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I am a truck driver and not always at home. I red a tree

I am a truck driver and not always at home. I hired a tree trimming contractor to remove most (not all) of an old cotton wood tree and we agreed upon a set price of $1100, which I have paid $650 of said amount. Then unknown to me he provides a contract to my wife stating the tree will be cut down to 20 feet in height and all the wood removed. As of today, the tree is NOT cut down to 20 feet and NOT all the wood has been removed.What are my options?

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I own a condo in California. About 10 years ago, I remodeled

I own a condo in California. About 10 years ago, I remodeled the kitchen and added an arch between the kitchen and living room. Everything was structurally sound and up to code. There have been no problems since the remodeling date.My concern is that if there's ever an earthquake, the insurance HOA insurance company could say that those changes were not approved and that they won't cover the cost of the earthquake repairs.How could I prevent that from happening?Should I send pictures to the HOA board?Should I ask them to approve the upgrades?Should I send a town building inspector's note to the board?Should I have the house inspected by a professional real estate inspector and send that report to the board?Just some suggestions, but I would like to what would reduce the need for a lawyer in the future.

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I am a general contractor in state. One of my suppliers

I am a general contractor in Washington state. One of my suppliers filed a mechanics lien on my customers property. It was my fault as the general because I did not pass the invoice over to the customer to be paid direct in a timely manner. All fees for service and lien fees have been paid. The lien was released today. My customer however is still very concerned. 1. Will this show up on her personal credit? If so, what measures should I take as the person responsible for this action take to remedy this? 2. Will this lien even though it has been paid and is not the fault of my customer, show up in the public records thusly making her look like a deadbeat that didn't pay her bills on time? If this does show up as a matter of public record, is there something I can do to get it released as it was paid and a simple oversight on my part?

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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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My electrician installed (and had s workers install) all

My electrician installed (and had his workers install) all wiring and solar for my off the grid new house. One of his workers, whom he fired, miswired several outlets. He now wants to charge me for the repair, which I've refused to do. In addition, he told me I still had $445.00 for fixtures, but this has disappeared apparently.During his installation he delayed and delayed (I think he had many other jobs and was overwhelmed....he's a young man starting a business).......his worker he left a big hole in my soffit when I told this guy that installing the bathroom vent there was against code.Now I was my own contractor, and he's blaming me for all delays, miswired stuff, etc. When one of his men told me he sent a lone worker who was supposed to be supervised, I was alarmed!Ordinarily I'd just not call him anymore. But the solar panels he installed ( $5,500.00 worth) are judged by the manufacturer to be likely damaged. He's says he's sending the bill for the messed up wiring repair to collections. We had no written contract (foolish of me!) and as I'm elderly making repairs myself is dangerous. Please, what can I do?

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I purchased a foreclosed home at an auction that still has

I purchased a foreclosed home at an auction that still has 60 days left before its right of redemption period is expired. The owner is deceased. The property has been occupied by tenants who basically became squatters and haven't paid anyone in months. I made the assumption the property was abandoned by the owners and began getting contractor bids to maintain the property and prevent damage.The deceased owner's heirs announced today that they plan to sell the property. (A realtor contacted me. I am also a realtor, btw.)Questions:-I have closed on the property and signed the HUD1. Am I the owner or is the heir the legal owner?-Do the heirs of the deceased owner have the right to put up for sale signs, show the property to potential buyers, and sell the property? The tenants are very confused. (Realtor code of ethics prevents putting up for sale signs without owners consent.)-Can I negotiate leases and accept rent at this time from the occupants?-Can I do anything to shorten the right of redemption period at this point?

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To Whom it May Concern: We have a legal question regarding

To Whom it May Concern:We have a legal question regarding real estate liability. Our home currently has a ratified contract on it (we are the seller's). Upon closing at the end of the month, we would like to know if we are relieved of all liability of our property? There are NO known property defects or problems nor do I anticipate any major problems. We know we sign a lot of contractual documents at closing but wondered if it included the aforementioned release of liability... I'm a do-it-your-selfer and I've done several upgrades and renovations including putting in a full bathroom. I didn't get city permits/ inspections for the bathroom and I have disclosed this to the agents and buyers. The buyers are getting the bathroom inspected by a plumber to make sure everything is in good working order before they buy. If everything proceeds, should I or do I need to have a special Release of Liability form signed by the buyers that would protect me from legal action in the unlikely event that a fire, water damage, etc. should occur considering I did projects myself (i'm not licensed contractor) OR by default am I not liable as I know of no problems in the work that was performed by me, everything is in good/safe working order. The City and state is Chesapeake, Virginia.Sincerely,Max

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I contacted Tenant Union Representative Network and after

I contacted Tenant Union Representative Network and after they heard my story.They said, write and sendSend Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation Service as well as an email letter to local property representative and to the out of state Property owners. Along with the Drs note they requested stating I am an asthmatic.also include your Realtors notarized letter who witness to the agreement that this was a smoke free environment . also include Hospital visit for the asthma attack.. and medications as well documentation of side effects that were created from medications.Stating they breached my contract to have safe and smoke free environment and I am moving on said date. making sure that my belongings and myself are totally moved out. bring the a copy of the letter with me when I drop off the keys. Is there anything else I will need so this situation does not follow me and create bad credit. When I asked that question to the Union Rep. he said they would be mighty stupid to bring a senior women with a history of asthma to court with all your documentation.

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