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  • What Can I Do About a Noisy School?
      by HG.org

    Almost every private housing area as well as public ones prohibits undue, avoidable and excessive noise. For laws and ordinances that stipulate noise levels, law enforcement is allowed to give citations and tickets to those that violate these regulations.

  • Easements and the Creation of Rights to Another Person’s Property
      by HG.org

    When a person owns land, he or she may assume that he or she is the sole owner of all of the land and can restrict others' use of the land. However, through an easement, another person or entity may have the right to a limited use of the land.

  • Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer to Purchase a Home?
      by HG.org

    In most cases, a person is not legally required to hire a real estate lawyer before purchasing real property. However, real estate lawyers perform a variety of tasks that can help make the home buying process less complicated and that can tend to the buyer’s rights.

  • Neighbor’s Right to Build
      by HG.org

    When purchasing real estate, many people look to their views to determine if they want to purchase the property. Better views often translate to more valuable pieces of property. However, in some cases, a neighbor may be able to block a view or otherwise exercise his or her own legal rights in order to build something on his or her property that may interfere with the other property owners’ privileges.

  • Property Easements

    An introduction to the different types of property easements, how to determine their location on a parcel of land, and what is required of the property owner.

  • Government Buyout of Your Property: Your Top 10 Relocation Rights

    In the event you as a business owner or homeowner or even a residential tenant are forced to move due to a government buyout, you are eligible for relocation expenses.

  • California's Loss of Tesla's $6 Billion Battery Factory

    A question of free market vs. government over-regulation to address the issue of environmental sustainability.

  • When is it Okay Not to Pay Rent
      by HG.org

    Leases are tricky things. They are a combination of contract laws, agreements between the parties, and laws and regulations that relate to landlords and tenants, housing standards, zoning, safety, etc. As a result, although a lease agreement may say you have to pay rent always and under every circumstance, there are plenty of times when one of these other laws may intervene.

  • Understanding Building Codes
      by HG.org

    Building codes establish standards for the construction of buildings and other structures. Virtually every structure in a modern building is subject to at least one, and usually several different building codes.

  • Dust Up Between Surfers and Kholsa Could Spell the End of Private Beach Access in California

    Should a property owner have to get a coastal development permit before he can close the gate to his private property? The Surfrider Foundation thinks so, and if it wins its current lawsuit against Vinod Khosla that could soon be the law of the land in California.


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