I bought a home at a 55+ community and before signing the
I bought a home at a 55+ community and before signing the closing was approved to put up a small fence for my dog. They even walked the area with their contractor advising them where the fence needed to be. They now say I cannot have the fence. I would not have bought the property had this been disclosed prior to my purchase. This was a total deception. They even drew the fence area on my papers. What recourse do I have?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What paperwork are you speaking about?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My drawings (architect) show that my screen porch should have been a 12x12 but is a 12x10.
I am divorcing my husband of 22 years. We have lived in a
Hello,I am divorcing my husband of 22 years. We have lived in a house that my parents own. They purchased it for us to live in 14 years ago, because at that time, my husband and I couldn't get the loan. Originally, we were going to fix it up and sell it in one year, and split the profit with my parents. That never happened. Now, my ex is threatening to sue my parents, as he speaks of it as "his house." He has done a lot of construction and made a lot of improvements on it throughout the years (he's an architect), but I would guess that doesn't entitle him to ownership. However, could he sue for compensation for having improved the value of the house? (My parents never asked him to do any of it).
I have a 2 family house but I divided my downstairs floor
i have a 2 family house but I divided my downstairs floor into two apts and put in separate kitchens in and bathrooms and put two tenants in there. so now instead of 1 tenant I have 3. Is this legal?? If not then what constitutes an illegal apt??
I have problem with an architect who has breech his
I have problem with an architect who has breech his contract, hehas not provided any plans or any permits for my contractor to workon my property. I forgot to say that I an investor who flip homesand I believe I have been jaded by this architect. I have his agreementand copy of deposit which was wire by bank. I live in Texas and I canfly up there immediately if you can help me in any way.
I had a fire at my property. I was contacted by a contractor
I had a fire at my property. I was contacted by a contractor looking to get the contract to rebuild my home. In the immediate moment the property needed immediate emergency services which we authorized. After that we signed nothing else. We decided not to rebuild and contractor put a lien on the house for time spent, architect drawings we did not receive, overhead and profit to the amount of $19k.We are trying to sell our home. What is our recourse and next steps as we feel they are just trying to get money from us by placing the lien and stopping our sale. Property is in illinois
My neighbor's porch began caving in during the snow storm in
My neighbor's porch began caving in during the snow storm in January 2016. The City condemned his porch and removed it June 10, 2016. In removing his porch, it made my porch unstable and thus had to be removed also. I live in a neighborhood with an association and covenant that oversees any changes to the exterior of your property. I asked them for the drawings and specs for the reconstruction of my porch. ( my neighbor's property is now in foreclosure and I am stuck with this problem). I was informed by the Covenant Chair to have my homeowners insurance send an architect or contractor to my home to provide drawings of the porch and send them to the covenant for review. I am required to maintain the exterior of my property according to the deed and architectural guidelines of the Covenant. Shouldn't they be responsible for providing me with the drawings and specs for the porch. Instead I was told that when the deed and architectural guidelines were done for this neighborhood association they did not include the porches. I then instructed to make my porch look like a neighbor's porch 7 houses down the street. So I asked if they just constructed a new porch, they should have provided them with drawings and specs in order to pull permits. The only thing in writing is (A covered porch, no part of which is more than fifteen (15) feet above thelevel of the first floor of the building, may encroach on any such restricted area by projecting thereon to the extent of one-half the depth of the porch, but in no case shall said encroachment exceed six (6) feet.)Am I responsible for producing drawings and specs for the rebuild of my porch or is it the responsibility of the Neighborhood Association and the Covenant?
My real estate broker was accosted by one of my late
My real estate broker was accosted by one of my late father's neighbors as she was showing the property with a client. Our agent wanted me to write a letter to the neighbor. I was wondering if what he did as I describe in the letter below is called "derogatory of title"? I'm quite sure I didn't hear it correctly from the zoning attorney. Could you please comment about the language of the deed and if I am correct?Tortured NeighborSsssssssssnumberIntruder InterfererSaw Mill RoadRivertowns, usaAugust 3, 2016Dear Darndest,My father, the Architect, bought his property in 1978 and his deed gave him the right to pass over “Parcel C” to get to his garage. It's a right of way that was reserved by Woody Sawmiller in 1956 when he sold “Parcel C” to his Rivertown neighbors. In addition, Woody Sawmiller also reserved his right to cross over some Rivertown land belonging to his neighbor, which I presume now belongs to you, to repair the dam upstream from “Parcel C” which was part of Woody's saw mill. These two rights of way were passed on to my father when he bought the property. Now, after he died, these became the rights of the estate.I think that if you look at the wording below, there are two rights of way. There is also a provision that prevents the road on Parcel C to be made higher.”This deed is given on the express condition that the Releaseesshall at no time permit any road, built on said parcel to be higherthan 19.25 feet below the plate line of the roof of the buildingnow located on Parcel "B" on said map or any replacement thereof .Said parcel is released subject to the reservation of a rightof way to the Releasor, his heirs and assigns over said Parcel “C”and so much of land· of the Releasee Louise Murray lying Northerlythereof as may be necessary to repair the dam owned by the Releasorprovided that any damage to the roadway or bridge' arising out ofsaid use shall be repaired by the Releasor.I know that some years ago, your Attorney Lier had the opinion that there was only one right of way and it was to cross your land to repair the dam. I welcome you to share the above language with him in order to see what he thinks now. I think that everyone will conclude that:1.) Woody Sawmiller reserved two rights of way.2.) The first right of way is to cross over Parcel “C” at any time.3.) The second right of way is to cross over the land of your Predecessor in Title to fix the dam.4.) The regrading of the road on “Parcel C” in order to make the roadway a higher was and is forbidden.You are making a mistake by putting a no trespassing sign with a wire preventing access to the Estate's garage. Also, you should not interfere with the real estate agents when they come down Parcel C with prospective buyers, as you did last Thursday. As agents of the Estate, they have an absolute right to walk down “Parcel C” to access my late father's property.When the Conglomerate or the owners of “Parcel C”, raised the road in August of 2015, evidently, they did so, without the needed Inland Wetland approval. The boulders that were misguidedly placed at the entrance of my Dad's garage, earlier that year, prevent him and us now from driving in.I want to be good neighbors. So, please give me a call at(###) ###-####so that we can discuss.I am enclosing: Buttery's deed to Wilton neighbors, my father's deed and Map 2589 which depicts “Parcel C” and its relationship to the Estate's garage which is to the North and the “building” on Parcel B which is to the South which the deeds refer to.Very truly yours,*****CC: Estate's LawyerZoning LawyerAttorney LierOffended Real Estate Lady from International RealtyMain Real estate Lady International RealtyBrother. Executor of the EstateBrother Son of Late Father