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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 access. If you own coastal property, you don't own anything below that point and you cannot prevent public access, as explained in Why California's Beaches are ...


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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 bunker, assuming that it was not permissive (if it was permissive, an easement by estoppel probably would have arisen). So, then the question is, whether the people ...


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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 State is the owner of all land below tide water, and below ordinary high-water mark, bordering upon tide water within the State; of all land below the water of a ...


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In Vancouver, this provision is part of the Protection of Trees Bylaw 9958. The requirement for replacement trees is in Section 6 (PDF). In Toronto, trees are regulated under Section 813 of the Municipal Code (PDF). Private trees are discussed in Article III, which says that a permit is required to injure, remove or destroy a tree. Section 10 B says that ...


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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 localized at the city and county levels. So you need to check with the city and county where you want to place such a structure and determine the relevant laws. ...


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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 specific law to a particular set of circumstances Affects someone's legal rights or responsibilities Creates rights and responsibilities in the ...


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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 government; nothing in those laws establishes an exception to the right to foreclose in case of kidnapping or some other special circumstances. There has to be written ...


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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 then Bob must pay Mary $200k. Bob can then turn to his insurer to indemnify him and, under the terms of the policy, they will pay out $100k for personal ...


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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 widely ignored). If it's legal to rent (lease) a room, it is generally legal to sub-lease that room – as long as that's allowed under the original lease contract....


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The issue of who pays directly for the items and/or to contractors is irrelevant. The important thing is to memorialize the agreement/arrangement in writing so as to preempt or solve eventual disputes. A clearly written agreement signed by the parties would supersede any presumption of conditions and rights arising solely from the parties' conduct.


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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 lien (force sale) if it is still not paid. They have a specific page for Nevada explaining procedures and restrictions. You'll also have to read your ...


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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 violations of the covenant? Everyone would stop mowing their lawns and tell the HOA to pound sand. So you're negotiating over the collection fee and possibly some ...


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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 to be heard or some such thing.


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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 for the food-oriented business, and building fire and safety regulations for the structure. Since those laws will be very localized, the best that anyone can ...


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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 topical index. They do mention some specific information (about credit history) that cannot be used to set rates. The regulations that pertain to rates are ...


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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 question, two very important principles will always apply. First, under the California Constitution, water must be put to reasonable and beneficial use. No ...


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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 corporation has wide discretion to operate the building in the same way that it would be operated if the building was owned by one person and rented to tenants. There ...


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In general, you are liable for any damage that you cause, even by accident (and irrespective of whether the person whose property you damaged is civil vs. hostile), if the damage was caused by your negligence. That could include the sprinkler, plus the wasted water. The question that the court would ask is whether a person using ordinary caution would have ...


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In general this is referred to as "discretion of authority." An HOA has to adhere to its declarations and bylaws, and government laws can proscribe what an HOA can do (e.g., housing discrimination is not legal in the U.S., even for an HOA). But as long as it follows its own rules it is presumed to be acting within its rights as a private entity. And it is ...


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This would depend on the regulations for such permits in your Jurisdiction, which i see is Florida but such rules are often at the county or city level. It is likely that if the company obtains the permit they are certifying that the work was done under the supervision of one of their license holders. If that is false, it may be a violation of regulations ...


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It seems reasonable, but it may not be safe. If your city treats such fence-line hedges as part of the fence, and subject to the height restriction, whether under some provision of the city code that you did not find, or under a practice interpreting the code, they might enforcdce the hight limit on you. I don't know what this might involve: A fine, or a ...


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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. Exceptions are where the building is new (not applicable), the seller gave a specific warranty (unlikely) or the seller deliberately concealed the defect (not ...


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Your relative owns the cellar up to their land property boundary. The people who own the other land own the bits that are on their land. Technically, your relative is trespassing on their land by using the bits that aren't theirs.


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I presume that your father was the sole owner of the house, you are the executor of his estate, and there are no legal impediments to transferring ownership of the house to your mother. You can execute a quitclaim deed transferring the property, where (if you do it yourself) you get the legal description of the property, draft or fill in an appropriate form, ...


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What is my legal standing? Can I get them to pay for my home repairs before signing? It is extremely unlikely that they will pay your Katrina claim (this Hurricane happened almost thirteen years ago, in August of 2005), in order to induce you to sign your 2016 insurance forms. It isn't clear why you would "recently" from the perspective of 2018 make a ...


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The program is between the government and the lender, with respect to you: the government doesn't impose any conditions in you, it puts conditions on the lender, so that the government will guarantee the loan. (Here are the regulations). The lender has to make sure that you intend to do various things, and meet certain conditions. If you lie about satisfying ...


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This isn't a trivial matter that reduces to a standard form, but it's not wildly complicated either. Basically, you need to think about what rights you want protected and what you're willing to give up in exchange for that, and you also need to look at the matter from the neighbor's perspective (addressing the same questions). His fence is (presumably) on ...


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The details would depend on your state (or country) but in general, you would receive written notice about a lien, such as a "notice of right to claim a lien". Your state probably has a procedure for challenging the claimed entitlement (such as "He never did the work"). Small claims court would be an appropriate venue for getting a refund. There is a dollar ...


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As the housing association is a co-owner, and has the larger share, you can't legally take in a lodger without their permission. However, what you might be missing is, you can't legally take in a lodger without the permission of your mortgage lender as well. Lastly, you also need to talk with your insurance holder and get their agreement (insurance ...


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