Timur Akpinar's answer In general, a mechanic’s lien is a security interest against someone’s property. It can arise if a homeowner fails to pay a contractor who performs work and the contractor files the lien. If you are involved with a mechanic’s lien and require more in-depth information, consult with an attorney in California.
Hung Le's answer First, it's better you look at the contract to see if (i) any period required for a contract termination; (ii) if the answer is yes, then you have to follow it, and you will have your entitlement to sell tools left at your house. If the answer is no, (or you think it is worthy doing so) then you might need to serve him/her a notice to the address stated in the contract or if no such address is given, his residential place, asking for the resumption of the work, and the possibility of imposing a...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer If at the time the seller disclosed to you that the patio was not permitted they knew that the City had opened a claim against them, you might be able to sue the seller for the tear-down costs you are now incurring, which they should be responsible for.
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer It is not clear why you signed another contract with this company while your dispute remained unresolved. If you were making progress payments, it is also not clear why most of the work was not completed. You need to get out of a public forum and into a consultation with an attorney promptly. Based on the facts stated here, the LAPD is wrong.
John T. Kontrabecki's answer The contract is void. A construction agreement entered into with a contractor who is not licensed in the state of California is an illegal contract and therefore void. It may also be fraudulent.
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer Check your contract for an arbitration clause, but generally, make a claim on the bond, file suit, contact the Contractor's State Licensing Board. Of course get estimates and make repairs (at the evry least enough to keep from making things worse.)
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer Not sure what your theory is against the HOA - if there is one, they can be included in a lawsuit. Otherwise, you can sue the upstairs neighbor (and their contractor since you've already uncovered who they are). The insurance companies have a duty to try and settle a loss after liability has become relatively clear, but if there are genuine disagreements about percentage of fault, you may need a lawsuit to iron those out.
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer To some extent, your remedies will depend on the contract for the house. In addition to fraud and breach of contract, you may have actions for false advertising and under the unfair competition statutes. You have not said how long it has been since you bought the house - you should consult with an attorney right away, because of the potential loss of rights which can come from legal or contractual deadlines.
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer Don't blame your real estate agent. Housing discrimination based on age or family characteristics is illegal. An exception is developments specifically designated as older adult. If that is what you are looking for, look for such a specially designed place. Besides, your approach is short sighted from a practical point of view; what would keep one of your new neighbors from moving the next year, and selling to whoever they want?
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer Depending on your written contract, you can sue, or go to arbitration. If the contract provides, you can recover your attorney fees. You can also file a complaint with the Contractors State Licensing Board: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/
William John Light's answer No. There is a 10 year statute of limitations on latent defects. Also, although the wall deviated from plans, it would be hard to argue that a wall that lasted 60 years was defective.
William John Light's answer I would imagine that your rental agreement contains the rules pertaining to your stay, and that the Notice of Eviction specifies what contractual rules you are alleged to have broken. We could answer a lot more accurately if you would provide all of the facts.
William John Light's answer Contact the State Contractor's License board and your local District Attorney's office and report the contractor for elder abuse. This type of conduct is a well known scam to prey upon the elderly.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer You'd pay for your own lawyer. Depending on whether any relevant legal statutes apply, you might be able to seek reimbursement for legal fees, but that is rare. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY,...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer A home inspection is a building inspection of a home. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...
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