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We have a lease on this home. The lease is up on 1 Oct 2017.

We have a lease on this home. The lease is up on 1 Oct 2017. House owner has listed the property for sale ( as of 22 Mar ) and asked us to cooperate with the realtor for showings.We have been in the home for over 2 years and we had the intention of staying for several more years. The owner is in the process of purchasing a commercial building. If this purchase is completed successfully, the owner wants to free up his time and resources to devote them to the management of the building. If the sale does not go through, he claims he will keep the house and we will continue as we have been. ( we can only imagine that the owner will put us through this drill again at sometime in the future, however the current situation is what we must deal with right now.)What are our rights with the lease and the realtor showings.Thanks for your consideration.

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Marsha411JD

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We purchased our home in 2001. The previous owner was a

We purchased our home in 2001. The previous owner was a contractor and added on to the home. We have since found out that the addition should never had passed an inspection. He did not comply with building/earthquake codes and cut corners. We only found out because our stucco kept cracking and the company we hired insisted on checking the foundation before doing any work. We now have to pay $28k to get the foundation safe.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Filed for what?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The wiring was also not up to code. When added the new kitchen he speaker wire. We had to have a master electritian come and re-wire the kitchen as we kept losing power.

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Bruce Schreiber

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The house next door to mine was scraped and they're building

Hello - The house next door to mine was scraped and they're building a new, ridiculously huge house. So far the contractor has damaged a tree in my front yard, broken 2 slabs of concrete on my front walk, splashed concrete on my landscaping including flagstone, and the list goes on. So far the contractor has done nothing to repair any of the damage but says that they will. My question - where the broken concrete is concerned I don't want the contractor to fix it, I want to hire my own service provider to do the work. Am I within my rights to hire my own contractor and bill the folks that caused the damage? Thank you.

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LawTalk

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Recently I had hired two men who did a couple of jobs for

Recently I had hired two men who did a couple of jobs for me. They did a good job and were reasonable but were from out of town and expressed issues in the house that they were living. They looked into a job at one of my properties and asked to convert the large basement into livable space and said that in exchange for 6 months rent they would do the labor for free and we would supply the materials. I had no interest in converting this space, it really wouldn't add much value to the house but was agreeable since it was inexpensive. There is a tenant upstairs and we agreed to reduce his rent for 6 months as he was used to having the single family house to himself. They moved in without our permission before the space was finished and quickly got on the nerves of the man upstairs. Because they were not getting along, they found a place to move with the same "no rent" arrangement elsewhere. They now are demanding $ for the small amount of work they did. We never agreed to a cash payment, it wasn't our arrangement, and they are just throwing a figure out and stating we owe it. They moved out after two months. They sent an email with an unreasonable amount they claim is due. I said that I did not agree with it and was willing to meet with them to discuss it. They said nothing to discuss and that if they did not get paid they would file suit in small claims and lien the house. They are unlicensed and uninsured. How should I respond to them?

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Ray

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My husband and I purchased a home 6 months ago and paid

Hello,My husband and I purchased a home 6 months ago and paid above market value on the home. (30k) after living in the home we have realized the shotty quality of the work and we now will need to put extensive amounts of work just to make it worth what we paid. Is there anything we legally can have the builder/contractor do?

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Barrister

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There are 4 properties where I live with three owners. I

There are 4 properties where I live with three owners. I road into our properties has fallen into disrepair with no maintenance since 1996. I have sent certified letters with a copy of a estimate for repairs and the road maintenance agreement to the other two owners. They both signed for these letter February 13th, 2017 with myself given 30 day period for response. One owner has not responded. How to I file papers in court and get the road maintenance agreement enforced?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: California Tehama CountyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No filings but don't know what you mean reported?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I guess not. Don't know what to ask other than what papers I need to ask for to file for enforcement

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Bruce Schreiber

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Me and my neighbor just had a land survey done and the

Me and my neighbor just had a land survey done and the property line is at the bottom of my pond levee. However, my pond levee has a drain pipe at the bottom of it to drain slowly if it get too full so it won't break the levee. This pipe is now partly on my neighbors property. Can my neighbor cut that pipe and drain my pond? I have contacted a contractor and they said it would be very expensive to correct this pipe over onto just my property. This pond , levee and pipe have been here for over 30 yrs. What recourse do I have?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: Just go the survey completed a couple of weeks ago that's all. But my neighbor even disputed the survey with the surveyors so I'm sure he will want to do something about the drain pipe if he can within the law.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Barrister

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Can a contractor file a lien against my house for 540.00

can a contractor file a lien against my house for 540.00 just because he was not allowed to finish a job due to him breaching the agreement due to a finish deadlineJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: alabamaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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INFOLAWYER

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I'm listed as one of the parties as a trustor on a deed of

I'm listed as one of the parties as a trustor on a deed of trust file by alameda count for work they did on my friends house that I'm on title with. Can I quitclaim off the house with no obligations to the deed of trust

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