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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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What rights would a home owner have to start a bed and

what rights would a home owner have to start a bed and breakfast in Colorado if they belonged to a Homeowners Associations?

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Does a condominium complex of eight or fewer units require a

Does a condominium complex of eight or fewer units require a reserve study if the owners vote "no" for Redondo Beach, California?

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Can a real estate broker add a prospective lot to the value

Can a real estate broker add a prospective lot to the value of the property? I just got word that the appraisal came in at one million dollars without the lot. I am trying to get a zoning permit for the extra lot from the town. Someone is going to be successful with enough time and money. I don't know when and I don't know how. I don't know who. The lot down the road sold for 580 k. Can I find a real estate broker to list for 1,400,000? Or is that illegal? 900 for for the lot with house on it and 500 for the lot that is speculative.

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My builder put a lien on our house one day before closing.

My builder put a lien on our house one day before closing. He says we owe him 55k out of contract. He's claiming "change of plan fees." Our original contract was for 650k. After two months he said couldn't build that house for that much and had us pick a different plan that would have a smaller footprint. Meanwhile the appraisal came back at 520k. After going back to the architect and picking a new plan that decreased the width and depth of the house we then signed a new contract for 590k. He did not want to get the new plan appraised. We are in the house but are waiting to close. He has a lawyer now and so do we. The bank where we had our construction loan pointed out to him that he breached his contract of waiving the right to lien. He still hasn't removed the lien. We have a lawyer but he's just having us see how it plays out. The builder's lawyer will email our lawyer with silly things like they are looking for the proof that they made a verbal agreement to pay the 55k and other grasping for straw statements. Is our lawyer right to have us just sit back and wait? I have subs knocking on my door that they haven't been paid by the builder. Also, found out the builder has a state tax lien. And after going through a lot of our paperwork we noticed his assistant signs his stuff or his daughter does. I also noticed he used three different company names. I traced one of the companies to a UPS store in Florida.

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I replaced ugly bushes in front of my townhouse and now HOA

I replaced ugly bushes in front of my townhouse and now HOA is asking me to remove the plants I put there and replace it back with the ugly bushes. Their HOA documents says that they own the front lawn of my townhouse as the common area, but I made reasonable improvement to that area. I invested $600+ into the plants and replaced bushes that were actually infested with "bug worms." Insect that feeds on the bushes and kills them. Their documentation says: Lot owners are responsible for all landscaping maintenance and upkeep within their own lot. Accordingly, the association shall not be responsible for the maintenance or replacement of plants or trees from any lot. They sent me a letter I violated common area landscape by alteration of the planted plants and I have to put the bushes back immediately. Can I argue that the bushes were infected and would die and according to their statement they would not replace them anyway, so in fact I improved the appeal of the landscape by planting new plants?

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