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The Distinctions Between Real and Personal Property
Blog 2 weeks ago
The Distinctions Between Real and Personal Property

Schorr law’s practice concentrates on litigating matters relating to real property. Personal property matters, however, are not necessarily...

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Is Your Construction Business “Essential”?
Blog 1 month ago
Is Your Construction Business “Essential”?

Is my construction business “essential”? Can I continue to work? How do I know whether it is or isn’t? The State of California Has Permitted...

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NEW C.A.R. CORONAVIRUS ADDENDUM FORM
Blog 2 months ago
NEW C.A.R. CORONAVIRUS ADDENDUM FORM

What Happens If You Want to Buy or Sell Real Property During Coronavirus? Although mortgage rates may be volatile with the rise of the Coronavirus,...

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Event Cancellation Coverage and The Coronavirus Outbreak
Blog 2 months ago
Event Cancellation Coverage and The Coronavirus Outbreak

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is affecting everyone’s lives. To add to the distress, event organizers from individuals to corporations are having to...

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Rent Relief During The Coronavirus (Covid 19) Pandemic
Blog 2 months ago
Rent Relief During The Coronavirus (Covid 19) Pandemic

With the spread of the Coronavirus there are certain unavoidable circumstances that many businesses are having to address for the first time. The...

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Evictions During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Blog 2 months ago
Evictions During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In the past few weeks, Californians have seen the dramatic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their everyday life. In addition to the obvious...

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LIMITED JURISDICTION ACTIONS
Blog 3 months ago
LIMITED JURISDICTION ACTIONS

Depending on the nature of your claim, filing in limited jurisdiction could perhaps be an option. There are some benefits to filing suit in limited...

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Public Entities Win on Inverse Condemnation
Blog 3 months ago
Public Entities Win on Inverse Condemnation

Last year the California Supreme Court (the “Court”) heard City of Oroville v. Superior Court of Butte County (“City of Orville”), its first...

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Quiet Title v. Partition
Blog 3 months ago
Quiet Title v. Partition

Should you file for a Quiet Title or Partition Action?Co-ownership of property can trigger many types of disputes regarding the rights and...

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Why is a Building Permit Important?
Blog 6 months ago
Why is a Building Permit Important?

A building permit is the official written authorization from the relevant City authority that a construction project may begin. For example, the...

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The Purpose of a Statement of Decision
Blog 6 months ago
The Purpose of a Statement of Decision

The information within the statements of decision serves several purposes. For the losing party, a statement of decision renders the foundation for...

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Purchase Options & Fixed-Term Leases
Blog 7 months ago
Purchase Options & Fixed-Term Leases

By law, purchase options are not essential terms to a lease.  Tenants should take this into consideration before negotiating purchase options into...

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COMMUNITY REAL PROPERTY: SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER JOINT OWNERSHIP
Blog 7 months ago
COMMUNITY REAL PROPERTY: SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER JOINT OWNERSHIP

Each year, tens of thousands of California couples obtain a marriage license or register as domestic partners. If the couple does not have a prior...

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How Contractor’s Licenses Protect Homeowners and Contractors
Blog 7 months ago
How Contractor’s Licenses Protect Homeowners and Contractors

Many homeowners enter into agreements with unlicensed contractors because unlicensed contractors often provide the least expensive proposal... How...

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Basic Uses of Real Estate Appraisals
Blog 8 months ago
Basic Uses of Real Estate Appraisals

In California, real estate appraisals are conducted by licensed professionals and used to determine the fair market value of a real property. Basic...

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Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims
Blog 9 months ago
Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims

To determine the statute of limitations for construction defect claims, there are two types of construction defects: (a) patent construction...

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How Long Should You Wait to File for Probate?
Blog 9 months ago
How Long Should You Wait to File for Probate?

How long should you wait to file for probate? Should you file for probate right after the decedent's death? A year later? Months later? When is a...

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Avoiding Real Property Purchase and Sale Pitfalls
Blog 10 months ago
Avoiding Real Property Purchase and Sale Pitfalls

In this blog, we will discuss avoiding purchase and sale pitfalls by doing your due diligence, and disclosures. Buying or selling residential and...

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WHAT ARE TRADE FIXTURES FOR COMMERCIAL LEASES?
Blog 10 months ago
WHAT ARE TRADE FIXTURES FOR COMMERCIAL LEASES?

It is not atypical for commercial tenants to heavily invest into their leased premises to better suit the needs of their business. An issue arises,...

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The Difference Between a Lien and a Levy
Blog 11 months ago
The Difference Between a Lien and a Levy

Liens and levies are two different ways a creditor can collect on an outstanding debt against a debtor.  However, they are used in different ways....

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HOW TO AVOID PROBATE FOR SMALL ESTATES
Blog 11 months ago
HOW TO AVOID PROBATE FOR SMALL ESTATES

An estate that that does exceed $150,000.00 may avoid the normal probate procedures to distribute the estate’s assets to the beneficiaries or heirs...

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The Escrow Agent – Duties and Liabilities
Blog 1 year ago
The Escrow Agent – Duties and Liabilities

If you purchased a house, escrow was likely involved. Our prior blog, The Escrow Agent, discussed escrow’s limited role in the purchase and sale...

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Arbitration Clause and Terms to Consider
Blog 1 year ago
Arbitration Clause and Terms to Consider

Instead of resorting to the court system, parties can resolve their disputes through arbitration.  For the most part, arbitration is faster and...

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Leaking Ceilings? Wet Floors? What Should I Do?!
Blog 1 year ago
Leaking Ceilings? Wet Floors? What Should I Do?!

The recent large amount of rain Southern California has enjoyed has startled many residential tenants in apartment buildings. Given the amount of...

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HOW TO CHALLENGE AN ARBITRATION AWARD
Blog 1 year ago
HOW TO CHALLENGE AN ARBITRATION AWARD

There are two avenues to challenge an arbitration award. The first avenue is to file an application to correct the award directly with the...

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Three Reasons Why Arbitration Can Be Better than Litigation
Blog 1 year ago
Three Reasons Why Arbitration Can Be Better than Litigation

Arbitration or litigation? Which of these is better than the other? You may find yourself at a standpoint having to choose between arbitrating or...

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Electronic Service with E-Filing- Inconsistency Warning!
Blog 1 year ago
Electronic Service with E-Filing- Inconsistency Warning!

As you have probably heard by now, at the start of 2019 the Los Angeles County Superior Court now requires mandatory electronic filing for all...

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Los Angeles Passes Short Term Vacation Rental Law
Blog 1 year ago
Los Angeles Passes Short Term Vacation Rental Law

The City of Los Angeles finally passed its first attempt at vacation rental regulations. The new rules do not ban vacation rentals but they limit...

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Remedies for Defects on Recently Purchased Property
Blog 1 year ago
Remedies for Defects on Recently Purchased Property

Have you ever purchased what you thought was your dream home only to find out it was a total nightmare of a home? What can you do if you purchase a...

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What Happens to Property After the Death of Joint Tenants
Blog 2 years ago
What Happens to Property After the Death of Joint Tenants

What happens to property held in a joint tenancy after the death of one or more joint tenants? There are a number of ways that a property owner can...

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