The expenses of the estate are paid from Estate assets. The expenses associated with the property before it is transferred to the beneficiary are generally the Estate's responsiblity and not those of an individual beneficiary. The language of the Will may provide more guidance.
If you pay the money but don't feel it was just, you may commence a case in Small Claims Court to recover the money you believe was collected wrongly. However, if you owe money for rent arrears, the landlord may counterclaim against you.
If by "holding a mortgage" you mean you are the lender on the note secured by a mortgage against property owned by the 80 year old borrower, provided your mortgage is propertly recorded there should be no additional documents required to secure your loan. Regardless of age, the...Read more »
Security deposits are designed to provide the landlord with protection against the cost of damages or unpaid rent at the end of a tenancy. Therefore, landlords are not obligated to apply the security deposit towards rent while a tenant is still in occupancy.
Depending on when a building was constructed or modified, a certificate of occupancy may not be required. Testing is usually required to verify the presense of asbestos. If a security deposit was required, the landlord is not permitted to also collect last month's rent.
I am a home owner and when my tenant moved in, all appliances including ceiling fan was in excellent working safe condition. Last summer I had to replace the ceiling fan because he was being too rough with it that the wires got disconnected. Now the oven door frame is broke (looks like it was... Read more »
Tenants are generally responsible for damage caused by misuse of the rented premises/ However, the items you mentioned as needing repair could merely be the result of regular wear and tear for which the tenant is not responsible.
We want to purchase my brother's house he's willing to sell it to us at what he still owes its him his wife on it and his father inlaw as a co signer. We are building our credit currently and we don't have anyone to co sign for us. My brother said we can make monthly payments for the... Read more »
Unfortunately, real estate transactions between family members that are done informally without an attorney often result in disputes down the road. Therefore, it is important to obtain legal representation to properly document this proposed transaction and best protect yourself instead of asking...Read more »
Under NYS law, landlord's are required to retun a residential security deposit within 14 days of vacatuer and provide written notification of the reasons for any deductions from the security deposit. If it has already been 30 days, you may commence a Small Claims Case or contact the Attorney...Read more »
I lose my job in August and since I didn't have the money to paid the rent I apply for ERAP. I informed my landlady and she is ok with this but they still have not approved my application. Today I received a message from my landlady to please sign a lease she sent me via email. When I look at... Read more »
If you have an ERAP appliction pending, the landlord is stayed from taking any action to evict you until a determination on your application is issued. Commercial tenants are not entitled to file an ERAP application nor are they entitled to the related stay preventing eviction. It sounds like...Read more »
I got served a Marshall's 14 day eviction notice. Short story is it's my own fault I let it get to this state but I definitely want to get this rectified as this has been my home my entire life (rent-stabilized unit since my birth). Can I go down to the landlord-tenant court and bring... Read more »
You may go to the Housing Court in the County that issued the warrant of eviction and make an application for an Order to Show Cause ("OSC") to stay your eviction. You may bring certified funds payable to the Petitioner to demonstrate to the Court you have the funds available to satisfy...Read more »
Tenants are permitted to have roommates but any issue between the tenant and his/her roommate is not a basis for you to evict the roommate. Depending on the circumstances, you could start a case against your tenant as well as the roommate. However, as long as you are being paid the agreed rent by...Read more »
If your father had other assets, you will need to file for an Administration in Surrogate's Court. However, if the property is the only asset, title to the property vests in the heirs by operation of law. Your interst in the property is determined based upon the other surviving relatives of...Read more »
July 2021 i signed a one year lease until July 2022. In June of 2022 my landlord emailed me expressing he would not be renewing it and would put me on month to month where i stated that would be no problem. 8/26/2022 he gave me a 60 day notice to move out by 10/31/2022 with no explanation. I asked... Read more »
Unless your property is rent regulated or the rent is otherwise restricted by a housing program, there is no limit on the rent increase you can request. However, if you intend to raise the rent by 5% or more above the current rent, you must serve the tenant written notice of your intent to do so.
Generally, unless a tenant is protected by the terms of his or her lease or applicable rent regulation program, a landlord is free to terminate a month-to-month tenancy by service of the appropriate Notice of Termination, which is 30-90 days depending upon how long the tenant has been in possession.
I had made an offer on the house and was told by My realtor that it was between me and one other if I waived the home inspection I would get the house, I asked about the roof and the realtor said that the seller said it looked good when they looked at it so now 8 months later I need a complete... Read more »
Difficult case without the disclosure which generally depends on the exact terms of your contract and whether the seller actively concealed the condition. Worth a conversation with your closing attorney.
The landlord signed a new lease with my ex-partner and is trying to 'roll-over' my deposit to a lease agreement that I am not apart of. I need help getting my lease back as stated in the lease agreement.
My elderly father signed a contract that had no closing date. His lawyer did not tell him either. He signed the contract then instructed the lawyer to NOT send it to the buyer yet. He did so both verbally and through text. Is there any legal recourse? Is the contract valid if the lawyer went... Read more »
When an attorney acts on a client's behalf, they generally do so as an agent with apparent authority to bind the party for whom they are acting as an agent. However, if the agent (lawyer) acted against your father's directions, your father may have a claim against the lawyer.
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