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We sold our house and got an okay price, not great ( bad

We sold our house and got an okay price , not great ( bad experience with our realestate agent as she just wants to churn and burn houses the too quickly and did not get a lot of offers for us but our house sold one day on the market and she urged us to take the offer as she kept saying it was so good , come to find out later that houses around us were in bidding wars and she Just told us lies about the comps but that is another story: this market is very hot with no inventory so we know now we could have gotten about 10k more at least).Anyway, to my question: we are set to close in the middle of next week. We passed appraisal and inspection with flying colors.Last night our house got stuck by lightening or it stuck close to our home as it fried the downstairs HVAC fan engine (800 to fix). And it fried my internet modem. So now we need to fix the downstairs HVAC system and then move out I guess right? I mean do we have to fix it? We already passed inspection and appraisal and these people are getting a very good deal on this house. We even have to move on very inconvenient days ( my husband and I have missed so much work due to these people wanting to move in this house so fast ( they are in a lease situation ). Can I ask them to pay for the repair or just not make the repair ? Would that be illegal? This all happened after inspection . Could I negotiate it somehow. I just feel with the price they are getting and how badly they want this house and we did so many repairs before we even put it on the market - we just do not want to sink anymore money in this house. My agent knows I am super bitter about her representation of us ( she listed our house during spring break week , we did not know any better due to us not having kids yet but she should have known that would reduce foot traffic, she is the expert not us). I told her point blank we were not happy with her service and asked her to lower her commission which she will not do.So do I technically need to fix that fan engine? Can I use it to negotiate ?

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I RECEIVED A STOCK CERTIFICATE FOR A CORPORATION THAT WAS

i RECEIVED A STOCK CERTIFICATE FOR A CORPORATION THAT WAS ADMINISTRATIVELY DISSOLVED IN 1972, WITH THE PURCHASE OF A HOME IN NYS, FOR ADJOINING LAND QWNED WITH TWO OTHER HOMEOWNERS (STOCKHOLDERS). ARE NYS FRANCHISE TAXES STILL OWED FROM 1972, OR BEFORE, OR DOES THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS PREVENT COLLECTION?

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I have a 1 ft wide strip of property between my fence and

I have a 1 ft wide strip of property between my fence and property line. My neighbor is adamant that they do not want me stepping on their property regardless of how miniscule to maintain that area. Do I have legal recourse to get court order that would allow access to their property to maintain that area within a reasonable area not more than 2 two feet ?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: virginiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Thank you. I am a board member in an association community.

Thank you. I am a board member in an association community. How do I address an hoa attorney"s not answering a board members inquiry as to why a homeowner gets a letter to cure landscape violations, but 2 other board members with violations are not sent letters to cure their own violations. I sent hoa attorney 2 emails on this, but no response.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I own a house in Tierrasanta (San Diego, CA), Portofino

I own a house in Tierrasanta (San Diego, CA), Portofino detached condo community comprising approximately 700 homes. Every house has fences the homeowner is responsible for and a fence that the HOA is responsible for. We purchased our home in March 1991. A few years later the HOA replaced their fence on our property. Due to budget management problems, the fence has not been replaced since then, a period of more than 20 years. Recently the current HOA held a vote, borrowed money, and charged an assessment to be able to replace the fences that had been neglected. In the mean time, we received a notice that preparations for the fence installation must be made. When my wife and I worked overseas and my son lived in our house, he had concrete laid down in a portion of our garden area (play area for his kids). The concrete is close to the fence. In a letter the HOA said I was responsible to have core drilling done if necessary because the fence posts of the replacement fence might be in a different position and the HOA architectural rules require that concrete cannot be closer than 6" to the fence. I countered asking that the fence position be moved by a few inches to make core drilling unnecessary, and that taking a hard line on the 6" rule is unreasonable in these circumstances. If the fence had been replaced in a reasonable time period, the concrete would not yet have been laid and it would not be an issue today.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Questions: can the HOA legally require me to pay for core drilling in these circumstances. Also, can the HOA replace the fence against my wishes and send me a bill for core drilling (in case they don't compromise on the core drilling issue)?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I received a letter and responded by email stating my arguments I outlined above. The matter is currently with the HOA. However, based on past experience, and after a conversation with the HOA secretary at the office, she confided that others had asked for a change of fence position and been denied. I have a strong feeling their will be no cooperation forthcoming from the HOA.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I hope that I have provided enough info about the circumstances. I would like to find out about my rights. I don't want to fight a battle I can't win, however, if I am on solid ground I feel strongly enough about this issue to pursue it.

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During the end of my 203k renovation, the village required

During the end of my 203k renovation, the village required the plumbers to take up the concrete in the laundry room and connect the laundry drain to the pipe leading to the sump pump.  Ever since they did that, my basement floods every time it rains because water comes up from the floor drain in my basement bedroom.  I have had 3 different plumbers come out and tell me that the bedroom floor drain used to be connected to the pipe leading to the sump pump and the previous plumbers never reconnected it.  I called the previous plumber and he came and reopened the concrete (on a section of the floor that is not even related to where he made the error) and is saying it's not his problem.  So my basement is not livable, he cut and left a 3 foot deep hole in my laundry room floor that is a safety hazard, and he will not return my calls.  The general contractor doesn't seem to want anything to do with it either. I am obviously going to have to have someone come out and fix this because I can't keep letting my basement every time it rains, but is there something I can do about collecting the cost for all the damages from the flood and the cost to fix the issue?  Or am I just out of luck? I had a Homeowner/contractor agreement also, it was required by the bank.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Illinois. Nothing filed yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Can a home owners association in the state of Missouri hold

Can a home owners association in the state of Missouri hold the homeowners association funds only to gain interest but not to spend to benefit the association members As a wholeJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: MissouriJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: It is a legal not got profit homeowners associationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The homeowners association sold part of you it's common ground to the state of Missouri for the construction of a road the association is holding those funds in an interest-bearing account for the past three years over $30,000 and not Spending it for the betterment of the neighborhood

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Can my HOA bypass the required 2/3 approval of the HOA

Can my HOA bypass the required 2/3 approval of the HOA homeowners by taking out a loan for a clubhouse remodel project?

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I am a homeowner on a Condominium BOD has passed assesment

HiJA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: I am a homeowner on a Condominium BOD has passed assesment of excess of 30K per unitJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Mimia, Florida MiamiJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: what do you mean?JA: What confuses you?Customer: 1) BOD has passed this assessment with a total lack of transparency, 2) they never requested a vote on this, 3) they are the same slate elected over and overJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: they seem to have violated elemental procedures i may loose my home if i can't pay

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