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... Read 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... Read 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...Read 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...Read 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.
I purchased a fixer upper home 04/19/2019 & despite covid I have made & continuing to make major repairs, but my neighbors who aren't happy that I purchased the property & they didn't, have been making constant unwarranted complaints to the city & mayors office that keeps... Read more »
Neighbor problems are difficult to resolve and can get worse if legal action is taken against them. They could do a lot of things, and it could be impossible to prove that they violated a court order. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney to advise you.
We purchased the house July 2020. He claimed the fence as his on the property line. After research to build a privacy fence we found the property makers are on the other side of the fence. The fence he claims appears to be about a foot or more into our property line. He is refusing to take it down... Read more »
Disputes with neighbors can be difficult to resolve, and can get worse. So try to work it out with the neighbor. If you are unable to get the neighbor's cooperation, you first must obtain a survey of your property to confirm your exact boundary lines. Then if the survey confirms the fence...Read more »
If there is no written lease and you want them to leave, you must follow the proper eviction process. Check your local court web site or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to assist you with the process.
I'm interested in applying this standard to prevent erosion of the downtown area into a sea of parking, with landowners possessively protecting their empty parking lots rather than sharing the resource. Ideally, landowners would pay each other for the shared resource, but other than parking... Read more »
Direct that question to your city attorney. It would have to be added by an ordinance approved by city council, amending the local zoning and building code, and could get opposition from property owners and developers.
We both the house from his brother and have a title to the house. The house came with the land that house directly sits on. He's constantly saying that if we don't pay him $X amount each month he will call the sherriff and have us removed. We pay our own property taxes as it is. His mom... Read more »
You'll have to retain a local real estate attorney to review all the relevant real estate records to determine who has what specific rights to the house, land, any easements, etc. Use the Find a Lawyer tab.
Some HOA declarations and bylaws prohibit conducting a trade or business in the home, and those restrictions can be valid. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review the HOA and advise you.
I been living in this home for 16 years and i finally decided to ask him can I put some work into the home and it costs me 15,000 and it made the value of the home go up, he can now charge $800 instead of 200$ in rent, So he wants to evict me out of the house, can I sue for that money out of that... Read more »
Start with an architect familiar with the local building and zoning code and the process to consolidate the lots, which will require a surveyor to prepare a consolidation plat. The architect can also talk to the local health dept. about the septic system requirements. Use the Find a Lawyer tab...Read more »
I'm looking for houses and happened across a gorgeous old building with shop space downstairs and 3 apartments upstairs. I'm interested in living in one of the units, renting out the others, and using the shop space as an art studio. What zoning issues might I face with this? I find the... Read more »
You need to hire an architect familiar with conversions, residential construction, and the local building and zoning code to assess what you plan to do, what you must do to comply, or if any variances will be needed. The architect should have good rapport with the folks at building and zoning.
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