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We have an Avocado tree which grows four feet from the

We have an Avocado tree which grows four feet from the property line. (planted before the land was subdivided 20 years ago) In the past years it has grown over into our neighbor's yard with most of the branches being twenty feet up and fifteen feet over the fence. Our new neighbors decided to strip the tree of avocados up as high as they could reach before they were even completely ready to harvest. They got nearly 50% of the crop without even a “may I” or “thank you” and we're talking about $3 to $4 each at a Farmer Market since you can't get these in a store.Sharing is not a problem but he isn't sharing with me and I'm doing all the work. Can I tell him to keep his hands off?

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Loren

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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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Phillips Esq.

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My son slid off in our car on a icy road and cause damaged a

my son slid off in our car on a icy road and cause damaged a small log fence that is only 6 ft of the road and the easement. the utility marker in inside his fence and his lot line is about 20 ft from the road, we got about 1000 dollar damage from sliding into and up on top of these logs, my son got a ticket the included property damage on it, what are your thoughts please, and what would be the fee to research this further, to give us the right documentation to fight this if we have a chance?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Real Estate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: rest, amount might be?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Wisconsin town of wescottJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no just a ticket and wondering if I should talk to the owner of the fence to come to a arrangement , if we are liableJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: this is a empty lot and the fence is damage in at least two other places and has not been repaired

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Thelawman2

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I am having an easement dispute with my neighbor behind me.

Hello. I am having an easement dispute with my neighbor behind me. There is no easement on my deed. She has a permanent easement on her deed that is not the one being disputed. Does she have any legal right to have 2 easements?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TennesseeJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We just bought our property on August 30, 2016. There was a previous case she filed against the home builders that I was unaware of. I did not find out until December that there was an issue.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She pulled a gun on my neighbor who was on my property and the surveyors as well.

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Gerald-Esquire

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We have a pair of Live Oaks who's branches hang over into

We have a pair of Live Oaks who's branches hang over into the neighbors yard. They complain that the acorns and leaves foul their pool. The trees have been in place for approximately 30 + years and the neighbors bought their house approximately 9 to 10 years ago. The pool is probably 25+ years old. The neighbor and I have consulted with an Arborist who feels the tree can be cut back, but If that happens I want it to be pruned to standard pruning procedures. The Arborists estimate for the pruning is $875.00 dollar which my neighbor is demanding that I pay. My understanding is that the cost of pruning branches hanging over their property is their responsibility. Am I correct?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Pinellas County, city of Largo Florida 33771JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: For what?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that covers it. In addition should the neighbor go ahead with pruning and it unbalances the tree or causes it to die, what then? I guess that is all.

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Loren

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I just build a fence along a state highway and moved it back

I just build a fence along a state highway and moved it back about 10 feet from the previous right-of-way fence. Does that 10 feet of property now become state property?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Along Highway 48 in Oklahoma.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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Roger

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A builder constructing on a lot beside us has told us he is

A builder constructing on a lot beside us has told us he is going to connect to my water and sewer lateral instead of connecting to the one provided for that lot due to it is easier and less costly for him. My concern is I'm responsible for the line for maintenance, repairs and replacement to the street as once it crosses the property line from the street I own it.

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Irwin Law

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Is there a charge for this service? how much is the cost

is there a charge for this service?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Real Estate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: how much is the cost once the answer is given?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: do you have a lawyer that knows HOA law? property law associated with HOA's?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: California, marin countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: its about the flow of whater from HOA property into my PUD patio

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I want to cut limbs from a tree hanging over onto my

I want to cut limbs from a tree hanging over onto my property. What are my rights regarding trees extending over onto my property from a neighbor's property, which puts my property in danger?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MississippiJA: 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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Loren

Juris Doctor

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