Real Estate Q & A: No right to a view without an easement

By Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  We recently constructed a new home on a hillside. The lot has amazing scenic views, which is the main reason we purchased it. Adjacent and below our lot is another lot and home. Our landscape plan included trees that, when grown, will partially block the adjacent neighbor’s scenic …

Property owner’s rights and developer protections when construction defects occur

By Loren Ungar | Rose Law Group Litigation Attorney Homebuilders use their best efforts to ensure quality construction.  Sometimes, however, construction defects can turn up years later.  But, what protections are afforded homebuilders so that they are not taken advantage of years later after construction has been completed? Arizona has enacted legislation in an attempt to deal with the problem of …

Court nixes development deal with space tourism, research firm in southern Arizona; Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigation attorney, who works on gift clause compliance issues, comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal A court in Tucson has nixed an economic development and real estate deal between Pima County and a space tourism and scientific research firm that uses high-altitude balloons to get into Earth’s stratosphere. Pima County Superior Court Judge Catherine Woods sided with the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute, which had challenged a deal between Pima …

Adam Martinez, Rose Law Group Real Estate Litigation Department Chairman, answers the question, are property owners responsible for changes that result in flooding?

Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  For years we have owned a beautiful ranch style property in North Phoenix. The homes in our neighborhood have large irrigated lots. Recently, my neighbor behind us built an addition to the back of her home and a large outside entertaining area. Ever since she completed the additions, her …

Adam Martinez, Chairman of Rose Law Group Real Estate Litigation, to speak in Sedona on residential and commercial real estate topics

Adam Martinez, Chairman of Rose Law Group Real Estate Litigation, will speak to northern Arizona real estate professionals about residential and commercial real estate issues on Monday, January 23, in Sedona. Sponsors include Empire West Titles Agency and Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals. Some of the topics Adam will address include: Legal issues regarding real estate and financing agreements Legal issues regarding …