SB 1186 - California Disability Law Provides Minimal Help to Businesses (ADA)

SB 1186, California's new law targeting disability access lawsuits, provides…


Construction

Calemine v. Samuelson- Duty to Disclose Prior Construction Defect Lawsuits

As residential real estate home sales seem to be showing signs of life,…


Deed Record - Real Estate - Real Property

Mortgage Shotgunning: Indexing and the Priority of Trust Deeds

District Split is Ripe for California Supreme Court Review Mortgage……


Construction

The Perils of Acting as an "Owner-Builder"

With the economy starting to show signs of life, many homeowners are beginning…


Hiring a Contractor? Make Sure the Contractor Is Insured!

Recently, I had a case where a husband and wife, who were in the process of…


Modified Seller Held Note Subject to Anti-Deficiency Statutes

Appellant buyers purchased a multi-unit parcel from the seller for…


Service and Repair Contracts - What is Required in California

During the summer months, many homeowners are interested in making needed…


Landlord Tenant Lease

Commercial Lease Recapture Provision May Terminate Assignor Liability

Commercial landlords should carefully draft recapture provisions in leases…


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The Property Information Sheet: A Trap for the Unwary Real Estate Broker

Standard Forms are "Starters" Only Recently, we resolved a matter that had its…


Tired of Residential Tenants Smoking in Your Rentals? Civil Code Section 1947.5

Over the years, I have represented many commercial and residential landlords.…