Can I get help evicting my tenant? If you are a Landlord who needs to evict your Tenant for non-payment of rent or for another reason, you will need to file an Unlawful Detainer action. If your rental is held in the name of an LLC (or similar entity), you will need an attorney to represent you in court. Attorney Shawna Murray can represent Landlords in Unlawful Detainer actions.
Leasing and Rental Agreements
Do you draft Leases or Rental Agreements? Yes. Landlords should always have their Tenants sign a Lease Agreement or Rental Agreement to formalize the terms agreed to and to ensure compliance with state laws.
Real Estate Purchase & Sales Contracts
Do you provide advice to home buyers or sellers? Yes. Buying real estate is often the most significant and expensive purchase you may ever make. There are many important aspects of a real estate purchase or sale that would benefit from the advice of an impartial attorney.
Can you review, revise and/or explain my real estate documents? Yes. Legal advice and review of your real estate documents and/or current estate plan is available. It is highly advisable to review these documents periodically to account for changes in the law.
Can you help facilitate a private sale? Yes. If you are purchasing, selling or gifting your real estate privately, Attorney Shawna Murray can guide you through the process. Sellers representing themselves (“For Sale By Owner”), in particular, need an attorney to assist them with the legal compliance required when selling their residential property.
Family Changes in Ownership
Can you help me transfer title of my real estate? When real estate ownership is changed, is it important that the deed is properly written. Also, there are some exceptions in California law that allow the new owner to avoid re-assessment by the County Assessor for purposes of property taxation and home owners who need assistance can find it by contacting Attorney Shawna Murray.