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Is a Washington State tile contractor responsible for failed work installed incorrectly after 2 years?

We had our main floor and 4 showers tiled by a contractor who was recommended by the tile supplier. Within two years of the tile completion, the shower tile loosed and lifted and water leaked under ...
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How do we sue an appraiser who violated professional standards? [duplicate]

We applied for a residential real estate mortgage and the bank sent a licensed appraiser. Both our insurance appraisal and the property tax assessment valued our home at over $1M and the bank’s ...
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What can I do if a builder ignores me while I try to have them fix something that is under warranty?

I am a US citizen living in the US. I own a condo, which has a builder's warranty on it. I have been attempting to contact the builder to fix an issue with my roof/ceiling that is covered on the ...
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Is this an implied easement?

I'm looking to purchase some property in Ontario. The property in question is between two other properties. The owners of the properties on each side have created a path through the wooded area to ...
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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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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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How to extend easement to new piece of property being severed?

I'm in Ontario, Canada. I'm looking at purchasing a piece of land behind my parents cottage. I'll be severing 1-2 acres from a much larger parcel, and because it is behind my parents property there is ...
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Adverse possession in MA, USA

X bought property recently in MA. X does land survey for the purpose of building fence. Survey reveals: (1) row of small plants of neighbor Y is inside X property. (2) old fence between neighbor Y and ...
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Real Estate “For Sale” sign on easement

A house on a landlocked tract (Property A) in North Carolina is for sale by realtor. Property A is accessed from the state road by a driveway, the end of which is constructed on an easement granted ...
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Realtor's 'For Sale' sign was on wrong property & I bought under impression it was as-shown

Clearly I didn't perform due diligence here...although the Control Map and Parcel number were listed correctly, and a surveyor re-walked the property (a vacant lot, ~1 acre in size) & provided me ...
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Capital gains tax on half a house?

My mother and I jointly own a house in Nevada. It's her primary residence, but not mine. Is there any way to legally avoid paying capital gains tax if the house is sold either because my mother wants ...
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Buying a property, neighbor across the st is using the property's address

I own a house, and am currently thinking about buying the vacant lot next to mine to ensure that no one builds on it (beautiful view). While talking with the seller they mentioned that the neighbor ...
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Roommate/co-tenant said she would renew but lied after I sign lease - invalid lease?

So, my roommates and I planned to sign a lease renewal as co-tenants in NYC. While some of the roommates already signed it, the others changed their mind last minute. This unfortunately means the ...
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Recourse loan state and Non-Recourse loan state which one prevails?

Someone that lives in a non-recourse state buys property in a recourse state. All signatures where done by mail in their home state. Is it automatically a recourse loan since the property is located ...
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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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How to encourage landlord to fix retaining wall

I am located in Colorado, USA. We own a house that has a rented home behind it. There is a retaining wall between the two properties. We have checked on the county assessor's website and the ...
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Is it true that only people who own properties in Karnataka can make an agreement of sale in Karnataka?

I am planning to purchase a plot in Karnataka. Currently I have no properties in Karnataka and I'm a Keralite. I heard that in order to make an agreement with the plot owner, I need to have some ...
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Does this Restrictive Covenant apply to new purchasers?

I am considering buying a house. There's a restrictive covenant attached to it that begins as follows (emphasis mine, blanks contain the original husband and wife who were the developers): _____ ...
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Buying all the timeshares

What if you own a fractional property or a timeshare which we all know are a rip off, but then you bought everyone else’s time shares for that particular fractional property. Would you own that ...
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How can I protect my family land, my family relationships, and my husband? [closed]

My grandmother is the sole owner of 40 acres of land. Her will states that it will be divided between her children, my aunt and my dad, upon her death. My father died a few years ago, and my ...
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Doctrine of Merger in Property Law

Under the Doctrine of Merger a vested or possessory life estate merges into the next vested future interest in fee simple (whether a reversion or a vested remainder) when both are held by the same ...
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UK Estate Agent withdrawing house before occupancy without returning fees

In February, my relative agreed to rent a house. She paid a holding deposit, and after numerous credit checks the move was agreed - to begin on 1st April 2020. She paid the deposit and first month's ...
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What is a “generic” deed form (for transferring house)

I called my town's county clerk office (in Florida, USA) to inquire about how to transfer the deed of my parent's house to being solely in my mom's name following my dad's passing (she is disabled and ...
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Can a landlord refuse to give a receipt for rent payment?

Is it legal for a business to refuse to give you a receipt when you pay them? For example a property management company refused to give someone a receipt for rent because they had not yet signed a ...
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Is a real estate license enough to act as a buyer's agent?

Location is United States, Tennessee. I've heard that you need to be part of a brokerage in order to serve as a listing agent, but I haven't found a definitive answer on if that's a requirement to ...
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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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Quitclaim reversal in Washington state. Statue of limitations? Options? Legal recourse?

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Washington My home, has been hostilely taken over. It appears after my home was legally purchased and transferred into my name, that a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I buy a piece of land in Germany whose owner is unknown?

German version below Long story short: I am interested in buying a piece of land next to ours. According to the official land register (Grundbuch), it belongs to two people, let's call them G and S. ...
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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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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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Are there any Social Security loopholes I can use to justify my inability to pay rent to my parents?

I received $750 in SSI until May 2018, plus $130 in SNAP, and every year, they ask if I'm paying room rental. Then my mother usually signed an 801 form. However, this was the first time I heard about ...
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Can I destroy a drone that is overflying on my backyard? [duplicate]

The other day, a friend of mine told me that a drone was overflying on his backyard and he hit it throwing up a rock to it. That incident bring me a few questions. Is that legal? The air in my ...
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Autonomous drone over private property

Is it legal to operate a drone (quadcopter or other type) in autonomous mode over private property (either with owner's permission or over my own property)? By private property I mean private real ...
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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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