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Live in Florida HOA under Chapter 720. You know criminal

Live in Florida HOA under Chapter 720. You know criminal background checks are being done for renters in HOAs. I hear associations now are requiring criminal background checks for home buyers. This can't be after the homeowner signs a contract to purchase a home, can it? Also, doesn't a requirement to do a criminal check have to be allowed in the association documents ?

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How much does this cost? so I go online and activate an

How much does this cost ?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: so I go online and activate an account first ?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Georgia City of AtlantaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: My questions is this. I own in a condominium building in the city of Atlanta with no mixed use, built in 1988. about 134 units. It does have units financed via FHA , so I would assume HUD would also come into play. The condo has filled most ADA spots with Bikes. they currently have 4 of 5.left over I am handicapped and have asked for reasonable accommodation. because the few spots remaining not filled with bikes are first come first serve. The board doesn't want to make any waves about the bicycles or the parking. I have provided all necessary documentation. So is this legal or would they have to be inline with FHA and or HUD. A permit was recently pulled to upgrade the club room and the guest suite and the workout facility.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you know who owns the lot?Customer: Georgia, we as an association own the building and the lot. in Atlanta

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We moved into our rental June 1st, the AC was not cooling

We moved into our rental June 1st, the AC was not cooling anymore we called our property management technic***** *****ne on June 26th to ask to have it looked at. Day 30 of no AC will be July 25th. We are looking at the Abandonment remedy. We 2 small children in the home, and have a doctors note stating the kids need a temperature controlled environment for their health.JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Will they contact me?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, i don't know where to start

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I'm a handyman in a co-op and my current rate of rent is

I'm a handyman in a co-op and my current rate of rent is $750. My lease is up next month and they want to raise my rent to $1,200. Is there a cap on how much they can legally raise my rent in a new lease? I'm in Mount Vernon, NY.

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I live in low-income housing HUD I believe that they're

I live in low-income housing HUD I believe that they're violating my rights I collect disability and I have in home care services they do not allow me to have an AC in my complex and they accuse me of people living here in the apartment and that is not true cameras are not placed around the property to prove that so they gave me a note saying that I had to come in the office and sign a paper saying that I had a meeting with the property manager in regards ***** ***** and people supposedly living in my home I recently got a notice today stating that they're putting in more regulations and to pick up a regulation at the office packet at the office I could get doctor's note to let me have company to keep AC and to give me at least two days notice before they come into my apartment I had the meeting two days ago and Property Management told me that technically she could come anytime she wants up until the 25th and I have to take down my AC I really need a lawyer to read over their regulations and see how you guys could protect me from not getting evicted I did have a gathering at my house with music in my apartment I could explain further but I didn't meant 2 the Gathering and they told me not to do that and I told him that I won't any longer please I can pay please help me

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Thank you time. You helped with a previous question - so I

Hi. Thank you for your time. You helped with a previous question - so I thought I would ask for you.I have an older friend who has lived in the same rental (duplex) for probably 35 years. Every now & then her landlord threatens to NOT renew her lease. They just don't get along. Long story from 30 years ago. Then landlord says my friend can stay if she agrees to pay more rent.Is there a standard of how much and how often rent can be raised?? I am not sure if she is on a month-to-month or year-to-year - but I don't know if that makes any difference here.Thank you so much. I feel so bad for her - she calls me crying every time it happens. Any advice would be most appreciated.

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Can my apartment complex set minimum capacity of 4 people

Can my apartment complex set minimum capacity of 4 people for a two bedroom apartment if by New Jersey state law and my local township ordinance states I have enough square feet for 5 people. I have 184 sqft in one bedroom and 122 sqft in the other and the law states that I can have 3 children in 1 bedroom if I have 70 sqft for first person, and 50 sqft for each additional persons if they are all of the same gender (they are all boys ages 2, 4, 5).I am facing possible eviction and I want to verify that my reading of the law us correct and that my apartment complex can't set lower standards than state and township law due to fair housing and anti discrimination laws (based on familial status).

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Tonight while showing a potential rental tenant around the

Tonight while showing a potential rental tenant around the neighborhood she asked, after noticing Spanish-language churches, whether the neighborhood was predominantly Hispanic. I said it's a mix of students from outside of Boston, professionals, and Hispanic locals. My boss interrupted me and said I wasn't allowed to say that, as it was steering. Then they asked about the crime rate, and I said "well, I walk around 2 AM and have never felt unsafe." My boss said that that was steering as well. It's my understanding that the fair housing act prohibits anything that helps perpetuate segregation. Was a steering?Also, I once described a neighborhood as "gentrified." I was told using that term was the same as saying the neighborhood was white, and was steering as well. Is that true?

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Does a condominium complex of eight or fewer units require a

Does a condominium complex of eight or fewer units require a reserve study if the owners vote "no" for Redondo Beach, California?

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