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I am planning to have a contractor remove several trees on

I am planning to have a contractor remove several trees on my property and trim & shape others while they are here. My neighbor has four very large crepe myrtle trees whose limbs have grown over the property line and are restricting my plants from getting the rain and sun they need to grow. I want to trim my neighbors trees (just the branches) back so they do not encroach on my property. The contractors who are bidding on the job tell me that I can legally trim the neighbors trees back so they do not extend onto (or over) my property. I've heard this from other people as well, but would like to know specifically where "in the law" it says it is legal for me to do so. I am not expecting the neighbor to be pleased when she learns of my plans. I am getting HOA approval before proceeding and am giving each neighbor a copy of the project plan.....with drawings and a detailed narrative. Can you tell me what law gives me the right to trim my neighbors trees that have over-grown onto my property?

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Barrister

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I own a condo in Century Village, Florida, I also own a

I own a condo in Century Village, Florida, I also own a private home in New Jersey. The condo in Florida was originally mom's and transferred to me via a Quit Claim Deed. It became a huge burden, as Medicaid forced me to pay for it for 4 yrs while my mom was on Medicaid. They told me if we foreclosed on it or did not sell it for what they felt it was worth they would drop my mom from Medicaid. The condo is in bad condition and needs costly repairs, it has not been updated since 1972 with electric, plumbing, and more.*** Problem Now: My mom passed away and Medicaid Recovery now put a Lien on the condo. If I stop paying the Taxes, Association fees, Maintenance fees, because my name is ***** ***** on the deed, can they lien my New Jersey home? I heard that the tax dept can only put a Lien on the Florida Condo, is this correct? Can the Association and Maintenance Firm go after me personally and Lien my New Jersey Home or personal bank account.

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Damien Bosco

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An interior centrally located atrium open to the sky with no

An interior centrally located atrium open to the sky with no drainage flooded the house from rain. My renters insurance denied the claim calling it a groundwater flood. Owner says he is responsible for his home only and will now do home repairs that include correcting the darn on drainage atrium. I think it should have been disclosed. My Travelers adjuster said it was a problem waiting to happen he had never seen and interior atrium with no drain out. What can I do?

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Alex Esquire

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We have tried to modify my mother's house coz she have

hello everyone, we have tried to modify my mother's house coz she have alzheimers for a long time not able to handle her finances and so she handed the responsiblity to my younger sister and so after all is said & done they tried to take the house & we filed bankruptcy chapter 7. Waiting for the judge's response and surprisingly we were served an eviction letter for 60days to get out or they will take everything the house & everything in it

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Phillips Esq.

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Few weeks ago At&t was suppose to repair a line that

Hi my name is*****few weeks ago At&t was suppose to repair a line that connects to a box in our yard. We were told that an individual we be coming to repair the line which we were fine with, they gave us a two week window. A third party company ended up coming out, they did not knock on our door our attempt to notify us that they were coming in our yard to burry cable. They ended up burying a cable where a temporary line was lying across our entire yard. I tried to stop the contractors but they would not stop I told them we had lines running across our yard and I was afraid they would hit one. I didn't have a problem with them burring lines across our easement area with the rest of our utility lines but not across our personal property. In the process the company ended up cutting the burried electric line that runs to our koi pond. We have been unable to run the pond for three weeks, our fish are dying and the pond is now a mess and will have to be professionally cleaned. On top of this since the line is now running across the entire yard , not in a straight line, as well as a second ditch where the electric had to be removed to find where the pond line was cut, we are worried we will now have drainage issues and are thinking we will have to have the yard re grated. In addition, we are also worried that At&t could possibly take easement over the area surrounding the new line.At&t did send a representative out that documented the damage and told us it was the worst job he had ever seen. We have a claim number however we have been trying for weeks to have someone from Sedgwich, at&t's claim agent to resolve this matter with no luck. Is there anything we can do?

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Can a court take over the sale of personal property (land

can a court take over the sale of personal property (land and home) if there is a dispute between the heirs? Except for the real estate, the estate has been settled.

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Damien Bosco

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I'm in Nebraska. I tried to buy my property back at the

I'm in Nebraska. I tried to buy my property back at the forclosers auction, I didn't win the bid got to High. The wining bidder, knew I lived there and had electricity shut off the day of the auction. My two dogs almost suffocated, luckily I returned before that. He received restitution of premises the court proceedings, sheriff showed and gave me orders to leave. I was unable to remove my business assets personal property and most of my property ended up in landfill or the new property owner keep.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NebraskaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Briefly and was told that there is no president setJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Being harassed by new owner

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In Missouri, a lady has allowed her ex-husband to live in

In Missouri, a lady has allowed her ex-husband to live in what is now her sole ownership home for a period of four months. The lady also has her disabled mother living in the home. This was done to allow time for him to find a place to live after the divorce. He does not pay any rent or any money toward the household bills. He has now broken some of her personal property, and made threats of harm to her. These threats often come after he has been drinking heavily, he does now have multiple DUI's. No written lease exists. She wants him out of the house. Is a formal court order eviction required?

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Ely

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I rented a house from my brother for 4 years. There was no

I rented a house from my brother for 4 years. There was no contract or lease, just a verbal agreement. No security deposit either. He has since sent me a letter stating that he is returning the deposit ($0) and will need reimbursed an additional $1900 for repairs he made in order to sell the house. Is this legal when no deposit or lease agreement was ever involved?

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