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California Home Buyers Can Sue Sellers for Failure to Disclose Defects

Disclosure is an important part of the home buying process. Sellers have legal obligations to make certain disclosures about the property to the buyer. Failure to do so can result in civil lawsuits, monetary damages, or even rescission of the sales contract altogether. Yet disclosing too much unnecessary information can also be problematic for sellers....

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Personal Injuries at Newport Beach Retail Locations During the Holidays

Many Orange County residents are familiar with the hectic shopping trips in the bustle of the busy holiday season. What is less commonly known is that large crowds and high inventory can contribute to personal injuries during holiday shopping trips. Slip-and-fall injuries, parking lot car accidents, falling decorations and many other hazards can all increase...

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What is a Specific Performance Real Estate Dispute?

Orange County, CA Real Estate Lawyer Explains Buying or selling a property in Orange County, California can be a major decision. That's because this part of Southern California has some of the highest real estate values in the country, so it's especially critical that every aspect of a purchase or sale goes smoothly. Otherwise, a...

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Can Your HOA Sue on Your Behalf?

Many California homeowners are subject to the rules and regulations of homeowners' associations. Fewer are aware of the protection such associations can offer to homeowners. For example: California homeowners have legal rights against defects in home construction, and in some cases (such as structural repairs and retrofits), legal relief can only be pursued by a...

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California Homeowners Can be Liable for Injuries Even Without Attractive Nuisance Laws

Premises liability for homeowners can be a complicated issue. For those who own hones, it is also a costly one, as it involves increased insurance premiums and civil judgments. Injury victims may find it difficult to navigate premises liability law in order to be fairly compensated for their injuries. An Orange County personal injury lawyer...

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Resolving Newport Beach HOA Disputes

Disputes with a homeowners' association are among the most common and distressing problems a homeowner faces. They can also be costly and time-consuming. A Newport Beach HOA dispute lawyer can help you come to a quick and favorable resolution to ensure that all your homeowner needs are met. Learn more about the many different types...

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Rules on California HOA Disputes Dictated by State Law

If you have an HOA dispute in California, the procedure will be guided by the individual rules of the homeowner association. However, those rules are outlined by California's civil code of laws. The operating rules - often referred to as "rules and regulations" or even "house rules," have to be put in written form, and...

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Newport Beach Homeowner Association Disputes on the Rise

Those who choose to live in homeowners' association communities may tick off a list of many positives, including nicely manicured lawns, houses painted in complimentary colors, neighborhood amenities like swimming pools and well-maintained sidewalks and trails. Our real estate attorneys recognize the goal is to protect property values and also foster goodwill among neighbors. According...

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Disabled Veteran Settles California Homeowner Association Dispute in Mediation

Homeowner associations (HOA) are increasingly becoming the norm in California. A recent study by Community Associations Institute found that homeowner associations, co-ops and condominiums house 1 in 5 Americans. That means more than 66 million Americans are members of these associations, organizations that represent their property and have the authority to impose certain restrictions, mandate...

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