Real Estate Law

At Zahbihi & Watkins Law Firm, APC, our real estate clients consist of landlords, developers, property owners, and other parties having an interest in real property.  At Zahbihi & Watkins Law Firm, APC, we are well versed in residential and commercial Unlawful Detainer Actions (Evictions), Quiet Title Actions (cloud on title), and other real property title issues including Title Insurance, lien priority and property due diligence.  We are currently serving real property clients in the following regions:  Sacramento County, Placer County, El Dorado County, Calaveras County, Solano County, Yuba County, Sutter County, Butte County, Tehama County, Shasta County, San Joaquin County, Amador County, Lake County, Colusa County, Glenn County, Yolo County, Nevada County, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County.


We represent landlords in eviction actions.  If you are a landlord and have tenants who are not paying rent, or are breaching the lease terms and would like to speak to an attorney regarding your options please contact us for a free 20-minute evaluation of the matter.

An unlawful detainer action is a lawsuit brought by a landlord against a tenant to regain possession of real property.  For more information on unlawful detainer lawsuits, please see our related article. 


We represent parties in actions to clear unwanted or adverse interests from real property.  Common situations which are proper for quiet title actions are:

  • A family member was put on title to a property shortly before the passing of the prior owner;

  • To challenge the validity or interpretation of a gift, devise, bequest, or trust, under a will or instrument purporting to be a will, whether admitted to probate or not (CCP§764.020);

  • Most situations where title insurance cannot be obtained, and it is related to the status of title;

  • Title has been transferred in such a way as to cloud the chain of title with multiple interests;

  • There is a disagreement between family members over whom owns a property;

  • Someone was inadvertently put on title to a property.

If you find yourself the owner or have an interest in real property and there is an issue with the record title, please contact us for a free 20-minute evaluation of your matter.

For more information on quiet title lawsuits, please see our related article.