While the words lease and rental agreements are often used interchangeably, they actually refer to two different types of rental contracts. A lease is a detailed long-term rental contract whereas a rental agreement is a renewable short-term contract. Depending on the needs of the landlord and potential tenants, both have positive aspects and drawbacks.
In real estate, seller disclosure is the buyer’s opportunity to learn as much about the property as they can from the seller before purchasing it. The disclosure documents can be made up of several forms that provide information about the property.
A rental agreement is a legally binding document, wherein you the tenant are agreeing to your landlord’s terms. However, if you do not uphold your end of the arrangement, your landlord can evict you. Evictions can happen when tenants fail to pay rent, do not obey property rules or damage the rental property.
Border disputes can happen when neighbors do not have a clear understanding of where their property boundaries are. In most cases, the dispute is caused by encroachment.
When purchasing property, you may think that because you paid for it you own it. What happens if another person or financial institution had a claim on that property that you were not aware of and now they want their fair share?
What started with a discussion of regulations for Santa Cruz granny flats in 2015 has become a regulatory nightmare for homeowners that rent out property to short-term renters. Billed by the city as an attempt to preserve a nuisance-free and healthy community, many residents are calling the City of Santa Cruz’s new Short Term Rental Ordinance excessive regulation.
The Santa Cruz Tenant Organizing Committee is organizing a rent control campaign for 2018. The campaign grew out of a cooperative initiative between University of California, Santa Cruz students and staff and community partners.
When purchasing a piece of real property, you anticipate receiving a deed to it that indicates you are the sole owner and that no one else has a right to the property. That could be a challenge with certain tracts of land because previous owners and others failed to appropriately handle issues involving the title in the past.
Most of your tenants may vacate your property without any fuss when their leases end. However, occasionally, you may have a tenant that refuses to vacate for any number of reasons.
As a renter in California, you know how important it is for you to make the effort to protect your rights and interests. From disputes with your landlord to reviewing the terms of a new rental agreement, you may find yourself in situations in which you could greatly benefit from the assistance of an experienced legal ally.