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We sold a house that has clay pipes and many trees in the

We sold a house that has clay pipes and many trees in the yard. It is an old house and we kept it regularly maintained with root destroyer every 6 months did not flush products down the toilet. We consider this regular maintenance for clay pipes and did not even thinktwice about it when we the signed the disclosure. Now the buyers want to sue because they say roots caused a backup and they feel it should have been on the disclosure. This same exact incident happened to us when we bought the house seven years ago. There are records of a plumber coming out to do a clean out 3 times out of 7 years. The first time was when they came out and ran a camera to tell us that there was Clay pipes and that there were roots and product causing the blockage. Since then we only had to call him twice for regular maintenance diligence. Not because we had any more backups. Do they have a case?

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My daughter, son-in-law, and I purchased a home together 11

My daughter, son-in-law, and I purchased a home together 11 yrs ago in Illinois. About 3-4 yrs ago we combined two loans into one. Unfortunately, I was the only one with good credit so it was put in my name alone. Even though the deed was supposed to include all of us, the loan company goofed up and I am the only one on the deed. So, I alone am on deed and loan. I now want desperately to move to emotionally & financially get away from the situation as well as to live on one level due to health concerns (I have asthma and live in a basement). They, however, do not want to move, don't want to buy the house from me, and want to be put on the deed. I need to know the best recourse to reconcile this situation. BTW, there is no equity in the house. Models like our house are selling for about $5,000 lower than what we owe.

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My wife and I have been living in her grandmother's house

Hello.JA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?Customer: My wife and I have been living in her grandmother's house for the past 15 years (me) and 20 plus years (her). Throughout all this time, her grandmother, who still lives in the house, has maintained that the house would one day be hers (my wife). For the past 15 years, we have maintained the home, paid all bills except taxes, paid a rent, and made major improvements to the home, including vinyl fencing, paving the driveway, and remodeled most of the house, including the pending addition of a bay window. All of a sudden, she is putting the house up for sale. She is 86 and intends to use the money for assisted living. Do we have any rights considering we have been maintaining this house for the past 15 years?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: She has my wife's stepsister as a realtor and from what we've been told, she has signed documents to put the house up for sale.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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P. Simmons

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I purchased a home in 2006 In Orlando Florida. I put a

I purchased a home in 2006 In Orlando Florida. I put a friends name on the deed as she was living in Orlando as a student. I lived in the house and paid the mortgage and all expenses associated with hose and its maintenance. I left Orlando in 2009 but continued to all expenses (100 %) with this individual living in the house, making no contribution. I am now trying to sell the house and have request she sign a quit claim. She refuses. I would like to at least recoup some of the 450K that I have invested in the past 7years. She moved out of the house in June of 2015 and purchased her own home with a sizeable amount of cash. What can I do to sell the home and not have to give her anything. She never invested or made any financial contributions. I have all banking information to prove the same.

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I have lived in the same apartment complex for the last six

I have lived in the same apartment complex for the last six years. I have complained a minimum of 36 times about the excessive noise made by the contract landscapers and in particular their equipment that uses the two stroke gasoline powered engine. Leaf blowers are the worst of all. On 3 occasions workers have made threatening and provocative toward me. This complex is located in Asheville North Carolina right next door to the VA medical center. As a disabled veteran, this is exactly where I need be, And that proximity has saved my life on one occasion. Obviously, I'm not anxious to move. I need help in getting them to stop posing this problem obviously, I'm not anxious to move. I need help in getting them to stop forcing me to endure the excessive and unreasonable noise and disturbance they are causing.

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We had landscaping work done at our home last year. Flowers

Hi,We had landscaping work done at our home last year. Flowers were planted, bushes were moved around, etc. The work took a day and a half. We had no contract (oral or written) prior to the work being completed. No estimates, quotes or bids were provided prior to completion. Upon completion, we were sent a bill for $7800, an absurd amount by any standard for the work done. We wrote the company a check for $6000, what we still thought was ridiculous but more fair than $7800. The company is now threatening to turn us over to a collection agency if we do not pay the $1800 balance. Can they do this? No written contract, no verbal quote...just blindsided us with this bill after work was done. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Can I sue a retail landlord for withholding information

Hello, can I sue a retail landlord for withholding information regarding the erection of a scaffold which initially killed my business?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes, I didn't receive feedback so I am handling it myselfJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: They said I can sue however, they just didn't feel it was a big enough case for them to get involvedJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The scaffold was erected two days after the grand opening of my business and one month after the signing of my lease

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I am a month to month tenant with no contract. The mortgage

I am a month to month tenant with no contract. The mortgage on the home that I live in is in my girlfriends dads name. The home was purchased for us by him because he got a better rate. He has always said that this is our house. He has said that if sold etc the money is for us. Now after six years he has decided to sell it because he wants to get it off his credit. I have made $100k in improvements and there is over $250k in equity. He plans on keeping the money. We have no written agreements but tons of witnesses that have heard him say this is ours and if sold we get money. Can he get away with giving us nothing?

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My husband and I bought a house in nevada with my sister and

My husband and I bought a house in nevada with my sister and her husband we are not on the deed or mortgage but have since day 1. Paid half the mortgage payment each month from a communal bank account where the mortgage is deducted electronically each month. They are now getting a divorce what are our rights to the house. Thank you

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