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In Tiverton, Rhode Island A Manufactured Home has been

In Tiverton, Rhode IslandA Manufactured Home has been vacant and empty for approximately 4 yrs. It sits on a rented piece of land in a 55 and over community.The land rent has not been paid in 5 yrs. All utilities are now turned off, by district departments, for non payment. However, the taxes on the home are paid and up to date with the County Clerk.Numerous attempts made to contact the owner and the bank that is paying the taxes, all with negative results.The bank says they cannot discuss or divulge any information regarding the property or the listed owners, and, all attempts to contact the listed owners have gone unanswered.Please advise on my legal rights to, take ownership of the home and/or dispose of same

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My daughter's name is on the deed with me in case I should

My daughter's name is ***** ***** deed with me in case I should die, I want the property to go to her automatically, however, I hold the mortgage, lots of equity. Must she qualify to hold this mortgage or just continue making the monthly payment. State of North Carolina

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If a tract of land in TX has been deed restricted to: "No

If a tract of land in TX has been deed restricted to: "No mobile or modular homes", does it prohibit being used for an RV Park? Land is outside any city or ETJ limits so there's no zoning. Thanks!

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In Daggett county Utah specifically speaking on flats

In Daggett county Utah specifically speaking on Taylor flats subdivision there is building codes. They are: must get building permit for construction, front door must face the road, building must be under 200 Sq ft unless you own 6 lots or more and no water well or septic unless 6 lots owned. Plus all other uniform building codes apply. So long story short I bought 2 lots there, I was told by many ppl if I bought a tiny house on skids I don't need a building permit due to it being on skids also does not have to comply with the 200sq. Ft. On skids can be any size. I believe this is so across the Nation if I'm understanding. Anyways building inspector there is now throwing a fit I didn't get building permit I told him it's on skids, he somewhat backed off but said still needs to be under 200 sq. Ft. Mine is 225 sq ft. So it's not like I went way over I still tried to stay close. He's also saying cause I have solar power I need a building permit for the solar. Where I live in Colorado we don't need permits for solar I told him this he said here in Utah where you put your cabin you do. I said send me the solar power permit application he told me to just go ahead and use the regular building permit paperwork instead. Nowhere on it does it say anything about solar nowhere!! I think he's getting me to fill this out so he can red tag my place and make it unusable. My question is so am I right? Do I fill it out?

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A woodstove in our house was improperly installed by a

A woodstove in our house was improperly installed by a licensed contractor. The safe clearances (according to the manufacturer in the manual) on the sidewalks were grossly underestimated by 7 inches or more. Our walls became extremely hot and the paint was heating up as to cause off gassing in the house even with a fire at 350 degrees which is 200 degrees below recommended optimal burning temperature. A heat shield was not installed as recommended as well.If we did not notice the extreme heat on the walls by touching them after being alerted by the smell our house could have easily caught fire.We perceive this as gross negligence and putting our home and possibly lives in jeopardy.We call the contractor and the apologized and stated they would come out and rectify this issue in a couple of weeks .We are not really comfortable with how this was and is now being addressed.How should we proceed at this point?

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I have lived in the same apartment complex for the last six

I have lived in the same apartment complex for the last six years. I have complained a minimum of 36 times about the excessive noise made by the contract landscapers and in particular their equipment that uses the two stroke gasoline powered engine. Leaf blowers are the worst of all. On 3 occasions workers have made threatening and provocative toward me. This complex is located in Asheville North Carolina right next door to the VA medical center. As a disabled veteran, this is exactly where I need be, And that proximity has saved my life on one occasion. Obviously, I'm not anxious to move. I need help in getting them to stop posing this problem obviously, I'm not anxious to move. I need help in getting them to stop forcing me to endure the excessive and unreasonable noise and disturbance they are causing.

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I have spoken to a lawyer a while back about this, but he

Hello,I have spoken to a lawyer a while back about this, but he went way off board and had me chasing other things that I was not concerned about (nor did I have time to add to my plate). I own a manufactured home in a community (one of those with a clubhouse and such - community office on-site - community owned by a national company). I have been trying to sell my home, and I have decided that, if I can figure out how to go about it, I need to sue the community for the issues they have caused in the sell of my home. I will do this in small claims court, as the originally attorney told me that if I go in regular court, the community can bury me in time and legal fees and I do not have the time, ability or money to do that. The goal is not to receive money, but to hold the community accountable for what they have done and prevent them from continuing to do this to others.Background:1. Bought house in 2013 - leased lot - the house was Freddie Mac, and at that time Freddie Mac required all manufactured homes to be de-titled and issued a warranty deed. My house has a warranty deed.2. I have checked with my realtor, the title company, and asked the county assessor and DMV about this, they say there is nothing wrong with y home having a warranty deed. The only thing is that if the home is going to be moved, it will need to be reverted back to a title (I found that this is only some paperwork and about $250 total in fees)3. Though not required, the community does offer to sell our homes for us (for a %), or one can choose to use a realtor. I chose to use a realtor (found out later the community couldn't have sold mine anyway because they are not licensed realtors - I think they can sell the ones that have titles and not deeds because they are considered vehicles and not real estate).4. Houses around here are selling fast, and at high prices, yet my house was not moving. I had tons of interest and showings, but couldn't seem to get it sold.5. Anyone interested in buying my home has to go to the community office (to get community info, and they have to apply to live in the community).6. I have reason to believe that the community has been telling my buyers false information on my home. I contacted the community about 2-3 months after I listed the home to see what prices they were listing theirs at and what their average sell time was, and the lady completely went off (before I even told her my exact house #, indicating this was something at the forefront of her mind) saying that I had all these title issues with my house and that it would cost $15k to "fix" and that I needed to make sure all my buyers new about these "problems".7. I panicked of course, and this was when I did my research and was assured by many that there were NO issues with my house - that a deed was not a "problem", and that all facts about my house were disclosed properly like any other house.8. Then it hit me, maybe my house was not selling because the community was telling all my buyers this false information.9. I had one offer, and had thought it fell through because the buyer wanted me to pay for his hotel (I didn't want to close for a month) and I countered saying I would pay half. The buyer turned down the offer and his realtor said he decided to buy a home through the community instead. I had assumed it was because I didn't accept paying for his hotel, but now I think maybe he was told about these "title issues" and they turned around and sold them one of theirs.10. Later, my realtor got a call from a lady that said she was told there were title issues, but she just wanted to find out more information (so they WERE saying that my house had problems).11. I finally had another offer, and at the step of the inspection and the buyer applying for residence to the community (in other words, she had to go to the community office). The inspection came back great (to my relief!) - I had a short list of things to fix, which took my about 2 hours (replace smoke detector in hallway, fix loose board on porch, etc.) - other than that the inspector just noted that my water heater, though in perfect working order, was old (I think it is 10-12 years old). I thought we were good, then find that the buyer dropped out citing the results of the inspection - it made no sense! I can only think that she was told horrible things about my house and used her only legal out on the contract and that was the inspection results...12. I contacted the community and told them that I was aware that things were being said about my property that were untrue and it was preventing the sell of my house - in which the manager denied... I told her that I needed it to stop or I would have no choice but to take legal action.13. I do not know if they stopped or not, but they are still using the forced contact with my buyers to pitch their homes instead. The community says they are selling homes in under a week. More...

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I am a tenant in a trailer park in Springfield, OR. Water is

I am a tenant in a trailer park in Springfield, OR. Water is explicitly provided by the landlord in my rental contract with them. However they are playing games with the other tenants and myself wherein they are saying we are not allowed to wash our cars, have outdoor pools, etc. (I even got a letter about watering my outdoor plants once.)Now, I have been searching all afternoon trying to figure out what "cleaver" and "safe" place I put my copy of the rental agreement so it wouldn't get lost - only to discover I have no idea where that is.At any rate, my RV was getting so blasted filthy and dingy looking I couldn't take it any more so I washed it this afternoon. Given that several of the neighbors were watching and shaking their heads I just know one of them is going to "tattle" on me to the landlord and this is going to result in another letter and/or threat of extra water charges.I am so fed up with this game. So my question is this: Can the landlord really sign a rental contract saying they provide water and then tell me I can't use it in so many various ways? This seems a bit shady to me, but I know landlords can get away with a lot in the fine print.Also, if I continue to fail to find my copy of the rental contract, is the landlord obligated to provide me with another copy, or can they just use my carelessness to their advantage and say "well, guess you'll just have to take our word on things..?"Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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As executrix of my mom's estate, she had a manufactured

As executrix of my mom's estate, she had a manufactured home. $138,000.00 is still owedon it, with approximately $12,000.00 in equity. I've been in contact with a realtor who, if listing,would ask $219,900.00 according to his view of local market. This same realtor, gave a leadto my brother for a lender. This brother does not have good credit. This lender told himhe may qualify, and gave him steps to do. Since talking with brother, he suggested a leaseto loan option, with him carrying the note, and taking care of escrow.The estate has many creditors wanting $, and the largest source of $ would be from the saleof the house. This same brother and our mom took out loans in her name (she was willing), butfor the benefit of this brother. Brother didn't mention the credit card debt tied with the estateto the lender.Some questions: for the sale of house, whether to brother or someone else, would $ dueto creditors come first, then divide what's left among 4 siblings (3 bio, 1 step)? The house isin Washington State. Is there any way legally to transfer brother's name to credit card debt so the estate with 4 beneficiaries wouldn't all equally be burdened with it? The credit card total is between $30 and $35 thousand. Would I be responsible for any of the debts out of pocket? or are debts paid just based on $ in estate?What would be ‘gentleman's' view of realtor? I haven't signed papers with him yet. Should compensation be offered him if brother buys house since he, realtor, was one who connected him, brother, with lender, then realtor doesn't sell house?

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