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We moved out of state due to lack of employment, we have

We moved out of state due to lack of employment, we have friends living in our house, I shopped for new homeowners insurance, an inspector talked to one of the people living in our house, he told the inspector we were not living there and that he was a 'tenant". They do pay rent but it does not cover the mortgage payment. I recvd a cancellation letter from the ins co. because I do not live there. I told ins co. I do stay there 2 times per year and I still have all the utilities in my name, I had told the ins co. it was a "2nd home". Will I be able to get HO ins with anyone?

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Can we forbid the opening of specific, e.g., closets,

Can we forbid the opening of specific, e.g., closets, drawers, cabinets, and entry ofcertain rooms, etc., during showings?- If so, what would constitute a reasonable way to provide that information to entrants? For example, signs on the relevant objects.

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My neighbors tree roots are lifting up the concrete of my

Hello, my neighbors tree roots are lifting up the concrete of my driveway and have damaged one of our drainage pipes. We don't know where to start. Can you help us?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Happy Valley, OR.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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My neighbor began work on the fence between our properties

My neighbor began work on the fence between our properties yesterday by tearing down a 10 ft section. She claims that it was built on her land, but I want to speak to a lawyer. Is there a way to stop her from working on the fence until I can talk to a lawyer? (And) Should I make a public record of the incident by filing a police report?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: NCJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NOJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She had a survey done, which showed the property on her property. I have not had a survey done. Could easement of prescription apply here?

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Where do I go to find a good Real Estate Lawyer to help with

Where do I go to find a good Real Estate Lawyer to help with a lien on property in order to get paid for a judgment against the owner of the property?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is in Ft worth TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Just the judgment for personal propertyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want to know if a title search is done does this show up as a judgment against this person or does a lien have to be directly tied to the property?JA: I'm the Real Estate Lawyer's Assistant. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: I feel the lawyer who put a personal lien on this person did not know what she was doing!

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Me and my neighbor just had a land survey done and the

Me and my neighbor just had a land survey done and the property line is at the bottom of my pond levee. However, my pond levee has a drain pipe at the bottom of it to drain slowly if it get too full so it won't break the levee. This pipe is now partly on my neighbors property. Can my neighbor cut that pipe and drain my pond? I have contacted a contractor and they said it would be very expensive to correct this pipe over onto just my property. This pond , levee and pipe have been here for over 30 yrs. What recourse do I have?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Just go the survey completed a couple of weeks ago that's all. But my neighbor even disputed the survey with the surveyors so I'm sure he will want to do something about the drain pipe if he can within the law.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have a friend who "co-owns" a property with me. I say

I have a friend who "co-owns" a property with me. I say "co-owns", because although she is not on the mortgage or deed, she did give me $20,000 for the deposit 10 years ago. I would like to buy her out. It's a rental property, and she has not contributed financially to the property in anyway, other than the original $20,000. She has been claiming her half of the tax benefits. I've been trying to find an appropriate contract online, but am having difficulty. How would I go about buying her out?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The property is in Virginia and I live in Virginia. However, she is in Texas.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Other than taxes, no.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The relationship is amicable.

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My elderly friend owns a mobile home., but she pays lot rent

My elderly friend owns a mobile home., but she pays lot rent to a mobile home park. The park manager has informed her that she is coming into her home to take pictures. This is in Indiana. Is this legal?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Indiana.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What paperwork?. My friend owns her mobile home.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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We have a house Las Vegas Nevada and we have a neighbor that

Hello, We have a house Las Vegas Nevada and we have a neighbor that has recently built a house behind our rental property. He has recently been complaining about our landscaping. Specifically he is irritated with the overhanging bushes, shrubs and other types of desert landscaping.This Saturday he began cutting back sections of overhanging bushes and then tossing the debris over the 6-foot block wall onto our tenant's property.When he was approached by our tenant and asked not to toss the debris back over the neighbor stopped and said that the next time he needed to trim overhanging landscaping he would toss the debris over again and he would be billing the homeowner for his or his landscaper having to trim the overhanging trees / bushes.I thought I read somewhere that a neighbor has a right to trim back the overhanging trees. bushes, etc. back to the property line as long as he does not cause damage to the trees / bushes.However I thought there was a Nevada Revised Statute– Or Nevada Law that did not allow him to toss the overhanging debris back over the fence into our tenants yard and I thought there was a Nevada Revised Statute that did not allow him to send a bill for the trimming to the homeowner.We do have a landscaping company that does weekly lawn and irrigation work and they do tree and bush trimming every 3 to 4 months when needed. This problem is falling in between quarterly tree / bush trimming.I want to make sure understand how Nevada law reads on this issue.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No paperwork, he just started to complain a couple of months ago & this weekend he began trimming himself & throwing the debris into the back yard, telling out tenants that he would bill us for it in the future if we did not keep the tree from over hanging onto his property. We had told him that the landscapers would be trimming in the Spring, as that is when it causes the least damage to the trees.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of right now.

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