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Topic: Ah, Spring is in the air down here in Florida  (Read 4518 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2008 06:23:00 AM »

Garden update!!!
Well we bought the house in October and the SOB that sold it to us never told us he got paid by the city for a "road expansion".
So when the city worker showed up yesterday to tell us that we are loosing the back fence and 3 feet of our yard I screamed!!!!
There goes all my shrubs, plum tree, and my palms!!!
 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry

You need to look at your closing statement and all your paperwork and make sure it wasn't in there anywhere that the lotsize was smaller than it looked (did you get a survey when you bought the house?).  Because I'm pretty sure what  he did was illegal.  I would talk to a lawyer about it.  Its possible you could atleast get that money that he was paid by the city plus all your legal expenses.  JMO. 

Your yard looks lovely.  Its a shame that you will lose a chunk of it.  I'm crying for you.

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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2008 07:16:31 AM »

Went through all the paperwork. The survey and the disclosure paperwork had nothing concerning this.
This guy is a real piece of work. He told the neighbors not to tell us!!!
The worst part is he is Retired military and he their realtor said he was "So happy another military family was buying the house"

« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2008 04:50:36 AM »

Ah Spring!! That would be such a breathe of fresh air.
We still have about 3 1/2 ft. of snow plus banks on the side of the road that are about 16 ft. high, here in Northern Ontario! Your back yard looks like a dream, or something reminiscent of days long ago.

Oh my, I just read the rest of the posts, I hope you get to keep your lawn. Fight for it!
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2008 04:55:02 PM »

Hey! I'm a floridian myself so I had to check out this post!  Gorgeous!! The real reason I'm coming out of my lurking mode Smiley is that I'm also an atty and used to do closings, what you described is completely illegal and should be covered under your title insurance policy.  Typically, at closing you receive what is called a title committment and then usually (in Florida) 2-3 months later you get the actual title insurance policy along with your recorded deed and such.  YOur title insurance company should step in and handle this (i.e. you don't need to pay for an attorney to fight this).  Your policy is usually in a white jacket and in Florida, its usually written off the FUND, call the company that did your closing and ask about your policy and explain the situation! 

Anyway, free advice so take it for what it is worth, I just feel really bad for ya after reading this post!
I hate to see people pay for things twice just because they aren't legal experts (i.e. you paid for title insurance!)
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2008 04:51:21 AM »

This has been a legal mess. Finally the city got back to us (took forever to track down the guy in charge of this project) he said they will not come in the yard now  Grin Grin Grin.
He did however say they are replacing our broken down fence (2 yrs old and in great shape, tax dollars at work) and they are only renting our easement.


« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2008 04:46:13 PM »

O that is great news!!! Perfect!  Happy gardening!
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