Richard Sternberg's answer Your best approach is probably a lawsuit for nuisance against the developer. It is a complex area of law, and it will require expert testimony and legal fees, but, if you can show actual, pecuniary damages, you will be protecting your property and may get repaid. If the county refuses to cite the developer, then you have their answer on whether they are going to help you. This is not uncommon in development law. Often, developers have lobbied the county officials well and feel protected by the...
Christie Tournet's answer If your deed and survey show that you own within certain bounds, you can have an attorney send a formal demand, failing which you could also try to file a report of trespass with law enforcement. If the neighbors continue to resist those efforts, you will have no other option than to file suit - a Petitory action - meaning you claim to be owner and another party is possessing part of the land you own. To prevail, you will need to show that you have better/best title to the area at issue. So,...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I can't tell with the short facts that you have stated, but it sounds like your attorney may not have been competent, especially if he only recently stated that you should see a real estate attorney. I wonder if the attorney had a real estate license of broker's license. At any rate, I can't imagine a case going on for 7 years without either you getting suspicious, or your attorney not disclosing that the matter was over his head. Then again, some attorneys (especially attorneys who work...
Mark Scoblionko's answer The questions you ask can only be addressed after consultation with a lawyer. The lawyer would need to take a history from you, view either the property itself or good pictures, and search the title. Additionally, communication with the township or its counsel would be necessary to try to determine why and on what basis they did what they did.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer Your question doesn't include enough details to truly provide an accurate answer, but unless there is a written lease that says otherwise, I would say probably not. If some zoning board or governmental entity has changed the residential status of the property, that is no the landlord's fault, it's just a unforeseen event which makes it impossible to complete the lease/fulfill the contract. In summary, it seems to me to be just bad luck for both the landlord and tenant.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer Assuming you have a written month-to-month rental agreement, a landlord can change the terms of the agreement (e.g. increase the rent) upon giving you 30 days notice. You can either accept the additional $30/month in rent, and continue living where you live, or you can leave within 30 days and find a new place to live. I have not seen the exact wording of the note that the landlord left on your door, but if it does not give you proper Notice, then you can ignore it. 30-day notices must be...
Joseph Jaap's answer It depends on the wording of the easement that was signed by grantor and recorded in the county records. But typically, the easement is non-exclusive, and the grantor can continue to use the easement area along with the grantee. So if grantee installs a driveway in the easement area, grantor can use it, unless the easement says otherwise. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the easement and advise you.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer It sounds like you'll need a "Determination of Heirship" and "Administrator" appointed who can pay any debts and sell property if necessary, giving the remaining assets to the appropriate heirs.
Michael David Siegel's answer 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.
Richard Sternberg's answer Changing zoning to up-zone property owned by someone else is going to be an uphill battle. There are tricks and skills, but it isn't going to be accomplished inexpensively, and it isn't going to happen based on an Internet-explored plan on a pro se budget. You need to sit down with a Virginia real estate lawyer, who will need to spend time reviewing the current zoning, the putatively expired permits, the facts about the offending construction, and the political environment. It is most likely...
F. Paul Maloof's answer This sounds like a commercial lease, which is controlled by its own provisions about the tenant's obligation to maintain the premises. Check the lease for the landlord's remedies if there is a breach of the lease.
Bennett James Wills' answer Attend meetings and voice your opinion. Vote. Join the HOA. There are several things you could try to do. Without more info, one can't tell if you have any legal recourse. Unreasonable and illegal are different. Consult local counsel.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer As to the real property, each of the siblings would own an undivided 1/9 interest in the land. It the land were sold, each of you should get 1/9 of the net proceeds.
As to the business, it appears that the two siblings who are doing business own that. Absent an agreement with the other joint owners of the land (the other siblings), the business owners are not required to share the wealth, represented by the business, with their other siblings, if that 's what you are getting at.
Mark Scoblionko's answer It makes a big difference if the shared deed (a) recognizes the two individual parcels and references surveyed legal descriptions for each, or (b) everything is referenced together as a single tract, with a single legal description.
If (a): You would require consent by the mortgagee, which would release the tract being sold from the lien of the mortgage. At that point, you would simply give a deed for the parcel being sold.
If (b): You would need to hire a surveyor to survey...
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