Real Property Law

Cal. Real. Prop. Journal 2018, VOL. 36, NO. 2

Table of Contents

State of the Real Property Law Section 2018………………………..3
By Gary M. Laturno

MCLE Self Study Article: Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation: 2017 in Review……….6
By John C. Murphy and Emily L. Madueno
This article reviews the four published eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases in California from 2017. It also offers quick summaries of out-of-state cases on issues similar to those faced by California condemnation practitioners.

Handling Evictions of Unknown Occupants Before Trial…………………..19
By Steven J. Andre
In Arrieta v. Mahon, the California Supreme Court declared that unnamed occupants in an eviction proceeding are entitled to notice and an opportunity to be heard prior to lockout. In 1991, the legislature adopted an optional prejudgment procedure preventing certain unknown occupants from entering the case; but the procedure is unclear. Although courts have created a procedure to enter default judgment, it has no basis in the code.

Major Reforms to Housing Accountability Act Come to California: New Law Increases Developers’ Ability to Secure Approvals for Housing Development Projects…………………..25
By Jennifer L. Hernandez and Daniel R. Golub
This article analyzes two bills, effective January 1, 2018, that are part of the 2018 reforms to the Housing Accountability Act. These bills significantly increase the ability of housing developers and advocates to secure approvals for much-needed housing projects throughout the state.

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