Most people have never heard of a “partition action” – until, of course, they find themselves in the middle of one.
If you own a large swath of land, you may have been approached by a cellular phone provider about the prospect of leasing part of your land for an antenna site. At first glance, this may seem like an exciting offer – and you wouldn’
If you’re a California landlord, you need to be aware of what state law says about carbon monoxide detectors in dwelling units. In 2010, state lawmakers passed a law that requires any dwelling with an attached garage or a fossil fuel-
With nearly every kind of agreement, it’s wise to put it in writing. This goes for home improvement projects, as well. In fact, California law requires that all residential home improvement projects worth more than $500 be reduced to
Although it’s a legal principle grounded in ancient English common law, “adverse possession” is still alive and well today. Usually, property ownership passes through a purchase or an inheritance. In the case of adverse po
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?
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