Why is Real Estate Called Real Estate? | Definition of Real Estate

Admittedly, “real estate” is a funny phrase to describe your house or property. So, what exactly is the meaning of real estate, and how did it come to earn the name we use now?  Why is it called “Real Estate”? Before we get into real estate’s meaning, lets see the context of the word’s etymology. Real estate became a legal term to identify a royal grant of estate land. The term “real estate” is first recorded in the 1660s, so we find its etymological origins in Early Modern English. The word “real” is derived from Latin, meaning existing, actual, or…

Is a Landlord Entitled to Recover Money Awarded to a Tenant for Goodwill in a Condemnation Action? 

In the case of Thee Aguila, Inc. v. Century Law Group, LLC (2019) 37 Cal.App.5th 22, landlord sued its former tenant after the tenant was awarded $6 million for loss of goodwill resulting from eminent domain proceeding.  The landlord took the position that its lease required the tenant pay it the money received in such […]
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