Added 1st floor sun room to single family house (with permit) in 1983. Unknown to original owner, inspection for remodel was never recorded by bldg dept. Sold house in 2011. An agrmnt with buyer and lender was made for buyer to procure inspection to receive the required CO. Agrmt obligation... Read more »
Sales are generally "as is" unless there is an agreement to the contrary. You referenced some escrow agreement. The sale will be governed by that document. No one should close without a valid certificate of occupancy. Whatever the buyer did (I am unsure if you are buyer or seller) was a mistake.
We live on a private road which is a deeded right of way for ingress and egress for all property owners. Since approximately 1975 there has been Road dues collection to pay for the upkeep on the road. In the late 1990’s the property owners by majority vote decided to raise the dues to $100.00... Read more »
If you are asking how to allow use of a one-family house as a two family, you would have to amend the certificate of occupancy. This is sometimes but not always able to be done and may involve the services of an architect, expeditor or other other professional as well as an attorney.
We are in the process of buying a home and the process has been dragging out. we are now a full month passed our scheduled closing date. We have multiple stories coming from the lawyers stating there are judgments on the home. We waited 3 weeks for the lawyer to tell us the seller agreed to pay 3x... Read more »
We basically often have to ask for permission from people intoxicated and stoned to enter or leave our porch. Many do not live in building. Partying with neighbors. They have other exits. They are unfriendly. One of them down there has already threatened to go ballistic on us. Police say these... Read more »
This would violate your lease, but if police will not do anything, your recourse is to leave by breaking your lease. Be sure to document with photos these issues so you can show a court later if needed.
My husband and I purchased our home 1 year ago. There was an easement put in place 7 years ago for our neighbor to be able to build a very wide driveway to access her garage. That neighbor has now moved and the current resident converted the garage into a space for her many exotic animals. Since... Read more »
Historically, railroad ties were often treated with creosote to preserve wood from rotting quickly. The EPA has determined that coal tar creosote is a probable human carcinogen, meaning that it is an agent directly involved in causing cancer.
Although there are special rules for railroads...Read more »
I closed a new condo last week with 2 Assigned Parking slots and 1 storage slot. I have a duly signed contract, recorder deed and a issued parking/storage license. However, the condo sponsor in not giving keys for the storage and says its a assigned to someone else
Someone filed a “complaint” with code enforcement claiming we have an unapproved tenant. However it is not a full apartment and he is not paying “rent.” Do I have a right to see the complaint or confront the accuser before having to allow town officials in my home for an invasive and... Read more »
UNANNOUNCED AND FOR 2 WEEKS CONTRUCTION WORK ON OUR BRONX STREET BLOCK CLAIMING UPGRADING YOUR GAS LINE. SHOCKINGLY THIS DAY I WOKE TO FIND THAT THEY HAVE DRILLED A MIGHTY HOLE ACROSS SMASHING SIDEWALK WHICH I HAD PAID FOR DIRECTLY INTO MY OWNER OCCUPIED TWO FAMILY HOUSE INTO THE FOUNDATION ALSO... Read more »
In consideration He said he would take me as a dependent on his taxes (he did) so that I would have no additional costs to pay Now he told me I have to move because he is selling the house! I am 84! What can I do?
I am sorry to hear about your situation. You do have options. You should consult with an attorney to devise a strategy. Talk with an attorney to go over all of your options. Getting advice in a public forum is not really appropriate for your situation
currently the area is an active farm. thinking of purchasing and 'converting' to a private 'paved lot' and hosting autocorss car events. not clear what zoning rules i must adhere to or what local licensing there may be (if any). this is NOT a drag-strip.
It might be considered a taking, and then there'd be a right to just compensation for the landowner. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...Read more »
My house was built in 1951. My husband and I bought it from the original owners 11 years ago. There is a country club across the street and the sole driveway into and out of the club has always been catty-corner to the front of our house. We received no notification of a driveway relocation and one... Read more »
It sounds like you may be out of luck. This is a local zoning issue that you have to take up with your locale and it sounds like you have done so. If the hours that the cars were coming in and out of the club were unreasonable maybe there is a private nuisance issue, but that's pretty doubtful....Read more »
Did your shit cause the septic problem? You may need to have your shit checked. Is the septic system shared? You may have to check your neighbors shit then. I'm kidding, but in all seriousness, you probably have a lease or license agreement at the trailer park and that would give some guidance...Read more »
The reason I am asking is due to how dirty the barn is. The seller dose not live there and you can see they never cleaned the stalls out ever and I have 4 horses to go in after all the paper work is signed and it will take a good two weeks to clean it out. So by the time it is done, I will have it... Read more »
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