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This is a roommate situation. can you answer questions

This is a roommate situation. can you answer questions regarding landlord/tenant law?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: californiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no, i am anticipating problems so i am trying to research some info & helpJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes roommate not on the lease gave 45 day notice but I am afraid he will squat

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Barrister

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One last question (hopefully): The problem "lodger" has been

One last question (hopefully): The problem "lodger" has been squatting in house for well over one year and it's not clear to me reading Civil Code sections 1946, 1946.1, and 1946.5 whether I have to give him 30 days notice or 60 days notice. Two months would be a major problem for me and I am definitely going to seek a restraining order either way. Thank you for you help, Larry JubbPS: In your experience are restraining orders ever (normally?) granted in "abusive-lodger" cases?

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I'm trying to understand what my rights as a squatter are?

Hi I'm trying to understand what my rights as a squatter are? Is it legal for the police to encourage the property owner to evict me?JA: Has use of the land been obvious to the owner?Customer: I'm not currently squatting, but I plan to, and lets say its not obviousJA: Where is the property located?Customer: The property is part of a large cornfield bordered by woods on the backside of a walmart supercenterJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think thats good for now

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I have a cousin that has lived on my Father-in-laws land for

I have a cousin that has lived on my Father-in-laws land for over 10 years. He has passed away and I now want to sell the property. Do they have a right to that property? It is a 72 acre farm in WV and they are squatting on about 10 acres of it.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Like what?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They did a "sales contract" with him back in 2010 but it was never notarized and it did not include his wife who was also on the deed of the property.

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Barrister

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I want to deed my property to my sister yet continue to make

I want to deed my property to my sister yet continue to make the payments. Can I do that so she screens the tenants and not me? Antone leaves now not on her list?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AZJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have an order of protection against a roommate put in today. Worried she will try & fight it to squat & live rent free so I go bankrupt

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Lucy, Esq.

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Are you in Los Angeles? I already have an attorney and am

Are you in Los Angeles? I already have an attorney and am just doing some research. I may need to add a RE attorney at some point, but they'd likely need to be in LA or Orange County. The property is in San Pedro CA. Judge auctioned it off between myself and ex-business partner in a partnership dissolution. I won the auction and need to buy her out of her interest. I opened escrow and deposited the funds. She is refusing to sign the QuitClaim deed to relinquish the property to me. We need to enforce the court order and will likely end up in a UD process of some sort (she's also squatting). It's an office building. But looking for remedies to record the transfer of title besides contempt of court.JA: No. I'm the Real Estate Lawyer's Assistant. Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California, los angeles countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: the dissolution of the business was filed in CA superior court. it was part of the company's assets. She moved the dissolution from superior court to JAMS, private arbitration. After the judgment, not in her favor, she filed a motion to vacate that judgment but the superior court judge upheld it. We have the order from the private arbitration and the order from the superior court confirming the original order.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's the sum and substance.

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AttyHeather

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My father owns a property that he owns. He had a stroke 7

My father owns a property that he owns. He had a stroke 7 years, and has not lived in his home because of repairs being done. His home is now done, and he wishes to go home and live with a new care taker. My sisters who's staying in his home has changed the locks and installed a alarmed. He wants access to his home and wants her to start paying rent effective Nov 1st. As of today, it's been 4 months that we are unable to get her to answer the phone. Please advise. Thanks

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Barrister

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I am wondering how to get rid of an unwanted house guest.

I am wondering how to get rid of an unwanted house guest. She was thrown out of one place and we gave her a place to stay for a few days. She was never a tenant, never received mail, and didn't have a lease. Are we allowed to put her stuff outside and have her escorted out by the police or even just change the locks? I am in Florida.

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Barrister

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I am not a landlord. I am a guest in the home of a family

I am not a landlord. I am a guest in the home of a family friend. The utilities are in my name. I am in Philadelphia, PA.Two months ago, a young girl I worked with was in a jam, pregnant and losing her housing with her family. I invited her to stay with me to help her get on her feet. I have been collecting $100/month from her to stay in the master br and bath. We have no contract, everything has been verbal, or in text communications.Within two weeks, her boyfriend moved in. In spite of numerous objections and confrontations, he is now living here. This morning there was a loud argument between my guest and her boyfriend. I asked him to leave and not return. After an hour he left however when I returned from work he was here. As a way of dealing with the added expense of a third person, she and her boyfriend pay 2/3d's of the utilities.Because they both now refuse to leave, more immediately the boyfriend, I called the police and when they came, after a conversation, the boyfriend left. But, now he's back and the police told me the only thing I can do is start an eviction proceeding. The couple is going to squat if I file since they've informed me of as much and that it will give them 3 free months to do so.Is this true? I cannot have my family friend involved is something like this. They are an elderly couple and have been nothing but kind. How can I live with myself if any harm comes to their home or property because of my altruism and very bad judgement?Must I be a prisoner now and have no recourse legally. I am so confused. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I am not in a position to retain counsel through this.

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AttyHeather

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