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In september of last year our plaza had a new landlord take
In september of last year our plaza had a new landlord take over. The landlords name and address was never given to any tenant even if they asked, everything had to go through our property manager. Our lease ended January 1st and at that time we asked for a new lease. About a few months ago they brought plumbers by to check the plumbing of each unit and they found that we needed a new water heater. We paid them the amount the plumber quoted them and they cashed our check and never replaced the water heater. We then asked for the money back saying that we would just fix it ourselves. The property manager said he would ask the landlord and we never heard any straight forward answer back. On the 18th of June they asked us to vacate our space by the end of the month. I asked for the money for the water heater again and they only want to give us half of it back. I want all the money back and I thnk ethically they were in the wrong because I believe that they knew they wanted us to leave and didn't want us to sign a new lease for 6 months now and they didn't tell me so I could be ready to leave when they asked. I also believe they should give me all of the money for the water heater back since they never fixed it and now they want me out. Am I in the right or wrong about this and is there anything I can do to get my money back.
Purchased a house As-Is with the understanding that all the
Purchased a house As-Is with the understanding that all the work was licenced and permitted and that all warranties would be transferred to the buyer. We have since had several issues that would have been covered by licensed work, issues with some plumbing and another with the roof. The roof is the one we are having issues with. The roof was done by a non-licensed and bonded person, so it could not have been permitted even though that was explicit in the sale. The roofer lost his license in January of 2015 and completed the work in May of 2015, he now is no longer at the number of the warranty issued. I have contacted other roofers and they told me it is a simple fix (roof is leaking in and destroying the dry wall. minor damage right now but we are entering into massive rain season so leaving it could lead to significant damage) one told me they would do the repair for free (but that would violate the warranty). I've contacted the ROC in Arizona and they told me to fill out a form of which I have some in the info but not all of it and the seller and my agent aren't returning my calls or e-mails.What do I do? Simple answer is just have the roofer fix it for free and repair the minor damage and I'm out a few hundred in repairs and in turn have a void rood warranty which would cost 11k to replace.
We reside in Georgia, USA. We are selling our house and
Hello, we reside in Georgia, USA. We are selling our house and received an offer from a buyer. One of the Special Stipulations we received from that buyer is the following, "Seller warrants that all appliances remaining with the Property and all portions of the heating and air conditioning, plumbing, irrigation, if any, and electrical systems will be in good working order and repair as of the date of closing".We understand buyer's intent and we are running our own inspection this week in order to repair any unknown areas. Our question is this. (1) What would be a legal risk, if any, if we accept the above clause as is ? (2) Would you be able to produce a clean legal language that is more appropriate and specific for our Counter Offer ? We would like to deliver our house in a good working order to the buyer but we are being cautious with the scope of legal language.Thank you !Brian
My condo was totally destroyed by a fire that resulted from
My condo was totally destroyed by a fire that resulted from a lamp that shorted out. The Associations master policy covered the rebuilding of the unit and included the replacement of HVAC, all kitchen cabinets, counter tops, counters, bathroom fixtures, mirrors, lighting fixtures through out the unit, doors, all plumbing fixtures, carpeted stairway and ceramic tiled floor in bathrooms and kitchen. However, they refused to pay for flooring other than the ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The unit i purchased new came with wall to wall carpet in the other areas. I had taken out the carpet and replaced it with hardwood flooring. The management company told me at first that the association had passed a bylaw prohibiting hard wood floors being installed in all "B" units. I have a B unit. However, I checked the recorded dec and bylaws. No such limitation existed. Then I was told that the master policy didn't cover " betterments" installed by the unit owner. However, I installed "granite counter tops which were originally were laminated. They replaced the granite counter tops that i had installed. but would not give me credit for carpet or the hardwood flooring which i had to pay for. the dec. says nothing about "improvements and betterments"I had to lay out over $13000 for flooring. do i have a case against the Association or the ins. co.
I received a certified letter from my HOA in Florida that I
I received a certified letter from my HOA in Florida that I was being assessed $1000 because my front yard was not covered by grass or other flora approved by the association. I am disabled and have not left my house other than by ambulance in almost 2 years. I have hired individuals to assist with my yard, but apparently it isn't sufficient. I also had a plumbing issue that required the plumber to dig along side my drive to remove roots and clear blockage. I am on medicaid and a very limited budget. I do not have the $1000 but will work to hire someone else to complete/correct the work on the lawn to meet their requirements. Is there anything I can do to not pay the fine? What are my next steps?
I have rented my townhouse years , the house foundation
I have rented my townhouse for 7 years , the house foundation dropped, after years of telling them there was a problem,they had it lifted which caused major problems,also advised them worried about mold, which they dismissed, they sent a contractor out yesterday to start minor repairs, showed him the mold, he found in the attic the air conditioner was hooked up right, water has been running into the walls for 6 yrs. He stated he couldn't do the repairs, it was to big for him, left.
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Seven siblings own their deceased mother's house in central
Seven siblings own their deceased mother's house in central Florida. The house was gutted by vandals but one sibling has moved in with his wife and child. He is working to restore the house to liveable state. Nobody wants to pay taxes on the house. Instead of losing it, or having it condemned for lack of plumbing, electrical ( only 2 working outlets at this point), he wants to bring the house back to its former glory...My question is, if all his siblings would agree to quit claim the house, would a home inspection be necessary as it would be titled in his name only? Object is to avoid unecessary regulatory intervention until the house is finished with new drywall and plumbing, etc.Thank you for considering this question. Best wishes to you!
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The city of Huntington Beach sent an invoice to me civilView more real estate law questions
The city of Huntington Beach sent an invoice to me for a civil citation. About 2 1/2 years ago I purchased a toilet and vanity to replace them in one of my bathrooms. I called the city before I had it installed and asked if I needed a permit. They said if you are just replacing and not putting in any new plumbing lines I would do not need a permit.The next week I had my garage door open and the city inspector went by and saw the toilet box and vanity box in my garage. They had not yet been installed. He went into my garage and took pictures ( to me that is trespassing). I have a witness that saw this.He later came to my house and told me that he wanted to see what I was doing to my bathroom. I told him I was replacing a toilet and vanity and that he could not come into my house.Now (2 1/2 years later) I get this invoice for $285 that I have 30 days to pay.What recourse to I have?