You have a boundary line dispute. The longer you wait to file suit is the longer you acquiesce to the other's asserted boundary. Hire a competent attorney now to perform two title searches, possibly a surveyor or the boundary line only, and file and serve the suit. You will lose because of time...Read more »
Zoning enforcement just said the property is in violation of zoning because the owner does not have the proper permit to divide a single family home into a duplex. Can i get my deposit and rent money back? The owner doesn't want to end my lease.
Do I have good grounds to file a lawsuit?... Read more »
My plates had expired and my vehicle was towed from private property (my apartment complex). The towing company said they placed a notice on my car Tuesday, however I never seen a notice. Is it a time frame that they have to give me prior to towing the vehicle?
close to Tehran, Iran and the city wants me to provide them a map of that area in 1991 in order to prove my rightful claim. Is this legal, even in Iran??? I am living in the U.S. and need direction and advice on how to approach this. Please advise! Are they just being unreasonable or is this... Read more »
John Doe died in 1877, leaving 120 acres of woodland. The land was sold by special commissioner, the deed reserving an old burial plot, about 70 x 70'. The new owner sold the land in parcels, one of which included the burying ground. The land was sold and resold several times without mention of the... Read more »
Of course, the heirs can claim title. In most circumstances, I would then reiterate the teachings of a professor of mine from Penn, and I'd say that any idiot can make a claim if they have a pen, paper, and the filing fee. Usually, prospective clients want to know if they can win, and can be a...Read more »
A year after purchasing my home I found out that the neighbor across the street owns across the road and about 10 feet onto my front lawn, along the the entire front of my property. We have a deeded right of way, which we believed to be with the town, as there is an old road bed there. We have done... Read more »
It is possible for a private individual to own the land on which a right of way is given to another. Many jurisdictions prohibit creating and selling parcels that are “landlocked,” but it sounds like yours isn’t. Often, though, the neighbor’s claimed rights don’t match the recorded...Read more »
I live on Blue Mountain in Front Royal, Va. We are zoned R1 and the neighborhood is located in a Sanitary District. Through a FOIA, I have pulled permits for various lots around the area and these fly by night builders are building on expired permits. What can a citizen do to increase lot size... Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
I’ve never heard of a private paper street. If it is really a public right of way, then people can drive on it. You might ask a lawyer, title agent, or surveyor to examine title to determine if it was a paper street, and you might ask the police to enforce road safety laws on the now-public right...Read more »
The bridge is in Virginia and was built by the railroad company in 1892 and is maintained by them. The bridge does not carry rail traffic, rather it carries public vehicles on a roadway that was not taken into the Virginia Department of Highways system in 1932 when the State took control over... Read more »
And, your anticipation is that some presently active lawyer will have a present sense recollection of the history of that property and the changing responsibilities for that bridge in 1892 and 1932? How quaint. What may be useful is if you follow the model of historical societies like Peerless...Read more »
First, it isn't a Fourth Amendment issue. That applies to the Government. I suppose you could try to file a criminal complaint for breaking and entering or a civil complaint for trespass, but I doubt you'd find a lawyer to help, because most of them would be laughing. Of course, your parents could...Read more »
Great-grandfather's second wife added her kids to the heir list of his land when he left the land to his biological children not to her. None of his kids have her permission to do so. But this occurred in a small town where everybody knows everybody and they really don't check anything even today... Read more »
I’ve handled a bunch of three, and they are fun cases, but that’s from the lawyers’ perspective. First, there is no such thing as “heir property.” The term is a byproduct of the Jim Criw South and a pun on the word “air” indicating that title is “in the air. Correcting it is a...Read more »
While the property passes directly, you still need to probate the Will, and it is often helpful to record a deed. If the 4 heirs agree to sell, it is easy from there and can be accomplished during probate. If you disagree, you may need to partition or petition to sell in lieu of partition. A lawyer...Read more »
I recently recieved a mobile home from my grandma and a few weeks later the city had put a condemned sticker on the front door saying no one could enter or live there. It had been like this for 4 months as i am in the process of trying to sell it to someone who has the time and money to fix it up.... Read more »
While it would be worthwhile to have a lawyer review your mother’s lease, it is rather likely that the lease gives the landlord a security interest in the mobile home parked there. If so, you can probably walk away from your mother’s lease and assets, you might not be able to take the trailer...Read more »
Most if not all of the obligations regarding a privately maintained road will be found in your deeds, covenants, perhaps bylaws, and something called the common law. In this instance, the common law is caselaw decided by judges over the centuries regarding the rights and duties of people within...Read more »
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