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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Can a South Carolina HOA prevent a homeowner from renting out a portion of their home to an non-relative?

Our HOA has defined a “single family residence” to only allow persons related by blood to occupy the residence. We have a fully equipped apartment in our basement, that has a private entrance. The apartment is currently occupied by a blood relative. However, If that relative should move... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Land Use & Zoning for Arkansas on
Q: went hunting and roamed outside of the mwa ( government land) into an unmarked not posted area wasnt ever confronted

or asked to leave now i am getting trespassing fines? is this lawful i thought it had to be marked (in arkansas


0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Arizona on
Q: Can I cut and cap a pipe that has allowed my neighbor to steal from my private property/well?

I have tried to negotiate, set up monthly payments and even a share acct to share the bill. He has refused and denied each offer and even canceled his own well development. I have exhausted all options and need legal answers before I take my water back.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Kentucky on
Q: I own a mobile home that sets on my step fathers dads land. My step grandfather passed away about 3 months ago.

My question is, can I move into the mobile home that is legally mine until the probate is done?

I was told by my aunt that the land will most likely go to the state to pay off the rest of his bills from the nursing home.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: I moved in my home and 1.4 acre of my land is being farmed by the previous owners family. What should I do to reclaim it

My house I bought sits on 4 acres. The seller inherited the land from his grandparents. My next door neighbor is the previous owners brother who owns an identical lot to mine. Behind my property is a planted field with corn by the previous owners uncle. The guy I bought it from used to let his... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 18, 2022

You need to retain an experienced local land use and zoning law. These are the type of cases, where you really need a politically connected attorney to accomplish anything. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for New Jersey on
Q: I moved in my home and an acre of my land is being farmed by the previous owners family. What should I do to reclaim it.
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Jan 16, 2022

There are several issues that need to be addressed. The first is whether there was a written lease giving the mower the right to continue to mow. Did the affidavit of title disclosed the lease? Was the prior owner receiving farmland real estate abatement for the property taxes. If so, dis the prior... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for California on
Q: A neighbor claims a tree from our yard cracked her concrete in and around her home. The tree has been cut and removed.

My neighbor sent us what appeared to be a made up estimate for almost $10,000. What is our rights?

Living in Diamond Bar, we have cracks in our slab. Many of our neighbors do as well.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have lived in my home for aprx 40 years. New neighbor's survey says he owns about 8 inches on my side of fire wall.

My original survey does not show that stating certified there are no encroachments on my property. He claims that that portion of my driveway is his. (And technically through to the back of my house and yard). No other owner of the house ever did a survey before this new one. Or is it legally mine... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Land Use & Zoning for Colorado on
Q: What are the requirements for commercial growing outside? Do you have to grow in a greenhouse or covered structure?

I have a large plot of land in Colorado that I would like to start growing commercially on.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Land Use & Zoning for Pennsylvania on
Q: Selling my house. Neighbor recently built on my right of way

I did file suit against township. Was told it’s a civil matter. They do no have enforcement

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2022

You need to file suit against the neighbor. They can't build on your property. You need to survey it, then you can say it's truly on your line.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Land Use & Zoning for Iowa on
Q: Can a new HOA back bill years without notifying the owners of such bills?

I moved into a new construction development in Aug-2020. All new owners were told we would have an HOA and would get a bill in the mail once it was active and up and running. We only received the covenants, not who to pay or where to send payments. Now Dec-21, we all get bills for 2020 & 2021.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: Are zoning inspectors required to follow the same zoning codes as select property owners?

We have an aggressive zoning inspector that has the same zoning violations on their agriculture zoned property as court cases she has filed in our township. Blight and open buildings. The trustees don't seem to have a problem with it and one is a brother of the inspector. I was a victim... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Florida on
Q: What actions can I take against a neighbor who has placed items on my property?

I purchased a piece of property to build a new home, we have closed and the deed has been filed. The neighboring lot is also building a new home and their contractor has placed a dumpster and the spoils from digging a pool on my property without permission. How can I force them to remove it... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jan 10, 2022

Trespass. You can sue them for trespassing.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Texas on
Q: I shut the water supply off to my house and in the meantime unbeknownst to me my neighbor put a wooden privacy fence up

Completely covering any accesss to turn my water back on. The fence is on her property line but is completely blocking any way of turning the water back on. She now wants me to pay hundreds of dollars to get the fence taken down and put back up just so I can get to my water valve. Who is liable in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: What do I do if people are living on land I purchased from the state?

I received my patent for tax forfeited lands. I went to visit the property and was told by neighbors. People who were living there appeared a year ago with paperwork saying they owned the land. There is little information on what to do next. I was told by sec of state office, my patent is the only... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 9, 2022

From the looks of it, you may need to consider getting law enforcement involved to effectively escort the people off of the land. Assuming that they have no legal interest in the property, then they are trespassing.

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