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Can a KY landlord make tenant responsible for a broken front door?

Imagine you try to leave your house one day and find that your front doorknob, which has always been sticky, finally gives up the ghost and you can't open your front door at all. Naturally, you ...
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Is it legal to refuse an offer for real estate which is above the asking price, when there are no other offers by the published due date

A house in California is for sale with asking price of X . A buyer engages with an agent and finds out in writing that offers will be accepted until a certain date. A buyer submits a formal written ...
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What is the minimum effort required to validate that a landlord-tenant communication is genuine if it isn't signed?

In the state of Washington can tenants disregard written communications from landlords if they are not signed? For example, if 2 printed letters are posted (on different days) notifying of a rent ...
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What rights do landlords in Ontario have regarding prompt delivery of Preliminary Notice for Annual General Meeting

I live in Toronto, Ontario. Our condo's AGM is to be held on February 10, 2022 this year, and the deadline for nominating directors and submitting questions is Jan 10, 2022. However, although the ...
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Can a foreigner from non-EU country rent out his/her apartment in Germany?

I travel a lot to Germany as a tourist. I was thinking of buying an apartment there. Germany laws do allow you to buy property even on tourist visa. But I was wondering if I could rent that property ...
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Are my parents liable if they purchase land and allow the old owner to remain as a tenant?

My parents are farmers and recently bought some pasture land in South Dakota. The previous owner, who we'll call Bob, is an aging gentleman who has lived there all his life in a small, now dilapidated ...
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Should I send a demand letter if I have no intention of filing suit or retained services from legal counsel?

I have a legal plan that allows me consultation from numerous lawyers in my area and I can also have lawyers write demand letters for me as part of my plan. However, the plan stops there. It doesn't ...
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Is it legal for a professional ethics group to demand that I "respect" other agents' exclusive relationships with their clients?

I previously asked this question on the legality of anti-poaching agreements. If it's not illegal for two companies to enter into an agreement not to poach each others' talent, why is it legal for a ...
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HOA shredded our Money Order. Is Money Order an Official Record? Are there other Records we can request?

Money Order (MO). Per our state's rule on HOAs, "4.j.4) Any other records that identify, measure, record, or communicate financial information" is an official record which is under "(4) ...
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How to find a good HOA Lawyer to deal with confrontational HOA [closed]

Suppose that a person's current HOA is very aggressive with increases, fines and attorney fees that tends to silence community members rather than empowering them. Suppose that the management ...
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Secondary property extent

I'm in the UK and the OS paperwork showing boundaries of my house details both a primary and secondary property extent. The primary property extent is the expected boundary of my house. The secondary ...
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Are Rail Roads required to provide a means of crossing for land-locked (by the RR) private property? [duplicate]

This is Montana and I'm dealing with MLR (Montana Rail Link) and the tracks are leased from MLR by BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe). I am a new owner of a property near this RR (Rail-road). Part of ...
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Emergency Egress Blocked by Construction Fence and Planned Construction [closed]

I live in Philadelphia in a townhouse with a fenced rear yard. The rear yard has an emergency egress shaft from the basement that opens into it and it also has a gate in the fence that opens onto an ...
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What is the name of the type of real estate fraud/scheme I'm describing?

I'm writing a mystery story right now that takes place in Texas and currently the motive is that the victim - a real estate agent - typically leases property to people (particularly people starting a ...
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What to do about missing power of attorney paperwork and issues with the title on our house

To sum up the situation with relevant facts, we bought a house in the mid 2000s from a woman who had ostensibly granted power of attorney to her son. The transaction was through the typical real ...
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Earnest money and due diligence money for North Carolina real estate

North Carolina requires two kinds of money deposits with an offer to purchase real estate: earnest money and due diligence money. The two deposits are forfeit under different conditions. Real estate ...
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If you buy an apartment that has a rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant in it can you evict them to move in?

Suppose I buy an apartment which has a rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant but I want to use the apartment as a primary residence in NYC. Do I have the right to evict the tenant and move in?
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Is it possible to have a condominium complex where separated buildings are a Limited Common Element?

We live in a small condominium complex: there are two physical buildings, each with two units. The two buildings are separated by ~20 feet. The units are townhouse style, with each building having two ...
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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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What do you call it when the management of properties is transferred due to negligence?

When the owner of a property or properties fails to take proper care of said properties, the state or municipality may take over management of the properties by force. What is the legal term for this?
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I am a citizen by state X, but I bought a house in state Y and then changed my citizenship from X to Z [closed]

(all the instances of state here means a state in the general sense of a "country", not in the federal state of say a "U.S.A. state"). Let's assume that I am a citizen by state X, ...
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What legal recourse is available for a landlord trying to collect rent during an eviction moratorium?

What legal actions are available for a landlord who is trying to collect rent during the recent U.S. eviction moratorium? The eviction moratorium seems to challenge fundamental notions about property ...
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Can a railroad bar a property owner from access to their property?

A 90+ acre tract of land has CSX railroad on it. The property owner in this rural area hunts on the property. In fact the back half of the tract of land is bounded on three sides by the rail main ...
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Can I deduct a repair/replacement cost from my rent if the landlord endlessly stalls on fixing it?

I have been living in a townhome in Philadelphia, PA for a little over 2 months. There have been endless repairs needed on the home (all due to previous tenants/times) which the landlord has gotten to ...
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Can a restrictive covenant deny a land owner the right to use a road on their own property?

If an easement appurtenant grants access to a property for the purpose of traversing it, can it also restrict the servient estate from any use of that way of access? I am wondering about the ...
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Can you use force to make your way when someone is trying to stop you without legal right to do so?

Suppose you are walking on a public land and there are no legal restrictions to you doing it. Suddenly someone appears on your way and says you can't walk here. They are not a law enforcement officer ...
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HOA Prohibits "Large Families"

My wife and I have found a vacant lot (this is in Utah, BTW) where we would like to build a house. However, the HOA that the lot belongs to does not allow more than four occupants, regardless of the ...
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Could I have any liability for the cost of the unapproved removal a tree from my property and paid by my neighbor?

My neighbor, without my knowledge, had a tree removed from my property. The tree was diseased and would have been removed, at my expense, eventually. It was removed along with an adjacent diseased ...
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Can tenants claim adverse possession during a rent or eviction moratorium?

If there is a rent or eviction moratorium in place for an extended period in a particular jurisdiction, so that tenants are not paying rent, can they eventually acquire adverse possession? By "a ...
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Removing deceased spouse from mortgage - TX | USA

A couple years ago, the lender on my mortgage approached me about refinancing the house to lower my payment, but my wife passed away several years ago. Being in our early 30s, and poor as could be, a ...
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Real estate law omission of important disclosure

Suppose that a person A bought a house in california three years ago. The last owner had lived in that house from the time it was built in 1964 until four years ago. When the owner passed on, the ...
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My fence is almost 2 feet inside my property line. Can my neighbour restrict me from accessing that 2 feet in Ontario Canada

The fence was here when I bought. My neighbour bought just after me. We haven’t been here a year yet. She just had her property surveyed and the fence is inside my property line. My property actually ...
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How does Ohio handle intestate inheritance of jointly owned property

My best attempt to summarize the situation; Ohio property purchased as JTWROS by A, B, and C. A and B are married. C is adult child of A and B. Unfortunately, A suddenly passes, not leaving a will. ...
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Selling property to low-net-worth buyer

Suppose that someone inherited a plot of undeveloped land in a small town in California. The town has a few houses and businesses, but is mostly comprised of undeveloped lots. Even so, suppose this ...
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Is it Legal Not to Disclose Problematic Neighbors When Selling a House?

In most places in Canada, there are certain things a home seller must disclose to potential buyers, such as known problems with the house, e.g. a leaky roof, mold, etc. I'm in Nova Scotia, ...
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Florida Estate does not want to pay lease on condo from deceased tenant but wants personal property

Personal Rep for Estate is out of town and has never visited the leased condo after tenant deceased. She wants personal property without paying up on the past due rent. Have made a Statement of Claim ...
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Is it legal to issue private road notices on public estates in the UK

This morning I parked my car around the corner in a new housing estate and walked to work. When I got back to my car, I found this stuck on the windshield... The housing estate is completely new and ...
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Findings on a home inspection: No wording in agreement that I have to pay for findings. Do I need to?

We had a home inspection done, but a week before closing our buyers want an inspection and “all findings coming off of the sale price”. We have a paragraph in our Agreement of Sale that gives our ...
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Can our HOA require us to help purchase unused properties in our subdivision?

Our HOA held a vote to buy 3 unused parcels of land in our neighborhood. The purchase requires us to pay an additional $763 on top of our annual fee. Am I required to help purchase this property for ...
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Can the buyer's salesperson receive commission directly from a private seller?

Imagine a private seller wants to save money by not hiring an agent, but is willing to pay some amount to a potential buyer's agent to seal the deal. In the described situation can the buyer's ...
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Under what laws did Israel evict Palestinians from their homes?

According to the BBC news last night, the latest violence in Israel / Palestine began after Palestinians were evicted from their homes in favour of Israelis. It seems highly draconian. What laws does ...
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Is there a system of property titles In Israel or is all possession determined through color of titles?

During some of the reports about the current outbreak of violence in Israel, some of the commentators have attempted to explain the details of the incident that spurred the current wave of violence. ...
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What kind of lawyer can review and advise on a LLC operating agreement?

I plan to invest in a fund that is provided by a company that does real estate business. I have conducted business with them for a while and have established some trust. The fund pays a fixed interest ...
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No notice Tenant eviction in North Carolina upon forclosure legal?

I was rvicted from my home by police due to Landlord's property foreclosure. I was given no notice to move by anyone prior to this nor did any formal or informal eviction take place. The lady in the ...
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Property held as joint tenancy with right of survivorship still needs probate?

I bought a house with my brother. The deed says joint tenancy with right of survivorship. My brother died, and I want to sell the house. The underwriter for the title company says my brother's estate ...
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Can a landlord sell their rental income from a tenant to a third party?

I am thinking about a new business venture, my idea is to create a professional vetting service which helps landlord vet their potential tenants, if a tenant passes the vetting process, I will offer ...
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Are peers of landlord-appointed agents also landlord-appointed agents? [closed]

This is related to two of my previous questions: Can a landlord appoint agents at will? and Can a landlord appoint agents at will? The owner of my apartment has hired a realtor to sell it. According ...
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Can a real estate agent refuse to show a rental property (apartment) in NYC if I don't provide my eligibility information?

I'll email the Nooklyn real estate agents in the New York City area with a question about the property (e.g. floor level, elevator availability, cost of parking, etc.), and they almost always respond ...
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Can a landlord appoint agents at will?

I am curious about something that came up in this question: Can a realtor show my apartment at will, with notice?. In the linked question a comment for an answer states: "The realtor IS the ...
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Can a wall fully on one's land be part-party?

I own a semi-detached house 10m tall. A large garage on the detached side shares the bottom 2m of the wall. It belongs to the neighbours, who will build a house to replace the garage. In contrast to ...

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