We had a company build a patio cover on our existing slab. They never pulled a building permit or mentioned it to us and are now not willing to do anything about the fact that the slab did not meet building thickness nor is our yard even zoned for this kind of construction. They are saying it was... Read more »
The home is planned to be 100% self sustainable, using solar panels to provide electricity, reserves to collect and filter water, etc. Is this endeavor legally possible, and if so, is there anything I need to be concerned about?
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I'm not sure I fully understand this question. A lot would depend upon the arrangements that were made to purchase the land. Similar to a home loan where you live in the house while paying the mortgage, many land sales allow you to live on the property. I suggest you refer to your original...Read more »
My last fence was destroyed by a car that came around the corner too fast, and no stopped, they just drove off (as usual) it has happened several times over 22 years. I'm wanting to put up a fence made of 12 inch diameter round posts, and cattle panels. I was wondering if somebody hits the new... Read more »
The original landowner passed, his descendants passed, and one grand child of he original owner was the one that entrusted an uncle with the tenancy of the land before he passed too. Any other descendant that might have a legal right live in different states and do not want anything to do with the... Read more »
I was mailed a ticket from the city for an inoperable vehicle. I bought an rv to restore however it does run but it was wintertime and i wanted to wait til spring to restore it. I do not believe the officer actually went to my house to write the ticket. Is it legal in texas for the code enforcement... Read more »
It is not required that a warning be issued before a code citation is issued, but in most jurisdictions a warning is provided. Enter a plea of not guilty on the citation and appear in court to discover if any such warning was provided by a code officer.
I have been living with her since 2013, taking care of the farm. She has a will that includes 1/3 to each of my aunts and a split third to my sister and myself. I have worked very hard on the upkeep of the property while none of the others have lifted a finger to help in any way. In fact, they... Read more »
Her Will governs. If you want to be repaid for the money and work you have put into the farm, you need a signed contract agreeing to the amount. Adverse possession only applies to occupancy for many years with no objection by the other people entitled to the land. You would have to occupy the...Read more »
My late father built a cement block fence at his home several years ago. It was built one foot inside the neighbors property lot. We are now selling the home and the neighbor says we cannot or she will sue. She wants a payout or for us to pay the property taxes of the fence. What exactly can they... Read more »
The house will sell according to the survey plat. If the fence is outside the parameter of the plat then it is a problem. You might be able to "give" it to the owner of the land or remove it completely and restore the other owner's land to the point it was before the fence was erected....Read more »
We were granted and legally filed a driveway easement a few months ago. The land with that easement on it was recently sold and the new owners are aware of the easement but decided they wanted to install a fence. The fence was installed down the center of the easement. From our research and from... Read more »
Sale was done without our aunt's knowlegde. According to sale contract all of address was for sale. Only half of property was our mom's. According to appraisal the buyer would only be paying for mother's side though.
It isn't as simple as determining what the value of real property is as a person may have claims for reimbursement, depends on who has rights to property and what type of rights those are, i.e. right of survivorship, life estate, etc. Texas heirship can be difficult to understand in cases where...Read more »
I was invited to live on a piece of land by a friend who had a lease stipulating 4 people could live there. 6 weeks after i moved in the land owner gives him a letter of eviction giving him 30 days to leave as stipulated in the lease agreement, in the same letter she gave me 48 hours to vacate... Read more »
Unless the lease states otherwise, the minimum in Texas is a 3 Day Notice to Vacate. Certainly, if you're not out by end of the 30 Day period, any eviction the landlord files will include you as well.
However, it sounds as if the landlord is merely terminating the lease due to her insurance...Read more »
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