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0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for New Mexico on
Q: New Mexico- Actively taking care of yard that is a utility easement for the last 40 years. Can we claim right of way?

The new neighbor has received a letter that they need to maintain the area but have not and we would like to continue to take care of it as we have for 40 years. Can we claim this as it is our drive way and not apart of the neighbors home in anyway.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Arkansas on
Q: In the process of buying a home, yesterday walked the property & discovered a grave stone where I want to build?

I am currently in the process of buying this home and we haven't seen any information about there being a gravestone. While walking the property I found it and it is actually right where I am wanting to build a horse riding arena. I found a name on the stone but can't find any information... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: After several failed attempts to have a yard sale my drunken neighbor filed public nuisance what is best defense?

My husband and I have never been notified of any court proceedings and the judge appears to have ruled in plaintiffs favor last Friday. However, I just came across this today while looking up cost for a traffic ticket my son received. We now have a contempt of court date for 8/11/2024. How is legal... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Oregon on
Q: 97386 can property owner come and move your stuff off of there property? I have been here since 2016

My ex did security as well as paid $600. Monthly. He moved and left me here. I am looking for a place to move my trailer and have most things packed. Owners are coming Saturday to move my stuff if I have no where to go they will take it to Dump. I Ask for 1 more week but they said no. No legal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What lawyer do I need for house condemnation?

My house was condemned unfairly. It is not unsafe or unsanitary. My kids and I are now homeless. I appealed and have a hearing in August. City officials are saying I don't have a chance no matter what I do. Even if I do what they are saying is making it condemned. How can I fight this? I need... View More

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

You need to consult a real estate attorney who has experience dealing with property disputes and local government regulations. This type of lawyer can help you understand the specifics of your case, gather necessary evidence, and represent you at your hearing in August. They can also challenge any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: Gifted land deed not in my name yet and owner to other acres bought land say they own mine to whats my rights
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answered on Jul 16, 2024

The owner of the land that you think might be yours later must hire an AL attorney file a Quiet Title and Ejectment action against the adjoining landowner. Time and possession witnesses are critical. Title Searches of both properties are needed, and possibly a survey. You apparently have no... View More

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Q: When was Weymouth Rhymer Highway named and what did he do ?

I would like to know his career and significance in the VI

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Michigan on
Q: Can the city destroy our pool after we lost our home in a total loss fire?

My wife and I suffered a total loss house fire in June of last year and the city has been withholding funds of ours and trying to make us destroy something in perfectly good standing. My wife is an active Colonel in the Air Force, having given 30 years of her life so far to this country and we... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: There is a creek that pass through ny property. It brought so much debris that now it flooded half my property.

Its there any local agency that I can call to get it clean up? Also, i just discovered that someone made like a motorcycle track on my adjacent lot that belong to me and used part of my ny property. I saw that they make a bridge with pallets and this pallets are falling and blocking part of the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can zoning enforcement lock me out of my commercial building if there is no health hazard?

Several months ago code enforcement told me I had a sewage blockage coming from my building and came in and padlocked the building and now that it is fixed they still won’t remove lock and tell me I can only come in the building during the day to do repairs . I am trying to sell the building and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Alabama on
Q: We live in a subdivision. Hollywood Al. (38 years) we have a man asking city for “special “ exception” to move in a

Mobile home. We are meeting with zoning board Monday night 15th. I need to know what rules, laws, to present my opposition to this. Any help is appreciated. I have a copy of Zoning in Alabama. It seems to me the fact that he needs special permission would be enough to deny request.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for North Carolina on
Q: What is the legality of a township expanding its zoning over coastal waters?

South Topsail, Surf City and North Topsail all have expanded city limits all the way to the Intracoastal Waterway, and their towns each have ordinances on firearm discharge. Is it actually legal for them to have control over public coastal waters? normally property lines can only go to high water... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: My neighbors cut down several trees in their backyard which caused a different tree to fall on my home. Are they liable?

The back yards are wooded and on slight incline. They also dug out a foundation and start building another house. They dug right next to the tree that fell on my house which softened the dirt and killed some roots.

Kent Bailey
Kent Bailey
answered on Jul 13, 2024

Additional information is required in order to provide a complete response. Is the tree located on your property or your neighbors? What is the extent of the damage to your home? Are you sure the fallen tree was caused by the activity of your neighbors? I would recommend speaking with an... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: Ohio HOA blocking Solar

My HOA is currently blocking me from getting Solar. Just in case my HOA management company is Eclipse Community Management. So if you represent them you dont need to answer.

I am trying to get them to approve putting solar on the front of the house and they do not allow solar panels on the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue someone who has stolen land from me n put a fence around the land

Not sure what to do to be honest.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 10, 2024

Yes, you can sue someone who has stolen land from you n put a fence around the land. Unfortunately, you don't provide any facts.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for South Carolina on
Q: How would I address this with my neighbor?

My neighbor is encroaching on our property line by building two side fences up to our back despite knowing we own a few feet off our back fence. It’s been about two years since we first discussed this. After ignoring he built a pool. The pools backwash pipes point straight to our backyard and do... View More

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Q: A town ordinance enacted in 1995 but never enforced until 2023 is denying grandfather rights but only targeting 1 road

Is this legal.They are withholding utilities,jailing us,ordering us to move out of our storage building put on property in February 2023.They started enforcing ordinance on us in April 2023.They didn't have a building inspector &no plan.Is this legal ?I only have 40 more days &I'll be homeless.help

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Tennessee on
Q: My neighbor recently had a survey done of the property line between our houses. She became very upset when my son walked

through her yard. There are now three rebar survey markers protruding above ground about eight inches with a pink string running the length of the property. Our terrain is very sloped and I am worried that someone could injure themselves if they fell on a marker. She refuses to remove the... View More

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answered on Jul 8, 2024

No...You have a possible boundary dispute. If you agree with the monumented corners, then those are your corners also. You can put rubber caps on them if you want.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Arizona on
Q: Having an issues with Az Yavapai county land use claiming our guesthouse built in 82 is “unpermitted” and must be

Permitted up to standard code. Contractor told me if no permits for construction or remodeling have never been taken out of building , it must go back to year built for permits . Is this correct

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