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I own a home in Connecticut and the building inspector has

I own a home in Connecticut and the building inspector has recent come in to inspect work being done on my bathroom. He found things that need to be addressed but at the same time he has gone through the entire home and is making me address issue that have been in the home long before I owned it. He has declared the home uninhabitable and I cannot rent it while I am in another state working. He claims to have had prior issues with me when the underground oil tank was removed. I have never met this man and the oil tank was removed by a previous owner. His actions have put me in a very difficult situation. To address all the issues it will cost me over $100,000. What can I do?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is in ConnecticutJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Just today I received a typed list of items that need to be addressed. This has been going on for months and the only reason I received this typed list is because I contacted the Town attorney and complained. Until now all I have had is a hand written illegible writing.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am in Oregon now and I have been diagnosed with cancer so I am unable to return to Connecticut to address this situation.

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My fiancee and I just filed an insurance claim to have our

My fiancee and I just filed an insurance claim to have our roof replaced. A 1 day job took 7 days. Roof looks visibly sub par. Had 2 contractors come and inspect the roof. Neither will make repairs or guarantee any repair work done to new roof. Both recommend the roof be professionally replaced due to improper installation and poor craftmanship...how should we go forward legally to get the money back and have our roof rereplaced...JA: You can process your own refund by going to the Order History page and clicking on the "How do I get a refund" link below the amount paid for your question.Customer: Order history page?JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Knoxville TnJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: We have filed papers in small claims, general sessions ct. Waiting for the warrant to be served on the owner of the company.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, we are bleeding cash. The shingle manufacturers want $2300 to inspect and submit documents for court

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I market distress homes /short sales in California once I've

I market distress homes /short sales in California once I've negotiated them at a reasonable price far below market value investors line up to buy them from me in return they want to offer me cash to except there deals over everyone else's I've been asked to take their offers over everyone else's deal so they get first choice ...there willing to pay this fee at the close of escrow once they successfully take ownership and it records under there name /corporation in return they fix them and flip them they've offered me $500 and recently was offered $80,000 to accept there offer ...can I charge the investors these fees for my services

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Barrister, I sent a follow-up question. I thought they had

Hi Barrister, I sent a follow-up question. I thought they had 10 years after a real estate sale in the Bay Area to file a complaint and then they get added time from the time the complaint is filed, once it is. Is this not true? 4 years?

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I rent a home owned by a property management company. In thr

I rent a home owned by a property management company. In thr midst of a 2 year dispute over a chronic leaking roof, they sold the property to another corporation. I am moving out because my roof continues to leak after 9 complaints in 2 yrs. Can I ask for rent abatement from thr current owner for lack of full use of the home during these leaks.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia. Gwinnett countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I sent a letter requesting my last month's rent be waived and was told that's not our problem that'w the previous owner's problem.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: 4 contractors have said the house needs a new roof. They only patch it. There is mildew inside the walls.

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I hired a contractor to build a retaining wall in my back

I hired a contractor to build a retaining wall in my back yard for $7,800. I was required to put half down. It's been over a month and the work has not started. The contractor has gone silent. What is my best course of action? Thank you.

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We requested a variance to our CCR's due to disability

We requested a variance to our CCR's due to disability recently recognized by a DMV permanent placard. Can our HOA reject (they did) based on their CCR's and Architectural rules requiring a 3' easement on our property. We extended our patio 1 and 1/2 feet.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California. I have reviewed ADA, FEHA, etc. I still cannot get a good answer. We pay property taxes, and landscape 5 feet of this easement implemented by the developer over 18 years ago. Not sure it was legal then and not sure if they can enforce it due to my husband's disability. We envision one or both of us will need a walker within a couple of years.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes, the original application (without a request for variance due to our contractor's assurance it would be approved) and then our appeal to the Board of Directors citing disability, financial hardship, inconsistencies with the R & RsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it. Will there be a charge?

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I am a homeowner with a tenant at will. Tenant was

Hello, I am a homeowner with a tenant at will. Tenant was responsible for rent $1500/Mo, pay all utilities and maintain general upkeep of property, including inground pool. Homeowner was responsible for insurance, land taxes and major repair as she lived out of state. Tenant was given 5 weeks notice to move out for homeowner occupancy. Tenant requested a longer stay until his 'new' place was ready. He was given a new amount of rent for the additional days which he verbally agreed to. Tenant vacated the property 10 days later and has yet to pay the $600.00 rent for June. As he paid first and last month upfront, he did not have to pay for May. Upon inspection of the property the back yard was found to be in a jungle like state. To get the backyard alone in a manitainable property it has been esitmated by 2 contractors to cleanup and remove leaves shrubs etc (as they cannot be saved) from $950 - $1500. In addition the landlord refinanced the property and found the tenant did not pay the past 8 years of water and sewer, costing a few thousand - a utilities he was responsible for. This amount was taken out of my escrow account upon closure. I am gathering the amounts from the town now. Do I have any legal recourse to recoup any of these losses? Also, I was told by a neighbor that the pool has not been addressed in at least 4 years and has become a health hazard. I have yet to get an amount on what that will cost to cleanup and repair. Please advise and thank you for your time.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I spoke with you some time ago about my neighbor who shares

I spoke with you some time ago about my neighbor who shares a party fence with me that needed to be replaced and I initiated getting a contractor to replace but my neighbor without my consent tore down the fence and replaced himself. I went and sent my HOA a variance request to build on my property solely a fence next to the neighbors fence. I received approval to do so. Today I received an email telling me that the approval has now not been granted. Can the HOA change its mind like this? My contractor is already to install and I am totally frustrated, exhausted and I believe I may need legal recourse now. Please advise.

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