California Real Estate & Insurance Attorneys
Real Estate Litigation
Landslides
Construction Defects and Product Defects
Real Estate Non-Disclosure
Lien Claims and Deeds
of Trust
Real Estate Transactions
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Real Estate Litigation
Real estate disputes arise in many contexts. A single family homeowner or multiple homeowners may have homes which were designed or built improperly. One home or many homes may be damaged by a landslide or unstable soils. A buyer of commercial or residential property may believe that important facts were not disclosed by the seller.
The attorneys at Miles & Westbrook have a long history of working with building and engineering professionals to investigate causation, attribute culpability, and develop cost efficient repairs. We help property owners remedy injustice. Sometimes this requires extensive litigation. Other times it requires facilitating landslide repairs. Sometimes it requires both.
Need advice about a real estate issue? We have many years of experience in the following areas:
Landslides
If a landslide has occurred or land instability exists, we can help determine why the problem exists, and what solutions are available. We can help make sure the appropriate engineers and contractors are consulted. If another party unreasonably fails to accept responsibility, we can sue to recover damages. At Miles & Westbrook, we have a successful track record of obtaining recoveries for landslide victims throughout California.
Construction Defects and Product Defects
If a home or homes are designed and built with inadequate fire-resistive walls, inadequate foundation piers, windows which leak when it rains, or any other material flaw, we can assist with a resolution. If the sources of water intrusion are not properly identified and leaks are not stopped in a timely fashion, water can damage a building's structural components and mold and dry rot can develop. We have significant experience helping homeowners resolve problems caused by builders and product manufacturers.
Real Estate Non-Disclosure
As a general rule, sellers of real property and real estate professionals owe a duty to disclose material facts regarding the condition of the property to the buyer. However, this does not always happen. Other times, sellers and real estate professionals perform responsibly, but are nonetheless unfairly sued. The lawyers at Miles & Westbrook have a long history of litigating real estate non-disclosure cases on behalf of both buyers and sellers. If you are involved in a dispute regarding the purchase or sale of real property, we may be able to assist you.
Lien Claims and Deeds of Trust
If you are a contractor, following the correct procedure to preserve your mechanic’s lien is imperative. This is not always easy given the numerous potentially applicable statutory requirements. We assist contractors to ensure that their lien rights are preserved, and to enforce their liens when disputes arise. We also represent owners of real property and holders of deeds of trust in foreclosure litigation and lien priority disputes.
Real Estate Transactions
The attorneys at Miles & Westbrook are available to assist you with a variety of real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale and leasing of real property, and creation of easements, licenses and property agreements.