Facts: A property owner records a parcel map of their undeveloped land showing one lot. The county tax assessor divides the owner’s land into two lots on the assessor’s map used for tax assessment purposes. The county bills the owner for both lots on the assessor’s map and the owner pays the tax for both…
The U.S. Supreme Court rules on whether housing agencies are liable for disparate impact, regardless of intent, according to the federal Fair Housing Act.
Facts: A developer owns a vacant parcel of land next to a highway and submits a proposal for a development project to the city. The city has plans to reconstruct the highway, which requires the acquisition of a portion of the developer’s land. However, the city’s highway reconstruction project is postponed due to lack of…
A property owner dies. The property owner’s will grants their spouse a life estate with a power of sale in their separate property, providing the spouse the right to occupy the property for the duration of the spouse’s lifetime.
A buyer purchases an SFR, occupies the property and begins renovations. Several months later, the buyer discovers the seller misrepresented the property prior to closing the purchase agreement.
An absentee owner of a property in a common interest development (CID) managed by a homeowners’ association (HOA) rents out their property to short-term vacation renters.
A homeowner obtains a purchase-assist mortgage and later defaults. The mortgage holder begins foreclosure and eventually records a notice of trustee’s sale (NOTS), after which a new servicer takes over the mortgage.
A California court of appeals holds the owner of real estate properly conveyed their parcels to a trust since the owner’s written declaration is sufficient to convey property to the trust, thus protecting its assets from the lender.
A city enacts a housing ordinance requiring 15% of all new residential development projects with a minimum of 20 units be sold at prices suitable for low- or moderate-income buyers.
An owner enters into a permanent mortgage modification agreement with a mortgage holder. The mortgage holder issues a statement stating it will no longer honor the agreement.