Category: Real Estate Law

By: Jason Murai, Esq. On March 3, 2020, San Jose voters passed Measure E, which provides for a transfer tax on real property located in the City of San Jose. Beginning on July 1, 2020, the Santa Clara County Recorder’s Office began collecting the...

By: Jason Murai, Esq. On August 31, 2020, AB 3088, the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (the “CTRA”), was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. For residential tenants, the CTRA prohibited an unlawful detainer action for failure to pay rent due to...

By: Jason Murai, Esq. In our pre-election article we discussed two propositions that were on the ballot, Proposition 15 and Proposition 19, that would have raised property taxes for some owners of real property. Prop 15 was defeated, but Prop 19 passed by a...

By: Jason Murai, Esq. As election season heats up, it may seem like there is no end to the deluge of political advertisements on the airwaves. Most of the attention, it seems, is on the presidential race. However, closer to home there are two...

By: Jason Murai, Esq. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom and many local jurisdictions issued eviction moratoriums that prevent landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent due to factors related to COVID-19. Separately, the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of...

By: Jason Murai, Esq. Many small businesses may be unaware that they are in violation of accessibility laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) until they are served with an ADA lawsuit. Defending an ADA lawsuit can be very expensive and burdensome...

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