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We own property ( County, Texas) with a utility easement

We own property (Harris County, Texas) with a utility easement (electric). We are the owner's of the easement.Question: Does homeowners association have any rights to the utility easement?Thank you.

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ScottyMacESQ

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I have an interesting situation, the town home we rented

I have an interesting situation, the town home we rented for five years was foreclosed on and after the 90 day letter we contacted the Attorney for the bank to tell them we were the renters and we were planning to leave before the 90 days were up (July 17 was the end of the 90 days). So we signed a new lease with a new place to rent on 5-18-2016 and on June 30th we started moving our belongs over with July 2nd being the end of our move, we cleaned the town house up and transferred the utilities over to the Attorneys office for Gas and Electric on July 5th. I noticed there was a paper on the door over there on July 15th that said that the home was inspected and said to be in an empty and abandoned state and the bank would be redeeming the property soon, this paper stated that on July 13th. I received in the mail at that address (Old) a summons to court for a hearing on unlawful detainer, basically an eviction to us even though we have nothing there nor are we living or residing there or have been since July 1st. I'm wondering if I should worry since it only has my name on it but they have no other information about me or should I pursue legal advice locally so that an eviction does not show up on my record. The other thing is I have a paper trail that shows our move out process, signed lease papers, cashier checks for new place, U-Haul receipt and utility transfer paperwork, so I can prove we moved out....really lost to what to do here because I received this in the mail box and not served at all and this was on Saturday and there is a hearing next Wed.

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Gerald-Esquire

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I closed on a house that i had inpspected. the day after

i closed on a house that i had inpspected. the day after closing the sellers agent shut the power electrical power but didnt shut off water and the water came into the house flooding the crawl space and laundry room hallway and two bedrooms. there is more but i cant type it. shoud i go after thr realtor for the seller? the inspector? i dont know what to do.

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I was told to move out on the 5th..on the 6 tg they wer mad

I was told to move out on the 5th..on the 6 tg they wer mad that I'm still here on the 14th I was given a 3 day pay or quit...ever since then iv been threatened several times they expect me to move out yesterday ... her daughter wants the room I'm renting....cops have been called..banging on my windows in middle of the night..locking Me out of property...I M having trouble finding a place money wise and for accepting dog...wat can I do

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Richard

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In California. Have a 2nd home that I was renting out.

In California. Have a 2nd home that I was renting out. Tenant stopped paying in May. Tenant was given 3 day pay or quit by process server as drawn up by an eviction lawyer. Tenant did not respond. Unlawful detainer filed on July 14th. July 15th the tenant's electricity was turned off due to non payment. Tenant was served with unlawful detainer on July 17th. Lawyer is telling me to get the electricity turned on. The account was in the name of the tenant. Lease agreement states tenant is responsible for all their own utilities. Lawyer's office is telling me that I should go turn the electricity on for them. It seems apparent that the tenant is going to stretch this out as long as possible. please help me understand why it would be advantageous to have the utilities put back on under my name. This is very confusing and the lawyer's office has not been very helpful in answering questions. I only chose this lawyer as they were local to me.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Only via email with someone in the office.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Other than a lengthy timeline, not really. Sorry. I am new to this

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Roger

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I have an easement of my property which I bought in 2002,

I have an easement of my property which I bought in 2002, the easement from the formerowner grant to SCE for $10 in 1931 , for putting the electrical post , The grantee never paythe landscape fee or property tax and require 65 foot frontage X 45 foot depth for free access . Can I have any option to recover of my cost to maintain the property in good order ?Mike

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I am a renter in Durango, CO. I recently moved into a house

Hello,My name is ***** ***** I am a renter in Durango, CO. I recently moved into a house that is run off of solar energy. Before signing the lease the landlord assured us that we would have plenty of electricity and hot water, and that for days when the sun was not strong that the generator he installed would get us by. It turns out that the solar panels do not provide enough energy to even run basic appliances (electric kettle, crockpot) and when the batteries die the generator cannot put out enough power to keep the lights on for more than a few minutes. Additionally, if the solar hot water heater is left on during the day then there is no power by the time I return home for the evening. So either we have barely enough energy to keep the lights and refrigerator on and no hot water, or we have hot water and no electricity. I would like to know if this deems the home as uninhabitable per the following section of the Colorado Landlord and Tenant Duties.§ 38-12-505. Uninhabitable residential premises(c) Running water and reasonable amounts of hot water at all times furnished to appropriate fixtures and connected to a sewage disposal system approved under applicable law;(e) Electrical lighting, with wiring and electrical equipment that conformed to applicable law at the time of installation, maintained in good working order;

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I have a tenant who has not paid rent and looks like he's

I have a tenant who has not paid rent and looks like he's abondoned the property he has disconnected water last month and looking through the window he has moved all his Furniture already just for a few things outside and a couple of boxes.I pasted a notice to his front door about giving him 7 days notice before we take back the house then he calls me today and says he still lives there and I have to go through legally to evict him.Can I say he's abondoned propertyHasn't paid rent for 2 months or electric bilk.

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I own my condominium in Santa Ana, CA in Village Walk

Good morning, my name is ***** ***** and I own my condominium in Santa Ana, CA in Village Walk Townhomes. Our townhomes are attached so I have common walls on both sides. I am currently in the process of updating windows and the window company was performing a final measuring for three windows that are located twelve feet high. The gentleman climbed the ladder where the three windows are going to be replaced, and when he came down from the ladder measuring advised that there were termite feces on the window ledge. I immediately have notified my HOA management company regarding termites as our HOA has taken care of termites in the past. I am assuming with termite droppings on the window sill, this leads me to believe that there are termites in the structure. I emailed the request to the management company (Action Property Management) requesting an inspector to come out to inspect and spray and see what other damage could be caused. The response I received citied the CC&Rs and that they will only cover common areas. In the past I have been board meetings where the board of directors has approved to fix termite damage and have the termite inspection company come out. The board of directors has not tented our buildings in over 10 years, they are deferring maintenance on the outside of our properties, which I feel is causing this. I have seen no wood repair completed for over 3 years other than upstairs decking on any unit and for some of us it has been longer than 5 to 6 years since they have worked on our properties. I pay $368.40 each month for my HOAs, I am current and want to know what, if anything I can do. I don't feel I should have to pay for an inspector to come out and spray for termites. If I owned a normal home without attached walls then I can understand me spraying and ensuring I am maintaining for termites. How can I maintain my unit for termites when I have 6 other units attached and they are a pest and would just go to the other units? Again if I was in a normal single family dwelling, I would have an extra $368.40 to put away each month for these types of emergencies or items and feel like I have no other recourse. I am not made of money and on a limited income and feel my HOA is trying whatever they can do to get out of maintaining our properties. You can see the type of units we have on www.villagewalk.org or through Google Earth which provides a nice picture of the community. I really appreciate your guidance.

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