Posted on February 22, 2017 by Khanh Tran
As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest in the house to her new husband’s children on her death. What do you do? Whatever instrument you choose, be sure to sever the joint tenancy! Continue reading
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Posted on December 14, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
The California legislature has enacted several new laws that may affect your real property law practice. Here’s an overview of some of the key statutory changes you need to know about. Continue reading
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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.
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