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The apartment complex management (whom I already have issues

The apartment complex management (whom I already have issues with) have requested that I leave the apartment for one week for major constructions where I cannot access my apartment dues to the liability of the constructions (they are laying cement in the entire flooring). They offered to put me in another apartment for this period. Do I have the right to reject their offer due to inconvenience since the apartment is not furnished and ask instead for a reduction in the rent for this period?

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Tina. I own a condo in Savannah, GA. Just prior to closing

Hi Tina. I own a condo in Savannah, GA. Just prior to closing in May 2015, on walk-thru with my realtor, it began to rain and a leak in the downstairs was discovered. The HOA and management company was notified, acknowledged the problem and advised that they would take care of the issue as it was a problem with the seams on the outside of the building. The prior owner included a disclosure statement that this had been an issue before and that the HOA has "fixed" the problem. Obviously not. Since then, the original management company/builder (who sat on the board of directors) was fired, a new management company was hired, a building inspector was hired to determine the extent of the structural deficiencies, and lawsuit was filed by the HOA against the builder about construction deficiencies that have caused water intrusion and mold issues. A settlement was reached in 2016 rather than continue to push for correction by the builder and his contractors due to the cost of continued litigation and the unwillingness of some owners to continue. The HOA got about 20K to do repairs. They used part of this money to pay for the inspection and legal fees, and then imposed a special assessment in the form of increased condo fees, to secure a loan to do the repairs. In the meantime, hurricane Matthew hit and everyone in Savannah was ordered to evacuate. The unit does not always leak when there is rain, but driving rain with sustained high winds is certain to cause water to enter. I returned to significant water damage despite placing buckets where I commonly see leaks. The floors, hardwood bamboo, are ruined. Finally, work has begun to repair seams, reseal windows, and seal the concrete exterior. The association board and management company has stated that any repairs on the inside are the responsibility of the owner and their insurance company. Insurance has denied the claim. What recourse do I have? I purchased the unit in good faith with the understanding that the issues I raised before closing would be address in a timely manner. This condo was purchased as a family home. We are typically assigned to live and work outside of the country for 2 - 3 years at a time, but have a son in college who stays in the unit full time. I have been trying to deal with this issue from overseas, but have had the chance to be in the US for a while between posting. I am in good standing with fees and believe the cost of replacing the floor should be shared by the association. By the way, it's not just my unit that is impacted. There are 3 buildings and all have the same issues. I would like to withhold fees for a few months (excluding the amount for the special assessment for the loan) to cover a portion (1/2) of the cost to replace the floors once the work to the exterior is done. I have no confidence in the board to do what is fair. What to do? Thank you. ***** Condo OwnerJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: GAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes but not legal. Insurance claim (denied). But this is not against the insurance company (yet). Concerns HOAJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am trying to find a way forward before going overseas in a month or sooner

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Is there a statute of limitations to a constuctive eviction,

Is there a statute of limitations to a constuctive evictionJA: Where is the property located?Customer: ocean ridge, palm beach countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no kind of long story/history

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I was purchasing a home, total cost is $329,000.00. I paid

i was purchasing a home, total cost is $329,000.00. I paid $14,823.75 for deposit, then 1000.00, and $356.00 during construction, and $12,000.00 at settlement. What will be my starting mortgage when i move into the house?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: coatesville, paJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that is all i want to know

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Ohio Real Estate Law Question, County = Cuyahoga. We are in

Ohio Real Estate Law Question, County = Cuyahoga.We are in the process of attempting a Refinance on Residential Property. As part of the Underwriting Process, the Bank is asking for additional information. The Bank wants to see $200k in Investments outside of the Residence and the Equity there.We own, via an LLC, a Commercial Property which the Bank will accept in lieu of other monies/investments towards this refinancing goal. The property has no mortgage and is owned free-n-clear in that respect. Estimated value: $700k. The Bank needs evidence of Title to that property for Underwriting.Upon initial online County Level Property Searches, we don't recall any title work since the Property was purchased initially, before the building was constructed, other than the transfer related to the purchase of the property. During this initial search, we noticed a "mechanics lien" from 2003 which was place on the Property but the Property's Name wasn't used, just the contact for the property, which is one of us. (the Property was Quit Claimed to the LLC shortly after the purchase)My Question is this: Is this "mechanics lien" valid? Upon further searching on the County Common Pleas Court website, there are no filings of this "lien" or evidence of suit. And, if the lien would be considered Invalid, how would we have it removed so that it does not impact our Refinancing efforts.Thank you.

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The condominium documents for the pre-sale construction unit

The condominium documents for the pre-sale construction unit in Miami have been updated. The newsletter says "at any time we update the condominium documents, you must be advised that if any of the changes material alter or modify the offering in a manner which is adverse to you, you shall have a 15-day voidability period". We would love to get out of the commitment. Is this possible?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Miami, FLJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yes, contract executedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, thank you

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I have questions about a commercial lease. I have taken over

I have questions about a commercial lease. I have taken over a movie theater and the lease states that it is fully equipped. Yet they want me to make the projector payments. Is that legal?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: tennesseeJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I have signed itJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I am doing some remodeling on a house i bought last year and

I am doing some remodeling on a house i bought last year and the state is reassessing my home on the construction activity. Is it on the whole amount of the project or is there a subset that should be applicable to property tax? Floor fixing? New kitchen? Didn't move any fixtures or plumbing - just updated floors and walls etcJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nope thanks

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Is there a way to find out if a construction permit has been

Is there a way to find out if a construction permit has been taken on a property. The jurisdiction I am concerned with is Fairfax county in Virginia.

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