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My mom has been renting the upstairs floor from me for

my mom has been renting the upstairs floor from me for years, I have vacated the property a while ago, however i still use the garage. she has attempted to pay rent to caliber home loan which part of ********** & ********** an attorney that is no longer handling foreclosures in the state of nj due to filing chapter 11 bankruptcythe new attorney has no record of my mom's attempt to make rent payment to the mortgage company,my question is does my mom have rights as a tenant in a foreclosure case?

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From the coast, I own several rental houses that are

Greetings from the coast,I own several rental houses that are currently titled in my name. Should I move these properties into an LLC in order to protect me from any personal liability? Also, I am going to place my personal residence with AirBnB and lease a room out during the season. Should this residence be placed in a separate LLC or is there a better option. Thanks for your advise.

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The 2 family house I've lived in for 7 years was apparently

The 2 family house I've lived in for 7 years was apparently bought at a foreclosure auction. The new owners knocked on my door in January late night telling me they bought the place and tried to see inside. I was alone and told them repeatedly no. They asked about my neighbors including my illegal neighbors below me ( I pay their electricity and water- there are only 2 meters for both. Upstairs and myApartment).I have written the new owners lawyers (my only contact given) several times certified mail, calls to the lawyers office handling the house (listed as property manager), emails, voicemails about maitanence that needed to be done. No answer. Letters sent to us regarding where to send the rent money and to send out receipts of rent paid for 6 months and our lease that we still had along with January check. That check would go on to not be cashed forMonths. Wrote certified letters about that as well. No answer. Certified letters about the illegal neighbors and taking out utilitiy costs from our rent for them downstairs. No answer. We bank with chase so after not hearing from themWith the January check and not cashing it,Or the February check, we started sending checks through online bill pay. Chase sends out a physical check to them via mail. This way we had proof of sending it. However after 90 days the bank puts the money back into our account if it is not cashed. Two weeks ago, the new owners cashed January check, may, june, Julys check. As February March and April had already come back to us (though I'm sure with the physical check they tried and it didn't go through). We tried to put a stop payment on the last three months of checks after the township told us they do not legally own the house as the have no record of it. We received another letter directly from the owners not the lawyers saying we owe them 15067 including 70 for a bounced check. We pay $1600 a month. They cashed January may June and July check. We were told not to pay them this month (August) we took out of each month for maitenance around the house and for utilities from the illegal apartment we pay for. We were given a tenant advocate lawyer number to call (given to us by the municipal building but he never answered it's been a week. We were given a notice to quit July 31. So this is all happening back to back. With the old owners, we paid a security of 4250, that has accrued some interest we don't know who has it or how to get it. The notice to quit was so they could move in. However, all 3 families got them. So I believe they do not intend to move in they plan to fix it up and rent it out. We are one of the only 3br 2ba 2 balcony house close to everything including NYC. I have documented everything. Help!!

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I currently am a tenant in North Carolina with my family.

Hello.I currently am a tenant in North Carolina with my family. The house was managed by the management company.About a month ago, this one guy who claimed to be the new owner from the change of ownership came by, and shared his contact information. He bugged us for fixing the broken toilet and showing the house. We contacted the management company, they told me to refuse him the entry, so we did just that.And now, we got an email from the management company that the ownership has been transferred to this guy. Two days later, he called me to tell us that he's going to show the house around. Again. At that point, we were still under the contract. Without much to negotiate the time, we were pretty much forced to show up because the new owner didn't have a key. We have never seen his actual proof of ownership aside from the email from the management company.So after the house showing, he demanded that he needs to fix the A/C tomorrow and he demanded us that we either leave the key in a lockbox or show up again tomorrow. He constantly claims that it is his right to enter our house without our consent and without our presence. We asked him about the security deposit but he said it is still held by the previous management company and didn't give us the clear answer. He is also threatening to sue us if he ends up losing money because we didn't "comply" to his repair.Now, what I want to know is, is it really his right to enter the tenant's house like that as an owner, without our consent, while we still have the contract? What about our own personal life and schedule? Shouldn't he have his own house key if he was the new owner? Was his showing the house when we are still under the contract legal? How about when he didn't have the proper change of ownership? Do I need to hand him the house key while the contract is still in effect? What is happening to our security deposit?

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Utility company took fence down came on property cut trees

Utility company took fence down came on property cut trees piled in driveway by a dozer. Driveway is blocked can't move a mobile home in because lines are to low my cut trees are blocking location to set trailer permanently. New lines no benefit to me. Power lines go down road power is brought in from road to your pole you pay to have set on your property. Didn't remove there mess blocked my access.

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Damien Bosco

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I just bough a 2 family house with a finished basement. I

Hi, i just bough a 2 family house with a finished basement. I bough the house under FHA plan. I know that FHA regulation states that I must live in the house. My question is, can I live in the basement and rent the first and second units to tenants? Am I breaking the FHA regulations if I do that?

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I have a rental and an unmarried couple have lived there 3

I have a rental and an unmarried couple have lived there 3 years each paying their part of the rent. However, the woman has taken up with another man and no longer pays her share of the rent, no takes any part in cooking and upkeep. I am told she is spending nights with another man. Both of their names are ***** ***** rental agreement. Is there any way I can file eviction notice against her only?

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We have tenants that sent us a certified letter, a Request

We have tenants that sent us a certified letter, a Request for Mutual Rescission of Lease. In the letter, they say that the date on the letter will begin the 30-day notice to terminate the lease early..."At the end of the day on September 15, 2016, we will return our three(3) sets of keys and vacate the premises...". They requested a 7-day response and we denied, since we did not wish to sign a rescission. They say they have met with the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority and they have informed them of their rights as tenants, etc.Bottom line is after sending them the denial to sign the rescission and offering them an alternative of a termination to be effective 10/31/16 or when a new tenant is found and a new lease is signed, whichever occurs first (as stated in the current Lease), we have not heard anything back from them with regards ***** ***** Can we hold them to their 30-Day notice if we didn't sign their request to rescind the Lease? We have not released them from any responsibilities under the terms of the lease.The issue we are having now is that they are denying entrance to have repairs done. Example: we have an electrician that is supposed to be installing grounded outlets and bathroom fans (both requested by them). On 8/20/16, we sent an email informing them that he would be there 8/24. Today they denied entrance, saying they need 24 hours advance notice, which they had, but apparently they felt it was important to inform us at the last minute that it wasn't convenient for them... So, we rescheduled the service to Friday 8/26. Now they are saying that isn't convenient for them. It is obvious that they are playing games now. What is considered "unreasonable"? Can we proceed with repairs regardless of whether or not it is "convenient" for them? (The tenant that is giving us a hard time has not been living there since July, according to a previous email that she sent to us!)Our lease says, "...Tenants agree to allow the Landlords or their agents to enter the dwelling upon reasonable advance notice in order to inspect, repair...The tenants will not be unreasonable in denying entry. Landlords may also enter the property without prior consent if it appears to have been neglected, abandoned or if there is any indication of an urgent or emergent situation (actual, suspected or otherwise) and as otherwise permitted by law or court order...". It also stays that we will enter the house monthly to perform regular maintenance checks on the plumbing, furnace, etc. and that we will make arrangements in advance.Questions:1.) Can they deny entrance for repairs repeatedly? If it were an apartment complex and the manager had repairs scheduled, the tenants informed of the work and they would be expected to comply and not interfere.2.) We've informed the tenants of repairs/work that is going to be done in September, too. We are having a new roof installed and work done in the family room. This is scheduled for September 15th. What can we do if they claim it is not convenient for them? They've been given MONTHS advance notice. We can't reschedule this appointment that was made many months ago.3.) Since the lease states that they may be responsible for attorney fees, etc. that we may incur as a result of trying to enforce the terms of the lease, would this apply to them being unreasonable, too?4.) What is the MA Law with regards ***** ***** repairs/work done on a rental property? Can the tenant interfere with scheduled services if they've been given appropriate advance notice?

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Can I put gates up on an easement that runs through my

Can I put gates up on an easement that runs through my property, I am losing almost 1.5 acres of grass my horses could be eating. As long as I don't lock the gates I would not be blocking anyone's access just making it a pain for them to open and close the gates.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Oklahoma, I can not find a local real estate lawyerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I do own the rights to the easement that goes through my property

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