- 8/1/19: Infamous Rustic Canyon house finally demolished after 17 years of litigation
- Horowitz/Belgari case documents
- NEWS: 6/21/19 COURT OF APPEAL GUTTED VIEW RIGHTS PROVIDED BY THE MARQUEZ KNOLLS’ CC&Rs; 8/9/19 update regarding California Supreme Court review
- (THIS POST HAS BEE UPDATED.) Marquez Knolls’ view rights under attack again (Eisen vs. Tavangarian)
- View Rights and Inverse Condemnation
Category Archives: Local Laws & Ordinances
In 1998, a property owner (Mehr Beglari) pulled permits for a remodel of an existing home in the Rustic Canyon area of Pacific Palisades. Five neighbors complained to the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), alleging that the … Continue reading
The Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) is a joint committee of The State Bar of California and the University of California that among other things publishes the leading legal treaties on California law topics. Keith Turner is a co-author of … Continue reading
(by Keith Turner, Esq. and Emma Samyan, Loyola Law School, J.D. Candidate | Class of 2018) The Turner Law Firm is one of the leading view rights law firms in California and has handled hundreds of view right cases. An … Continue reading
HOA Board of Directors have a duty to act with reasonable diligence in the performance of director duties.
By Keith Turner and Justin Escano Palm Spings Villas II v. Parth is a another example of what can happen when an HOA board member “goes rogue” and tests the limits of the so-called “business judgment rule,” which HOA … Continue reading
By Keith Turner and Justin Escano Fence, Tree, and Hedge Height Law Is property subject to CCRs or other recorded property specific restrictions? Local zoning – Los Angeles Municipal Code provisions Spite fence law Is property subject to CCRs or … Continue reading
The Homeowners of Encino’s website features an detailed introduction to zoning and planning in Los Angeles: A BRIEF PRIMER ON LAND-USE TERMINOLOGY . Thanks to Gerald A. Silver for letting us link to his excellent article.
By: Keith J. Turner and Angelica J. Varela Sometimes the development and use of property goes beyond the property line, such as driveways and landscaping improvements, which are called “encroachments.” (An “encroachment” is the extension of a building or other … Continue reading
By Keith Turner and Justin Escano Another possible weapon for arsenal for view rights claims is the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In a nutshell, the CEQA law provides that if a public and private development project may create a … Continue reading
The Pacific Palisades Civic League, the claimed guardian of Tract 9300, finally launched its own website: www.PPCL9300.org