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Does Florida's owner/builder exemption allow me to build a guest house and a main house on my lot?

Florida statute 489.103(7) says that I'm allowed to build either a one family or two family residence as the owner-builder without a contractor's license. I would like to build a guest house first and ...
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Minimum clearance for sidewalks in multi-family residential dwellings during Construction?

I am in California, and I am a tenant with a landlord that decided to build ADUs 4 feet away from my apartment entrance. That is, a 4 feet wide sidewalk is what separates my apartments from a large ...
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Is there a statute requiring contractors to bill in a timely manner?

Let’s say that Bob has work done to his home. Some payments are made per the contract, but the final payment requires some adjustments to be made to account for changes agreed to during the project, ...
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How does the Uniform Plumbing Code apply to me, for the purposes of home renovation?

According to my state, Texas, Occupations code, Chapter 1301. PLUMBERS, it says in SEC. 1301.255. Adoption of Plumbing codes, Section 1301.255 adopts the Uniform Plumbing Code and the International ...
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Are there limitations to construction a landlord can do during working hours?

New York State. If a tenant works from home, are there any limitations on construction being done on the adjacent apartments during working hours which create a very difficult working environment?
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Do Condominium Owners have standing to build on Condominium common areas?

It is my understanding that licensed contractors are required for construction in Florida. What are the exemptions and what is the governing rule? Assume the context is: a condominium's common area ...
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Contractor does not apply agreed reimbursements to his subcontractor

I have mobile payment app record of a payment to a general contractor. It is tagged as Reimburse for TheSubcontractor' The general contractor has already paid TheSubcontractor. I discovered during a ...
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A tradesperson does more work than what is on the contract and is asking to be paid for it

I have a fixed price contract that has a long list of tasks to be performed but is somewhat vague on the details. The contractor said a number of times "well we could do this" and the this ...
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Plumber employment

Is there any legal issue with a property management company employing a journeyman plumber to do plumbing jobs in house? The management company only manages related party owned properties, ...
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In UK law, are cladding product manufacturers and property developers, civilly liable for dangerously combustible cladding products? If not, why not?

The UK cladding scandal is a well known problem. Essentially it sounds like manufacturers either knew/should have known of product fire risks (or at least in some cases they knew/known about them over ...
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Are there jurisdictions in which it is illegal to presell a house (without the property being already finished)?

Are there jurisdictions (countries) in which it is illegal to presell a house (i.e. contractor selling a house without the property being already finished)? The purpose should be to prevent contractor ...
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Is there a legal standard for the dimensions on a mailbox flag?

I am specifically referring to the red flag on many curbside mailboxes, generally made out of plastic, which is toggled when mail is delivered. I'm quite certain, regardless, that any recognizable ...
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Are there any rules in California that govern what space can be counted as "living area" by agents when advertising property?

It seems that County Assessors under livable square footage use only legally permitted area. And Assessors use it to determine property taxes. However, are there any laws in California that would ...
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Meaning of word "remodeled" in California seller disclosure?

On California C.A.R. TDS forms sellers have to disclose any unpermitted work properly so that buyers would not later sue seller for misrepresenting property. On disclosures I have seen words "[re]...
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What constitutes "fair use" when using or modifying a CAD, architectural drawing

I'm planning, and doing a write-up for a low voltage systems installation instructions for a new building in California (in case that's relevant ). I was given CAD drawing by the building owner, so I ...
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What are my legal options against an illegal construction in a public place that I use?

Last Thursday night, while walking near a public prayer house that I usually visit, I was surprised to see some 20 people, some of whom are neighbors, doing illegal construction activities. Those ...
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Is it possible and how to get all the information on a corporation in Canada, BC

There is a super long story of how we ended up in this situation (in fact too long to describe here), but at the end of the day, one of the contractors who started doing renovations in our apartment ...
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I bought an apartment on plan and it doesn't seems to respect the acoustic standards. What can I do?

I bought in 2015 an apartment on plan (Belgium). In the specifications it was mentioned that the belgian acoustic standard of 2008 "NBN S 01-400-1" would be respected. I received the keys in November ...
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Property lien expiration and removal in North Carolina

I live in North Carolina and had hired a contractor to work on my house. I'd paid them 50% in advance. They did a terrible job and were a nightmare to work with. I have refused to pay for the ...
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Legal requirements to build exercise equipment?

I want to fabricate a powerlifting rack for my local gym either as a donation or possibly bought to advertise my racks. It just occurred to me that there may be structural legalities when making such ...
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Annoying neighbor abusing insurance claims [closed]

My mom's neighborhood was effected by the California wildfires. Her house was untouched, but it destroyed the fence that stood between her backyard and the backyard of a neighbor. Insurance has ...
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Can different rates be charged for the same individual performing multiple labor categories?

I am performing work on a T&M basis for a municipal corporation (i.e. counties, cities, towns, port districts, water-sewer districts, school districts, metropolitan park districts, or such other ...
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Canada–United States Boundary Commission – Treaty of 1925

The International Boundary Commission, which maintains the three-meter-(almost 20-foot)-wide "boundary vista" along the border, claims authority to grant or deny permission to build anything within ...
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How to enable a business to accept construction contracts?

Preface: I understand this is a fairly general question, not typical for stackexchange. Given that, answers that direct me to do my own research are more than welcome. If I am asking this question in ...
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