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  • Neighbor Zoning Matters
    Neighbor Zoning Matters

    Question: Is it legal for my neighbor to put a jersey barrier on my driveway at the end to divide property? Answer: RI has a Spite Fence Statute that prohibits on neighbor from installing a fence or ...

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  • Condo Association Not Willing to Pay for Damage?
    Condo Association Not Willing to Pay for Damage?

    The condo association is making me chase them to have my walls replaced from the remediation company cutting them out from the flood in my laundry room. What recourse can I take to have them complete ...

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  • Real Estate
    Real Estate

    I just purchased a home. Numerous items within the home have broke (heating system, electric, etc). Can I sue for repairs? I just recently purchased a home. The seller of the property had agreed to ...

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  • If a Seller Does Not Meet the Closing Date Does the Buyer Have a Right to Deposits?
    If a Seller Does Not Meet the Closing Date Does the Buyer Have a Right to Deposits?

    Typically no unless time was of the essence. RI courts generally look at extensions or request for extensions as reasonable requests. Depending on the amount of the deposit you may way a lawyer to ...

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  • What Are Our Options During or After Property Tax Sale Allowing Us to Get Property Back and Eliminate the Shared Ownership?
    What Are Our Options During or After Property Tax Sale Allowing Us to Get Property Back and Eliminate the Shared Ownership?

    You have the option to redeem (buy back) the property for one year from the date of sale. This can be done at your town hall. Good luck.

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  • If I Share a Driveway with Another House and I Plow All the Snow with No Help from the Other Property, Can Bill Them?
    If I Share a Driveway with Another House and I Plow All the Snow with No Help from the Other Property, Can Bill Them?

    Shared driveways can be a tricky situation. If you are the owner, then ultimately you are responsible for the property. If someone falls and gets hurt your insurance is on the line. At this time, the ...

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