The language in conveyance and real estate documents impacts the type of property interests that are created and conveyed and defines the scope of those interests. The importance of documentary language was crucial in a recent unpublished California Court of Appeal case, Canyon Vineyard Estates I, LLC v. DeJoria, 2022 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 3414, which discussed issues of fee conveyance, conservation easements, and subordination issues.
A property owner owned over 400 acres of undeveloped land along the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific coastline. The owner ...
In 2003, the County of Riverside and the cities within western Riverside County formed the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (commonly known as the "RCA"). They delegated to the RCA the task of acquiring approximately 153,000 acres of privately owned property deemed necessary for habitat conservation under the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (the "MSHCP").
Many property owners whose land falls within the MSHCP conservation area find themselves with few options: generally, they can either ...
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