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We are in the process of purchasing a home. On this

Hello! We are in the process of purchasing a home. On this particular property there is a functioning windmill that is bolted to 4 concrete pilings that are 3 ft. under ground. The current owners have taken this down to give to friends. It was not disclosed that they were removing this item. Now here we are stuck w/ 4 concrete posts sticking out of the ground for no reason what so ever. I'm being told by the realtor that is a "grey" area and although it should have been disclosed when the property was listed, it could be considered personal property. I don't agree with this. Concrete was poured specifically for this windmill, it was then affixed to the custom pilings with bolts. We went to our final walk thru and noticed the windmill had been removed. Is this something that we could contest? The sellers are being pretty aloof about it and said well contact a lawyer if you want to fight this out, it's our personal property and we are taking it

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Yeah I moved into an apartment on August 12th of this year.

Yeah I moved into an apartment on August 12th of this year. Less than 30 days after moving in we had a termite infestation in our bedroom, which they came in and vacuumed them and told us not to open the windows. This left our house extrmeley hot and stuffy, but if we opened the windows termites were pouring in. So fast forward to this Sunday, they infested the apartment again and even more this time. The maintenance vacuumed them and then AGAIN yesterday they came back, and we found them in our clothes, shoe boxes, even eating into our brand new furtnireJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.....we asked them very specifically if they have any issue with pests and they said no and did not include any type of disclosureJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No not at this point

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I own a condo in Miami-Dade. The condo is vacant. It has an

I own a condo in Miami-Dade.The condo is vacant.It has an attached garage that another resident wants to rent from me.Can you send me a sample of a 1 page month to month agreement to lease the garage that we can both sign?Thank you!

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KJL LAW

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I recently purchased a house in Oregon. Upon breaking into

I recently purchased a house in Oregon. Upon breaking into one of walls to remodel, we discovered a locked safe that was built into the walls. Who owns the safe and all its contents? Do I own it? Did the builder who flipped the house the owner? Or is it the original owner (who sold to the flipper/builder)?

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I bought into a 4-5 story condo unit a year ago. They

I bought into a 4-5 story condo unit a year ago. They replaced one half of the roof 1 summer ago and will replace the other half next summer. We just had a huge rainfall a few days ago and I dumped 4+ small buckets of water that escaped through my bathroom light fixture. I am told they will do nothing to repair the roof and that I must wait until next summer. Unacceptable as does this not pose a fire hazard? What will I be dealing with in the spring with snow melting? I stopped to talk to the fire chief and was directed to the city hall just yesterday to talk to the fire safety unit. I completed a complaint form of property maintenance issue that will cause some action in 7 days. They say they do not have any money to fix it till then. Are not the reserve funds to be used for this issue?I am being told that they allowed an older man to take half of his deck and put a 4 season room over half of it and it is causing water damage to 3 units below him a floor. They say they plan to remove it next summer, and he is revolting it I understand and I would not be surprised if he came to the door with a shotgun when they show up to tear it down.They just passed a new rule that now makes us responsible for putting in our own new Windows. In the case of a fire we have to do the wiring from the basement up to our unit and thruout plus our own drywall. There are also 2 new special assessments where the board can vote that they need more money and the second that a 2/3 vote by everyone for another assessment. Also when this new roof is replaced there are many decks and it will be the responsibility of the co owner to put the deck back up which will be very costly! I believe they are holding off in order to save themselves some money and to also require us to pull out of pocket to finance this endeavor!I was told at the city hall that I need to have an electrician fix the wiring as it will corrode and cause a fire. With fall rain/winter/spring/thawing this is going to be a continual issue. I have sent this safety board all these issues and have voiced the concern that the roof needs to be fixed before winter hits and another option could be to tear down the offending season porch and fix that specific roof to take away the risk is fire over the next ten months. I am also selling this condo and listed it 3 weeks ago. My bathroom is a mess and it does not sound like they will allow me to get it drywalled and painted till next summer after the roof is completed.Our association fees are very stiff, $353 for a one bedroom lift, my neighbor $500 for a 1 bedroom loft, another neighbor $650 for a 2 bed 2 bath.My realtor is furious with them and says I need to seek legal council.I have someone asked yesterday to see it, but I have to complete the repairs first and obviously disclose the situation and what they have done to fix it.I was emailed that they are getting a second opinion on what is causing the water damage the first of the week. Note opinion and they will not act to fix anything.Your advice?Gina

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I live in a three unit townhouse. One owner states doors,

I live in a three unit townhouse. One owner states doors, deck doors, garage doors, and windows should be paid by the HOA. In the Declaration of Covenants, it states that painting and staining, roofs, gutters, downspouts, exterior building surfaces, trees, shrubs, grass, walks, mailboxes, fences, exterior post lights, and other exterior improvements are provided by the HOA. It states glass surfaces shall not be included. To me, doors are omitted and windows have glass surfaces. Does this mean by omission doors (including garage doors, deck doors, storm doors) are excluded and glass surfaces mean windows? Thus, the individual windows and doors of each unit are the responsibility of the townhouse owner?Also, in another section under assessments (section V) it states we may have special assessments to defray the cost of any construction, reconstruction, repair or replacement of a capital improvement upon the common area, and in connection with exterior maintenance, including fixtures and personal property related thereto... What does it mean by personal property related thereto?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Can the same lien be placed on three properties. Arizona,

can the same lien be placed on three properties.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: ArizonaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yes on commercial real estateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The lien is for 250k line of credit. I never drew from the line of credit so zero draw but the guy wants to foreclose. He has placed 250k on three different properties.

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CalAttorney2

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My rent is late (partially paid August ) and I am still

My rent is late (partially paid August ) and I am still awaiting final repairs from a water pipe leak that occurred July 4. Proceeded to have open wholes in the ceiling for weeks until I had to put in a maintenance order for them to come close the holes up - ridiculous. The manager is threatening us with eviction - has only taped a 3 day notice to our front door. Is there any way to fight her - I would love to get out of this dump, but I do not want an eviction on my record. Plus my roommate is sick with cancer and doesn't know anything about this. I am on a lease due to expire the end of March or April - can't remember for sure and I've never been given a copy of the lease despite my repeated requests. My payment history has been okay - I have made several late payments with the balance plus penalty always paid off.

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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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