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I have filed a complaint in York County Superior Court in
I have filed a complaint in York County Superior Court in Alfred, ME against a lawyer who represented me in what would have been a simple Chapter 11 case. I had an important commercial real estate property valued easily at $3 million and with little more investment would have been worth exponentially more. The only lien on the entire property was for $225,000. A fraudulent foreclosure action was filed and thus the reason I filed Chapter 11 protection. On the next business day after filing Chapter 11 protection my property was sent to auction after a 17 minute hearing held prior to normal court hearing hours and prior to any creditor being noticed of this kangaroo hearing. I was destroyed in 17 minutes...thanks to what my lawyer did (intentionally). Now my case pending before the Superior Court is pending with a motion for summary judgment because I can't find a lawyer willing to serve as an expert legal witness to testify in court that most of all that my lawyer did was intentionally designed to cause me to lose this commercial property. My time is running out. How best can I find...and afford...to locate an expert legal malpractice lawyer to testify that my attorney's actions were not only wrong but never provided me the due care I deserved as his client?
My neighbors waterfront property has an erosion problem that
My neighbors waterfront property has an erosion problem that is migrating across the property line eroding my side. In 2000 I had a bulkhead built on my waterfront and extend it up the neighbors side about five feet to keep it secure. Since then the neighbor has lost about four plus feet of land through run off, hightides and waves. Now my property is eroding away threating the deadmen ancors which are buried on my property securing the bulkhead and possibly the foundation of my house which is about 20 feet away. A couple weeks ago filed a complaint with Baltimore county code violations. They sent a inspector out from soil erosion department and he told me he couldn't issue any code violation to my neighbors property because it is a civil matter between to property owners... He explained to me his agency only monitors erosion issues on active building construction and excavation projects where contractors are working.. He suggested making a civil claim with the neighbor... What should I do? Can you recommend an attorney for this issue...
HISTORY: Defendant purchases parcel of property in 1999 (280'
HISTORY: Defendant purchases parcel of property in 1999 (280' x 75)'. Property is subdivided and dwelling is constructed on one parcel (100'x75') Following year remaining parcel is developed with construction of dwelling (180 'x 75)',financed at a different Bank. Later that year it was determined by developer (purchaser) the 280' x 75' parcel did not include waterfront (60'x 75') . Purchaser hires attorney to quiet title and include waterfront. The legal then read " to waters edge" . In 2007 the bank foreclosed on a promissory note (line of credit) against parcel 2 ,supposedly (180'x75'), the legal on mortgage .The Bank wrongly foreclosed on entire parcel 280 x 75. This caused the lender on parcel 1, 100x 75 to initiate foreclosure action. The initial foreclosures bank realized their mistake and advised Defendant to get good Attorney. The foreclosures forced the Defendant into bankruptcy.The Defendant went through Bankruptcy,the properties were foreclosed and included in Bankruptcy.This all ended around late 2008. Since this time the mortgage and note has been sold at least three times by lending institutions.Current : The now 3rd or 4th owner of mortgage comes back to sue defendant to quiet title and gain ownership of 60 x 75 of waterfront , not on any mortgages. Defendant goes back to bankruptcy court concerning the 60 x 75 parcel not included in bankruptcy.Bankruptcy court had no interest in said parcel.QUESTION: After all these years and all subsequent sale and transfers of Mortgage can new owner legally obtain ownership of waterfront. Is there a statue of limitations to quiet title in this situation? Does this open door for defendant to go back and sue for foreclosure on wrong parcel ? Florida
Seller sold three acres with a run-down home, "as is", a few
Seller sold three acres with a run-down home, "as is", a few years ago for about two million, in an incorporated subdivision which closely monitors what can be done/not done.Buyer wanted to drastically enlarge the existing home (built 1960) or raze-&-rebuild, but Corporation denied his plans, and he also was denied by County because of severe new 'setbacks' (from slopes and waterfront) put into effect since 1960, leaving no room for expansion except present on-the-ground 'footprint' of the home. Buyer finds restrictions unacceptable and has not moved in and property has had practically no use whatever, so house is overgrown and more run-down than ever.Question(s) : Can Seller possibly find a way to 'take back' the property from Buyer with no harmful tax consequences to himself , and/or offer any tax benefits to Buyer through either some form of simple Quit-claim deed or buying-back at some drastically-reduced price from the original sale price ?
We lived almost six years in an apt. When we moved in the carpet
We lived almost six years in an apt. When we moved in the carpet was not new. We don't think it was even shampooed. Over the course of living there, the apt and building was allowed to decay, full of mold and birds living above my ceiling in bedroom. Anyway, our landlord kept all of our deposit. I think to retaliate. Because we called a building inspector. He was going to condemn the apt. My husband lost his leg to MRSA from there, and now it looks like I have pulmonary fibrosis. We have hundreds of photos. And when we were filling wall holes, the landlord came over and told us not to worry about cleaning. They had to do a lot of work etc. two women showed up to help me clean. I told them what the landlord said. So, they helped move instead. After everyone was gone we went back in and vacuumed and washed down things. I was so ill from living there, I could not clean the oven. And we emptied the fridge, but did not clean it because the fridge gasket was hanging down to the floor. We asked for a new fridge for four years. He always had an excuse. We asked for grout to be put in both the kitchen and bath. When we moved in. He never did it. Finally three years later, I pull up the tiles black mold everywhere. We also had the floor shampooed a month before we moved. You could see where people had pictures hung up. The walls were dirty and needed paint. So, he sent a letter to us stating, we paid $600 deposit. His deductions: non refundable pet fee. He had a letter from doctor for my pets for PTSD. We never paid that. Then carpet cleaning. We lived there six years. It needed NEW carpet. Then 6hrs janitorial @$30.00 an hr. ( when people moved out he and his wife would take a bucket, vacuum and a bottle of mold cleaner and would spend about 20 minutes there cleaning. We know we lived there long enough to know that.) $30.00 an hour....really? He didn't hire anyone for that kind of stuff. And then he charged 2 hrs repairing holes in the walls. @$30.00 we filled and sanded them, plus we had the paint there to paint. Total $570. Refund $30.00. We never got it. He said no forwarding address. We told him to send it to our apt it would forward. Plus, in our file he had my Mother's, our two sister's and our friends phone numbers for emegencies. And he said he didn't have our phone number. We kept our same cell number. And I sent him a postcard of our new address. Besides, we got his letter here! He keeps other deposits too. We want to sue him. The owner's have the money. This is waterfront property in WA. My husband lost his leg to MRSA. And what they think I have has a 2 1/2 yr life expectancy. This might turn into a wrongful death. I just don't know why he kept all of it. We hoped for at least $200 so we could pay off two medical bills that went to collections now, and so he ruined our credit. We live in ID. And moved straight here. My husband lost his leg with in a month. That is too long of a story. So, I thought I would at least ask what should we have gotten other than suing him for getting ill living there? This landlord is a bully and thief. He also gave a pass key to an ex con that lives there as a backup for when the landlord goes to the casino every weekend. We were friends with this landlord after moving in. We ate at his table. He told me too much stuff that I may have to use against him. Others would get involved that lived there, if we could find them. But we are in ID now. Sorry this is so long. I am dismayed. Tha't all. We also had things stolen there. It is a gated property. I don't want to lay down and die letting him get away with this a lot more than once! Thank you.
I have a 14 ft lake access to a Oklahoma lake which runs through
I have a 14 ft lake access to a Oklahoma lake which runs through a neighbors lot. My home and lot are on the other side of the road. What are my rights? They are pouring parking which will make it difficult to back anything down the access to waterfront.
Our landlord mobile home park was notified by the water
Our landlord for our mobile home park was notified by the water company that there was a major leak and they did nothing. Our water bill went from $40.97 in October to $122.68 in January. We have an HOA and we need to know what our rights are.
In New York State, defendant advertised a "waterfront cottage&quoView more real estate law questions
in New York State, defendant advertised a "waterfront cottage" for weekly rental on Craiglist and required 50% deposit at time of booking. Family booked (and paid deposit for) one week in July, but when they arrived at the cottage they found that it was approximately 100 yards from the actual waterfront, with two rows of cottages (and private roadways) between their cottage and the waterfront. The cottage did have waterfront access, both to a beach and to a dock, but the property the cottage was on was not itself adjacent to the water, and the parents of the family that booked the cottage therefore did not feel it would be a safe arrangement for their children. They did not then take possession of the cottage, but rather went elsewhere and requested a full refund on the basis that the craigslist add had misrepresented the cottage by calling it a "waterfront cottage."Question: Was the landlord misrepresenting the cottage by calling it a "waterfront cottage/"