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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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Key from real estate and gavel. Commonly Litigated Issues in Real Estate concept

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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Boundaries and Encroachments – A Lesson in Sharing – Part 2

What Does Sharing Have to Do with Boundaries and Encroachments? Sometimes our selfish nature gets the better of us and we fight over things that should be shared. Disputes concerning boundaries and encroachments can often be resolved by better unders… Read More
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An Easement – A Lesson in Sharing – Part 1

What Does Sharing Have to Do With Easements? Sometimes, our selfish nature gets the better of us and we fight over things that should be shared. Disputes concerning an easement can often be solved by a better understanding of how conflicting uses sho… Read More
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Tax Exempt Organization? Watch Out for Adverse Possession

Adverse possession is often cited as a very narrow remedy in California due to the challenges in showing payment of property taxes. While California has a very short five year time period to acquire property by adverse possession, it famously require… Read More
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Valuation of an Easement – Appreciation in Value of the Servient Tenement

The recent decision in SCI California Funeral Services, Inc. v. Five Bridges Foundation (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 549, confirms a new valuation approach for determining damages in the termination of an appurtenant easement. Background of the Case In thi… Read More
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It's Your Obligation to Defend Against A Prescriptive Easement

The recent decision in Connolly v. Trabue (2012) 204 Cal.App.4th 1154, confirms that a property owner must be proactive to take affirmative steps if they want to prevent a prescriptive easement from being established over their property. A frequent t… Read More
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The Agreed Boundary Doctrine Requires an Actual Agreement

The agreed boundary doctrine is very often considered as one of the most straight forward legal doctrines. Essentially, if neighboring property owners agree on the boundary between their respective properties, that boundary becomes the property line,… Read More
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