Last month it's discovered that the easements require a 100' setback, not the 50' that shows up on the survey we were given by the seller which makes it impossible to build anything without a variance. Got the meeting for that, all is well, hearing set for mid Sep. Friday my... Read more »
THERE ARE 45 OWNERS OF A PIECE OF PROPERTY, SOME WOULD LIKE TO SIGN IT OVER TO THE CITY WHERE WE LIVE. SOME DO NOT. CAN SOME PEOPLE DO A QUICK CLAIM AND BE FREE OF ANY OWNERSHIP/LIABILITY? OR MUST EVERYONE DO A QUICK CLAIM?
Perhaps. How was this divided ownership come into existence? And what sort of potential liability are you concerned about? Strictly speaking, the grantee (the city) would have to accept the gift to make it complete.
It's "quitclaim", by the way; it means to surrender or...Read more »
Neighbor issues of on going events of harassment since December 19th-2020 to current. Some involves a fence I paid for $600.00 as I want reimbursement for all the emotional distress and damages he has done to the fence.. He has carpet tacks which he furiously bashed them to fence all across top and... Read more »
There is no "pro bono list of lawyers". I suggest you schedule a consultation with a general practice attorney in your area to at least obtain advice, if not also representation that should start with a cease & desist letter.
If you cannot afford to consult or hire a lawyer,...Read more »
Our Florida HOA approved and certified our application for a tan fence even though our community guidelines call for white. A month later our fence co contacted the HOA telling them they approved a tan fence, at which time the HOA issued an amended approval for white fencing. Can they do that?
If the fence hadn’t been installed yet, yes, they can correct their error. If the color wasn’t clear from the application, the HOA might be able to amend approval even if the fence was installed. If it was clear from the application the fence was tan, you asked for a variance and you installed...Read more »
You ask if it would be void "based on this law", without saying which law you are referring to. Did you leave something out, or did you mean to ask if there is any law that would void it out? I suggest you re-phrase.
There is no easement in place for it on my survey at all since it's brand-new, nor was there one for the previous owner of his home even if it wasn't new. According to our survey, it's 100% no doubt about it on our property. We have been nothing but nice and willing to work with him,... Read more »
Can I have legal/financial problems for not paying taxes on vacant land lots ( Seabring, Highland County, Florida) that my ex-husbands purchased back in 2004 on my name? I stopped paying taxes and other fees on this lots 6-7 years ago, and worry if eventually county can put lean on my house that is... Read more »
The county can auction off the property for unpaid taxes in a tax deed sale. Your bigger concern is if there are any code enforcement violations which have generated fines. If Code Enforcement issues fines it can record liens which attach to any property you own. You also have liability if...Read more »
What law or regulation is allowed or not allowed to install water parks on public beaches in Florida? Where can I find this document? Which service in the state government issues permits for such business.
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open at this point. You would probably need to look through various laws on the federal, state, and local level that address land use and zoning. And even then, things like this might not be expressly addressed, but implied, simply by...Read more »
The first issue is the definition, if any, of "commercial activity" in the city code. There might be a definition that applies to your group even though no money changes hands. If the definition does NOT apply to your group, or there's no definition at all, then the action against...Read more »
Your options to build don't depend on who owns the surrounding land, they depend on the current zoning. If the zoning is adverse to you, then your options depend on whether you can obtain a variance or a rezoning. The first step would be to contact the County Development Services Division to...Read more »
This candidate's excuse is a '5 year statute of limitations for enforcing Deed restrictions' b/c his wife was on the Board for years, & used 'selective enforcement" of restrictions on some while they refused to comply.
I thought everything was covered until yesterday afternoon 12 hours before service. Now we were told we need an affidative that goes with the plot. Pasco County Court Records have no idea what they are requiring, nor does the funeral director. He is being buried on family property & we have... Read more »
I am sorry for your loss and the passing of your father, please accept my condolences and sympathy for your loss and this difficult time, You will need to speak with a Florida Probate Attorney, you will also want to get a copy of the deed to have it reviewed. It is likely that some version of...Read more »
it depends, for one thing, upon what company was granted the easement. And it would also depend upon when it was created. if, for example, a power company was granted a "utilities easement" in 1920, it is doubtful that the easement would include cable; although it might include...Read more »
So I'm buying this lot that is in a townhouse community. It is privately owned not by association. I called them up and they are planning on finishing devlopment once covid is over. But I would like to know, if they are allowed to build on my lot because it is in their community. But I do own... Read more »
I replaced my privacy fence a couple years ago with a type of fence that was perfectly acceptable at that time. Recently they changed the types of fences that were allowed and sent me a notice that I had to replace my fence with a new type within 30 days. I let them know a few months ago that I... Read more »
Did you get written approval to install the fence? Does the HOA documents require written approval for fences? Sometimes they rely on language which states you need permission for any exterior modification. Depending on how it is worded, some courts will find the language is too broad and vague,...Read more »
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