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The condo building I live in has two units renovated without

For Massachusetts lawyers only:<br /><br />The condo building I live in has two units renovated without any permits. They were amateur, do-it-yourself make-overs without any condo association supervison or oversight. i don't know what was done in the units. These two units have since been "sold" into trusts.<br /><br /> As an owner in the building:<br /> -what risks do I have?<br /> -what can I do to protect myself?<br /><br /> If I were a condo trustee: <br />-what risks do I have? <br />-what should I do to protect the condo association?

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I am in the process of buying a house and a few days ago it

I am in the process of buying a house and a few days ago it was discovered that the owner filed bankruptcy a few years ago. The house was a rental property. Is it possible to keep a rental prop when you go through bankruptcy? The agents are saying this can be cleared up in a few days and they want me to take possession prior to the closing. What if the closing has to be put off for months.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MNJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I just got the notice that they want to postpone the closing tonight., it was scheduled for sept 2, now they want to do it sept 6thJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no i think that is about it.

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I recieved a summons on the 21th of August 2016.The summons

HelloMy name is ***** ***** a summons on the 21th of August 2016.The summons is about evicted me and my parents.I didn't paid my rent this month on time, because I left to Samoa for my brother was in critical condition, so got back on the 22nd of this month, so the next day I went and paid the rent. The other things my brothers and his kids are here for our reunion so they stay with me so they are going back home the end of the month. What should I do?

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We have a contract to sell our home. we are in the due

we have a contract to sell our home. we are in the due diligence period (ending Sept 9th). The potential buyers want to build a shed on the property and are, now, stating that we will have to accept a lower offer than they made (Written) or they will not go forward to closing. Isn't this voiding the original contract? We don't like blackmail. I realize that they can back out of the contract during this period. But can they keep us in a "limbo area" until they decide in the next 40+ days until closing? We have our own plans to make. WE have never had this happen to us before.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NCJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NOJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Have they, in essence, voided the contract by adding this new offer?

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I feel very strongly that I am being retaliated against and

I feel very strongly that I am being retaliated against and now essentially blackmailed by my current property management company. I have a ton of property management experience and did not mention (sadly until I had to) to our current landlord once they began neglecting repairs on our property. I ultimately took my issues to their corporate office and complained and I believe the property manager did get written up as the vice president of the property management company flew down to meet with her as a result of issues that I brought to his attention. Now several months later, simultaneously my lease expires in 60 days and we had almost NO water pressure through out our unit, a very bad water leak in our ceiling, and discovered our dryer vent was disconnected and ventilating into our attic and not outside (which of course is a massive fire hazard). I have 5 kids so not have water pressure is a major problem. I placed a maintenance request online through the system they have last Monday (8/16) and received no response. I followed up with a second one 24 hours later when the leak in the ceiling became worse on 8/17 (again only submitted once only - no phone calls of harassment). Waited 48 hours, and on Thursday evening (8/19) we had almost no water pressure and could not even run a bath for our kids and barely flush the toilet. We still had not heard anything from management about any repairs, so I submitted a 3rd complaint online and then ended up calling the emergency line when around 8:00 pm when we attempted to give our kids a bath and couldn't even fill the tub half way. I waited 30 minutes and received no phone call back, so I submitted an email with pictures to the corporate office and advised them that we had followed protocol all week and had not received a response and that if someone did not respond tonight that we would repair and deduct, call code compliance, the news and our local JP court. We also advised them that we were not behind on rent and in fact had never paid even a day late in our 13 months of tenancy to date. Approximately 20 minutes after that email was sent the property manager called me and told me she received the email that I sent to corporate (and I mentioned what about the 3 maintenance requests and emergency call) and she indicated that water pressure was not an emergency issue. I told her when you can't bathe for 4 days or flush toilets to come talk to me about it not being an emergency! She did send maintenance by that evening but he told us he could not doing anything about the water pressure issue until the next day. They did reconnect our dryer vent to ventilate outside and allegedly replaced the valve coming to the building (as apparently we were not the only ones with water pressure issues as per one of the maintenance men advised us) however as of today, we still have a water pressure issue. During all of this, I recieved a non-renewal of my lease agreement from the property manager. Which is ok as we have no intentions of renewing our lease, however, our problem is this...we are building a home and it may not be ready by the time our lease expires. We requested to go month-to-month for a month, no more than 2 as we have a family of 7 so finding temporary housing would not be easy, and our request was denied!!! I then sent a "cease and desist for their retaliatory behavior" based on the complaints that I have made to corporate which I believe is the reason for the non-renewal and for being denied our right to go month to month. I sent a follow up letter telling them I don't want to stay here any more than they want me to be here but displacing a family of 7 is wrong. I respected requested their reconsideration of their decision. We then received a letter today from their lawyer here in Texas (corporate is in Utah, so something tells me corporate may not even know we received this letter) and it basically advised me that we could stay through December IF we keep the agreement confidential, don't post any reviews negative in nature about them online, and basically don't contact them for anything. This to me seems just wrong. I tried calling the lawyer and he was incredibly rude to me. This entire situation just seems insane and I don't know what to do!!!

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I just want to know what I can do now. I rented the

Hi, I just want to know what I can do now. I rented the apartment with 2 of my friends, and one of them invite a friend to our apartment, and his friends smoke outside and we don't know. We have told him this property doesn't allow to smoke. And the property manager wants to sue us because he took the photos of that friend who doesn't live here smoking in the parking lot.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you know who owns the lot?Customer: We are in Iowa state, and the property manager owns the lot.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Our friend is also the friend of another tenant for their property, and he visited both of us that day. But the property manager only said he will sue us.

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The first lien foreclosed on 7/14/2008 while in bankruptcy.

the first lien foreclosed on 7/14/2008 while in bankruptcy. on 2/19/2009 the 1st lien rescinded the deed and modified the homeowners terms.Can the second foreclose now, being that the initial foreclosure extinguished the second and became an unsecured debt? Does the second have any legal right to foreclose?Should we ask the second to provide verification that the debt is still tied to the property?thank you in advance

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I was out of state working and came back to a 24 hour writ

I was out of state working and came back to a 24 hour writ of possession and they are saying I have until 9am to be out. I had someone here in my home and no one ever served us or left anything on the door until today. We paid the rent.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I didnt get the notice until after 4pm when I got home today. I had no idea the eviction was even happening. Nothing has been left on my door.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Its been hard to talk to an attorney because it was after hours Is there anything I can do? Can I file something to stop it? I have the money they are requesting....Not sure what to do, I have 2 small children and nothing packed ready to move

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Re: Real Estate Wholesaling, I want to buy REO's(/Real

Hello,Re: Real Estate Wholesaling,I want to buy REO's(/Real Estate Owned) properties from the bank. Therefore, the assignment of contract is not a consideration. I will purchase the REO outright (using my own money,no financing).This gives me the right to purchase and sell immediately to a cash buyer using a double closing.I think this is O.K.(Legal) in the state of VirginiaEmily

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