Founding Partner Charles Peterson successfully negotiated the removal of three 30-foot-tall melaleuca trees that were obstructing his client’s ocean views.
Founding Partner Charles Peterson presented, “What Every Real Estate Professional Should Know About View Preservation and View Restoration Ordinances,” to South Bay RE/MAX on May 5, 2015. A view ordinance is the legal vehicle to bring forth a lawsuit to restore and preserve a homeowners’ view. Restoring scenic views can increase real estate property values up to $100,000.
I attended a presentation this week that nearly made me ill. The health of California’s court system was the topic. It isn’t good. The budget of the judicial branch has been cut over $600 million in the past three years – with more cuts on the way – to the detriment of every Californian.
Scenic view restoration will be on the ballot in the City of Rolling Hills next spring. Unhappy with the City’s current View Preservation Ordinance, a group of citizens has qualified an initiative that will appreciably alter the way Rolling Hills approaches View Preservation.
The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom house at 333 Belvedere Ave. featured views of the bay, San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge. But after paying $4.2 million for the property earlier this year, the couple next door is tearing it down and replacing it with bushes and trees.
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