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Month: March 2021

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 25, 2021

Eviction under Covid-19 No one wants to evict tenants or homeowners in the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, but landlords don’t have bottomless pockets, either. There is a potential for a domino effect that may hurt property owners and renters for years to...

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 24, 2021

When a buyer or seller violates the obligations of a purchase and sales contract, it can cost the injured party a lot of time and money, potentially turning the deal of your dreams into an extended nightmare. Luckily, there are available...

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 23, 2021

Removing or waiving contingencies Contingencies are stipulations that must be met before the sale of a real estate property is legally completed. When a contingency is met, it is “removed” or “waived.” In order to remove a contingency, the buyer must...

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 22, 2021

Bankruptcy & Covid-19 As of December 2020, California’s unemployment rate rose to 9%, and the fallout from COVID-19 is far from over in 2021. It may be a long time before many industries recover, and many jobs are gone for good....

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 20, 2021

What is a Quiet Title action? They say that possession is 9/10ths of the law, but when it comes to real estate, we might say that title is 9/10ths. Ensuring that a title is valid and that there are no conflicting...

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 19, 2021

I dream of Adverse Possession: The case of Major Nelson A year before his death in 2012, Larry Hagman, the actor best known for playing Major Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie and J.R. Ewing on Dallas, sued to quiet title...

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 18, 2021

When is a Private Easement public? The short answer is: it’s not. In Schmidt v. Bank of America (2014) 223 Cal. App. 4th 1489, the appellate court found that just because an easement says that it is for “public road purposes”...

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 17, 2021

The deed is a signed document that transfers title from the seller to the buyer. However, not all deeds are created equal. Below we outline the main kinds of deed used in California real estate and the level of protection they...

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 16, 2021

Spite Fences: When is a tree a fence? Just because you don’t like the way your neighbor’s fence blocks your view or its garish pink paintjob doesn’t make it unlawful (although if you have an HOA, you might have recourse through...

On Behalf Of Greenacre Law LLP
March 15, 2021

Real Estate Magic: Beating the bounds In a previous post, we described the ancient customs that led to the modern deed—what we might call the “magic” that still lies at the heart of modern legal practice. In the second installment in...

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