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A landlord shut off my Air to my Apt and Has Camera's in my
A landlord shut off my Air to my Apt and Has Camera's in my Rental and is Watching Me. Is there a Complaint line to Report this And What Can I do to Get The Sherriff office to make sure they Get a Warrant to get the Camera's and Follow through with this?
We need to have a person to lease our rental properties in
We need to have a person to lease our rental properties in Michigan. Does a person need to have a real estate license to lease our rental properties in the state of Michigan? Could we hire someone as an independent contractor to show people the units? Could they sign them up or would a broker/salesperson need to sign the lease? My understanding is that a property manager needs a license as they collect ongoing percentages for the leases. Correct?
I own 6 acres of land in the woods (this is in a HOA) the
Good Evening,I own 6 acres of land in the woods (this is in a HOA) the land is in front on a little lake. The easement is in my property and is for a right of way to the other neighbors to access the lake. The deed says I am the owner. The Association says they own it and want to clear the easement of trees etc and want to built a dock. I pay taxes on the land where the easement is and the survey shows that the easement is within the boundaries of my property. Can the Association do what they want and are they co-owners of the easement? This is in Michigan in Gladwin County
I just bought a new townhouse. I received my keys on
I just bought a new townhouse. I received my keys on Saturday and two days later I saw hundreds of aunts in my kitchen. I notified the builder. They will not pay for a terminator. The aunts were obviously here before I moved in.Do I have any rights to file a claim against to builder? Can I report this to the better business bureau
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We have a condo in Culver City, CA, the tenant who was
Good Morning. We have a condo in Culver City, CA, the tenant who was living there recently moved out. After we paid the full deposit back to her, our agent found 5 important letters sent from tax collector, which addressed to us. The tenant did not forward important letters to us,nor informed our property manager. Simply she neglected them. The letters were property tax bills and since we were never aware of them, now we have a significant penalty to pay.A USPS forwarding service was actually established but these letters were for some reason not forwarded to our new address.Any legal action we could take against the tenant for not informing us about these letters???
I was in a contract with a construction company to build me
Hello. I was in a contract with a construction company to build me a house a year ago. 2 weeks before the closing, my spouse had a major medical emergency involving her heart. This event took my attention and I was not available to anyone for about 5 days. One week before the closing, my lender called me that they were behind due to case load and needed more time and asked me to ask the builder for a week extension on the closing. When I asked, the builder terminated my contract and kept my earnest money which was $6000. They terminated on April 24, 2015 and the loan commitment date on our contract was April 29, 2015. They still refuse to return my money. Are they allowed to keep it?
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I am in the process of refinancing my 1920-era home with
I am in the process of refinancing my 1920-era home with cash out. The proceeds will go to improvements, ones that affect the value of my home. The front porch is in disrepair. The siding with peeling lead paint needs to replaced, among other things. (These issues appeared in one season.) Any lender would want an appraisal. I am terrified of an appraisal. Comparable homes in my neighborhood are selling for what I think it is worth. But these homes need no major work and have lovely curb appeal. My home looks, well, sad and neglected. The interior is excellent though.How much would the condition of my home as described affect an appraisal?Another thing, since the discovery of peeling exterior paint, my 2-year-old and I have been staying elsewhere. A friend is occupying my home, as I do not want it vacant and he will not chew on lead paint chips. One lender told me that if I am not currently residing in my home, it is considered an "investment property," and a higher interest rate would apply. Cash-out would not be an option either. Is this true? We plan to move back in a week or two after close (after the contractor is paid and takes care of the lead).Is it wise to apply for a HELOC in case the cash-out refi does not work out?
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It's complicated, but the owner of our property, to which weView more real estate law questions
Hi Pearl- It's complicated, but the owner of our property, to which we have a master lease with subtenants, has filed an unlawful detainer on June 8th on us. There are 4 leases which we've not been paying (or been able to pay on) since November, so it's a pretty high amount at this point, which we don't have at all, due to the owner's scaring off all our tenants with notices on December 31, 2015, so none paid any rent after that. We had been forced to pay the landlord extra fees and give back another 5th master lease, when that tenant demanded we and the owner do $5000 of electrical work to the unit to make it habitable (we had rented it as-is, a raw unit to be built out, not habitable when rented). The landlord did the work, took back our lease, and charged the tenant less than what we'd charged. Word of this got out and tenants stopped paying us...JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: I am in California, if that makes a difference. thanks(###) ###-####is my phone...JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Briefly, and they wanted a large retainer. Do you work on spec? We have spent a large amount on all the five units towards making them habitable, and they were rented as "Live-Work" spaces, and have a permit for Adaptive Re-use as a live-work in the city of Los AngelesJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: This owner has taken tenants away from us, who we had leases with, and is now leasing to them other units which they own (some by doing the same thing they're doing to us). There are signed leases that this owner promoted them defaulting on.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.