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Are Your Clients Licensed to Build in California?

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, Financial, News, Political|Tags: , , , , |

Do you advise California Building Contractors? Are you a CA Contractor? Do you like being paid for your work? Phoenix Mechanical, Inc., v. SpaceX [Certified June 13th 2017] Cal. App. 2nd As with many matters that end up in litigation, the “Devil is in the details” in this dispute between an aerospace company and a subcontractor. [...]

Building Code Violations Causing Receivership of Real Property.

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, News, Real Estate, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , |

Analysis of The City of Crescent City v. Sarvada Reddy. (2017) California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District. Property owners are under a duty of care to maintain their properties for habitability and fitness for the properties ordinary purpose. It must supply functions that would normally be found in a home following the building codes. In California, [...]

Open Letter to SLO City Council: Rental Housing Inspection Ordinance

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Political, Real Estate, Real Property, Taxes|

Fellow San Luis Obispo Residents and Voters, please email SLO City Council before 16th Feb at 2pm at email below. OR attend the Forum at February 16th at 6pm at 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo CA 93401 Email City Council: Click Here In the Subject Line Include: Feb 16th RHIO Forum emailcouncil@slocity.org Here is what I [...]

Real Estate Agents: How to Make Your Contractor Love you [Part 1of4]

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: DK Updates, News, Real Estate, Real Property|

When a contractor works with a Realtor it can be a time for celebration or a feeling of impending doom. No offense Realtors, but, to a contractor working with members from our industry is often a time suck and causes most contractors to feel either like that have been treated right, or they have been wronged. [...]

Contractors, Burnt-Out? Wonder Why?

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK Updates, Governments, News, Uncategorized|

When I first opened my doors to the international operating headquarters of Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing in 2006 I had a 1985 F-250 diesel pick up, truck full of tools, and attitude that I was going to be building the Hoover Dam the following year. I had ½ of a full time employee in my [...]

Expert Witness Tips: What Do We Do Now!!

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Design, DK Blog, DK News, Governments, News, Uncategorized|

You have a sneaking suspicion something on your project isn’t right. The call comes in to the company warranty line. Most people don’t want to hear it, “the news”. There is a construction defect on the property or project. Hey maybe it is something that isn’t our fault; we can invoke the "act of god provision" [...]

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