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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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I have a question. If a contract who is licensed and insured

i have a question. If a contract who is licensed and insured builds a deck on my property and doesn't tell me I needed a permit for it who is responsible when the build department fines me.

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Up until today I've been a tenant . My landlord has come to

Up until today I've been a tenant for 3years. My landlord has come to my house to install a smoke detector and a gas detector? He said this will help with inspection. He asked for us to leave the house and to clean a little the backyard and if no cars parked in the backyard the better.I've asked if he is selling the house. He said no. Why bother installing smoke detectors now? I went ahead and google my address and the house information is innacurate on redfind and similar sites. The house is listed as a 2bedroom when in reality is 3 plus a back house that was converted to a single and has kitchen and bathroom.here are my questions1. How would I know if this house is for sale and additions legally added?2. Has the landlord broken any rules and I'm I entitle to anything?3. I'm I suppose to pay rent for illegally built stuff?4. Once the house is sold or on the market when I'm I suppose to stop paying rent?

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William B. Esq.

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I need to know if you can put a shipping container in your

I need to know if you can put a shipping container in your backyard in Detroit Boston-Edison, Atkinson area. If you must get a permit and what regulations you must follow.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Detroit, MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not, i think my neighbour is in violation of this area's code on thisJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: It is sitting on four tree stumps and it is only one foot from the property line and maybe five feet from his house.JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Ok and how do I go about that.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Good Evening, Last week I purchased house in Hollywood,

Good Evening,Last week I purchased house in Hollywood, Florida from Floandy Properties Inc. One of the conditions I told to my real estate agent was that I don't want house with septic system. He send me listing to the property I purchased since their MLS listed municipal sewer connection. In addition he asked them twice about sewer connection and they assured him that the house is connected to municipal sewer. Yesterday, I went to city hall to set up my utility service account and was shocked when they told me that there is no connection to municipal sewer; as a matter of fact there is no municipal sewer system in the area. I than looked in the Lien letter that I got from escrow after closing; it shows that they did not pay for sewer service, so they must have known that. Now I am stack with house with septic that I did not wanted and I have no idea where it is and in which condition it is. I was advised to get original blue prints to find the location and call inspector. Is there anything that can be done to get seller to pay for expenses I will have with septic system if repair or replacement and future cost of connection to municipal sewer when it is build in the area?Sincerely,Helena

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Ray

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We moved to silver spring MD from VA in August 2012. In late

We moved to silver spring MD from VA in August 2012. In late 2014 we had issues witha water leak in the ceiling of the master bedroom. fast forward 03/2016 problem still not solved. Property manager offered a different apartment for the same price, we took it & moved there.3 days ago we found mice in the kitchen, trapped one and still more there.Spoke to the same property manager this morning. I said I thought they coming out from the old appliances. I asked to have someone come promptly to resolve/analyze the issue.no one showed.I could have gone to building code, but tried to reason with them.This explains my kids getting conjunctivitis twice in a month.I want to brake the lease & sue for financial loss ( the bedroom from the old Apt wasn't in use for more than six months strait, plus the moving cost of almost $1000 + Attornr2y fees + the loss of not being able to have family over because it was embarrassing.Thank you

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I recently moved to Brooklyn, NY. In with 3 roommates who I

I recently moved to Brooklyn, NY. In with 3 roommates who I was to move to the basement. I am from out of town so wasn't able to be around until move in day when I learned that the renovations they were supposed to complete were not even almost finished, and they took up some of the space I was to have in the basement and so I'm cramped. They also make me pay more because I have the bigger bedroom, but they essentially take up 2 bedrooms with using the other space in the basement as their personal storage that they don't want to share! On top of this, I think their renovations and the state of the basement is illegal. I want to move out but they refuse to refund my security deposit, saying that I can only get it back by applying it to the rent, which means staying two more months! But I am allowed to move by giving one month notice, but if I also need to stay two months in order to receive my security deposit, isn't that contradictory? Do I have a case to receive my money back being that I wasn't given that the place wasn't finished upon arrival and I gave 30 days notice? And should this in fact be an illegal situation, can something be done? I spent a huge amount of money to move here, and now with all the lies told and their taking advantage of my being from out of town, I will need to go through the trouble of moving again. It is hugely hindering my ability to find a job in NY because I'm dealing with this horrible living situation.

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Andrea, Esq.

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What are the conditions of exemption cited below, please?

what are the conditions of exemption cited below, please?RCW 64.34.425Resale of unit.(1) Except in the case of a sale where delivery of a public offering statement is required, or unless exempt under RCW 64.34.400(2),(g) A disposition that may be canceled at any time and for any reason by the purchaser without penalty. -a relevant possible out? The only reason a resale certificate provides a problem for us is because the COA Board of Directors either do not have -or are unwilling to provide the necessary information - especially within the mandated 10 days.

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Ray

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I live in Pennsylvania in a house with a four foot chain link

I live in Pennsylvania in a house with a four foot chain link fence enclosing everything but the front yard. On one side of the fence the neighbor has installed a small cheap fence and uses part of my fence as a dog pen. It took me 8 years of complaints to get one of his dogs out of yard. This was done without my permission in 2014. Recently he has set a large enclosed trampoline 5 inches from my fence and directly across from my house. Earlier his shed blew up against my fence and was slammed over it by high winds. I had to hold to shed to keep from hitting my house. I think this could also happen with the trampoline with high winds like we get now. I contacted the zoning officer 4/21/16 and he failed to get back to me. Is there any zoning regulation, building code, etc. where I can make him move it out of range of my house. Also the kids using it will be tempted to go over the fence to retrieve their ball when I am not home. I realize this will be difficult unless I find a solid legal leg to stand on. Thanks!

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Law Educator, Esq.

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