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My friend is renting her home temporarily for a year. She is

Hello, My friend is renting her home temporarily for a year. She is keeping the basement of this house for herself and renting the basement. However, she will be living in another location and basement will be used only for her storage. My question is , since she is planning to not be living in this house for just 1 year, she really doesn't want to go through the hassle of changing the address to her new location for all her important contacts such as bank etc. My question is , is it OK to keep her contact address the same, since she also has access to all her mails at the first house where she is keeping the basement. Will it be OK to keep the address the same for a year, so all her mails come to the same address and she can pick it up a couple of times over the week, although the house is not her primary residence, for a year. thanks

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Filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2009 and this included

Filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2009 and this included our home equity loan. The amount was included in our repayment plan. We completed all of this and all was discharged in 2014. Now Irwin "transferred" our loan to another company who now sent us a statement as a tax report that is is considered income.What???JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: We live in Michigan but it was done in Toledo because we live right on the border.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What kind of paperworkJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Our discharge was completed in 2014 and we have that paperwork. How can they transfer a loan that was included in our plan?

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I receive a letter from my hoa with a foreclosure, texas,

good morningJA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: i receive a letter from my hoa with a foreclosureJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: texasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I'm planning on renting office space in Sacramento, CA. The

I'm planning on renting office space in Sacramento, CA. The landlord sent me a lease, and I'm just interested in knowing whether the terms of the lease are all appropriate.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, I don't yet have a business license or business insurance, and the lease is asking that I prove I have those within 15 days of moving in. I want to know if that's a normal request. I've never leased office space before. Thank you.

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Me and 3 others recently got an apartment and all of us

Me and 3 others recently got an apartment and all of us signed the lease . However, two of my roommates fell out and one moved out and wanted to take his name off of the lease. How can the remainder of us fight back from this ? Because he's trying to leave the rest of us with his slack! Apparently all of us have to be present for him to remove his name from the lease, but would it be illegal or wrong for us to not show up so he can't remove himself? We want him to finish paying his half of the rent until the lease is up because that's what he agreed to do. ThanksJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Memphis, TnJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What kind ?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, also one of the roommates bought the terminating roommate an x-box for Christmas (for them to SHARE) (she also still has the reciept) but he took it and insisted that we can't get it back from him since she gave it as a "gift" even thought she bought it for the both of them AND she still has the receipt . So can she legally get her x-box back ?

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I am buying a condo in a small complex. Thus if the purchase

I am buying a condo in a small complex. Thus if the purchase is made below what other condos being selling in the past (this condo is somewhat in a rougher shape than other condos) - it would drop the comp price and make the sale of other condos in this complex more difficult to sell later at a reasonble price (including mine as I plan to it several mine several years down the road). I am paying cash for buying this condo, thus no bank onvolved on my end. Can I bring the selling price of this condo up by compensation for it in asking the seller to pay me at closing for remodeliing, future taxes, future home owner association fee etc (all of it will be roughly 10% of the purcahse price)?

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My brother and I are planning to buy a home together. It

My brother and I are planning to buy a home together. It would be a joint residence. We are looking at home in the range of 800K. I have around 150K for a downpayment. He doesn't have anything to put toward the downpayment. However, he would be able to pay roughly half of the mortgage payment and would like to have some equity as opposed to just paying rent. Do you have any suggestions on how we might structure the deal so that it takes into account the sizeable down payment I am making while also giving him credit for half the mortgage payment each month. This is so that in the end if one of us wants out we have an understanding ahead of time.

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I found a home listed as 9.6 acres. There is alot to mention

I found a home listed as 9.6 acres.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: There is alot to mention so I will try to be clear... I found a home in Cecil County Maryland listed as 9.6 acres. When I viewed the home, the property had already been subdivided into 4 lots the previous year. Even though the home was now only on a 1 acre lot I purchased anyway. After purchase, the seller started making changes to the surrounding properties. First, both ends of the existing paved driveway loop which is at the front corners of my lot (where it connected to the street) was excavated and the pavement was replaced with granite chips. (which are now washing away) Next a home was built on one adjacent lot and that homed shared one side of the driveway loop with my home. Next a third home was built on an adjacent lot which shared the same driveway loop mentioned above but they dug up and disconnected my homes access to that side. All of the removed area was on my lot. None of the portion of driveway outside my lot was removed and this is what is now being shared by the two new homes. At the time, I was uncertain of the actual property line but now know for certain it was my property that was modified. Now they have staked out improvements for the fourth home on the opposite side of the property. When they did so, the planned silt fence cut across an area I was certain was part of my lot because it contained both my pre-existing buried propane tank and an area light pole which was connected to the breaker box in my home. As it turns out, the actual property line does not include either as part of my lot. I have already determined that their were no CC&Rs attached to the deed for my lot. When asked, the seller said the county or state made him make those changes. I was informed by the original surveyor that a set of construction drawings were also created when the minor subdivision was completed and that the seller owned all lots at that time. I spoke with someone else who said the Minor Subdivision Plan gives authority for the developer (seller) to modify my lot. My questions are first... Can they make changes to my lot after they sell it to me, or do they need to have a covenant or restriction attached to the deed? Second, I understand the mechanical options for the propane tank, but not the legal framework. In other words, I hope to resolve these matters in a discussion with the seller, but I do not understand what basis I have for any argument or request. I am pretty stressed out about this and any insight would be very much appreciated.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I'm buying a restaurant... is it common practice...once the

I'm buying a restaurant... is it common practice...once the deposit is made that the seller can accept offers until the close of the deal?

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