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My name is on the mortgage, a lady friend that I lived with

My name is ***** ***** mortgage, a lady friend that I lived with and since has remarried, there names are ***** ***** deed because I signed a quit claim in good faith that we could settle with no problems. Now they are wanting a large amount of money to settle. What options do I have, if any.

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I attended an open house residential property. The Seller's

I attended an open house for a residential property. The Seller's agent informed every potential buyer that entered the home that the two flat screen TV's and refridgerator was included in the property. She went on to explain that the TV's would cause damage to the wall if removed, so the owner has agreed to leave them. So of course this made the home more appealing to buyers. I put on a contract on the home and it was accepted. Now, that we're two weeks from closing on the property both the agent and the seller does not want to include the TV's because my offer was not for the full asking price. However, there were No continegencies giving on the TV's previously. I based my offer on the fact that the home came equipped with these items. I have several witnesses to the Seller's agent stating these items were inclusive with the home. What can I do about the misrepresentation with this transaction?

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We are tenants that vacated a rental property and our

We are tenants that vacated a rental property and our previous Landlords are trying to extort money from us. We need help and cannot find an attorney in our area.

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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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My electrician installed (and had s workers install) all

My electrician installed (and had his workers install) all wiring and solar for my off the grid new house. One of his workers, whom he fired, miswired several outlets. He now wants to charge me for the repair, which I've refused to do. In addition, he told me I still had $445.00 for fixtures, but this has disappeared apparently.During his installation he delayed and delayed (I think he had many other jobs and was overwhelmed....he's a young man starting a business).......his worker he left a big hole in my soffit when I told this guy that installing the bathroom vent there was against code.Now I was my own contractor, and he's blaming me for all delays, miswired stuff, etc. When one of his men told me he sent a lone worker who was supposed to be supervised, I was alarmed!Ordinarily I'd just not call him anymore. But the solar panels he installed ( $5,500.00 worth) are judged by the manufacturer to be likely damaged. He's says he's sending the bill for the messed up wiring repair to collections. We had no written contract (foolish of me!) and as I'm elderly making repairs myself is dangerous. Please, what can I do?

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I'm going into foreclosure I owe money on my windows and air

I'm going into foreclosure I owe money on my windows and air conditioning. What happens if I don't pay for them

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I have serious concerns about what is currently happening at

Tom and I have serious concerns about what is currently happening at Laguna Reef. I just spoke with Leesa Hoffman about damage that occurred when a water leak from the toilet above in her unit damaged our guest bathroom wall and ceiling. This was a second occurrence. We had the repair made and submitted the bill to the onsite manager in January.I checked again several times with her, emailed Gary, our board president, on June 27, 2016 and have gotten no response. I finally called Leesa, who has the unit above us today. She told me that Gary has ruled that the damage is our responsibility, and they will not reimburse us for the damage. She further said that Linda P. was supposed to let us know. She also said that to her that the wording of the bylaws meant that the owner would have to do the damage on purpose to be responsible. I replied that that the word deliberate or intentional is not in the bylaws.This is very surprising to us since we were charged and required to pay a $1000.00 for damage to the unit below us when our dish washer hose sprung a leak.Below is the wording from the current bylaws:B-2. Damage. Each Owner is responsible for any loss or damage to his Unit, other Units, the personal property of other residents or their guests, or to the General Common Elements and improvements, if such loss or damage is caused by the Owner or by any person for whom the owner is responsible.From the Third Amended and Restated Condominium Declaration:16. OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF APARTMENT UNIT. An Owner shall maintain and keep in repair the interior of his own Apartment Unit, including the fixtures thereof. The interior of the unit includes everything inside the common element bearing walls, ceiling, and floor to specifically include the drywall, paneling, or plaster surfaces, drop ceilings, floor coverings, and entry doors. All fixtures and equipment, including the heating and air conditioning system installed within the Apartment Unit, commencing at a point where the utility lines, pipes, wires, conduits or systems (which for brevity are hereafter referred to as “utilities”) enter the Apartment Unit shall be maintained and kept in repair by the Owner thereof. This specifically includes Owner responsibility for any pipes or ducts in any fur-downs, drop ceilings, drywall, or paneling. Without limitation of the generality of the foregoing, an Owner shall maintain and keep in good repair (and replace, if so required) the air conditioner compressor, air conditioner drain lines, hot water heater unit, fans, ductwork (specifically including duct work between, heating unit and cooling coils, utilized in and for his Apartment Unit, as well as all other fixtures situated within or installed into the Limited Common Elements appurtenant to such.I have spoken to several other owners recently who had received similar “no reimbursement” rulings when damage occurred to their condos and little or no response from the Board. I am requesting that 20% of the owners join us in calling a special meeting to discuss and add clarity to the current policies and procedures being applied to the governing documents at Laguna Reef by the current Board. If this type of damage is not a concern you have, please disregard my email.In summary, Tom and I are requesting that a minimum of 20% of the owners join us in calling a special meeting (see Article 4.4 below) to clarify and explain the recent change in interpretation of the bylaws, rules and declaration.Do we have any other recourse, such as small claim's court?

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I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt

I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt to hire a home inspector but did the inspection because the home had a new roof, HVAC, all new flooring, inside paint, all new appliances, hot water heater (everything), new bath fixtures and ceiling fans. It was flawless inside and out. I received a Georgia :Seller's Property Disclosure Statement completed and signed by the owner agent. The property is a rental and my new tenant's family of four moved in the day of closing. Four days after closing, my tenant called and said the washer draining is backing up to the clothes washer. The property has a septic system for all water related appliances except the washer. It has its own drain system, probably some sort of drain field. I called my Septic/drain expert who says the drain is not adequate and deeps a properly sized drain system. I am contracting him to install the $ 1,500 125 Gallon drain and filter system. He has a solid reputation and came recommended by my Realtor. Here is the problem: The seller noted on the Disclosure under the question "Are there any leaks, backups, or other similar problems with any portion of the plumbing, water or sewage systems?" His answer was no. I believe he is liable for some part or all of the $ 1500 fix. What is your legal opinion of my best approach or rights in this situation? If he had answered "I don't know", I would have made a different decision about that part of an inspection. As a Colorado RE Broker myself for many years and a commercial RE bank senior executive, I believe the owner agent should have known the consequences of his answer(s) on the disclosure. I think the Georgia Real Estate licensing authority would see it my way as well if I ask for an investigation on the transaction. Your opinion please. Thanks

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I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt

I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt to hire a home inspector but did the inspection because the home had a new roof, HVAC, all new flooring, inside paint, all new appliances, hot water heater (everything), new bath fixtures and ceiling fans. It was flawless inside and out. I received a Georgia :Seller's Property Disclosure Statement completed and signed by the owner agent. The property is a rental and my new tenant's family of four moved in the day of closing. Four days after closing, my tenant called and said the washer draining is backing up to the washer. The property has a septic system for all water related appliances except the washer. It has its own drain system, probably some sort of drain field. I called my Septic/drain expert who says the drain is not adequate and deeps a properly sized drain system. I am contracting him to install the $ 1,500 125 Gallon drain and filter system. He has a solid reputation and came recommended by my Realtor. Here is the problem: The seller noted on the Disclosure under the question "Are there any leaks, backups, or other similar problems with any portion of the plumbing, water or sewage systems?" His answer was no. I believe he is liable for some part or all of the $ 1500 fix. What is your legal opinion of my best approach or rights in this situation?

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