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Hinrichs v. Melton: Easements

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, DK News, DK Updates, Governments, Real Estate, Real Property|Tags: , , , , , , |

Introduction and Facts: Hinrichs v. Melton (certified for publication May 3, 2017) is an appellate case brought by the owner of a landlocked property requesting an easement over the property of another in order to access his property. In 1993 Leslie Hinrichs inherited two contiguous legal parcels; the southern parcel was improved with a home on [...]

Digest of the Appeal of Aptos Council v. County of Santa Cruz et al.

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: DK Blog, Governments, Political, Real Estate, Real Property|Tags: , , , , |

INTRODUCTION: The California Sixth Appellate Court heard and gave guidance on the applicability of CEQA analysis in regards to a zoning updates and modernization by a municipality, certified for publication on 3/30/17. This is a particularly relevant case, state wide, as well as locally, as it gives likely guidance to the San Luis Obispo City Council, [...]

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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