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If we moved out of a duplex but still pay rent while we look

If we moved out of a duplex but still pay rent while we look for subleasers, can the landlord do construction on the unit?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Illinois, specifically ChicagoJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Such as?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We never received notice of the work being done. The last time we went to the unit to collect our mail, there were drop cloths, light covers off, windows changed out and all of the utilities there are still in my name.

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I don't know if I can find an answer to my question here, or

I don't know if I can find an answer to my question here, or if I'll have to consult a local attorney face to face, but thought I'd give this a try first. In December 2016 I closed a mortgage to refinance my construction loan on a new house I had built. Some weeks after the closing my general contractor contacts me stating he failed to pay an invoice from the electrician he hired to work on the house, an invoice in the range of $5000.00. This amount was not built into the home loan as it should've been, completely the fault of bad project accounting on the part of the contractor. Had it been financed in the home loan there would've been no issue, no problem. As it is, it's most definitely a problem for me. I need to know where I stand legally. Am I legally responsible for the money owed the electrical contractor, or is the general contractor responsible for it? It was a cost plus construction contract in the state of Ms.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: State of MississippiJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Filed or reported in what manner?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no legal filings regarding this yet, if that's what you mean. And no, I can't think of anything else.

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I am on the board of our condominium association. Last year

I am on the board of our condominium association. Last year a co-owner stuck us with over $5000.00 in unpaid fees when he filed for bankruptcy.This year he's about 6 months behind. He keeps promising the management company he'll pay. The chances of that are very slim. Other than placing a lien on his condoIs there anything else we can do? Our fees cover water, trash, common area maintenance, grounds, insurance etc. can we have his water shut off?We live in Michigan. If not would we be wasting time and money filing in small claims court?

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Can a utility company put any type electric structure on the

Can a utility company put any type electric structure on the easement of your residential property even if it defaces the property and they had no permit?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: They filed no permit with the township but they have a 60 ft easement .JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The structure is not a regular pole like thyou would think when they said "pole" and is unlike any you probably ever saw in any community anywhere. Its a huge rusted metal structure with a huge bolted base, 1and a half tmes the hight of a tall pole. Looks very scary.

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Looking to obtain information on how to file a partition

good morning looking to obtain information on how to file a partition suit in Kentucky and what the form to file is calledJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: none at this pointJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes Im being sued for 29,000 on a rent to purchase agreement however I was placed on quitclaim deed afterwards in joint tenancy w/ survivorship now the co owner is trying to evict me out of residence citing the rental leaseJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Louisville Kentucky

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I signed a lease to rent an upstairs room in a shared

I signed a lease to rent an upstairs room in a shared housing residence. I was unable to occupy the room due to knee surgery which disabled me for 3 months (last 3 of the lease). The landlord took me to small claims court and found in her favor. If I had a disability, with a physician's letter stating not to climb stairs and the landlord could not accommodate me and I am unable to occupy the upstairs room with a doctors order, how can the lease be enforced? I see frivolous litigation that appear much weaker than my case, I wonder if the judges ruling was fair, is it? Grounds for appeal?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I signed a lease to rent an upstairs room in a shared housing residence. I was unable to occupy the room due to knee surgery which disabled me for 3 months (last 3 of the lease). The landlord took me to small claims court and found in her favor. If I had a disability, with a physician's letter stating not to climb stairs and the landlord could not accommodate me and I am unable to occupy the upstairs room with a doctors order, how can the lease be enforced? I see frivolous litigation that appear much weaker than my case, I wonder if the judges ruling was fair, is it? Grounds for appeal?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: should be sufficient

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I have a property in Colorado that we purchased in September

I have a property in Colorado that we purchased in September of 2016 that has for many years shared a pump and line to a community water source(a trench). When we purchased the property all that was disclosed to us by the seller what that there was a working water pump. There was no disclosure that the pump and line for the water access was on the neighbors property and has been since the houses were built in the 90's. We were told shortly after we moved in by the neighbor that she no longer was allowing us access to the water and we would have to install our own pump and trench. The prior owner had been paying the neighbor for the electrical use of the pump from day one and in fact paid for half of a new pump a couple years ago. Do we have any rights since there was never a formal easement. The original owners of both properties have told us they agreed informally to the agreement whey they first put in the pumpJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Glenwood Springs, ColoradoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We can get records of the prior owners payment for the electrical use and their payment for half of the new pump. They lived in the house for over 5 years with apparently no issue.

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I was displaced from my condo on 5/10/2015 due to a fire. My

I was displaced from my condo on 5/10/2015 due to a fire. My unit was flooded.9 weeks ago, the construction company that was hired to do the construction made me an offer to take over the job and complete it myself. At this point a lot of the work was fairly simple, base boards, doors, install electrical outlets, etcDuring this process I paid and had installed various upgrades, flooring, tile work in bathrooms, etcThey offered me $34,000, this was to complete the work also cover what I had already paid out of pocketThe construction company gave me an itemized list of the items that still had to be bought and work to be done. After reviewing this list, and if I accepted, I was instructed to sign the change order and give it to their onsite construction project manager.I accepted, signed the change order and forwarded it to their onsite agent.After doing so I was told that the HOA would be paying me. They in turn said they wouldn't pay until they got funds from the insurance companyThe HOA got the funds, the HOA's attorney said they wont pay until the construction company signs off with me.I've been working with all parties involved but it seems that the construction company keeps changing the rules.I can't seem to get them to send me whatever it is I need to signThere is also another tenant in the same situationTwo questions1- did I enter into an Agreement with the construction company when they made me an offer and i subsequently followed their instructions?2- what recourse do I have now?ThanksRich

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I have a tenant on a term lease. The tenant was recently

I have a tenant on a long term lease. The tenant was recently evicted by the former landlord for non-payment. We found this out later. We recently remodeled this house to a point of full restoration. Unfortunately, the sewer backed up twice into the basement. Her damaged goods were covered by her own renter's policy. On both occasions we employed a remediation company to clean up. Rent is due and she is claiming the house is unsanitary and she shouldn't be living here. she is claiming mice are in her cupboards and eating all her family's food. I immediately called the exterminator, only to be told she has canceled the last 2 appts. I attempted to accommodate her claims of damage by offering half months' rent for 2 constitute months. She continues her rant and no rent payment. Here's what I would like to do: Notify her that i am canceling her long term lease and put her on a month to month until I can evict. File a complaint for nonpayment. I would like an opinion from a real estate lawyer familiar with these issues.

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