"Dwelling" means a building or portion thereof, designed, used and intended to be used exclusively for permanent residential occupancy, including one-family, two- family, and multiple family dwellings and floating dwellings. A dwelling does not include... View More
There might or might not be an easement recorded in the county records for your leach field. If the new neighbor interfered with the leach field, you could end up in court to assert the right to keep using the leach field. Make friends with the new neighbor to avoid any problems, but also use the...View More
I electronically filed a motion to stay with the court, and it was approved. This happened after the Plaintiff already had a Sheriff's auction and obtained my home, as well as they filed a Writ of Possession. If it was electronically filed and approved, does this mean that judge approved it or... View More
The homeowner maintains title in the real property until the Sheriff's Sale is confirmed. The right of the purchaser at sale to obtain a writ of possession is typically included in the decree of foreclosure. However, the order of confirmation is the mechanism that cuts off the...View More
A Lien was purchased for forgotten half a year of property taxes. Rookie mistake. Taxes are now current and will stay that way. The Lien expires in 3yrs. We don't plan on moving for 5+yrs. Have no mortgage and own home outright. Should I go ahead and pay lien in full? Can third party llc... View More
Tax lien expires in 15 years. Interest rate negotiated on the tax certificate was probably 18%. In 15 years with interest the lien will be approximately $2100.00 and they will require you to pay Court costs and attorney fees to avoid the property going to Sheriff's Sale. It is not something...View More
My neighbor has a sump pump that drains out into their yard but borders mine. This has created a pond/swamp in the area and is quite large. This swamp makes it impossible to use part of my yard or even trim it. Also my driveway borders up against this area and has cracking and sinking in towards... View More
Damage from normal water runoff does not give a claim. But if water is redirected or collected to send more runoff, then there can be a claim. Depending on the source of water into the sump, the slope of the land, and where the neighbor directed his sump discharge, you might have a claim for...View More
With the passing of Ohio's Constitutional Carry law, as of July 13, 2022 Ohio citizens without a CCW permit can legally carry a loaded firearm on their person while in their vehicle, but not in a school zone. If you live near or drive through a school zone on a public road (where you must slow... View More
Ohio law prohibits carrying a firearm in a school safety zone, which includes the area within 1,000 feet of the school grounds. This applies to both open and concealed carry, regardless of whether you have a CCW permit or not.
Therefore, if you are driving through a school safety zone, you...View More
1. No notice given about late dues and or gate access being revoked. 2. There are two gates one is automatic which can only be opened by a gate access card or by a key fob whether you're entering or leaving as well. The other gate is chained and locked shut with no keys given to property... View More
It is very unlikely that a judge would allow that. But you might need a judge to put that in writing. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review the homeowner documents, contact the board on your behalf to demand access, and file in court if necessary.
Mom has completely maintained part of property, the whole time. Has a fence built up to the side of the neighbors house and 2 outbuildings. The new owner says it’s her property and has installed an air conditioning unit by the side and has stated my moms fence will be taken down bc she is going... View More
A claim of adverse possession can only be decided by a court. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review all the facts of the situation and advise you, and try to work it out with the neighbor.
23 years ago I bought and built a home on a lot 80 x 125 feet with back of lot against a 55 acre Open field With an old Barb-wired fence 4ft in a tree line against the back of my lot from my property line. I have maintained and taken care of this 4 feet up to the Fenceline for the duration of that... View More
An easement like that is not automatic. It must be established by filing in court claiming adverse possession. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the real estate records and all the facts of the situation, and then advise you of your options.
Take photos, get a surveyor to mark the boundary, get an arborist to determine the value of trees lost and cost of replacement, and cost to replace fence. Contact your insurance agent, ask your neighbor to pay your monetary damages, and use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to...View More
I own a home in Ohio that was built in the early 1900’s along with its surrounding homes. It’s in a neighborhood where the houses are very close together, but the house to the left of ours is abnormally close like 4ft. They are missing gutters along that side of the house that borders ours and... View More
I live in Defiance county, in a township outside of the city limits. A business placed a sign near the road, but still on my property, advertising their services in an attempt to get customers. I don't want my property used for advertising, but do I personally have a right to remove and... View More
Contact the business and tell them to remove the sign. If they don't, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the situation and contact them on your behalf, or advise you of your options.
What a city "says" doesn't count for much. Any variance must go through a formal process, and if denied, the applicant can then appeal. If the development and its jobs and taxes are wanted, the variance could be granted, even if neighbors oppose it. Any "promises" given...View More
Nothing stops him from asking. Work it out with the neighbors, or get a boundary survey to confirm where the property lines are, and then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the survey plat and advise you of your options.
I have a rental property, and my step daughter was living in it for rent free. We recenlty parted ways and she wants to take the shed from the property. can she leggally do that or is that a permanant fixture.
My grandfather had some land where his house is. He gave some to my mom and uncle. My mom and grandfather and mom went half on the well. The well sits on his property. My grandfather passed away and his second wife is selling the house. My mother has used the water for 14 years. Can my use the well?
If there is no written document regarding use of the well, then it could be a problem for her. Your mother can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review all the facts and advise her.
An attorney should review a land contract before it is signed. Whether it is seller or buyer who is responsible for taxes and debts, would depend on the terms of the contract and the priority of the debts. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the land...View More
That should be very straightforward. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab on this webpage to find dozens of qualified attorneys who can do this for you. It would likely not be very costly, depending on the terms and length of the agreement.
Agent wouldn't let us walk further back on the property saying it was a liability. Found out there are thousands of tires dumped on back part of property. Property is $38k we've paid $34k and its an EPA nightmare. We want our money back. Agent says no. We need help.
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