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3 Tips Before Buying Property with A Boyfriend or Girlfriend

One of the most common fact patterns we see in our real estate litigation practice is an ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, ex-fiancée, or ex partner who purchased property and then broke up with their relationship partner.   The relationship break up also typically means that there has to be a break up with respect to the jointly owned property.   Here are a few things to consider before buying property with a significant other: 1. Do you have a plan if the relationship does not work out? We suggest discussing this ahead of time. Make sure to write down an agreement that both parties sign that governs the co-tenancy relationship. 2. What if one person wants to the sell the property and the other does not? See number 1

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Posted in Homeowners, Joint Tenancy, Ownership, Partition, Quiet Title, Quit Claim, Real Estate Attorney Los Angeles

California Statewide AirBnB Laws Coming?

There was an interesting article in the LA Times today that talks about California’s ongoing struggle with how to deal with short term vacation rentals.  Here is a link to the article.    Typically, short term vacation rentals are regulated by the local city.  This is true because the city is responsible for collecting transient occupancy taxes.  The short term vacation rules vary by City depending on minimum night stay, the percentage of taxes and the reporting requirements. The problem with giving the regulatory power to the state is it is impossible to pass a uniform law dealing with vacation rentals that can adequately address the varying needs for cities across California.  For example, a law severely limiting vacation rentals in Los Angeles may be a

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Posted in Lodgers, Real Estate Attorney Los Angeles, Residential Lease, Short Term Lease/ Rentals

New Senate Bill Makes it Easier to Build “Granny Units”

In an effort to create more affordable housing, Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that will expedite and allow granny units to be created in single-family and multi-family homes. Assemblyman Richard Bloom and Senator Bob Wieckowski, keeping in mind the housing affordability crisis in California, created the two bills. Senate Bill 1069, otherwise known as SB 1069 went into effect as of January 1, 2017. SB 1069 is meant to make it easier for homeowners to build “accessory dwelling units” (no longer called second units). Of course, with the approval of this new Senate Bill, come conditions that would need to be met. For a list of these provisions, please go to the California Legislative Information website. If anyone is planning to eventually lease/rent an

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Posted in Development, Homeowners, Land and Property, Leases, Real Estate Attorney Los Angeles, Residential Lease

Homeowner’s Rights When Removing a Lodger

Recently, Schorr Law’s lead attorney Zachary Schorr was asked to appear on ABC’s Nightline to speak about a recent news story involving a live-in nanny who, upon being fired, refused to vacate the room that she had been allowed to live in as part of her employment.  Zachary Schorr’s appearance on Nightline can be viewed at http://www.schorr-law.com/zachary-schorrs-appearance-on-abcs-nightline.   In that story, the live-in nanny held the position that she was entitled to the right’s of a tenant and, therefore, the homeowners would have to go through formal eviction procedures to get her out of their home.    The story raised some interesting issues regarding some of the dangers that homeowners risk by allowing third parties prolonged access to their property. Interestingly, in some instances, homeowners who allow

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Posted in Homeowners, Lodgers, Real Estate, Residential Lease Unlawful Detainer

Zachary D. Schorr’s Expert Appearance on the Dr. Phil Show

Zachary D. Schorr’s Expert Appearance on ABC’s Nightline

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Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

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