Whether you’re a residential homeowner or a landlord, being hit with building code violations can make you feel anxious. How are you going to pay for this? Can you do this yourself, or do you need to pay for a professional?
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If you and your neighbor have argued about a tree that borders both of your property lines, you’re not alone. Neighborly disputes about encroaching or overhanging trees are quite common and can make life very unpleasant.
There’s an old expression that goes: “a person’s home is his castle.” This means that the place where we make our home is private, sacred, and generally shielded from outsiders. When you rent, however, you don’
If you own a rental property, you may wish to sell it at some point in the future. Although a landlord is allowed to sell a property while it’s still occupied by a tenant, it’s important to be aware of – and abide by – the t
If you’re a California landlord, you should be aware that state law requires residential lease agreements to include a number of disclosures. Many landlords use boilerplate agreements that recycle the same terms over and over again. W
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
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