There is a story in the news about a property dispute involving a fairly unlikely collection of contestants: five nuns, the archbishop of Los Angeles, an area restaurant owner, and pop star Katy Perry. It is an attention-grabbing case study in the need to be aware of property issues before concluding dealings with the Los Angeles shipping company that helps you to move into what you think will be your new home or business.
Restauranteur Dana Hollister may unfortunately be on the hook for relocation services both into and out of a former Los Angeles area convent, depending on how the case turns out. He has reportedly already begun unpacking moving boxes in the property he thought he had legally obtained for his new restaurant. But Katy Perry still hopes to usurp Hollister’s relocation services and bring in her own moving boxes, based on an agreement with Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez which conflicts with the agreement between Hollister and two former residents of the convent.
It’s an interesting story, and you can read a little more about it at . But the takeaway for anyone who’s thinking of engaging of their own is that in cases of joint ownership or corporate ownership, it’s important to have a full understanding of relevant property rights before opening any shipping crates. Or at the very least, make sure you’re dealing with a Los Angeles moving company that won’t give you any trouble if you find you have to move out before you’ve finished moving in.