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How to Handle Commercial Leases with Cannabis Tenants

For new businesses, finding the right commercial space is critical — especially in the cannabis industry. There are a number of issues that can impact commercial landlords who lease to cannabis businesses. While the factors will vary, depending on… Read More
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What is a Quiet Title Action?

There are various reasons a dispute may arise concerning ownership of residential or commercial property. If you own or are about to invest in property that has a cloud on title, it’s crucial to take the necessary measures to protect your rights. C… Read More
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10 Commonly Litigated Issues Related to Real Estate

There are many different types of disputes that can occur during the course of a real estate transaction, and some issues related to real estate can even occur after the transaction has already been completed. While many controversies can be settled… Read More
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California Usury Law Exemption for Real Estate Brokers

The California Constitution protects citizens within the state from usury, which is the lending of money at excessively high rates. While lenders are generally permitted to contract with borrowers for loans used primarily for personal, family, and ho… Read More
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What are the Different Types of Easements?

Easements can be very complex — and they can often be the source of contentious legal disputes. In California, there are several types of easements that cover a wide variety of scenarios. If you’re considering purchasing a property with an easeme… Read More
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Commercial Leases for the Small Business Owner

By: Frederick W. Pfister A commercial lease can have a major impact on your business, whether we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, or not. This is especially true in San Diego County, where the price of real estate, and commercial space, is… Read More
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Important Considerations Before Leasing Your Property as a Wireless Cell Site

Cellular (“cell”) site leasing has become popular in San Diego County with the proliferation and increasing demand for cell phone and wireless bandwidth. This demand has created new opportunities for landowners in areas such as San Marcos, Oceans… Read More
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Failure of a Tenant to Obtain Rental Insurance Ruled a Material Breach of the Rental Agreement

In a recent appellate court decision (Boston LLC v. Juarez, 240 Cal.App.4th Supp. 28), the appellate court ruled that a tenant’s failure to timely obtain rental insurance following service of a three day notice to cure covenant or quit was a materi… Read More
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Appellate Court Holds Real Estate Agents May Sue For Commission Splits

Recently, a California appellate court ruled on the enforceability of agreements for commission splits among real estate agents, which could have significant ramifications on how both agents and brokers share commissions earned for the sale of real p… Read More
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Junior Lienholders Beware of the Deed in Lieu

A grant deed in lieu of foreclosure (“deed in lieu”) given by a beneficiary to a foreclosing lender does not merge with the foreclosing lender’s deed of trust. For creditors with junior liens secured by real property, including contractors who… Read More
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