25 August

Title Exceptions

What Are Plotted Easements? One purpose of a preliminary title report and an eventual title policy is to document the recorded encumbrances on a particular property.  The title company will provide title insurance, essentially ensuring that a buyer will have …

18 August

Project Approvals

Why A Specific Plan? In a previous post, we mentioned that a project approval may be for a “specific plan”, which does not provide for street and lot layouts like a tentative tract map, but yet it can be a …

11 August

Entitlement Process

What Gets Approved? In the entitlement process, a developer is essentially asking the local jurisdiction to approve a project. For housing, a common document that gets submitted for review and approval is a tentative tract map (TTM).  This TTM is …

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