We purchased this home 11 days ago and the sellers did not disclose that the very close home in back of us had a owner who constantly screams and swears out her window. The first day after closing I met our next door neighbor, who recommended a fe...
I agree with Mr. Murphy but here are a couple of additional points:
1. Neighbor: disturbing the peace is usually a misdemeanor. Maybe the police need to pay a visit - suggest social services too. And if your community has any kind of ombudsman program to help adjust neighbor disputes, so much the better.
2. Pets: If a competent home inspection prior to closing would have revealed this "lie" then having not brought it up at closing pretty much closes the door on the issue. If they actively "hid" the situation, however, so that a reasonable home inspection would not have revealed this "lie" then you may still have a right to sue - but really it gets very murky and if you didn't even have the home inspected that is a problem (evidentiary....), so especially given your allergies it may be cheaper just to replace the floor covering (carpet and pad?) in the long run. Very often economic considerations will dictate how to resolve things.
She moved out, because her bank said their were 4-5 split beams in the attic (not true). Now she constantly texting for that money. How much time do i have to send her this money. The bank lied, id like to sue them, plus said they would only pay m...
I agree with Mssrs. Moens and Repay - you need an attorney to review the paperwork. Was it a lease with option to purchase, or an installment contract for deed? There are some similarities and some differences.... The beams might be an issue in a lease, for example, if the lease makes you as the owner/landlord responsible for structure defects. In an installment contract whether the property is defective should have been figured out BEFORE the contract was signed..... Etc.See question
My neighbor put a patio in. He also put this patio on part of my property. During the installation of the patio concrete,some of the concrete was splashed on the side of my car. He was not required to get a permit for this work
I agree with the others. There are really two issues:
(1) did your neighbor encroach? Maybe. Both of you should pull out your surveys. Assuming they both clearly show the lot line, the best approach would still be to have him cut back the encroaching portion, because otherwise you may be talking about an easement agreement. And if the surveys are not clear, or conflict, that could complicate things. See also (2):
(2) splatter?: Did your neighbor do this work himself or hire out? If it was a DIY project, your neighbor should give you his liability insurance information and file a claim for the damage - pictures, etc. help but I wouldn't have the repairs made without at least filing a claim. If it was hired out, get the contractor information and effectively do the same thing AND then your neighbor may also be able to get the contractor to fix the encroachment problem too -- unless the surveys are off.....
I am in a condo paying rent (cash, no receipt) to a friend who is the principal name on the lease. The owner, so my friend says, called him saying there has been an increase in assessments and he probably will have to raise the rent or sell. He m...
I agree with the others all to a point. Let's make this simple. You seem to be subletting from your friend. Your tenancy therefore would seem to be between you (as subtenant) and your friend (as sublandlord). In that case even in Chicago you have no legal right to go beyond your contract (your tenancy) unless (potentially) this goes to court in some kind of litigation. Your tenancy may be a violation of your friend's lease. Your "friend" should produce some documentation showing that the owner knows of your being a resident or you should consider moving out (AFTER you get a receipt for ALL of the rent you paid him).See question
My brother signed the warranty deed as agent for my dad, selling my dad's house to himself while he was hospitalized. My father soon recovered and is devastated that he lost his home.
I agree with Attorney Harkess and unfortunately think there may be some truth to Attorney Johnson's thoughts as well. Bringing up this kind of question to me raises a basic trust issue - who trusts whom in your family? Apparently your father trusted your brother more than he trusted you, or just didn't get the right advice - perhaps the house should have been in a trust with both of you as trustees. I have no idea. But what is equally disturbing and potentially complicating is the assumption that your brother did something wrong because you say your father is "devastated", even though this is what your father set up. If it is at all possible that your brother wasn't sure what to do other than to hold title in his name in case of your father's death or permanent disability (either of which has an effect on a POA - the prior one absolute, the latter potential depending how the POA is worded) maybe it was your brother's misguided attempt to protect your father -- and you, in case he died or became permanently disabled while hospitalized. You don't even say why he was hospitalized.... Maybe all three of you should sit down? If your brother won't, however, that certainly should be a huge red flag.See question
if a vendor hired by a neighbor damaged my property (HVAC unit), and my condo bylaw says: "The owner is responsible and financially liable for any damage to common areas and other units that occur as a result of Contractor Activity. The unit ow...
Without reviewing your condo documents completely no help here can be definitive but based on what you've provided I agree with Attorney Ball. Start by requesting that your neighbor give you their liability insurance information to file a claim. Document your damages - have your own contractor(s) professionally repair them if repairs can not wait for adjustment. Notify the condominium anyhow as they may need to become involved. Notify your own insurer that you will be filing a claim against your neighbor's insurance. If your neighbor balks you may be able to get the association to issue a violation notice to your neighbor (although this could start a small war) and you may have to either have your insurance company get involved (if they will pay you and then adjust with the neighbor's insurer) or, worst case, sue. And while you seem to be up on your condo docs (good for you) it may still be worthwhile having an attorney at your side to help guide you through this.See question
Tuesday my brother was arrested and fasly accused of hitting my one year old nephew . My sister went to the store and when she came home she noticed bruises . Mind she is very aggressive and whoops the baby when he cries and gets on her nerves a...
I agree with the other: your brother needs legal help immediately. So do you and your sister. This website is NOT confidential and you may just have admitted to your sister's child abuse.See question
since her mental illness i agreed for her to stay at my house! since her situation has worsened it cause me big damage at the house . i want her to leave my property but, she refusing to do so . what should i do to remove her out? thanks
You need to have an attorney look at your divorce decree / settlement agreement. You may have to go back to divorce court and get an order modifying the decree settlement. You may not if they were properly crated and allowed you to evict her, but I would first have the paperwork checked. This could be tricky and require expert opinions. Get an attorney.See question
2 years ago a water pipe broke in the apartment upstairs and water came thru my walls (bathroom) into my room to hallway they poked holes in walks and used a industrial fan for 7 days to dry it. Well now I'm having astma attacks, dizziness, forget...
You first should have yourself checked out medically. Are any of your neighbors suffering from the same symptoms? If the air quality is causing your symptoms, and/or anyone else's you should contact an attorney about forcing the complex to deal with this or declaring a constructive eviction and getting you out of there as soon as possible. I would do that after checking your medical condition and before notifying the local building department/code enforcement people. There are statues in Illinois that can protect you, including the Residential Tenant's Right to Repair Act, but that too requires proper notice and there is a limit on rent you can withhold, but it sounds like this could be more complex.See question
Our son and his wife are living in a house we pay the mortgage for. They pay all utilities etc and maintain the house, yard etc. They pay no rent. We do not want our daughter in law to live there any longer. We want to evict her.
If there is no written lease courts impute a month-to-month oral tenancy. You will have to evict on that basis. You do NOT have to give a reason for terminating such tenancies, and as retaliatory evictions are not allowed in Illinois, you should keep it simple.See question