Posted on June 17, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
A special problem for counsel consulting on neighboring property disputes, particularly those dealing with easements and boundaries, is the intense emotional involvement most clients have in their property. Know the warnings signs of a client whose emotions are going to be a problem, and either don’t take the case or get out fast. Continue reading
Filed under: Legal Topics, Real Property Law | Tagged: attorney-client relationship, easements disputes, emotional clients, neighbor disputes, property boundaries, withdrawal from representation | 2 Comments »
Posted on April 20, 2016 by Bonnie Maly, Esq.
A recent decision from the Appellate Department of the Los Angeles Superior Court (Chen v Kraft (2016) 243 CA4th Supp 13) allowed a landlord to evict a tenant for running a transient occupancy (short-term rental) business out of his residential rental unit in Los Angeles. If you read this case too quickly, you might think it applies to any situation in which a tenant runs a short-term rental business from an apartment in California. But not so fast! Continue reading
Filed under: Landlord/Tenant Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Real Property Law | Tagged: airbnb, eviction, landlord, lease, local ordinance, short-term rental, tenant | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 27, 2016 by Khanh Tran
You buy a house and then discover that the seller didn’t disclose a material fact about the property—say, the sewage system you thought was owned by the city was actually owned by 13 different residents in the area, and you’re now on the hook for maintenance costs. Compounding matters, the house’s value has dropped significantly since you bought it. What do you do? Try to rescind the sale contract.
Filed under: Real Property Law, Real Property Transactions | Tagged: Real Property Remedies, Real Property Sales, Rescission | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 13, 2016 by Bonnie Maly, Esq.
Since the legalization of medical marijuana in California 20 years ago, some cities and counties have found ways to keep it out. Are their land use powers still powerful enough to do it? Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Real Property Law | Tagged: land use regulation, marijuana regulation, medical marijuana | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 18, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Were you able to keep track of the new legislative changes that may affect your real property practice? Don’t worry, we did and here are some key changes every California real property lawyer needs to know. Continue reading
Filed under: Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Real Property Law | Tagged: California legislation, new laws, new legislation, real estate law, real property law | 1 Comment »
Posted on September 16, 2015 by Bonnie Maly, Esq.
We don’t yet have an officially reported case in California on whether a landlord has the right to get a court order declaring a lease terminated and evicting the tenant based solely on the tenant’s use of medical marijuana. And this complex question is made more unclear by the ongoing conflict between state and federal laws. Continue reading
Filed under: Landlord/Tenant Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Real Property Law | Tagged: cannibis, landlord-tenant law, medical marijuana | 3 Comments »
Posted on August 28, 2015 by Khanh Tran
Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s possible to get more than what’s been offered. Low risk, right? Sadly, no. Continue reading
Filed under: Real Property Law | Tagged: condemnation, eminent domain, preliminary appraisal, taking | 2 Comments »