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Not sure if it is legal...but I need to know the rules of

not sure if it is legal...but I need to know the rules of selling/buying a mobile home in NJ....for example - I am the seller, do I need to get a C of O? questions like thatJA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?Customer: NJ 1971JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not sure what you meanJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Maybe you can help me. I currently reside in a cottage in a

Hi, maybe you can help me. I currently reside in a cottage in a homeowner's backyard within the Town of Hempstead, NY. Recently, we were told by our Landlord that there is going to be an inspection on the apartment. From what I understand, there is a CO for a dwelling, but not for an apartment, so the stove will have to be taken out. I am nervous the inspection will not go well and we will have to move out. What kind of rights do we have as tenants in this case?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Sorry, it's in NYJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: An anonymous call was placed into the Town of Hempstead Dept. of Buildings So someone is coming to do an inspectionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Does this cost anything?

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I have a 2 family house but I divided my downstairs floor

i have a 2 family house but I divided my downstairs floor into two apts and put in separate kitchens in and bathrooms and put two tenants in there. so now instead of 1 tenant I have 3. Is this legal?? If not then what constitutes an illegal apt??

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We built a new house and were never told it was in AE flood

We built a new house and were never told it was in AE flood plain. Even at closing, they said no. We found out after closing that we are in AE and flood insurance will be 13K a year. City ordinance states an elevation certificate on final built house must be done and meet flood zone specifications of at least 2 feet higher than base flood elevation before city will issue occupancy certificate. This was not done, no elevation certificate, but occupancy certificate was issued and we closed on the house

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I own a 2 family brownstone in Brooklyn NY. I reside in one

I own a 2 family brownstone in Brooklyn NY. I reside in one unit as my primary residence. I am interested in renting out the other unit (has separate entrance) in the brownstone on Air BnB. NYC has many laws against Air BnB and other short term rentals of less than 30 days but I don't think those laws apply to 1 and 2 family units if you are the primary owner. Is this true? Also, I read that even if it is legal to rent on Air BnB, that I may need to apply for a business license to do so. Is this true? Is there a particular type of license? Would I need special insurance? I also read that i would have to charge special hotel state and city taxes. Is this true? How much are the taxes? And how do I go about doing this? Finally, I read that there may be zoning restrictions in my neighborhood that would make doing this illegal even if I meet all of the other criteria. The address of the property is 858 Lincoln Pl Brooklyn NY 11216. Thank you for your help. Any other advice or information on the topic is helpful.

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What are the laws about doing treatments in my second home

What are the laws about doing facial treatments in my second home that I do not live in? I'm in Dallas, TX.

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Can landlord be sued by tenant on lease of converted garage?

Can a tenant sue the landlord to recover all the rents paid for living in a converted garage in California? The landlord gave 30 days notice to the tenant on the lease. However, the tenant's ex bf was not on the lease and overstayed and didn't pay 1 month's rent. Does the landlord have any relief to sue the unnamed tenant? Can the landlord evict the unnamed occupant to gain possession so that he/she can convert it back to a garage? What legal liabilities will the landlord be opened to?The lease was entered and signed by a relative of the landlord who absconded with the money. The unnamed occupant threatened to sue because they may not have received a receipt for the money given to the landlord's relative. Unnamed occupant falsely called utilities to report gas leak when there wasn't one and threatened to contact the city about the property.

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I recently moved into a house in Staten island. My lease

Hi, I recently moved into a house in Staten island. My lease says I shall have possession of the building, Certificate of occupancy states it's a single family dwelling. Now there is 2 other families plus mine which makes it a multiple dwelling, plus there is only 1 electric meter and 1 gas meter, which are now under my name, and I will have to pay for the other 2 families utilities, what canot I do?Thank you.

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We have lived on the parlor floor of a brownstone in NYC for

We have lived on the parlor floor of a brownstone in NYC for nearly 3 years — known as Apartment G. This week, we received a notice of non-renewal of lease. This comes after filing 311 complaints early this spring over work without permit and discovering our apartment is not included in the certificate of occupancy. The CofO states 3 units while there are 4. It seems our parlor area is technically 1/2 of Apt 1 according to the city. The landlord keeps his office in Apt. 1 and our utilities are included in rent. Immediately following inspections with the Department of Buildings and subsequent work, LL had his mailbox removed. Now three mailboxes exist for apartments G, 2 and 3, though LL's mail still arrives here for him. We reviewed our lease and broker paperwork and discovered our space is sometimes referred as Apt 1 and sometimes as Apt G.LL has a double deposit totaling $4200 and has mentioned he will follow standard procedures - return it within 30 days after deducting for repairs and unpaid rent. When we moved in, the apartment was not cleaned, nothing repainted and there was no walkthrough. We are interested in using our deposit for August and September rent as we do not trust LL to return our money. (Our upstairs neighbor did not have any heat for two winters in a row and filed a 311 complaint, thus the emergency and non-permitted boiler work. She eventually left due to his negligence and failed responsibility as a LL. He didn't return her deposit, threatened her with lawsuits and harassed her via email. This example is expressed to show you his character, behavior and history.)Our wedding is September 18 so a move out date of September 30 is more than inconvenient. However, we do not feel comfortable staying in an illegal apartment and supporting this LL. That said, we do not find it fair to incur the expenses that come with relocating like a broker fee. We also feel LL has no right to our deposit for any reason.What are our options?

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