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How Can I Stop My Neighbor From Trespassing Onto My Property?

I have 3 1/2 acres of land. I have had it for 10 years. The owner on the west side cuts wood for a business. Read more [...]

Can I Get My Co-Borrower With Bad Credit Off the Mortgage so I Can Refinance?

My father co-signed for my home mortgage back in 2011, and now I'm trying to refinance and found out that he has debts in collections, and we were told that there is nothing we can do to refinance or even sell the house until those debts are paid off in full! So is there anything at all that I can do to get him off of the mortgage, legally? Read more [...]

If I Sign Over a Sewer Easement to the HOA, Would I Be Giving Up Rights?

A neighbor wants to have the county add a sewer line in their back yard to fix drainage issues. It would connect to the line that runs through my property. In order for the county to move forward, they want me to sign over the right to easement to the HOA. Then going forward the HOA would be required to maintain the lines. Would the easement cause me issues in the future when trying to sell my house? What rights would I be giving up? Read more [...]

Can I Force My Neighbor to Pay Her Share of Necessary Repairs?

I have a common pillar in front of my house that is jointly shared by my neighbor. This pillar is the center pillar that holds up our porch roof. I came to my neighbor a year ago with a cost estimate to repair the pillar. She asked for some time to get more estimates. I have given her a year since I first approached her and now I have the engineer's letter saying it is necessary, but she continues to delay. Can I take her to court to force her hand? Read more [...]

What Questions Should I Ask at a Town Meeting Regarding a Zoning Change?

Property across the street from my home is zoned for single-family homes, although nothing has ever been built on it. The current owner of the property is seeking to change the zoning laws to include residential AND commercial zoning so that live/work structures can be built on it. We are having a town meeting in a couple of days – are there specific questions that I should ask about this application to re-zone? Read more [...]

How Do I Get My Ex Off the Title of the House He and My Father Purchased?

My father purchased a home with my boyfriend at the time. My ex-boyfriend did not equally contribute financially, and now wants us to pay $20,000 for him to give up his share of the property. The plan is to get him off the deed and mortgage and put me on as the co-owner. I was told that the only way to do this is to re-finance. We do not want to sell the house either. I just want to know my options at this point and what he is entitled to. Thanks in advance for your response. Read more [...]