Category Archives: California real estate laws

New CA Law Says Adjoining Landowners are Equally Responsible for Shared Fences and Boundaries

New CA Law Says Adjoining Landowners are Equally Responsible for Shared Fences and Boundaries. Adjoining landowners, with properties contiguous or in contact with each another, must share equally the responsibility for maintaining boundaries and monuments between them. Adjoining landowners are … Continue reading

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California Estate Planning and Resulting Trusts

This article about “resulting trusts” – or implied trusts by operation of law in California – was written by Dennis Fordham, estate planning attorney, and is copied here with his permission. ****************** ESTATE PLANNING:  RESULTING TRUSTS Sometimes people ask a … Continue reading

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Neighbor Property Owners Cannot Rely Upon Fences to Determine Legal Boundaries

Neighbor Property Owners Cannot Rely Upon Fences to Determine Legal Boundaries A California court of appeal has essentially held that a property owner cannot rely upon fences used by adjoining property owners for many years to determine property boundaries  (see Martin … Continue reading

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Options in California Real Estate Contract Transactions

People ask us about possible lease option agreements to sell and buy properties at Orange County, CA. California real estate contracts sometimes have OPTIONS granted to lessees and proposed buyers. A rent-to-own or “LEASE OPTION contract” usually contains an OPTION TO PURCHASE … Continue reading

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New California Smoke Free Housing Law 2012

California New Smoke Free Housing Law for 2012 The  California Smokefree Housing Law (SB 332) went into effect on January 1, 2012 – added Section 1947.5 to the California Civil Code– and gives multifamily property owners and managers the power to prohibit smoking … Continue reading

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