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My ex-husband managed a project to split one bathroom into

My ex-husband managed a project to split one bathroom into two bathrooms in the second floor of my raised ranch house about 10 years ago. We got divorced 6 years ago and I'm having a hard time maintaining the house so I'm going to sell it, however since a building permit wasn't requested prior to starting the construction I'm going through the whole exercise of it. The mechanical inspector stated that the center of the toilets have less than the required 15" on each side. The toilet in one of the bathrooms has 12" & 14.5" from the surrounding walls, and the other toilet has 12" & 40". The inspector suggested that I file request for modification but I'm not sure how to answer the following sections of the Request for Modification Form: 19. Applicable State Building Code (title and date):Modification Sought and Reason section of the . We have NEVER had any type of problems with either bathroom. Can you please help meJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm sorry, I was still composing my message and hit enter by mistake. Norwalk CT The other sections of the Building Modification Form are: 20. Building code section that modification is requested from. 21. Modification sought and reason. Would you be able to provide some guidance? Thank youJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes, to request the building permitJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this time. Thanks

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I have a situation where my neighbor has extended his

I have a situation where my neighbor has extended his driveway onto my property, the extension is one foot wide and approximately twenty feet long. What is my recourse, 1 if he will not discuss the situation, 2 can i put a deed restriction on that property or his property?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: We reside in Rockwall Texas.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not a this time. I called the city building codes office and he did not file for a permit on the extension until after the fact.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Sure. I began renting a 40 year old house last summer and I

Sure. I began renting a 40 year old house last summer and I am just now realizing that this house is like uninhabitable/condemnable. I still have yet to make the call to the Health Department cuz Im trying to figure out my rights. We have pests infestations (mice/rats, ants, centipedes), little holes everywhere making it impossible to keep these pests out and likely mold of some kind.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IndianaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Ono No

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In unincorporated Collin County Tx,a commercial building was

In unincorporated Collin County Tx,a commercial building was constructed 3 feet from the property line separating my residential lot from theirs. Is there a required setback distance and if so,can I collect damages? The makeshift drainage system is inadequate and is saturating my gravel drive and yard.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: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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In NYC is there any way to negotiate a building code

In NYC is there any way to negotiate a building code violation fine down? I got a fine for doing work without a permit, I did have a licensed engineer sign off on it?

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I. Harosi,I live at **** ** *** ****** ** in a mobile

my name is ***** ***** live at **** ** *** ****** ** in a mobile home,where I own the land.The mobile home was put on the lot in 2010, with permits from the town of Davie ,according the fl building code.My canadian neigbors decided to put an extention to their shed,comletely covering my bedroom window.When I told the menagement what happened the manager came out,and looked at it,and told me that he sees nothing wrong with buildind on the lot line,without a permit.(the only thing I can say for the canadians that maybe they do not know that they are on the lot line) I sent a copy of my survay showing this to the Davie code enforcement,they claimed they have not received it.I took them over 10 days to come and check it out,and whenever I a am trying to find out the status of the case they switch me over to another phone with an anwering machine,and they never call me back.I am 79 years old,and I got sick over this,I got a smal stroke,and I am just out of the hospital,and looking at the sky from my only window in my bedroom.They covered it comletely.I do not know what to do.Please help me.Yours truly I,Harosi

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Can "waste water management" and septic tank size dictate

Can "waste water management " and septic tank size dictate how many residents in a licensed group home you can service OR not because of the fair housing act?Ex: license is for 20 residents but waste water says I can only house 8 residents

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On January 27, The neighbor above me had an irrigation

On January 27, The neighbor above me had an irrigation mainline break causing a huge surge of water rushing down the hillside. This happened a few months ago at a lesser level in the same place but we didn't know what caused it so I had to bear the cost of clean up. Thankfully, I had some vacation renters who were home at the time when the break occurred. I called fire Dept and they shut off water. Guests took lots of videos and pictures of the patio flooding and waterfall. They called me, I told them to get the drains cleared which resulted in the house not flooding.I called various people to help me in the emergency and raced to the property. I paid through the nose but had to because I didn't want the guests to freak out and leave.I sent email to owner & here's his response:Him: I do have to add here that this email is for settlement purposes only and while I have been happy to be a friendly neighbor and clean up the dirt, I need to remind you that the hillside is not my property and if in fact the hill is shifting because of the rain I should not be held responsible. All this said, if I am going to pay any more money or do any more work we need to have a final understanding and settlement. I have cc'd my landscaper and my attorney on this email to keep them in the loop.1). Replant landscaping that was removed by slope failure- This is set for when it stops raining2) repair drip line sprinklers along backside of house- I will have my guy look into this3) pool: reimburse me for additional expenses by pool man for grid filter replacement, clean filter system twice and additional water expense for draining half of pool water. (Waiting for bill)- Please send me the bill, however I think we should split this as I don't think I am 100% responsible for what happened.4). Clean out sump pump and drains from mud and debris- My understanding is that all these were cleaned out. Are you seeing any flooding because of blockage?5) respond to city citation and order to comply (copy forthcoming )- I do not know what you are referring to.6) reimburse me for apology dinner for seven people that I cooked for 7 renters who saved the house from flooding. $350- I do not feel like I should be held responsible for you deciding to take people out to dinner without an agreement from me.7) clean tracks left by wheel barrows in garage and on driveway- It is my understanding that the guys cleaned everything up before they left. If not when my guys does the replanting he will clean8) replace two panes of glass broken on garage- Who broke the glass? That was not damage from the water.9) reimburse me for payment of emergency workers who cleaned up mud so tenants could have uninterrupted use of property and pool $400- Please send me the invoice and contact info for people that did this work. I was given zero notice about this.10). After original guests left that you met, new Guests showed up, saw mud and felt property was unsafe and left. She didn't want to allow clean up and disruption during her stay. I'm currently in negotiations to retain these funds. Rental for property Feb 6-13 was $3087. So far, I am prevailing but I wanted to make you aware in case it goes the other direction.- I hope you resolve this as I will not take responsibility for this.11) it appears that there is a huge chunk of mud that was held up on hillside by rocks and is unstable. It appears it may come down with any impending rain and create more clean up and damage.- Again...this is not my hillside, and with all the rain I cannot be held responsible for future events.11). Pay for soils engineer to certify stability of the slope. One engineer questioned why your irrigation main broke in the first place. He questioned if your property was slipping and reasoned that's why pipe broke. As you know, I have documented proof that this has happened less than ten times since 2010 from Colin Vaines. To solve this problem and assure the property's safety, I believe if you build a swale to catch draining water from your property and send it to the street as per LA City code, it will alleviate any future problems. If the slope is such that the water cannot drain to the street, I would grant an easement through the property. It's a pay now or pay later scenario.- I have no responsibility to get a soil engineer for a hillside that is not mine. In the 6.5 years that I have lived at the property there has only been one other incident of a pipe bursting. That is 6.5 years of rain, drought and other elements that could affect the hill, not to mention the thousands of years before that.I have not received all of the estimates for repair or bills from the above mentioned vendors. Once I receive all of them, I will forward same to you. In the meantime, I would appreciate reimbursement for the expenses I do know about listed above. That total is $700.HELP!

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Is there a law that prevents me from adding on to my 1000 sq

Is there a law that prevents me from adding on to my 1000 sq ft house in Cardiff by the sea ca. I have heard something about a local regulation that says I can't increase the footprint of my house.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California. Area code 92007JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much does it cost to get a question answered?JA: 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: Ok. Can you send it now.

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