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What steps should I take if moving out of townhouse in

What steps should I take if moving out of townhouse in foreclosure? (for example, obtain vacant home insurance for inside, notify lender, turn off utilities and get final readings, keep paying HOA fees)Please note, that I am not looking for legal advice on foreclosure alternatives, nor advice that I should remain in the home until after the sheriff sale. I've been going through this foreclosure for almost 2 yrs. I understand the foreclosure process and my responsibility for the property until it is no longer in my name. The sheriff sale is not yet scheduled, but will be within the next few months, or sooner. I do not wish to stay put any longer just waiting for the sheriff to post a notice to vacate. I've found an apartment and I am moving in two months. I ask this specific question because I know I'm responsible for the property until 10 days after the sheriff sale is held. This property will be vacant for possibly 2-6 months. I just want to know if I am taking the proper steps by keeping up with HOA fees, getting vacant dwelling insurance, and notifying the lender that I'm vacating the property.

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My partner and I signed a lease for a rental townhouse on

My partner and I signed a lease for a rental townhouse on Feb 22. We are currently renting a house but were trying to cut costs by finding a cheaper place. We signed the lease on Feb 22 and were then told that we would still need to get Board Approval and fill out Condo Applications which we did. We were then told that we were to have criminal and background checks. We disclosed that my partner had a misdeameanor on his record that might show up and they said it was fine. TWe made it clear from the onset that we would not disclose the name and telephone of our current landlord until all approvals were given. We did not want to take any chances in case we were not approved. They have put a hault to our Background check and condo approval because we are refusing to provide our current landlords information. We do not want to disclose this. They are starting to threaten us by saying things like we have a signed contract and we must abide by what is needed to get you approved. We are now not interested in dealing with these kinds of individuals and want out. The entire process has been shady on their part and they were not forthright with us prior to us signing a lease which is to begin on April 15th. What can we do to pull out of this mess...??

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We hired a realtor to help find a rental property. We found

We hired a realtor to help find a rental property. We found a place we like. It is a townhouse(HOA) we put in a bid and accepted. We put down a good faith deposit(3,000). Just today we found out on our own that The HOA does not allow us to rent the home until one year from the close of escrow.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: In addition to the deposit, we also paid for appraisal and inspection. Should realtor has known that this restriction is possible?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What type of document? We have not signed the loan papers.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We are in California. Property in city of Murrieta.

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I purchased a townhouse in Houston in June 2015. The

I purchased a townhouse in Houston in June 2015. The inspection showed foundation problems. We lowered the price, bought the townhouse, several piling were placed inside and outside the back of the house. At that time we had a hydrostatic plumbing test done and the results were no leaks. About 3 months later I noticed the large, nearly floor to ceiling windows, were pulling away from the wall. There was about 1/2 inch gap. I called the foundation company out and they determined the foundation was fine. We went ahead and replaced the windows, along with having the entire back wall of the house rebuilt. Now the same thing is happening again. I had the foundation company out again and again they said the foundation was fine.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: To complication matters, I found paper work indicating the previous owners were aware of the foundation problems (2012) and didn't disclose them. I thought they had the front of the house lifted, but it turns out, they pulled permits and all, but did not actually do the work. This could be because our neighbor whom we share a wall with threatened to sue them if they had the foundation repaired. This is in Houston.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Previous owners filed for permits. I did not as I was not aware I needed a permit for the work.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Is there a charge for this service? how much is the cost

is there a charge for this service?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Real Estate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: how much is the cost once the answer is given?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: do you have a lawyer that knows HOA law? property law associated with HOA's?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: California, marin countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: its about the flow of whater from HOA property into my PUD patio

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I live in a town house and I recently started a new job that

I live in a town house and I recently started a new job that requires me to take my vehicle home, I work for a gas company and we are responsible for responding to gas leaks and co leaks. The association has it in the by laws no commercial vehicles. I have asked for a waiver explaining to them that it is a emergency response vehicle. they said no. What other recourse do i have.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: prior lake, minnesotaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no, what kind of paperworkJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Loren

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Need to know how to resign from a Townhouses Maintenance

Need to know how to resign from a Townhouses Maintenance Association for Breach of Contract in that services promised in the Articles of Incorporation are not furnished.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Houston, TX 77070JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not at this time. Need to know what the legal requirements are and how to locate an specialist in this area of the law.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Have been unable to get any assistance from the Board. What are the restrictions on spending Assoc. Funds for property maintenance on property not in the Assoc.

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Is there a statute of limitations to a constuctive eviction,

Is there a statute of limitations to a constuctive evictionJA: Where is the property located?Customer: ocean ridge, palm beach countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no kind of long story/history

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Ely

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Property Ownership in an HOA I live in a Homeowner

Property Ownership in an HOAI live in a Homeowner Association in Pennsylvania. The community is comprised of 200 homes arranged in rows of townhouses (picture row homes), The deeds of the homes and the Declaration clearly define that the homeowners own their homes, inside, outside, the roof, and the ground below. The deeds meets and bounds define the land owned as the land directly below the building, front entrance stairs, and deck on the back. The remainder of the land is owned by the non-profit HOA corporation.In 2003, the Board at the time amended the declaration for the Association to assume responsibility of the maintaining the outside of the buildings as a common expense.The Declaration states:ASSOCIATION MAINTENANCE OF EXTERIORS OF UNITSThe Association must replace, at such times and in such sequence and manner as may be determined by the Board, only the following portions of the exteriors of the Unitsa. Roofs, andb. Siding, andc. Gutters, andd. Down spouts, ande. Provide such other services as the Association, by vote of sixty-seven (67%) percent of the Owners, may be authorized to perform, subject to the Association's power and duty to recover all charges, costs, fees and expenses incurred in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Declaration, andf. All costs, fees and expenses incurred by the Association to replace the portions of the exteriors of the Units identified in this Section 1 must be treated as Common Expenses, and shall be levied and assessed as may be determined by the Board in accordance with the provisions of this Declaration, andg. The Association is not required to obtain architectural approval, nor any approval from any Owner, before the Association performs any work under this Section 3Here's the question: The local township requires building permits to be signed by the owners' of buildings before undertaking such items as roof replacement. The Board's position is that they can sign off on the repairs even though they don't own the properties, they only have been tasked with the repair and maintenance.My question as the owner of one of the homes is that I never gave the board permission to act in my stead to sign off on building permits. For example, I never signed off on the amended declaration. Can 66% of my neighbors assign to act as my power of attorney against property that I own?

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