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I live out of city limits in Cameron county TX. I'm

I live out of city limits in Cameron county TX. I'm considering adding a small guest room over my garage. It is not attached to my home. What do I need to know to be able to do this properly.

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I own my home 100% I got behind in my association fees and

I own my home 100% I got behind in my association fees and need advise cuz they want to foreclose on me and I tried to work out a payment plan with lawyers, I owe $2,000. plus other fees to association, and it brings it up to under $6,000. and then the between the lawyer and other fees brings it up to now $7,900 in all , if I put as much down as possible I can have monthly payments with even more interest by the time its paid off and has to be paid of by the end of 12 monthspaula

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New home developer has requested rezoning of traditional

New home developer has requested rezoning of traditional farm from Agricultural zoning to Residential zoning (1 house per acre). His proposal for 8 to 20 houses relies on one lane dirt road that is privately owned, but maintained by State via easement deed with existing AG zoned owners. Can he assume control of the road for his project and re-zoning proposal ??

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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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We are currently renting a 3/2 property with a detached

Good Afternoon, We are currently renting a 3/2 property with a detached A/C'd garage that also contains an additional room. We are currently using that space as a family room & the room in there as a bedroom for my oldest son. We are not renting from a private owner, it's a big corporate company. 2 weeks & 2 days ago without any warning or stains, that ceiling out there caved in a bit. It was about a 2x2 collapse during a huge rain storm. The next day we contacted maintenance to come look, add a tarp & call roofers. The day after a roofer come to go on roof & provide corporate with estimate. In the meantime, it's now 2 weeks, 2 days later & we have never seen maintenance. What was a 2x2 issue has turned into a 7x8 collapse because it rains daily here & we're personally having to place buckets, & clean up moldy drywall daily as it falls & the additional water that pours in daily. There is still no tarp. I've contacted maintenance everyday. I've also contacted our local property manager & also their corporate office in AZ. I get the same response everytime "sorry for the trouble, we'll get a tarp placed asap." "I was also told they rejected the original quote from roofers & are going back & forth on that. We have yet to see anyone. We now have a brown leak stain in the main house, which we also reported & nothing for that either (we reported that one the day it appeared also.) I did have my 18 year old go on that roof & place a plastic tarp that I had to go purchase myself so that roof doesn't cave in like the other. I can't get on that collapsed roof for it's pitched & we'd honestly fall in. How do we proceed? We'd lived her for about 2.5 years, pay $2200 per month in rent, have never been late on rent & have never had any complaints or anything. I'm very concerned because we may be getting this tropical storm now this weekend. Plus why do I pay so much money if I can't even get a maintenance guy to appear for a major issue. I know I can't not pay my rent on the first, but man...I'd like to get a comp or something for my having to take care of this myself. Please advise.

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I lived in an apartment. The lease was up at the end of

I lived in an apartment. The lease was up at the end of July. However, with poor wording, we were told you need to give two months notice regardless if you plan on ending the lease on the day it's supposed to end. If you didn't, you'd go on month to month. If they found someone to rent the apartment, you'd be only responsible for the days that the new tenant wasn't there. I.E. if they moved in August 15th you'd be responsible for 1st-14th rent. I have an email from the assistant manager stating they found someone to move in the 2nd and that we'd only be responsible for the 1st. We received an email saying that the new tenant couldn't move in so we ended up not having someone rent the place till around the middle of the month. We then received a bill for almost half the month. Just curious if there's something we can do about it. I feel, that this was the apartments fault for letting someone out of a new lease on our apartment that was to begin the 2nd. They stated we were only responsible for the 1st in an email.

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I am a landlord and my tenant left on Sunday July 17,2016.

I am a landlord and my tenant left on Sunday July 17,2016. We notiified them on Aug. 18,2016 that they would not be receiving their deposit back. They informed us we are a day late and owe them the entire amount back. Is this correct.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: They rented the property for 4 yrs and had a pet fee and they believe that amount buit up and when they were moving they left their animals there while they were moving and basically used several rooms as a liter box .There is so much damage that we now have to replace sub flooring and maybe the drywall on the walls. This has been a long process finding and replacing all the damaged floors.

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I am planning to buy and sell properties. At the start, I

I am planning to buy and sell properties. At the start, I would like to invest with a low priced properties. I work and have yearly income. I like to borrow money from the bank in order to purchase the property. In the past, I owed to a credit card company and I was not able to pay the amount which was owed. The credit card company put a lien on a property that I and my ex-wife own.I am sure that it is also reflected on my credit score report. I was told that I could get a hard money with higher interest rate. Is there any way that I could borrow from the bank than going through other companies? I also have a business checking account that I have been with the bank for many years. Please advise.

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I am thinking of ways to list with the real estate broker

for Law Educator: I am thinking of ways to list with the real estate broker two lots separately for sale. Suppose I would sell one of the lots right now to the estate.. What are the necessary documents you need for this sale? This lot is described by a 60 year old subdivision. I have the minutes of the 1956 planning and zoning commission's decision to approve the subdivision map. I have a map that was prepared by a well respected surveyor in 2013 that shows the the whole property and the two lots and the references to the subdivision. I have a property description of both lots from a lawyer and it talks about the 60 year old maps. Do I really need 2016 reconfirmation that this is a lot by the p and z commission before we can list it separately? The listing broker says she doesn't want to get sued.

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