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I have a neighbor who built a tree house on our property.
I have a neighbor who built a tree house on our property. this was done 4 or 5 years ago and since it is hardly visible through the trees we did not realize it was encroaching until I looked at a plat map online and saw that it was just over the property line. When I e-mailed my neighbor, who is only here part time, she said she and her husband had thought it was probably on another neighbor's property, not mine. She apparently never notified the other neighbor when they built this thing. They have it connected to their house via a walkway, and there house, which was probably built in the 70's is not in compliance with current setback laws. i only care about the encroachment, which seems to have been done willfully. With Adverse possession laws in Colorado, I worry about them seizing the property.
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I signed a lease agreement with a land owner to build a boat
I signed a lease agreement with a land owner to build a boat dock on a small canal near his home. However, I received an eviction notice from the adjacent land owner that claims this is his property not the guy who I signed the lease with. With that being said, I've lived here all of my life and the man that I signed the lease with I know that it is his property because this particular land has been within this family for generations over. The adjacent land owner just recently acquired his land from an inheritance and isn't familiar with the area and has an incorrect survey of his land. Long story shorten, I was served with court papers saying that this guy is suing me because I refused to take down my boat shed! It seems to me that this dispute should be between the two land owners but where do I stand with all of this? He's also included in his lawsuit that he wants compensation for his court cost and attorney fees. I don't have all kinds of money to be able to afford an attorney to fight this and I don't know what to do.
My husband and I rented a home from a private person in Va
Hello,My husband and I rented a home from a private person in Va for 2 yrs. At the end of our lease, we spent over $850 on professional cleaning and carpet cleaning. We did a walk through with our landlord. He told us everything was good. He would cut us a check for our $2200 security deposit within 72 hrs. One week later, he emailed us and told us the carpets had pet urine on them. Carpets needed cleaned again. They were to his satisfaction. Almost 45 days later, still no security deposit. Sent a multitude of emails and texts asking for it. Barely a response. On day 34 (after we vacated), we received our security deposit which was $1900 instead of $2200 because of:1. $185 for Professional redo of cleaning the carpets from pet stains (we had already given a $300 no refundable pet deposit upon signing the lease)2. $75 for a repair of a broken screen (which was broken when we moved in and documented as damaged on our move in checklist)3. 3.94 For apparent missing keys to a doorMy question is:1. Aren't we owed the interest that was accrued on our original $2200 security deposit?2. We gave a pet deposit of $300 already that should have covered the cost of the carpet cleaning which they told us cost $1853. We shouldn't be charged for a broken screen for $75 that was already noted on our move in checklist that was damaged from the prior tenantWhat legal action can we take that will get us the remainder of our deposit back plus the accrued interest?
My BIL has owned 5 acres in Texas since 2001. As as he has
My BIL has owned 5 acres in Texas since 2001. As long as he has owned it, it has been taxed as 2 tracts of 3 acres ( his homestead),and 2 acres of non-essential property. Now he is trying to sell the 2 acre tract and has discovered that his 5 acres were never divided into two tracts and that in order to sell the 2 acre tract he will have to spend 7 to 10 thousand dollars! What gives?
A twenty year old five foot retaining wall is beginning toView more real estate law questions
A twenty year old five foot retaining wall is beginning to cave in the middle. I am on the lower side and my neighbor on the upper. We don't know whose responsibility it is. My survey does show a double lined rectangular box along my driveway where the retaining wall sits. Does this mean it is on my property and my responsibility?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, we really don't want to go that far. We would probably be willing to split the cost or pay a percentage if we knew whose it was,JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No just wondered if my survey was indicating it was on my property and therefore mine.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.