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To follow-up. The developer has active developments in the

To follow-up. The developer has active developments in the town. That mean the town is holding escrow monies, performing Inspections, etcRelated to that development. Should that town hire the same developer to do construction work for the town?

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Should a municipality hire a contractordeveloper for a

Should a municipality hire a contractordeveloper for a construction project if that same contractor is also actively engaged in property development with that same municipality?

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As the owner of a condo, do I have the right to select my

As the owner of a condo, do I have the right to select my own contractor when repairing my ceiling drywall which was damaged by a water leak coming from the upstairs unit?

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I have a tenant who hired a handyman to paint his unit. They

I have a tenant who hired a handyman to paint his unit.They came and asked me to let them in and paint his unit because he wasn't home.They said they "weren't" licensed, bonded or insured so I told them I couldn't let them in.I wasn't notified of his hiring of the painter.I gave the tenant a letter (that I still have dated 05-30-16) stating if he wanted tohire a painter he needs to be contractor whose licensed, bonded and insured& that we need to approve of them beforehand (to make sure they'relicensed, bonded and insured). He didn't do this.The tenant says the painters won't return unless he pays them again and is angryI turned them away. He wants me to pay for another painter to finish the job.Please advise

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I am planning to have a contractor remove several trees on

I am planning to have a contractor remove several trees on my property and trim & shape others while they are here. My neighbor has four very large crepe myrtle trees whose limbs have grown over the property line and are restricting my plants from getting the rain and sun they need to grow. I want to trim my neighbors trees (just the branches) back so they do not encroach on my property. The contractors who are bidding on the job tell me that I can legally trim the neighbors trees back so they do not extend onto (or over) my property. I've heard this from other people as well, but would like to know specifically where "in the law" it says it is legal for me to do so. I am not expecting the neighbor to be pleased when she learns of my plans. I am getting HOA approval before proceeding and am giving each neighbor a copy of the project plan.....with drawings and a detailed narrative. Can you tell me what law gives me the right to trim my neighbors trees that have over-grown onto my property?

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I am curious of my legal standing in disputing a termination

I am curious of my legal standing in disputing a termination of lease, including no penalties, and non-payment of further rent while vacating.8 months into a 12 month lease we had a City of Portland inspector from the Bureau of Developmental Services inspect our apartment for possible code violations. This was prompted by mold on our bathroom ceiling and my inclination was they were in violation. I bathroom has neither a window, nor a vent. Regardless of mold, which was covered in their mold addendum, it creates a hospitable environment for such and no way to properly manage it.The city report also covered some 15 violations, 4 of which were health, safety sanitation violations. Including construction being made without permits. Our apartment was not deemed unlivable but these issues are extremely concerning nonetheless.I have proposed the solution of our 30 days notice commencing on written approval of their agreement to no contractual early termination penalty, full refund of our deposit, and non payment of rent during our process of vacating.I am curious of our legal grounds moving forward, i do not wish to seek damages beyond what i have outlined in our separation agreement. I would like to move forward with finding and securing a new apartment to live in, without making a hasty uninformed decision.

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We live in Settler's Village townhome community in Highlands

Hi. My name is***** and we live in Settler's Village townhome community in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.Approximately 10 years ago we were given verbal approval by the then president of the HOA board to plant some flowers in the common area along a rock wall on the south side of our unit. An overzealous landscape employee killed a 2 to 2.5 foot wide swath of sod along the base of the wall with Roundup and we were tired of looking at dead grass, dirt and mud in this narrow area and wanted to do something to make it better.Taking the verbal approval in good faith, we planted some flowers at our own expense. My wife has a very green thumb and before long, we had a very nice flower garden that brought praise from many of the homeowners in our community. She become known as "the flower lady".There has been no objection to the flower garden for the 10 or so years we have maintained and improved the garden.Recently we and other homeowners have had numerous problems with the HOA board and particularly with the current president. There have been large contracts awarded without bids, disputes with several homeowner problems and issues.At the last board meeting on August 16, I had a heated verbal dispute when the president accused me and my wife of calling contractors directly with problems. We have never contacted a contractor directly, and always go through the management company as required. I have been on the board and have been president in the recent past and we know the process for requesting fixing of problems. Even after I assured the president not only have we not called directly, but we do not even have the phone number of the person we were accused of calling. Her response was "yes you do" (Essentially calling me a liar)! All this in front of the homeowners attending the meeting.Now to the problem.The next day the management company sent an ACC Violation notice dated August 17, 2016, received by us on August 20, regarding the garden in the common area and ordering us to remove the garden and replace it with sod - remember, there was no sod in this area at the time thanks to the roundup.First, after 1 years or so, can they still make us remove the garden? isn't there a grandfather clause after so many years?Further, we have taken pictures and documented numerous ACC violations throughout the community that have gone unenforced for many years, including a large flower garden on the side of the president's unit and some flowers and external decorations on the front of a member of the Architectural Review Committee's unit. All clearly violations.It is clear to us that we are being singled out for inconsistent and vindictive enforcement of the Rules and Regulations of the HOA. We do not think this is coincidence!When I was president of the board, we would walk the community twice per month with some of the board, the property manager and contractors looking for conformance to the R&R and landscape problems. I remember on a couple occasions when violations would be discovered, the property manager said that if the violation has gone unnoticed or unenforced for a year of more, there was nothing the board committee could do about it. is this correct? and if so, can you advise the statutes that support this? (CIOAA)Sorry about this lengthy question(s), but can you help?Thanks,Jim

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My question is my neighbor's drainage has been rerouted onto

My question is my neighbor's drainage has been rerouted onto my property. The City of Aurora says both properties should drain from the back of the property to the street. I documented with pictures how the drainage is coming under the fence onto my property under my gate down the rock path that is on my property to the street. The City that is how it should drain. I have lived in this home for 9 years and it has never drained onto my property in the past. Need to know what my rights are?

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We put a credit card deposit in March 2016 for $1622.20 for

we put a credit card deposit in March 2016 for $1622.20 for a home fr Long and Foster in Bethany Beach, DE. I paid the final payment of$1737.10 b/c the agent said it would be cheaper than credit card payment. When we arrived at the homewe paid for, it was not what it looked like in the pictures. We had paid our part of the bargain, but the reality company did not do their part. Finally, we said we wanted to leave as we had little children, didn't want them crawling on the filthy floors etc., needed to feed them and get them back into the car for the long trip back home. The manager for Long and Foster, agreed to refund our money. She asked for an email stating the conditions but 2 days later she now refuses to refund our money as thehomeowner won't cooperate. Thank you for any help!

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