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Neighbors And Easements In Boundary Disputes

August 17, 2022

The Court of Appeals:  No to an Exclusive Implied Easement But Yes to an Exclusive Equitable Easement The California Court of Appeals has, it seems to me, muddled the law of boundaries and easements in their latest decision.  In Romero v. Shih (2022) 78 Cal.App.5th …

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When Siblings Fight Over Jointly Owned Property

February 2017

One of the most common types of property disputes over the course of US history is when brothers and sisters own property jointly but have disagreements over any number of issues regarding the property. For example, a brother might want to sell the family home …

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California Real Estate Investors Convicted of Rigging Foreclosure Auctions

January 2017

The mortgage crisis meltdown of the late 2000’s is growing smaller in the rearview mirror, but the legal implications of it are still being felt. While much media attention focused on the role lenders and investment banks had in securitizing subprime debt leading to the …

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Joint Property Disputes

January 2017

Many people own property jointly with one another person or persons, either voluntarily or not. Married couples (or unmarried couples for that matter), business owners, and landlord partnerships purchase property jointly all the time, and, in many cases, people may find themselves as a joint …

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Does a Lease Have to Be in Writing to Be Enforceable?

January 2017

When people make an agreement, it is common practice for at least one of them to ask to “get it in writing,” or, in other words, get a written contract. Other times, a person who made an agreement with another person might try to later …

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Litigation Issues That Can Arise From Commercial Lease Agreements

December 2016

When a business agrees to a lease with a commercial landlord, both the business and the landlord are agreeing to a set of obligations made to one another, the primary obligation of the tenant being to pay rent and the primary obligation of the landlord …

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Getting Rid of a Lis Pendens on Your California Property

December 2016

Perhaps you have heard of a lis pendens in your property dealings but have only a vague understanding of what it is, or maybe you have just found out that a lis pendens has been attached to your property and you’re googling the term for …

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