My daughter owns acreage in Travis County Texas. She has a friend, who no longer has any immediate family, who wants to move onto a piece of it. Drilling a well, installing septic and either moving in a mobile home style structure or a pre-fab. This friend, upon her passing (not expected in the... Read more »
It sounds as though your daughter and her friend need a written agreement stating that (1) the friend will pay for septic and well in lieu of rent and (2) within a certain period following her death, the mobile home and all her possessions will have been removed by her heirs or beneficiaries or...Read more »
We lived in the house for 18 months and the landlord is trying to charge almost $2000; $974 for landscaping/sod, $753 in carpet cleaning/pet dander, $135 in paint, and $120 in scratch repair. I know Texas law protects from reasonable wear and tear but the dogs were always kept in their kennels when... Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, the dollar amount of your dispute might be out of proportion with legal fees if you hired an attorney to handle it on an hourly basis. A more cost-effective option to consider could be small claims...Read more »
Most likely - No, you aren't in trouble. However, some lease agreement state that a guest can only stay for a specific amount of time before they must be added to the lease. Check the lease agreement to be sure.
I would do what I could to prevent the roommate from "telling"...Read more »
I was looking to buy a land property in texas but was told I could not build residential estate because said property was near railroad tracks. I cant seem to find any information in regards to this law and I would like more information.
While it's true that you cannot build a residential dwelling on land not catagorized or "zoned" for residential development, you can petition the municipal / city permitting authority for re-categorization / re-zoning.
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When my grandmother passed away, she left the family land to my cousins and I as undivided interest. Once all of her children pass away, the land is divided among the 12 of us. Her children no longer want to deal with the execution of the estate. How can I guarantee a portion of the property comes... Read more »
That sounds like a Life Estate to her Children, then Remainder over to the 12 or their heirs. But I am not reading the Deed or the Probated Will of GrandMother. Hire a competent attorney to search the title, determine what exact type of conveyance it is, then draft a Quit Claim Deed for all the...Read more »
A Texas attorney could best address your question, but your post remains open for two weeks. If you contacted a few local attorneys, they could probably outline for you the liabilities and repercussions before you, as well as your rights. You could also explore what options are available to stop...Read more »
I own several acres of land. The neighbor behind me has 40. He uses an easment on my property to get to his land. He wants to subdivide his land. That would make the traffic on my land much busier and from what I understand I am responsible for maintaining the easement. Is there anything I can do... Read more »
Start by checking what type of easement he has and whether it gives him the right to subdivide his land and keep the same easement. I'm surprised he's not responsible to maintain the easement. You may want to take the deed regarding the easement to an attorney to review.
We pay all bills and taxes associated with the property and household. There are two other siblings, who have not had anything to do with the property for nearly 20 years, and the spouse of the deceased is still living here but incapable of maintaining anything. The property was acquired before the... Read more »
because there are coyotes in the area game warden showed up and I went the other direction I they never saw me nor I see them.in the area game warden showed up and I went the other direction I they never saw me nor I see them.I left went to work once my significant other picked me up. there was... Read more »
My wife and I purchased a 10 acre tract in Polk County on FM 3126 outside Livingston city limits, not in a neighborhood, no HOA or zoning. The land sale contract states "The property shall be used exclusively for agricultural or single-family residential purposes." If we decide to build a... Read more »
We had a company build a patio cover on our existing slab. They never pulled a building permit or mentioned it to us and are now not willing to do anything about the fact that the slab did not meet building thickness nor is our yard even zoned for this kind of construction. They are saying it was... Read more »
The home is planned to be 100% self sustainable, using solar panels to provide electricity, reserves to collect and filter water, etc. Is this endeavor legally possible, and if so, is there anything I need to be concerned about?
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I'm not sure I fully understand this question. A lot would depend upon the arrangements that were made to purchase the land. Similar to a home loan where you live in the house while paying the mortgage, many land sales allow you to live on the property. I suggest you refer to your original...Read more »
My last fence was destroyed by a car that came around the corner too fast, and no stopped, they just drove off (as usual) it has happened several times over 22 years. I'm wanting to put up a fence made of 12 inch diameter round posts, and cattle panels. I was wondering if somebody hits the new... Read more »
The original landowner passed, his descendants passed, and one grand child of he original owner was the one that entrusted an uncle with the tenancy of the land before he passed too. Any other descendant that might have a legal right live in different states and do not want anything to do with the... Read more »
I was mailed a ticket from the city for an inoperable vehicle. I bought an rv to restore however it does run but it was wintertime and i wanted to wait til spring to restore it. I do not believe the officer actually went to my house to write the ticket. Is it legal in texas for the code enforcement... Read more »
It is not required that a warning be issued before a code citation is issued, but in most jurisdictions a warning is provided. Enter a plea of not guilty on the citation and appear in court to discover if any such warning was provided by a code officer.
I have been living with her since 2013, taking care of the farm. She has a will that includes 1/3 to each of my aunts and a split third to my sister and myself. I have worked very hard on the upkeep of the property while none of the others have lifted a finger to help in any way. In fact, they... Read more »
Her Will governs. If you want to be repaid for the money and work you have put into the farm, you need a signed contract agreeing to the amount. Adverse possession only applies to occupancy for many years with no objection by the other people entitled to the land. You would have to occupy the...Read more »
My late father built a cement block fence at his home several years ago. It was built one foot inside the neighbors property lot. We are now selling the home and the neighbor says we cannot or she will sue. She wants a payout or for us to pay the property taxes of the fence. What exactly can they... Read more »
The house will sell according to the survey plat. If the fence is outside the parameter of the plat then it is a problem. You might be able to "give" it to the owner of the land or remove it completely and restore the other owner's land to the point it was before the fence was...Read more »
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