Easing Into Easements: The Basics

Easements are non-possessory interests in real property known in the law as “servitudes.”  In other words, an easement owner does not own the property itself. Easements allow one party to use the land of another party for a specific purpose. Also referred to as a “restricted right,” this is the right to use another’s property […]

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5 Benefits of Mediation

“There is often a number of solutions for any given problem.”  – John Nash, A Beautiful Mind   As often as you may see it in movies and on TV, litigation is considered a last resort between two disputing parties. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and it may not yield the results you need.  Mediation, on the […]

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Right-of-Way Issues and Caltrans Requests

Ever wonder who owns that land along the freeway located beside your property? Typically, it’s referred to as the “right-of-way” and it’s owned by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). What is a Right-of-Way? A right-of-way is defined as an easement granted or reserved over the land for transportation purposes, this can include highways, public […]

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