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I signed a lease to move to a new condo, gave a security

I signed a lease to move to a new condo, gave a security deposit already.Now I need to get approved by a condo association that takes forever .Not having start the condo part today, the landlord executed the lease.But meanwhile my job position is in jeopardy and I'm not sure now I will stay around for long.Can I request my deposit back ?What are my option?This is for Dade county, Florida

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We are selling our home. a large, publicly-traded rental

we are selling our home. a large, publicly-traded rental company has given us a contract ($400,000). We are 1 wk from closing and they cancelled because: an amendment in our HOA bylaws says our HOA must vet rentersJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: charlotte, ncJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: our HOA community pres was unaware of this amendment and said its ridiculous and will be discussed at the next meeting. mean time, for us, we lose a $400,000 contract

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Florida. Deed restricted community An owner in a deed

Florida. Deed restricted community An owner in a deed restricted paints over a sidewalk owned by the county. The owner was told by the HOA not to do that. The owner also did not get county permission. Now the county attorney is telling me this is not really her concern since the county codes do not talk specifically about getting county permission to paint. The code does make the county street unit responsible for construction and maintenance of the sidewalks. She insists this is really just a private matter with the HOA and the county has nothing to do with it. Am I supposed to accept that? I don' t care except my HOA covenants do not give us permission to regulate county property by allowing them to be altered, including painting.

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As the owner of a condo, do I have the right to select my

As the owner of a condo, do I have the right to select my own contractor when repairing my ceiling drywall which was damaged by a water leak coming from the upstairs unit?

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On April 12th, 2016 I met with an Associate at the apartment

On April 12th, 2016 I met with an Associate at the apartment complex, she gave me a tour of the facilities and even showed me how to access the parking garage from inside the building. I was told that tenants have access to all amenities, and parking in the garage is an amenity provided to all tenants, which was also stated on the website. This was something I payed close attention to because parking in a garage was high on my priority list in finding an apartment.So after viewing the facilities I decided to lease an apartment.On August 16, 2016 I received an email from the apartment stating that new residents are allowed to park in the garage temporarily and reserve parking will begin being enforced on August 22nd, 2016. This prompted me to email the General Manager because no one informed me of any kind of reserved parking and in my lease agreement it even states that parking is not assigned. The manager responded stating:" As for the parking garage, we unfortunately have limited spaces reserved for onsite parking. Unfortunately, if you have not already been issued a reserved parking space we ask that you take advantage of the parking garages FIU offers to its students. Or, you can take advantage of the free street parking or public parking lots for a small hourly fee.I wish signing a lease also guaranteed you a parking space, however we are not offering onsite parking as a free amenity. I will follow up with my team to ensure they are communicating the parking lot information that was miscommunicated to you at the time of your lease signing."As you can see, even in his reply, its contradictory to what was stated on their website as parking being an amenity. Further, over my lunch break, I decided to visit the 4th Street Commons location in hopes of finding a solution. I met with the Regional Supervisor and the only options he presented to me were to either park on the street or sublease my apartment.I'd like for them to accommodate my vehicle as I do not want to park on the street.

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Does a tenant's new contract negate the old contract? The

Does a tenant's new contract negate the old contract? The new contract says no smoking. The old contract did not stipulate no smoking. The tenant says she is "Grandfathered in" to smoke. The new contract had no written "grandfather clause" that added/ deleted/amended the old contract. Does the clause that would allow her to continue smoking need to be written into the legal document? Can she continue to smoke because she was allowed to do this in the past?

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Our HOA is 10 unit Condo complex one of the homeowners is

hi our HOA is 10 unit Condo complex one of the homeowners is attempting to sell his unit, to a buyer who actually lives 70% of the time in Africa. The Board recently voted that all new sales should be owner occupied sales however we have not yet had the opportunity to have it put into our CC&Rs can we refuse the sale if we feel it is not in the best interest of the other unit owners.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: California, Los Angeles CountyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no we just learned of this over the past two days, we did not know the unit was up for sale as it is still occupied by the owners grandchildrenJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: This seems to be our biggest concern at this time we are a small complex self managed none owner occupied units makes very difficult to conduct business. according to the real estate agent who contacted us the unit is to be occupied by the buyer mother.

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This is not a duplicate: (This is in Louisiana, so I know

This is not a duplicate:(This is in Louisiana, so I know some civil laws are different that other 49 states)I own a lot in a cul de sac neighborhood, no house yet. Somebody who owns timber land behind my lot split the one large tract, into 3 smaller tracts. The one that backs to our lot is now land locked, the way they split it. The guy is now suing us for a right of passage easement, to build a 60'x200' access road, across our lot, to then build a neighborhood behind us. I've been told he can't force passage, once it's a subdivided, existing neighborhood with covenants in place. But nobody can tell me an actual law or ruling that says this. This person suing us is a lawyer, AND a judge in the same area as the property, which is in Louisiana. HELP!?!?Optional Information:State/Country relating to question: LouisianaAlready Tried:Denied him when he tried to buy it for less than pennies on the dollar. He has now had us served with papers. So he obviously thinks he can do it. We responded, hoping he was thinking we would be scared/stupid, and agree. But he has since responded back, and asking us for Interregatory discovery stuff about our lot, his lot, what expert witnesses we plan to use, etc. Our land meets the southern end of his land, and there is a lake to the west. The east is a large lot that was just cleared for timber, as a residential development was planned, but recently delayed. The north is all of the rest of his original tract of land, that was split up, and is now owned by family trust. He states that cutting through our property is the shortest route, so we have to give it to him. That is true, but it shouldn't matter, since our lot is not raw land, but part of an already subdivided neighborhood.I have attached 3 photos.1. Google earth image that shows my neighborhood cul de sac at the bottom, with road, and the northern part of the map shows the closest road on the north. I think the northern road is how they had access to the property when it was one large piece, but not sure.2. A Arian shot from the tax assesses office. This one shows the lots in question, and also updated where the lot to the east has been cleared for a future residential development, which could be access to his lot. The plaintiffs land are the rectangle and square lots with no print on them, directly north of the neighborhood. The green lot and two labeled "amended" are the three lots that used to make up one big tract, before they split it, creating a land locked tract.3. Last is from the tax assessor as well, showing lots. Green are part of the original large tract. Orange are the two land locked lots, plaintiff is suing us for passage to. Pink is roughly where our land is. The lots in the upper right of picture are privately owned, but I think where they had access when it was one large lot. This has not been confirmed. Plaintiff stated the land had been used for hunting lease and recreational in the past, so they had to have access somehow.

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Executor ordered Date of Death EXTERIOR only appraisal for a

Executor ordered Date of Death EXTERIOR only appraisal for a Noe Valley San Francisco County, CA 3 unit apartment building. Appraiser estimated the rentable square feet to be 2770 sf. Actual rentable square feet turned out to be 2880 sf when measured by the broker. The appraisal room count was off missing 1.5 bathrooms, the neighborhood was also wrong. We are using the appraisal to establish Date of Death real estate value for tax forms 706 and 1041. Should we go back to the original appraiser or order a new one with the hopes of increasing the appraisal with the extra square footage and extra bathrooms on this property? How much difference would that make in the final appraised value?

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