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Common Costs of Tree Root Damage

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While you are likely most considered about maintaining your property above-ground, there is a lot of damage that can occur due to tree roots, including from your neighbor’s trees, underground. You might not notice this damage is occurring until it has progressed significantly, which can make the repairs even more costly. The following are some common costs of tree…

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Are Evictions Still On Hold in California?

Calabasas Landlord-Tenant Attorney

President Biden signed an executive order extending the federal halt on evictions through March.  In addition, in January 2021, California legislators extended the state eviction moratorium through June 30. Assembly members largely agreed that the extension was necessary to protect Californians and ensure that as many people as possible have roofs over their heads as pandemic-related financial struggles continue….

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Resolving Contract Disputes

Calabasas Business Litigation Lawyer

Almost every type of business owner will face a disagreement about a contract at some point. Contracts govern nearly every aspect of business, from initial operating and owner agreements to vendor and client contracts, and many more. Disputes regarding contracts can arise for many reasons, such as: The contract was improperly drafted with ambiguous terms One party did not…

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How a Mechanic’s Lien Works

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If you are a contractor or another party contributing to a construction project, and you do not receive the agreed-upon payment for your work, you should not wait to seek legal help. The right construction lawyer in Calabasas can help you take the necessary steps to seek payment, including filing a mechanic’s lien when needed. What is a Mechanic’s…

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HOA Disputes Over Dues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Calabasa HOA conflicts attorney

The relentless COVID-19 pandemic caused financial stress for millions of households in the United States, to put it lightly. Many homeowners and condo owners are struggling to keep up with their mortgages and other bills, and they must prioritize their financial obligations. This often means that owners who are part of homeowner associations (HOAs) might fall behind on their…

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Are You Disagreeing with a Neighbor Over Property Lines?

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You might get along well with your neighbors – that is, until your neighbor decides to build a fence and you believe the fence crosses your property line. You should get full use of your property, and a neighbor’s encroachment deprives you of a portion of your property. This is a common source of a neighbor dispute, and it…

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What Damage Can Result from Tree Roots?

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Trees offer shade and water filtration, are good for the environment, and help with curb appeal for our homes. However, what happens when a neighbor’s tree roots extend under your property? What kind of damage can your home sustain? Foundations When tree roots spread, they displace the soil, which can then become insufficient to support structures. When the soil…

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Options for Resolving Partnership Disputes

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Having business partners can be highly beneficial for many reasons, though there will likely come a time when two or more partners disagree on a matter. Some partnership disputes are short-lived and simple to resolve. On the other hand, some partners might refuse to come to an agreement about how to move forward, and it might put the entire…

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Reasons to Avoid Tree Topping

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Many homeowners hire crews to come in and drastically cut back large trees on their properties on a regular basis. The practice of removing large branches from trees is referred to as topping, and it can also be called stubbing or heading. No matter what the name, this practice is unnecessary and can even cause additional risks and damage….

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Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

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Before you sign a contract, it is important to negotiate certain key terms, including when it is possible to cancel the contract early or place it on hold. Many parties decide to include a force majeure provision, which allows parties to halt their obligations under an agreement due to acts of God or other major events. With the current…

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