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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.

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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

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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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RealEstateAnswer

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We meet all criteria adverse possession. We did receive a

We meet all criteria for filling for an adverse possession. We did receive a letter on March 27, 2015 informing us we were encroaching on their property but as current owners we could keep existing encroachments in place as long as we remain owners andas long as structure remains in place. However, when ownership changes hands or damage to structure occurs then encroachment will not be allowed. We believe this is offered because we can file for ownership of the property because we have had the structureson property for 34 years.

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William B. Esq.

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In 1958 we entered into a 99 year lease plot of land on Lake

In 1958 we entered into a 99 year lease for a plot of land on Lake Ninevah Mt. Holly Vermont from owner Vincent and Mary Blakely. The lease was in our name Arthur and Ida Gage and my (Ida) parents name Hiland and Betty Main. The land was undeveloped and needed to be cleared. The Blakesly's staked four corners of the property We cleared the entire area and the first building was a shed which bordered the Northeast corner line of the property line. Vermont State owned the undeveloped lot next to us.October 8, 1963, Vincent and Mary Blakely sold the property outright to my parents Hiland and Elizabeth Main which was recorded in the Mount Holly Land Records Book 28 at pages 348-9. November 3, 1981 Hiland and Elizabeth Main gave up their rights to the property and signed it over to us (Arthur and Ida Gage).At some point in time the State land which bordered our property was purchased by the Wilderness Community. The land was then purchased by The Ninevah Foundation. About 3 or 4 years ago a person asked our permission to go on our land because he was hired by The Ninevah Foundation to survey the land on the waterfront from the State Launch to the beach owned by the Wilderness community. The surveyor was unable to find stakes on our or bordering land as time, storms, and road construction had buried them or washed them away.March 27, 2015 we received a letter from the Ninevah Foundation. They claim that we have encroached on the Foundation's property and have built one structure on their property and another we have built partly on their property. The records in the Town of Mt. Holly for our property and others are vague. We could find no records of the State land that was purchased first by the Wilderness Community and then by the Ninevah Foundation. The Foundation submitted obervations made by the person who surveyed the lake front three or four years ago. We found out he was not a surveyor by the Foundatioln's forester.Our problem is the recorded deed filed at Mt. Holly which describes our property does not coincide with the boundaries the Blakely's staked out when my parents purchased the property and most properties along the lake front have the same problem.Due to the fact that we have cleared the land, taken care of the property, resided on the property as a second home and paid the taxes since 198l that the property is ours due to squater rights law in Vermont. This has been continuous for 34 years.As our deed and boundaries are questionable do we have a case?Art and Ida Gage

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Dimitry Esquire

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