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I would like to know how we can add a dock easement to our

I would like to know how we can add a dock easement to our home real estate deed. Be it a note referring to the dock or some kind of reference to said dock.About 4-5 years back I went to the town to ask them for dock space on a strip of land they own due to a tax lien deed they obtained in 2004. The town does have a Tax collector's deed to this land and many people over the years have put docks on various parts of this land prior and since the town took possession. The land is on a Lake in the town of Northwood, New Hampshire of which we own a house close to the land. The town never did anything to stop people from building these docks nor did they do anything to document said docks. A select few of the docks have been there for possibly 20 years (adverse possession). The town and previous owner (Bain) just seemed to let things be and nobody paid taxes on said land.About 4-5 years ago I went to the town to ask for some dock space. The town Administrator told me they always meant to do something about the land (docks/use) since they obtained the land but never did. I volunteered to document all the docks and the people who use them and the Administrator agreed. I work with him on this for the next couple months. I found that some people received access easement deeds from the previous owner before/during the time he (Bane) was going to lose the land. The previous owner also attempted to give the land as a gift to the town in lieu of the taxes owed (town declined). I also found parts of the said land that were not being used. I documented every access easement, every dock not under easement but being used and all areas not in use. I submitted my maps/documents/findings to the administrator and was told I could use one of the unused areas and if anyone had a problem to come see him. We worked out an easement deed which states exactly where "my spot" is located. The easement was sent to the town lawyers but was never signed but we still agreed to my use of said area. The administrator told me this area has been a mess for years and was in part documented as stated in 1996 which reads as follows:From Board of Selectmen 1996"Two reasons prompt me to give you my opinion that it would not be worth accepting the proposed gift. First, the combat over temperament of the combatants, regardless of what the courts says. Our police department will probably continue to have to try to keep the peace, and I think it would only muddy the waters and bring on additional headaches for us if we were to end up being an owner of the strip of land that is crossed by all these people. Second, while the Banes are obviously looking to get some sort of tax benefit out of deeding to the Town's title to the strip of land itself, the value of the gift to us is highly questionable, where it would be encumbered by so many easements of individuals to cross the strip to get to their respective docks."After such time of this document from the Board of Selectmen, the town did take possession of the land via a Tax Collector's Deed in 2004, as I stated.After my work with the Administrator, the Town Assessor was tasked to resolve/document the lot/areas in question (LOT 8, Map108). I was given use of this land and have since been paying taxes on said use. This land is now listed on my Tax papers with a value of $12,000. I had a meeting with the Administrator and Assessor a few days ago to go over this. I then asked him if my access deed could be signed but because of the issue stated above: In turn he said, "This paper (pointing to my tax document) gives you the right to be there and this paper (the access deed I wrote out) tells people exactly where your dock in use is." Everything is filed together in LOT 8's file with the town.Now I am wondering if there is some way I can refer to this property in my current home deed.Thank you, Tom

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Below is copy of email explaining the problem I have: I

Below is copy of email explaining the problem I have:I found out about this because my mortgage company informed me I had outstanding delinquent taxes from last year. I immediately called the tax collectors office and found indeed I did and the amount was $2564! I was shocked! I don't keep that kind of money in my checking account and have never paid much more than $900 since I have Homestead Exemption. I went in to see what happened and low and behold your office had picked up the wrong address from the deed and my tax bill went to the wrong address and no one tried to call me or fix the problem.Since I didn't get a bill I didn't pay my taxes. My fault you say but I disagree! I pay my bills, I always pay my taxes ahead of time, never late. I didn't notice or think, Gosh where is my tax bill? And I doubt most people would jump up and ask that question. I may not have a land line listed in the phone book but I bet the paperwork and computers files in your office could have found me and why did no one try the actual property address???Because of this error not only did I not get my tax bill but I missed filing for my Homestead exemption! That is huge for me! You can look up my record and see I have had Homestead exemption since, I think 2005. I never miss filing , I never miss paying my bills.Your office, both Becky and Meghan have admitted it was their error but Meghan claims her hands are tied. Went downstairs to talk to Dennis and Joy (Assistant Tax Collector?) they agreed it was your error and agreed it should be corrected by refunding my tax bill to the amount it would have been had I known I needed to file.I am leaving town Sat. for a long planned camping/road trip I travel cheap with only a tent and a few supplies. I do not have tons of money to do it like so many with big RV, s etc. I keep enough in my account to pay my bills. This will require me to pull more money from my IRA which will create more tax liabilities for me!I am asking you to meet with appropriate people and see if you can't come up with a solution that is fair. Just to say it's my responsibility is callous and self serving. I pay my bills when I get my bills, i don't go out looking for them! I could ask 20 people if they would remember that their tax bill didn't show up in the mail and I bet 80% would say, “huh? I just wait for it to come in the mail!”Please be fair, please find the person or persons who can do something to correct this wrong.Do I have any legal recourse?

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This was the email we sent her: To Marilyn FM & Sherri

This was the email we sent her:To Marilyn SanchezFM Michael & Sherri LytleSubject: 2631 NE 2nd Drive, Homestead, Fl. 33033In reference to the lease of the above mentioned address, we have many concerns; this correspondence will be sent via email and certified mail.We have attempted repeatedly to contact you about the $4000 dollar deposit and your intentions. Per Florida Law the deposit used for the purpose of a lease agreement can only be used for actual damages, cleaning, late fees, and any delinquent rent; all determined at the end of the lease. You Ms. Sanchez have made it very clear that you intend to keep our $4000 deposit for an illegal agreement you made; one that was not signed by both parties because it was determined a violation of security deposit laws.We are officially notifying you that we do not agree with forfeiting the deposit as the law only allows it to be used for specific purposes and we expect a refund within the 30 days of us surrendering possession of the property.In the event that this case moves into a legal matter I want it on the record that we have sought the advise of counsel; as the land lord is an attorney and has used her position to advise us on the law which was not done accurately. In one event we attempted to make contact through a property manager who advised us that “Ms. Sanchez is a Lawyer and she knows the law.” This same property manager has made overt threats while we have lived here at the property while attempting to show the property for the purpose of selling it. We have archived the correspondence between us. We can not believe that a property manager would take it upon herself to make threats without the full knowledge of the landlord.We will file suit under a breach of contract action if our contract is not legally satisfied and the $4000 security deposit is returned to us. It should also be noted that the property manager has been inside the residence within the past month, showing it for the purpose of selling the property and has noted no damage to the property. There have been approximately a dozen groups in the home to view it, if there was property damage it would have been brought to the owners and property mangers attention; this is being noted for the sole reason that it cannot be claimed $4000 worth of damage existed to the property.Sherri Lytle

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I am recently married. We claim homestead exemption in

I am recently married. We claim homestead exemption in Fulton County. I have a home in Dawson County where I have 3 vehicles registered. Now that I am married and claim homestead in Fulton, do I have to register at least one vehicle in Fulton?Thanks,Francis Clark ***@******.*** (###) ###-####

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I have a tenant that uses a drive to enter the rented home.

I have a tenant that uses a drive to enter the rented home. It is a private road that runs from the county road on my property to access my homestead, my shop building, and provides access two my rental properties. I have a posted speed limit of 5 miles per hour. I signed a one year lease with a the tenant. At the time of the application and two seperate viewings the potential tenant was informed that i am very strict about the speed limit. Upon acceptance/signature of the contact and payment of deposit-i again stressed that the speed limit is strict. especially due to the fact that i have animals and other tenants with children and for respect and safety for all tenants and animals-the tenant and other occupants assured that they understood and having a child of their own appreciated the caution and agreed to follow the posted speed limit. less than one month into the contract i encountered the tenant driving past my house and another tenants residence at 15 to twenty miles per hour! I admit i handled the issue inappropiately as i called him and said "I am Dead f**king Serious about the speed limit. You almost ran over my wiener dog! You run over my dog and you will be out" he stated that he was unaware he was speeding. I asked "did you even see my dog?" he answered no. I then told him that "i dont care if you are on the way to the f**king hospital...you need to be cautious and away of the speedlimit and surroundings. drive 5 mph all the way from entry to end all day every day" now the tenenat has sent me notice to terminate the contract on the grounds that i threatened him and that he is no longer able to exercise his right of "quiet use and enjoyment of the leased premises" is this incident cause to legally terminate the contract? im fine with him moving on but expect him to pay rent unil i find another tenant. also am i obligated to refund his deposit?

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I am a us citizen separated since 2007 from my filipino

I am a us citizen separated since 2007 from my filipino husband who has never lived or worked here.We were married in Reno Nevada. I bought a house here in mInnesota in 2010 and my husband's name is ***** ***** the deed. I am selling the house and the title company insists that they are going to withhold taxes from the 50% of my husband's share even though he is not on the deed. They are basing it because i had to declare on the homestead property taxes that i was married but separated and that my husband did not live in the house. I have always filed as head of household here in the states. Is this true and legal?

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I live in SC and had a boat repossessed about 6 years ago.

I live in SC and had a boat repossessed about 6 years ago. It was sold at an auction, but the bank told me I still owe them the difference. This, I understand. The debt has been charged off according to my credit reports. I make small 150.00 payments to them every month. I checked with the Clerk of Court in the county I live and they did not see where the bank had filed any judgments/liens against my house. I am selling my house and have a scheduled close date in a few weeks. The law firm that is handling the closing sent a document to the bank which I also happen to have a HELOC with (it is paid on time every month) asking for the HELOC balance so it can be paid out of the proceeds from the sell of my house, along with the primary mortgage. My question is: can the bank, once they realize I am selling my house quickly execute a judgment/lien against my property in order to collect on the remaining balance I owe them on the boat? I have 25,000 in equity in my home. I have read about a special exemption. I think it is called "The Homestead Exemption" that varies by state and am wondering if I am protected under this or perhaps some other way?

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My mother and her sister inherited a beach house in Newport

Hello, My mother and her sister inherited a beach house in Newport Beach. It was used as a family summer home (shared among the children and grandchildren) and a winter rental to pay upkeep. My mother gave up half of her ownership to her sister in exchange for another house. They had formed a corporation for the house. My aunt died and one of her sons convinced his dad (my uncle) to allow him to "rent" the house for the winter months and vacate during the summer to allow the other family members use of the house. The son eventually took over his dad's finances. The son has been making improvements on the house, supposedly with funds from the corporation. My mother said that the corporation was dissolved last year. My question is, will my cousin be able to make some type of claim on the property once his father and my mother pass?

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We are coming to the end of our lease. We were in financial

We are coming to the end of our lease. We were in financial trouble at one point and we're trying to negotiate with the landlord after she put a 3 day notice of intent to evict on our door. Our landlord is an attorney, a fact her agent frequently pointed out to us. I begged to be able to make half payments with my biweekly checks including the late fees. The landlord agreed to us forfeiting the deposit for this agreement for a duration of two months and we had to pay the late fees. Have successfully paid the rent and fees and are now current. Can we demand the deposit back? We have been told by our agent that she had no right to make this agreement. The deposit would be money unearned as the lease has been satisfied. We live in Homestead, Florida.

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