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Evidently, the rules have changed regarding rock in the

Evidently, the rules have changed regarding rock in the planting beds on properties within the HOA.However, when I first moved in here 10 years ago, this practice was allowed, and I paid a fortune to change over from mulch to rock due to some drainage issues and the fact that the mulch would go everywhere during a hard rain. However, now my HOA is starting to assess daily fines (I never received a first notice, by the way).It would put a huge financial burden on me to change this back over (not to mention back breaking work). Is there a way I can fight this? Shouldn't I be grandfathered in somehow?

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I signed a 12 month apartment lease yesterday. I have

Hello,I signed a 12 month apartment lease yesterday. I have changed my mind. Is there anything I can do? The keys were given to me yesterday 7/20.

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The city approved the removal of a section of my block wall

The city approved the removal of a section of my block wall for equipment to for my pool, and for a gate to be installed after construction is complete. The HOA is not approving the block wall be removed or a gate be installed stating the city is not approving. Where do I go from here?

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We have a rent responsible clause in our lease. We would

We have a rent responsible clause in our lease. We would like to leave our lease early on Aug 14th (lease is through Sept 18th). Instead of looking for a new tenant, our apartment manager said they are going to renovate our apartment and we'd be responsible for the rent until they can renovate it (a minimum of 3weeks). Can they do that? I thought they had a duty to minimize their losses and try to get a new tenant as soon as possible.

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I attended an open house residential property. The Seller's

I attended an open house for a residential property. The Seller's agent informed every potential buyer that entered the home that the two flat screen TV's and refridgerator was included in the property. She went on to explain that the TV's would cause damage to the wall if removed, so the owner has agreed to leave them. So of course this made the home more appealing to buyers. I put on a contract on the home and it was accepted. Now, that we're two weeks from closing on the property both the agent and the seller does not want to include the TV's because my offer was not for the full asking price. However, there were No continegencies giving on the TV's previously. I based my offer on the fact that the home came equipped with these items. I have several witnesses to the Seller's agent stating these items were inclusive with the home. What can I do about the misrepresentation with this transaction?

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Unlicensed construction project manager is not providing

Unlicensed construction project manager is not providing copies of liens as requested. This is after the fact.....one contractor who was fired is now demanding payment in full (even though the job as agreed was incomplete at termination...partial payment was given). We suspect the liens were either not done and/or our signatures were forged.I need to understand the scope of the "right to lien" requirements in the state of Oregon.1. When is the RTL required?2. is this a legal requirement?3. what are the consequences for the subcontractor if the RTL is not provided? Consequences for homeowner? Consequences for the project manager?4. is the homeowners signature required in order to validate the lien?4

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I live in Iowa and my county assessor will not remove the

I live in Iowa and my county assessor will not remove the mobile home designation from my home. That means that the buyers that want to buy my home can't get a conventional loan. There is nothing mobile about my home it is all under 1 roof and there is more sq feet that is stick built than was ever part of the mobile home. I have read that each state has a definition of what is considered a mobile home. How would I find what Iowa considers a mobile home and is there a way to legally get the assuror to change the designation?

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In Alaska, must a lis pendens be served directly to a person

In Alaska, must a lis pendens be served directly to a person by a sheriff, or is publication of the notice enough?How many days does a person have to respond?What if they don't respond>

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I rent under a month-to-month lease apartment. Can I sublet

I rent under a month-to-month lease for my apartment. Can I sublet a bedroom under a one-year sublease?

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