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How California Homeowners Need To Be Prepared For Natural Disasters
  • Published: March 12, 2022

California is familiar with natural disasters. There have been some of the most deadly and destructive wildfires in California history in recent years. Contact the Orange County real estate attorney Katje Law Group to get information on how to protect your finances in the event of a disaster. Climate change and rising sea levels are expected to put millions of homes and commercial properties at risk for flooding by 2100. California is also overdue for a devastating earthquake that could cost billions of dollars in property damage. Real estate attorney Anaheim CA Katje Law Group is the firm to contact if you need information on protecting your most valuable assets. A homeowner needs to be prepared by taking the necessary steps toward protecting their property. Should a disaster cause property damage, you want to be able to replace the things you lost without having to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket. Anaheim CA real…Read More

Katje Law Group Shares Pertinent Information About The Real Estate Industry and Unlawful Detainer Law With Their Clients
  • Published: February 16, 2022

Katje Law Group Stays Ahead Of The Curve With Their Investigative Research To Aid In Landlord And Tenant Litigation During Covid-19 Pandemic. Staying up to date with current news, Katje Law Group has released vital information to their clients regarding changes in the real estate industry. These developments can have a significant effect on both tenants and landlords – landlords should be aware of these requirements before initiating an eviction and tenants should be cognizant of their rights. Recently, Los Angeles (LA) County Consumer & Business Affairs announced updates regarding the county’s COVID-19 Tenant Protection Resolution. This moratorium extends certain precautions to residential and commercial tenants whose financial circumstances have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The protection resolution has been extended through December 31, 2022 and it consists of removing some existing eviction protections while simultaneously reinstating eviction protections due to non-payment of rent. Some of the key points of this deferment include the expiration of non-payment of…Read More

Long-Term Care And You
  • Published: January 24, 2022

You’re close to or already retired, and you’re ready to start enjoying the golden years of your life. However, before you book that trip to the Bahamas, you should sit down with your loved ones and start mapping out your future. While you can’t always say exactly what the future has in store, you already know that you’re only getting older. You know that one day you will probably need to be cared for in some capacity, so why not start planning now? It can save you and your loved ones a lot of stress and anxiety by having a plan in place, so here are a few things you can do now to be ready for your future. There are many options for “aging in community,” so don’t overlook a situation that might just be perfect for you. Anticipating The Need For Long-Term Care Before doing anything official, you first need to consider a few things.…Read More

Start Estate and Retirement Planning Today, No Matter Your Age
  • Published: November 9, 2021

Start Estate And Retirement Planning Today, No Matter Your Age When you’re in your 20s or early 30s, retirement seems far away. If you’re in good health, you may feel that there’s no need to start planning your estate this early; however, it’s never too soon to start estate and retirement planning. Learn To Budget And Save First, you should create a budget if you don’t already have one. Determine which regular expenses are necessities. Subtract this number from your income. What you have left is money for you to enjoy and plan for your future. Ideally, you should bank 5% to 10% of your income for retirement. Consider automating a designated amount to go from your check each pay period. Additionally, it could help to have multiple accounts — one checking, one household savings, one retirement, for example. Consider Investing Investing is a way for your money to increase in value without you having to do much.…Read More

Understanding Title Searches
  • Published: October 22, 2021

What Is A Title Search? Searching for the title on a property is something that people do every day. It is often something that is done by a real estate attorney Anaheim CA to simply gather more information for their client and try to figure out where they stand on legal ground for any kind of action they may want to take in court. What Is A Property Title? A property title, as any Anaheim real estate lawyer will tell you, is a legal document that confers ownership of a property to a specific person or entity. It is the document that backs up a person or entity’s claim to that property. Thus, it is a very important document that records ownership and your right to property.  It is important to use an Anaheim CA real estate attorney who can look up said paperwork to see who specifically owns a piece of property, and can also understand the chain…Read More

Can I qualify for CA’s Rent Relief Program
  • Published: October 15, 2021

California Rent Relief Program How The Rent Relief Program Works The state of California has a $5 billion Rent Relief Program that is designed to cover past due rent payments for tenants that suffered from COVID and COVID-19 related hardships. The California rent relief program is currently available to residents in the state who qualify for this assistance from the government. The plan was put in place to help those struggling to pay their rent have the opportunity to get a little relief while they try to get back on their feet. An Orange County tenant lawyer from the Katje Law Group can be extremely helpful in these cases. What Does It Cover? It can cover up to 100% of the back rent that a tenant owes to their landlord. An Orange County landlord tenant attorney may be useful to get into the system and start making some efforts towards freeing up this money for…Read More

What Must A Landlord Do Before They Ask You To “pay Or Quit”
  • Published: October 8, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic put a lot of financial stress on people all over the state of California. One form of relief people had during this time was the state and nationwide eviction moratorium, which prevented landlords from evicting those with past due rent. However, the California eviction moratorium has now expired and tenants are facing eviction if they do not pay past due rent. If a landlord does want to evict a tenant, they need to submit a formal “pay or quit” notice. If you do receive this notification, the landlord must do several things before they are able to fully evict you. With the help of an Orange County eviction attorney, you can better understand your rights and what your landlord must do first. Wait Either 3 Or 15 Days Before taking you to court, your landlord does need to wait either 3 or 15 days, depending on the timeframe from when the past due rent…Read More

Are There Any Protections For Tenants After CA’s Eviction Moratorium Expired
  • Published: October 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on everyone’s lives. For many, the pandemic has caused a significant amount of financial strain and many people have struggled to pay the bills. One form of relief that many in the state of California have benefited from was the eviction moratorium, which prevented property owners from evicting tenants. However, this moratorium has ended and many tenants find themselves with significant past due rent bills while facing the risk of eviction. Fortunately, there can still be protections that tenants can have even after the eviction moratorium has expired. Apply For Rental Assistance One of the forms of protection you can receive if you have fallen behind on your rental payment is rental assistance. Anyone that has fallen behind and is facing eviction has the right to apply to the state’s Rent Relief Program. This program is designed to pay rent for tenants that were impacted by COVID-19.…Read More

Common Landlord Tenant Issues That Lead To Nonpayment Of Rent
  • Published: September 24, 2021

Unfortunately, there are a lot of disputes that take place between renters and landlords. In some cases, these issues can lead to rent non-payment, which might lead to an eviction lawsuit. It is important to anticipate these issues ahead of time so that renters and landlords understand what their rights and obligations are. What are some of the most common examples of disputes that could lead to rent payment issues? The Security Deposit A lot of landlords require renters to pay a security deposit. Usually, the security deposit is refunded when the renter moves out; however, it can also be withheld due to rent non-payment and property damage. This is a common issue that frustrates renters and landlords because there is some confusion over what damages can be charged to the security deposit. Major repairs can be deducted from the security deposit, but normal wear and tear cannot. Property Damage Property damage is another common…Read More

Security Deposits
  • Published: September 17, 2021

Real estate law in California can be complicated, and one of the most common areas of dispute involves a security deposit. A security deposit is usually a deposit the renter pays when moving in to cover potential repair costs when he or she moves out. Unfortunately, there are issues when it comes time to refund the security deposit. What are the responsibilities of the renter and the landlord? The Responsibilities Of The Landlord It is the responsibility of the landlord to take every step possible to minimize potential disputes. For example, the landlord should prepare a move-out letter, letting the renter know exactly how the property should be left and how the final inspection should take place. It is also prudent for landlords to list legal deductions from the security deposit, including unpaid rent and potential repairs. Deductions cannot be taken for ordinary wear and tear. Then, the landlord must give the tenant the opportunity…Read More

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What Makes Attorney September Katje Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

Ms. Katje earned her Juris Doctorate at California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, graduated Cum Laude and was a Dean’s Honor List recipient. She was also a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts I and Contracts II. Ms. Katje was a member of the Law Review and International Law Journal at California Western School Law, where she was an Associate Editor.

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