answered on Mar 29, 2023
This would be done by a no consideration deed. To do this "quickly" you'd likely want to find a law firm who can record electronically which speeds up the process considerably. Charles County does require a lien sheet before any deed can be recorded.
I agree that a real... Read more »
Notice to vacate but my realtor says I cannot end my contract because he is military. Is that correct?
answered on Mar 17, 2023
While the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides protections for financial and legal transactions while in the military, I don't believe the Act confers greater rights than a person can have in a situation like the one you describe. If a person is renting your property, you have the right to... Read more »
answered on Mar 4, 2023
There are several potential causes of action that may apply. Sit down with a local lawyer to review your facts.
I'm trying to find the company name, at county record saying they have title and there no record of them to be found on registration
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Yes, property deeds showing ownership are filed "registered" with the Land Records in the Circuit Court of each county. Clerks generally do not do any research to verify ownership. A title search would verify who owns a particular property. (Property owned by an entity may be more... Read more »
I waited for hours and the lady from the maintenance kept hanging up on me when I called for updates.
answered on Mar 2, 2023
First off, let me quote my late, old professor of Business Law back at Penn. "Of course, they can sue. Any idiot can sue. All it takes is a pen, paper, and the filing fee … and on occasion a crayon is substituted for the pen. The question you are trying to ask is whether you can win."... Read more »
I think I understand the "death" taxes in Maryland, but I am not positive on the calculations.
Are all taxes based on the value of the gross estate, or are some calculated based on the value after other taxes have been deducted?
Gross value of estate... Read more »
answered on Feb 26, 2023
Taxes are imposed on the gross estate. There are exemptions, credits and deductions that are/may be applicable. You absolutely need to pay a CPA to do these taxes for this size of an estate, as well as have estate counsel for the estate administration (or trust distribution). There are too many... Read more »
The that we purchased house and had ongoing leaking issue on the deck from builder and they never gave solutions for it but only said don't worry if it happen again they will fix it. This leaking issue is not only happened to us, our neighbor has the same issues too. We all had the same... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2023
Unclear what legal options you have since you say you are beyond the warranty period, but so long as you made the warranty claim within the waranty period, the ongoing failures to remedy the issue will act to extend that claim. Warranty clims are tricky and must comply with the notice requirements... Read more »
Squirrels have been using the branches to drop onto and and leap from my deck. Extensive chewing of the deck rails requires repairs over $1,000 and is leading to instability of the deck. The base of the trees are on the 10' utility easement and within the 5' HOA easement. I want the... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2023
The way to know your responsibilities as well as your neighbors' and the HOA's is to review the deed, survey, and the HOA Declarations and other documents. Any shortcut of that is unreliable. Generally, however, your deed rises to the FAA overflight limitation and down to the core of the... Read more »
This is my 3rd year with tenants and first time with rats. We believe they are coming from vacant bar next door. I had Health Department come out and they are opening a claim on the new owners of that property. I got one estimate so far for an extermination service to get rid of rats and... Read more »
answered on Jan 31, 2023
If we are talking about a commercial lease, generally the lease controls. Get a lawyer to review the lease and negotiate a resolution with the neighboring property owner harboring the vermin infestation. If this is a residential lease, the answer depends a bit on the locality, but, as a general... Read more »
have been leaving with my roommate who is the owner of this condo for 10 years. I have been told I need to move out. I do have a deed said if something happens to him j get this place. Now things have turned in a different direction. His daughter is planning on selling the place. I don't know... Read more »
answered on Dec 29, 2022
Generally speaking the rights of an occupant ("roommate") who is not an owner are based on the lease. If there is no lease, then one must move out after given proper notice to vacate. Legally speaking it doesn't make much difference if someone has lived in property for 6 months, 2... Read more »
If my business is in Maryland, and the business is being sued by entities outside of my state/county - do I have to retain lawyers from these particular areas?
answered on Dec 26, 2022
You will need a lawyer where the lawsuit is filed, but your lawyer in Maryland can probably coordinate that and try to get the case moved or dismissed and brought to you.
answered on Dec 18, 2022
The records retention law applies to licensed real estate professionals in Maryland only, not to non-licensed professionals. A real estate licensee has to keep all records for a minimum of five years after closing for a property that has been sold; or, if the listing expires or the property is not... Read more »
Told by property manager not to share specifics of a contract because it is protected intellectual property. No NDA or other confidentiality agreement in place. No mention of confidentiality in the contract. This is for a proposal not a signed contract.
answered on Dec 16, 2022
There is no inherent confidentiality in contracts. An NDA is a negotiated agreement between two parties. You do not state your connection to the landscape contract; however, if a contract offer was made and it was accompanied by a condition that the offer not be disclosed to others or the offer... Read more »
Water/sewage is stated on the lease which was signed on 2/01/2022, but as stated in Md. Code, Real Property § 8-212.4, I was not given proper information and only was given a notice on 6/26/2022 that I would have to pay water starting 9/1/2022. I just received my 1st bill this month and it’s... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2022
Request --in writing, and dated-- the detailed utility invoices for the property and how the amounts billed to you were calculated. Cite the code section. State that their request for payment does not meet the Code requirements for supporting documentation and billing details, and that upon... Read more »
answered on Dec 5, 2022
A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. In addition to your own searches, you could try the tab above, "Find a Lawyer." Additionally, many state bar associations have attorney referral services. Good luck
He purchased the property in 2003 but years later a women was added what should I do
answered on Dec 2, 2022
Hire a lawyer to look into the title records, and provide a whole lot more details about who this woman was, her relationship to your father, whether she ever was romantically involved with him, or resided in the house, etc. If your father had a will, that should be reviewed. If there was an... Read more »
When our client moved in, we had footing. Our footing was replaced and our agreement was that we would retain the new footing after they left. Now they've hired an attorney who is saying they're going to take the footing and leave nothing. Shouldn't our footing be a fixture that... Read more »
answered on Nov 30, 2022
Sounds like you need a lawyer to answer them. Unless altered by the lease, fixtures to property remain part of the property. Further, if the lease proscribes alterations without approval, there shouldn't have been any alterations, and, if the alteration was permitted, the approval should have... Read more »
Maintenance Request form was submitted over a week ago via multiple avenues (on-line form, hard copy as well as several follow up calls and no response whatsoever). Please help. I'd like to b showered for the holiday.
answered on Nov 21, 2022
It’s best to consult legal counsel, because landlord and tenant practice tends to be local, but Maryland law allows tenants to withhold rent and use that rent to repair health issues such as water, heat, and sewage service. You’ve notified. Hire the best licensed plumber in town for emergency... Read more »
In the fenced back yard are in a "do not disturb zone". What did that actually mean? The house has a highway on the back.
answered on Nov 19, 2022
Both the state and individual counties have zoning restrictions affecting development of land in certain protected spaces, including woodlands, wetlands, and along highways, among other locations. These are usually defined as restricting building and cutting of trees or clearing vegetation within... Read more »
Or walking their dogs on the community street to get the dogs off the property for a walk on the public street.
answered on Nov 8, 2022
The answer starts with a review of the HOA bylaws. It continues to checking them against the covenants. It continues to reviewing the procedural integrity of the process that created the presumably new rule. And, then, at least as to rules involving public thoroughfares, the result gets checked... Read more »
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