Land Use and Real Estate

24 11, 2020

Legal Alert: Real Estate And Land Use Insight – California Continues to Advance “Housing First” Legislation

2020-11-24T19:51:47+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Real Estate And Land Use Insight – California Continues to Advance “Housing First” Legislation

  November 2020  At the start of this legislative session, the California Legislature seemed primed to pass bills that would have significantly impacted housing production and regulation. However, due to the wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19, many were either dropped or tabled for next year. Still, the Legislature did end up passing several more modest amendments [...]

29 06, 2020

Housing Bills To Watch This Legislative Session

2020-11-06T17:57:05+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Housing Bills To Watch This Legislative Session

June 2020 The California legislature has spent the last four years passing sweeping housing bills in an effort to make a dent in the State's severe housing shortage and 2020 may prove no different. Here are the housing bills to watch for the remainder of this legislative session: SB 902 (Weiner) - This bill [...]

21 04, 2020

Legal Alert: California Fair Housing Law and the Novel Coronavirus

2020-11-06T19:02:52+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: California Fair Housing Law and the Novel Coronavirus

April 2020 California landlords are facing a host of issues caused by the Novel Coronavirus, two of which directly impact California's robust fair housing framework: Due to either medical risks or economic conditions, young adults are moving back in with their parents at unprecedented rates. Does a landlord have to allow parent-tenants to add [...]

31 03, 2020

Legal Alert: A Guide to Issues with Residential and Commercial Tenancies Caused by COVID-19, For Landlords and Tenants

2020-11-06T17:59:04+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: A Guide to Issues with Residential and Commercial Tenancies Caused by COVID-19, For Landlords and Tenants

March 2020 On March 16 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20, which provided both guidance and enforcement mechanisms for local municipalities to prevent a possibly rapid increase in evictions and foreclosures arising out of the economic damage caused by of COVID-19.  Most importantly, the Executive Order gave authority to California cities and counties to [...]

24 03, 2020

Legal Alert: California Stay at Home Order – Information for Landlords and Property Managers

2020-11-06T18:17:37+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: California Stay at Home Order – Information for Landlords and Property Managers

On March 19, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order directing: "all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors...." The order includes potential misdemeanor penalties for violating the restrictions, and raises [...]

8 01, 2020

Legislation Alert: AB 1482 – Tenant Protection Act Brings Statewide Rent Control to California Beginning 2020

2020-11-06T18:27:42+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legislation Alert: AB 1482 – Tenant Protection Act Brings Statewide Rent Control to California Beginning 2020

December 2019 Two months ago Governor Newsom signed AB 1482, bringing statewide rent control to California. The new law goes into effect January 1 and includes both a cap on rent increases for existing tenants as well as a “just cause” standard that must be met before a tenant can be evicted.  Are any properties [...]

10 07, 2019

Residential Leases – An Owner’s Guide

2020-11-06T18:37:30+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, News, The Advisor, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Residential Leases – An Owner’s Guide

May 2019   Perhaps you’ve invested in an apartment building as a source of retirement income.  Maybe you inherited a second home from a relative, and are debating whether renting the property is worth the trouble.  No matter the size of your property, or the specifics of your goals or circumstances, the most important thing [...]

12 09, 2018

Alternative Commercial Real Estate Financing

2020-05-13T05:02:43+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Land Use and Real Estate, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Alternative Commercial Real Estate Financing

Frustrated by disapproval of a conventional bank loan?  Annoyed by the lack of creative financing options for your commercial real estate investments?  Real estate developers and investors should consider the benefits gained from alternate real estate financing options before pursing their next development. While traditional mortgages remain the most common financing option for commercial real [...]

9 08, 2018

Two California Residential Rental Property Disclosure Laws You May Have Missed

2020-05-13T05:20:39+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Two California Residential Rental Property Disclosure Laws You May Have Missed

There are dozens of laws requiring California landlords and property managers to give residential tenants written warnings about hazards and potential hazards associated with the housing environment. In the last twelve months legislation for two more of these laws has taken effect. New Flood Hazard Area Disclosure Effective July 1, 2018, California Government Code section [...]

17 07, 2018

The Benefits of Holding Title to Your Real Estate Investment In a LLC

2020-05-13T05:21:35+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Land Use and Real Estate, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on The Benefits of Holding Title to Your Real Estate Investment In a LLC

Owning residential or commercial property you rent to others comes with an inherent risk of liability. While maintaining adequate insurance can protect landlords against many conceivable risks, it cannot completely insulate the landlord from liability.  All insurance policies have limits, exceptions and carve-outs.  In some cases injuries to tenants or guests, for example, could result [...]

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