Recent Posts in Real Estate Law

  • 20-Nov-2020

    Understanding COVID-19 Tenant Protections

    Many tenants across the United States are having trouble making their rent payments as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fortunately, federal, state, and local governments are providing protection and relief for both tenants and ...
  • 6-Nov-2020

    Are Tiny Houses and Mobile Homes the Same?

    Although mobile homes and tiny houses are similar, California law does not view them the same way. Many other states are also struggling to adapt to the tiny house movement, and people who want to live in tiny houses often find themselves thwarted by ...
  • 9-Mar-2020

    How to Prepare for Natural Disasters When You're a California Homeowner

    California is no stranger to natural disasters, especially in recent years. Some of the most destructive and deadly wildfires in California history have occurred in just the past few years, including the Camp Fire, which blazed through Butte County ...
  • 9-Mar-2020

    New California Real Estate Law Ease Restrictions for Accessory Dwelling Units

    Thanks to a new 2020 change in state law, California homeowners will have less restrictions when it comes to building or developing their accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The regulation changes come six ADU-relayed bills that Governor Gavin Newsom ...
  • 24-Feb-2020

    6 Strange Real Estate Laws in the U.S.

    If you’re involved in real estate, rent a home, or own a business, you may be familiar with your state or city’s real estate laws. Real estate laws have a long history, and stem from the ownership of property by the ruling class, or a ...
  • 21-Dec-2018

    Can Government Regulation Qualify as an Unconstitutional Taking?

    Under the takings clauses of the California and U.S. Constitutions, private landowners have a right to receive just compensation when the government takes their property for public use. But, what type of government actions qualify as a ...
  • 14-Dec-2018

    California Rent Control Laws

    Many California cities implement rent control laws to prevent landlords from raising rent above a certain amount. These rent controls intend to help tenants by ensuring that a landowner cannot force a tenant out by arbitrarily increasing their rent ...
  • 22-Nov-2018

    Legal Doublets: Why Legal Terms Seem Repetitive

    Part of a lawyer’s job as counselor to the client includes the role of translator. No, this does not mean that an attorney’s qualifications necessarily include multilingual ability. However, a significant portion of legal practice ...
  • 16-Aug-2018

    The Trump Administration Targets Fair Housing Protections

    Since its implementation in 1968, the Fair Housing Act has offered many opportunities to minority citizens who want to rent or purchase housing property. Under the provisions of the act, it is illegal to discriminate against potential home owners ...
  • 18-Jul-2018

    3 Real Estate Scams to Avoid

    Purchasing or renting a home can be one of the most exciting and stressful experiences in your life. Unfortunately, when such a large amount of money is involved, you’re likely to attract some questionable characters. Your best defense against ...

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