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We sold our house through a real estate agent; the sale

We sold our house through a real estate agent; the sale closed in July. We then went through the same agent to buy a condo. We closed escrow early September. We started renting a condo in late July and signed a 1-yr. contract. However, our agent told us she would find another renter for the rental. But that has not happened. We are moving to our new condo October 1st. Can we just tell the agent to keep the 1st month's rent and be done w/ the contract without paying anymore rent?

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Marsha411JD

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I signed a one year lease but have now come to find out that

I signed a one year lease but have now come to find out that this property is an HOA. I hate HOA's and had I known beforehand that this property was an HOA, I would not have rented it. I do not have time to do lawn maintenance and that is why I rent properties that already have lawn care included wit the rent. I received I believe three letters from the HOA about cutting the grass which wasn't that high to begin with. We just moved here July 30th,2016 even though I signed the lease on July 22nd. I borrowed a lawn mower and cut the grass and have now received a letter of non compliance stating:Following careful consideration of this matter, and in accordance with the Financial Penalty Resolution, the Board of Directors has determined the following: A daily fine of $15.00 has been added to your account beginning 9/8/16 due to continued non-compliance regarding lawn maintenance, specifically moss. Moss? What moss? this is the first time I'm hearing about moss and there wouldn't be a moss issue since I've only been here since the end of July. I want my $1600.00 deposit refunded and I want to move out since the HOA and lawn maintenance was not disclosed to me prior to me renting this property. Can I get my deposit refunded?

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RealEstateAnswer

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I inherited a condo in a gated community in 1989. However, I

I inherited a condo in a gated community in 1989. However, I was not 55 years of age, and passed it over to my father, who put both our names on the deed. I have been there every week, in and out having owned 3 other houses in different areas. My father passed over a year ago. I intend to keep the condo and use it as I have been. I will not rent it as it has been in my family since 1971.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Recently, I went to get the new barcode for opening the gate and they advised me that because I was NOT a full time resident (I was too honest !) I could not enjoy the amenities of the village, even though I am paying full maintenance (for 2, and I am only 1) and have been there longer than most, even the administration.JA: Well, we require $5.Customer: Can they do this ? Leisure Village Original, Lakewood, NJJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: that's basically it. Although, I asked them about "the SnowBirds" that are up only for the summer and they have their amenities. They said that they are temporary residents, so I said then put me as a Temporary if that is required. "NO, you are not full time !"

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Irwin Law

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What is a landlord required to do with a tenants belongings

What is a landlord required to do with a tenants belongings at an eviction? I know they normally just carry them to the curb but that implies that the tenant will have access to them later. I have an unusual situation with the trustees of my my family trust who are evicting me because I am suing them. It's a long story but it's safe to say that neither of us are playing nice anymore and I'm not going quietly. Problem is, I live in a gated community so even if they carry my stuff to the curb, I won't be able to come back and get it. Does the law say that they must make my belongings available or can they just kick me out and keep everything?

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KJL LAW

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Our community consists of 850 homes in a gated community.

our community consists of 850 homes in a gated community. within the community there are two maintainence free areas that are also gated with the community. we have been advised that the two maintained areas must pay their fair share of the total 850 home community roads and pay for all our maintained community roads when repaving is needed in the next lets say five years. reserves are being increased to prepare for this within the total community and our 150 and 50 gated maintained portions on our own. is this legal. we were not aware of this when we first purchased 3 and a half years ago. i am one of four individuals on one of the maintained portions committees. the community is not quite five years old and will be complete in the next month. thanks in advance Bob

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KJL LAW

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We live in a gate community in Kentucky with 3 ponds (very

We live in a gate community in Kentucky with 3 ponds (very small lakes - no more than 3-5acres large). The properties were divided in a manor where three parcels have a portion of the pond included in their property line. What is the law in regards ***** ***** of the pond where it cross the imaginary line dividing the pond in parcels. Does the whole pond become part of each owners right to use all of it or just the area bordering its property. How about where the property lines would cross in the middle of the pond?

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Dimitry Esquire

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In the state of New Mexico, can a gated community and/or

In the state of New Mexico, can a gated community and/or homeowners association deny an individual/state representative the right to campaign for re-election going door to door within the community. The community has a rule that political solicitations are not permitted within the gated community. Please explain the applicable citation and also reference the statute and regulation. Thank you.

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legalgems

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My name is ***** ***** I would like to ask a question

Hello My name is ***** ***** I would like to ask a question about HOA Dues and what the committee can do or not do My husband and I are new in a gated community in Davenport Florida. We were given a citation to take down our Christmas lights in which we did but we left one strand of Holiday lights across the front these lights can be used for all of the holidays since we can change them to any color to match the holiday they are LED lights with clear bulbs on them and really can't be seen unless your looking for them. There wasno rule of this in the HOA handbook nor were a lot of other things that we were told we can't have. We were told that if we didn't have them down within a week we would be finded $25.00 a day until they were down, the letter also stated that the committee is making an change in the handbook stating that holiday lights can only be on the houses between Nov. 15th thur January 15th what about the other holidays like Easter, St. Patricks Day Memorial Day 4th of July, Labor Day, and Halloween am I not allowed to have lights up. And are they allowed to make a decision without a community vote please advise.

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Barrister

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Bought an lot in gated community in villa rica Georgia. disclosure

bought an lot in gated community in villa rica Georgia.disclosure at time that there was some phosphorus mining nearby, assured by realrot not an issue, and there were existing homes on the street the lot is on.Have not bee able to sell the lot. Tried to list it with another real estate agency other than the one we have had it with (same one we bought it through) and was told they would never list any lot on that street.Do we have any legal recourse?

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J. Warren

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