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I purchased a condo and have had air conditioning drainage

Hello, I purchased a condo and have had air conditioning drainage problems do to pluming drainage problems. Last year the leakage damaged a unit under me and the Property management Co came in a installed for free new drains for free and repaired the unit beneath me. This year is the third year in a row that I have air conditioning drainage issues and at the end of April I requested work order from my home owners insurance again. They finally came out to service my unit on 5-9-17, because of water on the floor again. the HAVOC tech specifically indicated on the service sheet that the air conditioner is not draining properly due to a clog in the interior pluming pipes, however, my condo association says that I am responsible for the damages done to the unit under me because of negligence; I run my air conditioner at night causing it to use too much electricity and the unit is over loaded trying to cool the hot unit. Since the end of April to the day serviced the temp here has been: 70, 75, 61, 55, 63, 81 and 79! These are not extreme temps. When the plumber was sent out on that evening he ran the snake through the pipes and now my unit is draining as it should. Additionally, I have had my unit serviced every year. How am I negligent and both buildings have had constant plumbing problems due to builder error; condo board agreed to a settlement from the builder because of the plumbing problems?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Chesapeake, vaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: E-mail only stating I am responsible for the repairsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Did you need the name of my home owners insurance co?

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I am thinking about buying some land. What are the things I

I am thinking about buying some land. What are the things I should ask / know about sewer, electric, hunting, ATV use when I talk to realtor if I want to eventually build a cabin on it with plumbing and electric and use for hunting / ATV's ?

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We drew up our own rent to own contract in 2013. We did not

We drew up our own rent to own contract in 2013. We did not have to pay a down payment as we agreed to do all repairs before move in. we noticed there were signs of roaches, bad plumbing and electrical but we dealt with it. Everything worked out but we noticed the roaches stayed. We have gone thru loads of boric acid, brown gel, moth balls, bombings and even had few costly pest control visits to no avail. The place is infested. They now crawl on my children whilst sleepibg, in the refrigerator etc.. . we keep our place clean and dry but it doesnt matter. On top of that, our landlord is not the best at communicating. In our agreement it is written that she needs to send us a receipt after EACH monthly pymnt.....its become a struggle....we get nitifications here in her name about constant unpaid tax issues.. .she has filed bankruptcy a coupla times but we are in the dark about wut will happen with this house....bot***** *****ne we want OUT. How can we make this POSSIBLE???..JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: nyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: between the two of us via mail and email... notarizedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we have been in this since oct. 2013... my kids are afraid to sleep... the roaches have taken over our furniture with their nests.....my children had an audition last night and roaches crawled out of our brand new amp and mixer.. this is scary unhealthy and just plain nasty and we want out.

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I live in Florida, in an apartment complex where I lease my

Hi I live in Florida, in an apartment complex where I lease my apartment and have a mice infestationJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YEsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I recently purchased a townhome with a home warranty. I had

i recently purchased a townhome with a home warranty. I had an inspection. Haven't moved in yet, while painting noticed 2 toliets broken, 1 tank totally cracked, 1 leaking. Warranty refused to cover sating not included in inspection report, clearly it was, stating that all waste , flow, etc were tested. Now I have a soft D.R ceiling with wet spots, there is an acvent nearby and a master bathroom on top. I havent owned home but maybe a month! Please advise as these issues were unknown to me and realtor not responding.

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I bought my house back in December. The house was inspected

I bought my house back in December. The house was inspected before the purchase was completed. My wife and I were told that the house passed inspection so we continued with the purchase. Since that time we have had to replace the entire kitchen due to rot and mold. All the plumbing has to be replaced, I have to replace the roof and now all the ducts have to be replaced and both the furnace and the A/C condenser needs to be cleaned before the a/c tech can troubleshoot the system.Is there anything I can do. None of these problems were disclosed during escrow.ThanksScott Dixon

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My condo in perdido key Florida had a leak come from above

My condo in perdido key Florida had a leak come from above the ceiling of my condo over the light above my shower. It took a year to get management to take the issue s serious. Thy finally came and cut into the Sheetrock to get to common ar a plumbing and gave me several version BD of what was wrong with plumbing, got a plumber out to supposedly fix a leak of what they called normal wear and tare of pvc that went from being cracked pvc to a gasket leak that began to show up when building was 8 years old. Assoc management company says they will replace the Sheetrock but not the popcorn texture or the paint. This was an association issue and not plumbing to my unit!JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I have been emailing management and copies association president trying to reason with them. This is not about money for me as we aren't looking at about $200. The association spends $1000's to satisfy renters in the unit with unnecessary expenditures and not fix my ceiling and try to give me lame excuses.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: We do not rent our condoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Florida

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We recently moved into a rental property on 3/16. The day we

We recently moved into a rental property on 3/16. The day we moved in we noticed there was no refrigerator, as was agreed upon in the lease, and the water hook up had flooded the kitchen and the valve was broken so it could not be turned off. We cleaned up the water and let the hose drain into a garbage can. The agent let us know that a plumber would be coming to fix something with the garbage disposal. He came on 3 days after we moved in and noted significant water damage under the kitchen sink, the reverse osmosis was leaking and not hooked up, the tank was sitting in a pool of standing water, the faucet was leaking all over the kitchen count from the top side, and he said the refrigerator water hook up was hooked up to hot water which is not how it was supposed to be, especially for water and ice through the refrigerator. He was able to turn the water off so it was no longer leaking and then said he needed to call the owner to determine what to do next. A day later, a carpet area into one of our sons bedrooms became completely saturated with water and the room began to smell very strongly of mildew. This room shares a common wall with the kitchen and the refrigerator backs up to it. I was able to dry the area and get rid of the smell with home remedies but we were concerned about the water damage and potential mold growth. We did not hear anything again until a new plumber contacted us a week later asking for pictures of under the sink so he knew what he would be dealing with, which we complied. The new plumber did not come out for another 5 days. He came out, did not do anything and then left. After another 6 days, I asked the agent what was going on, and she told me the plumber would be coming back the following day. He came back, and again did nothing to fix the problem. He did turn on the water to the second shower head in the master bathroom that had also not been working which then continued to pour out water for the entire night, even after my husband requested he just turn it back off after seeing that it was malfunctioning. I notified the agent that these things needed to be addressed asap and that due to the prolonged moisture exposure and standing water that we would like to have a mold inspection. The mold inspector came out the following day and just inspected our sons room, noted a water line which led to where the wet spot was but said there was no visible signs of mold growth at the time. She also looked below the kitchen sink and expressed her concerns to the homeowner. She asked if he would like her to collect samples for culture and if he wanted her to check the air quality which he declined and she left. The plumber returned the following day in the afternoon after the mold inspector to replace the faucet, which he did but it is not turning on properly. He cleaned up the standing water and scraped away any superficial evidence of mold growth or potential mold growth under the sink and turned off the master shower head that was leaking. The reverse osmosis was left unconnected and the refrigerator water hookup was untouched. I requested he report from the mold inspector after the agent assured me that the samples were collected by the mold inspector. I also forwarded her pictures of the damp baseboard under the kitchen sink. She stated she could assure me that there was no mold growth(which no one could tell from the pictures) and that they were waiting for the final report from the mold inspector from the samples that were taken. However, my husband was home during the mold inspection and knows for a fact that samples were not taken. I emailed the agent today, requesting the report from the mold inspector and several other plumbing issues that were still unresolved. I also requested that an air quality check be done. The agent responded by yelling at me via email, stating that the mold inspector confirmed that there is NO mold growth and that she and the owner are getting tired of our harassments. She said the previous tenants were nothing like us and never had any complaints with 4 healthy and happy children living here. She said "So we are honestly sick of the harassments and we will be more than happy to cancel the lease if things keep going this way." Obviously there is more to this than I can put in this box. Please help!!

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I have a tenant on a term lease. The tenant was recently

I have a tenant on a long term lease. The tenant was recently evicted by the former landlord for non-payment. We found this out later. We recently remodeled this house to a point of full restoration. Unfortunately, the sewer backed up twice into the basement. Her damaged goods were covered by her own renter's policy. On both occasions we employed a remediation company to clean up. Rent is due and she is claiming the house is unsanitary and she shouldn't be living here. she is claiming mice are in her cupboards and eating all her family's food. I immediately called the exterminator, only to be told she has canceled the last 2 appts. I attempted to accommodate her claims of damage by offering half months' rent for 2 constitute months. She continues her rant and no rent payment. Here's what I would like to do: Notify her that i am canceling her long term lease and put her on a month to month until I can evict. File a complaint for nonpayment. I would like an opinion from a real estate lawyer familiar with these issues.

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