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What Happens To Shared Land When An HOA Is Dissolved?

An HOA was formed in Illinois back in 2006 a big developer was going to build houses. They established some rules/covenants and established the property lot lines. It also established some small ...
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Differences between SoCal and NorCal real-estate

I recall that there are some significant differences in real estate law or procedures between Northern California and Souther California. What are the exact differences and where is the dividing line?...
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Does the UK building regulations allow for having no principal contractor for domestic clients?

Under The Building Regulations 2010 (as amended), a domestic client is a client where the project is being carried out for non-business reasons. A contractor is someone who carries out the work, and ...
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On the meaning of "constitutes compliance with all other statutes" in Fla. Stat. 83.49

83.49 Deposit money or advance rent; duty of landlord and tenant.— (3)(d) Compliance with this section by an individual or business entity authorized to conduct business in this state, including ...
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Who decides the sale price of jointly owned property?

Two friends decide to purchase a condo 50/50 and become roommates. Foolishly, no agreement between the friends is entered. Shortly after, roommate A finds a girlfriend. The relationship rapidly ...
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What's the history of land zoning legislation, if any, before New York in 1916?

When searching google for the history of zoning, it seems to always go to just the history of zoning in the United States. Is there any precedent for zoning prior to New York City?
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What is the purpose of a Money Mortgage Deed of Trust Affidavit?

I'm recently divorced and in the process of closing on a house, and was given the option by the title company of either having my ex sign a Subordination of Child Support Lien or executing a Money ...
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Building regulations inspection not done until almost 10 years after the works - still enforceable?

I bought and completely refurbished my UK (Midlands) house 10 years ago. This included removing the problematic old staircase and fitting a spiral staircase. In total, the only building regulations ...
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Who owns a co-op building if the proprietary lease expires?

I've seen multiple claims that if a co-op building lets the proprietary lease expire, then shares in the corporation become worthless (even if the corporation owns the building and land outright, ...
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German real-estate. Property caveat when company goes bankrupt

I bought an apartment in germany in a building that hasn't been built yet. I have also applied for and received a 'property caveat'. What happens if the company that i bought the apartment from goes ...
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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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How does a clause of reverter or "possibility of reverter" interact with the Rule Against Perpetuities?

This is a follow up to another more broad question. According to Wikipedia on the possibility of reverter, There is a possibility of reverter when an estate will return to the grantor if a condition ...
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Are structural engineers required to have liability insurance?

Are structural engineers required by law to have liability insurance in Wisconsin? If it's not required, is it still common to have? Or do many structural engineers not carry it? (I know that's a ...
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Homesteading law in the Atacama Desert

This is a second attempt at this question. Does Chile have a homesteading law? If so, does the Atacama Desert contain land where this could be used; i.e. not owned by anyone and not under other legal ...
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How do I find who owns (and is responsible for) the maintenance of the fence between two houses?

According to the official land registry .gov.uk website "there’s usually no record of the exact boundary between two properties, or who owns the hedge, wall, tree or fence between 2 properties&...
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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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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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Lease Assignment in NYC

I am in a 2 BD apartment in NYC. I'm on the lease along with the other tenant. There is a guarantor on the lease. I want to leave the lease, which has 10 months remaining. I have sent the landlord a ...
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How can I legally petition for a home that has been in the family for generations but the deed has another name on it

There is a house in my family that has been lived in for almost 70 years. Originally the family member that purchased the house used a family friend to procure the mortgage (she did not know better as ...
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How hard is it to change a condo association name in Washington DC?

My wife and I just bought a condo in Washington DC. In DC, it is very common for a developer to buy a row home, gut it, and turn it into a 2 or 3 unit condo, and that's what we bought. Our building ...
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Is it illegal to claim an address as your "primary residence" if you don't live there most of the time?

I currently live and work in NJ. I am single and live with my parents. The apartment we currently live in is small and I want to buy a house, but my state is pretty expensive. My parents found a ...
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Will landlord be held liable for failing to meet NJ Security Deposit reporting laws?

I am dealing with a NJ dispute. I am on the tenant side. Any clarity would be greatly appreciated. Or if you could point me in the right direction to get some answers. The landlord must notify tenant ...
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Where can I find a will that passed property to municipality with restrictive covenants?

The will of George H. Hermann passed property from his estate to the City of Houston. Some of the transfers, included clauses like the following, in the city of Houston, Harris County, Texas, for the ...
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Boundary Fences UK: What Comes Under Class A, Part 2 Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (Amended)?

Edited Question for Improvement What residences/businesses come under Class A, Part 2 Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (Amended)? I am looking into the defintion of Free ...
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Damage vs Maintenance

In my community, we have an individual who, while building a house, brought in large amounts of heavy material which caused the road to fail. When confronted about the cost of repairs, he brought up ...
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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 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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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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Question about items left after a home sale

So I did a bit of research that anything that is stated in the contract are to be left to the buyer and that fixtures are also left to the buyer regardless of it being in the contract. My question is ...
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When would an area variance not be for a self-created difficulty?

When pursuing an area variance in New York State, the local Zoning Board of Appeals applies a five-factor balancing test to determine if they should grant the variance. One of these factors is if the &...
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Does procuring cause in real estate apply when you have to change an agent

I found a property for sale online and I toured it with an agent a week ago. There was no signed agreement between the agent and me. However, the agent is not willing to write an offer for me as they ...
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Can accessory buildings under 108 square feet have a basement in Ontario?

I'm looking to build a small bunkie in the forest behind my cottage. I've been reading the bylaws, and it looks like I can come up with a pretty usable space by including a loft with a less than 6 ...
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What happens if a builder doesn't fully fix a problem, and then the home warranty runs out?

I (US citizen living in the US) have a home warranty on my property. This warranty, like all warranties, expires eventually. I have recently identified an issue that is covered by the warranty. What ...
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What constitutes 'pre-existing structure' in a tax abatement?

I recently purchased a new construction condo in Philadelphia, PA which is subject to a tax abatement via Philadelphia Ordinance 1456-A. According to a document I have from the City of Philadelphia's ...
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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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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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Legality of unwritten covenants - Architectual Review Process - HOA

I'm preparing to submit house plans for approval by my Architectural Review Committee. I felt confident. We prepared a house to the specifications of the covenants and studied them carefully. I just ...
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Is it legal to auction land without telling bidders it's landlocked?

I am looking to purchase some land in Texas that is being auctioned for back taxes. It was made clear that the auctioneers will not be telling anybody that the property is landlocked, and they will ...
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Moving into an apartment early as a rent concession

I've been negotiating with a management company to get a rent concession on an apartment in their building. I originally asked for a 1.5 month rent concession, instead they came to me with the ...
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Can the council make you cut down trees on your property?

There is an ongoing dispute between a property I own and the council, they claim that some 20ft conifer trees that are on my property is preventing light and causing dampness in their property, also ...
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What's required to sell a home owned contract-for-deed that was previously owned by a person now represented by a conservatorship?

One party has owned a home for several years contract-for-deed in Minnesota. The previous owner has in the interim become involved in a conservatorship (due to declining mental health), represented by ...
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Acknowledgement of alleged fact term in house deeds (UK)

Consider house deeds which contain a clause of the form the owner acknowledges that [matter related to nearby but non-adjoining land] has [legal status] and that the owner believes the statement ...
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Is it legal for an Austrian doctor to advertise real estate?

This question is about Austrian law. Imagine there is a real estate agent, who helps people buy and sell properties. Many of his elderly clients sell the property they have, with that money buy a ...
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In the Hammond / Harney County land-use situation, what precedents does the BLM act on to restrict landowners?

I have read a number of accounts of the details involved, most of which resemble this one, and are biased against the BLM. I have yet to find information on what position the BLM took in changing the ...
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Liability for property upkeep during inheritance

Assuming a property was awarded by a general judgment from an inheritance estate, and assuming that the actual transfer of said property took several months from the time of the judgement, is there a ...
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How is Texas eviction process different from California's?

For people moving from California to Texas (the direction of the migration is paramount and hard to dispute), and who may be familiar with the eviction process in California, what would be the ...
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Can landlords omit fee structure on a lease?

A brand-new apartment complex, "professionally" managed by a huge management company, has refused to provide details on how much it'll cost to do lease reassignment, with the rationale being that they'...
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How to divide house equity after a long period of separation

My Husband and I have been separated for ten years, during which time I paid him an agreed amount of spousal support. From that, he paid the mortgage on our commonly-owned house. We just sold that ...
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In New Jersey USA, if married couple buys a house, is the default "tenants in common" or "joint tenants"?

In New Jersey USA, if a married couple acquires real estate, is it by default "tenants in common" or "joint tenants" (if not expressly stated on the deed)?
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UK cladding remediation

In the old format of the Leaseholder certificate, Does landlord not being responsible for the defect, having net worth of >2MN, yet the maximum liability for relevant historical safety defects for ...
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