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What is the law on service dogs in the state of Nevada?

A:  The applicable Nevada statutes are as follows: NRS 651.070 All persons entitled to equal enjoyment of places of publicaccommodation. All persons are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods,services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations of anyplace of public accommodation, without discrimination or segregation on theground of race, color, religion, national origin or disability.NRS 651.075 Rights, duties and liabilities of persons training oraccompanied by service animal, service animal in training or police dog;unlawful acts; rights of place of accommodation; unmuzzled animal may notbe presumed dangerous; person subject to same conditions and limitations asothers; remedies. 1. It is unlawful for a place of...

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Are we the ones who don''t get it?

A:  That''s the other side of the issue. I don''t think anyone on this forum have ever lived in such dire circumstances to have to make this kind of decision. When we were in Liberia, we were approached on several occasions by families asking us to adopt their children because they saw the best opportunity for a future for them in America. And it is heartbreaking. I don''t think that a mass exodus is the right thing for Haiti either. I think there''s no way for the Haitian government to regulate or monitor the situation. I also don''t think the religious group was correct and in spite of what the Haitian parents are saying, I''m not convinced they just wanted to do right by the children. If they were that naive about the procedures, I''m surprised they were even able to know they needed a visa...

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THE WAY COMMISSIONS ARE CALCULATED MAKES NO SENSE!!

A:  Hi Guy, I wasn''t really trying to make any arguments or justifications in my earlier answer. As I previously indicated, I am with you in believing the industry needs change when it comes to compensation. As an independent, I have experimented and have settled on a system that I believe is fair to all my clients and allows me and my agents to provide full and professional service and still make a fair income. However, I was unable to find a model that was profitable where compensation was not based on the sales price. The honest answer to your question as to why the commissions are based on the sales price is one of profit and the proportionality of compensation is needed to make the business of selling real estate a worthwhile venture. The profit margin on a low end home is low or...

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What happens if I stop paying the HOA dues? I already have.

A:  Hi "Scared in CA" How are things going? I see you posted a few months ago, but I wanted to see what your current status is. I am a certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource. I have experience in this area if you still need assistance with your properties. Feel free to contact me, and I will be glad to see what I can do to assist you in your current situation. Valarie DeLaCruz Littles Realtor, SFR, eCertified 2.0 Email: littles.homes@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.dlproperties.net Blog: http://activerain.com/blogs/vlittles Phone: (214) 810-5135 Fax: (877) 388-1260 You are trying to do the right thing by working with the bank(s) on your mortgage payments. If you cannot find a renter to bring in some money to help cover your expenses, the debt will pile up faster....

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Do I have the right to withhold a portion of the rent equal to the repair cost?

A:  Please see the following Missouri statute to determine applicability: 441.234. Tenant may deduct cost of repair of rental premises from rent,when — limitations. — 1. The provisions of this section shall apply only to a tenant who haslawfully resided on the rental premises for six consecutive months, haspaid all rent and charges due the landlord during that time, and did notduring that time receive any written notice from the landlord of anyviolation of any lease provision or house rule, which violation was notsubsequently cured. 2. If there exists a condition on residential premises whichdetrimentally affects the habitability, sanitation or security of thepremises, and the condition constitutes a violation of a local municipalhousing or building code,...

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When is the best time to get a living will?

A:  The best time t get a living will is now. Unfortunately none of us know we we will need one and when we do it is usually too late. A living will or designation documents set forth who you want to make decisions for you if you can''t. They also direct what type of care you want and how far you want that care to go. While you appoint the person who will make these decisions in the documents, if anyone contests that decision a court is likely to let them stand if the Living Will and other documents were drafted and executed properly. I was just appointed Guardian by the Probate court for a 25 year old man who did not have one. one side of the family wanted one type of care, and the other side wanted another. the only voice that was missing was his. The further shame was that beside...

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Can the court make non-biological father pay child support?

A:  The quick answer to your question is the chances are fairly good. Some states provide for step-parent liability for support but you need to look a bit more closely at the issue if your state is one of those: sometimes there''s only indirect liability for support, like a surety. In other words, if the custodial parent can''t get the support from the bio-parent, then the step-parent can be held liable for the difference, or all of the support if nothing can be gotten from the bio-parent (if the person is say in prison, or totally a flake and drifts from from under-the-table job to another). Other states take an estoppel view on step-parent liability (California does this). Only if the step-parent has taken on the day-to-day role of parent and the child has come to see the step-parent as...

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Did the landlord terminate the lease by not having the apartment ready for me to move in?

A:  You may have grounds for termination of the lease for breach of the warranty of habitability In general, a warranty of habitability requires landlords to maintain safe and sanitary housing fit for human habitation. The warranty of provides protection against those conditions that materially affect the health and safety of the tenants or those deficiencies that, in the eyes of a reasonable person, deprive a tenant of those essential functions which a residence is expected to provide. ''Habitability,'' for purposes of a landlord''s warranty of habitability is not the same as no risk of harm. An apartment can provide adequate shelter and amenities, as promised, and still be a place which presents some risk. This warranty is implied into all leases and generally requires the landlord to...

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Appreciate all the helpful comments regarding dual agency. Why is it prohibited in Kansas, Colorado, Florida?

A:  Quite a long time ago, I had learned the ''history'' of how the definition of agency relationships were established through the Department of Real Estate. I know that our guidelines were originally established to follow those set up in the Legal establishment. However, for some reason, the idea of ''conflict of interest'' was modified. As you can see, each state sets their own guidelines as they do many other laws. In the legal community, a law firm (even if represented by two different attorneys) will not represent both parties in a dispute. In the business of real estate, where brokerages can be massive (take a Coldwell Banker, or Lyons RE for example) there was a distinction made between dual agency and dual representation. (since you...

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Can the bank do this?

A:  Welcome to the crooked, sleazy world of banking. You and others will see more of this, especially now that they received their bailout funds which they begged for on hands and knees Monica Lewinsky style. The short answer is that the bank can likely do that. Check your bank's account agreement to see what it says. However, in general there is nothing that requires the bank to process items on a particular day in the manner most advantageous to the customer in terms of saving overdraft fees. Banks practice is generally to settle all items that come in or go out at the end of the banking day. They will usually pay out the largest check first and work down. The theory is that banking customers generally would want the bigger bills paid first since, generally, those are likely to be...