(From attorney Scott Sounders, Attorney at Law) If You Pay Extra For A View Is It Protectable I receive many phone calls over the course of a year from homeowners who want to sue their neighbors or the City or their HOA because they have “lost their view” due to construction on a neighboring lot. Almost without question the aggrieved feels strongly that they paid for this … [Read more...] about Are Home Views Legally Protectable in California?
From J. Scott Souders, attorney: If for any reason you wish to review a law update for a case that has previously been cited, law updates for the past year are on my website, Scottsouders.com . Enclosed herewith for your review are brief summaries of new cases. 1. Homeowner’s Insurance Does Not Generally Cover Tenants Who Are Injured on the Property In the case of … [Read more...] about Legal: Are you up to date with your property insurance?
From real estate attorney Scout Souders. New Case Expands The Scope of Equitable Easements in California. In the case of Hinrichs v. Melton, 2017 DJDAR 4168 (May 3, 2017). The Court of Appeal fashioned an equitable easement despite no preexisting use of the servient owner’s property. This is the first time a preexisting use of the servient owner’s property has been … [Read more...] about REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE: Equitable Easements
1. California New Employment Law. Beginning March 1, 2017, any business or place of public accommodation must label any single user bathroom as “all-gender” under Health and Safety Code 118600. You can no longer label a single user bathroom as “male” or “female”. Comment: You have got to be kidding me. Can you imagine the cost of new signage for all bathrooms from … [Read more...] about REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE: February 7, 2017
1. Security Deposit Electronic Communications. Effective January 1, 2015, AB 2747 allows a landlord and tenant to agree to use email regarding general security deposit issues. This allows a landlord to use email for some of the requirements of the security deposit including the right to inspect the property prior to termination of Lease. However a security deposit itemization … [Read more...] about Real Estate Law Update: New Laws for 2015