalization has been met with mixed reactions from residents and businesses alike.

Obtaining a zoning permit in Philadelphia

Zoning laws and regulations and the familiarity with these laws are important to businesses in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Zoning laws can have a significant impact on how a company does business and how it grows and expands. Understanding these laws and how to navigate them can be an important element of the success of a business.

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