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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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We have a home we own in the state of Ohio that we have had

We have a home we own in the state of Ohio that we have had a tenant in for about 9 years. The tenant is cared for through a trust. He has totally distroyed the property to the state that it is almost inhabitable. He is now breaking the lease and moving on. We have tried to collect some money from the trust for repairs and was told by the trust that the tenant has no money and the trust is not responsible. Is this true.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No. Just a letter from the Lawyer that is in control of the trust stating that the tenant would be leaving the property as of April 1, 2017.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We had no notification from the tenant that the items stated in the letter we received were not in working order like furnace, sump pump, window leakage etc.

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I sold a trailer to a buyer in Michigan they turn around

I sold a trailer to a buyer in Michigan they turn around sold it backto the mobile home park the sale was for $9000 I was given $8000 and told once if they had to do anything to improve it would come out of the remaining $1000 but nothing was replaced and I still have notrecieved the remaining balance what do I do?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?Customer: Triailer in Michigan I now live in ft Lauderdale it was 2000JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not as of yet plently of phone calls and emailsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: such as?

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In July 2016 my mother and I did a Quit claim deed for her

In July 2016 my mother and I did a Quit claim deed for her house on the deed it says its a life estate and she can live in the home until she passes away. Can she take me off the deed?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes we did it through a lawyer in July 2016 it was sent to recording and filedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I dont think so i just want to know what my rights are and if she can take me off the deed

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My brother in law added me fraudulently to a house rental

My brother in law added me fraudulently to a house rental lease forging my signatures to qualify due to my good credit and his poor credit. The one year lease ended in 2014 and they re currently month to month. My sister and brother in law are divorcing sister wants to submit 30 day intent to vacate notice and move. Brother claims he will not move and will remain in the home as long as he can while not paying rent. Can brother in law who is not on lease but married to former lessee remain in home and would this damage sister and mine credit scores if he remained?

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Would it be considered discrimination if my HOA changed

Would it be considered discrimination if my HOA changed their bi-laws specifically to outlaw something i was doing on my property that was not against covenants before? If so can i take legal action against them for this. There was no notifocation of any board meetings discussing the matter and no notification of a vote discussing the matterJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: GAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: How so?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We have had citations misquotingnthe covenants against us before on the issue, we responded with a long letter quoting the actual covenants as well as county laws on the matter and now theyve changed the rules without warning or us agreeing to them

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I have a landlord that sent me an eviction notice that said

I have a landlord that sent me an eviction notice that said I need to be out by April 1st and then I just got another letter saying I have to be out by March 19th, is that valid?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: montanaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No the eviction notice is because the landlord wife doesn't like us and just decided they wanted us out.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: they have broke into our house multiple times with no warning and when we are not home plus she has assaulted one of our friends that was here for the day plus my boyfriend who lives with me

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I am preparing my response letter to the "landlord" who is

Hello again!I am preparing my response letter to the "landlord" who is attempting to retain our entire security deposit of $2,000. The lease agreement states "The balance of all deposits shall be refunded within two weeks from date possession is delivered......, together with a statement showing any charges made against such deposit by Owner." they sent an email stating that they are not returning the deposit and they included a spreadsheet of invoices from a lawn care company for bi-weekly visits for the past 9 months (that's a whole separate issue from this question and i'll probably send you another question about that later), totaling $1,440. The email also included a paragraph stating that we forgot to clean out the refrigerator and they had to sort trash from the recycle bin. Otherwise, we deep-cleaned the house before leaving. their closing statement in the email was "due to all the cleaning, the maintenance that we incurred, will require us to retain the deposit of $2,000." My actual question is this: since they only provided a statement for the lawn-related costs at $1,400 and listed no costs for removing food from the fridge and sorting a trash bin and simply said they aren't returning the deposit, aren't they in breach of contract since there is nothing accounting for the remaining $560 of our deposit? Sorry for the novel and thanks in advance!

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I would like to avoid foreclosure on my primary residence. I

I would like to avoid foreclosure on my primary residence. I have a Plaintiffs Notice for Summary Final Judgement scheduled for next Thursday , March 30 . I am currently working with the servicer on a loss mitigation repayment plan . Will the judge consider my situation and give me more time to get through this process ?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Florida. Paperwork has been sent to servicer but could take 2-3 weeks to approve .JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Filed as how and with who ?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is there any chance the judge will consider .

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