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My relationship w/my neighbor has been decent 3 years I've

My relationship w/my neighbor has been decent for the 3 years I've lived next door. Earlier this year I proposed and then paid for half of the cost of removing 2 of his trees that he didn't like located near what he has ALWAYS maintained is the property line. This line consists of small shrubs (about 5' high) planted in a row between our lawns. I didn't like the 2 trees either, especially after one of them caused over $1,000 in damage to my backyard following a windstorm and was essentially dead-standing (after much debate, I finally got him to agree to pay for half of the damage. He maintained that while he was sorry it happened, he didn't feel he should have to pay anything). It was agreed upon that removal of the trees would be of mutual benefit. I told him that once the trees were down I intended to remove the shrubs (which he said he didn't care for anyway) and then put a fence up on what he asserted was property line, and he frequently proclaimed that he was "excited" for the privacy. The fence is now up (about 1 month). I also paid to have another one of his trees downed that was near the front yard property line because I am putting tall privacy shrubs from the end of the fence to the end of our lawns. He also proclaimed that he was "excited" for this privacy too, which would be of mutual benefit. I have not yet put the shrubs in but intended to do so next month. I would like to note that I make all the offers and I pay for everything - fence, shrubs, all at my cost with agreed upon mutual privacy. The reason I offered to pay for half of the 2 trees that were downed was because he is very cheap.Now, after a weekend BBQ with his father in law, a contractor, he is now complaining and threatening to sue because he claims my fence is a few inches over what he asserts to be the property line. He is planning to put an addition on his home and he is concerned about "needing every inch" (our homes are over 200 feet apart). The cost of the fence was $8,000 and the planned shrubs, which I am not doing as I am now expecting a letter in the mail, will cost over $4,000. I am making a sizable investment in privacy that was agreed to be of mutual benefit. What do I do?This seems very, very unfair to me. I have always been nice to him, and offered to pay for things and now he is being a snake. I am, however, fearful that I will be screwed if the line is over further than we thought. I do not want to lose my financial investment (I can't afford it). Thank you so very much for your time.

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Conditional Non Compliance Approval process - neighbor

Conditional Non Compliance Approval process - neighbor uncooperative (lack of funds.) City of Los Gatos (Northern California) Violation of State Subdivision Map Act. (Orginally 2 lots, illegally split to 3 lots sometime before 1984) We are trying to purchase on of the divided lots. Trying to figure out best/worst case. Will call City of Los Gatos on Monday. The 'illegally' divided properties today each have a valid tax Tarcel i.d. # (separate tax parcel i.d., map measurements) and they each have a house built on them from around 1949.) The notice of violation was recorded May 1, 1984. Divided properties have been each sold at least once (and financed by a bank.) The one we are trying to purchase sold once (then became a bank foreclosure that a REIT bought) - now the REIT is selling and cannot offer us a clear title (REIT selling property-unable to get the neighbor (the neighbor was also the one that was foreclosed upon with this property because he paid too much for it) to cooperate with necessary division paperwork for the Conditional Non Compliance Approval process, neighbor will not be able to sell their house, cooperating is probably a money issue and resolving this will require having to maybe follow the original Subdivision Map Act Rules/Process, providing maps, surveys, engineering reports, etc. and adhering to City setback, and all the rules of a Conditional Non Compliance Approval process.From 1984 Notice "Provisions of government code section 66499.36 real property in Town of Los Gatos has been divided from a larger parcel in violation of the state subdivision map act of Los Gatos zoning ordinance. This notice of violation does not prohibit the sale transfer exchange of the former single parcel, described as one parcel."Should we buy this property and hang on to it for many years with the expectation that the neighbor will have to come around and resolve this some day - as they can't sell their property without resolving this? Or, what can we ask the REIT that is selling this to offer as a guarantee? It is at a very low price as is. Thank you!

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I purchased a temporary above ground pool. I want to set it

I purchased a temporary above ground pool. I want to set it up in my back yard. An HOA fellow said I had to get approval first. I've read the CCR's which state I have to have approval for any changes to landscaping relegated to the front yard are any permanent structures. I would like to know why I would have to seek permission for something that is not specifically restricted?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: UtahJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet I could see no reason to do so. Maybe I'm just obtuse.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No permit is required. It was purchased from Costco. It will be inside a confined area with 5' foot high block wall and gated. The purpose is for two overweight 68 yr old husband and wife to excercise. The pool demension is 18'x11'x48". Again it can be taken down for storage in the winter and we had one last us 3yrs when we lived in California so it's not permant.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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I live in a condo building in Florida, have a 1 year lease

I live in a condo building in Florida, have a 1 year lease from 11/22/15 to 11/22/16. There has been major structural work going on since January. The pool and entire deck (on the roof) has been closed and today they put plastic over my windows and sliders. We were asked to remove our patio furniture last week to accommodate this. We live on the intracoastal waterway, so the view and use of our balcony are the primary reasons for renting here. they have been jackhammering 4 days a week for 10 hours daily. Is there any way we can break our lease without penalty? We were not notified until after the work began.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Just that it so noisy that we cannot rest or relax and the dust created by the jackhammering is having a terrible effect on our contact lense wear and sinus reaction.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 Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I signed a scrap piece of paper on 10/16/2015 allowing a

I signed a scrap piece of paper on 10/16/2015 allowing a neighbor to cut down any trees on my property (big mistake). This document was not notarized, and it was basically designed to allow the neighbor access to a tree on his property that could not be removed without first removing a small tree on my property. This was acceptable to me.However, the neighbor seems to be in the process of building a structure on his property, and I need to be sure that the previous 'document' can be rescinded. Is this possible? Please tell me yes !

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Marsha411JD

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I am getting bought out 50% of a home that I own, the other

Hi RichardI am getting bought out 50% of a home that I own, the other owner will be doing a cash out refinance on the home which is fully paid off. I expect to get $230,000. What tax amount I would have to pay on the money I receive?

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Richard

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My daughter bought a home in Henrico last winter during

my daughter bought a home in Henrico Virginia last winter during plant dormant season, with a very large dead tree that poses a danger to the dwelling. Because it was dormant season when she went through the process, it was not eveident to her, her inspector, or her realtor, that the tree was dead. However, it is believed the seller and seller's realtor would have been aware of this problem. During the storm last night, a huge branch fell, not causing damage to structure. My daughter is concerned that if the rest of the tree goes, there is a threat to the dwelling. Does my daughter have any recourse for the seller to do anything about the tree?JA: Real Estate issues can be tricky and expensive. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Yes?....JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. Dont know if there is a case.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: It would be easy for my daughter's neighbors to have seen the dead tree, if my daughter needed witnesses to prove the tree was dead when the house-flipper seller was renovating the house during plant growing season. When my daughter inquired today, my daughter's realtor told my daughter that in Virginia, sellers dont have to disclose about plants. Im wondering if that would apply, as the tree is a danger to the dwelling.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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I currently live next door to a property that is being

Hello,I currently live next door to a property that is being flipped. Upon decon, they found that their property and my property are on the same foundation. They are proposing to split the foundations and I fear that this could compromise my foundation and my 1960s house. I assume the properties share a foundation for some sort of safety reason, but am not a contractor or engineer so don't have structural knowledge of this project. I am looking for a lawyer to help me draw up a contract that states that this builder will accept liability for any foundational problems that occur to my property during this project as well as after this project is complete. With my luck, they would complete this project and my house would slide down the hill. I'm not really sure what kind of lawyer I need or who I should be contacting. Can you please help?

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LawTalk

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I want to buy a property that's on 3 acres and build

I want to buy a property that's on 3 acres and build some tiny houses on it do I have to get it rezoned to get tiny houses? where do you go to get it rezoned? also do tiny houses make the property property a multi unit property? Anything else I should be aware of for tiny houses on the property?

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