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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Tenants Rights and Hiring a Real Estate Attorney

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Landlord-tenant relationships are always complicated and a lot of disputes can arise out of nowhere when you live in a rented home. Most of the minor issues can be solved by making some compromises, but some serious issues might

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Four Quick Reasons To Partner With A Real Estate Lawyer

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Commercial real estate transactions, from purchasing investment property to commercial leases to multifamily developments, nearly always come with substantial economic costs. So, primarily to save money, many individuals do not see the need for legal representation in

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