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Our responses might have crossed each other in parallel. The

Our responses might have crossed each other in parallel. The lease is certainly an interesting option. However, before we were thinking of moving in we wanted to really do some amazing renovation work since its a gorgeous waterfront property. So i don't think the renovation might be possible on a lease. Thoughts on this? Thnx again.

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David Stewart

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We live in MI. We have Riparian Rights to lake front

We live in MI. We have Riparian Rights to lake front property. We have granted an easement to the water to a back lot owner. For many years we have shared a dock. They have put dock in and out, and many years ago asked us to deep six our aging dock and they would replace. We have assumed that our waterfront taxes on that property have been our contribution to the shared dock. Our lake front cottage is now for sale. They want us to transfer dock privileges to them, or they say they will take us to court ... and win...or they will take the next owners to court and win. I don't think Adverse laws work because we have granted permission and have shared. But this has been the arangement over 15 years. They have been told by a lawyer they would win. Would they? Is there something besides Adverse Posession?

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My husband owns a waterfront property in Connecticut with a

my husband owns a waterfront property in Connecticut with a dock.his son has been renting the property and apparently had some sort of understanding (no contract maybe emails and texts and calls) that because the guy he was freinds with put gravel on the driveway, he would be able to dock his boat for a year or so free of charge or in exchange.The son is not the owner of the property.My husband is now selling the property and the boat owner refuses to remove the boat for 1 year.He says he is owed a year.My husband says he has no rights and would have to go through an eviction proceeding to remove the boast.I find it hard to believe.I also don't think he should just do nothing.What are his rights?

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Loren

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We own a small waterfront property in suburban Maryland,

Hello -We own a small waterfront property in suburban Maryland, purchased in '99. A neighbor of four years is now claiming that a portion of our lower deck atop the bulkhead built 35 years ago by the US Army Corp of Engineers crosses his property line, and is in fact his property. We inherited the remaining loan payments on the bulkhead when we purchased the home, and have fully paid it off. We have maintained the structure on our own. None of the prior two owners who have lived next door to us since we moved in ever mentioned the possibility that the deck was over the property line. This information has come up now, as a result of other disagreements between us and our neighbor. What is our recourse? Do we have a solid argument for arduous domain?

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Barrister

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In Tennessee, do private waterfront property lines extend to

In Tennessee, do private waterfront property lines extend to the water through TVA fee land (below the 690 contour) along the original line, or perpendicular to the waterfront? Need to determine placement of a dock.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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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?

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Ray

Lawyer

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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 ?

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Irwin Law

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I have a 14 ft lake access to a Oklahoma lake which runs

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.

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Attorney 1

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In New York State, defendant advertised a "waterfront

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/"

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