Category Archives: California laws

What Happens When CA Property Is Not Deeded Into a Living Trust

Revocable Living Trusts are popular in California and a way that lots of people hold title to their real estate and other assets. However, some people forget or neglect to transfer their assets into that trust. Example is that a … Continue reading

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Homeowner Leasing of Solar Panels Can Be Risky

Homeowner leasing of solar panels can be tricky and cause challenges when it comes to sell or refinance the home. Kenneth R. Harney said at his March 22, 2015 article:  “Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof … Continue reading

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Landlord Liability for a Tenant’s Pets in California

California Law re Landlord Liability for a Tenant’s Pets Can the landlord be liable if the tenant’s dog bites or otherwise harms someone? Answer:  Possibly. Under California law, an owner of any dog is liable if a person is bitten … Continue reading

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California Court Holds Lender Waived Right to Deficiency Judgment

In First California Bank v. McDonald, a California court of appeal recently held that a lender waived its right to a deficiency judgment where it permitted the sale of real property outside of the judicial foreclosure without the borrower’s consent. … Continue reading

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California AB 1888: New CA Law on Real Estate Transaction Transparency

California AB 1888:  New California Law on Real estate transaction transparency CA Governor Brown approved Assembly Bill 1888 in June 2014, eliminating the option for parties to avoid disclosing in public records the amount of documentary transfer tax payable at … Continue reading

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