I have someone squatting in my garage, it is not habitable. I told her she could rent the space to do online Webcam but that she couldn't live there, she's now been living in it for a month. This is a code enforcement issue, she's also doing drugs, has I violent dog, and has... Read more »
Illegal evictions are not allowed in California. You must go through the proper channels to obtain an eviction. That being said, the tenancy itself is illegal due to the garage not being a habitable structure.
An inspection warrant was served upon my property. The probable cause was was due to noise complaints, per fire marshal. No evidence of existing health or safety violations, or noise citations. Accused of selling alcohol, w/out evidence. Warrant looked incomplete, no Seal, no clerk stamp, and... Read more »
You will need a lawyer with experience in dealing with code enforcement issues with local governments.
Inspection warrants need to be issued by a judge on a showing of some probable cause to issue the warrant. You should have been given a copy of the warrant, which you can give to whatever...Read more »
Sorry to hear that. Why were you removed? [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
Please see my responses to your several other questions about the same thing. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
Unfortunately, you can't just give away property that belongs to someone else. Even if you tried, the County would never accept a Grant Deed that was signed by someone who is not authorized to give away the property.
When someone passes away and has a trust, the trust will say who...Read more »
We bought home in December and easement was stated in our paperwork. The neighbor has prior history of harassing previous owners and we thought we would be different by trying to create friendship but this is not the case. She is now harassing my son. How do I null this easement and create a drive... Read more »
Dear Easement Issue Owner: This issue is too "heady" for a brief reply on this forum. While we have MANY qualified attorneys whom participate in the JUSTIA system, I don't think any of us can make a thoughtful response to this issue without MUCH MORE information/documents/history....Read more »
In our name only? They have not paid their half share of the purchase nor taxes since the early 80’s. I want full title so I can sell it. Currently not worth what we have paid in taxes over the years. What can we do.
you can ask them to relinquish their interest to you and if they dont then you can file a partition action and have the court order the property sold and funds distributed based on contributions and payments towards the property.
My Neighbor of 20+years I've learned has recently transferred title of his property via quite claim, to another neighbor, but part of his property hasn't been used by the previous owner, but rather fenced off completely no gate no signs nothing, never ! As long as I can remember. And i... Read more »
I am not sure that you will prevail on a prescriptive easement claim. A prescriptive easement allows a trespasser to acquire the right to use the land of another without paying for it. To acquire a prescriptive easement over another's land, the following elements must be met (Felgenhauer v....Read more »
I have the grant deed to my property and i have failed to make it to court, the papers i was given had incorrect spelling of my name and the plaintiffs name was not even the person involved in the case so i thought they were a hoax but the sherrif showed up saying i have 5 days and tomorrow being... Read more »
Now it is too late to do anything but be prepared to leave and take as many of your belongings that you can take with you. But you still need a lawyer. Look up the Orange County Bar Association's website and...Read more »
private road in a community with an hoa that does not collect dues or enforce ccr's, road has a not a county maintained road sign on it. Fence went up in 2002 and the posts have not been moved since along with landscaping and improvements retaining walls and concrete.
Dear HOA Member: My best recommendation in these situations is to obtain the names and email addresses of all the members of the HOA. Then notify them that you would like to call a Special Meeting (or, alternatively, ask the Board to call a Special Meeting if a Board is in place). The agenda for...Read more »
Weeds were growing in a drainage ditch; seeds from the weeds invaded the neighboring property and those owners brought an action to abate them as a nuisance. Must the owner of the drainage ditch remove the weeds?
Nuisance claims require that a plaintiff prove the defendant acted (or failed to act) unreasonably, and as a result the plaintiff suffered some kind of harm/annoyance or interference with the use and enjoyment of their property, and that an ordinary person would be annoyed or disturbed by...Read more »
Would he receive any benefits from this, tax write offs etc? Also he owes taxes on the property, I am willing to pay those off to make this happen. I plan to use this as a nonprofit headquarters, Art/Yoga/Event Space. Its already zoned for 4 residential structures
Real estate transfers and planning for the tax consequences are never do-it-yourself tasks. Tax benefits cannot be calculated without information about the property and the taxpayer. You say that you want a nonprofit HQ in a space zoned for residences. This by itself should be a red flag. If you do...Read more »
The neighbors put up bright lights on the front door, gates etc and the glare is coming into our kitchen and front bedrooms. We tried to talk to them and requested to use softer lights or direct back toward their house but they refused to talk. We went to the city, but the code does not have any... Read more »
Sacramento/ranch county parks website states that no one can access/trespass on park property past 10pm to 6am. That’s quoted on their official page. Nowhere in that sentence or anywhere else do they state a time zone. Somewhat of a ridiculous unimportant question, unless you’re a libertarian.... Read more »
We just bought a condo and prior to placing an offer, we asked the seller's agent who were the neighbors downstairs and if it was quiet. He said yes it's quiet and didn't know who was downstairs. Turns out the neighbors are musicians and have a studio set up where they record... Read more »
This lady owns about 45 acres and rents the houses on it to about 3 tenants. She also rents its it out to campers on the weekends. But the property has many housing code violations. She uses volunteer websites and sells this place as a “free meditation experience, with monks who can teach you... Read more »
Volunteers by definition are people who do something without the expectation of payment or receiving something in return. It is the choice of the volunteer to volunteer or not. A volunteer can always leave and hence has no real damages. Lying in and of itself is not generally a violation of law...Read more »
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