Real Estate Law

UPDATE ON NEW REAL ESTATE LAWS FOR 2017

A great many new laws took effect on January 1, 2017 some of which have a direct impact on Buyers and Sellers of real estate as well as their brokers and agents. Here are the major issues that we see impacting property owners. 1. Water Conservation Disclosure: Effective January 1st, all single family homes are […]

UNDERSTANDING FIDUCIARY DUTY – Real Estate Agents

A real estate agent has numerous duties in representing the interests of their clients: duties to perform their contract obligations, and duties to act competently in what they do, and duties to act in the best interests of their clients. This last duty is what is called a “fiduciary duty” and it is imposed by […]

TO DISCLOSE OR NOT – IT GOES BEYOND DEFECTS

This Winter’s storms have brought substantial rains and have gone a long way towards potentially eliminating our lingering drought. However, those rains have caused more immediate problems for the large number of homeowners who find their homes impacted with problems that were not disclosed to them by the Seller or Agents when they bought. We […]

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TREE DAMAGE?

High winds and heavy rains have caused numerous trees and branches to fall, often onto adjacent properties. The question arises: Who is responsible to clean up the damage? The answer is complicated and varied dependent upon a number of facts. 1. Who Owns the Tree? Tree ownership is based upon where the trunk is situated. […]

STORM DAMAGE – DISCLOSURE AND CLAIMS

With the recent storms, calls are coming in concerning roof and property damage and what legal issues may arise as a result. Today’s Article will address some of the key issues. As always, if you have any questions about your business, real estate, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know by […]

COMMERCIAL FINANCING – Part 3: Promissory Notes

Today, BPE Law Senior Attorney and Co-Manager, Keith Dunnagan, continues his multi-part series on obtaining and using Commercial Financing. BPE’s Transactional Business practice has been growing rapidly. As always, if you have any questions about your business, real estate, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know by e-mailing me at sjbeede@bpelaw.com. […]

NEW REAL ESTATE LAWS FOR 2017

By BPE Lawyer Steve Beed During 2016, the State Legislature passed and Governor Brown signed numerous laws affecting real estate brokerage operations and the real estate investment industry. Here are the highlights: 1. Water Conservation Standards Owners of all 1-4 unit residential properties are required to update interior water fixtures (toilets, faucets, urinals, showers) to […]

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for Real Estate?

by BPE Lawyer Steve Beed  In January 2017, Donald J. Trump will become our 45th President. While much of the campaign for the White House focused on Immigration, Trade, Taxes, and International Relations, one of the most important impacts will be in the area of Real Estate. Trump is at his core a “real estate […]
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