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To whom it may concern, Our office has had plumbing issues

To whom it may concern,Our office has had plumbing issues for the last year and a half that has inconvenienced my business. Our office is located in an “office park” building that is shared with other units – our unit is located on the ground level. We have had numerous instances where our toilet has “backed up”, clogged, and overflowed. Recently, when our toilet had overflowed, we hired plumbers from Cropp Metcalfe to come over to our office to see what exactly is causing the recurrent issues with the sewage pipes. Based on what the plumbers from Cropp Metcalfe have told us, tree roots coming from a large tree outside of our unit, in the common area, have been damaging the sewage pipes, causing the recurrent issues we have had in our office with our toilet overflowing, “backing up”, and becoming clogged.I have paid over $700.00 out of my own pocket for the plumbing services from Cropp Metcalfe – just this year alone. Since the issue is stemming from a tree in a common area of the office park, not from our office, I have contacted the association – South Tysons Office Park Board, to see if they could cover the fees from Cropp Metcalfe, and also the fees for the removal of the large tree in the common area.The board has decided that this is solely my responsibility, and they do not want to remove the tree, or pay for the plumbing bills. The pipes still need to be replaced, and of course there will be additional fees for that as well. I have a copy of the email sent to me from the executive vice president / property manager for the South Tysons Office Park Board that I would like to forward to you, if possible, so you can have a better understanding of my situation with the board.I have been paying quarterly fees to the South Tysons Office Park Association for the last 12 years. I would like to them for pay for issues that are occuring from the common area outside of my unit, since I am obviously not the cause of the tree roots damaging the pipes.I would like to know my legal rights regarding the decision that has been made by the board. Please advise me on how to resolve this issue with the board.Thank you.Sincerely,Mitra Hooshangi, D.D.S., LLC

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Yeah I moved into an apartment on August 12th of this year.

Yeah I moved into an apartment on August 12th of this year. Less than 30 days after moving in we had a termite infestation in our bedroom, which they came in and vacuumed them and told us not to open the windows. This left our house extrmeley hot and stuffy, but if we opened the windows termites were pouring in. So fast forward to this Sunday, they infested the apartment again and even more this time. The maintenance vacuumed them and then AGAIN yesterday they came back, and we found them in our clothes, shoe boxes, even eating into our brand new furtnireJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.....we asked them very specifically if they have any issue with pests and they said no and did not include any type of disclosureJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No not at this point

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Is there any legal timeframe that a landlord has to fix a

Is there any legal timeframe that a landlord has to fix a sewage leak in an apartment? It is leaking from the floor under my sink, toilet and the toilet also backed up.

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Issue with home owner. She is asking us to pay for the

Issue with home owner. She is asking us to pay for the sewage blockage which was not caused by us. It had wet wipes and we never used one. The toilet overflowed when my son was sleeping and we were away on vacation.

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I have been in a land contract for 11 years. I was not able

I have been in a land contract for 11 years. I was not able to obtain bank financing after 2 years but the contract has never been renewed. The seller wants a new contract with numbers I do not agree with and has gave me a deadline to sign the contract in 3 days or they are going to do month to month. the house was 59,900 and the payments were 675.00 per month. the seller controlled water and sewage at her own request as part of the agreement. They want to know give me a new 10 year contract for 40,000. this is the basis of the new contract. The sum of $ 24,895 is being credit as down payment credit towards the account as of August 31, 2016 based on payments made towards the execution of the original Land Contract the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, leaving principal owed by Vendee of $ 39,900 together with interest on the unpaid balance payable in consecutive monthly installments of $ 630.00 beginning on the 10th day of September, 2016, and on the 15th day of each and every month thereafter until said balance and interest is pain in full, or until the 10th day of September, 2026 at which time the entire remaining balance plus accrued interest shall become due and payable. The Interest on the unpaid balance due hereon shall be Ten (10%) per annum computed monthly, in accordance with a monthly amortization schedule during the life of this Contract with $ 100.00 of the montly payment will be used as payments towards the trash, water and sewage for above said property. As a result, $ 530.00 is the amount credit twaords the montly amortization schedule.This is the old contract:1. CONTRACT PRICE. METHOD OF PAYMENT, INTEREST RATE:In consideration whereof, the Vendee agrees to purchase the above described property for the sum of Sixty-four thousand seven hundred ninety-five Dollars ($ 64,795.00), payable as follows:The sum of $500.00 as down payment at the time of execution of the within Land Contract the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, leaving principal owed by Vendee of $ 62,795.00 together with interest on the unpaid balance payable in consecutive monthly installments of $ 550.00 beginning on the 1st day of January, 2006, and on the 1st day of each and every month thereafter until said balance and interest is pain in full, or until the 1st day of January, 2008 at which time the entire remaining balance plus accrued interest shall become due and payable. The Interest on the unpaid balance due hereon shall be Ten (10%) per annum computed monthly, in accordance with a monthly amortization schedule during the life of this Contract.

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I live in Los Angeles on a hillside lot. I have an easement

I live in Los Angeles on a hillside lot. I have an easement for my sewer line that goes through the neighbor below me. The sewer line is blocked on my neighbors property. They are currently non-responsive. I can't get a contractor on the property without their consent. what are my options?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: 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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Can the apartment manager change my parking space assigned

Can the apartment manager change my parking space assigned to me at the beginning of the lease? And can they raise the garbage, water and sewage amount in the lease agreement?

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I need some legal counsel form a knowledgeable and

I need some legal counsel form a knowledgeable and experienced HOA attorney.Issues (summary): Tom and/or Abby HouseOn or about 7/25/2000, were provided a signed statement from Conrad Nebeker attesting that the Selmar HOA and Declaration of Restrictions dated June 11, 1979 were no longer in effect at the time Lot 6 was purchased from Conrad Nebeker by Abby Dunn (now House).On or about 12/1/ 2014 became aware (through a Title Search) that on September 23, 2002, Wayne Bennett (Incorporator) and Dean Sorensen (Registered Agent) created and then filed with Bear Lake County (without written and notarized authorization by Lot 6 owner(s)), Indian Creek HOA and included Lot 6.Tom and Abby wish to correct this error or mistake by the HOA in the County Recorders Office and the HOA is slow and reluctant to act.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Bear Lake County, IdahoJA: Has any paperwork been filed in court? And what is your ideal outcome for the situation?Customer: No legal papers have been filed. The ideal outcome is for an attorney to write a letter-head correspondence to the HOA requesting they correct the mistake in naming our property in the HOA's filing with the county...and then the HOA takes timely action to correct that error, without retaliation.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Originally our property's water and sewer were provided by the developer who formed a now defunct HOA. The developers's family took over maintenance of the water and sewer system, charging the homeowners $100 per year for the water, plus any maintenance costs for either the water or sewer system. Wanting to get out of that, the developer's family turned maintenance of both systems over to the newly formed Indian Creek HOA, which had no CC&Rs and no documents from any homeowner agreeing to join the HOA. In 2012 the HOA pushed for CC&Rs and could not get agreement and still had no documents from home owners agreeing to membership in the HOA and adherance to CC&Rs etc. That when I and my wife became aswer that the HOA already filed HOA formation papers with the county recorder's office naming all lots and homeowners as members of the HOA. Last fall the HOA had a meeting in which we declared our position of NOT wishing to be part of the HOA but remaining "friends" of the HOA. The result were meeting minutes in which the HOA stated that we were exempt from the HOA CC&Rs but nothing has been corrected with the papers filed in the recorder's office. Those recorded papers still name our lot as part of the HOA, etc.

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I have been renting a home in Murrieta, CA for almost three

I have been renting a home in Murrieta, CA for almost three years. The initial one year lease ended, and six months after that our landlord raised rent $50. We agreed to stay if we could sign a two year lease. Through emails, which we still have, he agreed to a two year agreement though never actually sending us a lease to resign.That was in April, 2015. He know wants to raise rent $100, despite our agreement locking in rent until April of 2017.Since we never signed a two year lease, just agreed in writing in our emails, is he legally allowed to raise rent before April 2107?Thank you.

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