What is the ownership status for a house that we inherited from our mother? She passed away 20 years ago and my brother took control of her house but the two of us never followed through with the quit claim process. Do we legally own the house jointly?
answered on Nov 18, 2022
You still have an ownership interest that you can assert. If a probate was never opened, one would need to be opened so that the property could be properly transferred to the rightful heirs. I would need more information - whether there was a will or a trust, and how the property was deeded prior... Read more »
My brother has lived there most of his life, but never took over any financial or other responsibility for the house while my father was alive
answered on Aug 17, 2022
If your father conveyed his entire interest in his house to your brother then the house would not be part of the probate estate because the house was not owned by your father at the time of his death.
The paper road is woods and swamp, not even a path or dirt road exists. It probably could not be made into a road because of water table. It was platted over 70 years ago. Does the town own the land or just hold a ROW for the property? The other roads in the neighborhood are paved and maintained... Read more »
answered on Aug 16, 2022
The paper road is just that a road on the plan that was once anticipated to be a road. The only way to determine the ownership of that paper road is by conducting a title examination. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you.
No pages were initialed. Its actually an agreement and not a contract, though still not identical. One person used an initially proposed agreement and not the one that was finally settled on.
answered on Apr 26, 2022
Unfortunately, the answer you likely didn't want to hear is, it depends. Was each page of the entire contract initialed? Are the different provisions substantive provisions?
answered on Apr 29, 2021
Yes. Unlike a residential lease, a commercial lease is not regulated as its a contract between businesses and agreed upon terms are not restricted. Hopefully that helps.
My home office was broken into while I was away. And ex-employee broke into a locked filing cabinet. Jumped threw every hoop they asked, including filing a police report. I also filed with the BBB, OCC and a couple of others. After 6 months of getting the runaround, I get a letter from the OCC... Read more »
answered on Dec 17, 2019
Sorry to hear an ex-employee robbed you. Did you check your insurance policy of you are covered for employee dishonesty? Some policies have automatic coverage like $5K-$15K.How were the monies taken, by ACH/wire/check?
My boyfriend moved in with me in June, we have since broken up. I own my house how can I get him to leave? (I've asked) It is my house and he is just staying there, he does have mail come there and switched his license without asking me.
answered on Nov 20, 2019
You will need to evict him in accordance with the RI Lanlord/Tenant act.
Move in 2 days and he just accepted my payment for rent this month, can I get my money back
answered on Sep 1, 2019
Based on the info you provided, your boyfriend’s father would have to evict you and give you proper notice.
My dad agreed to the $26,000 someone offered him, inspection came back with deficiencies and my dad was told he needed to deduct $800. My dad doesn't want to sell now based on the $800 deduction, but the real estate agent told him he has to sell it or he will get sued. Is this true? My dad... Read more »
answered on Jun 12, 2019
If the agreement was for $26,000 your father should receive the full $26,000 if he does not want to make any concessions. Generally the agreement with have a time period for the due diligence - inspections, etc. during that time if an issue is discovered, the buyer can chose to waive the deficiency... Read more »
Husband dying of cancer. West Warwick town hall says I have no worries about the property. Please advise.
answered on Jun 2, 2019
I’m sorry that you are going through this difficult time with your husband.
I just need to know if your husband has any children and if any of his parents are alive.
This will determine what you receive. Thank you.
Last Monday we bought a house in Rhode Island with a big fenced in yard for our dogs. As we were at the closing at the lawyers, the seller of the house told the next door neighbor that a portion (about 1/3) of our soon to be property actually belonged to her and was not part of his property at... Read more »
answered on May 7, 2019
There are many components to this That need to be examined before I would be able to give you a correct answer. If during the transaction you purchased title insurance and the owner signed an Affidavit swearing that there are no known encroachments, boundary disputes, etc. you may... Read more »
answered on May 6, 2019
You will need to provide notice to the tenant regarding the damage to the apartment/house with an itemization of the cost to repair and you can pursue those damages in a court action if they are in an amount to be worthwhile. I would also evaluate whether or not the former tenant has... Read more »
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