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I purchased (not leased) an underground propane tank in 2002
I purchased (not leased) an underground propane tank in 2002 and arranged the entire installation of it as part of a home addition project. As soon as the tank was installed, I had it filled and called the propane supplier to pick up their above-ground tank that was leased. Shortly thereafter, that propane company was bought out. I continued with the new company until 2006, but did not like the service and completely settled my account with them and never purchased propane from them again.In May of this year I found a tag on my door from Suburban Propane saying my propane tank had been locked out for none-payment of lease. A heated phone call that evening got the propane back on, but Suburban now says they own the tank and either want to sell it to me or charge me a monthly lease fee. This was the first time I had ever even heard of Suburban Propane.Unfortunately, I do not have records from 2002 to show a purchase of the tank. Suburban sent me a lease agreement from 1986 that was for the above-ground tank I had removed in 2002 with the serial number of my underground tank penciled in under the info from the original above-ground tank (Suburban obtained the lease record after buying out the company that had bought my original propane supplier).Suburban continues to hound me about the tank and I have no intention of being shaken down by this unethical company (Google "Suburban Propane complaints"). Besides the fact that I purchased the underground tank (although I can't produce a receipt), is there anything I can do short of going to court and spending more than the value of the tank on legal fees?
My fiance and I live in Ohio. The house and all of the
My fiance and I live in Ohio. The house and all of the paperwork are in his name, and he pays the mortgage. It has been my permanent home address for nearly 4 years. If he were to pass away before we were married, what would happen to the house? Would I have any legal claim to it? The utilities have been paid from my checking account for about 2 years. Could we create some kind of legal document stating I could stay on something like LegalZoom, or would we need something more official? I would expect that I would have to assume making payments in that unfortunate event.
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My husband and I purchased a property together. Mortgage is
My husband and I purchased a property together. Mortgage is in both names. When our relationship hit a bumpy patch, he stopped paying the mortgage - without my knowledge (hid mail from me). I continued to pay for household utilities, groceries, HOA fees, insurance, etc. The home is now in foreclosure. Is there any legal action I can take against him for allowing the home to go into foreclosure.
I left my own house because I felt unsafe with my living
I left my own house because I felt unsafe with my living girlfriend and her daughter, I am planning to file a restraining order again them. The mortgage is on my name and all the utilities, when can I shut off the utilities?
I have an easement of my property which I bought in 2002,
I have an easement of my property which I bought in 2002, the easement from the formerowner grant to SCE for $10 in 1931 , for putting the electrical post , The grantee never paythe landscape fee or property tax and require 65 foot frontage X 45 foot depth for free access . Can I have any option to recover of my cost to maintain the property in good order ?Mike
The local property inspector in Ewing township N J is
the local property inspector in Ewing township N J is demanding that I come to his office to learn what he calls the steps necessary for an inspection of my property. the property is well maintained and has been kept up to date with inspections. However, we put a second tenant in without first having the apartment inspected again. The last inspection took place one year ago. To complicate matters, the downstairs Tenent plays cards with the inspector and constantly calls him to complain about me. She is a royal pain who pays late and makes constant demands.Her lease is to be renewed in August. She hasn't signed it yet. Can I send her another notice telling her that we don't now want to renew her lease? She has caused nothing But trouble. She has use of the backyard and refuses to share it with the upstairs Tenent. She constantly complains about noise and disturbs the upstairs Tenent. What can I do to get rid of her??
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My father has land in Sturtevant, WI. This has been s land
My father has land in Sturtevant, WI. This has been his land since 1999. He has been paying property tax on it and up to date on everything. Recently, someone filed something with the village claiming a piece of my father's land. He has been utilizing it for a few years. I do not know specific details but in a nutshell he is trying to take my father's land away from him. What are my father's rights as the owner? Please refer me to the an attorney that can help him out.
I am getting married, now my lady and her sister co own a
I am getting married, now my lady and her sister co own a estate house that is in thier fathers name. The sister is threatening to charge me rent if we force her to pay for half the taxes and insurence on the house. we can't get a loan to buy her out without the sister signing on it. now if she doesn't agree with the apprasal from the bank she has stated she will not sigh on to let myself and my fience buy out the house from her. what are my options?
I have serious concerns about what is currently happening atView more real estate law questions
Tom and I have serious concerns about what is currently happening at Laguna Reef. I just spoke with Leesa Hoffman about damage that occurred when a water leak from the toilet above in her unit damaged our guest bathroom wall and ceiling. This was a second occurrence. We had the repair made and submitted the bill to the onsite manager in January.I checked again several times with her, emailed Gary, our board president, on June 27, 2016 and have gotten no response. I finally called Leesa, who has the unit above us today. She told me that Gary has ruled that the damage is our responsibility, and they will not reimburse us for the damage. She further said that Linda P. was supposed to let us know. She also said that to her that the wording of the bylaws meant that the owner would have to do the damage on purpose to be responsible. I replied that that the word deliberate or intentional is not in the bylaws.This is very surprising to us since we were charged and required to pay a $1000.00 for damage to the unit below us when our dish washer hose sprung a leak.Below is the wording from the current bylaws:B-2. Damage. Each Owner is responsible for any loss or damage to his Unit, other Units, the personal property of other residents or their guests, or to the General Common Elements and improvements, if such loss or damage is caused by the Owner or by any person for whom the owner is responsible.From the Third Amended and Restated Condominium Declaration:16. OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF APARTMENT UNIT. An Owner shall maintain and keep in repair the interior of his own Apartment Unit, including the fixtures thereof. The interior of the unit includes everything inside the common element bearing walls, ceiling, and floor to specifically include the drywall, paneling, or plaster surfaces, drop ceilings, floor coverings, and entry doors. All fixtures and equipment, including the heating and air conditioning system installed within the Apartment Unit, commencing at a point where the utility lines, pipes, wires, conduits or systems (which for brevity are hereafter referred to as “utilities”) enter the Apartment Unit shall be maintained and kept in repair by the Owner thereof. This specifically includes Owner responsibility for any pipes or ducts in any fur-downs, drop ceilings, drywall, or paneling. Without limitation of the generality of the foregoing, an Owner shall maintain and keep in good repair (and replace, if so required) the air conditioner compressor, air conditioner drain lines, hot water heater unit, fans, ductwork (specifically including duct work between, heating unit and cooling coils, utilized in and for his Apartment Unit, as well as all other fixtures situated within or installed into the Limited Common Elements appurtenant to such.I have spoken to several other owners recently who had received similar “no reimbursement” rulings when damage occurred to their condos and little or no response from the Board. I am requesting that 20% of the owners join us in calling a special meeting to discuss and add clarity to the current policies and procedures being applied to the governing documents at Laguna Reef by the current Board. If this type of damage is not a concern you have, please disregard my email.In summary, Tom and I are requesting that a minimum of 20% of the owners join us in calling a special meeting (see Article 4.4 below) to clarify and explain the recent change in interpretation of the bylaws, rules and declaration.Do we have any other recourse, such as small claim's court?