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We are having issues with our new home construction,

We are having issues with our new home constructionJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: tennesseeJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: we have a purchase contract. We need to understand what we can do to resolve or pull out of contractJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, there is a water leak issue that has been going on for approximately 1 and a half months. We keep getting blown off on the answer. Now they are installing hardwood floors and carpet and I don't want this to continue if the issue is not resolved. I just don't know how they can assure us it's been done. I have lost trust in them

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texlawyer

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The building my condo is in was shoddily constructed,

The building my condo is in was shoddily constructed, causing leaks from my balcony into the apt below. At first we assumed it was a faulty HVAC system, but later realized the balcony was a possibility. Especially because the HVAC unit was turned off while the lproblems continued. The board hired engineers to assess the warranty of the balcony (the found out they were not well build either). During the first probe the engineers removed two tiles in a prominent location, that is very exposed to the elements (my balcony has a large area covered by the balcony above). Leaks got worse and happened more frequently. My apt became moldy, the floors started popping up. The board was aware, especially in lieu of the fact that one of the board member lives in the apt that gets water damaged water coming from my apt. The tiles created by the tiles were never covered (when I ask someone came to cover the area with a plastic sheet, which did not stay in place). Month later (1:~Sept '15, 2: ~May '16) the board had the engineers come back a few more times. I spoke to a board member about the tiles and leaks before going away for the summer. About 4 - 6 more tiles were removed in different areas (some covered, some not) while I was on vacation. None of them were covered. My floor popped up so much that the HVAC in one room is hovering a few (5-6") above the wooden floor). Other areas of my floor look water damaged. Can the board be held responsible, since it did not take proper action, in lieu of the fact that each owner is usually responsible to paid for damage done inside their apt (condo)? Thank you!

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CalAttorney2

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I have a survey showing my property and the easement, ATT

I have a survey showing my property and the easement, ATT came out and violated the easement and dug holes in my private party. I want the trespassed and help responsible for the damages to my years and tree. How do I do that?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I notified the company doing the digging, they said they would contact ATT, I called the county, they say it is a civil matter as it is on private property, I called the sheriff who will charge them with criminal trespass if the county will acknowledge that it is not easement of which the county says they will not get involvedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Barrister

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Property managers demanding an inspection of my rented

Property managers demanding an inspection of my rented house. It is not written in the lease. Also they have delayed on making repairs that were evident when I moved in almost three months ago.

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Loren

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I own a 3 level Townhome in, and I am a certified tech —

I own a 3 level Townhome in Virginia, and I am a certified tech — with motion detecting web cameras throughout the interior and exterior of the ever-changing smarthome I configure for myself. My home is sandwiched between two others, to the left and right of mine. There is not an airgap between homes.The reason for this question: a 6ft square plate glass mirror fell and smashed into a million pieces in my living room. The mirror was attached with glue to the interior wall that was affixed to the far backwall of my 19 year old townhome.I have exterior video footage that shows where my neighbors contractors used my driveway to carry new and old wood back and forth around our townhomes all day long and I have recorded where they had a ladder propped up against the back of their home just inches away from mine.I have since learned that they are not licensed to operate a business in Virginia, and they have refused to give me their insurance information.Is this worth pursing in Court? Or will this be considered an act of God that was due to happen anyway at some point in the future. What is upsetting is my neighbors failure to admit guilt, and his downplaying the work that was performed on the back of his home.

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RealEstateAnswer

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Billed by HOA for removing small tree; what are my chances?

I have been billed for removing a small tree from my property (in Texas) by the HOA. The bill is exorbitant and I refused to pay the billed amount. The HOA will turn this bill over to a collector at month end. Do I have a legitimate gripe? Will the HOA sue me, in which case, I will incur even greater costs?I was billed $947.19 for a cost that I believe should be around $200.00. The HOA did send me evidence that they were billed by a sub-contractor for $947.19.

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Barrister

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I own a townhouse attached to neighbors' townhouses on each

I own a townhouse attached to neighbors' townhouses on each side. We are not part of acoop/condo association. We have sole ownership/responsibility for our individual dwellings, both inside and outside.One of my adjacent neighbors has affixed a metal structure to one of my walls whichfaces his property, through which he has run cables for his newly installed central air system. He recently bought the house, so we have no longstanding relationship.This was done without my knowledge or consent and was brought to my attention byanother neighbor.I do not want this structure on my home and would like to know what my legal rights arewhen I approach him to request its' removal.

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Loren

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I am retired and have a self directed fund. A contractor who

I am retired and have a self directed fund. A contractor who has an llc in Ohio wants to borrow money. I can not pay a mtg if he defaults. he has been in business for 5 yrsright now I told him No until I check if it is the right entity. I sent his company email and talked over phone since he is ohio and I am in Chicago. He said he would send promissory note which was red flag. It would have to be trustee to trustee and with a title co.Can I send a letter telling I do not want to do this transaction at this time certified mail or do I need a lawyer? all my funds are retirement and their would be risk? right. Thanks

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Ray

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My 88 year old mother bought a $5,000+ air conditioning

My 88 year old mother bought a $5,000+ air conditioning system for her house in June, 2016. A week ago it quit working. When we called the installer (who I've dealt with for over 12 years) we were told he'd sold the business and that our warranty would not be honored. Today we're being told "they bought the phone numbers only". Sounds fishy.The repair will cost $900 in labor - the mechanical part is under warranty. The original sale included 1 year service warranty.I have tried all that I know to contact the original contractor - all numbers go back to this new company & emails are returned.What recourse do I have?

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Loren

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