Real estate disputes are becoming increasingly common in California. You may be embroiled in real estate litigation whether you are an individual property owner, a manager of a condominium association, a property management company, or a commercial real estate developer. With a skilled property lawyer on your side, your dispute can usually be resolved out […]
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California land use regulation is notoriously complex even though the market opportunities are significant for both investors and end-users. There are new and changing regulations applicable to California properties that must be considered and addressed when you are entering into a real estate transaction. It is important to work with an experienced land use attorney […]
California is one of the largest states in the US in terms of land, and it is governed by complex real estate laws in both rural and urban areas. Under California law of adverse possession, your neighbors can possess parts of your property. It is essential that you consult with an experienced real estate attorney […]
Conservation easement refers to a voluntary agreement that places permanent restrictions on the use of a specific land for protecting its conservation values. Owners continue to control the piece of land by placing a conservation easement on it. While they can also take advantage of a tax deduction, they cannot usually develop it. The limits […]
For brick-and-mortar businesses, the commercial space they rent is not only one of the key components in their operational costs, but it also plays an important role in the success of their business. Several commercial landlords and tenants in California get into disputes over issues related to the condition of the property, upkeep and maintenance, […]
Easements provide an individual or entity to use a portion of private property for a specific purpose. These non-possessory rights are typically mentioned in the property deed but could be missed out in certain situations. Easements that are not specified in a property deed usually come to an end when the property is sold, the […]
The California legislature is set to introduce a number of new laws as well as changes to some existing laws related to employment in 2023. These laws cover topics ranging from California Family Rights Act, off-duty marijuana use, Covid-19 related workplace issues, reproductive rights, criminal law and the workplace, privacy and pay transparency, and new […]
Real estate agents in California are required to disclose certain information before transferring property. If the real estate broker fails to disclose what is required by law, they can be held liable for actual damages suffered by the buyer. You should consult with an experienced real estate attorney in California if you are unsure of […]
In California, eminent domain gives public authorities the power to take privately held property, even where the owner of the property doesn’t want to sell. The Fifth Amendment has made it mandatory for eminent domain to be employed only for “public use,” such as for bridges, roads, schools, and hospitals among others. The government is […]
In California, commercial tenants generally have several additional obligations that go beyond paying the monthly rent. This may appear to benefit landlords, but it can also mean significant losses in case the tenant decides to default on the lease. An experienced northern California real estate attorney will be able to explain the available legal remedies […]