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I have a question regarding our tenant rights in regards to

Hello, I have a question regarding our tenant rights in regards ***** ***** mold and water damage problem. We live in Long Beach California.

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How should I respond to his email? On one item, He suggests

How should I respond to his email?On one item, He suggests I should pay for half of the fee for the pool clean up! The guys that I had to hire to clean up the property on an emergency basis for the existing guests so I would not loose the income cost $400. I rewarded The guests who saved the house from Certain flooding with a home cooked meal that cost me $350 and he said he should have approved that expense! (See his other responses to my email on former question). I would much rather NOT litigate and settle this but it's unfair what he's suggesting. How do you suggest, oh great one, that I finesse the response to my email?

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I'm reviewing a new lease before signing. The apartment is

Hello. I'm reviewing a new lease before signing. The apartment is having new wood floors installed and lease is saying I would be responsible for any damage to the floor that can be taken from my security deposit and also the landlord will charge me more if the security deposit isn't enough to cover. Also, they want me to pay for any broken pipes if this should happen. Are these terms acceptable? They seem a bit much. I should have some protection in this. I am in Nj.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No this is for a new apartment that I'm looking to lease. She sent me the lease last night and I'm reviewing before signing.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Also she asked for 1 1/2 months security deposit plus first and last months rent. I know that's illegal in NJ. It's a 2 family home. A new tenant is moving into 1st floor and my lease says I have to pay for half the water bill and hoy water but shouldn't my apartment have a separate water meter so that I don't pay for part of the other tenant's consumption?

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On January 27, The neighbor above me had an irrigation

On January 27, The neighbor above me had an irrigation mainline break causing a huge surge of water rushing down the hillside. This happened a few months ago at a lesser level in the same place but we didn't know what caused it so I had to bear the cost of clean up. Thankfully, I had some vacation renters who were home at the time when the break occurred. I called fire Dept and they shut off water. Guests took lots of videos and pictures of the patio flooding and waterfall. They called me, I told them to get the drains cleared which resulted in the house not flooding.I called various people to help me in the emergency and raced to the property. I paid through the nose but had to because I didn't want the guests to freak out and leave.I sent email to owner & here's his response:Him: I do have to add here that this email is for settlement purposes only and while I have been happy to be a friendly neighbor and clean up the dirt, I need to remind you that the hillside is not my property and if in fact the hill is shifting because of the rain I should not be held responsible. All this said, if I am going to pay any more money or do any more work we need to have a final understanding and settlement. I have cc'd my landscaper and my attorney on this email to keep them in the loop.1). Replant landscaping that was removed by slope failure- This is set for when it stops raining2) repair drip line sprinklers along backside of house- I will have my guy look into this3) pool: reimburse me for additional expenses by pool man for grid filter replacement, clean filter system twice and additional water expense for draining half of pool water. (Waiting for bill)- Please send me the bill, however I think we should split this as I don't think I am 100% responsible for what happened.4). Clean out sump pump and drains from mud and debris- My understanding is that all these were cleaned out. Are you seeing any flooding because of blockage?5) respond to city citation and order to comply (copy forthcoming )- I do not know what you are referring to.6) reimburse me for apology dinner for seven people that I cooked for 7 renters who saved the house from flooding. $350- I do not feel like I should be held responsible for you deciding to take people out to dinner without an agreement from me.7) clean tracks left by wheel barrows in garage and on driveway- It is my understanding that the guys cleaned everything up before they left. If not when my guys does the replanting he will clean8) replace two panes of glass broken on garage- Who broke the glass? That was not damage from the water.9) reimburse me for payment of emergency workers who cleaned up mud so tenants could have uninterrupted use of property and pool $400- Please send me the invoice and contact info for people that did this work. I was given zero notice about this.10). After original guests left that you met, new Guests showed up, saw mud and felt property was unsafe and left. She didn't want to allow clean up and disruption during her stay. I'm currently in negotiations to retain these funds. Rental for property Feb 6-13 was $3087. So far, I am prevailing but I wanted to make you aware in case it goes the other direction.- I hope you resolve this as I will not take responsibility for this.11) it appears that there is a huge chunk of mud that was held up on hillside by rocks and is unstable. It appears it may come down with any impending rain and create more clean up and damage.- Again...this is not my hillside, and with all the rain I cannot be held responsible for future events.11). Pay for soils engineer to certify stability of the slope. One engineer questioned why your irrigation main broke in the first place. He questioned if your property was slipping and reasoned that's why pipe broke. As you know, I have documented proof that this has happened less than ten times since 2010 from Colin Vaines. To solve this problem and assure the property's safety, I believe if you build a swale to catch draining water from your property and send it to the street as per LA City code, it will alleviate any future problems. If the slope is such that the water cannot drain to the street, I would grant an easement through the property. It's a pay now or pay later scenario.- I have no responsibility to get a soil engineer for a hillside that is not mine. In the 6.5 years that I have lived at the property there has only been one other incident of a pipe bursting. That is 6.5 years of rain, drought and other elements that could affect the hill, not to mention the thousands of years before that.I have not received all of the estimates for repair or bills from the above mentioned vendors. Once I receive all of them, I will forward same to you. In the meantime, I would appreciate reimbursement for the expenses I do know about listed above. That total is $700.HELP!

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I own a commercial property in Vermont. There are 3

Hello. I own a commercial property in Vermont. There are 3 landlocked landowners behind us who have an easement thru our property to reach the main road.The dead on his property says "The grantee shall have the right to maintain at all times electrical and telephone service to the land premises hereby conveyed with the wire lines therefor being at such reasonable location as the grantor may from time to time direct, but with relocations thereof being at the expense of the grantor".Last week a tenant of the property owner called the cable company to run cable TV to his house. They ran the wires haphazard across our property nailed to the trees to reach his house. They did not call us to ask permission and we did not authorize the wires to be run above ground, as all other wires on our property are below ground. I called the cable company and made them take it down.The tenant is screaming that he will sue us and that he is going to ask a judge for damages.My take on it is that the deed requires that the wires be run in a reasonable way approved me the grantor (me). If I then decide that they need to be moved at a later date, like if I decide that I want to build another building right where his wires are traveling, then they need to be moved at my expense.It is also my take that running wires haphazardly attached to trees is neither safe, code complaint, nor reasonable.It is also my take that the easement does not even give him the right to run cable tv, just electric and telephone. He claims he is ordering VOIP telephone service from the cable company, so he is within his rights to run the wire. He also claims the easement gives him the right to run the wires "wherever he damn pleases and if we don't like it we can pay to move it".Does his argument hold water? Do I really need to let him run wires stapled to my trees? Does he even have any rights as a tenant and not the actual property/easement holder?

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I have a tenant deposit question for the state of Oregon is

I have a tenant deposit question for the state of Oregon is this something you can answer?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: OregonJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: not yet but I am about toJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Tenant /landlord law in Oregon - familiarity with this kind of stuff is all after the deposit what is the cost? I would like advice only?

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It is not real estate. it is eviction, and dismissal of a

Hi, it is not real estate. it is eviction, and dismissal of a case... can you help me with that?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: yes. there has been a case already dismissed by the plaintiff and now there is another one being send to trialJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I guess the rest is with both of us. thank you

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We(seller) sold our property in Gatlinburg TN to a buyer on

We(seller) sold our property in Gatlinburg TN to a buyer on a land contract. They paid our mortgage for 2 years prior to closing. We maintained the insurance on the property. Buyers had already occupied the home as "renters" and had made improvments. 3 weeks prior to closing, the home was damaged in the Tennessee wildfires. A claim was filed with our insurance since we were still the owners. The buyers, since they were on site, dealt with the repairs. Upon receipt of the insurance payments, we signed those checks over to the "buyers" for payment on repairs. The property was closed and ownership transfered. Now the buyers are short on money for additional repairs and they want us to pay them the deductable amount. We gave them all proceeds from the insurance settlement. Do we now also owe them the deductable amount?

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I own a house that has many tall trees, if a tree from my

I own a house that has many tall trees, if a tree from my yard falls on a neighbors house how is responsible. Assuming both myself and the other home owner has insurance.

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