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Did you receive a foreclosure complaint?
Discussion of options available to save your home
The end of single family zoning in california (almost)
Recently enacted state laws have virtually done away with single family home zoning in California. Except if a property is in an historic district or in a sensitive environmental zone, any single family zoned lot can now contain two units, no matter what local zoning states. The new laws also allow lot splits where previously lot splits were not possible.
Agricultural buildings exempt from zoning regulations
Appeals court held that Florida Statute 604.50 exempts nonresidential farm buildings, farm fences, and farm signs on land used for a bona fide agricultural purpose, as defined in 193.461, Florida Statutes, from any county or municipal code or fee, including building permit and zoning requirements.
New law: b.c.’s land owner transparency act effective november 30th
As of November 30, 2020, the Land Owner Transparency Act (“Act/LOTA”) will be in effect. The Act was created by the BC government as a measure to assist with tax evasion, fraud, and money laundering. The LOTA will be the first of its kind in Canada. Failure to comply under the Act can result in your interest not being registered and may result in fines.
Agree to disagree: resolving property disputes with a partition action
It’s common for family members or business partners to co-own residential and commercial property. Unfortunately, it’s also common for them to have a dispute over the property because of myriad disagreements. John Vukmanovic discusses when to file a partition action and examines the process step by step.
Creative strategies for landlords and tenants to survive the covid-19 shutdown
When COVID-19-related restrictions imposed by state and local governments are lifted, there is no guarantee that they will have done more than delay the inevitable: eviction and bankruptcy. Modifications should be used to cut risk and losses. If at all possible, landlords and tenants should cooperate now to avoid that outcome.
Minimizing the impact of covid-19 in commercial lease obligations
Communication and transparency are key to navigating this pandemic and the obligations that fall to both landlords and tenants.
3 considerations before reopening your business during the covid-19 pandemic
The article explores 3 considerations to make before reopening your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thinking about leasing commercial space? determine when rent begins
Determine when rent payments begin for a commercial rental.