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Since my neighbors moved in, we've constantly had issues

Since my neighbors moved in, we've constantly had issues over the common driveway between our properties. They liked to park in the middle of the driveway blocking my access in or making it difficult to manuever in behind my house.I have an easement on my deed to the right of ingress and egress on the common driveway to access a garage and a parking spot behind my home.Their house burned down last year and since they've started construction, the inconsideration and lack of respect has reached a level that I can no longer tolerate.It first started out with the demolition of the old house without notice. Mind you, the distance from my house and theirs is a little more than the width of car. No introduction from the contractors, notice of when they'd begin, how long they'd take or what to expect. We decided to have patience and allow them to work on their home.Then, as the carpenters worked, we found nails strewn all over the driveway. Because my sister was so tired after a 12 hour shift at the hospital, she just swept the majority of it up and parked her car back there without thinking to take a photograph. Afterwards, she'd tell me that she'd removed a cinder block for a second time from the middle of the driveway, where I texted the contractor to ask his team to clean up after themselves.Telling her we have to begin documenting, she informed me one day of discs and shells of wood in the driveway. I took photos and left the mess, the next day, I asked one of the workers to sweep it up and make sure that they clean up after themselves. He smirked at me and I felt mocked, however he did clean up so I left it at that.On the 15th, I woke up to the common driveway being broken down in half, their half being demolished so they could repave. Understandable. But again WITHOUT NOTICE. This time, I am heavily affected because they had no idea that I had my minivan parked in the garage overnight and I can't drive it down the driveway and out without likely sustaining damages to the wheels and underside of vehicle. I am now unable to use that car until they're finished. I also have lost the ability to park my cars in the available parking space back there and have to look for parking when I get home from work for over an hour sometimes.The owner of the construction company was not present to speak with but his workers quickly asked us to call him. He apologized for not letting us know and said that they should be done repaving by Tuesday the 21st. Advised by lawyers to call the police, we did but they couldn't do anything since technically, it wasn't a crime. I also called City Hall and filed a complaint but they called back and said they have a right to the driveway as well, that it just "sucks that my neighbors don't care to give me the courtesy "of communication.I don't appreciate that I never receive notice or communication of actions that may or may not directly affect me and would like notice from here on out as well as get writing of promises (such as should be finished repaving driveway by the 21st) in the event that they do not keep their word and I'm further inconvenienced. I'm tired of the garbage left behind too!Is it possible to sue the contractor and owners in small claims court for a private nuisance? In regards ***** ***** being able to remove my minivan from my garage and losing access to my parking spaces back there? Or what angle can I go after them with?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Called the cops once, tried to file a complaint with City HallJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I live in pittsburgh pa and im just an average with many

I live in pittsburgh pa and im just an average joe with many skills. I did a sidejob for a guy two yrs ago but it never got finished due to disaggreements in a price change so i left. There are no paper contracts of any kind nor is there any written proof of the agreement. He wants to sue for 4 grand. Is that in his favor?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There may be text messages talki g about the job

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Florida. HOA. I am in a deed restricted with county roads

Florida. HOA. I am in a deed restricted with county roads and rights of way. We have an owner who does not like cars parking on the grassy area next to the sidewalk, and wants to take control of them and prohibit cars from parking anywhere except their driveways. The roads, sidewalks, and all are county property. Can the association get the county to deed over ownership, and if so, can the association then have the cars towed?

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This is a crazy situation and I want to make sure we do not

This is a crazy situation and I want to make sure we do not get screwed over. I can only tell you what I know thus far as this just happened 5 hours ago. First of all, I feel terrible for my 19 year old daughter. When she was 13, she was boarding her school bus when a loaded dump truck rear ended the stopped bus while she was between the doors. She got a settlement for that for soft tissue injury to her neck and upper shoulder traps area. That was 6 years ago. Then, she started driving after her permit at age 17. She even took the extreme driver's course here in our area. Last may, she was in her car a red Nissan that was only a 2010 owned only by us and paid off. She was NOT driving. The one mistake she made, she let her friend drive them home to our house coming home from the beach. The girl took the turn to our neighborhood off the driveway too fast in the rain and hydroplaned headon into the guardrail and totaled the car. The girl was ticketed and refused to pay our deductible or anything, did not even apologize. We could have sued her for negligence, but it seemed not worth it for what $1,000? Plus, my mother had just died and we had other more important things to worry about. We took the insurance money, and I added some to it and helped daughter get a new car so her payment wouldn't be too high as she is working part time and in college as a freshman living at home. We also helped her brother with a car as his car was on the way out. We have four kids, and were tired of the old cars always in the shop, making us have a car payment anyway every few weeks something was breaking. We learned that from the older two kids. So, daughter gets new car, had it two weeks last September when a woman pulls out in front of her on a 4 lane divided highway of a speed limit of 50. My daughter swerved not to T bone her to avoid killing them both. Lady's car was trash, she was trash and her car was left drivable. Daughter's? 4k in damage. Took several weeks in the shop. Devalued car by 3k, but ladies ins was capped and we only got $1,800 of that devalue. So, on with her life. Until tonight. She was leaving for work at about 5:30 pm. Ahead is green light. Same road, 4 lane divided hwy. She is headed south and in left lane. There is a turn lane on the left of her that takes you to get on the overpass to head east toward the beach. In front of her is a rental car being driven by a Canadian couple who do not know the area. They are NOT in the turn lane, which has a red arrow, they are in the LEFT land going straight like my daughter, but think they are in the turn lane. They see the red arrow, thinking they should stop, but that is not their lane. They stop abruptly in front of her right under the green light. She rear ends them. Her air bags deply. Luckily, in the left turn lane about two or three cars back is a witness driver with a dash cam. It was all filmed. Sheriff and Trooper agree is it not really daughter's fault, and decide not to ticket either party. Husband got to the scene and has witnesses info and will be betting an SD card copy of the crash. The Canadian couple implied guilt by saying they thought they were in the turn lane with a red light, and apologized. Their rental was drivable. Got all their info, they left. DAughter's car is most likely totaled. Would you believe we just refinanced one of the two sibs new cars yesterday and paid off one of them and husband thinks it was hers which sucks because the one refinanced had gap insurance also, which we think is brother's car. UGH. Since she was not ticketed, and neither were they, and she was injured, they were not. We jut got back from ER, her neck and shoulder are hurting, had xrays. Nothing broken, but needs MRI. Couple said they bought the extra rental car insurance. What most likely will happen here and what about her injury and pain and suffering again. She missed work tonight and probably tomorrow and we do not know how she will feel tomorrow, but also what about fault here?

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In an easement aggrement allowing access for me to my

In an easement aggrement allowing access for me to my property, there is a maintenence aggreement which states the maintenence is shared with all parties accessing the driveway. One neighbor with the aggreement of the other landholders paved the gravel road and gave me a bill for my portion which I did not aggree toJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OregonJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I am not sure. I will check on it when I can. My point is I did not mind contributing to the gravel road maintenence but paving and asphalt maintenence is way more expensive.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is the paving of a driveway that is not aggreed to by all parties considered maintenence? The gravel was fine.

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I just got a ticket for parked on the sidewalk, even though

I just got a ticket for parked on the sidewalk, even though im parking in my own driveway and my rear bumper is extending like 5-7 inches outward above the sidewalkJA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: sure its in California, in hollywood near Sunset and Vine i park in my own parking spot (private proptery) every day for 3 years, and this is the first time they've ever done this no warning, no suggestion how to fix it, just a ticketJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: i haven't requested that yet, im submitting an initial review over the web first if they deny that i will need to appearJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i have the money to pay the ticket, thats no issue, its the principle of it, thats all i care about

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What is the legal statute on someone plowing my driveway

What is the legal statute on someone plowing my driveway shut?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a neighbor with a large dog and an invisible fence.

Good evening. I have a neighbor with a large dog and an invisible fence. The invisible fence violates the HOA deed and restrictions (extends past the front of the yard) and the dog is unrestrained, which violates the city ordinances. The dog is 20ft from my driveway and intimidates all visitors - the city has visited the neighbor, as have I, and stated that they need to witness the dog unrestrained. Besides that, they will let the dog out at random times in the night (2am, 4am, etc.) and he will have a barking fest, which wakes all our kids. The city has been responsive and the neighbors are nice, but there is not quiet enjoyment of our property. I have spent 13K on a fence, so my kids can play in the back yard safely, and video cameras to provide evidence to the city....can you help, or do I contact an engineer to build me a super ultrasonic device to drive the dog crazy? :)JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: TXJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Just conversations with the city officialsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's the gist of it

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I'm setting up a security cam looking at my driveway in the

I'm setting up a security cam looking at my driveway in the backyard my neighbors backyard is also in view is that legal in pa and also heard them talking about vandalizing/ possibly robbing my car wondering about the audio laws tooJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: An incident happened between us small argument the police did take a report 2 weeks agoJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Pennsylvania decemberJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It was about illegally parking in the alleyway where as he was parking partially on my driveway

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