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We are tenants in a commercial building. We host weekly

We are tenants in a commercial building. We host weekly events after normal business hours, we had a portable AC unit the building said we could have and it was porting the hot air into the hallway. The building was aware we host weekly events after hours when we signed the lease. Our neighbor didn't like the level of noise or the heat. And came and kicked our AC unit in and was yelling profanity. It scared our guests, and one of our people walked into the hall and asked "whats the problem" and he proceeded to yell and curse. He eventually pushed one of our people in the hall, and our individual pushed back to get him off. The situation escalated physically but did not come to a fist fight, we got the building security guard and the situation ghbnjmkl;' descalted.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we spoke with the building manager, and agreed to try and keep our volume down during our events, but are frustrated because we should have freedom to conduct our business and since it after hours. I am wondering what our options are ... the neighbor next door is a law firm.

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It is not real estate. it is eviction, and dismissal of a

Hi, it is not real estate. it is eviction, and dismissal of a case... can you help me with that?JA: 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: yes. there has been a case already dismissed by the plaintiff and now there is another one being send to trialJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I guess the rest is with both of us. thank you

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I am a realtor trying to help my parents sell a property in

Hi, I am a realtor trying to help my parents sell a property in Washington State they brought in 1985. They had a real estate contract written up by the sellers attorney, They took out a personal bank loan to pay for the property but have never received a deed/fulfillment deed. They previous seller is now deceased (2003). And apparently the law firm no longer in exists. The loan was paid in full, buyers don't have payment records back that far they only retain 7 years. What could you suggest to clear title and have the now deceased sellers name removed from title, we find no heirs alive. The owner's since 1985 are currently trying to sell this property. Thank you.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WashingtonJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no, not as of yet. Not sure what paperwork would be required.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: have a buyer just trying to clear this up so we can close., Of course, time is of the essence and cost a concern

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Real estate question. My son and daughter in law are living

Real estate question. My son and daughter in law are living in our house in Florida they want to purchase the house. We still owe 190,000 and is mortgaged with chase. I have heard I can add them to the deed perhaps quit claim deed? And then they can refinance and keep the existing tax bill? In trying to help them and they are preapproved for 300,000 what the house is worth and we will minus 6 percent since their will be no realtor fees. Is this possible and what fees should we pay for?

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I am in Florida and I received a letter of intent to place a

Hi, I am in Florida and I received a letter of intent to place a lien today. My HOA dues are two weeks late and the attorney is charging 200. Is this reasonable?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am a Realtor and I've never experienced anything like this...

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I have a house for sale by owner. A Broker approached me for

I have a house for sale by owner. A Broker approached me for a one-party listing to which I agreed. She brought by a husband and wife who made an offer which I accepted. They put earnest money with a title company in the amount of $500. They had mechanical inspections, bug inspections and radon inspections done which were all satisfactory. There were no contingencies on the sale. Their financing was all in place. Now, several days later they are showing concern about the foundation on one side of the house. I relayed through the realtor that I had already spent more on rehabbing this house than the purchase offer I had accepted. I had discussed previously with the realtor that the house is to be purchased "AS IS" to which she agree. The Realtor said that her clients have decided to look further for another house to purchase. My question is "What happens to the $500 earnest money"? The Realtor want me to sign a Mutual Withdraw Statement breaking the Buy/Sell agreement and gives the $500 earnest back to the purchasers. Am I entitled to the earnest money or can the purchasers expect to get it back? I have taken the house off the market for 2 weeks throughout this period, removing my FSBO signs and stopping all newspaper advertising. Thank you for whatever information you can provide.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I as the seller signed acceptance of their offer (which they had signed) and the buyer signed acceptance that I had accepted their offer.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to know what is the common practice of disbursement of the earnest money in cases such as this.

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I rent an apartment in san francisco - i'm interested in

i rent an apartment in san francisco - i'm interested in renting out part of my apartment to someone else while i'm away for 3 months - it seems very problematic, but i'd like to find a lawyer I could reasonably consult. It seems of course most lawyers would more specialize in helping landords or tenants, not 'master tenants' - how to find help?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: San Francisco is in CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: it is in a rent controlled building

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At the time of my closing, 5 years ago, I found out a

At the time of my closing, 5 years ago, I found out a neighbors drive way was on my property. Not on the title search. I met with neighbor and in good faith told him at time of his sale of property an easement will need to be recorded.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes . I told the Boker that I wanted an easement. They went to closing with no easement.

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I have a contract that has been signed by two of four owners

i have a contract that has been signed by two of four owners with the intent of listing my late father's house after we complete some repair work that the house really needs. I own the house with my two brothers and my wife is treated as an owner due to her marriage to me. The beginning and end dates for the term of the contract have not been filled in due to the uncertainty of when we could complete the work on the house.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Where this gets complicated is that a couple approached my brother who lives in the town where the house is located (Lee's Summit, Missouri) and are willing to give us an offer on the house. They want to deal with us as a for sale by owner so they can avoid realtor commissions. Is the partially signed contract enforceable by the realtor? None of us has power of attorney over the overs and the realtor is fully aware that there are four owners.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What paperwork would that be?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The contract has not been signed by my wife or my brother who was approached.

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