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I live in a senior citizen 55 and over community. I want to

I live in a senior citizen 55 and over community. I want to put a shed on my property but the covenants state that sheds are not allowed on lots that are on the perimeter of the community. They are allowed on the interior lots. Seems unfair since i have a sizable easement behind my home and lot.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not yet. I will need to request a permit from the architectural committee. I have already been told it will be declined.JA: This sounds important. The lawyer will definitely help you with this. I'm going to connect you with a lawyer who has 5436 happy customers and a 4.6 out of 5 Rating. Anything else we should know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you

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I am searching for someone with some RE law regarding some

Hi Pearl,JA: Where is the property located?Customer: I am searching for someone with some RE law regarding some neighbors in the HOA that are placing discenting signs in their yards....these are political negative signs called "Reject"JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No, because I am only asking for the first time. I was told by one of the neighbors that they consider their signs, "Yard Art" and have a constitutional right to place a political sign in their yards....there are about 10 signs so far out of the 450 residence (this is the Four Seasons Community).JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I cannot think of anything at the moment, but I just do not have many funds to hire an attorney, this is why I am searching online. Thanks.

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My HOA wants to install a permanent basketball hoop near my

My HOA wants to install a permanent basketball hoop near my unit which is on a cul de sac. According to the documents I found some wording that may prevent them from installing the hoop. I know when we vote for directors we need 3/4 of the community to vote. If they are proposing changes to the conservation area would they also need 3/4 of the community's approval?Here is what I found in the deed restriction document:5.28 Permanent basketball hoops are not permitted per our documents5.30 states (a) the purpose of this deed restriction over the Conservation Areas is to prevent any use of the conservation areas that will impact or interfere with the environment value of these areas.(b) Any activity in or use of the conservation areas inconsistent with the purpose of this deed restriction is prohibited. Expressly prohibits construction or placing of buildings, roads, signs or other structures on or above the ground.(iii) removing or destroying trees, landscape and (iv) excavating dredging or removing loam, peat, gravel soil rock or other material substances in such a manner as to affect the surface.(Viii) acts of uses detrimental to the preservation of the structural integrity, or physical appearance of sites of property of historical, architectural, archaeological or cultural significance.5.32 Ramps, no skateboards, bicycle ramps or similar structure shall be permanently installed or maintained overnight on any portion of any lot located forward of the rear wall of the dwelling or adjacent to any side street.To put in the hoop they would have to dig up part of sidewalk, or grass area.

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I am confounded that the President of this 6 unit condo put

I am confounded that the President of this 6 unit condo put in violation windows ..color and style incompatible with the rest of this 6 unit building. "The management company did not reprimand him and yesterday I confronted him and I am seriously thinking of suing him in small claims for ignoring 'architectural integrity"JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California, Los Angeles.. .and how much do you charge for answersJA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: where are youJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: where are you located?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, I am not interested in talking to someone in Maine.. thanks but no thanks

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It's a bit lengthy but I will do my best to condense for

It's a bit lengthy but I will do my best to condense for you.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: NCJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Well that depends...I am in dispute with my HOAJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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1.) There is a short sale. The mtg was 1200K but the listing

1.) There is a short sale. The mtg was 1200K but the listing was reduced to 700k, There are junior liens that will not get paid. The brokers are so worried about clearing title, that they want the buyers to produce more money and will negotiate with the junior lien holders to release. I didn't think the buyers could make side deals without making the purchase price higher and without involving the bank with a higher new offer and without paying a new commission and without writing a different offer. Am I correct?2.) The was a first offer for 600. The bank appraised at 500 and accepted the offer but the buyers failed to go to contract and the terms expired. I want to write the 1st offer people that their contract is not valid. Then, I want to send letter to bank saying that I no longer agree to the 1st offer and want to submit a different offer. There are 4 other offers. One offer went above listing price at 800k and came with a nice letter saying that they would not change the architecture of the house. The brokers are resisting me because they are friends with other brokers. Can I write the broker to remind her that she signed a contract with me that makes her my agent that she is bound to represent me? Is she? If so how?

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On pleasant says in winter in south Florida my mother likes

On pleasant says in winter in south Florida my mother likes to open the garage door adjacent to the kitchen where she sits, to allow fresh air to circulate through the house. The HOA is proposing a rule to force homeowners to keep they garage doors closed when not moving the car or when you are actually not physically in it. Can they regulate the doors of my house? My mom is 96 and has been doing this for 25 yearsJA: 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: By them or me?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not sure if the articles allow them to regulate houses. I believe just common areas and personal conduct. I'm not sure if I'm reading correctly

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Pearl, my HOA is suing me for painting the front of my house

pearl, my HOA is suing me for painting the front of my house before receiving their approval. what is the best option for me to remediate? i sent them the paint color as requested but apparently that wasn't sufficientJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: INJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes, i was notified of a court filingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the bylaws allow me to paint the front of my house but i have to receive permission first. i also put in a fence an dplay structure in my back yard. i asked for permission for those but no repsonse except court date

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Our HOA Board informed us of" Board standards" enforcing a

Our HOA Board informed us of " Board standards" enforcing a demand to remove 3 pots from our front yard. There is NO SUCH CLAUSE or any such "standards" in the CCRs about pots, size, style, quantity or placement? (We are fully cognizant of the CCRs & are 100% confident of the aforementioned statement). We previously had 7 large terra cotta pots at one time in the front yard (never a Board comment on these!) & replaced them recently with 3 travertine pots, 2 of these which are smaller!! The Board's argument is that the previous pots were placed against the house wall. But only 3 were. We also have large boulders in the front yard which the Board does not object to and believe that the Board just does not like the style of these pots & surely is just being heavy handed. We have a letter from the Board warning us of financial penalties if we do not remove all 3 pots. Deadline to remove pots is January 20th. Mediation is our next step if we choose to do so but because of expenses prefer to tackle this on our own. Can the Board enforce arbitrary "standards" not addressed in the CCRs & just at their discretion? What is your opinion about such arbitrary "standards"; and do you have a course of action other than mediationJA: 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: with whoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We had communications with the Board & we do not agree

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