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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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We are trying to get some advice on a property situation we have.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Yuma, azJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: When we bought the property it was implied by the mls listing and the homeowner that we had rv sites and a park model to rent and now the county is staying we do not without extensive work. Just wondering if we have any recourse.

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is there a charge for this service?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Real Estate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: how much is the cost once the answer is given?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: do you have a lawyer that knows HOA law? property law associated with HOA's?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: California, marin countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: its about the flow of whater from HOA property into my PUD patio

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My home sits on a lot 100 feet wide X 150 feet deep. There

My home sits on a lot 100 feet wide X 150 feet deep. There is a utility and water drainage easement around the perimeter of this lot. My property adjoins a public school to the rear.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PA. The public school, despite my objections, has been trying to convert this utility easement into a public right of way easement, ie telling their students that the utility easement on my property is an egress and ingress for their students. On 3 occasions my house has been vandalized by students. I want this area secured permanently for safety, security, and liability reasons.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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My home sits on a lot 100 feet wide X 150 feet deep. There

My home sits on a lot 100 feet wide X 150 feet deep. There is a utility and water drainage easement around the perimeter of this lot. My property adjoins a public school to the rear.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PA. The public school, despite my objections, has been trying to convert this utility easement into a public right of way easement, ie telling their students that the utility easement on my property is an egress and ingress for their students. On 3 occasions my house has been vandalized by students. I want this area secured permanently for safety, security, and liability reasons.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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I'm an easement holder, the land in front of me (37 acres)

I'm an easement holder, the land in front of me (37 acres) has been sold. The new owners want to build 5 Chicken houses and turn the land into a year round commercial chicken operation. In the past it was only used to grow crops 4 months out of the year. I have a 50' easement the has a 12' wide drive way, 1039' long and a drainage ditch that is 10' wide that runs the length of it.The chicken operation will increase traffic over my easement 500 %. This will differently hinder my use of the easement.my question is can the do this?

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My roommates and I rent the lower level of a duplex. My

My roommates and I rent the lower level of a duplex. My landlord lives above me. A month ago we had a leak and giant cracks in the walls and ceiling in the living room. The walls are still damp and we were told to be patient and wait for it to dry and that the cracks were cosmetic. Days later, one of the bathrooms started bubbling out and my landlord said the grouting in his tub had to be fixed. Nothing was done in regard to the wet walls and when I touched the wall my hand went through it. The landlord refused 2 requests I'd made for a mold inspection and told us to stop using the bathroom so it could dry out. 12 days later after I continued complaining, he brought in a plumber who removed all the drywall and found the wood beams to be drenched and rotted. In the recent days, our other bathroom which shares a common wall with the the bathroom started to bubble out. A plumber is coming today to remove the drywall. After that we will have no bathrooms. AND yesterday, the cracks that we were told were cosmetic gave in with the rain and we have water damage in our living room. The landlord has not helped or offered anything to us. We paid full rent for this month and cannot live here under these circumstances. A roofer came out and said the drainage ducts weren't clean, so someone came to clean them yesterday, but we still have water coming in. We need help and can't get any information. I hope you can help. Thank you.

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Hopefully; What obligations do I have for repairs to the

Hopefully; What obligations do I have for repairs to the property after a sale has been completed and all the contract obligations have been met?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Carlsbad CA 92009JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not yet. We received an email from the current owner detailing an issue he believes is our responsibility. The sale was completed 5 months ago and the issue wasn't evident to any of the parties at the time of the sale.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't believe so.

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