answered on Mar 2, 2023
If you suspect that your neighbor is doing construction work without the proper permits, there are a few options you can consider:
Contact your local building department: You can contact your local building department to report any suspicious construction activity. They can investigate... Read more »
The mortgage payments have been getting paid I just want to get away from the person and rid of house ..
answered on Feb 27, 2023
Short answer is that a mortgage must be satisfied before you sell the house or satisfied at closing. If the mortgage is not satisfied the purchaser will be buying the house subject to the recorded mortgage lien. Please feel free to call my office if you have additional questions.
appraisal. The buyer wants to do the repairs so it passes, but wants me to reimburse him at closing. Doesn't that void the "as is" contract he signed?
answered on Feb 25, 2023
Without knowing what the agreement of sale says, it’s difficult to answer any question about it. In any event, if the buyer’s financing fell through, the agreement probably allows you to terminate the agreement. I doubt the agreement would allow the buyer to even enter onto the property without... Read more »
We are all allowed to use the alley-way for the purpose of walking through it. I need to attach a downspout to this area of my building in order to direct a portion of the rain water here. My question is, does the fact that we are all able to use the space for walking through also allow for this?... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
It’s hard to say without knowing whether there is a written easement agreement or other writing (perhaps in the deed) creating the right of way and whether it restricts the easement for its intended use. If the new downspout would further restrict the use of the easement for its intended use, I... Read more »
Put in an offer, found out they went with another offer. Later found out that the agent selling the house also represented the winning offer. From what I can tell, that agent is required to disclose this, and they are not permitted to review other offers on the house.
answered on Feb 13, 2023
The agent representing the seller is called the “listing” agent and the listing agent is the person who enters into a contract either the seller. Under PA law, a listing agent is permitted to represent both the seller and the buyer. The listing agent is required to disclose to the seller in the... Read more »
Is there any status of limitation on this judgments? This was for an unsecured business loan from one of the major banks .
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Judgments become liens on all Real Property the person owns in the County where the Judgment is recorded. Judgments need to be renewed every 5 years to retain the lien and its priority against the Real Property. You should contact an attorney that has experience in Real Estate and Foreclosure Law... Read more »
the mortgage (I have been so credit doesnt tank) my family court atty says send her an eviction letter so I can sell the hosue, but everything I see is for tenants. Is there a special letter I should send?
answered on Feb 10, 2023
You need to ask your family court attorney for a better explanation.
Ordinarily, if two people are both named on the deed for a house, each person has the equal right to occupy the house, and neither owner can evict the other.
In a divorce, the family court can award either spouse... Read more »
there are three names on the deed to the house. My name and my two brothers. my one brother doesn't care about the house and the other one is trying to force me to buy him out, force a sale on it, or my daughter that lives there to pay rent that wasn't agreed upon
answered on Feb 1, 2023
Hire an attorney to search the title, determine ownership and liens, and if prudent, file an action for Partition.
He has real estate as well as our house in his name only, and my mom wants her name put on the property as well. How can they go about switching ownership legally from just him to both of them, so that her name can also be on the deed?
answered on Jan 30, 2023
Easy to transfer title ownership.
Your father can sign a deed from himself to both his wife and him, and probably as joint tenants, with right of survivorship so that when one dies, the other owns the entire property automatically. He then records the deed. There will be a fee for that by... Read more »
Which my father is listed on would his kin still have any rights to the property left behind
answered on Jan 25, 2023
It depends on the language of your grandmother’s will. If she left a bequest to him “per stirpes”, his share would pass to his children since he died before your grandmother.
) live in the home also?
answered on Jan 16, 2023
Sure, so long as you both agree and you annd your boyfriend are the sole owners of the property.
My oldest brother is having serious health problems that could possibly be fatal. He has incurred some medical debt due to having no health insurance. If he signs over his 5/8 share of the property to the rest of us, can we avoid paying his medical bills with the estate if he should pass away?
answered on Jan 11, 2023
PA has a "fraudulent transfer" statute, to defeat the give-away of assets by a debtor or soon-to-be debtor intending to make himself "judgment proof". The reach-back period to recapture transfers of property for insufficient consideration is four years.
You don't... Read more »
Technically, I could walk from this mortgage as I am legally free from paying it but I plan to finish it. Can another creditor I'm having trouble with and was not included in the original chapter 7 bankruptcy place a lien against me on this home I have no legal obligation to pay? If yes, what... Read more »
answered on Jan 5, 2023
Justice Clarence Thomas, in the Dewsnup opinion, wrote for the majority that in a Chapter 7 case, a validly perfected mortgage lien against property cannot be "stripped down", i.e., is not affected by the bankruptcy filing (the opinion strangely held that section 106 of the bankruptcy... Read more »
i am trying to figure out what to do with the LLC. i need to changed the LLC's address as it was my sold home in NJ. do i need to file as a foreign PA LLC, create a new LLC in PA? do i need to close the NJ LLC? i am trying understand the best way to 'move' my LLC to PA. what... Read more »
answered on Dec 27, 2022
Do not have all the facts here, but it looks like you have several options. The easiest would be to get a Registered Office or Registered Agent in NJ for your LLC. The property is located in NJ, and you have a NJ LLC so that lines up fine. Just because you (as the Member or Owner) moved to PA... Read more »
Father passed away in 2017. I was named the sole executor and beneficiary in his will. The will explicitly outlined this property as belonging to him and being left to me in the case of his death. Suddenly a silent business partner that walked away four years ago exerts that he is half owner of the... Read more »
answered on Dec 2, 2022
Dear Executor, without more details it is difficult to give you an answer as to what recourse you may have. That aside you are the Executor which means that you step into your Father's shoes regarding the disposition of his assets. The attorney that represented the Estate should have... Read more »
They have very little money and the home owners insurance won't help them. The previous owner denies it was a meth lab despite heavy evidence to the contrary. However they have no money to sue in court. The house is under a mortgage. Its also unsafe to live in. They need to leave the home if... Read more »
answered on Nov 1, 2022
Did your friend order an inspection as part of the purchase process? Did the lender require an inspection or appraisal before approving the loan?
my grandparents had a loan on the house before they passed. left the house to my aunt, no one wants the house. the original loan was with a bank that was taken over by another bank. the loan was 10,000. a third party took the loan pennies on a dollar and 2020 and now want 26,900, my aunt... Read more »
answered on Oct 31, 2022
There is a PA statute providing a 20-year statute of limitations on actions upon real property mortgages. If the mortgage holder has failed to take action within twenty years from the date of first default, it will be barred from initiating suit. Until then, however, the mortgage holder is free... Read more »
I am selling commercial property with both our names on deeds. We were in the process of doing this together before his passing but never started any listing etc. I just want to sell as is, no contingency, cash only. Must I probate the will or can I just proceed as we were planning?
answered on Oct 25, 2022
If both you and your husband's name are on the deeds for these properties, then your ownership probably was "tenancy by the entireties" - a form of ownership for married couples under which when one spouse dies, the suriving spouse becomes the sole owner by survivorship. The... Read more »
My father is selling his land he was never married to the woman who passed but her children are saying they should get some of the money from the sell
answered on Oct 16, 2022
I assume that the woman who died was not named as a grantee on the existing deed to the father and that the father was the sole owner of the real property. I can see no scenario under which a close friend and occupant of real property can gain any ownership rights to that property, absent a written... Read more »
Years. And I executer relieved foreclosure papers today. If we want the house to be in both of our names what do I have to pay in taxes and is it split considering his mom is heir? What are the taxes based off of? What assessment does it come out of if none has been done since 13
answered on Sep 29, 2022
You said you have been served a foreclosure action. You have to respond to this Court Action as soon as possible. You have 20 days to object to the complaint and 30 days to file an answer and new matter. If you fail to respond properly the Bank attorney can file for a default judgment. If... Read more »
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