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Investment Property Blog Series

Landlord & Tenant Law and Real Estate Law

Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP put together an “Investment Property Blog Series.” We hope you find the information in this series to be informative as it covers important infomation surrounding investment properties. If you find yourself needing real estate legal counsel, don’t hesitate to contact our office at (650) 327- 2900 x 10 or on the web at www.BrewerFirm.com. Our team of knowledgeable and seasoned attorneys have extensive experience in litigation, representing their clients in various real estate matters in California.

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Henry Chuang, Esq.
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Court Limits Class Action Suits Against Landlords HC

In a recent Second Appellate District ruling, the court made it more difficult for tenants to sue landlords in class action lawsuits.  In. Hendleman v. Los Altos Apartments, the appellate court upheld a lower court’s decision to deny certification of a class by …


Julia M. Wei, Esq.
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Co-ownership of Real Property – Fighting the Partition Action Can Cost You.

There is a fundamental premise in California law that a co-owner of real property has the right to sever the co-ownership at any time by forcing a sale of the property through partition.  The only exception is if the co-owners have expressly waived the right to partition in a contract, such as…


Simon Offord, Esq.
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New ADA Requirements for Commercial Properties

As of July 1, 2013, a new lease disclosure requirement added one more responsibility for owners and lessors of commercial property. Civil Code Section 1938, part of the legislation designed to limit unwarranted…

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Real Estate Contracts & Transactions

Out of Contract? Not So Fast…

by Adam Pedersen, Esq. on August 28, 2018

In the highly-competitive real estate market in California, agents are being more aggressive in enforcing contract terms. So before you tell your client that you are “out of contract”, you might want to be sure the contract is actually cancelled! [more]

Landlord & Tenant Law

What a Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit Really Means

by Lorena Roel, Esq. on September 20, 2018

It is after Labor Day weekend and that means school supplies, summer vacation credit card bills, and preparing for the holidays. With all these added costs, the tenant may not have enough money to pay rent and the landlord serves [more]

Real Estate Contracts & Transactions

Liquidated Damages and Buyer’s Refusal to Close Escrow

by Simon Offord, Esq. on August 28, 2018

Buyers seeking to back out of a purchase contract after all contingencies have been removed is one of the matters we see the most in our office.  This is not surprising, given the crazy Bay Area real estate market and [more]

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