They all gave us the go ahead. We checked the Lebanon County, PA rules and there were none. We had a company come out and start to install our fence (vinyl 6ft high) to be served with a cease and desist from developers who sold the land to the builder. The builder didn’t disclose the deed... Read more »
This, among other reasons, is why people should have lawyers when they buy houses. A competent lawyer would have asked the title company for copies of the restrictions, and you would have then known what they were. However, you may have a legitimate beef with your title company for not providing...Read more »
I have a room in my house that I would like to turn into a parlor for small performances of 10 to 20 people to do an hour long mentalism show. We would like to do the show, offer canned sodas, sealed snacks, and popcorn to the guests. It would be in the form of a small house party and would take... Read more »
Driveway. It’s fine if they are there 3-5 minutes, but I have a consistent woman who parks, leaves her car running and blocks the entire driveway for upwards of 10+ minutes. Even when there are spaces to park away from the driveway and no one is blocking her in; she chooses to block my driveway.... Read more »
The lot is the only parking area for most consumers/business owners in this area, and has been used by anyone for 50+yrs. The new owner wants to block it off. People also use this as a through way. Is there a grandfather clause for This? How do I find it? How do I prove the grandfather law?
My question is if they buy out my property to set up a drill pad, should I try to negotiate for not only the replacement cost of the buildings, but the lost income of the property? The lots are only 100' wide, so any drilling will affect multiple plots. There are 5 rentals beside my home plus... Read more »
Peeking in buildings, campers, garages, they say they have a right on private property w/o your permission and w/o administrative warrant. Actual ordinance says they have a right to inspect all buildings on the property, if they want to. The ordinance inspector says it's legal and the 4th... Read more »
An interesting point. If he sees a violation in plain view---i.e. visible from the street--they can cite the owner. However if they need to get on the property they need to ask permission. They can and should get a warrant. That they didn't is something you should contact the Pennsylvania Civil...Read more »
I live in an HOA community where main streets are owned by the Township. I am responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of my property. Between the sidewalk and the street is a 4' strip of grass considered common area where the developer planted street trees. These trees are 15+ yrs old and... Read more »
Hello, our development rain water drainage is backing up and flooding our homes since a new development was added next to us down stream of our run off. Our township was told by an engineer that our catch basin would NEVER pass code today and that is overflowing into neighbors yards, pipes can't... Read more »
As you and your neighbors already realize, this is a very complex situation. It's the type of matter that if litigated, could drag on for years in court and easily accrue very high legal fees. It would very likely involve expert testimony from civil engineers, architects, urban planners, and other...Read more »
AND NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that only Board Members or the Board’s agents may use the names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses of homeowners for correspondence activities. Should any unauthorized individual use the contact information of homeowners on his/her own, a $50.00 fine may be... Read more »
You need to consult with an attorney who handles property issues in the County, for the reason that you may want to claim adverse possession if you can tack on the previous owner's use of it, and then get possession of the additional property. You have a defense to being compelled to take care of a...Read more »
We have a corner lot deeded 1882. There's a main road in the front and a road on the side. Over time a small shortcut to the main road was created on the side road through our lawn (prior to our ownership). The shortcut makes the intersection a "Y junction" with the left side of the Y on a... Read more »
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...Read more »
His son has left the trailer on my land since then, said he was going to move it, cleaned out everything he wanted from the trailer, including the wiring and copper pipes, and made a huge mess outside. Someone broke into the trailer in November of 2017, the son wasn't back until May of 2018, so... Read more »
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,...Read more »
If the house belongs to your uncle and you have no lease, he can force you to leave. It is possible that you could could sue him to recover the costs of the improvements you made to the property, but you would have to review all this with a lawyer to outline all of the facts, such as, whether he...Read more »
She lives in PA and the house is in WV. She said the lawyer was a PA one but sold the house and the occupants are currently living in it. She has yet to get paid and can't pay her bills so her health is at risk due to stress. It sounds fishy to me because the lawyer said they could get her $10k but... Read more »
My sister was given a piece of property from my mom. My mom has 2 houses on it. My sisters would be the 3rd. She took my moms rental house number as her property. She stated that 911 told her there can only be 3 houses on a pvt road. There is another house not related on that pvt rd.
If a stream acts as a border between two private landowners who controls the water? Can I walk the stream with my children without trespassing. Assuming we have no ownership and are just visiting the area.
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