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I need some advice. I closed on a house on approx 9/12. I

Hi....I need some advice. I closed on a house on approx 9/12. I didnt move into it until the 9/19. The seller was suppose to fix a issue with the breaker box and didnt. And so far I have had to replace a commercial ac/htg unit because it was deemed a fire hazzard and now the same thing with the water heater. Is there anything legally I can do? Can I go after the seller, his realtor, inspector for not catching the issues??JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: As far as a small claim> ?JA: What confuses you?Customer: PaperworkJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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Loren

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I am selling 3 acres of vacant land. I was under contract,

Hi, I am selling 3 acres of vacant land. I was under contract, but the buyer terminated due to an unfavorable "inspection". My realtor is saying the buyer can essentially terminate for any reason and get their earnest money back. I am under the impression the buyers generally do always get the money back, but this seems different that a home purchase. The inspection section of the contract uses the standard language of a physical inspection of the property. We are being told that the buyer got estimates for a driveway, septic, and well, and the costs were too high for them. This doesn't really sound like an inspection objection to me. Do I have any leg to stand on here? Thanks, Dave

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We are negotiating the renewal of our lease for a commercial

We are negotiating the renewal of our lease for a commercial building (we have been there for 12 years so far) that requires we maintain the property as follows:"Tenant shall maintain the premises in as good condition as they were when Tenant first received possession thereof, excepting reasonable wear and tear, and shall make all repairs and replacements necessary to that end. Tenant shall also maintain the structural integrity of the building, HVAC, any lawns, landscaping, walkways and parking areas within Premises."The lease requires we accept the building in its current condition. We have requested the landlord repair 2 items we don't consider as maintenance items before we accept this clause: a) during some other work a copper water pipe was found inside a wall that is so badly corroded that it may burst at any time b) tile on the outside steps to the building entry are cracked and missing pieces and the concrete ramp to the building entry has large cracks and missing pieces. The steps and ramp have never been in really good shape but over the last 12 years have seriously deteriorated. It seems to us that these are end of life issues that don't fall under our maintenance obligations but our landlord disagrees. Are there any standards in real estate law that would be helpful in clarifying our maintenance obligations vs the landlord obligations?

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Ray

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We think there's a dead animal in our heating unit. What

We think there's a dead animal in our heating unit. What type of professional should we hire to come remove it? Pest control? HVAC specialist?

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J. Warren

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We recently moved from PA to FL and signed a lease for a

We recently moved from PA to FL and signed a lease for a property sight unseen. Upon moving into the house, there were MANY things wrong including the A/C unit constantly running, water stains on the ceiling from the A/C running constantly and the windows were screwed shut. We included all of these things wrong and MANY other things on our pre-move in inspection which we had 7 days to complete. The property management immediately sent an A/C serviceman to inspect the unit. He specifically took many pictures and told us the unit was over 11 years old and we were told it was only 2 years old. The management spoke with the service comapny and told us there was nothing wrong is it would be OUR PROBLEM. Our electric bill will be astronomical with this A/C constantly running! Are we able to get out of our 12 year lease or are we subject to this abuse from the management for the next year?

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Loren

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My family and I lived in an apartment complex in Edgewater

Hello,My family and I lived in an apartment complex in Edgewater Park NJ for one year and 9 months. In September, we found that we had a mold infestation. We informed them, they broke our lease. All of our things were ruined because we had a professional service come in to do an air quality test. It failed miserably. The health department and an inspector also came out and could see living mold on our couches and mattresses. We need help! They will not answer us any longer.

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I am a new homeowner and it is suppose to be the most

Hello,So i am a new homeowner and it is suppose to be the most exciting time in my life and right now it is just stress. My HVAC system (Described as brand new) i had to buy a piece for 311.00 plus a service call for 69.00. The plumbing is backed up in my kitchen sink (Sinks wont even drain it is so bad). But, the worst of all is the roof situation i am going through right now and was told i should get in contact with a lawyer. There was a new roof put on the house in dec of 2015. I moved into my house 4 days ago and signed closing papers on September 22nd 2016.. When i moved in i found a building permit on the window dated 9/19/16 stating that the roof failed final inspection States "Roofing affidavit improperly executed, lacks notary seal, lacks count/quantities of vents". When i contact the owner of Suncoast roofing solutions in tampa florida he states that "Someone was using his company name fraudulently and that his business does not do roofing installation where i live" So basically he was telling me there is nothing i can do for you. I feel i am getting screwed in this situation and as a new homeowner i am very upset that i should have to be going through this. Is this something that the previous owner should be help responsible for? All answers appreciated.ThanksKeith McArthur

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AttyHeather

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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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Damien Bosco

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