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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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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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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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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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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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My question: Is there anything that can be done to stop the

My question: Is there anything that can be done to stop the chopping down of the hedges behind the rest of my neighbors homes and is there a way to get the HOA to increase the height of the walls on those lots whose privacy has already taken?Recent changes to the perimeter landscaping has been started. As homeowners of perimeter lots, we were not informed or given the opportunity to voice our concern involving this change. The change has taken away the visual beauty and privacy of our back yards. Thus it has caused many of us great distress and loss of enjoyment.This north side portion of our community is a higher elevation than the city street behind us. When the walls were originally built, they were built on the street level to the maxium height. However, that meant that the wall was only 4.5-5.0 feet tall at the lot level. The hedge on the street side has created the extra height to provide a buffer from the sights & sounds of a busy street. With that hedge chopped back, not only is the beauty gone but we are left exposed to whatever is happening outside our community.We have been told that the wall cannot be increased in height. However, the southern perimeter wall is higher from the inside of those lots do to the city street being a higher elevation than those lots.Thank-you for your imput.

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Is it legal management co. of a gated community to request

Is it legal for a management co. of a gated community to request the make/model of all vehicles owned by property owners along with a copy of their insurance and drivers licenses?

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