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Lindsay Dunn Graduates from Leadership Chester County Program

Posted June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 – MacElree Harvey is pleased to announce that Lindsay Dunn, an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use group, recently graduated from the Leadership Chester County (LCC) program. Leadership Chester County is a premier professional development program, which educates individuals in nonprofit governance, local social issues, and community leadership, then […]

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Zoning in the Age of Airbnb Part II: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighs in on Short-Term Rentals in Residential Zoning Districts.

Posted May 28, 2019

By Matthew M. McKeon, Esquire- Like the rest of the country, Pennsylvania has seen a surge in homeowners listing their properties for short-term rentals on online platforms like Airbnb or HomeAway. This type of property use has led to questions about how short-term rentals of residences should be treated under zoning ordinances, which often fail […]

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Unrecorded Rights in Your Property: How to Avoid Potential Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easement Claims

Posted March 4, 2019

By Matthew M. McKeon, Esquire- The day has finally come: you’re attending the closing on your new property. You have a title insurance policy commitment, and the title report came back clean – except for a standard utility easement from the electric company. However, there are some types of interests in property that will not […]

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Stormwater Issues: An Overview for the Pennsylvania Property Owner

Posted November 20, 2018

By Matthew M. McKeon-  When the ground is unable to absorb all of the stormwater from a given event, stormwater runoff can cause mischief for you and, sometimes, your neighbors. Factors which Cause Stormwater Problems Stormwater issues can be caused by several different factors, including: The topography of a property, including runoff from uphill neighboring […]

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Landlords and Undocumented Tenants: An Overview

Posted September 10, 2018

By Matthew McKeon, Esquire– Undocumented immigration is often thought of in abstract, ideological terms. However, many American citizens and legal residents – and of course people who are undocumented – have to think about this issue more practically. One such group of people are landlords. If you are a landlord, you may have questions or […]

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J. Charles Gerbron, Jr. Chairs Chester County Bar Association’s Real Estate Section

Posted January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016 MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is proud to announce that J. Charles Gerbron, Jr., a member of the firm’s Land Use and Litigation Departments, will chair the Chester County Bar Association’s Real Estate Section in 2016. Charged with monitoring and reporting on judicial, legislative, and other developments that affect the practice of real estate […]

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Hard bargaining – or bribery?

Posted May 8, 2015

There are times when developers and landowners feel they are being unreasonably leaned on to make concessions or contributions to municipalities in exchange for subdivision and land development approvals. Some officials seem to think that, so long as they receive no personal benefit, they can ask for the moon. In a surprising recent decision, the […]

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