Category: Real Estate

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Community Property and Quit Claim Deeds: The Issue of Transmutation of Marital Property

June 15, 2019

Community Property and Quit Claim Deeds: The Transmutation of Marital Property Community Property & Quit Claim Deeds – how does they effect the characterization of property in divorce cases? Quitclaim deeds are used for a variety of purposes in real estate. Commonly, an individual is added or removed from the title. When property is transferred […]

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Unlawful Detainer Stay of Execution Due to Hardship Under CCP §918 in California

October 09, 2018

Unlawful Detainer Stay of Execution Due to Hardship In California, a landlord who wins an eviction case (unlawful detainer) and receives a judgment for possession of the property must act immediately to enforce the judgment by obtaining a Writ of Possession. Depending on county sheriff processing times, the time from obtaining a judgment for possession […]

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Dual agency under scrutiny: UPDATE – Horiike v Coldwell Banker

April 09, 2017

California Supreme Court clarifies the fiduciary duty of seller’s agent in dual agency transactions In 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1171 requiring real estate brokers and their salespeople to disclose when they are acting as dual agents (representing both sides in a commercial real estate transaction), and what duties they owe clients. […]

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Bill allowing Landlords to ban Marijuana use from their tenants dropped.

February 22, 2017

In the state with some of the strictest tobacco regulations in the country, legalization of marijuana has California lawmakers pondering over how to treat the illicit substance. A bill from Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) referenced a 2011 law that permitted landlords to prohibit the smoking of cigarettes and other tobacco products on their rental properties. […]