April 26, 2018

A business entity may own property in different ways. 

Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship exists when an individual files to operate a business within the state as a single owner. The owner is personally liable for all debts and owns all assets while assuming all...

April 23, 2018

 A deed is a written instrument used to transfer title from one person to another. To be valid, a deed is required to:

  • Be in writing,

  • Describe the property,

  • Have a granting clause,

  • Describe a competent grantor,

  • Be executed, and

  • Be delivered...

April 19, 2018

A nuisance is an activity that substantially interferes with another's right to the reasonable use and enjoyment of their property. A private nuisance affects a few people whereas a public nuisance affects the community in general. 

An owner may abate a nuisance by remo...

April 17, 2018

The Takings Clause stems from the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and limits the power of eminent domain (or the power of the government to take private property for public use) in that the government is required to provide just compensation on the taking of p...

April 13, 2018

There are four (4) types of leasehold interests recognized by law today: 

1. Periodic Tenancy, 

2. Tenancy for Years, 

3. Tenancy at Sufferance, and

4. Tenancy at Will.

Periodic Tenancy

A periodic tenancy is a leasehold interest that is for an indefinite period of time. Such...

April 11, 2018

Concurrent Ownership

There are three (3) types of concurrent ownership in California:

1. Tenancy in Common, 

2. Joint Tenancy, and

3. Community Property. 

Tenancy in Common

When two or more persons are owners of an undivided interest in an estate, a tenancy in common exists....

April 10, 2018

Water in its natural state on the surface of the land or underground are considered real property. In the state of California, all water within the state is the property of the state. California's water regulations may be found here

California recognizes surface water...

April 9, 2018

At common law, the word property refers to a bundle of legal rights that are attached to the ownership of physical property. These rights include the right to use, possess, transfer, encumber, and enjoy a property. 

Use: The right to use is a right that allows an owner...

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