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My husband bought a piece of property in Hawaii before we

Hello...my husband bought a piece of property in Hawaii before we were married and paid off. We want to move forward with building a home but the land title only has his name. Can we secure lending with both our names without my name on the land title or do we need to add my name to it before?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Sure HawaiiJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Nothing yet...we have an architect that has plans in both of our names but our home planning rep says it can only include my husbands name...trying to figure out how to proceedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I think that's it

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Dear Barrister~ I currently live in Brooklyn NY. I am

Dear Barrister~I currently live in Brooklyn NY. I am lisenced by the State of NY as a Massage Therapist, LMT. I am seeking advice on the legal ability to practice my craft in a residence. I am interested in purchasing a Brooklyn property that has a 2-story brick building, an original "carriage house" built in 1899, about 900 sq ft. As far as I know I am allowed to set up a business practice in a residence that is owned by me. I am interested in creating a Healing Arts business with a Yoga Therapist-colleague. In addition, we would like to use the 1st floor- downstairs room for intimate small group function by us or renters for related HealingArts-bodywork, educational workshops, yoga, meditation, Art, study group, etc.There is no Certificate of Occupancy currently; we would need to acquire one.The C of O, just says pre-exissting residence. An older woman (70s?) lives there, her grandfather built the carriage house, its always been in the family.After a necessary rennovation, can we file "residential" C of O?~ can I conduct this business legally? Do I need any other special variance? Because the building is so tiny and old, tho it is perfect for our use, it is not possible to make wheelchair accessable, nor do we need it to be for our use. We could not file as "business" b/c of this fact. We would not be able to pass inspections for that 'use'. But since our fields are not legally "medical", it is my hope that we should not need that. Thank you for your assistance.warm regard,Susie

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With an easement for a sewer line that says the two parties

With an easement for a sewer line that says the two parties are responsible for the sewer for use in common then that means until they are joined they not in "use in common> I think that is my understanding.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: there is a 1929 easement doc that states the parties share responsibility for the sewer line "use in common'.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: my neighbor had t dig up and replace their sewer line and had ot do a lot of digging on our property to where the two ines join. Their architect told them we are %50 responibiltiy even though their line doe snot connect to pours whrer they dod the work.

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I live in NYC and just sold my house about 4 weeks ago.

i live in NYC and just sold my house about 4 weeks ago. today the new owners told me that they had con Edison inspect the furnace and they found out that gas pipes were leaking, in addition, the furnace, the water heater, and the washing machine and dryer were not registered with the city and did not have permits. they told me they could sue me you if i didnt help them with the bills. they said they need an architect, and file for permits and change the pipes...etc..ALTHOUGH I WAS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTALLING THE FURNACE OR THE WASHING MACHINE OR THE WATER HEATER. The previous owners before me installed them. but because i never had any problems, i did not know whether they they had proper permits.do the new owners have a case against me?

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Just need some advice here. My boyfriend and I put down a

Hi there, just need some advice here. My boyfriend and I put down a $19,000 earnest deposit on a condo just a month ago that is still in the process of being built (won't be finished until end of 2017). We only signed the contract a month ago and unfortunately we've decided not to go through with purchasing the unit for personal/financial reasons. I talked to the sales rep (who is relaying messages between the seller/architect) and in the contract we signed, it stays that all the earnest deposit will be kept as liquidated damages if we decide not to move forward. They're refusing to give any of our deposit back (including $2,500 that was used for a countertop upgrade, and I am almost sure they haven't ordered materials yet since they're still only finishing up the structure of the building right now). Just trying to find some way around this as the loss of $19,000 is devastating and I'm not sure how to fight back with the seller on this.

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Are Architectural drawings and interior design can be done

Are Architectural drawings and interior design can be done by same person? Or they are totally different animals?

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I am purchasing a property that was over 50 percent damaged

I am purchasing a property that was over 50 percent damaged by Hurricane Sandy.The property was grandfathered with a two family house and various set backs that don't meet existing codes for the location. The property is on the water in Beachwood, NJ. From the zoning officer I am told because of the over 50 percent damage to the existing house I have to apply for a use and bulk variance to build a new two family in the existing footprint of the property. My question would be can you write a description properly of what I would be asking for. I would be filing myself. Thanks Gordon SoosJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this time

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I'm working on an a tile install in my condo, and just got

Hi, I'm working on an a tile install in my condo, and just got feedback from the HOA architecture review The review calls for specific underlayment and self-leveler to be applied, because "applying mortar directly to the concrete subfloor will cause damage"JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: CA I've read through the CC&R and the only section that mentions any specific detail cites not making changes that will increase sound transmission to adjacent units or units belowJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: we've filed paperwork with the architecture review boardJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: only that the CC&R and the Architectural Design documents are ambiguous

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HOA President, because his motion didn't pass has sent

HOA President, because his motion didn't pass has sent letters of intimidation threatening building inspections that must be done within 30 days by a Licensed Architect, civil engineer, structural pent control inspector or General contractor. According to our by laws the HOA is responsible for all exterior maintenance and repairs. He has been using intimidation tactics, threats and bribery in come cases. At a Special meeting on November 16th he is bringing in an attorney to explain what we already know what is our responsibility and what is the responsibility of the HOA.

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