Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Housing and community development http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Law and Tax Measure to Promote Demolition and Reuse of Abandoned Houses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404221_text Housing and community development; Property tax - Japan has recently taken two measures that apply to the management of vacant housing. Abandoned houses may collapse, be fire traps and sanitation hazards, and disturb the look of the neighborhood. Strangers may sneak in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404221_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Regulation of Affordable Housing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402783_text Housing and community development - Japan has recently taken two measures that apply to the management of vacant housing. Abandoned houses may collapse, be fire traps and sanitation hazards, and disturb the look of the neighborhood. Strangers may sneak in On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Planning and Construction Procedures for Speeding of Residential Construction (Temporary Provision) Law, 5771-2011. The stated purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402783_text