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I got an answer to a question I posed this past Saturday to

I got an answer to a question I posed this past Saturday to one of your real estate attorneys regarding a dispute I am having with my HOA Board regarding the removal of planting pots from our front yard. There are no guidlines or provisions whatsoever in the CCRs addressing such an issue. Instead the Board claims that there are"standards" not included in the CCRs because" not everything can be included in the CCRs! The Board sent us a letter to remove pots from our front yard by January 20th or face a hefty monthly penalty. Now I need to write a letter to the Board informingJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: I need to write the Board requesting mediation or arbitration as delineated in the CCRs as we disagree with the Board's action. Can you write me such a letter to send to the Board? My state is CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: nothing has been filed in courtJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just need a fellow up with the previous attorney if possible

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Background info in case this question is not answered by

Background info in case this question is not answered by Dolan...((((My tenant has never formally sent me a written letter stating that he wants to terminate his lease.He bought a house and started moving out at the end of November. By early December, he told me the inside was ready to paint so I sent painters. He continued going in and out of the house and finally had the house cleaned by late December. He made some changes to my house that was not approved by me as well.Because he did not send me a letter, he turned in his keys on the 10th, and I told him not to come to the property anymore, I sent my tenant a letter stating that his surrender date was Jan 11. )))))***********I also found new tenants whom I just signed with.But things have not been closed out with this guy. I am expecting a demand letter from him. I told him to send his demand via certified mail. I've tried to come to a resolution with him but he is not willing to let this go.In my original lease agreement, it says:B. Term: This lease agreement shall continue on a two (2) year basis commencing on Sunday, May 1, 2011 and will be renewed monthly thereafter and continue until either side gives the other ninety (90) days' notice that the lease shall terminate. Notice to terminate shall be in writing. In the case of the Landlord, written notice shall be given at the following address: (((address removed for this question))) (or such other address as the Landlord shall later direct in a written notification to the tenant).Question:1) If he asks for a copy of our rental agreement, do I have an obligation to give him a copy?2) How long can he "string me along" without actually producing a demand letter? I would like to close this out and move on.3) He does not want to send it via certified mail. Is he within his rights NOT to send it via certified mail?4) What if he send me a demand letter to which terms I disagree with? I would send a letter back...and then what? What would be the next process? How/when does arbitration take place?

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Second opinion] Landord-Tenant issue. A new management

Second opinion] Landord-Tenant issue. A new management company says I have to pay rent by mail, their office 12 miles away in person, or electronic. My rent agreement says the rent gets paid by check, money order, or cashier check to the resident manager. We do have a resident manager. The management company will not allow me to pay the resident manager whose apartment and drop box is right next to mine. What are my options?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Landlord-Tenant. I am a tenant. Los Angeles.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: It has been reported to the management company and the owner.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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Landord-Tenant issue. A new management company says I have

Landord-Tenant issue. A new management company says I have to pay rent by mail, their office 12 miles away in person, or electronic. My rent agreement says the rent gets paid by check, money order, or cashier check to the resident manager. We do have a resident manager. The management company will not allow me to pay the resident manager whose apartment and drop box is right next to mine. What are my options?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Landlord-Tenant. I am a tenant. Los Angeles.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: It has been reported to the management company and the owner.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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I had property stolen from my vehicle in a valet garage,

I had property stolen from my vehicle in a valet garage, meaning once parked there, my keys are held by the garage and i have no access to the vehicle until i present my pass to leave. I know there is something called a bailment, which transfers responsibility while the car is in their possession, but I don't know if it applies in this situation, or if it even applies in the state of Louisiana. I am wondering what recourse I have towards the garage to receive fair market value for my property.

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I signed community property papers in April last year, the

I signed community property papers in April last year, the other did not sign, the papers were never filled. How long are those parents validJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: LouisianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NothingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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A year ago my husband quit claimed our home over to, we had

A year ago my husband quit claimed our home over to, we had to list it for sale, and he left the country, he is now being sued, and a year later I receive a notice filed in the court to not allow a transfer, since it was fraudalent and was done to hide his assets. We are losing the home, is why the bank said list it, is this even possible a year later

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My renter recently died, the immediate family members are

my renter recently died, the immediate family members are aware of his property here, including a vehicle. I need this parking space for my next renter who is very old and unable to walk far. how long do I have to give the family members before I can remove the vehicleJA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you know who owns the lot?Customer: California, and yes it is in my drivewayJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes the family is contesting hospital reportsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I can not think of.

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Kellie. An abusive boss who is relentless and verbally

Kellie. An abusive boss who is relentless and verbally abusive to all employees....even as far as telling out HR person that nl one is to go to her for any issues and only to our boss the director......is this something she can be in trouble for Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: The boss berates people in front of everyone and then tells everyone if they don't like it there's the door. She now has us getting time sheets signed ( we are salary) for pt visits we do that are part of state regulations....we know she is just watching us because she "thinks we are not where we say we are" which is not true...she lied and said she was going to " see if we can get reimbursed by insurance" which is a total lie...insurance will not reimburse for something that is a part of our job and a chaps regulation.

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