Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Plumbing questions

Are you familiar with Florida rental real estate law? Oh, so

Are you familiar with Florida rental real estate law?JA: No. I'm the Real Estate Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: Oh, so whould I enter my question?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My question relates to my liability to refund any portion of rents paid due to loss of a portion of the property (1 bedroom) due to a water leak, especially since I have an indemnification clause in the lease that covers me for Acts of God or circumstances beyond my control. I am trying to "do the right thing" by offering the tenant what I consider to be a reasonable refund, but am concerned I might be further exposing myself as this would be counter to the indemnification provision and might negate it if I was sued in the future.JA: You can process your own refund by going to the Order History page and clicking on the "How do I get a refund" link below the amount paid for your question.Customer: that was not what I requested. You must be an automated response unit? Cab you connect me to an attorney?

Read more

Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

52,306 satisfied customers
How can I sue all the people involved that sold me a home

How can I sue all the people involved that sold me a home with electrical and plumbing defects and some of the appliances were not hooked up? I am a disabled Veteran on oxygen and my wife. Is sick and disabled as well. My main problem is I have a warranty on the house and I was told to wait for a grace of 30 days for it to kick in. Then I called after 30 days and they told me to wait another week. I did that. Then I called them back for them to tell me the problems were preexisting and they couldn't cover it. So my insurance company called and was going to cancel my home insurance because they still haven't received payment from the mortgage company and the mortgage company sold this house to another company a week after I moved in plus didn't pay one of my debts that was listed on my mortgage papers . what can I do? I would appreciate your help. Thank you please contact me at(###) ###-####cell and/or(###) ###-####JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes they have been reportedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No but I need to speak with someone on the phone because I'm not good with computers. My daughter helped me with this complaint

Read more

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

Juris Doctor.

41,550 satisfied customers
I bought a single family resident home in Hemet, ca march

Hi there I bought a single family resident home in Hemet, ca march 2016. 3 weeks after I moved in electricity completely went out, then air/heat, then found out plumbing not connected to city street sewer. I paid all repairs since insurance said each incident not covered. I originally clearly expressed to my real estate agent I was not interested in a fixer upper. I even turned down other cheaper nicer homes due to noted fixer upper issues. This home was labeled Move In Ready with some minor fixes but not labeled Major as I ended up with and non related. I expressed each issue along the way and lastly they sent a letter to selling agent for previous owner to help with expenses since these issues not exposed in inspection at degree of repair needed. Can I sue for reimbursement? if so, who? how? Carmen TellezJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: not yet. I only sent letters to my agent along the way for each incident. I first tried to express to selling agent but her office said that I was to only deal with my agent which I have. But seems like I've been toted along entire way.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes. I finally (after nearly a year of trying to resolve), rec'd a letter from my agent (after I expressed perhaps I should sue the owner/selling agent) copied to selling agent all my concerns as I turned in rejected insurance letters for repairs and my receipts. My agent informed me that seling agent claimed I agreed to a $2,000 credit instead of requested repairs. I countered with the fact that during time of sale of home, I did agree to THOSE particular items listed, but NOT the major issues occurred within 3 weeks after transaction when home already purchased as when I first brought to their attention and all along 2016.

Read more

39,486 satisfied customers
Does water hammering (the loud banging noise water makes as

Does water hammering (the loud banging noise water makes as it moves through the pipes when the water is turned on and hits an air pocket or when there is a bad pressure regulator) count as a violation of providing "habitable space" when the noise is loud enough to be picked up on a cell phone and goes on continuously throughout the day and evening whenever the neighbors turn any water appliance on (I.e. showers, toilets, sinks, dish washers etc)? How about when the longest period of uninterrupted noise lasts for 31 minutes or more? And if you have notified your landlord in person and by email 4 times over a two week period without anyone addressing the issue is that enough reasonable time to make repairs especially under those noise conditions? My mother is also disabled and unfortunately her room is on the other side of the bathroom where the noise is loudest, so it is a quality of life issue as well that is not being addressed by my landlord, who my understanding is legally obligated to provide 100% fully functioning plumbing especially after being notified about an issue. Thank you.

Read more

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

115,378 satisfied customers
I live in a condo in CA. The HOA is refusing to repair cable

i live in a condo in CA. The HOA is refusing to repair cable wiring to my unit, saying that I have other options (e.g. DSL) for TV and internet. I say that this substantially decreases the resale value of my unit, as buyers would hesitate to buy a unit in which they know that cable service is not available. Can the HOA do this?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

Read more

LawTalk

Attorney at Law

Juris Doctor

36,432 satisfied customers
Is there a statutory amount a residential tenant must be

Is there a statutory amount a residential tenant must be paid to relocate when the building is sold? The rental unit was taken by the tenant without a toilet and sink (plumbing remains in the floor but fixtures were pulled out prior to rental) and the tenant preferred it that way, claiming that if landlord Ronald replaced the fixtures he would move. He payed $550 and then $600 per month for 5 years now. The tenant has been ideal all this time.The buyer of this property insists that the unit must be empty before escrow closes. He won't deal with an eviction but makes it Ronald's and my full responsibility.We are trying to help tenant to relocate and the realtor is helping as well. But the tenant tells us he won't move east of the 405 freeway for health reasons. He's looking for a $700 room. We don't want to post an eviction to his record and have given him a 60 day notice to vacate.We have offered, and he has asked for an equivalent of last month rent from us. Other dollar figures have come up in discussions like $ 5,000, $14,000 or just "cash for keys". How do all needs get satisfied here? No one wants to "evict" this tenant.

Read more

Ray

Lawyer

Doctoral Degree

41,504 satisfied customers
I have a question concerning plumbing and water backing up

Hi, I have a question concerning plumbing and water backing up in an apartment. The apartment had no been lived in since October of 2016, however we checked on it at least monthly. We noticed a couple of inches standing water in the bath tub and it had been almost full but drained down on February 19 and notified the management company on the 21st. No damage other than a dirty tub at this point. The management company went in to check on the apartment for a possible showing today, lease is up the end of this month, and the floor was flooded from the bath tub over flowing. No one had showered or bathed in the tub since October and everything was fine. The management company is saying the because is an inside drain it is our responsibility.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: My question is since the management company was notified, wouldn't that place at least some of the liability on them?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Spokane Washington No, no paperwork. We are just trying to figure out how much to fight them.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of.

Read more

legalgems

Juris Doctorate

17,630 satisfied customers
Texas. My daughter recently bought a house and she didn't

Texas. My daughter recently bought a house and she didn't inspected before closing the deal. Now she has a 30 year mortgage for something that doesn't work. She lives there with her children and the entire house is falling apart. The electricity needs to be rewired, plumbing needs to be fix, air conditioner doesn't work, the toilet and bathtub don't drain, roaches infestation, ceiling is falling, the floor, the kitchen cabinets, absolutely everything doesn't work! Not of the above was disclosed by either the previous owner/Realtor. I know my daughter should had paid an inspection before closing the deal but she did not. My grandkids are suffering serious illnesses that started to develop lately and are affecting their immune system. We believe is due to the house deplorable condition. What are her rights?Thank you

Read more

RealEstateAnswer

Juris Doctor

35,010 satisfied customers
Bear with me as I give you some background, Oakland, CA, No,

Hi Pearl! Bear with me as I give you some backgroundJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Oakland, CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We had a massive leak in our rental unit, due to mismanagement of the property (clogged rain gutters which caused over a foot of water to pool on the roof and then spill into the house) OK, thanks

Read more

Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

68,702 satisfied customers
View more real estate law questions
In The News