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Want to break lease as apartment was flooded twice due to

Want to break lease as apartment was flooded twice due to poor drainage . basement apartment. Want deposit back. Have meeting with landlord pending.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Milford ohioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Just to landlord. Had to move out temp. Till apt drys. Went to grandma to stay and clean clothes. Offered $100 off rent.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Do I have a case to move and get $450 deposit back?

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In unincorporated Collin County Tx,a commercial building was

In unincorporated Collin County Tx,a commercial building was constructed 3 feet from the property line separating my residential lot from theirs. Is there a required setback distance and if so,can I collect damages? The makeshift drainage system is inadequate and is saturating my gravel drive and yard.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: 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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Neighbor solved his problem of lack of driveway space by

Neighbor solved his problem of lack of driveway space by putting a concrete extension up to the utility box between our properties. In doing so, he created a drainage situation, where he angled the driveway down, and the water runoff from his gutters now flows directly into our yard and the utility box. This was despite the fact that the local code enforcer told the concrete guys to make it so that the water would drain down their driveway. Is this now a civil issue?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: grand blanc, miJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not yet Still dazed and confusedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Well, we are getting a formal land survey (stake survey) to know exactly the property boundary. That will be in the next week or so. We are not even sure he did this thing on his own property entirely ok

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A SUBDIVISION DEVELOPER IS INSTALLING WATER LINES AND

A SUBDIVISION DEVELOPER IS INSTALLING WATER LINES AND OFFSITE DRAINAGE TO LAND THAT IS OWNED BY OUR FAMILY. THE DEVELOPER DID NOT OBTAIN AN EASEMENT PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. THE LAND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY CLEARED OF VEGETATION AND TREES DOWN TO THE DIRT AND THE WATER COMPANY HAS STARTED INSTALLING THE WATER LINES. I HAVE CONTACTED OUR LOCAL PLANNING DIRECTOR BECAUSE THE PRIMARY PLOT AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN WERE CONDITIONAL ON THE DEVELOPER GETTING THE REQUIRED EASEMENTS. WHAT STEPS SHOULD WE TAKE NOW TO BE COMPENSATED FOR THE DEVELOPER TRESPASSING ON OUR LAND.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: INDIANAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: WHAT KIND OF PAPERWORKJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: THE TOWN PLANNING DEPARTMENT HAS SAID THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING OUR CONCERNS.

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Juris Doctor

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We just got a call from a neighbor (elderly lady) she is

we just got a call from a neighbor (elderly lady) she is going to sue us because her buyers backed out. I informed the prospective buyers that the property is all community lot and twenty some of us have it in our deeds that we have the right to use that property....as it is written in our deeds. the r.e. broker did not clearly tell the buyers this. he told them they could do whatever they want. they also had it listed for 140 feet of water front, after the survey it is 90 feet of water and the buyers backed out. she wants to sue us for running them off by telling them we have the right to use it? is there a case there? Martinsburg, WV Carol DzienisJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: martinsburg wv on the Potomac river.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no she called my husband today and told him she doesn't want to but she is going to sue us because they backed out. they just found out about the survey this past weekend and it had been done weeks ago. there is only 90' of water front and the property is 96% drainage ditch and listed on deeds and plants as community property.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I can supply listing agreements and deeds and info I gave buyers explaining property....all of which was taken off line and is open to the public information. I did not exaggerate a thing, just simply made them aware of the full facts.

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My neighbors tree roots are lifting up the concrete of my

Hello, my neighbors tree roots are lifting up the concrete of my driveway and have damaged one of our drainage pipes. We don't know where to start. Can you help us?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Happy Valley, OR.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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I wanted to get some advice and some clarification on a

Good Morning, I wanted to get some advice and some clarification on a situation that I am dealing withJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Temecula CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not at this time I would rather not go that routeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: should I provide what is going on?

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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 purchased a property behind another one 28 yrs ago, my

I purchased a property behind another one 28 yrs ago, my property has a 20 X 100 ft long easement from the St to my property. With the original owner no problem, however, with the present owner the 20 ft was transformed into a 16 ft. He places his trash cans and built a patio that is 4 ft into the easement. With the original owner I paid for half of the fence, the new owner denies even thou I have the receipt and it is signed by the original owner stating my contribution. I can not even hang signs on the fence to stop people from entering my long drive way. The sign reads "PRIVATE ROAD RESIDENTS ONLY". The people from the other side of the drive way park cars close to their property, but, they use my driveway to get in and out and refused to respect my rights. They park 1,2, and even 3 cars and half of their cars are on my driveway easement.The zip for the property is 91977

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