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How high must the humidity be in a rental in New Jersey to

How high must the humidity be in a rental in New Jersey to constitute uninhabitable conditions? (i.e. enable lease to be broken)JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: new jerseyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: discussed w/maintenance manager verbally and told even if it can be proven nothing will be done. Can begin documenting immediately if constitutes uninhabitable.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: how to prove? arrange meeting w/bld. property managers and maintenance when a hot humid day and display humidity meters w/A/C cooling, but sucking in humidity from outside?

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I got a hefty fine in the mail because I filed late. I am a

I got a hefty fine in the mail because I filed late. I am a procrastinator by nature, but I honestly didn't know S corp filed a month early nor did I know that it had to filed march 15th regardless of whether you owe or not. Can I or should ask the IRS for help with this? I know ignorance is not an excuse, but this fine is pretty big and I can't afford it right now.

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Second opinion] my dad lost his home and all his lifes

Second opinion] my dad lost his home and all his lifes material memories 6 months ago. the insurance has been less then reassuring in his time of need. if the contents of the home were deemed a total loss why will the adjuster state unless the inventory is provided then there can be no pay out. the coverage is 195k with replacement cost. why are we having to provide any inventory when their own abatement company cleaned it out and said contents a total loss. Then in my opinion stole everything by saying they disposed of everything without my dad being able to see them after they were done. He was told he would have a chance to see and get what items he would want back. but anyways, they even took pictures and did their own inventory and giving it to the adjuster. so why does my elderly father have to do this? he is not capable of remembering what all was there. I think they are bulling him and have not right to ask for such a list. he paid for the coverage and now in his time of need they are going to not pay for the coverage he bought? this whold ordeal has really taken its toll on him and now this. what can he do?JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: just the list from the abatement people. other then that just what can be remembered.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: no. why would there have been?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no just why we cant get paid what he bought/had coverage for.

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Me and my husband (he's the one in the military) have

Me and my husband (he's the one in the military) have decided to get divorced after 8 years. I have been a homemaker and attending college the last 2 years so I am currently unemployed. I will now be going back to work but don't plan to stay in this area. We have a 6-year-old together and he is going to make it very difficult for me to leave and try bringing him with me but a major part of our separation is due to his family and their lack of ambition and negative influences on my son. I know I can cantt leave the state of florida but I am looking at a town 2 hours away. what are my legal options?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: no. I dont know where to go where to beginJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, my husband doesn't know that I am thinking of moving out of town. He would give me hell for it and I am in his home turf surrounded by his friends and his family and have no support on my side. So I don't want this getting back to him. I am just seeing what options I have so I can move forward with job searching, hopefully in a different area.

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I have an infestation of bees under my deck. Am I

I have an infestation of bees under my deck. Am I responsible to have them removed ? I had a skunk one time and the landlord was responsible because it was considered a critter. Would the bees be the same?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?Customer: I looked in the lease and there was nothing written about this. What happened in the case of the skunk....the trapper I called asked if I lived in a Mobile Home park and I did and he told me that if I rent the space (which I do) that the park is responsible for critters.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have a neighbor whose truck crashed into my garage. He

I have a neighbor whose truck crashed into my garage. He doesn't have any homeowner's insurance for his property, much less liability insurance. Do I have to take him to court to collect for the damage to my garage?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: Colorado. The truck is 6-7 years old. And he wasn't driving it. It was stolen off his property by someone unknown, who didn't get very far before crashing it into the garage.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, police and insurance reports.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm researching this for another person who doesn't want to go online do ask this. Does that person need to speak directly to the lawyer?

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I have so many. OK I live in Oregon. I live in my trailer in

I have so many. OK I live in Oregon. I live in my trailer in my landlords yard. He locks the door to where the washer and dryer and fridge are. I don't have any access til he gets home from work everyday. No access to the bathroom inside the house either as he locks the front door. He won't give me keys and I pay him rent. Is what he's doing legal?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: OregonJA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?Customer: No lease no rental agreement no issues with upkeepJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is it legal for him to deny me access to the fridge when I've got my food in it?

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I am renting a house in Franklin MA. We moved in Sept 2016.

I am renting a house in Franklin MA. We moved in Sept 2016. for the past month my landlord has had a handyman living in the landlord aptJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: which is our basement, but separated from our side of the basement. The handyman is a pot head and starts construction on my landlords bathroom, which is right under my living room, after 5pm at night and the noise is deafening. Do I have any rights to put a stop to the pm construction? The guy is home all day, why start a 6pm?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no, that is why I am asking youJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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I'm having an issue with my neighbor who is a chain smoker

Hello, I'm having an issue with my neighbor who is a chain smoker and the cigarette smoke is entering my home and effecting my family. I'd like to take legal action for this to stop. Any advice?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaiforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My home is not attached. I'm in a single family home

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