Security deposits – specifically, the proper handling of them – frequently present landlords with tricky situations. Unfortunately, many landlords wait to consult an eviction attorney until well after they have attempted to handle a tho
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Whether you are a property owner, developer, or contractor, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules regarding prompt payment for contractors and subcontractors under California law.
Fracking has been in the news lately, in part due to the recent decision of several California counties to ban the practice. Many people have heard the term “fracking” and know that it is controversial without really understand
If you have received notice that the local, state, or federal government wishes to take your property under a right of eminent domain, your first thought might be, Is that even legal? In many situations, it is perfectly legal. In others, it
The real estate market has recovered significantly from the downturn of the mid-2000s, but selling a home can still be tough going for some sellers. If you’re trying to sell, you many have heard of investors who purchase houses from h
When some tenants prepare to move out, they stop caring so much about their surroundings and start neglecting their rental. Landlords know this, and they are frequently – and understandably – hesitant to make repairs or perform in-depth
Any experienced landlord knows that there are always going to be problem tenants. These are the people who habitually destroy valuable property, harass neighboring tenants, break the law, and create outlandish disturbances that would tempt
Whether you rent out a few modest units or you’re a commercial landlord with multiple buildings, you know that filling a vacancy can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Furthermore, many landlords are reluctant to advertise be
As a general rule, it is always a good idea to put any kind of legal agreement in writing. This rule applies to all types of rental contracts, including short-term lease agreements.
In most cases, landlords do not set out to deliberately discriminate against a particular group when placing an ad for an apartment or property in the paper or on the Internet. Because certain phrases can convey indirect or subtle discrimin