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  1. STEPHAN

    Condo misconduct

    One definition of tenant is an occupant or inhabitant of any place.
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    Condo misconduct

    When I needed help against a condo association, I called about 20 lawyers. 19 were unwilling to go against the HOA, as they get a lot of business from the association managers. The last one I called told me that he hates associations. He gave me advice that was outside our dispute (showed me...
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    Amortisation of Loan Origination Cost

    It is a rental property. I got a 10-year loan. Pretty high loan origination fee. Accountant amortized it over 15 years. I believe it should have been 10 years. Yes, I sometimes disagree. Sometimes I right, sometimes I am wrong.
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    Amortisation of Loan Origination Cost

    What is the name of your state? FL I saw my accountant setting the amortization of Loan Origination Fees to 15 years. It was for a 10-year loan, so I believe the amortization should be 10 years. It is a CMBS loan that can not be extended. Does anybody know?
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    Move-in inpsection form

    There is no move-in inspection form in FL. Sure you can use one, but courts are not used to one. Where is her deposit right now?
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    Notice of Commencement

    Thanks to both of you!
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    Notice of Commencement

    Ah okay, we anyhow always request a lien waiver from the subs first before any payment and an affidavit of completion by the contractor before the final payment. "All work to be performed under the contract has been fully completed, and all lienors under the direct contract have been paid in full."
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    Notice of Commencement

    Property owner
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    Notice of Commencement

    Thanks! The last bit I don't get. If the contractor finishes his job and I have 30 day terms and now the NOC expires, how can that be an improper payment? What would I do to remedy that? (I am aware of the construction lien law, not talking about that.)
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    Notice of Commencement

    Florida I am quite familiar with construction lien law and NTOs. However, there is a little bit that I do not understand on a Notice of Commencement (NOC). I read that any payment that I do after the expiration of a NOC (normally a year, can be shorter) is at risk. I don't understand why...
  11. STEPHAN

    Roommates wont leave or pay

    Offer these guys money to move out. Give it only after they are fully out.
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    First tax declaration and foreign unearned income

    Just to clarify, the day he entered the US on his permanent residence visa, is the relevant date. The "Green Card" - the physical card - usually comes weeks later, sometimes 10-12 months.
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    Damage after closing

    Did the buyer do a final walkthrough just before closing or did they waive the right to do so? Can you find something like that in your contact?
  14. STEPHAN

    Ambiguous Tenancy under city of LA rent control

    I once did this and I insisted to keep 25K in escrow until the seller moved out. He was happy with the lower amount and I would have paid the eviction with the 25K.
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    Cleaning charges after move-out

    How long have you been living there?

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