An Experienced Real Estate Attorney Can Help Protect Your Property and Interests
Real estate transactions involve many different parties and investments. With over 30 years of experience, Charlie Hoge is a skilled real estate attorney in San Diego, CA, who can assist you with disputes regarding boundaries, title, sales, ownership, and more.
Types of Real Estate Litigation
Charlie Hoge has extensive experience with a wide range of real estate litigation cases.
Boundary and Property Lines
Disputes surrounding real estate boundary lines can arise due to location of structures, maintenance responsibility, legal liability, and more.
Common Causes of Boundary Disputes
Legal real estate issues such as boundary disputes can arise when there are disagreements regarding the placement of a fence, wall, driveway, or landscaping and other issues. Property or real estate deeds can often be incomplete or unclear, which can create fertile grounds for legal contention in the future. Some factors that can cause boundary disputes include:
A homeowner or a commercial landowner may face an encroachment issue if a person or entity places a structure that intrudes into your property. However, if you permit this encroachment, you should secure your interests through a written agreement.
Unclear Easement Description
An easement is a legal right that gives a person or company the right to use another's property, and it can be expressly acquired or implied. For example, a legal easement may be granted to a utility company to run phone lines or cables through your property or for another business to use your driveway.
Unclear Boundary Descriptions
The definition of boundary lines can become complicated in both suburban and rural settings. Disputes can arise because the landscape itself might change, and features that formerly acted as a demarcation have altered or disappeared, or surrounding properties have evolved leading to an unclear understanding of the true legal boundary.
Title and Deeds
Title to real property may be impacted by liens, zoning, adverse possession, easements and adverse possession. Title insurance cannot always be counted upon to solve these problems.
Ownership disputes arise in many circumstances among tenants in common, joint tenants, partners and LLC members. These contentions may arise from disagreements such as maintenance or a disagreement regarding the decision to rent or sell the property.
Sale and Specific Performance
Sale disputes can occur at any point during or following the purchase process. A breach of a sale agreement by either the buyer or seller may end up in court or arbitration.
Sellers of residential and commercial property may be liable for misrepresentation or concealment of conditions of the property. Some property agreements can be enforced in court by a process called specific performance.
Homeowner's Association Disputes
Homeowners’ Association (HOA) disputes are not uncommon, and while most HOAs have established processes to handle such disagreements, in some cases, legal action may be necessary. Disputes may arise over property maintenance, renovations, occupancy, and other issues.
Disputes between tenants and landlords are common and may require legal action to be resolved. Disputes can arise over maintenance responsibility, occupancy, utility use, and more.
Importance of Legal Assistance
If you are involved in any real estate litigation, it is essential that you work with a skilled lawyer who has extensive experience in this area. Charlie Hoge is a highly successful litigator with years of experience representing real estate brokers, businesses, and individuals. He can thoroughly review your case and explain all the potential legal proceedings. If he thinks you have a strong case, he may recommend taking your case to trial.
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