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Can a city refuse to issue a special use premit

Can a city refuse to issue a special use premit for dependent housing for my disabled 75 year old mother!

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My sister owns an apartment house in RI. She bought it about

My sister owns an apartment house in RI. She bought it about 30 years ago.The lot is very, very small, and is a land locked lot, with only 8 ft of land on three sides of the house and enough parking for 2 cars behind each other in the front. She has a deeded right of way, to pass over land to get to the street. She bought the property as an assumable mortgage from a couple who had and assumable mortgage with the contractor. They had the house about 3 or 4 years. The ad the realtor put in at the time did not say the house had a slump pump. The realtor didn't show the basement because she didn't have a flash light, but it was a stone basement.After she found out about the stump pump she was upset but had no idea anything was wrong. Many years later when she was talking to someone she was told she couldn't put the water into the sewer, however she has no other place for the water to go!She went back to the contractor and he said, "He didn't install the sump pump the couple who he originally sold the house to must have." However the piping is under the floor, cement floor, and the cement floor is raised where the furnaces are so if the pump fails it won't ruin the furnaces. Its obvious this was done when the house was rehabbed by the contractor.She has been worried sick about this for years and doesn't know what to do.Help!!

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Does a sheriffs sale of real property wipe out a county property

Does a sheriffs sale of real property wipe out a county property tax lien that accrued after the debt being foreclosed?

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I'd like to know how I can 'legally' run a 30day or less short-term

I'd like to know how I can 'legally' run a 30day or less short-term rental in a multi-family unit townhouse that I own in NYC. Many sources say it is 'legal' to rent out your home if I, the owner, live there. Can it be a tenant on lease that I rent the whole house to, that has to live there in order to legalize the short-term rental to others? Also some sources say that it is just 1 or 2 family unit home that can have legal short-term rental. How about a 3 or 4 family unit home? If I have my primary tenant (who rents my whole townhouse from me for long-term) live in a 3 or 4 family unit townhouse in NYC, is it legal to rent the townhouse to less than 30day short-term guests?

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According to NJ law what repairs are NOT mandatory

According to NJ law what repairs are NOT mandatory for the residence rental? Unclogging the toilet, sink, etc…?Can I have the following in the lease according to NJ law? If not, please advise in detail.Thank youTENANT'S RESPONSIBILITYa) Let contractors use the apartment utilities for repairs needed to the apartment/house.b) keep and maintain the Apartment and Grounds in a neat, clean, safe, and sanitary condition. The Tenant shall not allow injury to the lawn or landscaping.c) take good care of the Apartment and all equipment and fixtures in it. Tenant is responsible for the care & repair of all appliances in the apartment.d) Pay for all repairs, replacement, maintenance, and damage caused by the act or neglect of the Tenant, the Tenant's family, guests, and domestic employees.e) Pay for all repairs, replacement, maintenance, and damage. Based on the cause of the repair, replacement, maintenance, and damage landlord will refund all, portion or none of the cost. Tenant might need to find a contractor who will do the repair, if prompt response will avoid more damage to the rental. If the work is not done on time, any further damage caused to the rental, would be considered tenants negligence and the above part will apply.f) No cost should be deducted from the rent without landlord's written approval.LANDLORD'S REPAIRSIf repairs, replacement, maintenance, and damage is done/paid by Landlord, but the Tenant is in fault, the Tenant is responsible for the repair cost which needs to be paid no later than 30 days from the repair time.

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I am in a lease until July 2015. My landlord called to say

I am in a lease until July 2015. My landlord called to say he wants to sell the property due to his personal financial hardships and is asking that I move. Should he be required to pay back deposit or other fees since he is breaking the lease agreement? I don't mind trying to move however, I dont feel I should suffer hardship due to his breaking the lease.

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if I rented a space with a basement which is listed as storage

if I rented a space with a basement which is listed as storage only, what can I build down there

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In our HOA covenant it states no mother in law houses are allowed.

In our HOA covenant it states no mother in law houses are allowed. Is that a descrimination

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Hello, I would like to you whether having a tenancy-at-will

Hello,I would like to you whether having a tenancy-at-will still gives me some rights against eviction, and how much notice Im entitled to? I am being evicted after 2 years so the landlord may renovate the bathroom do to major underlying problems having nothing to do with me. The Landlord initially wrote ( i assume through his lawyer) a move out agreement, but as I kept asking questions, to make sure I was protected as said agreement didnt seem beneficial to me, he annuled it. Realistically, Im pregant and doing my best, ***** ***** promise to be out in a month or 2, hence am ready to contest in court. Im worried that the Landlord will have workers come renovate the bathroom against my will (which will render the house inhabitable)? He also asked that while I stay st his house, I stop using bathtub, but with no compensation (eg same rent etc...). Im feeling compeltely helpless and stressed to the point it might be affecting my pregancy (3rd trimester). Any help would be most welcome.

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