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I have rented a commercial shop business. I got behind on my

I have rented a commercial shop for my business. I got behind on my payments. The landlord changed the lock and put pad lock on shop doors. I have friend for a week and a half to call him. He will not answer nor return my phone call. Is this legal. I want to try to work something out with him and get my items.

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I signed a contract condo under construction in Columbia, MO

I signed a contract for a condo under construction in Columbia, MO with a rider that it was "expressly contingent on the sale and Closing of property now owned by the buyer at.....in East Moline, IL" I did not waive this contingency.My current property has not sold, so when I went to exercise this and request the earnest money of $30000, I was informed that it applied only to the $5000 for the title company and that the $25000 was to be forfeited to the builder for damages for the add-ons, which were listed as $29, 423.77.The add-ons from the prices quoted to me during our talks totaled $22,942.73;this property is on the market for the price we were quoted at $280000, which also matched the appraisals of 2 other properties in that neighborhood. The add-on cost of $7500 for additional finished square footage in the lower level never was given to me, but I am OK with that being in the $22942.73 as it included office space and extended space in the main part of the lower level.Am I not entitled to the earnest money?

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I HAVE A DOMESTIC PARTNER. SHE HAS A HOME IN HER NAME ONLY.

I HAVE A DOMESTIC PARTNER. SHE HAS A HOME IN HER NAME ONLY. I HAVE LIVED WITH HER FOR 15 YEARS. I HAVE PAID MORTGAGE PAYMENTS, MADE IMPROVEMENTS TO HER HOME, I HAVE MADE REPAIRS TO THE HOME. SHE IS SELLING THE HOME AND TELLS ME I AM ENTITLED TO NOTHING AFTER PUTTING SO MUCH MONEY IN HER HOME OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS. IS IT TRUE I AM ENTITLED TO NOTHING? DO I HAVE ANY RIGHT TO TRY TO RECOVER AT LEAST 15 YEARS WORTH OF INVESTMENT

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I purchased a house in california the title company included

i purchased a house in california the title company included the house i purchased plus another property down the street that the seller owned. my title and mortgage papers include both. I have also now paid county taxes on both. do i legally own both properties?JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: so do i resubmit the quesiton online?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: not that i can think of... except the title company now wants me to sign and notarize a Correction Quit Claim Deed, transferring back the extra parcel to the sellers

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What recourse do I have if the second tenant in my building

what recourse do I have if the second tenant in my building is using my electric in a shared basement?

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The President of our HOA is taking the position that since

The President of our HOA is taking the position that since he was elected, he and the board can spend the HOA's money in a manner they ONLY agree upon, No input from the 2500 residents. The board's decisions are placing the HOA in possibly a financial hardship which would require special assessments. Can the community get an injunction to stop the unnecessary depleting of our cash?

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Is there a legal precedent in Georgia suing a tree service

is there a legal precedent in Georgia for successfully suing a tree service company for medical damages of roughly $5000 to a cat who was injured when their "climber" did not proceed safely rescuing him from a tree, sawed off the limb 50 feet up where he was sitting, and he fell to the ground onto a badly secured tarp?

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I am in Miami fl. on a property in an agricultural area. we

I am in Miami fl. on a property in an agricultural area. we have been there 5 years now. we run a non profit organization utilizing plants and animals to teach people about the environment/nature in an engaging interactive way. we could not afford to buy the property when we found it but were approached by a family member who said they wanted to help us. It surprised us but we were very happy for the opportunity. This person purchased the property at a discounted price offered to us by the seller because they believed in our mission statement. We met in her lawyers office to discuss everything. We gave them our two year, three year and five year plan, and offered the purchaser 3% on her money even though she insisted she did not want to make money off us, she just wanted to help us. We would pay the monthly mortgage expense etc, with a portion going toward our eventual purchase of the property. The lawyer said that we should write all this down, but purchaser insisted it was not necessary, she just wanted to help us.We worked our buns off transforming the property to a lush tropical rainforest paradise. We had to be creative as we had very little money and had to generate funds for the landlord. We repurposed found things, got donated plants, rescued plants, rescued animals, found places that would donate discards that we could use to feed the animals etc. We provided a unique experience to our visitors and after a few years word of mouth took off and our attendance skyrocketed. Apparently the landlord figured she could take over our business, but that was not happening. She in no way could fulfill our mission statement. That pissed her off. She started harassing us that she wanted her money out at year two. we were on track with the business plan we had given her and it stated that at the five year mark with our agreement we should be able to purchase the property from her. in 2014 she just got plain nasty. She seemed mad that we were becoming more successful. eventually later that year she told us everything has changed. All the money we had paid to her was gone. Her exact words were 'poof' thats all gone. She said that she was going to put the property on the market unless we started paying $5000 a month. We paid $5000 a month. After a year she put the property on the market anyway. She asks a price $150,000 above the appraised value, insisting that was the price we would have to pay for it. Eventually she dropped asking price a little and says we can buy it for that price plus 25% of the business with none of the liability. It was not the first time she demanded 25% of the business. Now she has sent a letter ( with some lies in it) saying she is not renewing rental, and gave us a few weeks to move out, or buy the property at the too high price, or sign a year lease with increased rent and lots of not good for us things in it. I feel that there is extortion. There is no way we can possibly move all our animals and enclosures and supplies in that time period. People trying to help us mentioned improper enrichment, breach of contract ( although verbal contracts are binding in Fl, I guess it's not so regarding real estate)..She deceived us. And apparently just wants to take all we have. I dont know what recourse i have. But am determined not to worry myself into a heart attack again. Any ideas?

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Contractor who left my house and mess holes in wall floor

Contractor who left my house and mess holes in wall floor uneven paint a mess the list goes on the owner refuses to come telling me he's on another job. They also took the paper work on the job.

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