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Husband owns house with two apartments in it. One of the

Husband owns house with two apartments in it. One of the tenants has offered to buy the property, and my husband has accepted contract. Second tenant, who also is a tenant at sufferance due to non payment of rent (DC-eviction in process) has now filed a preliminary and temporary injunction to block the sale, because both parties have told him that he will not be allowed to stay, no matter what happens. We have confirmed the injunction has been filed. We have not been actually served yet. There is an eviction pending for second tenant, as well as judgment being sought for the back rent. Settlement on the property was set to happen a week from Friday. Is there a way to block this injunction and proceed with settlement? To not do the settlement now will kill the deal, and my husband and I will suffer irreparable harm if we are not able to complete this sale. Please help!

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I'm a 85 year old man who has been a renter years,

Hello, i'm a 85 year old man who has been a renter for 32 years, the rental agreement expired in 2011 and last rental documents where sign in 2004. The original owners have past away and property was handed down to the son who verbally told me i would be allowed to live there for the rest of my life,now he has past away and left the property to his wife who has not given us a legit reason to evicted us, now my wife and i are being forced out of our residents of 32 years without any reason but to profit off the market. I have payed for all upgrades to the place such as heating and plumbing,carpets,sewer maintenance,drywall repair out of my own money for 32 years , i also fell in the home and broke my hip due to dry rot wood in basement steps. This is a house that was build in 1931 and had not been inspected in years,just recently we were made aware of the window seals and most of the paint is lead base and i was not aware.What are my rights as a renter and do i have squatters rights?

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Hey Ely I asked you about the shed on my property and how I

Hey Ely I asked you about the shed on my property and how I can get rid of it. My father in law is saying something about averse possession. What does that mean and does it apply to my situation?

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Sublet tenant (I'm on lease with landlord but sublet is not)

sublet tenant (I'm on lease with landlord but sublet is not) didn't pay rent, I terminated my lease with landlord and it ends 3/1 but sublet is squatting. I have had a choice of giving her 3days pay or quit OR 30days tenancy termination notice, Id rather her leave without making scene or damages the house, I was nice to her and gave her choice. since she chose to have 30days, I gave her that instead of 3days notice with a contingency of moving out on 3/8.(She said her new place is not ready til 8th so I agreed)Now she's accusing me and the other person for stealing her stuff, I want her out, I told her if she doesn't stop harrassing us, I'll enforce the 3 days notice. Is it doable?Since I gave her 30days, can I still give her 3days? Please help me.

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I have had a Subway restaurant in a area 25 years. Lease

I have had a Subway restaurant in a downtown area for over 25 years. Leasementions 1500 square feet leased. For that period of time I have used a backroom for an office and the basement for storage of records. When rented 25years ago the area was extremely depressed. Downtown is now enjoying arevival, condos, arts, restaurants, the place to be. Building I am in was recentlysold. I have 14 years left on my lease. Question, am I safe storing the recordsand the space I have used for a office for 25 years? By that I mean could theykick me out of this area or demand rent when I had never payed anything to theprevious landlord. thanks

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My fencing company put in posts privacy fence on my lot &

My fencing company put in posts for a privacy fence on my lot & home I purchased 6 months ago. My neighbor then put up No Trespassing signs and is claiming by Adverse Possession that the area is hers. Granted she has been mowing it for many, many years prior to my purchase of the home but can she claim scatters rights on it?

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I am renting my condominium in Florida. I have a signed

I am renting my condominium in Florida. I have a signed lease that ends on 2-6-16. I do not want to renew the lease with the tenant. Do I need to give formal notice that I will not extend another lease to him , and I want him to move out on 2-6-16 ? If there is no signed lease for the property , is he required to vacate the property immediately ? If he decides to squat on the property , can I have the Sheriff remove him immediately ? If no , than what is the process that I would need to take ?

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I have owned the house my mother in law lives in years. She

I have owned the house my mother in law lives in for 8 years. She has contributed nothing, and there is no lease. I have asked her repeatedly to contribute something, but she refuses. The mortgage has become a burden and I would like to sell the house, essentially displacing her. She's a terrible human being, so I'm ok with that. I'm worried that even though she has no legal ownership rights to house, that her long term "squatting" will make her eviction problematic. We reside in different counties of North Carolina.

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If my brother has become disabled, can he be vvicted payment

if my brother has become disabled, can he be vvicted for non payment ,or is he able to stay for say?6 mo.,s

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