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We requested a variance to our CCR's due to disability

We requested a variance to our CCR's due to disability recently recognized by a DMV permanent placard. Can our HOA reject (they did) based on their CCR's and Architectural rules requiring a 3' easement on our property. We extended our patio 1 and 1/2 feet.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California. I have reviewed ADA, FEHA, etc. I still cannot get a good answer. We pay property taxes, and landscape 5 feet of this easement implemented by the developer over 18 years ago. Not sure it was legal then and not sure if they can enforce it due to my husband's disability. We envision one or both of us will need a walker within a couple of years.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes, the original application (without a request for variance due to our contractor's assurance it would be approved) and then our appeal to the Board of Directors citing disability, financial hardship, inconsistencies with the R & RsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it. Will there be a charge?

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In Minnesota, how do we have to care for the property behind

Hi my name is*****: Where is the property located?Customer: In Minnesota, how long do we have to care for the property behind our house before it is legally ours?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: We have a city outlet or open space between our yard and a berm, and then a road. We have planted trees and bushes on the berm to separate our yard from the road. Between the landscaping and our yard is approx. 20 feet of grass that we have cared for 16 years. The city has never down any work in that space, and I honestly think they have never been in that space. We put a fire pit in that area three years ago and all of the sudden it has come to their attention and asked us to remove it.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Since we have been caring for and landscaping at our expense the area since 2001, how can we avoid the removal of said firepit? Your turn.

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I am a member and former director of a townhome HOA in

I am a member and former director of a townhome HOA in Texas. As I understand it, the Board can only conduct business at a regularly scheduled open session Board meeting, a specially called open Board meeting, or under unanimous written consent. Does each action the Board takes under the last require its own unanimous written consent? What must be included in the unanimous written consent? Must it be accessible to HOA Members? If board business is discussed and decided through emails, are the emails required to be record kept and accessible to the membership? Are there any actions the Board can take outside of a Board meeting or unanimous written consent?

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Real Estate Tucson Arizona: We live at Sabrino Springs in

Real Estate Tucson Arizona: We live at Sabrino Springs in Tucson Arizona in a community with a Homeowners associationMost of these homes are $400,000 +. There are lots of plants and trees. We bought this home with the beauty of the flowering plants. Most are mature plants on the property.We have been recently been approached by a neighbor who wants us to cut our plants down of which we b0ught the property as he claims he wants a better view.The previous owners lived here for 12 years and they did not cut these plants'We are two women and we like our privacy. Mother who is a senior and daughter.We are being harassed by this and the man went to the HOA so that he can have the view to our property.He has a large orange tree that breeds rats and we have had to get traps as the rats get the oranges and bring them to our property clogging our drains and plugging our pool.Also the Havalenas and other wild life come to his property for feeding off of the orange tree and there are dozens of them as well as other wild life going to his orange tree and other items of which our plants help us for our safety.Please help us with this.with previous owners and now wants us to not have our privacy and so he can see into our property.

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Is someone actually there? Eagle's Bluff Countr Club in

Is someone actually there?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Eagle's Bluff Countr Club in Bullard, TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No. We just discovered this week that a new property next door has violated the setback in the covenant. Also, that an attached structure is inches away from the property line. And some other issues, like obstructing our view of the golf course with landscaping.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. I attempted to speak to the owner about it and was verbally assaulted.

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I own a zero lot line patio home. I am an amateur gardener

I own a zero lot line patio home. I am an amateur gardener and have made a great deal of effort to improve my landscaping. I have a Jasmin vine that grows on the fence in my side yard. The fence is attached to my neighbors wall. This is true of all the houses in the area and it was that way when I moved in. My plant has grown up to the neighboring wall. My latest neighbor is now making a fuss about the plant and asking that I cut it back severely. I try to maintain the plant and trim it whenever I notice it climbing up the wall. I understand that my property line goes up to her wall and while I am willing to cut the plant back a couple of inches I don't want to damage or potentially kill the plant. What are my rights to refuse her request?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No. They have been leaving rude notes in my mailbox.\JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so.

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I am a owner of an apartment building in the City of Los

I am a owner of an apartment building in the City of Los Angeles. I have owned the building for approximately twelve years. I have a tenant that runs a daycare out one of my units. She has resided at that location for the same amount of time. I have allowed her to do it. For the past five years I allowed her to affix a sign regarding her daycare on the outside of the building. The sign is affixed to her security bars. I have asked her recently to take the sign down because i am landscaping the building and a tree will block the sign. She has agreed to take it down. My question is since the sign is on the outside of the building can I tell her I don't want it there anymore. I know she can advertise from inside her unit by placing the sign in the window because that is her domainJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Los Angeles, CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No just a verbal agreementJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no thank you

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I signed my home which I owned prior to my marriage over to

I signed my home which I owned prior to my marriage over to my husband using a quit claim in the state of TX. He tricked me into signing it, with the promise that he would reverse it. I am not on the deed, but am a cosigner on my own house. I am disabled, and could not afford to finance it based on my income. I am preparing to file for divorce. As it stands, he will no longer have life insurance after August. He is retired military, however he was single when retired. We have been married 15yrs...so no benefits there. and now if I file for divorce, I will get kicked out of my house which actually is a mobile home, but I had a clear deed to the property and 3 car garage, which I paid for prior to us being married. In order to get it financed, I had to give thee bank that deed. Now what?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no, just the Quit Claim...I have a Durable Power of attorney to sign documents in his place, with my daughter listed as the alternate if I cannot sign... but I feel this would be a conflict of interest if I signed it to reverse the Quit claim...I already paid to have it drawn up 2 years ago, and he refuses to do it saying that I will get the property if he dies, but he has no willJA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: ok, Thank you...I have been so sttressd over what to do and do first, it has been greatly affecting my health.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Where to start.... I think the Quit claim trumps the splitting of assets ..The only asset is the house....his truck is 2001, my car is 2007, but they are titled separately, as I am not on his and he is not on mine. I actually paid for both.(We keep our money and credit separate....He has a lot of Debt...all his own...I have one credit card for emergencies, and haven't even had an inquiry for 9 years.) He also has signed my name electronicly, recently trying to refinance the house,(I overheard him from the hallway) I had a fraud alert on my credit report, so they denied the loan...I now have my credit report locked

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I have a question about the tax implications of selling my

I have a question about the tax implications of selling my home. The realtor has recommended do some prep work (refinishing floors, paint, new light fixtures, etc.) and staging. Are these costs just sunk or can I deduct them from my taxes somewhere. Additionally,

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