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
Tag Archives: Real Estate and Land Law
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
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.
A land use attorney is one who works on environmental law issues. This includes property laws concerning everything from leasing to developing the land. An attorney who deals with these issues will consider every possibility that concerns a piece of property from its safety to its value. Rules and regulations are governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enforced by lawyers who specialize in this industry. Continue reading
Real estate transactions can be complex. Unfortunately, many real estate deals that appeared to be watertight can go sour. A deal gone badly can cause great harm to either party. Continue reading