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Commercial Real Estate FAQ
What exactly is commercial real estate? Are there really that many differences between a commercial real estate deal and buying a house? What are some of the common pitfalls involving a real estate business deal? Should I hire a real estate broker or a real estate lawyer? ... Read more

Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Investment Terms
If you own commercial real estate investments, there are a number of legal terms you should be familiar with. You don't need to become an expert, but an understanding of the language can help you decide whether you need the help of a lawyer. Common Area Maintenance When renting out commercial property, ... Read more

Sharing Land Ownership
The laws controlling real property ownership can be complex and specific. This is because land, and the improvements made to it, are valuable and unique. State laws provide different forms of ownership. Co-ownership or concurrent ownership is when more than one person owns land. Co-Ownership Types Three ... Read more

1031 Like-Kind Exchanges of Commercial Property
If you invest in commercial property that has appreciated in value, and are ready to cash in, you might owe a lot of income tax on this transaction. You can postpone income tax by making a "1031 like-kind exchange" instead of selling the commercial property. F irst you'll need to find someone who is ... Read more

Business Real Estate: Selecting a Good Lawyer
When you have a legal problem involving business or commercial real estate, know some basics about selecting a real estate law lawyer. Articles on can give you a good start, and help provide insight as you search for the right lawyer. Next, start building your list of candidates with the ... Read more

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Banks will consider lending to a condominium association. As with any loan, the bank will review the credit of the borrower and the collateral it can offer to secure repayment of the loan. You should ...Read more

Generally, in a condominium as defined in California, the association is required to repair utiliies that serve more than one unit.  However, the developer may have allocated repair duties differ ...Read more

It depends entirely on what is contained in the lease.  You will need to retain an attorney to go over the lease and advise you. 

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Solar Spotlight: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Those involved in the solar energy industry raised a glass during their holiday parties to toast the passage of the tax extenders bill on December 18, 2015, providing the platform for continued growth ... Read more

A Major Danger To Commercial Property Owners (And Their Lenders)

Almost all property owners’ insurance policies contain various endorsements covering such matters as rent insurance, business interruption, service interruption, liquor liability, flood and eart ... Read more

Landlord Tips for Co-Tenancy Requirements

When it comes to opening and co-tenancy requirements, some leases require that a specific anchor tenant be open and operating before a smaller tenant is required to perform its lease obligations, ... Read more

Personal Guarantees for Commercial Leases

A Negotiation inside a Negotiation In times when the economy is down, it is no surprise that commercial tenant defaults increase. During those periods, it is also not surprising to see landlords becom ... Read more

Real estate-related complaints: myriad and broadly sourced

Would-be homeowners in Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere across the vast regional expanse of the Los Angeles metropolitan area must obviously exercise due care in working with agen ... Read more

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