Under Washington law you are entitled to damages. The type of damages depend on several factors (ability to replace tree, whether the tree had sentimental value, the type of tree, etc.) In addition, if you can prove that your neighbor willfully went on to your property (trespassed) to cut down your tree your damages may be trebled. I recommend reviewing your specific facts with a real estate attorney.
To establish a claim for adverse possession, the claimant must establish that the neighboring property owner had actual notice of the adverse use throughout the statutory period or (2) that the claimant used the land in such a way that any reasonable person would have thought that he owned it. Because you can establish adverse possession by showing that a reasonable person would have recognized your use of the disputed property (as opposed to actual notice), the fact that the lot was vacant is...
Yes, technically you can fence in your property. However, it is possible that the neighbor believes that he either owns it or has acquired it through adverse possession. By simply erecting a fence before speaking with the neighbor you may invite legal action. I would recommend discussing your intention to build the fence with your neighbor first to avoid any unnecessary and/expensive litigation.
I agree with the prior attorneys' answers. In addition, because the contractor is unlicensed he is not an agent for the owner under the lien statutes, therefore, your lien rights will be severely compromised.
It is true that a foreclosure action needs to be filed within 8 months of the lien being filed. It is also true that the subcontractor would not only sue the contractor for non payment but you to foreclose the lien. Unfortunately, in the event of a lawsuit you may have to pay the subcontractor and go after the contractor for having to pay twice for the subcontractor's work.
You do not want to just wait. It is in your best interest to negotiate with the subcontractor prior to involving...
I agree with the prior answer. You may still be in the statutory timelines to release the lien and properly re-file, however, you should contact an attorney to review the specifics of your matter (your contract, notice, lien, etc.) before moving forward. It is important that you verify that your lien was filed correctly otherwise you may become liable for impairing the homeowner's title.
I agree with the prior answer, it is a possibility. However, the HOA must still act in accordance with the bylaws and CC & R's. You should sit down with a real estate attorney and review these documents to determine if the HOA is acting outside of its powers (i.e., assessing fees in excess of what is allowed, amending/altering CC & R's and/or bylaws without proper notice and without proper voting, etc.).
You should review this matter with a construction defect attorney. There are several possible claims against a contractor-vendor in Washington that may be available to you depending on the contracts entered into and the facts and circumstances. For example, you may have a claim for breach of an express warranty, breach of an implied warranty, fraudulent concealment, violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act or in limited circumstances, negligence. You may have additional claims...
Under a typical personal guaranty, you will be held responsible until the debt that you are guaranteeing has been paid. With that said, a personal guaranty is a contract, and as you can with any contract you can negotiate the terms of the guaranty as to the amount you are guaranteeing, the length you are guaranteeing the amount, and the method for terminating the guaranty.