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We have just been discharged on a chapter 13 bankruptcy and

We have just been discharged on a chapter 13 bankruptcy and now the mortgage holder is saying we owe 1300 plus fees and finance charges attorneys fees etc our discharge was done in August 2016 we had an amended case on the chapter 13 that we were going to pay the taxes and insurance the mortgage holder never filed anything to object or change this and we just received a letter saying they are selling our house January 7,2017.We went to our bankruptcy attorney she told us there was nothing ever filed after the amended contract and to see if we can work out a deal with them on the fees ? We are in Missouri

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Due to immigration to other country, I have to move out my

Due to immigration to other country, I have to move out my current apartment before the lease ends. I found a friend who can take over my lease, but his income does not meet the financial requirement from landlord. In this case, he is willing to pay the rest of the rent in current lease upfront. After asking landlord, they still refuse to transfer my lease to my friend. What should I do now? Can I default my lease? Can I take this as an unreasonable rejection from landlord? Or what else can I do?

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My brother and his wife own 1/3 of a home and moved her

My brother and his wife own 1/3 of a home and moved her daughter into the house without the other 2/3 owners permission. Does he have the right to do so without majority rule? What do we have to do to get her out?There is no occupancy permit. Is it legal for her to live there? This is Michigan.

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I need to know if a landlord can make new rules and changes

I need to know if a landlord can make new rules and changes before the lease expires. my niece signed a 1 year lease for the house she is currently in. it does not expire until may 2017. the landlord brought her a bunch of papers today telling her that she will have to pay $50 fine to her every time the grass is not mowed and is now telling her that they cannot park where they are currently parking and must now park at the end of the mobile home. Although there is no real defined driveway. failure to abide by theses new rules will result in a $50 per month increase in rent starting january 1st 2015. Can the landlord do this during and active lease?

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Can an hoa evict a tenat if the hoa states they don't allow

Hello can an hoa evict a tenat if the hoa states they don't allow renters for the first year of owning?

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I own a condo in Oregon (4 unit building) and my neighbors

I own a condo in Oregon (4 unit building) and my neighbors are telling me that I cannot have guests spend the night (even when parking in my car port and not trespassing on anyone else's property) unless I have known them a specific length of time. I feel I am being persecuted for being a younger, single female while the rest of them are in their 70s and are couples. There is nothing in our bylaws that restricts guests, but there is a vague statement saying that members should not engage in any commercial activity or otherwise that brings "increased traffic." My neighbors are telling me that I am violating this bylaw, but have gone so far as to say that if they recognize the car and know the person then it would be ok. Do they have a right to do this? What are my options in moving forward? I do not want to create unnecessary conflict, but I also feel that it is my right to have friends stay at my house.

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I have a question regarding our homeowners association. We

I have a question regarding our homeowners association. We are trying to update our covenants and it requires a 2/3 vote of all lot owners (175). Many of the owners live out of state and fail to vote. This prevents us from reaching our 2/3 minimum requirement every time we try to make a change. How can we get past this voting requirement to be able to update our covenants?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes, the documents are 30 years old and badly need updatingJA: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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The Covenant from our HOA states in 10.10 that we cannot

The Covenant from our HOA states in 10.10 that we cannot have a shed but 10.13 states the we cannot use our garage as storage. This does not match.

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I own and live in a townhome with an HOA that has changed

I own and live in a townhome with an HOA that has changed the parking permit rules effective 1/1/17. We have parked a motorbike in our 1 car garage to satisfy the HOA requirement of having to park a vehicle in the garage for the past 1 1/2 years. Now they changed the rules to require the motor bike to be a minimum of 600 ccs, which ours is not. Can they legally change the rules like that? We now have to go out a buy a 600cc motorcycle or park a car in the garage, which we cannot do.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What do you mean by paperwork?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, thank you.

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