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Do you worry about liability when you see people, who are neither owners nor residents, using your property for recreation? Are they using the common area walking or hiking paths? Playing on your lawns and playground? Skateboarding on your streets? Taking a short-cut to the beach? Here’s some good news from attorneys, for a change,
First, you should review your deed to see if your neighbor’s property has an easement, or a legally recorded right to use your property for some reason. Many times, an easement might be recorded and included in your deed to allow neighbors to use part of your driveway to access their property, allow the public
mechanics lien
If you owe a contractor money, and a lien has been recorded on your property, you can remove the lien by settling with the contractor. However, make sure that you receive a lien release in exchange for your payment. The mechanics lien release must actually be recorded on your property to nullify the lien. What
Election Acclamation
By: Rosalia Burgueño Tapia Occasionally, a homeowner association (HOA) is faced with the situation of having an uncontested election.  In such a case, must the HOA still go through the formalities of an election?  Some say yes, and some say no.  Current law seems to require a vote, even if uncontested.  SB 1128 would have