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I am a resident physician in Ohio looking to rent out two

Hi! I am a resident physician in Ohio looking to rent out two bedrooms in my house. I am male and I would prefer to rent out to only other male tenants. Would it be legal for me to rent to males only since I am living in the house and there will be share common spaces (kitchen, living room, dining room)?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Barrister

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I would like to know if a HOA has the right to do background

I would like to know if a HOA has the right to do background checks or approve a sale or lease to a particular individual. Doesn't this open the door to housing discrimination?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Florida, Lee countyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, the HOA is seeking to amend the Master Covenants and is seeking (and lobbying for) a proxy vote without explaining the reason.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I am a Tenant and wth 3 kids I recently renewed my lease

I am a Tenant and wth 3 kids I recently renewed my lease 02/01/2017 the office called me the last day to renew because I forgot about it and we did with my partner. my partner moved out of my apartment more than a month ago 03/01/2017, I called my landlord to remove him but they refused. The Landlord found out I have 3 kids and so they send a letter saying we are over ocupants they gave me 21 days to solve the issue. I work part time my income is low so they asked me to get a co-signer because I'm not making enough income to stay in the 2 bedrooms apartment. Today is the 20th day of the notice they send to me and I have a co-signer now but they have made up a decision for me to vacate or move to a 3 bedroom apartment with my 3 kids, 7 years old twins and 23 Months oldToddler. They asked me today to sign the 60 days vacate form I didn't. Should I sew them and how do I get started

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Loren

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I just bought a property in Los Angeles. Before my 30 day

I just bought a property in Los Angeles. Before my 30 day escrow a pipe burst and water got all over the place. It went to the two units below. The HOA board and management company got completely involved. After months of harassment from them my insurance company took liability. They gave 100,000 for liability and 70,000 of that went to the HOA. They haven't done anything to replace any pipes so I wonder what they used that money for.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: I'm in California. Now I have more issues. Since then they have been targeting me. There was another leak in the bathroom. They stuck me with the bill. When they came to take a look at it I was not available. I notified the HOA that I was on my way and they broke my door down. Claiming it was an emergency, two water drop, and they are allowed to do that. Now they refuse to take care of my door. The water leaked again after they "fixedJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The insurance claim is closed right now. I'm not dealing with a broken door, more bathroom leaks and now my rook is leaking. It It's been 3 weeks and they haven't sent a roofer to take a look at it. The management company broke down my door for the neighbor below and I'm waiting three weeksJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I would like to know what my options are and if I'm able to file a lawsuit for treatment of disparity. They also told me I'm a crazy woman, bad seed in the building and they will teach me an expensive lesson. They are doing things to financially burden me

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This is regarding the way a HOA President and HO Management

This is regarding the way a HOA President and HO Management clear unequal treatment and harassment to minority, race and ethnic people like me and my wife.Posible violation to EEOC regulations and FHA.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have an eviction hearing pending with an abusive landlord.

Hi, I have an eviction hearing pending with an abusive landlord. I have counterclaims I am preparing. I am not an attorney, not to mention I am disabled from Traumatic Brain Injury, so I am feeling overwhelmed sorting through all this.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Texas. Travis County.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes, a couple.JA: What advice did they give you?Customer: That I should be able to defend myself because it's a rather informal court - Justice of the Peace. They say my arguments are valid, and my counterclaims are legitimate. But I still feel lost nonetheless with all the preparation.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am wondering if I have cause to File a Motion to Dismiss based on the fact that I have so many grievances against the landlord. For example, they locked me out of my home illegally for 3 days, when I have to take medication every day due to my disability. Also the citation for the Eviction hearing states the name of the FORMER owners of the property as the Plaintiff, not the current owners. Is this cause for dismissal?

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Gerald-Esquire

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Live in Florida HOA under Chapter 720. You know criminal

Live in Florida HOA under Chapter 720. You know criminal background checks are being done for renters in HOAs. I hear associations now are requiring criminal background checks for home buyers. This can't be after the homeowner signs a contract to purchase a home, can it? Also, doesn't a requirement to do a criminal check have to be allowed in the association documents ?

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Attyadvisor

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IAM BEING EVICITED DOGS.MY LEASE STATES NO PETS

IAM BEING EVICITED FOR HARBORING DOGS.MY LEASE STATES NO PETS BUT WHEN I MOVED IN I WAS VERBAL TOLD BY THE SUPER THAT I COULD HAVE A DOG SINCE MANY OF THE TENANTS HAVE THEM I EVEN HAVE A WITNESS . I JUST MOVED IN MAY 1 ANDIINVESTED A LOT OF MONEY FIXIXING UP THIS APPARTMENT AND CANT AFFORD TO MOVE AGAIN I HAVE BEEN UNDER A DOCTORS CARE FOR YEARS AS I SUFFER WITH ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS WICH TRIGGER ASTHMA ATTACKS. I AM ON MEDICATION FOR IT. MY DOGS GIVE ME COMFORT AND REDUCE MY STRESS .MY DOGS ARE NOW REGISTERED EMOTIONAL SUPORT DOGS ON MY DOCTORS RECOMADATIONS . CAN THEY STILL EVICITE ME

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RealEstateAnswer

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Is an Condo HOA board allowed to retroactively change board

Is an Condo HOA board allowed to retroactively change board meeting minutes? Let me give more detail because this is not a simple case of making a correction. I am in a dispute with my current HOA. I am an owner but it is not my permanent residence. The HOA passed a rule defining "non-resident owners" and stating that these types of owners do not have rights to the pool (I don't live there and I don't rent it out, but I go to the pool and gym.). I found out about this rule in May when my sister received the April board minutes. These minutes stated that this rule was passed in December but was "inadvertently omitted" from the December minutes. In preparation to fight this decision, I contacted the property manager and asked that he send me all of the past minutes. He did. While reviewing these documents, I saw that the statement regarding this rule change being "inadvertently omitted" was removed from the April minutes. And passage of the rule was added to the December minutes I was sent. These minutes have been changed. They are not as they were written and emailed out to the owners. Is this something that my HOA board is allowed to do? Considering that this is an issue that I am disputing I find this to be alarming. Also, I feel the fact that I was not notified of this rule until late April to be pertinent to my case. I am not waiting 6 months to dispute something. I am taking action within a month of being officially notified.

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Attyadvisor

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