If it's legally parked on a public street, there's nothing you can do in the absence of a specific local ordinance that prohibits vehicles from remaining in place without moving for a specified period time. If the tags are expired or you have other reason to believe the vehicle is abandoned, then...Read more »
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...Read more »
we had a home built and moved in 5/4/17. It has been a nightmare! less than 60 days moving in there were two cracks in the exterior foundation and several in the basement floor foundation. where the walls meet to a corner in the house they are are all splitting/ separating and rows of nails... Read more »
You posted this as a Maryland question, but you appear to be from Virginia. I've handled cases of this type in both states, and the remedies are different. Either way, you are looking for a remedy of much more than the $10,000 lot premium if this was a violation of the Maryland or Virginia Consumer...Read more »
UPDATE IN CAPS! About 4 weeks after the closing the settlement attorney called stating we owed an additional 5% transfer tax totaling $34k related to a rezoning in 1985. We had no idea AND THERE WAS NO WAY OF KNOWING SINCE THERE WAS NO LIEN, NO NOTICE, NO NOTATION OR ANY INDICATION THAT THERE WAS... Read more »
The tax was imposed against the property in 1985, so you cannot blame the settlement company for the tax. As sellers, it is also your obligation to transfer the property free and clear of all past due taxes and liens, which having failed to do, you are in breach and the buyers can sue to rescind...Read more »
The rules vary from county to county - the county code will have details on when a building permit is required, or you could call the office of building inspections and permits in the county where your property is located.
If a home is "falling apart" and housing animals or conditions hazardous to health, a neighbor can contact the local health department and ask them to investigate code violations. A private citizen does not have the power to condemn a property but they can file a complaint with the appropriate...Read more »
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