When Does A Real Estate Landlord or Developer Become Liable for Work of A Sub-Contractor Doing Construction Work?

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Today, most real estate landlords and property management companies outsource the construction projects that happen at the properties. These companies are likely to be licensed general contractors by the State, but they may hire subcontractors, who may then

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6 Safe Tenant-Screening Questions Allowed To Be Asked By Residential Property Managers in California

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Finding a new tenant is a process littered with cautionary tales.  Today, we look at property owners and the screening questions they can ask prospective tenants before accepting them to live at your community. Helping people find their new home should be exciting, but that doesn’t mean there

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Protecting Yourself From Real Estate Fraud

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What is Real Estate Fraud? Fraud refers to the act of intentionally misrepresenting or concealing specific facts to allow a person to take action that would be damaging to their affairs. Real estate fraud consists

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What is an Unlawful Detainer?

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It’s an unfortunate fact that nearly all property owners or managers will have to deal with the eviction process at some point in their career, and one potential roadblock during this process is an unlawful detainer case. An unlawful detainer is a term that can refe

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Assembly Bill 3088 – COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020

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The California State Legislature recently passed AB-3088, the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. The prior versions of this legislation would have had devastating effects on Landlords, both large and small, and while this legislation is not perfect, it does supply some ability to move forward de

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Temporary Emergency Rules on Evictions, Foreclosures Set to End at Midnight Sept. 1 After Judicial Council Vote

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“In our ongoing conversations with Gov. Newsom and the Legislature, we have been responsive to their requests for additional time to develop and enact policy and legislative proposals,” Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye said. The Judicial Council of California voted to end two tem

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Landlord Liability for Criminal Acts of the Tenant

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Property owners are required by law (to some degree) to protect their tenants from burglary, assailants, as well as other occupants in the rental property. The landlord is also liable for the criminal acts of tenants living in the building along with having a duty to

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How Real Estate Lawyers Transfer your Property

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There are many ways in which a real estate lawyer can transfer your property to the buyer. This is referred to as conveyancing, which is “the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or

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Why you Need to Hire a Commercial Litigation Lawyer

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There is no arguing that any commercial business or company would want to ensure their security and financial well-being when faced with a legal dispute. Although it might seem like an added expense to some, it is essential to have the support of a

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Which is Better: Lease or Rental Agreement?

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A property owner can spell out all the rules and regulations regarding what is allowed and what not in the building with the help of a written lease or rental agreement. For instance, the landlord can mention in the contract if he/she does not allow pets in the rental

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