Community advocate says real estate disputes are finally over

A leader of San Francisco Bay Area Renters' Federation (SFBARF) recently commented on a heated debate that has made its way through the court system several times before finally being resolved. The spokeswoman said although the real estate disputes were unfortunate, it was worth it in the long-run because justice was served. In question during the lengthy process was whether a small business homebuilder should be able to build three new homes on a particular California street.

A judge hearing a closed session on a recent Monday ruled in favor of the project by directing the entry of a stipulated judgment that settled the case. The situation arose back in March 2016 when the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board approved a proposal to tear down an existing home and build three new ones in its place. Neighbors opposed the ruling, leading to several lawsuits and many hearings as both sides aired their differences in court.

The stipulations of the judge's final ruling include monies to be paid to SFBARF to cover legal fees. The amount is not to exceed $44,000. The spokeswoman commenting on behalf of the group said it was agreeing to the amount, which will not cover all their expenses, to avoid further litigation.

She further stated that SFBARF is pleased with the court's decision and glad the homebuilding project will be fulfilled. She also mentioned that small project builders are the answer to an existing housing crisis in California, and small business builders shouldn't have to go through litigation every time they bid on a project. Many homebuilders and other business owners ask attorneys to negotiate on their behalves to help them avoid lengthy real estate disputes like this one.

Source: berkeleside.com, "After long legal dispute, Berkeley approves application to build 3 homes on Haskell Street", Tracey Taylor, Sept. 8, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Set up an Initial Consultation »

Need Our Help?

Contact us today to set up an initial consultation with an attorney in Truckee, Sacramento, South Lake Tahoe, or Reno. We can be reached at 530-214-0385. Or send us an email.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations – For an Appointment, Call 530-214-0385

Truckee Office
10280 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161

Phone: 530-214-0385
Fax: 530-214-8158
Truckee Law Office Map

Sacramento Office
1830 15th Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: 530-214-0385
Fax: 916-848-3500
Map & Directions

Reno Office
527 S. Arlington Avenue
Reno, NV 89509

Phone: 530-214-0385
Fax: 775-201-1444
Map & Directions

South Lake Tahoe Office
3079 Harrison Avenue
Suite 29
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Phone: 530-214-0385
Fax: 530-214-8158
Map & Directions

Roseville Office
3400 Douglas Blvd.
Suite 265
Roseville, CA 95661

Map & Directions

Tahoe City Office
305 West Lake Blvd.
Suite 4
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Map & Directions