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I just refinanced with Sunwest. I made the first payment a

I just refinanced with Sunwest. I made the first payment a month ago. The 2nd statement they're charging me $31 sewage bill plus a $15 special assessment fee. None of these were included in my paperwork, only mortgage, property tax, and homeowners ins. Can they just add these additional fees now that i'm a new customer?

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I own a Condo which is an end unit. The unit is right next

I own a Condo which is an end unit. The unit is right next to the sump pump. On April 19th I noticed an odd smell inside my unit and outside. Smelled like sewage and a very foul odor. I notified the HOA and management company of this on 04/20.It is now 06/8 and the smell is still there and the repairs have not been completed.To my knowledge, the HOA management company sat on this complaint for some time on May 13th, the manager finally spoke with someone after I told her I would call our plumbing company directly if she was not getting anywhere.this is when the estimates and repairs started to take place.Is there some sort of legalities to the HOA management company working to fix a sanitation and heath problem like this? thank you!Suzie

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When we rented a home it had a fridge that we did not need.

When we rented a home it had a fridge that we did not need. The LL gave us verbal permission to use our fridge instead of his. When we removed it he asked us to leave it out front and he would come by an pick it up as he lives 4 door down. I had to leave and asked my daughter to watch the fridge out front and informed her Marty would be picking it up. I also notified Marty via text that the fridge was out front to which he replied he would be right there. As it happens someone else came by and started grabbing the fridge. My daughter approached the man and asked him if he was Marty, to which he replied yes. she then said ok and went back inside. 4 hours later when Marty actually came by he asked about the fridge. My daughter gave him a description of the person the took it and he replied that he thinks he knows who it was. This was three years ago. My lease ended 1 year ago and I have been on a month to month lease since. I heard nothing about this fridge until today as tomorrow is my last day in the house. Am i obligated to replace the fridge when nothing has been said about it for 3 years and nothing mentioning appliances is mentioned in the original lease?JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: MissouriJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No just found out about this an hour agoJA: Is there anything else the Real Estate Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: No have been great lessee, never late on payment and have personally made 10K worth of improvements to the property at my own expense.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Barrister

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Good morning, I bought a house in 2011. On the purchase

Good morning,I bought a house in 2011. On the purchase agreement, the seller did mention the following " have noticed possible back-up smell in basement on few occasion".In 2014, i learnt the seller of the house was suing the first owner for these smell in the basement. So, while the seller has been noticed as possible smell in few occasions to me, he was actually sewing the previous owner for that same exact thing. in 2014, i have been requested to testify in that case as a witness. I testified there was no smell, and an audit from a contractor confirmed there was no issue with the sewage connection.Nevertheless the seller obtained reparation from the first owner on court.Can i pursue the seller for selling me a house he new has defective features without disclosing that he was suing the first owner to his own profit?Thank you

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KimberlyLaw

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Master's Degree

 
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If the home purchase contract allowed to take occupancy

If the home purchase contract allowed for buyer to take occupancy early and the dishwasher breaks 4 days after the buyers move in, but before they close, who is responsible for fixing it?Inspection report has been completed and it stated dishwasher in working order. We have also completed an addendum as a result of the inspection.FROM OFFER:E. EQUIPMENT CONDITION AND INSPECTION: Purchaser agrees to accept the Property at settlement in its physical condition atthe time the Date of Ratification, except as otherwise provided herein. Seller warrants that all appliances, heating and coolingequipment, plumbing systems and electrical systems will be in working order at the time of Settlement or at Purchaser's occupancy,whichever occurs first. Seller agrees to deliver the Property in broom-clean condition and to exercise reasonable and ordinary care inthe maintenance and upkeep of the Property between the date this Agreement is executed by Seller and Settlement or at Purchaser'soccupancy, whichever occurs first. Seller grants to Purchaser or his representatives the right to make a pre-occupancy or presettlementinspection to verify that the condition of the Property conforms to this Agreement and to ensure that repairs, if any, havebeen completed.4. During the period of possession of the Property by Purchaser prior to settlement, Purchaser (a)shall maintain the Property in its present condition, including heating, cooling, electrical, watersupply, sewage, and mechanical systems, and appliances, (b) shall pay utility charges applicableto the Property during the period, and (c) shall not make any alterations to the Property without theadvance written consent of the Seller. Any personal property kept on the Property by Purchasershall be at Purchaser's risk.10. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement is not subject to landlord-tenant law. This Agreementshall not amend or supersede any of the respective rights and obligations of the parties under theAgreement, other than such rights and obligations specifically described in this Agreement.Property is located in Virginia

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Lucy, Esq.

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I recently rented a 'fully renovated' townhouse and five months

I recently rented a 'fully renovated' townhouse and five months later have had nothing but problems - the list goes on and on - from major plumbing issues that resulted in backed up toilets and sewage filling up the tub, in addition to major water leaks that POURED from upstairs onto my couch (twice) barely missing my computer, to flooring that seeps large puddles of glue through the cracks constantly, to rain leaking under the door creating a large puddle inside, etc. They actually asked me to leave for a week so they could get workers in to 'fix' the problems and they didn't cover my stuff - for the THIRD time I had white drywall dust on everything and had to throw away food, clean valuable textiles at my expense that could not be washed. They have not wanted to compensate me in any way, including covering my hotel for the week they asked me to leave. My rent is $990 a month, and after five months, have given me only $500 rent credit for my 'inconvenience'. The expense of moving, plus the disruption of my life and work (I work from home), plus I am a single mom homeschooling my 8 yr old, has resulted in extreme stress and frustration. I asked them if they would just let me out of my lease and they agreed, but acted like they were doing me a favor and said if they did that, there would be no further compensation or rent credit and I would have to pay the full amount next month. I only asked them for 1/2 a month rent credit, plus releasing me from the lease since the place has been uninhabitable for much of the time we have lived here, which I felt was more than fair. I will now have to have further expense and stress to move again and find another place to live. The issues here are not what I signed up for. Should they be responsible for additional compensation or rent credits?

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Andrea, Esq.

Attorney

Post-Doctoral Degree

 
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I live in condo with an HOA the plumbing in the common area

I live in condo with an HOA the plumbing in the common area is controlled by the HOA. the drain was clogged by roots in the common area. this caused interior damage to my condo. the HOA paid the plumber but refuses to pay for remediation and flooring repairs. they are stating that the CC& R's do not cover them to be responsible for interior work to the condo. this is a home owner issue. I say this is damage as result of lack of drain maintenance which is HOA issue how do I get them to pay for the entire remediation?

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Barrister

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This all began on July 15, 2013. I suffered a sewage backup

This all began on July 15, 2013. I suffered a sewage backup into my home and I contacted a plumbing company. I had a camera run down the line and found the block was 56 feet from my drain. This fell out of my property line and therefore should have been the responsibility of the HOA. It is also in our declarations that they are to maintain the sewage line. However, they refused responsibility saying I just should have had better condo insurance! !! As you know I'm sure even if that was covered by my insurance, they would have gone after the HOA for their negligence in maintaining the line. I had hired an attorney to go after them but I lost confidence in my lawyer and I was led to believe I would lose the case despite the evidence I had. Through the insistance of my fiancé, we went to an HOA meeting last Monday April 18, 2016 and asked about what they have done on their end to make sure the sewage pipes wont back up or even worse, collapse. This time they actually sent a plumber to run a camera out again. Sure enough, he ran it and 50 feet out he saw there were still roots in the lines and pipes are still misaligned. He was bringing the findings to the property manager and that was on Friday April 22, 2016. The HOA has not called me back. So my main question with all of this is the following, what is the statute of limitations to file litigation against my hoa for damages done to my home and sevond, how long to they have to make repairs to the line? Also I should state since I brought this to their attention in July 2013 and the fact they failed to act since then other that giving us a $300 assessment to eventually fix these pipes and other things.

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Loren

Juris Doctor

 
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I am a tenant in an unusual situation, and as silly as it sounds

I am a tenant in an unusual situation, and as silly as it sounds - scared of retaliation from my landlord. There are some dangerous repairs that need to be taken care of - that she (landlord) was completely unaware of - since it seems the house inspector didn't do anything correctly, i.e. flaked on them. 2 days before we were supposed to move in, the landlord decided to finally fix some major construction that needed to be done, which caused the property to be uninhabitable and causing us to live in a hotel for 4 days (3 kids and my wife). The landlord refused to allow me to deduct hotel and food costs from rent, but did agree to pay for the hotel with receipts I provided her. But the place is like a façade, it looks pretty, but when you look close, it's not. The master bathroom is tiled, and the grout is coming out of from between the tiles, and a section of the wall over the tub is actually loose, it wiggles if pressed on a bit (the previous owner had the place upgraded, which was done badly - they got ripped off) the current owner never lived in the house, and now that I signed a year lease, I'm afraid of what may happen. Part of the reason of my "fear" is that the landlord, by culture, wants a discount on everything. He tried to fix an electrical outlet prior to moving in, and blew the whole house. Fortunately, my brother and I are handymen, and easily fixed it. There is so much more, but that will get us started I hope.

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