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Can land lord prevent room sharing overnight due to religious reasons? We both pay rent separately and have two separate rooms

Landlord is trying to prevent bf and I from sleeping in one room overnight. We both have our own rooms. However I mostly just use it to change and store my stuff. He made a written agreement after I ...
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Should an answer to foreclosure summons be filed [closed]

So we signed a cash sale contract in December. We assumed we would close late january the latest, but not so. We intended to pay off mortgage upon sale and funds are tight so we skipped mortgage ...
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Intestate succession in Utah: Parent and Siblings

Joe owned a home. He died without a will. His survivors are a mother and six siblings. Do I understand correctly that the mother inherits everything and the siblings nothing? Here is a link to the UT ...
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HOAs and Personal Assistant

What can my personal assistant do when the HOA sends me a violation or other such letter? Can they research the CC&Rs, Bylaws or other such states, federal statues to help me better understand the ...
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Can you buy a granted land for a SC/ST in India? If so, what are the documentation to be followed?

If a land is owned by a SC/ST person and it is a granted land to them. If you want to buy that land from them, what are the legal procedure that needs to be followed to buy it? As there are few ...
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What does the article of this will mean in layman's terms?

ARTICLE III I specifically device and bequeath a life estate of my real property located at LOCATION unto PERSON1 as long as they reside there upon and reasonably maintains the same with the ...
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signature requirements on deed

I understand that deeds, which are used to transfer real estate, are not governed by the Uniform Commercial Code. The UCC signature requirements allow a wide range of methods for executing a signature....
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Is it usual and cutomary for seller to provide credit card debt amounts and bank accounts to title agent

Got an unusual one.....selling a house, from an estate, as court appointed administrator. Title agent is asking administrator to provide the consumer credit cards and amounts, of decedent, owed to ...
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Is it fraudulent to run two similar companies for splitting out debt?

I started a reconstruction project about 2 years ago. I signed a contract with a building firm, let's say A, including a reconstruction plan of about one year. One year and 9 months later the ...
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Can one claim adverse possession by simply securing an existing boundary in England?

A small (.5Acre) plot of land sits adjacent to our property boundary, officially designated "grazing land" it is in practice wild scrubby, sometime-flooded ground that sits between our garden and the ...
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Pipes Froze BC Condo Owner Blocked Furnace Vents

TL;DR: I live in a condo and a majority owner turned off the furnace which heats our crawlspace. Our pipes froze and I would like to explore legal actions to resolve this issue. Hi Everyone, I am in ...
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Can my landlord force me to sign an agreement whereby I'd have to pay their legal fees?

Canada, Ontario: My landlord included this item in the additional terms for a lease they want me to sign: Tenants agree to pay all reasonable costs, Lawyer’s fees and expenses made or ...
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NYC new apartment purchase- transfer of funds to trust account of the attorney

We live in Australia and we bought a new apartment in the US(NYC). We already paid 30% of the apartment price and for the closing we need to pay 70%. Our US lawyer told us that we should transfer the ...
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In an LLC (real estate) with two equal members, who is considered the owner of the LLC's properties. The LLC, or the partners?

I am one of two members of an LLC that owns property in Kentucky. Could one or both of the members be considered the owner of a particular property, or would the LLC represent the legal owner? A ...
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One child gets the heritage 40 years later?

I have a question about how to deal with the following issue: There's a family with two kids. The family property is 2 houses (same value, one is home to the family and the other is empty). The older ...
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Can a man who owns a strip of land going through another's house extort the owner of the house with threat to build on the land?

There was a recent article on cracked.com discussing an individual who accidentally purchased a tiny strip of land, worth approximately 50 dollars, thinking he was purchasing the house it ran through. ...
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Buying a home from a 'sale by owner' that was previously listed by some agent and shown by my agent. My agent asking commission and raising price

The incident is based in Arizona. An agent was assigned to us a part of our relocation. The agent showed some houses which I had done the research for. So I had found the house and asked them to show ...
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Affidavit as an eviction notice

This is a question exploring a solution to this situation Curious case of real-estate transaction with predatory tenants A seller has entered an agreement with a buyer in the jurisdiction of Nova ...
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Curious case of real-estate transaction with predatory tenants

This question is looking for some ideas and some underwater rocks that haven't been though of yet. The context: Jurisdiction: Nova Scotia, Canada A buyer and a seller has entered into an sale ...
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Real estate - Transfer Disclosure Statement and Disclosure of Repairs

This question pertains to real estate law in the state of California. I recently purchased a house and moved in this past weekend. Yesterday, the first rain event of the season occurred, and several ...
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Incorrect details on MLS listing, misrepresentation?

I am my own real estate agent and I recently got a property under contract. The description the selling agent added on the MLS said the property was rentable via Airbnb. When I asked for the bi-laws ...
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Bank tell me it is safe to wait for real-estate loan offer

I'm trying to buy a real-estate and I have already signed a sales agreement. The bank tells me it is slow currently to print an "Offre de prêt" (loan offer), and has given an "Accord de prêt" ...
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Is a notarized signature required on a title search?

I've noticed that in preparation for closing on a house, a title search is done. What is the name of the document that is produced when the title search is complete? And does that document need to ...
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Does an out-of-state (U.S.) business broker or advisor need to be licensed in the state where the business is to get paid a finder's fee?

If I am based in a state that DOES NOT require a business broker or real estate license to sell a business but I work on a deal in a state (WA, OR, CA, CO, FL, etc.) that does require that license, ...
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Can I buy a housing development lot and not build a house?

Around the suburbs of Kansas City, there's no shortage of housing developments where you can buy an empty lot and are expected to use the land to build a house. Would there be any zoning law ...
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Does buying property on mortgage gives any sort of protection against future Compulsory purchase & massive devaluation

Background (inserted editorially) One of the risks of buying a flat / house is that the neighborhood will be declared blighted by the government which would then force property owners to sell their ...
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Striking a “ready willing and able” clause from an Estate Agent's contract

Uk-based I'm about to instruct an Estate Agent for the sale of my house. I asked for a draft of the contract and found that it included a "Ready, willing and able" clause. Full text: You will ...
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Time share fees

I have a time share which I have difficulty using as the places I want to go are never available when I want them. I have tried to sell it with no success. It is paid for but there are hefty fees ...
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Are there successful ways of getting out of a reverse mortgage?

My father in-law took out a reverse mortgage several years ago. He later passed away. It wasn't until after his death that we learned about the reverse mortgage. He died approx. 4 years ago this ...
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UK Money Laundering Regulations 2017, UK Limited Company buying real estate

A is the sole director of ACME Limited, a UK limited company regsitered in England and Wales with a registered office as well as trading address close to Liverpool. A as the director is an EU national ...
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Can someone put signs in my road verge?

I live in Austin, Texas. The road verge (the strip of grass between my sidewalk and the street) belongs to the city, but I am required to maintain it. We've had a serious outbreak of political and ...
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What does “residence of temporary character” mean

The protective covenants and restrictions section on the deed of a house has a clause stating: No trailer, basement, garage, barn, or other outbuildings erected on this property shall at any time ...
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Can an estate agent legally incentivize someone to sell below market value?

My neighbor is selling his house and the estate agent has listed it below market value, but in return is offering to pay the stamp duty and bill to refurbish the kitchen in the house he is moving to. ...
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Should I sign apartment condition form before inspecting apartment?

I am in the process of signing a lease on an apartment. Included in the lease documents is the standard Boston, MA, USA apartment condition form. https://www.lrgboston.com/pdfs/Apartment%20Condition%...
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Would towels under floorboards (for sound insulation) be considered an unacceptable fire risk?

I am a live-in landlord (UK), with two lodgers. My bedroom is on the ground floor, my lodger is in the bedroom above me. I want to reduce the noise from above, and this video suggests that folded ...
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Can my neighbor post signs on my side of the fence?

This is about a friend and not myself. The situation takes place in Alberta Canada. A friend of mine moved into his new home and the next-door neighbor demanded he pay for half the fence (Which was ...
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Can I quit claim deed my property to anyone I want?

I would like to transfer my property to a random person I do not know by quit claim deed. Can I do that?
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Can my HOA force us to pay additional costs for unnecessary capital improvements?

TL;DR: Can an HOA force homeowners to pay a large 1-time fee for installation of a street gate and increased monthly fees for road maintenance on the private road that is already in the process of ...
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Can I sue my appraiser from when I bought my home in Georgia a few years ago due to an egregious error on the square footage?

Both seller and buyer agreed to a purchase price with all the details agreed upon. The financing was not an issue either. The only issue that created a problem was the difference in the square ...
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Can someone get a spouse off a deed that never lived together and was incarcerated?

If someone bought a property before marriage (premarital), got married, refinanced the property while spouse was incarcerated which added spouse to quit claim deed, then got divorced months after the ...
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did you consent because you could have seen a poster?

Instead of a signed release, in recent years I'm seeing posters saying that if you walk in an area you consent to the commercial use of your likeness for unlimited purposes without payment. At least ...
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Force neighbor to resolve property line encroachment before selling house

My neighbor built a fence that crosses our property line. I had a surveyor come mark the boundary to be sure. (It has only been a few years so no adverse possession possibilities.) This neighbor is ...
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What counts as an illegal application fee under Mass law?

I'm planning on renting an apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The realtor says that to "hold the apartment" I need to pay 1st month's rent along with my rental application and proof of income. It ...
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What to do about neighbor's dangerous retaining wall

Several years ago, a neighbor built a retaining wall on the property line. It is a really cheap retaining wall and made from wood. The wood is now rotten and the wall is falling apart. Worse, cars ...
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Drafting a will to have a third party sell an inherited home? [closed]

The question title may be a bit misleading - it's hard to word my issue. Apologies in advance. Background I am 27 and my sister is 23. We stand to inherit a 1500 sq. foot home should anything happen ...
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Selling a home co-owned by someone with a severe mental disorder [duplicate]

The question title may be a bit misleading - it's hard to word my issue. Apologies in advance. Background I am 27 and my sister is 23. We stand to inherit a 1500 sq. foot home should anything happen ...
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Anything I could cite to make my apartment complex more flexible regarding their inspections in Texas?

So my apartment complex likes to do these pretend inspections which means they are about to sell the property again and they act like these are routine legal inspections of your HVAC unit, but again, ...
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Neighbour damaging property boundary - what are our rights?

UK query here. My question is about the options available to us when a neighbour carries out actions that damage our hedge boundary. The rights and responsibilities of property owners when it comes ...
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Do Covenants and/or By Laws become null due to non-enforcement?

I seem to remember a lecture during my Business Law Classes which discussed nullification of Community Covenants or By-Laws (an HOA for example) when a certain rule has been violated for x-years and ...
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The condition of leasehold improvements at the end of the lease

My understanding is that the default / customary approach to leasehold improvements is that they go to the lesser at the end of the lease. When that's the case, how is the condition of the improvement(...

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