I'm was sitting at a wendys in the town I live in in ohio which has a private parking lot chatting with an friend while chatting with her I notice a police cruiser a block down road on the opposite side of 5 laned road at stop sign he then pulled onto the road and into the wendys as she went I side... Read more »
His sump pump is pushing water from his property onto my property and is causing flooding by the entry way to my backyard. This is also causing an inconvenience when i go out to cut my grass, causing my lawn mower to get stuck in the mud. He is aware of the issue and stated over a year ago that he... Read more »
Yes, there is a way -- he can be held responsible by suing him. He is causing damage to your property. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review the facts and advise you of your options, and communicate with the neighbor on your behalf that any further delay...Read more »
Farmer rents the farm land, hasn't used the right of way since 2011, what is the time frame in Ohio to consider the right of way abandonment by Ohio law. The right of way is at a dangerous entry and exit to a state highway. We had to call the sheriff in 2010 pertaining to the farmer trespassing off... Read more »
A claim of adverse possession requires 21 years, so it has not been enough time since 2011. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the real estate records for easements and to review the other facts, and advise you of your options.
The land was owned by the family before the ESA was passed but an endangered species resides on the land. The family now wants to develop the land but development would be detrimental to the species. The ESA would normally protect species on private land, but would this protection still be able to... Read more »
The answer would require significant legal research into federal and state law and regulations, and conversations with various government agencies, and permits for any development which might require impact studies. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain an attorney who practices environmental law.
There is no rule about that. Coming over the boundary line is technically a trespass. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review a survey and all the facts, and advise you with specifics.
We have a situation that our neighbor mows our property even though we have asked him not to and have shown him the property stakes but he still continues and has mental problems, schizophrenia, we don't want to upset him but he has put out a garden and logs to claim it. They unknowingly put up a... Read more »
You could send them a letter giving them "permission" to keep it there, but advising you retain the right to have it removed at any time. Send the letter by certified mail with return receipt, to defend against any claim by them for "adverse possession." Or you could demand that they remove it,...Read more »
To resolve that encroachment, you will need to retain an attorney to assist you, and the neighbor would have to cooperate. You also will need a boundary survey, and there could be issues with zoning setbacks. Building a house over a property boundary is very rare. Many things had to go wrong to...Read more »
Concern has been raised that the president is not sending out agenda items for discussion to all homeowners for monthly meetings. What is the law and requirement for information that is discussed at board meetings?
Local zoning codes specify the required setback distance from property boundaries. Talk to the local building and zoning office. You might have to have a surveyor prepare a boundary survey to confirm the exact location of the line.
We purchased our home 'mid May of this year. We went through zoning to get permission for a shed. We had the shed built only to have someone knock on our door and tell us there are deed restrictions on our property. Now we may have to remove a $4600 shed (plus removal costs.) This information... Read more »
Deeds, easements, and restrictions are recorded in the county real estate records to put everyone on notice of their existence. A buyer is deemed to have notice of them, even if the buyer never looks or finds out, and a seller is not under any duty to disclose information that is recorded in the...Read more »
My parents recently bought a house with a 2nd dwelling on it a dwelling that's been there and rented for 20 years. I was going to live there in exchange for taking care of my disabled mother. They would be living in the main residence. Now the zoning department is saying that it's an illegal... Read more »
Many zoning laws have been recently enacted or amended within the last twenty years. The second dwelling may be a non-conforming use. A use that was allowed prior to the recent zoning but is no longer allowed. (Many refer to this a "grandfathered"). You may also be able to obtain a zoning...Read more »
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...Read more »
Zoning is very specific as to the political subdivision that has jurisdiction over the real property. You will then need to find the zoning ordinance for the real property. The ordinance will give you specific guidelines as to the procedure. I believe that you are seeking a "use variance". In...Read more »
Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can research the case law regarding application of that statute, review all the facts and circumstances of your situation, advise you of possible defenses and appeals, and represent you before any proceedings.
The city I live in replaced all the main sewer lines this past summer about 8 months ago. Since then, three houses in a row, including mine, have experienced ruptured pipes on our properties. Other homeowners on the street and other streets have experienced the same thing.
The neighbors should band together and hire an engineer to inspect and determine a cause for the problem, then the neighbors can retain an attorney to review the situation, talk with the city, and try to find a resolution.
On or about 4/5/18 I will be forced to sell for the paltry sum of $5,000. Otherwise I will be fined $24,000. They want my property which sits on a very large commercial lot, for the benefit of their friends who own the business next door, and needs land for parking. This is not eminent domain.... Read more »
As previously answered, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney. A local attorney might be aware of local groups that might get involved. Or a local legal clinic, legal aid, or law school. You might also contact local news media.
for the paltry sum of $5,000. Otherwise I will be fined the amount of $24,000. This is all being done in order that they might have my property, which sits on a very large commercial lot, for the benefit of the business next door, which has erected a new building on a small lot and needs land for... Read more »
If the city is initiating a taking of your property by eminent domain, then there is a legal process the city must follow to do that, and the property owner can go to court to object. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to represent you in that process. Also, you should not post...Read more »
Replaced water pump six to seven months after signing contract two of the wall heaters have caught on fire not to mention several other problems no insulation in crawl space, cracking foundation, and attached garage separating just to name a few the previous owner has signed all his properties over... Read more »
Buyer and seller must follow the written terms of the land contract they signed for purchase and sale, including the purchase price. A buyer can notify the seller of problems and try to renegotiate, but the seller is under no obligation to agree to any changes. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.