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I own a home in Las Vegas. I moved to Texas over two months

I own a home in Las Vegas. I moved to Texas over two months ago and my mail is forwarded. Unfortunately I did not get the last two months of HOA dues forwarded to me and frankly with my Mom passing away and the holidays I did not think about it. I just recieved a past due notice mailed five weeks ago. Am I in big trouble? Can they have already started to forclose on my houe? The last payment made was Nov 9th. I have never been late in ten years.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Las VegasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I do not know. When could they file and how serious can this be at this point?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I own a condo in the Rancho Las Palamas County Club. The

I own a condo in the Rancho Las Palamas County Club. The CC&R's claim the HOA is responsible for the outside roof. This week-end the roof leaked with my tenants inside. The upper ceiling is ruined and the carpet is damaged. The tenants want a refund for the inconvenience of moving ot of their bedroom into the living room to sleep. Do I have a case to sue to the HOA for negligence?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Riverside County, California---City of Rancho MirageJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Ely

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We live in, Nevada ( County) and own a condo. There was a

We live in Henderson, Nevada (Clark County) and own a condo. There was a detached garage for sale in the same complex by the owner who lives above us and we offered to purchase the detached garage. It was sold to us by a bill of sale, but nothing further. We know and trust the seller, but want to legally transfer the garage over to our deed.A few notes. The HOA CCR's do allow for the sale of the garage and we have received confirmation of this from the management. The garage doesn't have a separate parcel number from the unit.The question is how do we do two things 1) Amend the deed of the current owner to remove the garage from his deed 2) Add the garage to our deed. As well, what forms are needed to make this happen? Lastly, who do ask to assist us in this process to make sure it's done right. Title companies won't touch it because it doesn't have a parcel number, and the local recorder's office won't offer any advice.Thanks in advance

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Barrister

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Florida HOA Isn't there a particular format an attorney, esp

Florida HOA Isn't there a particular format an attorney, esp an HOA board attorney should follow to render an opinion, such as with letterhead and his signature? I have an "opinion" from a board attorney that was apparently from an email, with his email address redacted, and with no signature or his name. I have an opinion from him with no letterhead or email address. It has what looks like his printed name stamped on the bottom. Also, should he be telling the board that a committee should be fired for not following one of his opinions? To me, it is not his place to even make suggestions about such things.

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Our HOA Board informed us of" Board standards" enforcing a

Our HOA Board informed us of " Board standards" enforcing a demand to remove 3 pots from our front yard. There is NO SUCH CLAUSE or any such "standards" in the CCRs about pots, size, style, quantity or placement? (We are fully cognizant of the CCRs & are 100% confident of the aforementioned statement). We previously had 7 large terra cotta pots at one time in the front yard (never a Board comment on these!) & replaced them recently with 3 travertine pots, 2 of these which are smaller!! The Board's argument is that the previous pots were placed against the house wall. But only 3 were. We also have large boulders in the front yard which the Board does not object to and believe that the Board just does not like the style of these pots & surely is just being heavy handed. We have a letter from the Board warning us of financial penalties if we do not remove all 3 pots. Deadline to remove pots is January 20th. Mediation is our next step if we choose to do so but because of expenses prefer to tackle this on our own. Can the Board enforce arbitrary "standards" not addressed in the CCRs & just at their discretion? What is your opinion about such arbitrary "standards"; and do you have a course of action other than mediationJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: with whoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We had communications with the Board & we do not agree

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Tina. I own a condo in Savannah, GA. Just prior to closing

Hi Tina. I own a condo in Savannah, GA. Just prior to closing in May 2015, on walk-thru with my realtor, it began to rain and a leak in the downstairs was discovered. The HOA and management company was notified, acknowledged the problem and advised that they would take care of the issue as it was a problem with the seams on the outside of the building. The prior owner included a disclosure statement that this had been an issue before and that the HOA has "fixed" the problem. Obviously not. Since then, the original management company/builder (who sat on the board of directors) was fired, a new management company was hired, a building inspector was hired to determine the extent of the structural deficiencies, and lawsuit was filed by the HOA against the builder about construction deficiencies that have caused water intrusion and mold issues. A settlement was reached in 2016 rather than continue to push for correction by the builder and his contractors due to the cost of continued litigation and the unwillingness of some owners to continue. The HOA got about 20K to do repairs. They used part of this money to pay for the inspection and legal fees, and then imposed a special assessment in the form of increased condo fees, to secure a loan to do the repairs. In the meantime, hurricane Matthew hit and everyone in Savannah was ordered to evacuate. The unit does not always leak when there is rain, but driving rain with sustained high winds is certain to cause water to enter. I returned to significant water damage despite placing buckets where I commonly see leaks. The floors, hardwood bamboo, are ruined. Finally, work has begun to repair seams, reseal windows, and seal the concrete exterior. The association board and management company has stated that any repairs on the inside are the responsibility of the owner and their insurance company. Insurance has denied the claim. What recourse do I have? I purchased the unit in good faith with the understanding that the issues I raised before closing would be address in a timely manner. This condo was purchased as a family home. We are typically assigned to live and work outside of the country for 2 - 3 years at a time, but have a son in college who stays in the unit full time. I have been trying to deal with this issue from overseas, but have had the chance to be in the US for a while between posting. I am in good standing with fees and believe the cost of replacing the floor should be shared by the association. By the way, it's not just my unit that is impacted. There are 3 buildings and all have the same issues. I would like to withhold fees for a few months (excluding the amount for the special assessment for the loan) to cover a portion (1/2) of the cost to replace the floors once the work to the exterior is done. I have no confidence in the board to do what is fair. What to do? Thank you. ***** Condo OwnerJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: GAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes but not legal. Insurance claim (denied). But this is not against the insurance company (yet). Concerns HOAJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am trying to find a way forward before going overseas in a month or sooner

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Can a HOA unlinlaterally annex adjacent property into their

Can a HOA unlinlaterally annex adjacent property into their jurisdiction that was never under the jurisdiction of the HOAJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Existing situation is 29 lots (with homes) were never included in the original HOA from inception 56 years ago. The neighbors running the Property Owners association got tired of doing the work and hired an HOA management firm. Less than a year later the HOA management firm issued invoices to the 29 lot owners for HOA dues, past and present for the prior two yearsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The documents of deed restrictions filed with the county 56 years ago spell out each and every lot that is under the jurisdiction, and this DOES NOT include the said 29 lots. Things went well for 56 years. When I bought my lot (1 of the 29) 30 years ago, I was told, (and shown the adjacent neighborhood's deed restrictions - which did not include my lot), that my lot 1. was NOT subject to their deed restrictions: 2. My lot allowed ZERO votes in the adjacent neighborhood's Property owner's business while lots under their jurisdiction had 2 votes each 3. We did not pay dues to their association, but we could join their neighborhood owned swimming pool if we paid dues at a higher rate than their residents

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I quit claimed deed to girlfriend on temporary basis. What

I quit claimed deed to girlfriend on temporary basis . What are mtJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Utah. What rights do I have is she is unwilling to quit claim back?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: she is an undocumented resident

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I have a first floor condo unit that for years

I have a first floor condo unit that for years intermittently every few months gets dirty water up from the sink, in some case getting into the floor and causing significant damage. In the past every time that happen the condo association will clean the ducts but never fixed the cause of the problem. Over the last 1 ½ years I have a new manager that, bot***** *****ne, misunderstood himself from the situation and blaming the problem on my unit. He said all evidence point to that. I send a letter and spoke with the board of the condo association without response. Lately I have been absorbing the cost of cleaning the duct every time gets clogged. I just paid an evaluation where a plumber came with a camera and look inside the ducts and conclusion is that the problem is 100% a building draining system and not my unit.I had lost probably between $5-7 thousand dollars at least on this situation over the last 2 years. Which includes changing hardwood floor, plumber and losing rent, as I could rent unit on time due to damages.First, I need the association to take responsibility for the case because its going to continue happening. Happened twice in the last 10 days.Second, should I sue them to recover part of the money lost.

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