We recently Purchased(Sep 6th) a house in Franklin Park(Somerset County) NJ and hired a General Contractor to do upgrades to the interior of the house. We paid him as per the contract but he left the work unfinished and demanding more money as he is working alone and its too much work for him.... View More
No you should not have agreed to follow HOA rules without first receiving and reviewing them. When asked, I always caution clients to obtain and read extrinsic documents like HOA rules, T&Cs, addenda, etc. before signing any agreement incorporating those items because, once you sign it,...View More
Doesn't nj law state 6inch to 1ft from property line. The town is haddon heights and fences can only go to the back of the house per town ordinance he stretch it over 2 feet further because his ac unit was in the way. His property line suddenly takes a portion of my driveway worried I be cited... View More
NJ Coop building : For past 6 weeks and this problem existed a year ago, the AC system in apartment unit above us leaks. The water first dripped through AC unit , walls but now it seriously damaged ceiling, and continues to leak. Coop management & maintenance delays repair work, and their... View More
You really need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney and file suit against the coop board ,the President and possibly the unit owner above you. Many of these HOA, coop, and condo boards are either corrupt or engage in improper self-dealing. I routinely advise my clients to avoid...View More
We hired a septic contractor April 22' - the matter at hand is that the contractor was pumping the old septic tank into the one, I called the county to advise if that was to code and they said it wasnt. The contractor got mad at me. At the end of everything they were trying to charge me $1000... View More
Your only real solution is to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney. If a letter does not get the problem resolved, then you will need to engage in litigation. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is...View More
This was the house I grew up in and have taken it over from my deceased father. The fence has been in place for more than 30 years. There are only woods behind me. The station owner has stated he will push back the fence, cut the cement pad and run a fence directly against the back of the shed.... View More
Hire a NJ attorney to file suit for a Boundary Line Dispute. Hopefully an ascertainable boundary line has been acquiesced by the previous owners. Get your witnesses together as to the line. A survey may be necessary if you believe theirs is in error. Otherwise you rely on acquiescence. You...View More
(Cont’d) fee. I qualify for and have an ESA letter from my therapist that I have been seeing and am still currently seeing. Can my complex still charge me a fee? What is the law around ESA regulations and foster animals?
The apartment has many issues...ceiling coming. Windows have peeling paint, ceiling peeling paint onto floor. They are also doing a demolition (reno) in the apartment next door. I've written many letters, and the landlord/real estate company doesn't response to me.
He is a hermit and has caused me multiple issues already- including writing letters w false information to the DEP and now I may have to take my dock which is over 200 ft long, and has been here for over 3 decades, down.
I believe my new neighbor flipper/landlord (now his 9th house), who is a paver patio installer, and the asphalt contractor he hired, to overlay our shared drive and lay substantial completely new asphalt on his property, violated the NJ Consumer Fraud Act. At the very least, both were negligent as... View More
You really need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney who has handled these type of cases extensively. You are correct about violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, but there are a significant number of causes of action that you can file in a complaint. With modern technology,...View More
Both of my parents died. My stepdad was the last to pass away. He typed up a last testament and left the three properties and left it to my relative. Which isn't related to him. My mom had a will drawn up from an attorney years ago. It states that I'm her executor. I probated her will... View More
This is not the type of question that can be answered in a forum like this. This case will be one that an attorney would charge about an hour of time to review all the documents and provide you with your options and an understanding of what has happened. Pick the best attorney you can find and...View More
If you are in a condo or coop then they are liable. But if the unit owner deliberately clogged the pipe, then the unit owner could also be liable. In this type of case, I would personally sue all possible Defendants. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New...View More
Technically, I'm a squatter vs. a tenet as I sold the house to a realty company. I simply need 1 week, 2 weeks at most to secure housing. I am a 62-year old woman on disability. I live well below poverty line and finding new home has been challenging. I have no intention of staying/squatting,... View More
He moved out and I am in possession of the home but he’s still on the deed and mortgage. He only wants his half if I sell it or someone moves in. Can he legally demand half if I move someone in to help pay for the mortgage? I understand he gets half if I sell but if I need help paying and he... View More
My late mother established a LLC, which owns two properties. Before my mother became incapacitated she appointed my sister as POA. During the probate of my mother’s estate it was discovered my sister was member of the LLC. I filed a complaint with the Court alleging my sister added herself as... View More
You need to hire a lawyer. The type of questions being asked and the legal issues being presented to the court are not simple and involve specific type of proofs. In a court proceeding involving claims of self-dealing, fraud, etc, you are also not going to walk into a court room and talk with a...View More
In order to respond to this question more information is required. Was the property owned as joint tenants or tenants in common, did the husband and wife die testate or intestate, did the husband and wife convey their interest to the brother?
Fence contractor has “we are not responsible for any irrigation damage if any” in accepted estimate. Upon installation damage’s neighbors sprinkler line. Advised contractor both verbally and in writing that irrigation lines were in area and to take care. Who’s liable for the damage?
Call and inform your home insurance company. Then call your attorney, If neighbors sprinkler system was on your property then the neighbor is responsible. If the damage to the sprinkler system is on neighbors' property then sprinkler installer is responsible.
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