By Marc Empey
A commercial lease agreement is a key part of your business. Although, a real estate lease agreement is prepared to favor the landlord. You can always negotiate for modification of some clauses to benefit you too. Continue reading
California can be a challenging state when it comes to developing real estate projects. It has some of the most stringent regulations in the nation, and these are constantly evolving to include even more obstacles to understand and overcome. Having legal counsel with the ability and experience to collaborate with applicable government agencies and navigate California’s daunting regulatory system is an invaluable asset for any land developer.
Palm Springs construction and real estate laws account for developers, contractors, and landlords in control of inadequate maintenance, inspection, design and construction of buildings for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Typically, real estate litigation arises out of contracts that have gone wrong. Typical examples are insurance firms that will not pay or construction that presents delays, defects, and more.
There is probably no greater overlooked sector of real estate investing than investing in raw, vacant land. If you are investing in raw land, you should be aware of how to do so effectively. You should first be aware that the rules regulating raw land investing are different than the rules regulating a standard property acquisition.
Zoning laws are codes that regulate structure size, location, and use within a specific area of a city or municipality. Zoning laws usually vary from one state to another and among municipalities. Certain homeowner’s associations or communities that are gated often have their own additional zoning laws and ordinances. One example of a zoning law is a setback ordinance, determining how close to your property line you can build any structure. Continue reading
Many property owners and investors need an attorney to handle the legal process of owning real estate or real estate development. The regulations and rules make it tricky, and because of planning permits, zoning permits, and incentives, there is a lot to accomplish.
Know Your Zoning Laws
If you are considering buying some land, you first need to get familiar with the zoning of the property. The federal, state, or even the local governments has a say in how the land is to be used. Property can normally be designated for either commercial or residential. If you are unsure on the zoning for the property, contact your local planning agency or one of our Palm Springs real estate lawyers. Continue reading
Scher v. Burke (June 15, 2017, S230104)
Many substantial private landowners records observe, under the arrangements of the Civil Code, with a specific end goal to guarantee that open utilization of their property does not transform into a suggested devotion of their territory to people in general. Those landowners can rest all the more safely in the wake of this choice. Continue reading
When it comes to buying and selling real estate, bringing in an attorney to represent you is not a must. The transaction can be done exclusively between you and the other party, but complications that could lead to several court cases might come up later. Eventually, you would end up spending more than the fee for hiring an attorney at the outset. Continue reading
Environmental statutes are established at the federal level. The state is often more stringent yet never more lenient. The EPA website explains all the laws. Incentives to protect cultural and historic resources are established by The National Historic Preservation Act. Continue reading
Entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to resolve local land law issues need a good municipal law firm. The purpose of a business is to make a profit. Legal issues can affect the profit potential if they are not properly addressed. This can lead to losses that could have been avoided. Many business owners are surprised when legal matters arise. An understanding of the law can significantly help in efficiently dealing with the issue. Continue reading
California is a word with multiple meanings. To some people, it is the epitome of the west coast. To others, it is Hollywood. To them, it is the city of dreams. Last but not least, California is a huge land mass. It is one of the largest states in America. With that being said, this state has several land laws set forth that prevent the exploitation of its resources. A simple land law is taken seriously in this state and can affect the state’s millions of residents. Therefore, zoning laws have to be concise and straightforward. Continue reading
Primarily enacted to protect the environment, land use laws govern how individuals can use specific parcels of property, regardless of if they are privately owned. Land use laws vary from state to state, and the governing of and modifications of these laws are administered by municipalities within these states. Continue reading
The number of possible legal theories that a construction defect case can be based on is many. These can include breach of a contract with the builder, negligence or professional negligence by the builder, architect or engineer, strict liability breach of express written warranties, or warranties implied in law, failure to disclose, or concealment, and others. Continue reading
The zoning, planning and land use laws can be tricky and hard to understand. People need someone that can explain it to them. A real estate lawyer is essential when people have questions about zoning, planning and land use laws for their business or home so they can make sure that they are following all the necessary rules. Continue reading
Here at our Palm Springs real estate law firm, we have a wide variety of services. Sometimes businesses and individuals are not sure when to contact a lawyer during or after a real estate transaction. That’s why we’ve posted a list of questions to determine what stage you are in with your real estate purchase. Continue reading
The Fifth Amendment allows the government to take property for public purposes. This law is called Eminent Domain. This is all legal per the Constitution of the United States of America. The reason that the government might need to take over property is to provide for electrical lines, sewers and streets. When they want to take over a property, they must offer the owner a just compensation. Continue reading
In respect to land development, entitlement entails the process of obtaining approvals for the right to develop a property for a specific use. Entitlement process is somehow tiresome and expensive, but it is crucial to acknowledge the purpose of that piece of property in determining the real estate viability of your project. Continue reading
The world of titles can be quite confusing and leave you asking a lot of questions if you do not know the difference between the many different types of titles. Below you will find an overview of titles and information to help you. Always seek out additional information from your Palm Springs land use and zoning attorney. Continue reading
Government agencies that control the use of a building and land help organize the process of developing various projects. They also assist in seeing that the projects are built safely for individuals and environment that surround it. Unfortunately, the regulations are complex and generally lead to a delay or denial in obtaining zoning grants and permits when new real estate projects are under development. Continue reading
Conflicts in real estate transactions are normally the cause of many litigation procedures. Quite often, these types of conflicts arise within the categories of commercial leases, sales contracts, property insurance, and assessment taxes. Other conflicts sometimes occur when dealing with construction and design complaints, boundary claims, fiduciary duty breaches or partnership disputes. When managing these complicated litigation issues, there are various sub-categories within the realm of real estate law that will usually require the special knowledge of a trained legal professional. Continue reading
Starting a business in California requires prospective owners to take a variety of steps. These enable them to discover specific standards needed to start a company. Each jurisdiction will have certain requirements to meet before receiving verification. With this in mind individual’s who desire to begin their business need to follow basic steps to reach their goal. Continue reading
Real estate and land law attorneys in Palm Springs can help you understand local zoning laws and regulations. Zoning is the regulation of how and why the area of land is being used. With an inspection, the property and surrounding area must be safe, healthy, and in line with the community’s needs and involvement. Zoning also ensures the land use is in line with other residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Continue reading