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Keeping Your Tentative Subdivision Map Alive

For creating residential subdivisions, getting a tentative map approved is a major milestone where many regulatory issues from various agencies are resolved and the remaining conditions to final approval become known. The subject of tentative map life for ...

Topics: Entitlement / Land Use, Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, Law, Land Development, Bill Kennedy

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SB721 Balcony Bill Is Law: Now What?

As many of you are aware, California Senate Bill 721 is an issue we have been following closely here at Xpera for the last couple of years. Signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last September and made effective January 1, 2019,

Topics: Construction Safety, California, Brian Hill, Law, Balcony, Steve Grimes

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2019 California Construction Law Updates

California is no stranger to introducing hundreds of new laws each year. 2018 proved to be even more ambitious than usual, with several areas of legislation impacting the construction and real estate industries.

Topics: Real Estate Development, California, Law, Commercial Construction, Residential Construction

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Xpera Exhibits at West Coast Casualty Seminar 2018

Xpera Group is proud to exhibit once again at West Coast Casualty’s Annual Construction Defect Seminar in Anaheim. This highly anticipated event, now in its 25th year, brings together well over 1,000 of the nation’s top construction attorneys and insurance ...

Topics: Events, Construction Forensics, News, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Law

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California Balcony Bill Moving Forward Despite Opposition

California Senate Bill 721, which would mandate the inspection of elevated exterior elements (EEEs) for all multi-family projects with at least three units, is moving forward.

Topics: California, Brian Hill, Construction Legal Issues, Law, Balcony

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New California Law Roundup

The State of California is known for many great things, including sunny weather, proximity to the ocean, an incredibly robust economy, technological innovation, leadership in sustainability initiatives, and some of the best real estate on the planet. For better or ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, California, Construction, Construction Legal Issues, Law

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West Coast Casualty Seminar 2017 Recap

In May, over 1,200 construction law professionals from across the United States gathered for West Coast Casualty’s 24th annual Construction Defect Seminar in Anaheim, CA. Numerous legal and insurance industry thought-leaders presented the latest developments in ...

Topics: Specialty Experts, Testifying Expert, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Construction Defect, Law

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Duty to Defend: Passage of Senate Bill 496 and What That Means to the Design Profession in California

The following is a guest column from Jeff Cavignac, president of San Diego insurance brokerage firm Cavignac & Associates, who has been a trusted colleague and service provider for Xpera Group for a number of years. We thank ...

Topics: Architecture, Litigation, California, Law, insurance, Publications

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Condo Conversions: Protect Yourself with a Building Conditions Report

Over the last few years, we have seen a surge in apartment construction, ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, Construction Consultant, San Diego, Apartments, California, Condo Conversion, Condominiums, Building Codes and Standards, Law, Publications

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Construction Law and Insurance Trends for 2016 and Beyond

As part of the 23rd annual West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar (WCCCDS), a panel of longtime insurance ...

Topics: FS, Construction Forensics, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Brian Hill, Construction Claims, Construction Defect, Law, Trends, Publications

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