Most person-to-person purchases work rather simply. A seller puts an item up for sale for a certain price. A buyer either pays the price asked or finagles a better price. Money and goods exchanged, each goes on their merry way. Sadly, real estate purchases are far from such simplicities. Continue reading
Disputing over real estate related issues with the intention of resolving the matter in court is real estate litigation. Issues surrounding real estate issues range from contract issues to policy quarrels to law violations. All receive resolution through real estate litigation. Compensation ends with a cash/asset settlement or a cash/asset judgment. Continue reading
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
Whether you are planning to build a home, an apartment complex, or a shopping center on your newly purchased land, you may have to go through a land entitlement process. By definition, land entitlements are legal requirements between you and the concerned municipal authorities that allow you to develop certain types of buildings. In other words, it is the legal process of getting approvals for your construction and development plans.
Laws affecting the possession and use of land fall under the land use laws umbrella. Land can be used by an individual or business without ownership, including city workers, the government, and various public entities. Land may be frequented by service workers, mail carriers, and trespassers. Every state has special rules regarding land use including zoning, trespassing, eminent domain, and easements. These laws are important when a conflict arises.
Who Uses Real Estate Litigation?
Everyone from real estate brokers, agents, contractors, developers, and property owners rely on the general counsel we provide for real estate issues. Such litigation is often necessary for property disputes because they involve a lot of money and such contention can last a long time, with far-reaching effects. Continue reading
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
Commercial lease disputes are often difficult to prevent simply because there is no one to speak into the situation. This article explains how you may avoid these complications with an expert witness, and you will feel far more confident about your court battle when you have hired the proper lawyer. You may consult with an attorney who will find an expert witness, further your case and save you quite a lot of time.
By David Baron
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
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
Our Coachella Valley real estate attorney helps clients through complicated, difficult real estate transactions, both nationally and internationally. Our firm advises and represents clients who own property, develop property, or finance real estate sales or development. We also represent contractors with interest in real estate development projects in Riverside County. Our law firm can help you with foreclosures, eminent domain issues, and residential or commercial leases.
Real estate finance transactions require the services of a legal professional. This is true whether the transaction is relative to development or investment. The lawyer is engaged in order that the deal is properly negotiated and that all relative documents are acquired, and, summarily, reviewed. The real estate legal professional is particularly important, to client needs, in that he provides reports to the lending institutions, and the borrower. The reports address information regarding the property’s title—which is in the process of being acquired. Continue reading
When expansion occurs in cities, governments must have the ability to use private land. Without this ability, the government would be unable to provide for society’s needs. This right to procure the land is referred to as eminent domain. This right comes from the constitutions of both state and federal law. Adequate compensation must be given to the owner of the property used.
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
“The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law,” said 18th century law philosopher Jeremy Bentham. In no other field is that truer than in the area of real estate law–an area of law filled with ambiguity, contradictory claims and competing jurisdictions. As an experienced team of legal professionals we are ready to help you as your Palm Springs real estate attorney in many facets of property law. Continue reading
By David Baron
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
In 2015, a new ordinance was passed that will force thousands of Los Angeles, California, building owners to make sure their buildings comply with new earthquake structure resistance standards. This comes after much pushing by the Mayor, Eric Garcetti, to improve the resiliency of the City of Los Angeles, if a major earthquake were to happen.
Our Palm Springs Homeowner Associations attorneys want you to know your homeowner rights. With homeowners in California learning about established rights that govern the HOA, they understand the guides for associations to help their members. Knowing their legally protected rights of membership would be the first step to questioning if they have questionable treatment by their HOA board.