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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 live in a house that is on commercial property. It has

I live in a house that is on commercial property. It has been divided into two apartments and I rent one and my neighbor lives in the other with three children, ages 6, 10, and 13. The landlord we have a lease with is in a legal dispute with the owner financed property owner. In January our landlord stopped paying on the land while still taking our rent. He never spoke to us about this or the fact that he was planning on filing a lawsuit and giving up the property. He continued to take our rent and in March the property owner handed us eviction notices. There is a case in court over the contract on who is the rightful property owner. They are both trying to evict us because we stopped paying rent when we found out he stopped paying on the property. We have been placing rent in an account each month but we have been doing all of the maintenance on the property. My neighbor has no access to her fuse box and the electric is not wired properly and she is losing electric in more and more areas of her home and no one will fix it. Now we have no hot water. She has children and when we notified the lease landlord he responded by having someone serve us eviction papers. We need helpJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MissouriJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: case net 17BB - CC00012

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We are looking to buy a single family home in Florida that

Hi. We are looking to buy a single family home in Florida that has an HOA and a broker we spoke with told us that my finance can be denied living there (even if not on the mortgage) because he had a DUI's from 8 years ago. Is that correct?

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Brand New Roof blew off during wind storm,after only 30-90

Brand New Roof blew off during wind storm,after only 30-90 days of being installed, roofer won't fix, says call my homeowner's insurance, I now have a 10 year mortgage on house from roofJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: My homeowner's insurance gave me a check, but not enough to replace the roof,roofers insurance said they are not covering this eitherJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes,it was part of a community low income service, where I pd 40% and mortgage for 10 years

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I had a leased appartment under me and my wife's name, I

I had a leased appartment under me and my wife's name, I wanted to help out my wife's friends so we let them stay there temporarily since we were moving out, the lease is supposed to end by june and they were supposed to leave by the end of may yet they kept staying, didnt pay June and they didnt want to leave!I called the police and said its a civil matter! i figured i can go ahead and just change the locks! I did that and stayed inside, they called the police but i didnt open, probably the police told them the same thing! What is my situation and am i liable for anything? Knowing that they have no proof that they pay anything and their name isnt on the lease, but the utility bills they changed it under their name without me knowing! And they have stuff inside! I am in Wisconsin

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As a Trustee in DC, I am putting the Trust property in the

As a Trustee in Washington DC, I am putting the Trust property in the market. Currently, the renters will end their lease, but are interested in purchasing the property. The trust lawyer advised to find out about Token Offer, as the property is going to be sold and the renters have to make an offer to purchase the property, within a certain time frame. Is there something like a Token Offer? Out lawyer does not deal with Real Estate, so she is not sure about it either.

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Currently in a month to month lease (60 day notice required)

Currently in a month to month lease (60 day notice required) in Georgia. Discovery of dead animal (Rats) in walls in apartment via horrible smell. Management responded but could not found source and now smell is getting worse and spreading - 7 days since compliant. Currently cannot use bathroom whatsoever due to smell. Management denied request to be released from lease on August 1 (35 day notice and would pay through 35 days). No further accommodations or concessions offered by management. Seeking recommendations on what to do next?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No legal paperwork has been filed. All interaction with management has been documented via email and times/dates of phone call contactsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you

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I am filling out a quitclaim deed and wondering about the $$

I am filling out a quitclaim deed and wondering about the $$ amount section? Does this make the property 50/50 in case of separation?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No Another friend who is an attorney in Idaho said I can do a split like 25/75 share but can't see that here in CO. Would a $$ amount be the same as the %JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just if there is no amount stated, does that mean it's 50/50 if say someone leaves, needs to be bought out etc?

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I need to know if I have to vacate my house on June 30th. I

I need to know if I have to vacate my house on June 30th. I have signed a paper to pay the mtg. until June 30 and pay the landlord for back payments.I have done these things and can't find a place to live, I am 81 years old.

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