My home is separated by a fence from my neighbor. On his
My home is separated by a fence from my neighbor. On his side of the fence a garage sits 2 feet away from the fence near the back of the lots. 20 Years ago the lady that owned the property allowed me to fence the 2foot wide strip of land along the garage wall into my property. I built two small pieces of fence and attached them from the fence to the garage corners. Now my neighbor wants to paint his garage grey and wants to paint my wall as well. I don't want it painted as my house is white. I believe I own the strip of land and thus the wall through accession. Do I? Also their property has changed hands twice without anyone questioning the property lines.
I have a vacation home in Galveston Our HOA bylaws were
I have a vacation home in Galveston Our HOA bylaws were written in the 1960's and have not been updated. i have a new neighbor who has installed two waverunner docks that severely impair my ability to back my boat out of my slipJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Item 9 of our Building and Construction Restrictions, page 11 0r our Deed Restrictions, says “no docks, piers, boathouses or any structures shall be constructed in the waterways without approval of the Civic Association, etc.”I think that we have approval authority over floating docks.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Problem is that the HOA has limited $$ and will to enforce the deed restriction above I want to take legal action against the neighbor not the HOAJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: ? Advice Texas is the State no paperwork yet only verbal and a letter from the Board that the neighbor has ignored
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I have a few questions, but I will try to hit on the major
Hello, I have a few questions, but I will try to hit on the major issues. My husband and I leased the upstairs of a house in Nederland, Colorado. We gave the landlord a list of items that were to be repaired or fixed PRIOR to our move in date which was 10/20/16. Items such as a non-working stove, a refrigerator with WOODEN shelving, (no joking...we have photos), a bathtub/shower that didn't work, Major flooring issues with the deck and stairs, as well as all of his JUNK that was strewn ALL over the place! The night before our scheduled move in, I sent him a text asking him to PLEASE get everything done before we moved in, and to PLEASE get all his piles of junk out of the residence. At 9:37 pm, he replied via text to me: "Will do!" Upon arrival at 9:00 a.m the next day, NOT ONE THING had been done!! His crap was in closets, drawers, cabinets, and the attic. The place was a pig sty! My husband and I spent over 10 hours cleaning the residence because our movers were coming the next day at 10:30 am to empty the PODS full of our household belongings.The bot***** *****ne is, all windows are broken, (NO LOCKS), the tub and toilet are still broken, the stove is completely inoperable, and in addition, we NEVER got a key to lock the front door with, so my husband changed out the lock! This guy has sent me threatening text messages, has yelled at me, and has even told us who we can or cannot have upstairs helping us!!! And to top it ALL off, a very nice woman from the City Water Dept. stopped by to inform us that the water is being disconnected due to lack of payment!!! (He owes close to $1,500. !!!) Is there ANY way we can get out of this lease??? He has turned into an abusive jerk, and my husband and I can't imagine having to live there until next June, afraid of what he might do to us and our 2 old Border Collies. Please, please help if you can!Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!-Jeannie Pekarek
I'm a roofing contractor In Ohio, I installed a flat roof
I'm a roofing contractor In Ohio, I installed a flat roof for a customer and warranteed my labor for 5 yearsThe building was sold the following yearAm i obligated to honor the 5 year labor warranty with the new building owner tho i never wrote in contract that warranty was transferrable...?
I have purchased 20 Acres with a "easement" attached to it
I have purchased 20 Acres with a "easement" attached to it giving me access to the county road and this access is my only means of egress.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: the state of TX. The deed reads as granted, sold , and conveyed for $10.00 in 1976. My question is who owns this 30' wide strip of land? The property owner of the lot it runs along says he owns it but he didn't buy the property until 2007?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes deed was filed in1976JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just trying to figure out if it is just an easement or by statement and change of money on deed from 1976 if I own it.
My husband and I just purchased a home in South Florida with
Hi,My husband and I just purchased a home in South Florida with FHA about 3 weeks ago and recently found out we have foundation issues which will cost around $17,500 to repair.We found a large crack in an exterior wall that was kind of hidden by 2 large garbage bins & quickly called a foundation company which confirmed we have foundation issues and the signs where all over the house thru cracks found by external & internal walls some very small some more apparent. Prior to purchase we had the house inspected & appraised by an FHA agent. The day of the inspection we had asked the inspector if the fine line crack on the floor that extended to the other room had to do with foundation issues. He replied that the crack was due to normal settlement of the home which meant the house settled where it should stay from now on . On the structural report part they make the following notes in regards ***** ***** visible cracks:Exterior walls siding & gutters:Note:Seal and maintain settlement cracks regularlyNote:Carport support post is rusted at the bottomInterior walls & Ceiling:Note: living room floor has settlement crack visibleMaster bedroom south base board has termite damage, reference termite report.$250.00At no point do they mention the large crack we found by surprise or that we might have foundation issues & maybe we should seek seek experts advise in this matter. After the inspection the house was shortly appraised by FHA and they did not seem to mention any issues regarding this matter either ( I assume they also go over the inspection report). We are first time home buyers and from our limited understanding FHA appraisals are much stricter and would not approve if the structure was compromised. Is there anything that can protect us at this point. An acquaintance mentioned the tittle insurance might be able to help.Please advise, and thank you very much in advance!
I have just moved into a apartment in nh.I wanted to wait
I have just moved into a apartment in raymond nh.I wanted to wait until oct 1 cause I didnt have money for depsoit and rent. I was gonna go to Rockingham community action and get help I told her that she said it was fine and I could move in on the 17 of sept. I also tol her I had a dispute with psnh and she put power in her name then on oct 5 she had it shut off cause she hasnt recieved a check yet I gave her all paperwork saying she was gaurenteed payment I have been here with no heat or hot water and light since oct 5 I PLUGED A COD INTO HALWAY TO HAVE A SMALL LIGHT AND TV. now she told me I have to be out on 31st of oct cause she stil hasnt recieved check. also she wants to bring people into my apartment to show it when I'm not home and I told her no dont want anyone in here when Im not home. She can bring them in when I'm here I will go outside but I dont want people in here then I get broken into later. Please help
We are in discussions to do a construction project in Hawaii
We are in discussions to do a construction project in Hawaii for a general contractor. The Owner's lender wants us to sign a "Contractor Indemnity Agreement Subordination". It looks as if the lender is having the title company issue an insurance policy against any possible lien claims on the project. We have never signed anything like this and wanted to know more about it.
In the "Seller Property Questionnaire Addendum" the Seller
In the "Seller Property Questionnaire Addendum" the Seller answered he is not aware of : "Any current or proposed construction that will affect existing views", and "Any current or proposed construction, near the property, of public or private facilities, such as highways, hi-rise buildings or commercial development".These statements are incorrect. Construction of a 21 new apartment project right across our home on the adjacent 1/2 acre canyon lot that had been in the planning with the city for the past three years just begun. This development poses a significant impact on our home as the planned 4 story complex will block our view, access to its underground parking just across from our home will solely be possible through "our" alley, and construction noise will occur over the next 16 months. We purchased this home due to its tranquil location at the dead end of an alley to avoid traffic noise and enjoy un-obstructed canyon view which the planned development will both ruin forever. Had the seller disclosed these plans to us we would have reconsidered the purchase. Need help deciding on the next steps.