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I am currently in construction with my store in westbury. I

I am currently in construction with my store in westbury lI. I hired a HVAC & Heating contractor to install the a/c system and heating system. I informed them they had to be licensed to do work in the Village of westbury or town of north hempstead. They told me they knew what they had to do etc. They gave me a quote for the job and asked for the initial down payment of $7200 for permits and materials.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: However the job was for upstairs and down stairs. I explained to them before they excepted the job that we would do upstairs 1st. Then proceed to the basement where they would have to do the heatig registers etc one the construction was underway in the basement. Westbury Long Island NY 11590JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: They finished the HVAC put in cealing registers in back of store and demanded the balance owed. I explained to them the job was not done and I will glady pay you once it is according to the quote I was given and was paying off of. They then said they would take me to court. which they did. However the heat was not working and is still not working which has prevented us from being able to do any kind of work in the store during the winter. And the landlord informed me the company never pulled the permits to do the job as quoted in the initial down payment. which puts me in violation of my lease if the land lord wants to inforce it. we went to small claims court on dec 5 for 5k and their company postponed becuase she was missing some paper work. She told the mediator and mself they pulled the permits however - she has not sent me copies of them Now yesterday the land lord said they liened the building. which violates my lease againJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: how can the put a mechanical lien for a job that is incomplete

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Barrister

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I sued my home builder in small claims court in

I sued my home builder in small claims court in Pennsylvania, represented myself and lost (October 2016). I then put a complaint on Yelp, basically what I had said in court, below. Owner called me and said it was libel, the part about not providing storm doors, paved driveway, exhaust fan, and utility sink - because it was in the contract, even though they didn't actually tell me this in words. I got disconnected from him because as I mentioned my phone does not work so well. I called back but it just went to their general number answering machine as it was just after 5PM. Anyway I removed the review. Do you think he can/will he still sue me. Here is review - "They promise you a lot but they don't tell you what you don't get. Like no paved driveway, no storm doors, no kitchen exhaust fan, no utility sink in the basement. These used to be standard on all new homes. There is also a 'new home smell' for at least 2 years. You'll need the auto exhaust fans they put in the bathrooms, or keep the windows opened even in winter. Insects enter the home through gaps in the siding, door and window frames, and roof, which are not well sealed. They also use a fly-by-night HVAC contractor who takes your money then declares bankruptcy. Beware!" Thank you.

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I am seeking help! I am in need of advice or language for a

Hello!I am seeking help! I am in need of advice or language for a response. I have to respond to a claim by a buyer of a single family house in Cherry Hills Village in the Denver metro area that I remodeled. My LLC bought the property and we did a fix and flip, poptop. The house came out beautiful. The house sits on one acre and recently sold for 1.3million. The new owners moved in recently.However the underfloor area below the kitchen is cold and caused the kitchen faucet pipes to freeze.The owner is seeking a remedy which could result in a practical solution to the problem and costing $2750 or an outrageous solution costing $14,000.Please see the attached email from the Buyer's broker who also happens to be the Buyer's brother.I want to agree to the $2750 solution without accepting responsibility for the $14,000 solution or whatever the Owner devises.What do you suggest?

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Barrister

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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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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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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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