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We built a new house and were never told it was in AE flood

We built a new house and were never told it was in AE flood plain. Even at closing, they said no. We found out after closing that we are in AE and flood insurance will be 13K a year. City ordinance states an elevation certificate on final built house must be done and meet flood zone specifications of at least 2 feet higher than base flood elevation before city will issue occupancy certificate. This was not done, no elevation certificate, but occupancy certificate was issued and we closed on the house

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F.S. 633.0215 - Florida Prevention Code states as follows:

F.S.(###) ###-####- Florida Prevention Code states as follows:The State Fire Marshall shall adopt by rule pursuant to ss 120.536(1) and 120.54, the Fire Prevention Code which shall contain and incorporate by reference all firesafety laws and rules that pertain to and govern the design, construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair and demolition of public and private buildings, structures, and facilites and the enforcement of such firesafery laws and rules.Florida Fire Prevention Code under F.S 633.022 states as follows:—The Legislature hereby determines that to protect the public health, safety, and welfare it is necessary to provide for firesafety standards governing the construction and utilization of certain buildings and structures. The Legislature further determines that certain buildings or structures, due to their specialized use or to the special characteristics of the person utilizing or occupying these buildings or structures, should be subject to firesafety standards reflecting these special needs as may be appropriate.(1) The department shall establish uniform firesafety standards that apply to:(a) All new, existing, and proposed state-owned and state-leased buildings.(b) All new, existing, and proposed hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes, correctional facilities, public schools, transient public lodging establishments, public food service establishments, elevators, migrant labor camps, mobile home parks, lodging parks, recreational vehicle parks, recreational camps, residential and nonresidential child care facilities, facilities for the developmentally disabled, motion picture and television special effects productions, tunnels, and self-service gasoline stations, of which standards the State Fire Marshal is the final administrative interpreting authority.Issues:F.S.(###) ###-####speaks in general of "public and private buildings". It defines those kinds of buildings as the appropriate category for application in a number of ways that clearly exclude "existing structures" unless said structure are in the process of some "alteration, modification or repair".But F.S.633.022 limits the application of the "uniform firesafety standards to only some categories of public and private buildings. Moreover, the mandatory standards are specifically mentioned and intended to apply to both new and existing but only to very specific public and private buildings.Thus the clear and convincing interpretation (to me anyway) of the law is as follows:1. No existing "private building" not in the process "alteration, repair or modification" is subject to the law under any circumstances.2. The precise articulation of the term "existing buildings" in FS 633.022, distinguishes existing buildings from the other categories defined in(###) ###-#### It is not therefore a matter of a "scrivener's error" or subject to any other interpretive intent but that which I have given it.Questions:1. Absent any other conflicting statute, is my interpretation shown in Issue # 1 above correct?2. In the light of the very specific listing in 633.022 of which "existing buildings" are covered, is it not very clear that private buildings not in the process of "alteration, medication and improvement" are absolutely not included?

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In Chicago, I lived in a bldg on 3rd floor of a 4 floor

In Chicago, I lived in a bldg on 3rd floor of a 4 floor building that had a functioning elevator for 3years that was only not working at most for 4days in total at 2separate instances over 3years. as soon as I moved to the 4th floor and signed a lease to rent an apt on the 4th floor (up 45 stairs) under the pretense that this elevator would be working, the elevator is not working for over 10days. That's up and down 180stairs to do 1load of laundry. I am disabled and have had 5 surgeries on my ankle from falling down stairs once.Can I withhold rent per day until it is fixed and deduct it? Also, if it does not get fixed for weeks can I give a 30 day notice and break the lease? Old let me know. Thanks. Colleen 312 402_2363.

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If I signed an Arizona Residential real estate lease

If I signed an Arizona Residential real estate lease agreement without being able to ever view the apartment it pertained to prior to my signing even though I asked, because the property manager that was taking my signature had to leave and pick up her children from the babysitter, could the lease agreement be voidoable? After she left and I went to see the apartment for the first time, I was sick because The View was of a water treatment plant it was on the fourth floor and I have a fear of heights, etc. etc. That night I called left a voice message for the property manager who took my signature and told her that I did not want to lease this property for several important reasons the most important being my health, I have bad knees and couldn't walk as far as it took to get from any available parking space to the elevator and then walking down the entire length of the building to get to my apartment. Carrying groceries would have been out of the question for me. The next reason was that no one told me that my view would be a water treatment plant even though when I asked I was told my view would be of a desert preserve and mountains. The property managers reply the next morning to my request for canceling was that I had three options - I could stay where I was and forget about it comma move to another apartment or they would terminate me for the sum of $3,300. She knew full well that it hadn't even been 12 hours since I signed the contract and she wasn't willing to do anything other than make it difficult for me as you can see by the above stated situation. I'm wondering if I have any recourse because I never physically inspected or saw the apartment and furthermore I never signed a waiver of such. What rights do I have as a tenant regarding this matter?Thank you in advance,Martha Pederson

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I am a apartment renter in South Carolina. I am moving out

I am a apartment renter in South Carolina. I am moving out and have submitted my notice. The apartment manager sent me a 4 page document. I will attach if this allows me too. The notice states that I must pay 70.00 for carpet cleaning prior to moving out. It goes further to identify the cost of cleaning every item in the apartment if not turned over in the condition it was received. I was of the understanding that normal wear and tear was not and issue.

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I live in Dallas, Texas. I need to break my lease for health

I live in Dallas, Texas. I need to break my lease for health reasons I have 4 months remaining on my Lease. Is there there a way I can break my lease without any fines or penalty?

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I have rented an apartment in Las Vegas Nevada for four

Greetings, I have rented an apartment in Las Vegas Nevada for four years. Talked to a neighbor who has the same size apartment as mine; he was charged $700 per month when he moved in months after I had, whereas my rent is $750 per month.My rent was recently raised, and I talked to property management who informed my that my apartment has a "den" which it does not.Deductive reasoning tells me that property management is under the impression I rent a larger apartment than I have.My question is two fold:Can property management charge any amount for a similar apartment, or should they charge the same for all similar apartments?And, do I have any recourse in this matter?

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We leases a property and was told everything was ready, the

We leases a property and was told everything was ready, the place was a disaster very unclean as well as electrical hazards and the list keeps going, my daughter even went to the ER due to a rusty nail going into her foot that sticking out of the carpet. They made several promises to fix things still nothing, I have missed work and spent my own time and money to make this place livable. I did not pay rent so I do expect a eviction notice having trouble finding a lawyer seems like they all help the landlords. Am I in the right and what can I do?

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What rights would a home owner have to start a bed and

what rights would a home owner have to start a bed and breakfast in Colorado if they belonged to a Homeowners Associations?

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