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Son rents apartment in Michigan, has emotional support

Son rents apartment in Michigan, has emotional support animal. Leasing agent is harassing him with 7 day eviction and saying that he is somehow violating law. Aminal is owned by brother (they don't know this) and was previously registered as his girlfriends support animal ( she has since moved out, thank goodness), so animal is legally registered, medical letter of necessity and all to him now. They just don't like the dog ( no complaints a personal thing) and seem to be threatenint threatening him daily. He is unemployed at this time, and is terribly consumed by this....what can we doJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What kind of paperwork are you referring to?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My tenants moved into my house with brand new carpet. They

My tenants moved into my house with brand new carpet. They had a dog. I knew there was a risk to this. I generally rent to pet owners as they tend to take good care of the place. I had the carpet cleaned at my expense after 8 months. They just moved out and although there was a dog-y smell, it was clean so I refunded their deposit. I felt confident that the carpet cleaner would be able to get rid of the smell. 9 days later, the smell is still here and I might need to replace the carpet as it's the dog equivalent of sitting in an ash tray. I know this is unorthodox, but is there any legal reason why I cannot ask for a contribution from them? I know they may not give it but if I don't ask, I'll never know. thanks

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We have a new landlord for the area we live in, have been

we have a new landlord for the area we live in, have been here for 15 yrs & has not been a HOA. all of a sudden, the new land owner wants to make changes. we own the house....he owns the land now. he is asking for new leases to be signed. along with ssn's, birthdates, driver license #'s & states for it. along with children & their birthdates. he also wants to tell us how many we can have living in our home & what type of pets we are allowed to keep. is this legal? especially if we own the home?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: South Carolina. the area was not an HOA. the majority of it is owned by homeowners, along with the land.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: what type of paperwork? for him to be able to do this? I do not believe so.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: if I should sign this or not. inside, I do not believe I should. we do not do anything wrong to the land. just landscaping since we've lived here.

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Can a condo refuse an owner husband esa dog and wife esa her

Can a condo refuse an owner husband esa dog and wife esa her own in other words 2 dogs? Another question wife has psychiatric problems that would allow her to get a service dog. Husband has panic as well as anxiety problems. Could we have a service dog as well as an esa with proper Dr lethers in the same home. Condo does not allow pets

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I purchased the house I have been leasing for 5 yrs. the

I purchased the house I have been leasing for 5 yrs.the lease agreement has a first and last months rent paid plus a 150 security deposit and a 150 pet deposit.the house I bought needed repairs prior to passing inspection for financing. These repairs were negotiated in the sale of the home. Now that we have closed, I received a bill from my landlord for 3 days rent because we closed november 3ed and my last months rent was used in October. I just asked that they take the 3 days rent out of my deposit and I was willing to forget the rest, as it has been stressful and I just wanted to be done. She has been harrassing me with emails and threatening to take me to collections if I don't pay 99.50 for the 3 days. She says that she used my deposit on part of the repairs of the home prior to sale, even though the repairs were negotiated in the sale. I feel like if I pay the 99.50 and by her keeping my deposits, I am paying twice for repairs that she would have had to do had I not purchased the home and they were repairs that were not due to damage, but needed done. fan replacement in the bathroom, leak under the house repaired, dry rot found in a couple of places in the siding. Broken front window was replaced, but I contributed 1000.00 in the sale of the home to cover that cost. I was willing to let all of this go, but she is threatening to send me to collections and I am stressed out about it.Should I pay the 99.50 and bill her for my deposits? I will probably never see them.

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My hoa in texas got a loan to replace a fence after a

My hoa in texas got a loan to replace a fence after a hurricane. And it was going on the home owners property. Not an easement!this was in 2005. And they were calling it a special assessment fee. We frefused to pay since it was going on private property. They never filed a lean on our property or filed a suit against us. Now that we have sold our house the hoa called the title company and told them that it was dues that we owed. After 11 years. How can the title company take this 1800.00 out of our closing documents, just because they said it was dues. The title company asked the hoa president if he got our lawyers letter and he lied and told them no. And we had a lawyer send them a letter back In 2006 telling them that it wasn't going to be paid. And the hoa never responded to our lawyers letter. Which he also lives out there also. What happened to the two years if someone wanted to sue you for something, then after the two years you have no suit. Can we sue the hoa for the 1800.00 if the title company gives them the money. Our lawyer dosent know how a tithe company can do this after they ran a serch on our property to see if we had and leans or jugements against us. Please help. Stacy ****** *************

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We rented a new home for 3 years. The carpets started to

We rented a new home for 3 years. The carpets started to snag and leave runs. In our 10mth construction inspection the report advised who needed to be contacted to get it fixed. Proir to the move out the landlord came and inspected the house. We discussed the carpet and she said she had no recollection for us complaining about the carpet. I forwarded her the email. She had also advised not to get the carpets cleaned as they were going to be replaced. I received my security statement back and the landlord is charging me for replacement of carpet and painting the house along with other items. She is saying we had pets living in the home which is false. We did babysit my sister's dog for 2mths while she went to a conference which they were fully aware of. They are now saying that the dog ruined the carpet in every room...which is false. They are also charging us to repaint the whole house. They kept our security deposit for $4200 and are demanding another $2300. What recourse do I have in regards ***** ***** matter?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North CarolinaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, not that I can think of

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Can an HOA require annual proof of license and vaccinations

Can an HOA require annual proof of license and vaccinations for a service dog?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: IndianaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The owner of the dog submitted documentation from a therapist in Oregon who conducts telephone interviews. Is this the type of paperwork?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a small dog. He is usually very well behaved. He does

I have a small dog. He is usually very well behaved. He does bark very loud when someone knocks on the door. We are moving into a condo and it says in the lease that if your pet is a disturbance they can make you remove the dog within 48 hours or they will remove him with authorities. Our dog is like our child. If this occurred could we get out of the lease? Obviously we would have to move.

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