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Live on a beautiful golf course I purchased 30 years ago.

Live on a beautiful golf course I purchased 30 years ago. About 7 months ago the golf course doing a major water project put a 25 foot pile of dirt immediately behind my fence blocking my view. It is estimated it will be removed in August. The gorgeous view I've had and the lack of any communication from the golf association regarding this matter makes me wonder whether this is legal.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Pasatiempo Golf course in Santa Cruz, California.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: DoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not sure what you mean. No papers signed.

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Is there any legal ramifications for storing a lot of

Is there any legal ramifications for storing a lot of firewood/timber on a residential property? I run a small business on the side, and wonder if I could get into any trouble if arborists were to drop off multiple loads of trees throughout the year.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: I am looking at buying multiple land sites, but for now in Roswell, GA and Riverdale, GA.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: What paperwork are you talking about?

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Our restrictive covenants state that our properties must be

Our restrictive covenants state that our properties must be used entirely for residential purposes...my neighbor has constructed an 8000 square foot building that he is operating his heating and air conditioning business out of...he has told the countyassessor as such...using approximately 1/3 of the building for such....is this allowable under the covenants? The county doesn't seemed to want to get involved....JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No...I don't know where to begin...Our county asttorney says this is a property owner's problem and won't get involvedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My neighbor was presented with the restictive covenants before the project ever started...the covenants were writtn in 1975 there is no owner's association

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Our HOA won't allow us to put a solid fence on our property

Our HOA won't allow us to put a solid fence on our property protecting us from a main highway leading to Mt Baldy. We're selling our home and prospective buyers have commented on the wrought iron fence that is there now. Do we have any legal recourse?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Upland, CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Letters have been filed with the board of the HOAJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It's about the fencing only. And neighbors facing this highway are also willing at our own expense to install the same fencing all across to be uniform. This is ALL on our own expense.

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Roger

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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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I recently purchased a home with deeded access to a lake at

I recently purchased a home with deeded access to a lake at the end of the road. We would like to put in a dock as would a number of others on the road. There is no "association" but there are a number of people on the road who do not want a dock.. Do we have the right to put in a dock if we allow anyone who wants to use it?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: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think this would be enough info...

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My hoa is saying that I have to park our cars in the garage

my hoa is saying that I have to park our cars in the garage and we can not park in our driveway overnight as a member but they do allow guests to park in driveways overnight for up to 14 days. I believe this infringes on our property rights what's ur view ?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: its in covenantsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: but it is unreasonable

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I have a question regarding a property that I am considering

HiJA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: Good morning Pearl, I have a question regarding a property that I am considering buying But this is a special situationJA: Where is the property located?Customer: it is a 7 acre land located in Richmond, TX - Fort Bend countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No. What happens is that this property is being put for auction due to delinquency taxes. So I'm planning to bid; however,JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The owner of the property had sold it cash to another person but there was not paperwork involved, no deed. So, the person who had paid for it never got a title or any document, in a few words he was scamed So, now the country is selling it and I am not sure if I win the bid if I will be liable for the money that this person paid to the owner

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If you buy a property at a county tax sale, can the original

If you buy a property at a county tax sale, can the original owner who has the right of redemption sign a quit claim deed over to a third party and that third party sell the property and then pay you - as the tax sale buyer - from the proceeds of that sale before the redemption period expires, and is it legal to do a real estate closing with the third party buyer (bypassing the original owner with the right of redemption) at the closing? I am the tax sale buyer and have been told that a third party had the owner sign a quit claim deed on a promise of helping her improve her credit score ( no money to her and they have sold the property, had a closing without me, and sent me a check without the original owner ever redeeming it from me.) Is this legal?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia, RomeJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The closing took place on the 29th, while I was out of state, and I was express mailed a personal check from the buyer for the amount of money I paid plus 30% mandated fee. I doubt any paper work has been filed at the court house yet, because at this point I have not yet signed the quit claim deed they are insisting I sign. I have refused to sign anything at this point, and the attorney's office has sent me an email stating that if I do not sign the email I could be in legal trouble. This doesn't sound right to me. I thought only the original owner had the right of redemption and to pay me before she could do anything with the property.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, thanks.

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