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Second opinion] Can a landlord charge a single person the

Second opinion] Can a landlord charge a single person the same amount for water, sewage and trash as a 4 person household?

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Barrister

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Can a landlord charge a single person the same amount for

Can a landlord charge a single person the same amount for water, sewage and trash as a 4 person household?

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Lucy, Esq.

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My master bathroom was flooded on Dec. 14, 2016 and the

My master bathroom was flooded on Dec. 14, 2016 and the water went to the master bedroom. The cause of the problem was the sewage pipe was clogged up by roots.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Garden grove, California. Anyway the insurance adjuster came by and gave me an estimate of $24k to replace the flooring and the wall. The insurance company sent the check to me and the mortgage company. Now the mortgage company wants me to endorse the check, insurance company co. adjuster's worksheet, signed contract proposal, contractor's waiver of lien and their inspector needed to verify the repair. My question to you is is this all legal? The check was on my name and the mortgage company. The mortgage company will deposit the check into an account and they will issue a check made payable to me and the contractor. What if the repair was less than $24k, do they keep the balance?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I just sent the check last Monday and they have it now. The paperwork from the mortgage company to be filled out just came in the mail today.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that's it.

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Barrister

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Need some legal advice we live in a mobile home park that

need some legal advice we live in a mobile home park that falls under condo asst. rules it also allows us to park our camper they changed the setback rules back in 2010 now they made me move my camper to another park of my property the original site has all the camper hookups water elect and sewage i now have nonethey are doing this all over the parkall work on the property has to have be approved by the association. it may have been 15 years or longer the improvements where madethis is the statement of the 2010 changesWith the adoption and recording of these article "j" rules they become the documents that will be enforced from this day forward. Any pre existing non conforming conditions existing as of January 1 2010 shall be deemed existing until such time as any alteration that includes any portion of this condition is requested or made. for the alteration to be allowed it must provide for the total pre existing non conforming condition to be brought into compliance with current j rules.past pre existing non conforming condition may not be used as justification to violate or misinterpret the most current j rules that have been adopted by the unit owners and are the documents of record at pasco countythe site was conforming to the rules until 2010JA: 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: no just harrassmentJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: my name is ***** ***** 71 years old on fixed income

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We used a local very well known plumbing company (reside in

We used a local very well known plumbing company (reside in PA) in September to replace our sewage lines in, and also out of our house. We paid almost $18,000, and twice now we've have water come into our basement after bad rain/snow. The second time was a couple weeks ago, and we had standing water throughout the entire basement. Their own technician said it was like a faucet he couldn't turn off. They sent us a check for $350 the first time to cover the costs of replacing the area rug that was ruined. This time however all carpeting was ripped out, and all paneling. In addition, my husband lost 2 days of work trying to keep up with the water coming in. They feel it's now fixed, but we don't believe that to be true. They called and offered us $500 for this second water breach, and I told them it wasn't enough. What recourse do we have?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing I can think of.

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I am a landlord with a “LEASE AGREEMENT WITH OPTION TO

I am a landlord with a “LEASE AGREEMENT WITH OPTION TO PURCHASE” contract in Pennsylvania. Effective 7/1/16.It has a clause that tenant is responsible for any repairs and maintenance. The tenant asked for this clause because I didn't want to rent the house and while she was waiting for half of her Ex-husbands 401K for the down payment, she could only afford $500 rent payments (The house would normally rent for $1,000).After she was there about 3 weeks, she clogged the upstairs toilet. Tenant says she tried to unclog it but did not have the money for a plumber and claimed it was a preexisting corroded broken pipe. Being a nice guy, I thought maybe $100 to clear the clog, just to prove it wasn't a broken pipe. I called in a plumber. The result was a $427 bill and the plumber said it was caused by her cloth wipes getting caught on mineral deposits within the pipes. Almost 2 weeks later, she emailed me that the sewer system backed up and raw sewer was coming out of the floor drains and collecting in the basement. She insisted I fix it, put them in a hotel and clean up the raw sewer as it was a preexisting condition. She even called the city code enforcer on me. She continued staying there and using the facilities and dumping more sewage into the basements, even though the plumbers advised them not to stay there. Eight days, 2 plumbers and $4,500 later, they had not found any broken pipes, just some tree roots. The plumber shoveled up the sewage solids in part of the basement and said it still needed to be totally sanitized. I still don't know if they cleaned up the basement.A clause in the contract specifies that the tenant is to maintain renters insurance which would cover any loss to their property and pay for hotel and food expenses.Another clause states that the tenant is to keep the place clean and sanitizedRegarding rent: She hasn't paid Sept.'s rent; other months have always been after the 20th of the month. She refuses to pay the $25 late fee as stated in the contract.Regarding utilities; she never had the utilities put in her name because of the $75 fee and she is 2 months behind in reimbursing me for them.Questions:1. Do I still have to sell her the house at the price in the contract?2. Her November's money order (received 11/25) had “Payment for” Mortgage. Can I cash it?3. Can she sue me?4. Can I evict her and if so, what can I include in the “Letter to evict” that I need to post on her door, per Magistrate.A. September's rent?B. Late payment fees?C. December's rent? after what dateD. Late utilities?E. First plumber invoice for $427?F. Second plumber invoice for $4,500?G. Cleaning and sanitizing basement?H. My ruined rug in basement?

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INFOLAWYER

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Robertson county Springfield,TN I have an easement question

Robertson county Springfield,TN I have an easement question about ingress, egress. Has there been a Supreme Court ruling that states as long as there is 14 feet right away for a driveway the owner of the property can have a structure on the easement? If so How do I get a copy of that ruling?

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AttyHeather

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Our condo unit and two others had a sewage back up last

Our condo unit and two others had a sewage back up last November. The three units ended up paying for the $10,000 deductible. The association said roots caused the problem. The issue was not fixed. The sewage backed up again this past August or September. We have not had a renter in the condo since the end of June so nothing was contributed from our unit.Again, the problem being the same roots as before only a little larger with growth. We had to buy new carpet in addition to another payment to the association. We are now being asked to pay another $3000+ for this second episode. The association did offer to pay our insurance deductible which is $500. Hmmm... My question is: why do we have to pay when the association did not fix the initial problem the first time this happened? Why doesn't the entire complex building have to contribute since it everyone's waste? We are paying for at least 20 units who are using this sewage system. Thank you and I look forward to your response. Allyson

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Damien Bosco

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My husband and i are currently in italy due to military

hello pearl my name is ***** ***** husband and i are currently in italy due to military orders. our house is in navarre fl with my sister in law living in it under contractJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: i recently found out that since it is a long term lease (exp 2019) it had to be notarized. since it was not notarized or witnessed, it is now void since a yr has passed. is this correct?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no i am not a realtor so we didnt think we had toJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: in the contract it states that she is responsible for all repairs including plumbing. she had broke the sewage pump and i had to replace it because she refused to do it out of her pocket. does that also mean that she has voided the contract?

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