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The building my condo is in was shoddily constructed,

The building my condo is in was shoddily constructed, causing leaks from my balcony into the apt below. At first we assumed it was a faulty HVAC system, but later realized the balcony was a possibility. Especially because the HVAC unit was turned off while the lproblems continued. The board hired engineers to assess the warranty of the balcony (the found out they were not well build either). During the first probe the engineers removed two tiles in a prominent location, that is very exposed to the elements (my balcony has a large area covered by the balcony above). Leaks got worse and happened more frequently. My apt became moldy, the floors started popping up. The board was aware, especially in lieu of the fact that one of the board member lives in the apt that gets water damaged water coming from my apt. The tiles created by the tiles were never covered (when I ask someone came to cover the area with a plastic sheet, which did not stay in place). Month later (1:~Sept '15, 2: ~May '16) the board had the engineers come back a few more times. I spoke to a board member about the tiles and leaks before going away for the summer. About 4 - 6 more tiles were removed in different areas (some covered, some not) while I was on vacation. None of them were covered. My floor popped up so much that the HVAC in one room is hovering a few (5-6") above the wooden floor). Other areas of my floor look water damaged. Can the board be held responsible, since it did not take proper action, in lieu of the fact that each owner is usually responsible to paid for damage done inside their apt (condo)? Thank you!

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CalAttorney2

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I live in a travel trailer/rv on a rental property in

I live in a travel trailer/rv on a rental property in Glendale, Ca.. It's in the parking lot of the HVAC company I'm part owner of and the landlord has instructed me that I must move the trailer and other items out "very quickly" or she will be forced to consider giving me notice to vacate. She stated "things look amiss, and must go back to a better, cleaner, professional appearance"?? Do you have any advice on what my options might be. I could offer her money in advance, for rent, like 5-6 months in advance? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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I purchased a home in oh 9/01/15. The home was inspected

I purchased a home in oh 9/01/15. The home was inspected with no major problems. The previous owner signed that paper that they know of no problems with the house.I received the keys late in the day of 09/01/15. Turned the main circuit breaker on. Turned on the A/C and nothing. Nineteen year old Gyro thermal hvac system. Being late I decided to check it out in the morning. Again no A/C or heat. Having the system check by several qualified companies I was told the condenser was not working. The recommended fix was to replace the system as parts for the old system could not be found. I had a natural gas furnace with A/C installed for $10,000. The people who owned the house have moved to Florida. Is it possible to get compensation from the previous owners? I feel they knew the Heating A/C unit did not work when they moved from the house.

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My daughter and her fiancé recently purchased a home. They

My daughter and her fiancé recently purchased a home. They are a young couple and this was their first home buying experience. After closing and moving into the home, they notice the Air Conditioning Unit had some major problems which were not disclosed either by the home inspector or the home owners prior to closing. After a few attempts from the real estate agent's contractors to "fix" the problem, we called in an reputable Air Conditioner Repair professional. The AC guy we called in informed us that the system is inadequate and possibly dangerous. The cost to replace/repair the inadequacies will be substantial. My question is whether or not we may have some sort of claim towards imbursement on getting the unit properly set up? Thanks,

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I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt

I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt to hire a home inspector but did the inspection because the home had a new roof, HVAC, all new flooring, inside paint, all new appliances, hot water heater (everything), new bath fixtures and ceiling fans. It was flawless inside and out. I received a Georgia :Seller's Property Disclosure Statement completed and signed by the owner agent. The property is a rental and my new tenant's family of four moved in the day of closing. Four days after closing, my tenant called and said the washer draining is backing up to the clothes washer. The property has a septic system for all water related appliances except the washer. It has its own drain system, probably some sort of drain field. I called my Septic/drain expert who says the drain is not adequate and deeps a properly sized drain system. I am contracting him to install the $ 1,500 125 Gallon drain and filter system. He has a solid reputation and came recommended by my Realtor. Here is the problem: The seller noted on the Disclosure under the question "Are there any leaks, backups, or other similar problems with any portion of the plumbing, water or sewage systems?" His answer was no. I believe he is liable for some part or all of the $ 1500 fix. What is your legal opinion of my best approach or rights in this situation? If he had answered "I don't know", I would have made a different decision about that part of an inspection. As a Colorado RE Broker myself for many years and a commercial RE bank senior executive, I believe the owner agent should have known the consequences of his answer(s) on the disclosure. I think the Georgia Real Estate licensing authority would see it my way as well if I ask for an investigation on the transaction. Your opinion please. Thanks

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I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt

I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt to hire a home inspector but did the inspection because the home had a new roof, HVAC, all new flooring, inside paint, all new appliances, hot water heater (everything), new bath fixtures and ceiling fans. It was flawless inside and out. I received a Georgia :Seller's Property Disclosure Statement completed and signed by the owner agent. The property is a rental and my new tenant's family of four moved in the day of closing. Four days after closing, my tenant called and said the washer draining is backing up to the washer. The property has a septic system for all water related appliances except the washer. It has its own drain system, probably some sort of drain field. I called my Septic/drain expert who says the drain is not adequate and deeps a properly sized drain system. I am contracting him to install the $ 1,500 125 Gallon drain and filter system. He has a solid reputation and came recommended by my Realtor. Here is the problem: The seller noted on the Disclosure under the question "Are there any leaks, backups, or other similar problems with any portion of the plumbing, water or sewage systems?" His answer was no. I believe he is liable for some part or all of the $ 1500 fix. What is your legal opinion of my best approach or rights in this situation?

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My condo was totally destroyed by a fire that resulted from

My condo was totally destroyed by a fire that resulted from a lamp that shorted out. The Associations master policy covered the rebuilding of the unit and included the replacement of HVAC, all kitchen cabinets, counter tops, counters, bathroom fixtures, mirrors, lighting fixtures through out the unit, doors, all plumbing fixtures, carpeted stairway and ceramic tiled floor in bathrooms and kitchen. However, they refused to pay for flooring other than the ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The unit i purchased new came with wall to wall carpet in the other areas. I had taken out the carpet and replaced it with hardwood flooring. The management company told me at first that the association had passed a bylaw prohibiting hard wood floors being installed in all "B" units. I have a B unit. However, I checked the recorded dec and bylaws. No such limitation existed. Then I was told that the master policy didn't cover " betterments" installed by the unit owner. However, I installed "granite counter tops which were originally were laminated. They replaced the granite counter tops that i had installed. but would not give me credit for carpet or the hardwood flooring which i had to pay for. the dec. says nothing about "improvements and betterments"I had to lay out over $13000 for flooring. do i have a case against the Association or the ins. co.

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Can an estate lawyer require me to pay that where agreed on

Can an estate lawyer require me to pay for repairs that where agreed on and made to a house if our closing where to fall through.

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Ely

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Building occupancy not correct leased, need to change to

Building occupancy not correct for business leased, need to change to receive certificate of occupancy. Business in building 10 years sold to new owner and discovered not correct. is the Business owner or building owner responsible for obtaining correct c of o. We have aTriple net lease

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