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I have a very stressful real estate problem. If I explain

I have a very stressful real estate problem. If I explain this to you, will you be able to guide me in what to do? The property is in Gresham, SC.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: SCJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NO. I will explain my problem to you.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I own a home in Gresham, SC. Although it is the only home I own, it is looked at as a second home because I work for the federal govt in the VA system in GA. I am traveling through the week and would return home on the weekend. In October, 2016 my home received severe damage from Hurricane Matthew. There was structural damage and the home is leaning. Foundation issues from the flood water and the earth settling are not covered under my flood policy. My estimates to repair my home were between 95,000 and 102,000. I was awarded 45,000 from my insurance. Then I received notice from FEMA that due to the severe damage, I would also have to have my home elevated another 9 inches, to meet the new flood plain requirements. This entails another 60,000, as the house will have to be lifted and moved (by those home mover cranes/trucks), and the existing foundation be demolished and a new one rebuilt. I owe 87,000 to the mortgage company. So in order to repair my home, it will be around 150,000 and I only have 45,000. I called my mortgage company after exhausting all I knew to do to obtain the additional money. I was denied the deed in lieu I applied for. Since I can't afford to have the house repaired, my flood and home owners insurance will cancel, and the mortgage will be called in. In SC, I am told, the mortgage company will file to get the difference of what the house sells at auction and my current mortgage owing. The structural engineer deemed my house unsafe for living until structure is fixed. So I feel I am at a loss/loss situation. Lastly, since I just refinanced my home 2 weeks before the flood, the insurance payment was made out to me and my previous mortgage carrier. They signed off on the 45,000, as the mortgage was paid off from the refinance. Now, my new mortgage company wants the 45,000 as well. Please tell me what my options are. Thank you.

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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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Ely

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I want to break my lease. My lease started April 1st. I want

I want to break my lease. My lease started April 1st. I want to break it because we do not feel safe in the building complex. What if any rights do I have?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Brooklyn NYJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I signed the lease. Paid the brokers fee, deposit, and firsts month rent and have the keys.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Will talking to him cost me anything at this moment?

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My landlord came by to inspect our apartment about 1 week

Hello,My landlord came by to inspect our apartment about 1 week ago. This morning he told me that his insurance wants to raise his payments because he claims that we have made changes to the apartment, meaning I opened walls and changed doors which isn't the case. I believe he wants to get us out because our rent is way below market since we have been in the apartment for over 10 years. I'm wondering how I should handle this.

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My partner and I signed a lease for a rental townhouse on

My partner and I signed a lease for a rental townhouse on Feb 22. We are currently renting a house but were trying to cut costs by finding a cheaper place. We signed the lease on Feb 22 and were then told that we would still need to get Board Approval and fill out Condo Applications which we did. We were then told that we were to have criminal and background checks. We disclosed that my partner had a misdeameanor on his record that might show up and they said it was fine. TWe made it clear from the onset that we would not disclose the name and telephone of our current landlord until all approvals were given. We did not want to take any chances in case we were not approved. They have put a hault to our Background check and condo approval because we are refusing to provide our current landlords information. We do not want to disclose this. They are starting to threaten us by saying things like we have a signed contract and we must abide by what is needed to get you approved. We are now not interested in dealing with these kinds of individuals and want out. The entire process has been shady on their part and they were not forthright with us prior to us signing a lease which is to begin on April 15th. What can we do to pull out of this mess...??

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I live in a corporate controlled apartment, and our kitchen

Hello! I live in a corporate controlled apartment, and our kitchen cabinetry fell apart and hit me in the head. Is there legal action I can take?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Seattle, WAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No what type of paperwork?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Ely

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I have a shared driveway right of way 6 feet from the

I have a shared driveway right of way 6 feet from the neighbor and 6 feet from me the neigbor built a new driveway on their property but extended the elevated concrete two feet into the shared driveway at the back of the driveway do I have right to have them to remove that elevateded extention of two feet into the drivewayJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Coldwater Lake Michigan The township is sending them a letter that they are in violation of their water run off ordiance they elevated the land and built a new houseJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: such asJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The township says this a civil matter on the encrouchment into the right of way

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My apartment complex in Magnolia, TX advertises that they

My apartment complex in Magnolia, TX advertises that they provide elevators for accessibility to all apartments. However before I moved in and after move in the elevator to access my apartment on the fourth floor has been out for 5 weeks. Management claims that the part to the fix the elevator is back ordered. What can I do legally to get this problem fixed?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I have verbally contacted the management many times, have filed a complaint with the attorney general's office and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Currently waiting to hear from HUD. I have been advised to put my complaint in writing to the management and send by certified mail.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Our building is a stand alone and is serviced by only one elevator. There are a variety of tenants which include elderly, young parents with small children and at least once a month my son visits who suffers from a traumatic brain injury.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: The property is in Magnolia, Texas.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have the following question, please let me know the cost

I have the following question, please let me know the cost for consultation. My tenant is in California and their daughter is detected with mold symptoms. The house is tested and the result areJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Moisture content: No elevated levels of moisture were identified at the time of the inspection. Air sample: Highly elevated levels of fungal spores were found in samples taken at the time of the inspection. Am I responsible to paying for the professional to clean up the unit and retest?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I just paid for the initial air test and they came back with an estimate cost to clean the unit and retest after the process.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't have a mold clause in the rental contract and there's no way to know if the fungal spores in the air is caused by tenant or prior they moved in, they have been in the unit more than a year.

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