Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Real Estate Law Questions
We live in a private subdivision in St County MO.. Many
We live in a private subdivision in St Charles County MO.. Many years after our next door neighbor added to his property's elevation, filling in his drainage pipe and swale, we developed drainage issu… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
125,425 satisfied customers
I live in NC. We recently purchased a property in Charlotte,
I live in NC. We recently purchased a property in Charlotte, NC for the purpose of constructing two new homes. When we met with the Architectural Review Board for the neighborhood, several of the memb… read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,196 satisfied customers
Im currently in due diligence of purchase of a 2.5 year old
Im currently in due diligence of purchase of a 2.5 year old home. On inspection of the property it has been discovered the builder did not adequately grade between homes for water drainage. Can I be f… read more
Loren
Loren
35,945 satisfied customers
I bought a brand new home 3 years ago, October 9 2012. The
I bought a brand new home 3 years ago, October 9 2012. The first spring rain, I noticed excessive water in the back and side yard. It was like a swamp and would sit 48-72 hours in my yard before drain… read more
evanesq
evanesq
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
960 satisfied customers
Water seepage from the leased house next to my house is destroying
Water seepage from the leased house next to my house is destroying the cement slabs on my property and i am very concerned that this seepage has also affected my house foundation. I am familiar with R… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,988 satisfied customers
I have a water runnoff concern. I have been threatened with
I have a water runnoff concern. I have been threatened with legal action by the person with the property below mine. My house was built in 1983 at a time when the lots below were undeveloped. The home… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
125,425 satisfied customers
I just closed on my new home. My new neighbor is experiencing
I just closed on my new home. My new neighbor is experiencing drainage issues. He built with anotherbuilder but my builder told me he was going to have issues due to a walk out on a lot not suited for… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
6,615 satisfied customers
My neighbor has elevated her entire backyard by ~2 feet and
My neighbor has elevated her entire backyard by ~2 feet and also elevated even more only one edge of the drainage ditch that lies fully within her property leaving the side of the ditch that is closer… read more
DamienJD
DamienJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,956 satisfied customers
I live in a subdivision. I have 2 storm drainage on my lot.
I live in a subdivision. I have 2 storm drainage on my lot. Upon purchasing the property, builder suggested that as long as the drainage system were not inside o my fence. HOA will be responsible for … read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,988 satisfied customers
I purchased my home brand new in 2006. Since then, my backyard
I purchased my home brand new in 2006. Since then, my backyard has all but washed away several times. The problem lies in how the builder graded our lot. We have tried on several occassions to plant g… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,988 satisfied customers
I have a complicated issue and without typing a book, Ill
I have a complicated issue and without typing a book, I'll try to condense the information. Basic info: live in Virginia My family moved into home: February 2011 but bought home November, 2010 Neighbo… read more
Loren
Loren
35,945 satisfied customers
Dear Sir or Madam, I live in a development where my backyard
Dear Sir or Madam, I live in a development where my backyard slopes downhill towards my neighbor's backyard so that when it rains the water in my yard would flow through into his yard than out to the … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,142 satisfied customers
We live in Maryland. We bought a small farm from our neighbor.
We live in Maryland. We bought a small farm from our neighbor. We put a horse arena in 12 years ago. Over the years, as sediment has built up blocking the natural drainage of water from the arena, wat… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
Based on the above history of questions shown. Since we last
Based on the above history of questions shown. Since we last corresponded, On Dec 1st 2010, it rained heavily and my property flooded and the water backed into my yard and up near and over the basemen… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,253 satisfied customers
Hello, I recently bought and moved into a townhouse that
Hello, I recently bought and moved into a townhouse that is about 40 years old in Corona. This past Monday, a portion of the house was flooded with outside rain water. In the purchase agreement, the s… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
My house was built over a stream, which is evident on landscaping
My house was built over a stream, which is evident on landscaping plans. I had water problems during the construction of my home, which led me to purchase a sump pump from my builder. I have a hole in… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
I found a softball size hole in the concrete block of my foundation.
I found a softball size hole in the concrete block of my foundation. My home was built in 2001, and has a stuctrual warranty.The hole is located in my basement crawl space and as a result due to the h… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
Our street is towards the top of a hill. My property line
Our street is towards the top of a hill. My property line ends at the very top of the hill below us. I have a pool and the cement walk around the pool is shifting. The hill is shifting and I don't kno… read more
Greg Boop
Greg Boop
Principal Member
Juris Doctorate
202 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

12,142 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

8,377 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

8,253 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,208 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

103,584 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,572 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including real estate law.

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x