Archive for category: REACH

R.E.A.C.H. May 2012: Perpetual Lease Options

When does a lease grant a tenant the perpetual right to renew? The California Court of Appeal recently dealt with that issue in Ginsberg v. Gamson. It is a cautionary tale for those drafting leases, where the misplacement of a few words can lead to unintended results.

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R.E.A.C.H. February 2012: Mechanic’s Lien Law Revisited

The California Mechanic’s Lien Laws have changed yet again in material ways. One of those changes is the new requirement that mechanic’s liens must be served upon the owner, with a statutory notice regarding the impact of mechanic’s liens.

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R.E.A.C.H. June 2010: Property Managers May Collect for Some Unlicensed Work

We have written many times about the impact of a contractor working without a license. But there is a similar law requiring that real estate agents be licensed as well. And while an unlicensed contractor may not collect for any work performed, the rule seems more relaxed with regard to real estate agents and brokers, at least with regard to collecting for property management work.

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