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I am relocating to Atlanta for my job (non-reimbursed) am

I am relocating to Atlanta for my job (non-reimbursed) am running into issues trying to rent anything in GA because of my Chapter 13 bankruptcy (In month 38 of 60). In most cases I make 4-5 times the rent, been at the same job 20 years, and still have a credit score of 640 despite my bankruptcy. I'm trying to find out 1) is it actually egal to automatically turn down someone just because they have an open bankcruptcy, and 2) if so, how does that equate tp fair housing practices? Also, if you know of any resources that could help me in my search, that would be great. Please advise, thanks.

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The Buyer Broker Agreement is not worthless. It is more of a

The Buyer Broker Agreement is not worthless. It is more of a "feel good" document and is a very difficult document to enforce. I have never had an agent successfully enforce it. I've heard there may have been some over the years - but they are few and far between. You will need to sign an assignment document where you agree to indemnify HomeSmart against all claims that the buyer may file against us. That could be very expensive for you and if the buyer gets an attorney - that is the first thing they will do. Kyle is correct - you should contact them directly and try to work something out. If you want to file suit against the buyer - I will prepare he assignment next week when I am back. My advice is to NOT go down that road.Trudy MooreDesignated Broker

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I'm trying to sell a mobile home in North Carolina, Dare

I'm trying to sell a mobile home in North Carolina, Dare county. The landlord has a lease agreement of $300/month month to month. The agreement was a handshake. I've got a prospective buyer that the landlord refuses to lease the lot to, because in her words, "I've heard bad things about them." So basically, we're being held hostage by the landlord, and she's not offering any recourse to resolve the issue. Help!

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My mother lives in a condo, that she rents from the

hello, My name is ***** ***** mother lives in a condo, that she rents from the homeowner. the on site managers have been making it increasingly difficult for us to live here, my family is one of 5 kids and a single mother. we are all good well behaved citiziens, with no record with the law, My sister was valedictorian of her highschool this past graduating year if that says anything.I feel we are being discriminated against with the goal to remove us from the building. My mother is very sick, she suffers from a combination of diseases that form a slope of anxiety, asthma, migraines, temporary blindness, and incapacitation.i visit often to help her and my siblings with daily chores, I bring my dog with me who is well behaved. but like every other dog, barks on occasion.we are getting blamed from every dog howls in our side of the building by the elderly woman who manages the building. tenants are allowed to have pets. and when i walk around the complex, whenever i or anyone else walks near a unit with a dog, the dogs impulsively howl. the lady called the management company today, and blamed the other howls on our dog, sayin that it must be an echo.we were fined $200 for them the management company sending someone to warn us on today, a holiday.apart from thiswe used to live in another unit in this building, but the owner decided to sell so we moved to a smaller unit. before we moved in, the same lady, emailed the owner, telling him she didnt want us to live here.there is also a 2 key limit on the keys for entering the complex. we have a big family. when i used to live with my mother, the younger children and my mother have priority to have the keys, so they can come home safely from school. i have come home from work on various occasions and not had the key to get in, and graciously a neighbor would let me in, but the same lady would sometimes guard the door, telling my friends and neighbors not to let me into the building, knowing that they knew that i lived there. i lived there for 5 years! she has done the same to my mother. I feel strongly that we are being discriminated against and I want to fight this current fine, but I dont know how to go about it?

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This is regarding the way a HOA President and HO Management

This is regarding the way a HOA President and HO Management clear unequal treatment and harassment to minority, race and ethnic people like me and my wife.Posible violation to EEOC regulations and FHA.

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I own a townhouse in Tucson Az, which I currently have

I own a townhouse in Tucson Az, which I currently have available for lease. We have a potential renter, but the person who will sign the lease and make the payments is the parent of an adult child. The person living there would NOT be the person who signed the lease. We are NOT comfortable with this, as we are concerned we will have no legal standing with the occupant, if this person is not the leasee. We have one other concern: the occupant has 2 very young children whom would live with her. This is a small 2 bedroom home, so we would prefer to lease to someone with no more than one child, so the room would not be shared. Do we have the right to refuse to lease to this occupant, for either of the stated concerns above?

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Ely We live in Texas. My son just signed a year lease and

Hi Ely We live in Texas. My son just signed a year lease and paid a deposit and 1st months rent. My son said the landlord made unwanted sexual advances toward him but he said he was straight and thought that would be the end of it but now that he has signed the lease and paid, the landlord has continued and increased these unwanted sexual advances. We want to move him out and get his money back and break the lease. He has been there 2x in the afternoon and has not slept a night there yet. He just signed the lease last week. I've already texted the landlord and told him we would like a refund and he has refused.We have texts and witnesses to the landlord advances. What can we do to get his money back?

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Are HOA's required to establish handicap parking? Our

Are HOA's required to establish handicap parking? Our property has 3 visitor parking only spaces-limited parking for each unit is 2 vehicles (1 in garage and 1 just outside the garage)JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in? Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Washington state - and no.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Our complex is 12 units total; 3 buildings with 4 units in each. All have garages.

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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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