According to the National Fire Protection Agency, there were close to 370,000 home fires in 2013. They resulted in $6.8 Billion in damages. A substantial number of these fires occurred in rental homes. Do you own a rental property in southern California? Do you know how to deal with fire damage in a rental home?
If you've ever had a mechanics' lien placed on your property you know that it has nothing to do with your car or the mechanic that you use for auto repairs. But if you've never heard much about this particular legal maneuver, you'll agree with most of the people who find themselves in a similar position: the name is what makes the mechanics' lien so confusing; they are actually most often used by subcontractors and suppliers. It's a legal claim against a property that has been improved or remodeled in some way.
As contractors may expect referral fees in connection to construction projects, it benefits project coordinators and property owners to be aware of industry standards. Sales commissions and referral fees and working standard percentages...is there an across the board standard? Paying appropriate/fair commissions and referrals may serve as an attraction for potential business, while inappropriate or substandard rates could hurt business.
Inverse condemnation is a term used to describe a legal situation in which the government takes and/or damages private property using the power of eminent domain, but fails to pay the compensation that is required (according to the 5th Amendment of the Constitution). The same Amendment provides government agencies with the power of eminent domain, or the "right to take." Additionally, the California Constitution provides a basis for the same proceedings reflecting the federal law.