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Q: We live in Missouri. We have owned our house for 17 years. We have used and mowed the whole approx acre we live on.

The owner next door informed us he got a survey and it shows about 30 ft on the our side of the fence is his. Looking online, it looks like he's right. We have a garage and a pool that is on his property if this correct. Do we need a lawyer? Where do we start?

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Q: water entered house at entire foundation, ruining the finished basement.Is the builder at fault?

home is 3 year old display in Frontenac, purchased one year ago from builder.

Whole subdivision was built, including grading and drainage. Frontenac has

yet to sign off on completion.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Aug 8, 2022

You need to have an attorney review the contract and learn the relevant facts in order to get meaningful advise, as well as to understand your options. There is no specific statute in Missouri that stays a builder is automatically liable any time water enters the basement of a 3-year old house.... Read more »

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Q: Can the usps put someone else mailbox on your property legally?

The usps wants to put a 16 person mailbox on my private property and I do not want them to. If they are allowed to can I be compensated for it?

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Q: Someone posseses a general warranty deed but wants nothing to do with it,someone else claims her deseased husbandowned

Deceased husband along with herself signed it over to current general warranty deed person

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Oct 22, 2019

If you want a lawyer to help you do whatever it is you are trying to do, you must restate the question--and add many more facts when you do.

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Q: How do I initiate a hostile land grab
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Aug 15, 2019

Your post is unclear. If you are inquiring about how to file an adverse possession lawsuit, I suggest you get a survey done and hire a good real estate attorney.

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Q: What do I do if I want a piece of land to put a camper on for the best price I plan on putting a garden on it and living

On it as a forever residence could there be a way to pay an owners unpaid property tax and gain a title to the land that way

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
answered on Jul 31, 2019

You can purchase property at a tax sale. But you will need to consult an attorney familiar with the process of getting the deed to the land in your name.

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Q: Asking about Missouri grandfathered claus. If someone purchases land and a business that are both grandfathered in...

Say the business is a salvage yard in city limits, but there has been a law made since it opened that no longer allows a salvage yard in city limits, but since the business was there first, its grandfathered in. If that land and business switches owners, does that grandfather claus still apply with... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jul 5, 2019

I am not licensed to practice in Missouri--but unless Missouri is unlike most if not all other states--grandfather clauses like the one you described here do not "run with the land." That means the answer is no, the new owner cannot expect to keep operating the junk yard--lawfully.... Read more »

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Q: Can you run a car was business in a residential area the person seem to have a business license but in a residential are
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on May 24, 2019

Depends on the zoning requirements in the residential area. Probably not, however.

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Q: My neighbor would like to change our property line (which is odd). We are in agreement. What steps need to be taken?
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
answered on Mar 9, 2019

You should have a surveyor prepare the new legal descriptions of both properties. Then a deed needs to be prepared transferring the parcel being transferred. A lawyer can do that. But start with a surveyor.

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Q: Drainage problems and neighbors:

I am having drainage problems on both sides of my home. On one side, water drains from “higher” neighbors gutters which ultimately resulted in water entering my home. I had an expensive French drain installed.

In the course of resolving this problem, it was discovered that on the... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Nov 29, 2018

Whether you are responsible depends on if a lawsuit is filed and the outcome of the lawsuit. It is tough to opine as to how a court would rule without there being a petition to review and without knowing all of the facts. I suggest that you too consult with an attorney.

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