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Concealing One's Identity from the Public When Purchasing a Home

Is this true? Yes. can someone explain how this might work? You can form an LLC, and then fund it with money that would be used to purchase the home, and buy the home in the name of the LLC. One ...
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To sell a house in Pennsylvania, does everybody on the title have to agree?

In General To sell the entire house in a voluntary transaction with a particular buyer, everyone who is in title (or someone with authority to act on their behalf, such as a power of attorney agent or ...
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How much ocean does a person with a beachhouse own and what can he do with it?

California has a particular set of regulations addressing coastal land ownership, detailed at https://www.coastal.ca.gov/laws/ In short, everything below the high-tide mark along the coast is public ...
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Home ownership burden of insurance in Scotland

You actually have a statutory duty to have insurance when you own one of the flats in a tenement. It's possible that the title condition goes beyond this requirement in some way, but there is still a ...
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Concealing One's Identity from the Public When Purchasing a Home

This would not work in england-and-wales because companies are required (with some limited exceptions) to publish in a public register all "people with significant control" under Part 21A of ...
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Concealing One's Identity from the Public When Purchasing a Home

I have heard, that in the United States, some individuals are able to conceal their identities from the public when purchasing a home by setting up a LLC and buying the house through the said ...
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Who owns an un-documented cellar/bunker? (UK Law)

Who Owns The Bunker? Your relative obviously owns the cellar up to their land property boundary. The people who own the other land would have originally been the owners of that portion of the ...
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How much ocean does a person with a beachhouse own and what can he do with it?

Ownership of coastal land is controlled by the California Civil Code, which reserves land below the mean high water mark to the state: Section 670: [670.] Section Six Hundred and Seventy. The ...
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What if you lived in a shed?

In the US, the laws that govern habitable residences and the related issues - such as land zoning, health regulations, sewer and water services, private and commercial building codes, etc. - are very ...
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Can HOA force you to pay for services in addition to dues?

It would be up to your HOA agreement. If you signed a contract agreeing to pay for services then yes. If not then no. An HOA agreement is just a contract like any other and you would have to abide by ...
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HOAs and Personal Assistant

When they start giving legal advice ... unless your PA is a lawyer. In a nutshell, legal advice has the following characteristics: Requires legal knowledge, skill, education and judgment Applies ...
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Can I add a deadlock to the front door of my unit?

National Construction Code For Class 2 Buildings (apartments) the relevant volume is No 2. Door hardware on fire doors must comply with AS 1905.1 (Specification C3.4 Clause 2), that is, it has to be &...
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Legal Considerations for Offering Rewards in Exchange for Tenant Selection in Germany

As written, your question seems to ask for legal advice in a specific case. That would be off-topic. If you are asking strictly as a hypothetical: In germany, there is supposed to be the ...
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If a homeowner's liability from an insurance claim exceeds total coverage, can a court order that the payout all go to satisfying the liability?

Insurance doesn't work the way you think it does Insurance indemnifies Bob from any liability he has towards Mary up to the value of the insurance. So, if a court finds that Bob must pay Mary $200k ...
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Owner Move In San Francisco

If you buy a house, you can generally rent out a room in the house, unless in that jurisdiction there is some law against renting rooms in houses (that's actually a condition in my neighborhood, one ...
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Can previous homeowner file a claim for hidden damage on their old property?

Unfortunately for you, the insurance company is right. Even with the rise of modern consumer protection law, caveat emptor ("Let the buyer beware") still largely applies to real estate transactions. ...
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How much ocean does a person with a beachhouse own and what can he do with it?

Although this speaks more to groundwater, I think it would apply. http://aic.ucdavis.edu/events/outlook05/Sawyer_primer.pdf It says, in part: Regardless of the nature of the water right in ...
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Can a bank foreclose on a home of a person who has been kidnapped?

12 USC Ch 38A regards single family mortgage foreclosures and 12 USC Ch 38 regards multifamily mortgage foreclosures, however both law applies to mortgages held by or guaranteed by the federal ...
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Can a Home-Owner Association's Manager place a lien on property?

According to Nolo, which is usually a good source of legal information, yes, an HOA generally does have the power to place a lien on your property if you do not pay your HOA dues, and to foreclose the ...
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Can a Home-Owner Association's Manager place a lien on property?

Can HOAs put liens on property? In general, yes. The process depends on the specific covenants, but what would be the point of an HOA that can't compel homeowner action by forcing payment for ...
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Inadequately supported chimney on neighboring property above our extension with no building regulations

Building regulations You most likely do risk invalidating the insurance policy. Such indemnity policies typically have clauses to say that you mustn't carry out any action which alerts the local ...
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Does statute prescribe algorithm for calculating quorum?

Short Answer Does statute prescribe algorithm for calculating quorum? No, but it does provide a default and minimum quorum for board meetings (indirectly through a non-condo statute), which is ...
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Does replacing a gated fence with a gateless fence reduce backyard liabilities?

What you have is a pond. The doctrine of attractive nuisances has state-specific nuances, so you should consult a lawyer in your state to see what the local facts are. The question of liability only ...
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In what situations can siblings inherit a home, but one sibling has more control over its management? (US)

Normal ways of owning a house don't allow this In common law jurisdictions (so, be careful if you set this in Louisiana which has mixed civil/common law) the normal ways that residential property is ...
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Can a Home-Owner Association's Manager place a lien on property?

You need to read the governing documents. Generally, yes, HOAs create these kinds of rights. However they are usually tempered. For example, there is often a requirement of notice and an opportunity ...
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Is my orchard property, particularly the house, able to become a restaurant?

Opening a business in a location that was once a residence will involve many aspects of laws and ordinances that are very localized in nature, including zoning for the land parcel, health regulations ...
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Homeowner's insurance industry blacklisting?

As with all states, there is an insurance commissioner in Washington who oversees state control of insurance. The state laws and regulations might tell you something. The commissioner's web page has a ...
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Strata corporation installing keyless entry system and logging entrance times/dates

My question/s are do I have any legal recourse to try and force them to be unable to store the information of when I enter or exit the building? Probably not. Generally speaking a strata ...
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