M. T. WHITTINGTON    REAL ESTATE LAWYER    864 OSOS STREET    SAN LUIS OBISPO  93401    805 541-1301

A successful California homeowners association (HOA) protects the value of its members' properties by managing common areas in gated subdivisions, planned unit developments and condominiums, and establishing and enforcing rules and policies for all property owners in the community. Improving quality of life and real estate values must always be balanced with the freedom of property owners to use their real estate as they see fit. Ted has been assisting homeowner and property owner communities throughout San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura and Tulare Counties since 1992 and presently represents over 60 HOA and POA communities. Ted is well versed in the Davis-Stirling (revised) Law which is the controlling authority for nearly all aspects of HOA governance in California. He regularly assists Boards of Directors in the following areas:

Organizing HOAs as California non-profit corporations
Developing CC&Rs that comply with current California law and regulations

Developing and adopting Association Rules and Policies
Instituting IDR and ADR proceedings between Boards and non-compliant members
Enforcing recorded covenants through court action, when necessary
Reviewing contracts with Management companies and  third-party vendors
Defending Directors and Associations in lawsuits brought by owners/members
Recording liens to collect unpaid dues and assessments

Whether you are an elected Director on a Board, or simply live in an HOA and have questions, take advantage of Ted's long-standing FREE CONSULTATION policy to discuss your matter involving a California HOA.

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A reliable transaction attorney helps pave the way to buying your your first home, selling a home or investment property or negotiating a lease or other property contract.  Anxiety can often accompany the excitement of buying or selling your home. Ted skillfully represents you from offer to close of escrow and works relentlessly to ease your concerns. To ensure smooth and accurate transactions during all stages of the real estate process, he: 

Drafts or reviews your Purchase Agreement
Explains and assists in completing State-mandated Disclosure documents
Reviews your lending documents and title report
Handles land use, zoning and permitting issues that may arise
Monitors the escrow through the transaction closing


Ted also actively assists business clients in real estate transactions involving commercial and investment properties, such as buying, selling, renting and leasing office properties, as well as drafting purchase Options. While you focus on your business decisions, he efficiently handles all legal aspects of the  real estate transaction.


Litigation can often be avoided through thoughtful negotiation; however when court-intervention becomes necessary you can count on Ted's trial experience throughout Southern and Central California courtrooms to present your case in a convincing, well-researched manner.  When facing the stress of real estate litigation, employing an attorney with substantial knowledge of California property laws and civil litigation can lighten the burden. Ted possesses the forceful courtroom demeanor and the determination necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes. Ted prides himself on his thorough pre-trial preparation, while at the same time balancing the client's established economic parameters. Defending a real estate lawsuit, even one frivolous in nature? Call Michael Ted Whittington for a common sense yet aggressive defense strategy.

CAREFUL TRANSACTIONAL PLANNING, AGGRESSIVE LITIGATION STARTEGIES

TRUSTED, EXPERIENCED SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY

ASSISTING BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES WITH REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS AND DISPUTES FOR OVER 20 YEARS

Whether you are buying a home, negotiating an office build-out, foreclosing on a deed of trust or litigating an eminent domain or Quiet Title action, real estate lawyer Michael "Ted" Whittington is available to help. By applying his 27 years experience and extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business, Ted is able to work with you to achieve a successful resolution to almost all real estate issues, including:

Commercial/Investment Property Sales and Exchanges                             Residential Sales Transactions and Disclosures 

Boundary and Easement  Disputes                                                              Partition Actions and Co-Tenancy Disputes

Quiet Title Actions                                                                                         Landlord-Tenant disputes

Condo and Homeowner Association Matters                                               Trustee Sales and Foreclosure Defense

State Bureau of Real Estate administrative hearings                                   Eminent domain and Condemnation proceedings

Receiverships                                                                                               Specific Performance Actions

Land Use / Entitlement                                                                                  Real Estate Fraud

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M.T. WHITTINGTON

REAL ESTATE LAWYER