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Folks, I need a Community Association lawyer to respond to

Folks,I need a Community Association lawyer to respond to this query.While attending the September HOA meeting at the board President's home, I observed that he had recently taken over and redeveloped the Common Maintenance Area (CMA) behind his house. When I challenged him on this, he simply replied that it was his property and that the ARC chairman signed off on the changes. When I pointed out that this was not permitted, and a very serious violation of our CC&Rs, he and other attending board members seemed little concerned.This board consistently fails to document unfavorable comments in the meeting minutes and we are still awaiting release of minutes back to the May meeting. Also, board meetings are only held bi-monthly, so the next occurs in November. I view this CMA violation as egregious and cannot see how it can be exposed in a timely manner without distributing a flyer.I would like to send you a copy of the proposed flyer, along with a copy of our CC&Rs so you can verify the provisions I referenced therein. In general, I would like to know; 1) the legality of my proposed action, 2) the possible legal consequences, and 3) the appropriateness of the flyer content? I have kept the information factual and, I believe, provided reasonable commentary without personal invective.Please let me know if you can accommodate my request, and the approximate cost. Thanks very much for your help.Regards,Mark CusanoEmail:***@******.***

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To whom it may concern, Our office has had plumbing issues

To whom it may concern,Our office has had plumbing issues for the last year and a half that has inconvenienced my business. Our office is located in an “office park” building that is shared with other units – our unit is located on the ground level. We have had numerous instances where our toilet has “backed up”, clogged, and overflowed. Recently, when our toilet had overflowed, we hired plumbers from Cropp Metcalfe to come over to our office to see what exactly is causing the recurrent issues with the sewage pipes. Based on what the plumbers from Cropp Metcalfe have told us, tree roots coming from a large tree outside of our unit, in the common area, have been damaging the sewage pipes, causing the recurrent issues we have had in our office with our toilet overflowing, “backing up”, and becoming clogged.I have paid over $700.00 out of my own pocket for the plumbing services from Cropp Metcalfe – just this year alone. Since the issue is stemming from a tree in a common area of the office park, not from our office, I have contacted the association – South Tysons Office Park Board, to see if they could cover the fees from Cropp Metcalfe, and also the fees for the removal of the large tree in the common area.The board has decided that this is solely my responsibility, and they do not want to remove the tree, or pay for the plumbing bills. The pipes still need to be replaced, and of course there will be additional fees for that as well. I have a copy of the email sent to me from the executive vice president / property manager for the South Tysons Office Park Board that I would like to forward to you, if possible, so you can have a better understanding of my situation with the board.I have been paying quarterly fees to the South Tysons Office Park Association for the last 12 years. I would like to them for pay for issues that are occuring from the common area outside of my unit, since I am obviously not the cause of the tree roots damaging the pipes.I would like to know my legal rights regarding the decision that has been made by the board. Please advise me on how to resolve this issue with the board.Thank you.Sincerely,Mitra Hooshangi, D.D.S., LLC

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My apartment in Texas flooded 4 times in the 10 months I

My apartment in Texas flooded 4 times in the 10 months I lived there. It was doe to poor drainage and was filling up the back yard and coming in the door and walls. I moved out with a 30 day notice and 6 weeks later, according to neighbor I kept in contact with, both hers and my old one flooded again. Now they are hitting my credit with collections, and claim they fixed the problem in a reasonable amount time. They drained the water out, but the last time it flooded while I lived there, the sewer backed up and they drained the water out and I had to demand they come and clean the yard up. Does this fall under the implied warranty of habitability in Texas? I have never broke a lease and never dealt with a place that didn't fix their crap. BTW the maintenance man told me while he was draining my yard at 1am in the morning, he had the same problem with 7 other unitsJA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?Customer: Texas Oct 2015 3 months after I moved inJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: for what?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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The sewer has backflowed over 30 times in my home and the

The sewer has backflowed over 30 times in my home and the county put a drainage ditch to close to my home causing it to slide and crack toward the ditch. I have lived here 40 years please call Dorothy(###) ###-####

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My neighbor and I share a drive way but we each have a

my neighbor and I share a drive way but we each have a garage, she paved the front of her garage and the paving materials went onto my side of the yard cause drainage problems because she covered her storm drain in the back,the materials is braking my ground and its a unsightly job ,, plus we share a driveway and she put a ac iron gate on the basement window which is in the driveway making almost impossible to get in and out of the garagewhat can I do

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I have a home that appraised at nearly 400,000 several years

I have a home that appraised at nearly 400,000 several years ago. It was going to be my nest egg. My 1+ acres is in the Poconos where 3 huge water parks have been developed within 10 miles of my home and a 4th has been proposed. Since then the pond and stream directly in front of my home in plain view from the road is completely dry. Is there anything I can do about the depreciating value of my home due to these parks draining our water supply?

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I understand that there's a Georgia statute that requires

I understand that there's a Georgia statute that requires municipalities to obtain drainage easements before they divert storm water run-off from one of their roads onto private property. If this is correct, can you please help me identify the statute?

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My question is my neighbor's drainage has been rerouted onto

My question is my neighbor's drainage has been rerouted onto my property. The City of Aurora says both properties should drain from the back of the property to the street. I documented with pictures how the drainage is coming under the fence onto my property under my gate down the rock path that is on my property to the street. The City that is how it should drain. I have lived in this home for 9 years and it has never drained onto my property in the past. Need to know what my rights are?

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An interior centrally located atrium open to the sky with no

An interior centrally located atrium open to the sky with no drainage flooded the house from rain. My renters insurance denied the claim calling it a groundwater flood. Owner says he is responsible for his home only and will now do home repairs that include correcting the darn on drainage atrium. I think it should have been disclosed. My Travelers adjuster said it was a problem waiting to happen he had never seen and interior atrium with no drain out. What can I do?

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