Real Estate Litigation Basics

How An Attorney Can Help

In California, real estate transactions are often handled by realtors or real estate agents. While many provide competent guidance, the lack of experienced legal representation during the transaction can lead to litigation.

When a real estate dispute cannot be resolved, at Retz & Aldover LLP, our attorneys protect our clients' rights through effective, cost-efficient representation.

Whether asserting a claim or defending against one, it is important to have an experienced real estate attorney from the onset of the dispute. Our lawyers provide experienced legal guidance and work to resolve all conflicts quickly and effectively.

Why Choose Us

We represent businesses, high net-worth individuals, public companies, property owners, landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers of real estate as well as residential and commercial brokers.

Our lawyers prosecute and defend claims involving contracts, construction defects, environmental and landlord-tenant disputes. We have successfully protected our clients' real estate interests with disputes involving:

  • Title defects
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Encumbrances unaccounted for in purchase agreements
  • Unfulfilled contingencies in buy-sell agreements
  • Failure to disclose property defects
  • Violation of lease agreements
  • Commercial leasing agreements
  • Residential leasing agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Nondisclosure
  • Specific performance
  • Financing issues
  • Unlawful detainer
  • Mortgage and deed of trust agreements
  • Quiet title/partition
  • Brokerage representations
  • Property tax appeals

Eminent Domain And Takings Issues

In our eminent domain practice, we protect property owners and tenants against threatened government action by working to prevent or limit the scope of the taking. If the taking cannot be prevented, we work to maximize the compensation paid.

Contact Us

Call our Palos Verdes Estates office at 310-540-9800 to schedule an appointment with our lawyers or use our online form.