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    An entitlement is an official approval from the government that allows you to develop a property on a specific plot of land for specific uses. Although real estate and land law attorneys in Coachella Valley can help you get your entitlement, you must know the multiple obstacles you may face before it’s obtained. Continue reading

    In recent years, many projects were abandoned due to the economy and lack of housing demand. Abandoned projects have caused more construction cases.

    Each case has its own specific problem. Therefore, the need for construction attorneys has become a big necessity. Continue reading

    The California Green Law was formed and drafted by a consortium of state agencies, including, but limited to, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the California State Lands Commission and the California Building Standards Commission. This particular law has twelve parts. As part of the California Building Standards code, these changes are published every three years per the California State legislature, and take effect 180 days after the bill is passed. The legislation allows for collective establishment of strict building standards that take into consideration any local climatic, geological or topographical conditions that may prevail in a specific region. Continue reading

    When it comes to real estate investing, there are three common types of lawsuits filed. The three most common types of lawsuits are: breach of contract by the buyer, breach of contract by the seller, and non-disclosure of significant property deficiency. Each of these different types of lawsuits has ramifications for each side of the lawsuit. Continue reading

    If you’re looking for a prosperous investment, you should look into buying land. Land, unlike homes in the real estate market, will never lose value regardless of what happens in the economy. Also, buying raw land will enable you to do whatever you would like on that property. A Coachella Valley real estate attorney can give more information on what is allowed on certain types of land. Continue reading

    Bryan Newland recently wrote an article on Turtle Talk about a case that is under the California Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, hereinafter IGRA. It is a suit seeking to require negotiations for a class II gaming activity on Indian lands controlled by the Big Lagoon Ranchereia, an Indian Tribe. The decision against the Tribe and in favor of the State is what has intrigued us. Continue reading

    You might own some real estate, but the way you use your property could be limited. There are zoning ordinances that can affect what you can and cannot do. The good news is that you have several options available to help you handle these types of conflicts. You want to be armed with knowledge of what to do whenever zoning regulations conflict with what your want to do with your own property. Learn and understand all about conditional use, non-conforming use, spot zoning, and zoning variances. Then you’ll be equipped to handle disputes. Continue reading

    Eminent domain is a useful maneuver, which typically fulfills a needed government desire for land to benefit the community. Without it, we may not have courthouses, post offices, police or fire stations, city streets, jails, highways, running water, electricity, and many other amenities we take for granted every day. As Americans, we are fortunate to be compensated for property deemed “necessary” by our government. In many other countries such compensation is not given to property owners. Continue reading

    Zoning regulations are used by communities across the country as a way to control and plan for future land development. The overall goals of the zoning regulations are to protect the rights of landowners as wellas the rights of the public. However, there are times when zoning boards make decisions that compromise the rights of either the landowner or the public. Continue reading

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