By Andrea Nocito | Published July 31, 2019 | | |
Stop! Do not Pass Go and collect $200. Many commercial tenants think the negotiation phase is complete once they have settled on a rent price and a term with their landlord. They are quick to “Pass Go” by signing the lease once they see the negotiated rent price is reflected accurately. In doing so, these Read MoreRead More
All business, big and small, have had to negotiate a commercial lease at some point in time. While most encounters are uneventful, some businesses are faced with unreasonable landlords that impose draconian lease terms and carry a “take it or leave it” attitude. Here are some helpful tips to negotiating unreasonable lease terms: Know the Read MoreRead More
When an individual works with a real estate company or real estate broker in California, they expect the property that they purchase to be in the exact condition that the real estate agent represented it to be in. When an agent sells a home without disclosing all of the known information about it, the Read MoreRead More
In 2008, right before the housing market crashed, a middle-aged couple in Carlsbad, California sued their real estate agent for misrepresenting their home’s value. They bought the home for $1.2 million at the height of the housing boom, but the housing market crash was soon to follow and many homes in their neighborhood were selling Read MoreRead More
California is a place that many come to seeking its warm weather, prosperous lifestyles, and of course, its beaches. As a tourist, individuals seeking to use the state’s beaches for a few days of leisure do not worry about whose property they are walking on when they make their way from hotel room to Read MoreRead More
An Overview of Real Estate Transactions For many businesses, commercial real estate transactions are among the most time-consuming and resource-intensive tasks they will ever encounter. Real estate transactions are governed by a combination of federal laws, state statutes and common law. The state laws can differ greatly from state to state. Many buyers of commercial Read MoreRead More
Despite the fact that you negotiate favorable financing, a property meets all your needs and you resolve zoning and land use issues, your efforts can be futile if no clear title exists to the property. When performing due diligence for a real estate transaction, a Pleasanton real estate lawyer must ensure no title defects exist. Read MoreRead More
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