Benny L. Kass

Benny L. Kass


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Author of the weekly Housing Counsel column with The Washington Post for nearly 30 years, Benny Kass is the senior partner with the Washington, DC law firm of Kass, Mitek & Kass, PLLC and a specialist in such real estate legal areas as commercial and residential financing, closings, foreclosures and workouts.

Mr. Kass is a Charter Member of the College of Community Association Attorneys, and has written extensively about community association issues. In addition, he is a life member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. In this capacity, he has been involved in the development of almost all of the Commission’s real estate laws, including the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act which has been adopted in many states.


Benny L. Kass in the News

Home Inspections Must Be Totally Independent

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 3:34 pm

Insurance And Animal Bites In Your HOA

Monday, 30 May 2016 12:02 pm

Partition May Be The Only Remedy

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 12:44 pm

What's A Housing Cooperative?

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 3:23 pm

So You Want To Purchase A Condominium Unit?

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 3:26 pm

Bats In The Attic: Can The Home Buyer Sue?

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 1:50 pm

DC Offers Amnesty For Unregistered Businesses

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 3:22 pm

Home Sellers Have Closing Costs Also

Monday, 08 February 2016 3:44 pm

Housing Counsel: The Business Judgement Rule

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 3:19 pm

How Does Foreclosure Impact On Tenants

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 3:11 pm

Capital Gains: The Stepped Up Basis

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 12:18 pm

There Are Tax Benefits With Home Ownership

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 2:28 pm

Don't Sell Your House Through An Essay Contest

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 1:12 pm

Important Clauses In Your Real Estate Contract

Thursday, 10 December 2015 2:35 pm

Dealing With Powers Of Attorney

Thursday, 03 December 2015 1:54 pm

What Kinds of Mortgages are Available?

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:35 am

Termites: A Gnawing Problem

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 3:17 pm

Condo Owner's Bill Of Rights?

Thursday, 12 November 2015 3:22 pm

New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 3:20 pm

Combining Two Condominium Units

Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:34 pm

You Don't Need Your Old Deed

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 2:20 pm

Home Repairs VS Improvements: No Clear Answer

Thursday, 01 October 2015 8:03 am

Force Majeure: Developer's Excuse De Jeure

Thursday, 24 September 2015 1:42 pm

New Real Estate Contract For Maryland And DC

Thursday, 10 September 2015 2:12 pm

Selling With A Contingency

Thursday, 03 September 2015 2:12 pm

Airbnb And Condominiums

Monday, 31 August 2015 2:09 pm

Don't Fight The Home Inspection

Monday, 24 August 2015 10:54 am

Land Sales Contracts: A Useful Tool

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 3:01 pm

Buying Property That Is About To Be Foreclosed

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 2:06 pm

Updating Condominium Bylaws Is a Tall Order

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 2:08 pm

When Is A Real Estate Commission Earned?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 2:33 pm

The American Rule On Legal Fees

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 1:52 pm

New Laws Impacting Landlords

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 1:51 pm

Home Sellers: Dealing With Cold Calls

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 2:21 pm

What's A Housing Code?

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:53 pm

The Real Estate Inheritance Boat

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 1:37 pm

Condo Owners Must Read Their Bylaws

Monday, 09 March 2015 2:29 pm

New Homes Need Inspections Also

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 1:54 pm

Escrow Agent Cannot Unilaterally Release Funds

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:02 pm

Do You Need A Prenuptial Deed?

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:58 am

Phantom Income: Rules Apply Only For 2014

Monday, 09 February 2015 1:39 pm

Drones in Community Associations

Monday, 02 February 2015 1:07 pm

Dealing With An Inherited House

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 1:55 pm

Dealing With Noise In Your Condo

Monday, 12 January 2015 1:04 pm

Understanding Life Estates

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 1:56 pm

HOA Advice: What Is The Business Judgment Rule?

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 9:27 am

Should You Litigate or Arbitrate?

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:22 pm

Paying Off Your Mortgage

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 1:23 pm

Homeowners: How Long Should You Keep Your Records?

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:57 pm

Will Seller Make The Necessary Home Repairs?

Monday, 24 November 2014 1:45 pm

New Condo Board: Transition Is Important

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 1:43 pm

Tapping Your Retirement To Help Your Kids

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:34 pm

Developers Must Be Honest

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:25 pm

Will The Sellers Make The Necessary Repairs?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:01 pm

What If You Don't Own Your House For Two Years?

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 2:37 pm

Who Does The Broker Represent?

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 9:28 am

Should HOA Board Members Be Paid?

Friday, 19 September 2014 12:36 pm

D.C. Banks Take A Hit

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 12:51 pm

Always Obtain A Property Survey

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:58 pm

Can Delinquent Condo Owners Be Exposed?

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 1:45 pm

Dealing With A Forged Deed

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:23 pm

Tax Returns Are Not Sacred

Monday, 28 July 2014 12:42 pm

The Effect Of Death On A Home's Title

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 1:02 pm

Definng a 'Principal Residence' is Complex

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:52 am

Grandma's Secret Advisor

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 12:38 pm

Paying A Bonus To The Broker?

Monday, 16 June 2014 8:09 am

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