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I live in the state of Ohio. I have been renting with a land

Hello. I live in the state of Ohio. I have been renting with a land contractor for the past 3 years. The primary owner wanted the land contractor to either secure a loan and buy the home or sign it back over to the primary owner. I never signed a lease agreement, because the land contractor was a distant relative. We only had a verbal agreement. I find out--after renting here for the past 3 years, that she agreed to live in the home when she signed the contract. That was only one of the factors I believe, why the primary owner gave her the ultimatum to buy it, or sign back over to him. She was not paying water/sewer, property taxes, and his payments were always late. We were stuck in the middle, my five yr old daughter and myself. The house was turned over to original owner who put it up for sale right away. The house within days. At first, the owner verbally promised me 60 days to vacate. Only days later, he claimed he will send something in writing leaving 30 days only to vacate. After that, he keeps asking if we found a place. The inspection is set for this afternoon. I had to put the rent money in housing court back in December, because in addition to repairs being neglected (by the land contractor), the water dept came to shut off water 3 different times since July of 2016. As I stated before, there is NO written agreement/lease in place--as there never were. Thank you. and I have been on disability for the past 3 years, as a single mother. My rent payments were always on time.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: for what??JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I typed a long paragraph. Did you not get it??

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I live in Chicago,in a 2 flat in which the owner of the

HI,I live in Chicago,in a 2 flat in which the owner of the property passed away ,he also lived in the building,no will was made so his brother is now handling the sale of the building,I am being totally harassed by the real estate agent they hired,what are my rights on having to show my apartment since an open house is coming up and she expects me to be home to let total strangers to be allowed to come and go in the place where still live,it's not the best neighborhood and I don't think I should have to.HEELLLPP!JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No,the owner just passed away about a month ago ,so they are just trying to sell to get out of mortgageJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I am in a Commercial Lease in California. A few months ago

I am in a Commercial Lease in California. A few months ago we repainted the outside of our building due to peeling paint and discoloration but did not get written permission from the landlord. Turns out that the building had lead paint on it. We are now being asked to hire a contractor to strip the building down to concrete and remove the 55 year old lead paint. In our lease it says Unapproved Improvements shall be immediately removed at Sublessee's sol expense. We will have difficulty returning the building to 55 year old peeling paint and don't feel that the lead issue should be our problem.

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I'm a water and sewer contractor I received a bill for a cut

I'm a water and sewer contractor I received a bill for a cut fiber optics line that is 18 months old am I still liable for the bill. I have also changed insurance companies.Im wondering is their a statue of limitations on this

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I have a verbal agreement to purchase a house for $300k (the

I have a verbal agreement to purchase a house for $300k (the last appraisal). I have put roughly $50k into it over 6 months. It is an investment house owned by my mother that she wants to sell. We agreed on a price and she evicted tenants (turned out to be hoarders. the house condition hasn't warranted the price) contingent too on the sale of my house with a me paying off her $50k mortgage then monthly payments. Our house hasn't sold yet, so the $50k mortgage cant be paid off yet but we still have put up the remaining $50k in materials and labor to get the house habitable again, in good faith. We have the house listed to rent in the mean time. Mom has since been diagnosed with cancer and family is being hostile towards us, because we have nothing in writing. What do we need to do to get, at the very least, our money back and at best ownership of the property?

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I believe I will receive some amount of insurance money to

I believe I will receive some amount of insurance money to repair roof damage on a commercial building. Do I have to make repairs ? Can money be used for any other purpose ?

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I signed a contract with a swimming pool contractor in April

I signed a contract with a swimming pool contractor in April 2016. The contract states the will be finished in 45 work days. It is now 9 months later and the still have not finished. I have paid 95% of the cost ( over $100K).Also, a subcontractor already has a $4,300 lien on my house because the contractor did not pay them. What should I do?

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I own a commercial building in the village of Strasburg

I own a commercial building in the village of Strasburg Ohio. While the building was empty between tenants, they cited a brickwork issue to declare it to be a nuisance and ordered me to tear it down within 30 days. They denied me the option to make any repairs. In fact they ordered my contractor to stop making the repairs. They made use of a village ordinance, which they later conceded was unconstitutional, to do so. I spent a small fortune to purchase my rights of due process which they had denied to me, then after seeing that they might get into trouble, they dropped all the actions against me, thus denying me a trial, which was the only forum I might have in order to let the court know what they had done. The city declared my building a nuisance in order to free up the land for a parking lot for a new business, which had recently erected a new building next door. They declared it a nuisance before they ever inspected it. They refused to let me make any repairs to the building, stating that they intended to demolish it.

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We have a contractor working on our house. It isn't going

We have a contractor working on our house. It isn't going well and we want to terminate the contract. The contract is bare bones and says we owe 10000 upfront, 5000 after first floor bathroom is complete, 8000 after first floor room is complete. and 8000 after second floor bathroom. We have paid the first two payments. The problem is that the first floor bathroom shower leaks and is not plumb against the wall. Clear silicone is everywhere. The window he put in is 8 inches off center. The drywall is done poorly.We do not want him in our house anymore. He is aggressive and we do not want him to complete the upstairs bathroom. He has already started it but his work is poor. He refuses to fix the shower. He wont fix the window. What are the correct steps to take so we don't have to pay more than is fair and so we don't end up wit a lein on our house? He is going to think he shoudl get all his money. We think we should bid out the rest of the job and subtract that from what we owe him.

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