I have been paying the taxes and maintenance for land for over 10 years straight. Land is currently owned by me, my mom, and brother. Legally I am 66.66 owner the remainder is split between my mom and brother. Can I seek fully ownership in the state of North Carolina since I have been fully paying... Read more »
My grandma left land in her will to my mother and her uncle. My mother died before I was 18 and left her portion to me. Someone got my uncle to transfer his name off the deed to them. They then filed it with the clerk and is now on the deed with me.. Is this legal? To be considered my uncle was... Read more »
It appears that you are legally a tenant in common of a one half undivided interest with the others as tenants in common of equal interests adding up to one half. But was GrandMother's Will Probated? If not, then it had no effect, and her heirs own the property. Hire a competent attorney...Read more »
My father passed away. I have a home in front of his and have been living here for 25 years. My stepmom still lives behind me in their home, and now the land is in her name. Can she make me move or do I have rights to part of the land that my home is setting on?
We have lived in our current home for 6 years, recently an acre of our property has been leased out to another party for their horse. We didn't find out intil there were already fence posts in, when asked, the people putting up the fence said that our landlady was leasing the property to them... Read more »
Land sits the family church they allowed to be built giving them a parking area and a small yard and a fence to divide properties. This was done 40 years ago. The family found a buyer who had land surveyed & decided to buy. They close this week but the buyer now says he wants to remove fence... Read more »
More complex than typical ‘owns the home but rents the land’ situations that I have found.
A verbal agreement was made with myself and the land owner allowing my mobile home to be placed for $X per month for the land. Not in a MH park, but one of two MH on 100 acres. This was for a new... Read more »
Any buyer would be buying the land subject to your lease, while it would be much better if your lease was written it is still likely a valid lease. Additionally, you should check with Forsyth County to make sure that your home is no longer able to be moved, each county has different regulations...Read more »
Once the land passed to the family, there is generally nothing that can be done to prevent a sale. Even though it was part of the will that it not be sold, that was simply the deceased wishes that the land not be sold. Outside of the deeds containing some very specific, and uncommon, language they...Read more »
My mother passed. According to two surveys Her 30+ year old home sits 2-3 feet from property line. Small porch sits 2-3 feet over property line. Watauga County building department says state law calls for a five foot setback. If I acquire the property can I remove the current home and build back... Read more »
Without looking at the Watauga County Codes, I can say that you will almost certainly not be allowed to rebuild the house. However, you may be able to claim adverse possession on the area that you thought was owned, but the surveys show was not. Speak to a local real estate lawyer and see what your...Read more »
It's a huge home that's not had any interest from potential buyers the entire decade I've been squatting there... although the powers always on and I've only had one encounter with the real estate agent that is employed by a company... I live in a little town where mansions are... Read more »
They've been there for well over 50 years now and they provide shade and privacy for our yard. We haven't had any issues until new city folk came in and started disturbing land and removing things around the tree line. I just want to keep the trees.
It depends on whose side of the line the trees are on. If the trees are on their property, they can remove them, and there is nothing you can do about it. If the trees are on your property, then they are not allowed to interfere with your property.
If you have any questions about where the...Read more »
My sister and her husband are buying property for a very good price if they somewhat rush the deal. This property has 45 acres. We plan on buying 5 of those acres and building a home. We also plan is to give them the down payment they need to make the purchase. Which pays for the land we're... Read more »
What you are asking is easily doable. I suggest that you join in the purchase, get the 5 acres surveyed off of the larger tract, and make sure the bank does not include it in its mortgage documents. Then the seller deeds you the 5 acres, and your sister the 40 acres, with the bank loan being...Read more »
The property wasnt left to one person so there is no clear way to use the property. I have been the onlyh person to pay taxes on this property for 15 years and i would like to put it in my name so i can live on it. What do i do?
Cannot understand your facts stated. But hire a competent attorney to draft an Affidavit of Heirship, which will record a source of title. Then you need a Quit Claim Deed from the other heirs over to you. If they will not convey, you may have to file a Partition Suit.
lived on and the only access to that piece of land is down my private path and that sibling sold her piece of land to a company without letting us know do we have to grant that company access to that piece of land or do they have to find another access
That possibly dominant tract probably has an Easement either by Prescription, express grant, or possibly by necessity. Hire a competent attorney to perform a title search of the adjoining properties, examine survey plats and/or tax maps, and provide his opinion. If you obstruct or destroy the...Read more »
I own some land. I know someone that has promised to buy it. Is there any type of document that could be drawn up that allows me an advance of the price the buyer has promised before time of sale so that at time of sale the amount would be less en bloc. E.g. promised 30,000. I ask to have 5,000... Read more »
Probably. Have you already entered into a written sales contract? You state that the potential buyer "promised to buy it." In North Carolina, all contracts or agreements to sell or convey land must be in writing to be enforceable.
There are a few ways to accomplish your goal...Read more »
I moved from Philadelphia to Charlotte with my family after a friend of a friend promised to rent one of her rental properties to me. She could not give me a lease yet because she had a tenant moving out but she said I could move in as soon as they were out. So I transferred my job and uprooted my... Read more »
Leases for less than three years do not have to be in writing to be valid in North Carolina. However, since she specifically stated that she was not giving you a lease yet, it would likely be hard to prove you had a lease. There are many properties to rent in Charlotte, so its harder to show...Read more »
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