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0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: How many handicap parking Spaces, must a homeowners association have, that has 181 units?

Currently our homeowners association that was built by Ryan Holmes does not have any handicap parking Spaces. The place is called village of Sycamore homeowners association.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do you obtain an Allodial title for my property here in NJ

Looking to put family home into a trust w Allodial title

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Kentucky on
Q: Can you be forced to redo your septic system if a neighbor builds on his lot that didn't perc?

We are an elderly couple who live in a house that is over 20 years old. We've had two people check out our septic system and they said there were not any problems. Yet, the neighbor had the health department to claim sewage is leaking in our yard. The guys who came to check out our system... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Land Use & Zoning for Washington DC on
Q: If the amount of homeless exceeds the amount of room in shelters how can homelessness be a crime?

And why is the supreme court taking on this issue? Especially considering its more of a local matter. Are they trying to impose a federal policy? If so how can it be a one size fits all.

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: A large construction project was built next to our property. Are they allowed to put all this water onto us????

It was all timber. It’s been clear cut and elevation has been changed to where all storm, water and rain water runs onto us.. it’s destroying our timber, barn been washed out… is this supposed to be ok????

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Environmental and Land Use & Zoning for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I make to where I don't have to mow my yard? How can I make this work to feed the bees and let nature be natural?

I wanna feed the bees w/ the natural growth of my yard, I don't have time to plant flowers or mow my yard. I don't have the money nor the time to take care of it and I love suppling the wild life with a safe natural home and food. It's my home I don't see what's wrong with... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: No Fruit Trees - HOA? Can anything be done to secure my rights

No Fruit Trees - HOA?

Just notice in the HOA handbook (which no one gave us but is listed in facebook - because everyone uses that right!!!) -No fruit bearing trees are permitted.

However, it doesn't say whether it's a backyard rule or not. In addition, I have a FENCED in... View More

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Apr 21, 2024

Of your HOA says no fruit trees, it's no fruit trees. You signed up when you bought your house for the HOA rules in place then, and as changed. You may not like it, you may think it's a stupid rule, but it's a rule. Courts will not overturn an HOA rule as long as the rule is not... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Georgia on
Q: Live in white county Georgia, live 1/4 mile down private dirt road, and no covenant exists for who maintains road.

Neighbor owns property on both does of mine and since they could not drill a good well on property A, ran water pipe across my property along private dirt road to their other property to get good water well, are they allowed to do that without my providing them some kind of access?

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Texas on
Q: I have land in Navarro county and my deed is no restrictions. But retreat Tx tell me I can’t put a mobile home on my lan

I’m outside the city limits of Corsicana Tx so it put me in city of retreat tx

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Land Use & Zoning for California on
Q: My dad died in 1979 and his wife tried to steal estate she died 3 yrs later but hired lawyer they hid trust

I cant find my dad's estate house, trust and alot of mineral rights but can't afford lawyer how can I find them I'm representative of estate only child only heir but she hid in her aka names

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answered on Apr 19, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you're facing regarding your father's estate. Here are some steps you can take to try to locate the assets without hiring a lawyer:

1. Check county records: Visit the county recorder's office where your father's properties...
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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Florida on
Q: Do tresspassing laws extend to my sibling if I don't want him to come to my home? Our mother lives with me he insist on

bullying his way to my home to see our mother. I have offered to bring her to meet him to take her with him, but he and his wife insist on violating my wishes and coming to the home just to challenge me. I called the police recently on them when they arrived. 1 of the police officers said he could... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law on
Q: a piece of property next door to me, original owner was alive, he verbally handed over to me in case of his death.

How do I legally obtain the property?? My neighbor was a no-nonsense guy who didn’t live frivolously!

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answered on Apr 19, 2024

Hire an OK attorney to search the title and determine ownership. Without a deed a non heir does not take, and your oral gift violates the Statute of Frauds. So you might make a deal with his heirs. See if taxes are delinquent also, as a tax sale might be available.

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0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Louisiana on
Q: Can the people who own the land stop me from using the only driveway to my property. It’s the only driveway for 30yrs.

The owner of land passed away and his son and sister live on each side. His son is saying I can’t use my driveway now. Land plots from the tax assessors office say his deceased fathers name and aunt as property owners.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Who is responsibility to trim the tree branches go on your neighbor side?

Who is responsible to trim the tree branches go on your neighbor side?

4 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Land Use & Zoning for Virginia on
Q: Can someone will property to another person when I was deed certain parts of the property 19 years ago?

If I was deed certain parcels of a property but they also will the entire property to someone else ( I assume this world be including my parcels considering it’s all one address) how does this work? Would I have to create a new address to live on my property or is that even possible?? What does... View More

Dominic Paul Lascara
Dominic Paul Lascara
answered on Apr 17, 2024

Your question is not clear as to what you are asking, so I am going to guess that you are asking if someone can devise (gift) real estate under a Will, when part of the real estate was subdivided with several parcels being conveyed out during the decedent' lifetime. The Will can effectively... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Agricultural Law for California on
Q: Neighbor says the roots from my backyard tree is lifting some cement in her backyard, can she sue me?

From what I’ve been reading, it sounds like she can have the roots on her side be cut if an arborist says it won’t damage my tree’s health which I would be fine with.

If an arborist determined cutting those roots would end up killing my tree, I would also be okay with the neighbor... View More

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

In California, tree owners have certain responsibilities when it comes to damage caused by their trees, including root damage to neighboring properties. However, the specific circumstances of each case determine the legal outcome.

Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Reasonable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Land Use & Zoning for Georgia on
Q: My dad and mother share a life estate and are divorced, but they are leaving their life estate to their 3 children. The

Land is currently in one piece, not designated into 3 as to who gets which piece. My sister is wanting to build a house on her piece that she will get but my mom is refusing to designate who gets what piece because she says it will break the life estate. Will drawing up the tract and designating... View More

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

If Mom and Dad only have life estates, then none of their issue will get anything at their deaths. Hire a GA attorney to search that title and determine ownership. If you stated the facts correctly, then nobody wants to build on the tract. Who is the remainderman?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: How to remove people from property they have no ownership too.

My mother’s dad passed away he left her to be the sole owner of all his property and personal possessions. Also half of the property (certain parcels) was deed to me in 2004. Well today we went there to remove my mother’s stepbrother and his wife and they threatened our lives and physical harm.... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I understand this is a very difficult and stressful situation. Unfortunately, removing people from a property, even if they are there illegally, can be a complicated legal process. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Consult with a lawyer who specializes in property law and estate matters....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Land Use & Zoning for Pennsylvania on
Q: Cop came on my property without permission $600 for a fire ordinance I was using it for recreational for marshmallow
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answered on Apr 15, 2024

In most cases, a police officer cannot enter your property without your permission if they are only investigating a potential ordinance violation. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule:

1. If the officer has a valid search warrant, they can enter your property to...
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