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The Partition of Real Property Act (PRPA) is an exciting new development in real estate law only recently passed by the California Legislature. Its effects are far-reaching, and its changes to the procedure for partitions cannot be understated. 
At Underwood Law Firm, our attorneys are more than familiar with partitions and the complexities such lawsuits

Not all eminent domain proceedings involve the government taking an entire piece of property. If the property is large enough and the government’s project is limited in scope (expanding a road, for instance), then the government can instead opt for a “partial” taking of the property.
Despite this difference, partial takings are nonetheless subject to

An escrow is a tool used in real estate transactions to ensure that the purchase and sale of property occur as intended. At its core, it is merely the “holding” of significant property documents (like the deed) and the down payment for a piece of property. This ensures that the actual purchase of the property

The significance of the differences between legal and equitable title is an outright confusing topic, requiring some knowledge of constructive trusts, beneficial interests, and seller’s liens. That said, the concept can be made digestible by boiling it down to its essential elements. When done, this simplification reveals how often we encounter both types of titles