Tag Archives: Real estate law

CA Court of Appeal Rules in Favor of HOA on its Short-Term Rental Rules

Some homeowners associations in California have disputed whether a homeowner can violate its rules and rent out their homes on a short term basis. An HOA adopted a rule that homeowners who rented out their homes could not do so … 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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Private Transfer Fees Recorded on Homes in CA Must Be Disclosed to All Buyers

The real estate developer at Ladera Ranch at South Orange County and other areas in CA have imposed and recorded Private Transfer Fees that are required to be paid by all buyers (PTFs) each time the home is sold.

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Property Buyers in CA Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report

Property Buyers in CA Should Be Advised About Implications of an Earthquake Zone Report. A California court of appeal has ruled that the real estate broker for buyers failed in their obligation to investigate, understand and communicate to buyers the … Continue reading

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California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed

California Law on Smoke Detector Device Specifications Has Changed BY HARRISON K. LONG  –  Professional Real Estate Sales Representative, Real estate broker, Orange County, CA. California law requires smoke detectors at homes and residential properties and that sellers are required … Continue reading

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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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Protecting Landlords From Liability in Personal Property Disposition after Tenants Vacate

ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO PROTECT YOUR CLIENT FROM LIABILITY IN PERSONAL PROPERTY DISPOSITIONS AFTER A TENANT VACATES? by: Ronald K. Brown, Jr., Esq. Despite recent up ticks in the economic recovery in the housing and stock markets, … 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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New CA Anti-Deficiency Law to Protect Homeowners Who Refinance Purchase Money Loans

Purchase money loans in CA are those used by home buyers to finance original buying of the home. Current CA anti-deficiency law protects a borrower from personal liability for the difference between the principal balance and what the lender receives at … Continue reading

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