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Building occupancy not correct leased, need to change to

Building occupancy not correct for business leased, need to change to receive certificate of occupancy. Business in building 10 years sold to new owner and discovered not correct. is the Business owner or building owner responsible for obtaining correct c of o. We have aTriple net lease

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I mailed my 30 days notice to my landlords and asked them

I mailed my 30 days notice to my landlords and asked them for an inspection day/time. After I did not hear back from them, I emailed them my 30 days notice again and asked them when is a good time to do the inspection. They said they never received my 30 days notice and they don't want to do inspection. I should just leave the key on the kitchen counter and leave. So, I cleaned the apartment, left the key on the kitchen counter and left. I sent them an email and provided my address for them to send me my security deposit. They did not send me my security deposit as required with 21 days and when they send me a check it was only for the cleaning deposit and they kept my last month rent check. They sent me a letter explaining why they did not refund my full deposit, which was dated May 10, a check which was dated May 13 for the cleaning deposit and few days rent, saying that they rented the apartment on May 21st and they are giving me back 9 days rent back. I did give my 30 days notice because they knowingly rented an illegal apartment to me above their garage next to a drug house. I did not know this until I moved there and heard loud offensive rap music coming from the drug house. I stated in my 30 days notice those reasons. In my view they are retaliating and refusing the give me my full deposit. What can I do legally to get the rest of my security deposit?

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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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We are currently in the process of buying from a builder. We

We are currently in the process of buying from a builder. We have had several delays and closings, but the latest delay is due to finding out from the bank that we are in a flood zone and must now purchase flood insurance. The builder provided a form that stated the property was not in a flood zone, but the bank won't accept it because it is not FEMA certified. Was builder obligated to disclose this flood zone issue to us last March when we first signed papers to build our home?JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Sorry I didn't sign my name. I am ReneeJA: Is there anything else important you think the Real Estate Lawyer should know?Customer: When told that we needed flood insurance, we contacted a insurance rep who said they could not even give us a quote until we had an elevation certificate. We hired a surveyor for $700 to provide it. The insurance agent has not completed the quote. In the meantime, we are considering switching to a mortgage broker who has checked and said we are not in a flood zone.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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My lease is expiring end of this month. I have paid the current

My lease is expiring end of this month. I have paid the current month rent. I moved out of the house last week. My landlord has arranged an inspection for today in order to get the certificate of occupancy, as he has found someone to rent the house. Is it legal to issue the certificate while my lease is still valid? thanks

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What are the requirements single family property to be

What are the requirements for a single family property to be converted to two units upstairs and downstairs. The property is located in Prince George's County MD, it's two levels and upstairs has an entrance at ground level and the basement has an entrance at ground level on the other end of the house. Upstairs and downstairs could be rented as two individual units since the basement is the same size of upstairs and has a kitchen and bath.

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Trying to find out if there's an easy/cheap way to find out

Trying to find out if there's an easy/cheap way to find out when my NYC apt building was constructed.JA: The Expert will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Expert can help you best.Customer: The address is***** Astoria NY 11102JA: Is there anything else the Expert should be aware of?Customer: I'd like to know if there's also a way to find out when any capital improvements were made to the building specifically related to hot water.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 Expert about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am renting a house in Los Angeles and just found out

Hi, I am renting a house in Los Angeles and just found out that 1/2 of the house is illegal. The illegal rooms are not up to code, no locks or screens on windows, the electrical wiring is bad. I am trying to find the laws on illegal units or portion of homes with illegal rooms and how to go about moving out.JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Anything else I can tell the Real Estate Lawyer before I connect you two?Customer: no i think that is it.JA: 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 connect you two.

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I'm currenty living in a hotel after moving from my rental

Hi. I'm currenty living in a hotel after moving from my rental property for a year that thatthat has black toxic mold. All my belongings are still there. Ever since I moved in i got very ill and many medical issues with my daughters as well. Including a breast mass for my 18 year old thats pending results. The landlord never got the house inspected i found out and it was a foreclosure when he bought it after it sat for a year. The lady who owned it prior apparently died from a lung disease in there. He tried to cover all this up but I called out professionals and was able to defend that. Besides a the repairs/ leakes from a flooding we had that went up the walls that he would not fix. I've lost so much. A year of my life. All my belongings. My money and still going through it. I need some advice. Dont know where to start. He flips houses for a living, already in another suit with another resident. Ive never been in this siutation, but just know my health is getting worse.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: What more details than above do you need?JA: OK got it. Last thing — Real Estate Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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