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
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.
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
An attorney at our Coachella Valley real estate law firm will help you go over documents that include property transactions. They’ll go over leases, purchases, appraisals, and mandatory inspections. Unfortunately, environmental and insurance issues will arise, but a real estate professional can help. In fact, they will fight for you in court against these kinds of issues. A competent attorney can help you reach a settlement before any court action is warranted. 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
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.
When you’re ready to move forward with real estate development and complex transactions, you need a real estate attorney. Real estate transactions are complicated. The process to acquiring real estate requires an expert who can navigate potential setbacks. To keep a transaction on track requires to expertise of an attorney.
There are a number of areas of law that make up the legal system and one of the most common is construction law. This type of law deals with issues pertaining to construction projects, which range from residential to commercial buildings. With this area of law, disputes can be addressed and resolved both before and during a construction project building process. To best get the assistance you need in any legal matter, you will benefit most by using a Palm Springs corporate attorney who specializes in construction law. 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
By John Pinkney
When it comes to raw land, any potential buyer will wonder whether it can be ‘buildable’ or not.
Real estate and land law attorneys in Palm Springs can help you clarify this issue. There is a chance that some form of development might be possible, for instance, a single-family residence with a guesthouse that is detached. Continue reading
Decades of following the trend of home buyers have taken a turn for a new discovery. While 72% of survey takers had never lived in a master-planned community in the past, their sights are turning toward buying a home in this type of environment within the next 24 months. This turn-around in the housing market is key in providing real estate developers and investors with critical information needed to make future investment choices. Continue reading
Investing in raw land can be an extremely profitable undertaking, and there are many stories about unbelievably huge profits from the resale of land that was dirt cheap at the time it was bought. It is still possible to make good money on raw land today, especially in Palm Springs. However, the wise recourse for people who plan such a venture is to consult with a reliable Palm Springs real estate attorney from the onset. Continue reading
By David Baron
As a realtor, you’ve probably experienced some properties that were nearly impossible to unload. Something about the house kept the buyers away and you struggled with selling it. In some cases, you might have considered not disclosing an item just to close the deal. The problem is this could have resulted in a legal hassle with a Palm Springs real estate lawyer. Instead, SBEMP would like to review some of the important things to disclose so the selling process is easier for you. Continue reading