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My son and s family live in our house in Dover he is paying

My son and his family live in our house in Dover he is paying us rent. However the wife is talking about filing for an emerg. take of the kids. But she says she would move out if we write up a lease for our son. I personally think she is hoping to throw our son out. If we do not give him a lease how can we get rid of her

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Iam now married bought home together before marriage my name

Iam now married bought home together before marriage my name was taken off after marriage due to financial situations to get the funds from the refinance i had to agree to voilitary have my name remove now he wouldn't put it back he said our marriage is over he hasn't file for divorce yet but said when he sell house he wouldlet me know after paying back Bank and Lawyers he would get the bulk of funds and he wou give me a little potions because i got one hundred thousand 10 year ago he will deduct my potion i still psy bills including half morge and invested in fixtures over the years we are married 11 year been together about 26 years wher do i stand

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In the state of. Currently under contract and buyers

In the state of Washington. Currently under contract and buyers requested sewer scope. Couple of surprises: 1) the PVC pipe has been compromised 2) the compromise appears 93 ft away from my house and about 55 feet into my neighbors property. It appears there is no easement. Initial approach was not favorable and I have backed off until I have more information, i.e. what exactly would be involved with repair and what would the impact be. My question is, do I have any recourse if he refuses to allow me access for repairs? Buyers have indicated they will walk if repairs are not completed.

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I received a manufactured home in my divorce because my ex

I received a manufactured home in my divorce because my ex wife did not want it, the judge decided I had to refinance it within two years to get her off the deed. I was unable to refinance it because we were in chapter 13 bankruptcy, it is now discharged but I am un able to find someone who will refinance it due to it being a rental (which is currently rented to a section 8 individual) I owe about as much as the home is worth without getting it appraised and I am losing money on it every month, rent versus mortgage payment, plus repairs and taxes and water and sewer bill. My ex wife will not give me a quit claim deed until I refinance it or sell it and if I sell it she gets half of the proceeds from the sale even though I just this year sunk about $10,000 cash into a new roof and A/C. What are my options for this? thanks

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Barrister

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My home association sent us a certified letter about my wife

My home association sent us a certified letter about my wife and I working from home, citing a paragraph from our docs that states no commercial business can be conducted outside of our home . They also state that they have been monitoring the gate activity and that we have customersome coming in to our community. Asking us to stop. We aren't doing any such thing and everyone who comeshould to our house are.our guests. Can I sue then for harassment or profiling since they are counting how many guests we have coming in?

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KimberlyLaw

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Conditional Non Compliance Approval process - neighbor

Conditional Non Compliance Approval process - neighbor uncooperative (lack of funds.) City of Los Gatos (Northern California) Violation of State Subdivision Map Act. (Orginally 2 lots, illegally split to 3 lots sometime before 1984) We are trying to purchase on of the divided lots. Trying to figure out best/worst case. Will call City of Los Gatos on Monday. The 'illegally' divided properties today each have a valid tax Tarcel i.d. # (separate tax parcel i.d., map measurements) and they each have a house built on them from around 1949.) The notice of violation was recorded May 1, 1984. Divided properties have been each sold at least once (and financed by a bank.) The one we are trying to purchase sold once (then became a bank foreclosure that a REIT bought) - now the REIT is selling and cannot offer us a clear title (REIT selling property-unable to get the neighbor (the neighbor was also the one that was foreclosed upon with this property because he paid too much for it) to cooperate with necessary division paperwork for the Conditional Non Compliance Approval process, neighbor will not be able to sell their house, cooperating is probably a money issue and resolving this will require having to maybe follow the original Subdivision Map Act Rules/Process, providing maps, surveys, engineering reports, etc. and adhering to City setback, and all the rules of a Conditional Non Compliance Approval process.From 1984 Notice "Provisions of government code section 66499.36 real property in Town of Los Gatos has been divided from a larger parcel in violation of the state subdivision map act of Los Gatos zoning ordinance. This notice of violation does not prohibit the sale transfer exchange of the former single parcel, described as one parcel."Should we buy this property and hang on to it for many years with the expectation that the neighbor will have to come around and resolve this some day - as they can't sell their property without resolving this? Or, what can we ask the REIT that is selling this to offer as a guarantee? It is at a very low price as is. Thank you!

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What are the laws concerning trees growing on property

What are the laws concerning trees growing on property lines? I live in town and my back yard is fenced with a privacy fence. The neighbors behind me are renting their house. In their backyard are three trees that are growing right next to my fence. One of the trees has gotten big enough that it is pushing against my fence as it grows causing my fence to lean inward. Do I need to talk to the people living at the house or the landlord? Also, if they choose not to do anything about it, what are my options?

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Loren

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We just had the foundation on our property repaired in

we just had the foundation on our property repaired in december of 2015. We were told to contact the iwners of the properties on both sides of our house to repair their drain pipes because all the water from both of their properties was also running to our property because of the direction that their drain pipes are facing. We wrote letters to both owners reauestinf that they make the necessary changes. One owner respondes right away however the other one was rude and arrogant and has done nothing yet so all the snow and rain water so far this year has ran to our property. We just had our 6 month chk on the house and was informed that our foundation had sunk more on the very side that is being dicussed. We need advice on what options we have and how we can include her neglect in the issue we are facing. At this moment she is patching the house together for auick sale. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you

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KimberlyLaw

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My septic tank leach field is on my neighbors property, the

My septic tank leach field is on my neighbors property, the same person who sold me my house. There is no room to relocate on my property. His remainingg lot is too small to build a house as it would be on my leach field. Who has rights in this case?

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