I'm the adjacent property to a townhome association and they do not honor their obligations stated in their declaration. Specifically the sections that refer to my property being the Dominant Tenement and various zoning and municipal code ordinances that has actually caused serious damage to... Read more »
answered on Apr 26, 2022
You provide only general information so one can only provide a general answer. No neither you nor the police can force the Association to furnish you with its insurance policy unless you file suit for property damage, violation of an easement or whatever wrong has been committed. The declaration is... Read more »
The managers in the work program man have stole all my stuff then I got me to the other building they change my rent to $1,000 or $37,000 I they won't take me to court and I can't get nobody help me how to build a change my property my unit told me I wasn't the owner but they... Read more »
answered on Jun 23, 2022
You must ask a coherent question or NOBODY can help you.
Reciting rambling facts with no syntax wastes your time and ours because it is unintelligible.
Never use proper names in an online post. Your question is supposed to be anonymous.
I bought a home unknowingly there was an open permit pending that the contractor didn't close with the county. Now the County is requesting I close the permit and contractor doesn't have proof of them closing it out. I am unable to schedule inspections due to contractor unable to submit... Read more »
answered on May 13, 2022
You will likely need a code inspection to make sure the work was code compliant.
The State has offered to purchase a portion of the property. This would include a majority of the septic field. She has nowhere to replace it. They did not have any compensation for this item listed on their offer. Would that make her property inhabitable and what are her options? Do they have to... Read more »
answered on Jul 27, 2021
Your daughter needs to make an appointment with an experienced real estate lawyer to discuss this. Make sure she brings to the appointment a copy of the offer the state made.
I'm not even sure divorce is the answer for me but I don't want my kids and I to be left with nothing and I feel like he would do his best to leave us begging for air. If I bought land with my own savings could I gift it to my children so that he couldn't take it but the kids (and I)... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2021
You mention using your own savings. If the savings came from money earned during the marriage, then it would not be your savings, it would be marital savings. If you bought land with it, the land would be a marital asset and therefore subject to division at the time of divorce.
We purchased a home in McHenry, IL and back up to a major roadway. We have dogs and kids and want to put in a 6' fence and not give up 30' of our yard. The restrictions are on the plat but nobody knows who owns them to have them removed. The restrictions are:
1. Fencing is... Read more »
answered on Oct 22, 2020
Based upon your description, it appears the City is/would be cooperative with your ultimate goal. It is likely the restrictions were put in place by the developer, perhaps based upon zoning or right of way issues. I would think the City should be able to work with you to develop a solution. I... Read more »
The photos are of the interior and exterior (3D). We are not comfortable with this and have asked before for them to be removed. It is in fact worse now on multiple building plans and has been taken down. What legal recourse do we have?
answered on Jul 23, 2020
You need to look at your contract in more detail. Is there an intellectual property section that addresses ownership of the plans and design? Also, if you closed on your property after construction was finished, the builder owned the property until closing. Up until that point, he had the right to... Read more »
If my neighbor is complaining about installing gutters, do I have to install them? Am I legally obligated to install them?
answered on Jun 16, 2020
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to reach a local attorney, you could start some self-help research by looking into state building codes (and local ones as well, if they address the issue). If such regulations or codes exist,... Read more »
I'm in the process of buying a piece of land and when looking over the aerial map and going out to the location it looks as though the existing neighbors has put a shed on the line if not over the property line. As a new owner can I say something about it?
answered on Nov 8, 2019
That depends on a number of factors which need to be explored in a conversation with a lawyer experienced in such problems. For example:
1. Has an easement allowing the shed to cross the line been recorded? If so, is the shed within the legal description provided in the easement?... Read more »
I plan to build a business/home tax office in the later future. I wanted to know if that's legal to do before I commit to buying the land. I wanted to rent parking spaces just temp. to make money but that's only short term while I gather money to build home/business.
answered on Apr 11, 2019
If you are in a city, the city's zoning laws control land use.
You need to go see the Zoning Office and find out what you can do with that lot.
Sometimes you can apply for variances but that is another matter.
Behind our home there is a section of land that while researching turns out to be owned by the Illinois Department of Transportation. I think it was acquired decades ago for a road that was never built. Now that the lots were divided up and built on just this strip of land remains. Our house it the... Read more »
answered on Feb 3, 2019
Talk to an experienced real estate attorney.
You may have the right to go to court and have the land declared as belonging to your property.
If not, the State of Illinois will be happy to sell it to you.
We were supposed to close on a home last week but night before close we are informed that the title company pulled the zoning certificate from the city and the home is zoned as a 3-unit building, not a single family home. The seller who purchased the home 10 years ago has a cert. that says... Read more »
answered on Jan 31, 2019
It is not in your best interest to assume re-zoning will be "easy to do." In fact, they usually aren't very easy at all, and can end up costing a tremendous amount of money. That being the case, I certainly would not close until you have more details and costs surrounding the... Read more »
and you can see light through the roof do we have any options my husband is on ssd
answered on Jan 14, 2019
You are likely entitled to a remedy, but the best course of action is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the location of the apartment, and whether or not it is subject to the RLTO.
In any event, I recommend organizing everything in your possession relevant to... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2018
Before you appeal to the local zoning board, check with your Condo Associations. Many condo associations do not allow for short rentals. Many require at least 12 months, if you wish to rent the Condo. It might be more difficult to work with Condo Association rather the local authorities.
answered on Sep 8, 2018
There is no way to answer this question without knowing why the municipality is threatening to demolish your house, what their local ordinances provide and whether their local ordinances are appropriate under state law. The stakes are high, so you need to make an appointment with a local lawyer as... Read more »
Tenant is related to my fiance
Has his own exit door plus a door to our stairway to our house.
I have him locked out of our house but he is free to enter and exit his area only.
Can i report him if he tries to breakin while we are at work or asleep?
answered on May 16, 2018
Yes, though you'll want to consider how it will affect your relationship with your fiance.
the city may order to vacate what are my options? I need housing and they are trying to force my family out in 2 weeks
answered on Feb 27, 2018
I don't mean this to sound harsh, but about all you can do is find a new place to live as quickly as possible.
The owner hasnt paid the taxes in 3 years and my family and I have been renting it the whole time. All to find out that the taxes are pass due and if not paid the property go to auction. Just trying to find out if i paid the taxes what will need to happen so i can take ownership
answered on Feb 19, 2018
You may be able to obtain ownership to the property through adverse possession, but an attorney must have more information prior to advising whether or not this is a possibility. This is a very fact specific determination, so I recommend organizing all information relevant to this situation,... Read more »
answered on Feb 7, 2018
Yes, a village can certainly regulate building additions. I highly recommend consulting with an attorney, as well as the village prior to performing any work towards the addition.
There is a fence and concrete patio and it was here before I moved here. Do they have the right to make us tear it all down?
answered on Jan 26, 2018
It is possible that your neighbor has the right to obtain title to the 5 feet of your property through adverse possession, assuming all of the requirements for adverse possession in Illinois have been met. However, the requirements for adverse possession are a very technical, and fact specific... Read more »
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