With the cost of housing and commercial property rentals rising across the state, things don’t always go as planned and tenants or borrowers occasionally move out of a property without notice. This is known as lease abandonment, which happens to be the topic of discussion for this post. Today, we’ll go over what lease abandonment entails and touch upon the potential consequences that could arise from a tenant abandoning a lease.
In California, civil and criminal liability laws stipulate that individuals are expected to behave in ways which don’t jeopardize the safety of others or endangers them in any way. This expected reasonable duty of care stretches across nearly all situations and contexts: drivers must be careful and attentive when operating a vehicle, business owners must take precautions to ensure the safety of their employees and customers, and homeowners must do their due diligence in ensuring that their premises are safe and free of hazards.
While we have discussed going to trial and fighting to preserve your personal property rights in any legal dispute, we haven’t spent as much time exploring mediation, an alternative route that carries significant benefits 30over litigation. In fact, many of the cases that we work with are resolved via mediation as we work to secure a favorable outcome for our clients.
Are you and your partner in the market for a house? While the prospect of owning a shared home with your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or partner can be an exciting one, disputes and litigation between these parties are common. In the most typical scenario, a break up is usually the trigger for the dispute, which sees both parties going to court over who owns the property and/or what should be done with it.
Ownership disputes over the titles of real property are not uncommon, and these types of legal conflicts can quickly spiral out of control. Disputes of this nature often involve claims from a “silent” owner who is not officially on a title, or claims centering on an owner who should not have been on the title to begin with.