By Rob Hofmann

This mid-summer review of real estate cases covers three interesting matters of potentially broad application. The first case Goldstein v. Barak Construction, deals with the precarious position of unlicensed contractors. The second, Lange v. Schilling, reinforces the significance of the mandatory medication provision of the standard CAR purchase agreement. Finally, Steiner v. Thexton, wrestles with the penultimate flexible purchase agreement, and how a buyer may lose the deal absent adequate consideration.


Rob Hofmann is an associate with Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, and is a member of the City of Davis Planning Commission, and a member of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board.  For questions relating to this article or any other California land use, environmental and planning issues contact Abbott & Kindermann, LLP at (916) 456-9595.


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