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
3 Day Notices to Pay Rent or Quit Must Have Statutory Language to be Valid. A 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit which states a person's name and their phone number along with an email address to a rent payment service is invalid because it does not provide the physical address where the rent can be paid. In the case of Junnita Foster vs. Keith Williams 229 Cal App. 4th Supp 9, … [Read more...] about Real Estate Law Update: 3 Day Notices to Pay Rent or Quit