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What Are Exclusive Easements in CA?

What Are Exclusive Easements in CA? What Are Exclusive Easements in CA? An easement is defined as a tool within the legal system that grants someone other than the landowner to use a portion of land. An easement imposes limitations on how a person can use
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Home Improvement Contract

Home Improvement Contract Home Improvement Contract If any home improvements are set to be made, California law has requirements. Contractors have to provide homeowners with a Home Improvement Contract (HIC). The HIC must comply with California law. The content of a construction agreement
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Falling Trees

Falling Trees Falling Trees Mother Nature is a force that cannot be controlled. She does, however, impact everyday life. And some days nature can cause quite a stir. If you own property, chances are you will eventually run into an issue with
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Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entities

Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entities Real Estate Withholding Credit for Pass-Through Entities According to the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Business entities that pass through any income, credits or deductions to an owner additionally have to pass the real estate withholding credit. A pass through
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Liability of Broker in Real Estate Transactions

Liability of Broker in Real Estate Transactions Liability of Broker in Real Estate Transactions A broker can be found liable on a contract or tort basis. A broker who is involved in a contract would be found liable if they do not comply with provisions in the
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Liquidated Damages

Liquidated Damages Liquidated Damages Damages incurred because of a breach of contract are defined as liquidated damages. In order to avoid liquidated damages, parties must determine what is viable in advance. In California, if liquidated damages do not have a reasonable relationship
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Commercial Properties and Estoppel Certificates

Commercial Properties and Estoppel Certificates Commercial Properties and Estoppel Certificates Estoppel certificates are particularly important when it comes to commercial property. Landlords, lenders, potential buyers and even tenants use Estoppel Certificates to sell, refinance, or transfer interests of commercial property. The information enclosed in Estoppel
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A Living Trust

A Living Trust A Living Trust When planning your estate, a living trust is an essential part of organizing your assets. In California, a living trust is defined as a legal document that you author in order to place your assets in a
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What You Need to Know When Planning Your Estate

Planning Your Estate What You Need to Know When Planning Your Estate Death is never an easy subject to breach. Most of us would rather not talk about it if necessary, however, a little planning goes a long way. It is important for
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Title Insurance in California

Title Insurance in California Before making a major, life changing financial decision such as buying a house, one must make sure that the property in question has good standing. One of the first and foremost research that should be done
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